iBall Andi 4.5q review and Unboxing – Dual core with Jelly Bean OS

iBall Andi 4.5q comes powered by a dual core (MediaTek) processor with dual SIM support and running on Jelly Bean OS. The 4.5q is cheaper than the Andi 4.5h, however comes with 512MB RAM.

Box pack

The handset come with an extra cover. You get a glossy white and a vibrant orange color matt finish back cover. Inside the box you will find the handset, screen guard, USB to micro USB cable, earphone, power adapter, 2050 mAh battery, warranty card and user guide.

Design

The handset looks different from the Andi iBall 4.5h, it has got a much simpler and elegant look. The vibrant orange colour makes it even more eye-catchy.  The volume rockers are on the left. The power, micro USB slot and 3.5mm jack are placed on the top. The front side comes with 3 touch sensitive buttons, front camera, sensors and in call speaker.

iBall Andi 4.5q review

Display – The 4.5 inch screen supports qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels. Touch is as smooth and responsive as found on other handsets. Viewing angle is good.

iBall Andi 4.5q review - box pack

CPU + GPU – The 4.5q comes with 1GHz Cortex A9 dual core processor (MT6577) with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. It’s the same hardware that powers the iBall 4.5h, Micromax A110, Lava Iris 501 and many other handsets.

iBall Andi 4.5q front view

OS, Memory and storage – This handset runs on the Android Jelly Bean OS which works pretty smooth even on a 512MB RAM. Of the 512MB RAM you get around 200 MB free. There is built in 4GB of internal storage of which 1.3GB (free) is available for apps and another 1GB as internal storage. Micro SD slot can further add up to 32GB card.

Connectivity – There is 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with A-GPS support. USB / Bluetooth tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot are supported. No issues with GPS lock.

Performance – The CPU/GPU is well known, needs no introduction. The benchmark scores are as follows:-

  • Quadrant Benchmark: 2746.
  • Antutu Benchmark: 6471.
  • Nenamark 2:  24.0 fps.
  • Linpack : Single 38, Multi 58.
  • Multi Touch: 5 point.

This handset can easily play many HD games as seen on other MT6577 handsets.

Camera – There is an 8MP rear camera with LED which can shoot videos in 720p resolution. You can check out the sample images at the end of the article. The interface is the same as seen on other handsets, however there is a new option called effects that works in video mode. Check the review video to find out more. Camera /video quality is good.

8MP camera on iBall Andi 4.5q

Battery – The battery is of a good 2050 mAh capacity. It should easily last for a day of moderate usage.

Others – The in-call speaker and loudspeaker output is clear and loud. There are 3 sensors namely the proximity, light and G-sensor.

Verdict – It’s a good dual core, dual SIM handset, powerful with premium look and good features however the price seems a bit high for the Jelly bean OS running on a 512MB RAM. A price of under Rs. 10K could have made it a good buy especially when Karbonn S1 quad core is priced at 10,990.

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Sample images

iBall Andi 4.5q unboxing and review

720p sample video shot using Andi 4.5q

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