Intex | Cloud S9

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Launched in Oct 2016
  • 3GB RAM | 16 GB ROM Expandable to 32 GB
  • 8 MP Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 5.5 Inch Screen
  • 720 x 1280 Display Resolution (PPI 401)
  • Android 6
  • 3650 mAh Battery
  • Dual SIM Support
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor
  • Proximity sensor,Ambient light sensor,Accelerometer,Gyroscope
amazon user reviews

Intex has nailed it this time!A powerful phone.Go for it you won't regret!! DETAILED REVIEW BELOW(SOLUTION TO DISABLE BLOATWARE)

6 January 2017

This is a great mobile.I am writing a full fledged review below in great detail.Must read if you are planning to buy.Will help you a lot.

Seems like this review is helping a lot of people.That is why I am further enhancing my review by breaking the review into 2 parts.

Part 1 gives the review of the mobile with the Questions And Answers to Some very common questions and also solutions to some very common problems.

Part 2 gives detailed procedure on how to remove almost all the bloatwares (INCLUDING InMobi Services and InMobi Lockscreen) and make the phone bloatware and ad free safely without any risk.

So let's begin....

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PART 1 (MAIN REVIEW WITH SOLUTION TO PROBLEMS AND QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS)

(FOR PEOPLE LOOKING FORWARD BUY THIS PHONE)

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The mobile has 5.5 inch 2.5D HD Display.The back texture is great and gives a good feeling.The phone has on screen navigation buttons.It has a metallic silver band around it which gives it a premium look.I have purchased the blue variant.

***FRIENDS! BE ALERT.THOUGH THE PHONE COMES IN TWO COLOURS,BLUE/GREY,THE BOX OF THE PHONE DISPLAYS THE IMAGE OF THE PHONE IN GREY COLOUR ONLY IRRESPECTIVE OF THE ACTUAL COLOUR OF THE PHONE.AFTER OPENING THE BOX AND TAKING OUT THE PHONE,YOU CAN SEE IT'S TRUE COLOUR***

Accessories supplied in box:-

1.Obviously the phone with the battery.(Just kidding)
2.Earphones
3.2000mah Fast Charger
4.Data cable
5.Screen Guard
6.Hard Protective Back Cover.
7.And the manuals and warranty card.

What else do you need??

Pros:-

1.5.5 inch HD display which is 2.5D.Has good viewing angles and is sharp and colour accurate.Those who love to watch videos simply will like the display!!๐Ÿ˜Ž

2.No hybrid sim slot.Yes you can use both dual SIM and MicroSD card at the same time!

3.Huge 3650mah battery!Lasts easily for 1.5 days with low to moderate usage and will last a day for heavy to heavy users.For normal users,will last easily for 2 days.

4.Supports 4G with inbulit VOLTE capability.(Works for Jio).See picture

5.Speakers!Speakers!Speakers! The speakers are very loud and the noise does not distort even in high volumes.(The Speakers are so loud that I personally had to reduce the volume๐Ÿ˜†)You can easily listen to music or play movies without any external speakers.

6.Ram is of 2GB and has a Mediatek 1.3GHZ quad core processor.Performance is smooth and lag free.You can play Asphalt 8 in Medium Visual Quality Without any lag.

7.Has fingerprint sensor which is fast and accurate.(You will not get this accurate fingerprint sensor in any phones in this price tag!). Fingerprint sensor is as good as in high end phones.

8.Has OTG support.

9.Front camera has flash.

10.Has dated Android Marshmallow 6.0

11.HAS ASAHI DRAGONTRAIL GLASS FOR SCREEN PROTECTION!

12.Last but not the least there are many smart gestures available.(Like double tap to unlock.....)

Now the cons:-

1.Camera is not that great.Is average.(I think that it may be fixed by a software update.)

2.Intex has installed a lot a unnecessary blotware.(See below for workaround to this)

Common Questions And Answers:-

1.Does this Support Jio?

Ans:- Yes it works with Jio and has native VOLTE Support

2.Does this have inbulit video calling.

Ans:- Unfortunately no.But you can use third party apps like Google Duo or Jio4GVoice.

3.Is the camera good.

