An year ago, budget quad cores were ruling the roost and now it is the ear of budget octa cores. Every company is launching its budget octa core devices these days and the latest smartphone to join the league is the iBall Andi 5S Cobalt3. The smartphone will have to go up against a wide array of budget devices. Let us take a quick review of its specifications:

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Camera and Internal Storage

iBall has taken good care to ensure that the device comes decently loaded in the camera department. It has a 12MP camera at the rear coupled with a LED flash and it is quite the performer for a device of its price. The front camera unit of the device is a 2MP unit which would be just fine for vanity checks and video calls every now and then.

The internal storage of the smartphone stands at 8GB which is available for expansion with the help of a microSD card by another 32GB. The  Andi 5S Cobalt 3 comes with what you usually get in this segment in terms of internal storage but doesn’t have an internal storage capacity that would help it differentiate it from the rest.

Processor and Battery

The processor under the hood of the  Andi 5S Cobalt3 is a true octa core unit. It is a 1.7 GHz octa core unit from the stable of Mediatek and it gets coupled with a 1GB RAM which takes charge of multitasking. The device is expected to be a decent performer considering that it has 8 cores ticking under its hood and the RAM will be sufficient enough to do what you expect it to.

The battery unit giving the  Andi 5S Cobalt3 juice is a 2,200 mAh one and it is quite a performer considering the fact that you usually get 2,000 mAh units in this price range. The battery unit is good enough to last you a day and will take care of your needs to get through the day without much of an issue.

Display and Features

The display unit of the  Andi 5S Cobalt3 is a 5 inch unit which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is based on One Glass Solution technology and is an IPS unit too which will allow for good viewing angles. This will also result in a decent sunlight legibility too.

It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat which is the latest version of the operating system. It also comes with an  interesting feature of Breathing light in home key which keeps on blinking as per the notification. So it doesn’t disappoint in this regard and performs just fine in this department as well.

What we like

  • Camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

What we don’t like

  • Internal storage

Comparison

The iBall Andi 5S Cobalt 3 will be up against with smartphones like Xolo Play 8X-1000, Karbonn Titanium Octane, iBall Andi 5K Panther and others.

Key Specs

Model iBall Andi 5S Cobalt 3
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 kitkat
Camera 12 MP/ 2.1 MP
Battery 2,200 mAh
Price 12, 499 INR

Price and Conclusion

It has been priced at Rs 12,499 and gets two back covers as well in the box. It comes with a well rounded off decent package with a good battery back up. A 2GB RAM would have made it one of the better ones in the price range but it misses out on hitting the mark by a really small margin.

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Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.

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