iBall is electronics private company from Mumbai, India. The first product of this company was a mouse, in 2001. Today this company makes smartphones, tablets and computer peripherals, they have more than 21 different products.
Beside smartphones, they produce: keyboards, CPU cabinets, webcams, home and computer speakers, microphones, headphones, PC monitors and MP3 players. In 2014 they even made an SOS button on the phone that gives out a siren and send pre-defined message to the 5 contacts you had selected. It is called ‘’ AndiUddaan’’.
Their slogan is ‘’your eyeball view, our technology new’’. Beside IBall Andi 4.5V Baby Panther they have more phones divided into market groups, they are: Andi, Shaan, Sleek and Senior. Most of their phones are powered by Android, except Senior which phone made for elderly people.
Slogan of iBali is ‘’your eyeball view, our technology new’’
IBall Andi 4.5V Baby Panther Design & Look:
At first sight this is a very nice smartphone. Dimensions are 145.00 x 74.50 x 9.28 mm and it is 155g weight. For this phone this weight can be a problem, because rival phones are lighter. It is made from plastic so the quality isn’t on the highest level.
At the front we have 11.43 cm (4.5”) 960*540 (220 PPI) qHD IPS Display which is pretty good. Above display is a 2MP front camera and a proximity sensor, below the display are three touch keys with good response. On the right side are volume keys and on/off key. At the bottom is a micro USB port and at the top is 3.5mm headphone jack. 8MP rear camera with autofocus and Flash is on the back side of the phone. SIM cards slots are under the back cover.
The colors available for this phone are just three, black, white and blue. I don’t believe that in the future will be more colors available. The look of this smartphone is almost the same as a standard phone. There is nothing unique and extraordinary. But there is one possible problem. As I wrote, volume and on/off keys is on the same side, and that can be a problem for the users who used to on/off key see at the top of the phone or on the opposite side from volume keys.
The design is very simple and standard. But in black color this phone looks great.
The Hardware Specifications:
IBallAndi 4.5V Baby Panther is powered by powerful Octa core 1.4GHz advanced cortex A7 processor and it has 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is 8GB (2GB for user and 4GB for applications), but you can increase it with micro SD card up to 32GB.
At the front is the 2MP camera for video calls and Skype video calls. It hasn’t autofocus and in darker places is very bad. Rear camera is 8MP with autofocus and LED flash. It is very good, but Flash could be a little stronger. The main camera support live photo, panorama view, Face beauty option and HDR (High-dynamic-range) mode. HD video is also available.
Battery is the bad side of this phone. This is smartphone with big display, 1GB of RAM and 1.4 GHz cortex processor, and it has Li-Ion battery of 1700 MaH! This is just not enough. With average user this battery can last a little longer than a day, with excessive usage of phone it can last 1 day.
IBallAndi 4.5V Baby Panther has powerful 1.4GHz Octa core advanced cortex, A7 processor and 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is 8GB, but you can increase it up to 32GB
IBall Andi 4.5V Baby Panther OS, Apps & Software:
This smartphone is powered with latest Android 4.4 KitKat. It is a very good OS, and with new improvements may be the best. From previous version new Android has many interesting upgrades. There is new dialer, so now you have search option in order to search number in the Google Maps listing (this work only with business numbers).
Now, when you have ‘’unknown caller’’, the phone will check that number in the Google Maps listing. With new Immerse mode, you can maximize any app you are currently using. This is very useful when you read or play a game. When you are listening the music and the screen locks, you will have available music player controls and a big wallpaper in the background. The other upgrades are: print I go (easy connectivity with printer), phone remembers contacts you call most, there are emotions anywhere and in message application you can see messages from all other applications.
This version of Android is designed for phones with 512RAM, although iBallAndi 4.5 has twice as much, don’t think it will be very fast. For example, iPhone 4 will be faster in any way. New apps that require too much RAM would have problems running on this phone. I also don’t recommend updating of this Android version. Because new version will use more RAM, so your phone will be much slower. Instead, if you want to customize it, use themes and launchers from Google Play.
IBallAndi 4.5V Baby Panther supports: 3G HSPA+ downlink 21Mbps, uplink 5.6Mbps, EDGE Class 12/ GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth V4.0+EDR and GSM/GPRS/WCDMA. Although this is a dual SIM card phone, you cannot use 3G on both SIM cards. Only one SIM card can use 3G.
IBallAndi 4.5V Baby Panther uses latest Android 4.4 KitKat, which has a new memory management so now it requires only 512MB of RAM to run
The Verdict of IBall Andi 4.5V Baby Panther Review
This phone is good if you don’t have too many requirements. It can be used for calls, messaging and web-browsing. But if you are really demanding Android user, then don’t buy it. The good sides of this phone are: price of Rs.7176, Android, camera and display. Bed sides are: very bad battery, front camera and build quality isn’t very good. But because this price we cannot expect anything perfect, for this money this is a very good smartphone. I give 3 stars. If battery would have bigger capacity I would give four stars.
Iball Andi 4.5v Baby Panther Price List:
Iball Andi 4.5v Baby Panther is available in all major online shopping websites in India. You can choose to buy from the following price list.
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