iBall Andi 5c review – buy the Micromax A90 instead!

The iBall Andi 5c runs on Android OS, is powered by 1GHz cortex A9 processor with 5MP camera. The Andi 5c handset is way overpriced at Rs. 12,500. Performance wise it is as good as the Wamny Note which is much cheaper.

On the iballmobiles site it is mentioned as 1GHz Cortex A9 Processor; do not confuse it with something new in fact it is the MTK MT6575, 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 Processor similar to what we have seen on Wammy Note and the Micromax A90.

The Andi 5c definitely is a bit better than the Micromax A100 that got a benchmark score of an average 2000 points, the Andi 5c on the other hand got a score of an average 2300. 5c is with better CPU / GPU as compared with A100 and other features are the same, however the price difference is just too much.

Design
The Handset looks more like the Wammy note with 3 dedicated buttons, of which 2 are touch sensitive. The A100 does not have any dedicated buttons instead you get it via the OS, which also reduces the screen resolution by about 72 pixels.

The IPS display screen of 5 inch has got a good viewing angle. The touch is super smooth and responsive.  The screen resolution is 800×480 pixels with 256K colours. There is a 5MP camera (Auto Focus) at the back with LED flash and a front VGA (0.3 MP) for video chats via Skype. The handset is 12mm thick.

Performance
The overall performance is as good as seen on the Wammy Note and A90 from Micromax. The RAM is 512MB with 4gigs of internal storage. MicroSD card is also supported. The camera is 5MP autofocus which really does not impress; the quality is a little low as what seen on other 5MP AF cameras. Furthermore you can record videos in VGA mode only. The camera features are the same as found on A100 / A90.

All the other features are include like 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, FM radio, Dual SIM capabilities, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, G-sensor, Proximity / Light Sensor and microUSB port. A battery of 2300 mAh works pretty well and gives a comfortable usage time of over 1 day with moderate to heavy usage.

iBall Andi 5c review

iBall Andi 5c review
The iBall 5c looks good and does a pretty good job, but lacks features when one looks at the price tag. Between iBall or the Micromax A90, well definitely A90 with 4.3 inch screen, it is not just the feature but the price difference with is hardly few hundred rupees. Between iBall or the Micromax A100 / Karbonn A18, well here too the iBall fails because of the price factor.

Other option is to go in for the Wammy Note that has better specs than the Andi 5c, is cheaper and also entitled for a Jelly Bean update.

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  1. vishnu says

    Hi Gogi, is there any possibility of upgrading the stock android 4.0.3 of Andi 5c to Jelly Bean 4.1 or 4.2?? I was able to root the device with a general rooting procedure for other models….

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