With the success of quad-core phablets, especially the budget offerings in India, the manufacturers are in a rage to launch such devices. Now, iBall has come up with one such phablet with beefed up specs like a quad-core processor and other impressive aspects.
The latest one is none other than Cobalt Andi4 7G with a price tag of Rs 19,995. The new member in iBall’s Andi range of smartphones comes equipped with an HD display, is powered by a quad-core processor, and offers a 5-megapixel front camera which is a rarity even in phones falling in the high end segments.
The iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G comes with a 4.7-inch IPS HD display with 1280×720 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 312 PPI. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 processor with 1GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD. On connectivity front the dual-SIM phone supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, and unlike many low tier brands it also supports OTA updates.
There is a USB connector support to connect keyboard and mouse through this USB Slot. Apart from this, there is a 12-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with a dual LED flash along with a 5-megapixel auto-focus front camera. Other features in the phone include a 2,200mAh battery, G-Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light and Magnetic Sensors.
4.7 inch IPS capacitive screen with 1280×720 pixels resolution.
1.2GHz Quad core MT6589 + PowerVR SGX 544MP.
1GB RAM, 16GB storage and micro SD card support.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera
3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual MIC for noise cancellation, OTG function, micro USB, GPS
2,200 mAh battery
iBall might have priced the Cobalt Andi4 7G at Rs 19,995, which might sound costly, but the smartphone is available on eBay at Rs 17,499.
The Cobalt Andi4 7G will be competing against other similar smartphones that also boast similar specs like quad-core processor and HD display. Have a look at the competitors of the iBall phablet below.
Zen Ultrafone 701 HD
Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is the first quad-core based handset with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with BSI sensor along with a LED flash and the stunning 3.2-megapixel front facing camera adds yet another plus point to the device. Ultrafone 701 HD comes with 1GB RAM and internal storage capacity of 4GB that can be extended via external storage up to 32GB. This phablet runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS alongside a 2,000mAh battery.
At Rs 11,999, the Zen offering is relatively lesser than the iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G, but the latter comes with increased internal storage and better front camera.
Lava International announced the launch of Xolo Q1000 boasting a 5-inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with DragonTrail Glass and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The Xolo Q1000 comes with 1.2GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phablet houses an 8-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, 1.2-megapixel front camera for video calling, 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded to 32GB. Further, packed with connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, the Xolo Q1000 is loaded with a 2,100 mAh battery.
With a price tag of Rs 14,999, the Xolo Q1000 is also cheaper than the iBall smartphone, which is equipped with improved camera. However, the Xolo Q1000 comes with a scratch resistant protection on the display.
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535
Spice Mobiles launched the Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 with a 5.3-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with 960×540 pixel resolution. The Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and houses a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Also, boasting an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and an amazing 5-megapixel front camera for video calling, the Spice phablet comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded to up to 32GB via micro SD card. Further, the phablet has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and a 2,550mAh battery.
Priced at Rs 14,990, the Spice offering also comes with similar specifications as the iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G with a slightly better display resolution.
Celkon A119Q Signature HD
Celkon has also entered the quad-core phablet segment with the launch of A119Q Signature HD, which comes with a 5-inch IPS touchscreen with 1280×720 pixel resolution. Running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and housing a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the A119Q Signature HD comes with 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage and a microSD card slot to expand memory up to 32GB. Also, the Celkon phablet has a 12-megapixel auto-focus snapper at the rear and a 3-megapixel front camera which can be used for video calling. It provides connectivity through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G and features a 2,100mAh battery.
With Rs 12,499 price tag, the Celkon phablet may be priced lower, but the iBall offering has increased internal storage and better camera performance.
Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus
Micromax has launched the successor of Canvas 2 A110 – A110Q Canvas 2 Plus. The phablet boasts a 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. A110Q Canvas 2 Plus comes with 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589M processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phablet houses an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera for video calling, 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded to 32GB. Further, packed with connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, the A110Q Canvas 2 Plus is loaded with a 2,000 mAh battery.
At a price of Rs 12,100, the A110Q Canvas 2 Plus comes with improved specifications and is priced lesser, but the iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G boasts better battery and improved camera features.