The Indian electronics manufacturer iBall has its headquarters in Mumbai. It is one of the most popular companies in terms of computer peripherals, mobile phones, and tablets. The main focus of the company has always been on the budget products. When the company entered the smartphone and tablet market, the aim remained the same. Most of the smartphones produced by iBall fall under entry-level budget phones but have very good specifications. iBall also manufactures headphones, multimedia speakers, keyboard, mouse, pen drives, etc.
The company has recently launched a new tablet to give some life to dying market. This is a fact that as the smartphones are getting stronger in terms of processing; the tablet market is getting smaller. Still companies like iBall among others are pushing hard to revive it. Dubbed as iBall Slide Brace-X1 4G, the new tablet is actually a variant of the previously launched model that missed the 4G connectivity. There is a notable change in camera and OS as well. It is available in Gold color.
Features of iBall Slide Brace-X1
Display and design
The tablet comes with 10.10-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution. The screen resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet comes with an inbuilt metal stand as well.
Processor and memory
The tablet features ARM Cortex A7 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. It sports 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage which is further expandable to 64 GB via microSD card.
The tablets pack 13 Megapixel Enhanced AF Rear Camera without LED flash module. It supports features like Panorama, Multi-angle, Face Beauty, Live Photo, Voice Capture, Continuous Shot, Face Detection, Smile Shot, HDR, Self-timer, Zero Shutter Delay, & V Capture. The tablet also packs a 5.0 megapixel Enhanced Front Camera. It comes with features like Image enhancement with various effects & image edit options.
The Slide Brace-X1 tablet supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks. It can be used for voice calling as well. In terms of other connectivity options, it has Wi-Fi 802.11 b\g\n, Bluetooth v4.0 + EDR, and GPS. It uses microUSB 2.0 ports for wired connectivity and charging. The tablet can be used as a hotspot for sharing internet connection as well. It also has the option to Cast Screen.
The device runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow. It packs a powerful 7800 mAh battery. The company claims that it is more than enough for 24 hours in single charge. The tablet comes with Proximity, Accelerometer and an Ambient light sensor for better user control. It has dual chambered speakers that give the ‘theatrical experience’. The tablet comes pre-loaded with MS Office apps, Facebook, Saavn, and WhatsApp. iBall has included a number of games in the tablet including Asphalt Nitro, Bubble Bash 3, Modern Combat 4 Zero Hour, Midnight Pool, and Spider-Ultimate Power. It also supports Indian regional languages.
The overall features of the tablet are good and promising. Although at the price of Rs.17999/- it still lacks behind most of the smartphones in similar price range. If you are looking for a tablet with a good processor and large screen so that you can work on the go, this device for you.