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Is the Intex Aqua Fish worth it? [answered]

asked 2018-05-24 02:49:11 +0300

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updated 2018-05-28 14:51:50 +0300

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I currently own a Motorola Photon Q and Nexus 5, both running very stable builds of sailfish os. I would of course do the Jolla C conversion, but I was just wondering, how fast is it? how is the battery life? I would use alien dalvik for spotify and discord and occasional android games but it'd be off 80% of the time I use the phone. Is it worth 300$ AUD considering I got my Photon Q for 220$ AUD Nexus 5 for 150$ AUD.

It has been settled. It seems that the Aqua fish is a cheap not well manufactured phone that simply isn't worth anything above 150$ AUD. Sucks, but to be honest I would have only owned it as a novelty. I love my Photon Q hardware keyboard, this is the pinnacle of typing and the very reason I don't use my Nexus 5 (besides the porn being more stable).

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I would recommend to track down an unlocked Sony ExperiaX (F5121) and install SailfishX Based on the assumption of Australia considering your currency. They are still available and have better frequency support for Australian carriers.

P.S. Ensure they can be unlocked first though.

GD ( 2018-05-24 05:41:42 +0300 )edit

Yes, xperia is the way to go.... The best sailfishos experience so far!

carepack ( 2018-05-24 11:12:09 +0300 )edit

Make sure you succeed in purchasing Sailfish X first, either via someone in the EU or via a VPN.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2018-05-24 12:25:30 +0300 )edit

it's not a bad phone but I'd rather see it in the 200$ AUD class. USB on top is more convenient than XperiaX's buttom USB but overall it's rather a 'low price build'.

danfin ( 2018-05-24 12:46:03 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-05-24 07:43:04 +0300

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updated 2018-05-24 07:43:20 +0300

At the time of its release it arguably was - provided you couldn't get your hands on a Jolla C. But today, for $300 AUD - which works out to about double what I paid for mine when it was released? Forget it. Get an Xperia X.

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I fully agree ... I got Intex before and you don't have the same quality. Moreother, you have more difficulties to find accessories. I did'nt found a protection and I have broken my glass ... I change for Xperia and you really see the difference about the quality ! The battery is better, the camera is better ... and you don't have to make anything to removed indian tuff !

Cube ( 2018-05-24 11:19:50 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-05-24 11:01:40 +0300

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No (10 chars)

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answered 2018-05-24 11:57:53 +0300

updated 2018-05-24 12:07:58 +0300

Besides the higher performance and the better settings (in therms of display, camera, battery ...) of the Xperia X like already implied, the Jolla C / Intex Aquafish was absolute not durable and poorly manufactured. My first one died with a broken connector at the USB-socket. The second one lost the cam and was discharged after the battery died.

At its time, the Intex was the only alternative with SFOS and Aliendalvik and its price was around 90 EUR / ~ 150 AUD, so it was ok. But today you can use the F5121 and F5122 (Sony Xperia X) without problems so why indulge in the past?

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Agreed, mine has poorly glued in screen and has bits of coating falling off from the bezel since day one even though I was really cautious with it. Though to be honest, at this point it's no longer an issue since it's almost all gone.

pisarz1958 ( 2018-05-24 12:45:15 +0300 )edit

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