iBall has joined the line of low-cost manufacturers offering value-for-money, high-spec devices. iBall's newest offering is the iBall Andi 4.5q, which runs Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.

The Andi4.5q is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor and has 512MB of RAM. The 4.5-inch qHD screen has a pixel density of 245 ppi and a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Thanks to the Jelly Bean experience, the 4.5q comes with Google Now pre-installed, so you'll receive weather and traffic updates regularly. You can use Google Now’s voice functionality to get quick results for any query, besides routine sports and stock updates.

The iBall Andi 4.5q

The iBall Andi 4.5q will run Jelly Bean

The dual-SIM handset has an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and a front-facing camera. The company is bundling a dual cover and a free scratch guard with every handset. The connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G, along with a micro USB slot. The iBall Andi 4.5q is priced at Rs 11,490.

However, iBall’s latest device falls short of the quad-core handsets, Karbonn S1 Titanium and Micromax’s A116 Canvas HD, which bring better specs for a similar price. In fact, the 4.5q seems like a small refresh of the iBall Andi 4.5H, which was introduced late last year.

 The iBall Andi 4.5H also has a qHD display, a dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The 4.5H supports 3G video calling and comes with pre-installed apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Opera Mini, Nimbuzz, Zomato, IBNLive, Moneycontrol and CricketNext.

Here's a look at the iBall Andi 4.5H's specification:

  • 4.5-inch IPS display, 960 X 540 resolution
  • 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi
  • GPS and A-GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 4GB Flash memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD

Prior to this, the company launched the Andi 4.3j, a dual-battery Android smartphone for Rs 9,499 in October 2012, and a 5-inch phablet, the Andi 5c, for Rs 12,999 in August 2012. The Andi 5c runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor. The 5-inch IPS screen is its standout feature. The camera on the back is a 5 megapixel one, while the 2300 mAh battery should provide enough juice to last you through the day.

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