Ans:- In my opinion average but not bad.It is good in outdoors.Check the attached sample shot.

4.Does the phone lag?

Ans:- Absolutely no!

5.How much Ram is generally free?

Ans:- 1.3GB - 1.5GB .(See below tips to know how to achieve this!)

6.Can the bloatware be uninstalled?

Ans:- Yes.Almost all the bloatwares can be uninstalled/disabled.See Part 2 for more details

****7.THERE ARE TWO SPEAKER GRIILS AT THE BOTTOM BUT WHY ONLY ONE IS GIVING OUT SOUND?

Ans:- No.You have got it wrong!The two cutouts are not only for speakers.One is the speaker which gives out the sound while the other cutout is for microphone.SO SOUND WILL COME OUT OF ONLY ONE OF THE GRILLES .THIS IS NORMAL!!!.Sound outputs is very loud though it has only one speaker.

8.How many sensors?

Ans:- 3.

9.Supports adaptive/automatic brightness ?

Ans:- Yes.You will get it in the settings option.

10.What is turbo boost?

Ans:- It is a feature on Android M that allows you to download files larger than 20mb using both WiFi and cellular networks to boost performance.It is available in this phone.

11.Some people are saying Jio Sim not working/only one speaker working/SD Card not supported??

Ans:- Those people have written rubbish.Jio Sim works perfectly and this phone has a dedicated microSD card slot!!

12.Antutu Score??

Ans:- 32500 ( great for this price)

13.Notification LED?

Ans:- Yes

14.Free Storage?

Ans:- 10.50 GB out of 16 GB

15.ANY PROBLEM IN SIGNAL RECEPTION?

Ans:- Nope!

Workarounds/SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS:-

1.I want to use Jio4GVoice for calling.Don't want to use native VOLTE.

Solution:- Go to settings and disable 'Use 4G networks to improve call performance(VOLTE)'.Then simply use Jio4GVoice App.

2.Want to remove bloatwares.

Solution:- Don't install any apps when asked to in the first boot.
Then go to settings and disable/uninstall most of the bloatwares/apps you do not want.

3.Lock screen has ads.

Solution:- Go to settings and disable InMobi Lockscreen.

4.Want to disable additional apps and InMobi Services.๐Ÿ˜ˆSee Part 2 for more details

Solution:- Go to this link. (youtube [dot]com/watch?v=3VQSjKQkh7U) (Amazon please do not remove this link.This will help a lot of people)

I didn't make the above video but it helped me remove InMobi Services!And without any risk.

Download the applications shown here and run debloater software

Launch debloater and click filter.Type exactly this :- ( com.inmobi.oem.core.services )

And disable this app.

Yahoo!! All advertisement from Intex Will Stop!!!!Your phone is bloatware and ad free.
You do not need Root and will not cause any harm to your device.

Nothing will be harmed trust me!Just follow the instructions given in the video accurately and with patience.

You will not lose the warranty.

You just need to enable USB Debugging and developer options.You can again switch off the developer options after removing the bloatwares.

5.I didn't follow instructions and disabled system apps using the debloater software.Now my phone is not booting

Solution:- Oh!You have to do a factory reset.While your phone is off,press the volume down + power key at the same time.Your phone will boot into recovery.Select Wipe eMMC,and confirm.Your phone will reset and you will again have to set up your phone.

FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN THE VIDEO CAREFULLY TO AVOID THIS!

6..Want to further boost your phone without Root?

Solution:- 1. Use Greenify
2.Download All In One Toolbox and download the Auto Tasks Plugin.Schedule to automatically boost the phone and clean the cache at specific time intervals.

****7.MyJio App is not generating bar code!!!What to do??

Solution:- Easy this is.Just follow the instructions below to generate barcode.

To get JIO code ,you need to
1) Install all the JIO apps .
2) Download any old APK of MyJIO from net.(Not through playstore)
2) Disconnect data connection.
3) Install MyJIO with the old APK.
4) Connect to Internet
5) Open MyJIO

Now you will get the 'Get Jio Sim Option'

(For tutorials,just search in Google for 'How to generate barcode in old MyJio App')

Accessories:-

**1.Flip cover:- As of now there is no flip cover available in the market.But the flip cover of Micromax Canvas Spark 3 Q385 fits into this phone.The camera,buttons and earphone jack cutting matches!!๐Ÿ˜‰

You just need to cut the charging outlet on the flip cover.Pretty easy.

