Intex in4400 Magic - Fiddle with the motion sensor app and magic screen effect Review

By Vinod Yalburgi | Updated May 19 2011
Intex in4400 Magic - Fiddle with the motion sensor app and magic screen effect Review
DIGIT RATING
60 /100
  • design

    60

  • performance

    50

  • value for money

    70

  • features

    60

  • PROS
  • Dual SIM, dual-memory
  • Magic screen effect
  • Motion sensor multi-function app
  • CONS
  • Weak camera
  • Mediocre loudspeaker

Verdict

The Intex in4400 is focused at the budget conscious with a rich feature set and a low price tag of Rs. 2,650. If you can forgive the weak camera, then you should consider buying this phone, as we have not seen a phone with better feature set in this price bracket. However, if you want a better camera phone, then we recommend you the Intex in2060 at Rs. 2,500.

Intex in4400 Magic - Fiddle with the motion sensor app and magic screen effect detailed review

Intex has been constantly churning out a variety of dual SIM budget phones catering to the needs of the specific consumer segment in the cellphone market. The Intex in4400 Magic is one such product with a blend of basic feature set coupled with dual memory feature and a hint of evolving motion sensor technology. The addition of magic screen effect gives it a new dimension.


Look and feel

The in4400 comes with a glossy black finish on the front, side and portions of the back panel. The entire body is built out of hard plastic, except for the metallic battery cover. The grey battery cover adds a nice contrast with the glossy black portions of the back panel. Though the metallic cover gives the phone a solid feel, it lacks a latch mechanism for a smooth operation. Hence, its sharp edges might hurt your fingers if you are not careful enough while removing the cover. The dual SIM and dual-memory latches are poorly built and they seem to come off the hooks while loading or unloading the slots. The diamond shaped design on the keys and the navigation pad, adds a touch of class to the front panel. However, the glossy surface makes it vulnerable to smudges, and is a killjoy to its classic looks.

Features

[RELATED_ARTICLE]In addition to the regular multimedia features, it is pre-loaded with motion sensor multi-function application. It allows you to “Shake switch” audio-playback, video-playback, FM radio, wallpaper, album, incoming call silent-mode and EBook page. One might just wonder if two is better than one, as it is becoming a norm with dual SIM phones adding the dual memory feature on a platter. Another noteworthy feature is the magic screen effect, which randomly triggers different magic colour animations with the menu icons. The Intex Zone app provides access to auto call recorder, answer machine and mobile tracker, which form the crux of latest mobile technologies.

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

 

Performance

[RELATED_ARTICLE]The in4400 Magic delivered decent call quality across all the test locations, particularly with the handsfree headset. However, the loudspeaker generated choppy audio reception at 50% and higher volume levels. The audio quality on the loudspeaker does not satisfy the music lovers, while the handsfree performance is barely acceptable. The 0.3MP camera produced mediocre image quality even at the highest resolution and image settings, while the flash hardly made a difference to the image clarity in low-light conditions. But, one cannot expect anything better from a sensor of that size. The display quality is just acceptable for a 65K colour screen, as it provides very limited viewing angles. If one can ignore the frame lags and constant stuttering, the video-playback is barely manageable on this phone. Overall, the in4400 is a mediocre performer, which fails to impress the power users.

Our Take

The Intex in4400 is focused at the budget conscious with a rich feature set and a low price tag of Rs. 2,650. Its lacklustre multimedia performance coupled with a weak camera, are the biggest setbacks. The motion sensor multi-function app and the magic screen effect add a new dimension to the aging dual SIM market. The dual memory feature is just an evolving strategy that we have seen from several upcoming brands. If you can forgive the weak camera, then you should consider buying this phone, as we have not seen a phone with better feature set in this price bracket. However, if you want a better camera phone, then we recommend you the Intex in2060 at Rs. 2,500.

Specifications: SIM (GSM GSM); Display: 2.2-inches; Memory: microSD expandable up to 8GB; Battery: 1400 mAh, Talk-time: up to 5 hours, Standby-time: up to 350 hours; Dimensions: 110x48x13 mm; Weight: 90 grams;

Ratings
Features: 6.5
Performance: 5.5
Build Quality: 6
Value for Money: 7
Overall: 6

 

Brand Intex
Model in4400 Magic
Price (MRP, Rs) Rs. 2,650
Features  
Physical Specs  
Form Factor Candy Bar
2G Network Bands Dual GSM 900/1800
3G Network Bands N/A
Screen Resolution 176 x 144
Screen Size (inches) 2.2-inches
Maximum Screen colours 65K
Touchscreen / Dual Screen (Y/N) N
Battery Rating 1400mAh
Dimensions (L x W x H) 110x48x13mm
Weight 90 grams
Expandable Memory Type Dual TF / microSD
Hot Swappable (Y/N) N
Available Colours Black
Other Features  
Operating System Proprietary
Charging via USB (Y/N) Y
Hardware Keypad (Regular/QWERTY) Regular
Accelerometer (For auto rotate) (Y/N) N
Address Book Capacity 500
No of calls in register 20 missed, 20 received, 20 dialled
Talk Time / Standby Time * up to 5 hours / up to 350 hours
No of Profiles # / Customisable 7/Y
Offline Operability (Y/N) Y
Inbuilt GPS / A-GPS support (Y / N) N
Connectivity  
Browsing (GPRS/EDGE/3G) Y/N/N
EDGE max speed N/A
3G max speed N/A
Connectivity (WiFi/Bluetooth/IR/USB) N/Y/N/Y
Bluetooth Version/A2DP support v2.0/Y
Camera Specs  
Camera Resolution (Mega Pixels) 0.3MP
Video Capture Resolution 176 x 144
Dual Cameras / Auto Focus / Flash (Y/N) N/N/N
Mirror for self portrait (Y / N) Y
Camera Settings (So 10) 6
Zoom (Optical/Digital) N/A
Multimedia  
Music Formats supported MP3
Video formats supported 3GP, MP4
FM Radio (Y/N) Y
Accessories  
Bundled Accessories Charger, USB cable, Handsfree
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 5
Design and ergonomics 6.5
Keypad design (on-screen or hardware) 7
Menu and interface 6.5
Settings and ease of navigating menus 7
Camera menu options 6
Performance  
Signal Reception and Voice Clarity (So 10)  
Zone 1 7
Zone 2 6
Zone 3 6
Handsfree Clarity 6
Loudspeaker Clarity 5
Earpiece Clarity 7
Handsfree Volume 7
Loudspeaker Volume 4.5
Earpiece Volume 6.5

 
Imaging and multimedia tests  
Captured Photo Colour 6.5
Captured Photo Crispness 6
Captured Photo Detail 5
Captured Video Quality 6.5
Effectiveness of integrated flash N/A
Music Quality (loudspeaker) 5.5
Music Quality (handsfree) 7
Volume levels (loudspeaker) 5
Volume levels (handsfree) 6.5
Display (So 10)  
Crispness 6
Colour 6
Font rendition 5.5
Legibility in bright sunlight 5
Video playback 6

 
* Manufacturer Rated  

 

Contact: Intex Technologies (INDIA) Ltd.
Phone: 1800 10 38822
E-mail: info@intextechnologies.com
Website: www.intextechnologies.com/
Price: Rs. 2,650

Intex in4400 Magic - Fiddle with the motion sensor app and magic screen effect Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹2650
Release Date: 19 May 2011
Market Status: Discontinued

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    NA
  • Camera Camera
    NA
  • Memory Memory
    NA
  • Battery Battery
    NA

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Intex in4400 Magic - Fiddle with the motion sensor app and magic screen effect

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