iBall Slide Octa A41

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Price: ₹ 14,999

Key Specs

    7" full HD IPS screen, 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor, Mali450-MP4 graphics, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB in-built storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, 8 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, OTG

Pros: Performance, design

Cons: None

Bottomline: A good mix of work and play in 7 inches and the Octa Core processor gives it an edge above others.

Where many other manufacturers are pushing quad core processors in mid-range category, iBall has taken the game to the next level and has introduced Octa Core processor powered tablet, expanding its portfolio of high performance series tablets.

Great Looks coupled with the right mix of Features

iBall Slide Octa A41 features metallic brushed body design embodied in a sleek frame, which not only feels great in hands but also gives it a classy rich look.  It boasts a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive Full HD IPS panel with a resolution of 1920*1200. It sports 8MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash along with a front 5MP camera. The add-on camera features include voice capture, face detection, smile shot, self-timer, HDR and zero shutter delay. It supports single micro SIM and comes with a built-in ear piece that enables phone calling. The 16 GB built-in storage gives users enough room to store games and other multimedia content. It can also be expanded to 32 GB via micro SD card. The device also comes loaded with the full version of Asphalt A7 Heat free.

To address language barriers, Octa A41 is pre-loaded with multi-language keyboard containing 19 regional languages with read and write support, making it a user-friendly device. In terms of connectivity, the tablet supports Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, USB tethering and USB Internet and is equipped with a 3500 mAh battery. The power button and the volume controls are located at the right side, 3.5mm audio jack on the top and micro-USB port at the bottom of device.

The power of Octa Core Arm Cortex A7

The Octa A41 is armed with an Octa core ARM Cortex A7 1.7 GHz processor which is energy-efficient and is designed to provide rich performance required to fuel apps and games. The ARM architecture comprises of Cortex A7 processor and LITTLE CPU coupled with high performance A15 Cortex-A15 or Cortex-A17 processor.  The LITTLE CPU runs low processing intensity tasks such as scrolling through the contents of a web page, texting, emailing and playing audio, while the big processor (Cortex-A15 or Cortex-A17) manages high processing intensity tasks such as rendering, games etc. This reduces overall energy consumption and improves processing performance while extending battery life. We ran benchmarks to check its computational capability.

In PC Mark which measures device’s performance in a series of multimedia and productivity tasks, it scored 2325. In 3D Mark Ice Storm that measures graphical capability to play games, it scored 4827. Based on the results, we can conclude that it delivers swift and faster processing. Once loaded, the apps and the games don’t lag. Movies, youtube videos, web-surfing were pleasure to watch over the IPS panel and it excelled in almost all aspects giving good viewing angles, richer color accuracy, sharp and crisp text. However, the view under direct sunlight is not clear as the panel is reflective. We also ran Full HD videos and played various games on the device and were impressed by the display quality and performance in games.

On our battery test, where we looped a video at full brightness until the battery drained out, it lasted for about 7 hours and 30 minutes, thus the device can keep you productive if you are out on a business trip.

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