I'm using the flip cover of Micromax Canvas Spark 3 in my Intex Cloud S9 without any problems.โ˜บ

2.Tempered glass:- Available on Amazon.in

I hope that I have covered all the points!

See the attached pictures.

I am so tired!!I had to type for around an hour!!๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค

For any additional questions,please comment below.I will reply at the earliest.

I thank you for reading my long long review!
You truly have a lot of patience๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

In my opinion it is the best mobile in this price tag.You must go for it!

Those who are looking forward to buy this phone,my review ends here.

COULD YOU PLEASE MIND HITTING THE THANKS BUTTON?THEN MY REVIEW WILL BE OF WORTH SOMETHING AND WILL GIVE ME A SENSE OF SATISFACTION.๐Ÿ˜

End of Part 1โ€ฆ.......
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PART 2 ( FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO DISABLE ADDITIONAL BLOATWARES AND INMOBI SERVICES AND INMOBI LOCKSCREEN)

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THESE STEPS WILL NOT VOID WARRANTY.ROOTING THE PHONE IS NOT REQUIRED.THE STEPS ARE COMPLETELY SAFE

Go to settings >Apps and uninstall/disable most of the bloatwares/apps you do not require.

Scroll to InMobi Lockscreen and disable it.Yahoo!!Your Lockscreen is now free of advertisements.

Now we want to also disable InMobi Services to completely stop daily ads from Intex.

Files required(For Windows)

1.ADB for Windows:-

[https://]drive[dot]google[dot]com/file/d/0B0MKgCbUM0itNVB1elljU2NPR0k/view

OR

[http://]www14[dot]zippyshare[dot]com/v/ufYG71o0/file[dot]html

OR

[https://]drive[dot]google[dot]com/file/d/0B0MKgCbUM0itSUhpUklCTFpzWkE/view

2.Debloater For Windows App (Download any version of this app.All version works.)

[http://]rootjunkysdl[dot]com/files/?dir=Gates/DeBloater

OR

[https://]onedrive[dot]live[dot]com/?cid=8576a478a6dbc737&id=8576a478a6dbc737%211203&authkey=%21ADxKbf8WcIv3t5Q

(AMAZON,PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THESE LINKS.THEY ARE NOT HARMFUL AND WILL HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE)

(My friends,omit the brackets [ ] from the links and replace [ dot ] with a dot(.) )

(Mac OS users can search the name of these softwares in Google to get these for MAC)

Now install these 2 softwares in your PC.Now do the below steps.

1.Enable developer options in Intex Cloud S9 ( Go to settings>About Phone and then then tap on the build number until you get the message 'developer mode has been enabled')

2.Go back to settings.Here you will find a new menu called developer options at the bottom.Enter the option and enable developer settings.Ignore the warning.

3.Enable USB Debugging and again ignore the warning.

4.Launch ADB for Windows in your PC and do the following:-

Do you want to install ADB AND FASTBOOT? Ans:- Type Y and hit enter

INSTALL ADB SYSTEM WIDE?
Ans:- Type Y and hit enter.Wait for installation to be completed.4 files will be copied

DO YOU WANT TO INSTALL DEVICE DRIVERS?
Ans:- Type Y and hit enter.In the new hardware found wizard,click next>finish.

Yes! ADB installed successfully

Now,

After enabling developer options in your mobile,and installing ADB in your PC,do the following

1.Install Debloater software in your PC.
2.(After enabling USB Debugging in mobile) Connect mobile to PC with USB cable
3.Launch Debloater software.
4.LOOK INTO YOUR MOBILE'S SCREEN.Click OK when prompted.
5.Debloater software will load list of installed applications.
6.BE CAREFUL NOW.โš 
7.CLICK FILTER
8.Type exactly this :- ( com.inmobi.oem.core.services ) and hit enter
9.You will see only one application.
10.Tick the check box and finally click apply.
11.Wait for the confirmation message in your PC
12.Just do not experiment with other settings.JUST CLOSE ALL THE APPS IN YOUR PCโš โš 
13.Disconnect USB cable and reboot your phone

Bravo!You have disabled InMobi Services and removed all adwares.No ads will come from Intex.Now your mobile is a beast.It beats all the other phones in this price tag..

