The growing range of smartphones, from Indian manufacturers, is only extended by the iBall Andi 4.5H.
This is a midrange smartphone that will be aimed at competing with a similar offering from Samsung and LG. Since it comes with the same android operating system, it primarily needs to focus on the hardware specifications. One of the phones it comes up against the market is the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro.
Released in May 2013, it is not surprising to see the Galaxy Grand Quattro adopt the same design philosophy as several other Samsung phones prior to it. The phone features the same central home button that is supported by two touch sensitive buttons. Coming with a thickness of 9.7 mm, it is not the thinnest phone in the market by any means. However, it is also not bulky either. The iBall Andi 4.5H is quite a variation in terms of design.
It looks bulky, but it does away with physical buttons entirely. Instead, it comes with three touch sensitive buttons that support the 4.5 inch display. The Galaxy Grand Quattro uses a 4.7 inch display. Even though the iBall Andi 4.5H loses out in terms of size, it manages to get an advantage through the higher 540 x 960 pixels resolution. The Samsung device offers the same 480 x 800 pixel resolution that was a standard feature in most high-end smartphones a few years ago.
The Andi 4.5H comes with the android 4.0 operating system that is offered almost in a stock-like experience. The phone features minimal intrusions to the android user interface. As a result, it is able to offer much better performance than the Samsung device. Like many other Samsung phones that run on the android OS, the Galaxy Grand Quattro offers extensive design customizations in the form of the TouchWiz user interface.
Performance will be almost on par, despite the vast differences in terms of the hardware specifications. The Galaxy Grand Quattro offers a quad core 1.7 GHz processor compared to the dual core 1 GHz processor available on the Andi 4.5H. Even though both devices come with the same 1 GB of RAM, the substantial difference in the processor stakes is likely to tell in the benchmark figures.
The Andi 4.5H returns back to the forefront through the eight megapixel camera in the back, which is supported by a front facing 0.3 megapixel camera. Even though the front camera is very disappointing in terms of megapixel count, the rear camera does a good job of taking pictures. The Galaxy Grand Quattro provides a five megapixel camera that lacks high-end features like full HD video recording. It can record only 480p videos at 30 frames per second. Video recording is present on the Andi 4.5H, which has a disappointing 1600 mAh battery. The Samsung leads the way with its 2000 mAh battery.
The dual SIM versions of the Galaxy Grand Quattro are available for around $260, while the Andi 4.5H is priced around an equivalent figure in countries like India.
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