iBall Andi 4.5H - Pretty In White

5/10/2013 3:37:48 PM

First Impressions

Kareena Kapoor might be endorsing this particular phone, but it might take a bit more for people to really drool over it and make them buy it immediately. It does look 'inspired' by the iPhone design somewhat, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is a nice looking phone which seems to have a decent enough build quality. So, will the 4.5" form factor with qHD resolution coupled with a dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM be good enough to win hearts?

iBall Andi 4.5H

iBall Andi 4.5H


Even though we didn't quite like the plastic quality of the build in this phone, it did feel rather nice in the hand to hold and operate. It's not the best of grips, but the plastic-ness is kept under control and some observers were even fooled into thinking we were using the iPhone rather than the iBall Andi. The handset is all glossy white with silver lines covering part of the top and bottom side. There are 3 touch sensitive back-lit buttons on front side. The power and 3.5mm jack is present on the top, volume rockers on the left and Micro USB port on the bottom. Running on the slightly old Android 4.0 OS is a bit of a downer, though hardware-wise it's a pretty picture with its MT6577 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz coupled with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. The RAM is 1GB and internal storage is 4GB. Performance was nice and smooth as proven by our benchmark testing results, which actually put it on par with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Gaming and multimedia was fairly good too, the phone managed to play 720p videos without hiccups and most high-end games ran smoothly. Google integration is spot-on as expected and the overall Android experience is pure stock, without any customizations from iBall themselves. Call quality, browsing over 3G and Wi-Fi as well as video-calling over some apps was quite good overall, again matching the performance of the phones in the same category we mentioned earlier.

iBall Andi 4.5H - Apps

iBall Andi 4.5H - Apps


The handset comes with a front VGA camera with native video calling support and a rear camera of 8MP resolution with Auto Focus and LED flash. The camera performance is near about the same as we have seen on the Micromax A110, Micromax A90s, Karbonn A30 and other handsets. The camera can also record videos in 720p resolution with infinity focus or continuous auto focus.

The camera can also record videos in 720p resolution with infinity focus or continuous auto focus.

The camera can also record videos in 720p resolution with infinity focus or continuous auto focus.


The I'm Watch is nothing but a fancy gadget but offers very little functionality. Only swanky in looks, the watch fails to impress when it comes to serving the purpose for which one may purchase it. Priced at above $365 there are several products out there that can replace this one at such a high budget. Overall, one can let this one pass.

This phone features a 4.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen having a  960 x 540 pixels resolution

This phone features a 4.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen having a  960 x 540 pixels resolution


§  Price: $228

§  4.5" qHD IPS display

§  Android v4.0 ICS

§  1 GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor

§  1GB RAM

§  8MP cam with flash

§  4GB internal storage, microSD card support


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