(Optional)Now in your mobile again go to settings>developer options.Disable USB Debugging and turn off the Toggle of developer options at the top.

End of the world of advertisements.Your mobile is now yours.

THIS WILL NOT VOID WARRANTY OR ROOT YOUR PHONE.

******Phone not booting?YOU DIDN'T FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.

Solution:- Oh!You have to do a factory reset.While your phone is off,press the volume down + power key at the same time.Your phone will boot into recovery.Select Wipe eMMC,and confirm.Your phone will reset and you will again have to set up your phone.

FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN THE VIDEO CAREFULLY TO AVOID THIS!

Believe me you will not lose warranty.No need to Root the mobile.

At last.

End of 2nd Part.......๐Ÿ˜‘

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COULD YOU PLEASE MIND HITTING THE THANKS BUTTON?THEN MY REVIEW WILL BE OF WORTH SOMETHING AND WILL GIVE ME A SENSE OF SATISFACTION.๐Ÿ˜

Trust me!I had to work hard to come up with this...

It was my pleasure giving my genuine review to you.๐Ÿ˜‡

My review was fully genuine and based on my personal experience.

Any Questions?Comment below..

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Superb.. five star

22 January 2017

super fast delivery by Amazon.. ordered on 20 Jan and received on 22 Jan.. about phone hatsoff to Intex great product at low price.. volte 4g Jio works fine.. super camera I like most look of cloud s9 premium look.. best phone in this price category by Indian company..All accessories are in box like ear phone screen guard back cover.. battery is powered with 3650 mAh that is for game lovers..Don't see negative reviews.. go for it.. please click on helpful review.. so that maximum people can read genuine review.. THANKS

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An Honest Review

9 February 2017

A good budget phone that supports 4G VoLTE with good battery backup. Jio SIM supported with VoLTE out-of-the-box, voice calling works without the need of Jio4Gvoice app and without data connectivity. Screen is brilliant in rendering color as well as the touch response. 2.5D curved glass looks premium in hand. With 4G data turned on full time with average phone calls(~2hrs) and average net browsing(~3-4hrs), the battery lasts for one and half days. Voice clarity is good. Speaker is loud enough for occasional music.
Pros:
1. 4G VoLTE support
2. Good Battery back-up
3. 2.5D curved screen looks premium
4. Decent screen color and touch response
5. Light weight enough to keep in your breast pocket
Cons:
1. Camera is horrible (both front & back). Its below average. Pictures come out dark and grainy.
2. The phone is loaded with many useless apps (bloatware)
3. Fingerprint sensor stops working sometimes and only solution is to delete it and reconfigure the sensor
4. Poor RAM management. In spite of having 2GB, only 600-650MB is shown available at any point of time, even though there are no apps running
Solution to overcome the bloatware issue:
1. Uninstall/Disable all apps that you do not require, specially, IntexAppCloud and AppsGallery. These apps download other apps in the background and gives you full screen pop-up adverts to download more bloatware.
2. Use Debloater software to disable the inmobi system service and inmobi lockscreen to get rid of advertisements and app download and full screen pop-ups from Intex. Follow the procedure as suggested by another reviewer above.
Verdict:
A good phone in sub Rs 7000 category if you want a 4G VoLTE phone with 5.5" screen with decent battery back-up.
If you are looking for occasional gaming, please avoid this one as the below average Mediatek processor combined with poor RAM management will leave very little for anyone to play games.
If you are thinking for even some average photography for facebook and whatsapp, please avoid this phone. Both front and rear cameras are very poor and will only disappoint.

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Best @6500

17 January 2017

One of the best @6500
Display is quite clear
Sound is good
Both cameras are good
Front flash is also quite good it blinks.
Battery backup is more than good
Overall nice product
No cons till now

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Phone is overall sleek and nice but camera is not even close to the mark

3 February 2017

Full of bloatware and adwares!
There are dozens of unwanted apps and trackers installed which are on system memory so you can't remove them from mobile without tempering the warranty (root).

