Intex in2020 Vision – Budget dual SIM phone for the visually impaired Review

Intex in2020 Vision – Budget dual SIM phone for the visually impaired Review
VERDICT:

The in2020 Vision is a very basic dual SIM phone specially designed for the visually impaired, or for people looking for a large key form factor. The Braille keypad with large fonts, the emergency SOS key and the text reader app are its desirable traits. Overall, its average performance and lack of a camera might be forgiven, since its positive traits far outweigh the negatives. Owing to its credible selling points, the in2020 Vision makes a good buy at Rs. 2,850.

Look and Feel

On first glance, one might be forgiven for mistaking the Intex in2020 Vision for an arithmetic calculator. But, if you look closely you will realize it is a phone with a monochrome display. It is well built with harder than normal plastic, which gives it a solid feel. In spite of the solid build, its lightweight design makes it comfortable in the hands. Its front and rear panels come with a matte black finish, making the phone immune to scratches and smudges. However, the glossy display sans sticker makes it vulnerable to fingerprints. The Braille keypad with large dot-pattern keys aids the visually impaired people to identify the keys by touch. However, the keys lack good tactile feedback and responsiveness.

Features

[RELATED_ARTICLE]The in2020 Vision comes with a very basic yet useful feature set. The key features include the specially designed Braille keypad with large dot-pattern keys, which aid the visually impaired. The preloaded text to speech application further enhances the usability factor by reading aloud the dialled numbers on the phone to the user. Also, the one touch SOS key on the rear panel serves as a panic button for people in trouble by enabling them to send emergency messages to up to four predesignated numbers. In addition, the 3.5mm audio jack is a neat plus on such a basic phone. The hardware switches for torch, FM and keypad lock enhance usability and ergonomics. Meanwhile, the volume rocker button is a nice value add for such a basic phone.

Read on to know the performance, our take, specifications, ratings and test results on the next page…

 

Performance

[RELATED_ARTICLE]Being a very basic cellphone, it did surprise us by delivering loud and clear calls across all test locations. However, one major sore point in the call test is the mediocre loudspeaker audio quality even at medium volume levels. The music playback test yielded mixed results with the handsfree headset and loudspeaker, wherein the former delivered satisfactory audio quality while the latter sounded tinny even at medium volume levels. We were disappointed with the monochrome display, as there was no way we could test video playback or view images on it. The display font rendition looked dull and unimpressive, while it also lacked crispness.

Our Take

The in2020 Vision is a very basic dual SIM phone specially designed for the visually impaired. It is aimed at the low budget consumer, who wants a good phone to make calls. The Braille keypad with large fonts, the emergency SOS key and the text reader app are its other desirable traits. Overall, its average performance and lack of a camera might be forgiven, since its positive traits far outweigh the negatives. Owing to its credible selling points, the in2020 Vision makes a good buy at Rs. 2,850.

Specifications:
SIM(GSM GSM); Display: 1.6-inch Monochrome screen; Battery: 800 mAh, Talk-time: up to 3 hours, Standby-time: up to 460 hours; Weight: 82grams; Memory: microSD, expandable up to 2GB;

Ratings
Features: 6
Performance: 5.5
Build Quality: 6
Value for money: 6.5
Overall: 6

Price: Rs. 2,850

Test Scores Log Sheet
Brand Intex
Model in2020 VISION
Price (MRP, Rs) Rs. 2,850
Features  
Physical Specs  
Form Factor Candy Bar
2G Network Bands (MHz) GSM 900/1800
3G Network Bands N/A
Screen Resolution N/A
Screen Size (inches) 1.6-inches
Maximum Screen colours Black and white
Touchscreen / Dual Screen (Y/N) N
Battery Rating 800mAh
Dimensions (L x W x H) 104x49x15
Weight 82 grams
Expandable Memory Type microSD
Hot Swappable (Y/N) N
Available Colours Black
Other Features  
Operating System Proprietary
Charging via USB (Y/N) N
Hardware Keypad (Regular/QWERTY) Regular
Accelerometer (For auto rotate) (Y/N) N
Address Book Capacity 1000
No of calls in register 20 dialed, 20 missed, 20 received
Talk Time / Standby Time * up to 3 hours / up to 460 hours
No of Profiles # / Customisable (Y/N) 5/Y
Offline Operability (Y/N) N
Inbuilt GPS / A-GPS support (Y / N) N
Connectivity  
Browsing (GPRS/EDGE/3G) N/N/N
EDGE max speed N/A
3G max speed N/A
Connectivity (WiFi/Bluetooth/IR/USB) N/N/N/N
Bluetooth Version/A2DP support (Y/N) N/A
Camera Specs  
Camera Resolution (Mega Pixels) N/A
Video Capture Resolution N/A
Dual Cameras / Auto Focus / Flash (Y/N) N/A
Mirror for self portrait (Y / N) N/A
Camera Settings (So 10) N/A
Zoom (Optical/Digital) N/A
Multimedia  
Music Formats supported MP3
Video formats supported None
FM Radio (Y/N) Y
Accessories  
Bundled Accessories Charger, headphones
Size of memory card provided None
Build and Ergonomics (So 10)  
Surface materials used 6
Overall build and in-hand feel 6.5
Quality of moving parts 6
Design and ergonomics 5
Keypad design (on-screen or hardware) 5.5
Menu and interface 6
Settings and ease of navigating menus 7
Camera menu options N/A
Performance  
Signal Reception and Voice Clarity (So 10)  
Zone 1 7
Zone 2 6
Zone 3 5
Handsfree Clarity 6
Loudspeaker Clarity 5
Earpiece Clarity 7
Handsfree Volume 6.5
Loudspeaker Volume 5.5
Earpiece Volume 7
Bluetooth test (in kbps) N/A
Imaging and multimedia tests  
Captured Photo Colour N/A
Captured Photo Crispness N/A
Captured Photo Detail N/A
Captured Video Quality N/A
Effectiveness of integrated flash N/A
Music Quality (loudspeaker) 5
Music Quality (handsfree) 6.5
Volume levels (loudspeaker) 5.5
Volume levels (handsfree) 6.5
Display (So 10)  
Crispness 5
Colour N/A
Font rendition 6
Legibility in bright sunlight 4
Video playback N/A

 
* Manufacturer Rated  

Contact: Intex Technologies (INDIA) Ltd.
Phone: 1800 10 38822
E-mail: info@intextechnologies.com
Website: www.intextechnologies.com/

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