The India smartphone arena is populated with numerous international and domestic brands that are launching their offerings every now and then. Lately, one of the homegrown manufacturers – iBall has come up with a smartphone dubbed Andi 4.5 Glitter priced at Rs 7,399. Let us take a look at the quick review of the handset and get to know which handsets could compete with it.
Camera and Internal Storage
There is an 8 MP primary camera coupled with LED flash along with a front-facing for video calling and capturing selfies. This camera is quite average given the price point, but it does not possess any special feature that can provide a better camera experience.
Also on board is 4 GB of internal memory capacity, which is too low to save all the apps and software. But, this 4 GB of memory capacity can be expanded externally up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card slot.
Processor and Battery
iBall Andi 4.5 Glitter features a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with a mere 512 MB of RAM, hence the handset may not be able to deliver superior levels of multi-tasking. iBall could have implemented a 1 GB RAM in this smartphone to make it an efficient smartphone in terms of hardware.
A 1,450 mAh battery that is claimed to deliver a decent backup, but it is of low capacity considering the batteries that come in budget phones these days.
Display and Features
iBall Andi 4.5 Glitter features a 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS touch screen display carrying 480×854 pixel resolution, which is average compared to the other phones.
Connectivity is taken care of features like GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth tethering, USB tethering and Wi-Fi (with Direct and hotspot functionality).
Furthermore, the Andi 4.5 Glitter runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean platform and it supports Dual SIM with Dual Standby feature.
|Model||iBall Andi 4.5 Glitter|
|Display||4.5 inch, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||8 MP/ VGA|
Price and Conclusion
The iBall Andi 4.5 Glitter is priced attractively at Rs 7,399 making it an affordable offering, but the smartphone lacks certain aspects that the budget smartphones include these days. There is only 512 MB of RAM that is too low to deliver a smooth performance and efficient multi-tasking. Also, the low 4 GB of internal storage is a downside, but the support for expandable memory support makes it acceptable. Moreover, the handset could have come with a better display and an improved battery to make it a valuable offering.