Phone is overall sleek and nice but camera is not even close to the mark.

Fingerprint sensor works awesome though!

overall verdict!! => Don't buy

Top 10 Reviews

NYC PHONE AT THIS PRICE RANGE

14 December 2016

You wont get a bettr device than this at this price.simply wonderful.Fingerprint sensor wotk fi!.battery backup is superb.camera quality average.gaming experience good.The only cons is the back side battery cover which is of cheap quality plastic.You can for it undoubtedly.wont regret.

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Love this phone.

14 February 2017

Bought this as a secondary phone for my Jio number. Very powerful for games and excellent battery life. Takes an awful lot of time to charge. But all in all it is the most affordable phone with the fingerprint sensor while not compromising with features or performance.

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Thank you Intex, this is the best phone you've ever made!

29 October 2016

In Short: TRULY AMAZING! Go for it!

In Long: I usually don't go for any phone brand than Samsung (which I hate now), Gionee, Mi or Nexus (seems dead after Pixel). I almost ordered Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 for โ‚น11,000 but then I saw this, a new ray of hope, an Intex phone at almost 40% lesser price. Still, this phone is not suitable for brand conscious people, you might need to change your mindset before browsing mobile phones online. So here's what I loved (and hated) about this phone:

PROS:
1. Super BIGG screen size (it's 5.5 and it looks FABULOUS!). Not to forget that it's 2.5D, feels good on the edges.
2. Immense battery capacity (3650mAH), note that the battery is not a normal Li-ion battery, it's a Polymer Lithium battery (LiPo) which is lighter and charges really fast. The battery backup is satisfactory for a 5.5-inch phone.
3. Airtel 4G works fine, not sure about Jio 4G verification thing (as mentioned by some of the reviewers) , I verified Jio on my previous phone and it works fine on this.
4. The fingerprint sensor is really good, it's perhaps the best in this range. If you've ever used the sensors of Coolpad Note 5, it's the same thing here.
5. Processor's fine, haven't experienced any lag till now. Tested Asphalt 8, NOVA 3, they all work fine.
6. Looks fantastic, premium look, the texture while holding feels really great, plus taking selfies by using fingerprint sensor is a gold experience.
7. Coming to selfies, the front camera is really good, there's front LED and the beauty mode does its job however, the rear camera is average, its not too good but not too bad (coming to the price range).
8. Stunning touch, the touch is really responsive, the screen feels smooth while tapping. Supports multi-touch.
9. The phone is provided with Gesture control, motion control and smart wake features.
10. No hybrid dual SIM system, so you can swap SIMs. memory cards even whilst using the phone.
11. RoHS compliant and has Android 6.0.
12. Intex is an Indian brand, so if you're one of those who just HATE the Chinese than here's a piece for you. Plus, the service is fine, Intex is available across the country.

CONS:
1. Too many ads, asks to install bloatware on first boot, my personal recommendation would be NOT to install any app the phone asks on the first boot, you'll also need to disable and uninstall numerous apps to get rid of the advertisements.
2. Is not VR optimised, you can get Lenovo Vibe K5 for โ‚น1,000 more but only if you love VR and are a hardcore fan of it.
3. The phone does supports 4G VoLTE, but does not supports integrated video calling, the problem is not that big, you can use 3rd party apps like Duo or Jio for video calling.

Rest is fine, if you're looking up to buy a budget phone than this one should be on the top of your list. Intex has really played well this time, that's the best, I repeat, the BEST under โ‚น7,000 range.

Top 10 Reviews

Good product. Value for money

14 January 2017

Good product. Value for money. Display size memory ram good. Camera quality average. Even mmx canvas spark (price just 5k) has better camera quality than this.
But overall a nice package. Go for it.

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Network connectivity Issue.

30 January 2017

Concern with data network , it just spiral not connect immediately and after some time spent seems hardware issue because at same place with another phone on same network (with jio) working properly. Sometimes Phone also displays Loading text with system process why although RAM size is 2gb.

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