iBall Slide is a mid-level android gingerbread based Tablet. The tablet sports a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen. You can use this tablet to browse internet, listen to music, play games, read news and many other interesting activities. The tablet does not have in-built 3G capability but one can slip in the 3G USB modem in to the usb socket and get connected instantly! Pretty handy feature. The 4400mAH battery provides ample battery life. The tablet when launched was Rs. 14,000 and one can expect the price to go down in the next few months.
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I bought this tablet just yesterday not from flipkart but from another retailer. I saw a lot of reviews here where people didnt use tablets but commented on them based on their specs which didnt help me at all. So i thought it needful to give it a fair assessment after using it. ADVANTAGES Its been two days and since its my first android im glued to it. I reviewed a lot of tablets in this price range and Iball slide is no doubt the best of them. Its a capacitative touch screen so the touch is light and fun to use. Its one of the very few phones with 1 Ghz processor speed. i tried out some apps and they ran very smoothly. havent downloaded any heavy apps but it still looks good. it has two mini usb ports, and hdmi port, an sd card port which i found impressive. It is not at all uneasy to hold, is comfortable and ergonomic. Android 2.3 gingerbread is again a good thing iball people did with this. For ladies, Hrithik ROshan endorses it if u want to count that as an advantage. DISADVANTAthe first time i charged it to 100% and switched it off, it was 61% when i switched it on again the next day and the rest ^! percent drained out soon. Il have to see for if it happens again this night. This tablet gives u an approx 5 hrs working time from 100-0% battery charge, so the battery is a concern. one of the most annoying features of this tablet is the lack of a sim card port. U have to use a seperate dongle to access a sim card and basically u need to cable to do that because of the presence of a mini usb port. Its buttons are a little hard and gives u a feeling of using buttons on a 1970 radio set. So if one wants a tablet with better looks go for olive vt 100 if you are ready to compromise with the 1 ghz processor.All in all it is a very good tablet and i would recommend it for people who want to start with the tab experience. In this price range, i dont think theres any tablet as impressive as this one.
I bought this tablet from a shop but not through flipkart on 1st Oct. So far I am quite satisfied with the product. I was doing a bit of research about tablets for almost 1 year. nnPros:n1. Pricen2. Processorn3. out of box flash support.n4. Touch experience : I have been using apple products for quite some time , hence was skeptical on touch exp.But this one satisfies me on that too. n5. Skype: Using wifi , I can skype with my family and friends. Their feedback is quite ve.nCons: n1. Battery Life : Battery lasts for me a max of 6 hours ,even though I use it moderately for just plain browsing, reading RSS feeds.I have put juice defender and screen dimmers to increase it by a bit. Still it demands recharging quite often. nI doubt the under the bonnet 4400 mAh battery that ships with it.n2.Weight : Slightly heavier on hands.n3.No hardware volume control : You have to go to main screen to touch volume controls.n4.Menu button: The button is on the side,but one can get used to it.n5.Sound : Average quality. But I seldom use it as a music player.n6.USB driver: No additional driver support from IBall(neither any software in the box).I hope they will come up with something sooner.n7.Lack of connectivity as no slot for sim card/3g.nnPlease note my primary purpose of buying a tablet was to read ebooks, read from internet AT HOME.I seldom take my tablet out of home to use it.Reading is a pleasure as the device has awesome on-screen clarity, pinch-zoom functionality, responsive touch.nHence even though my list of cons outweighs pros , I am still happy with it.
|Also Known As||iBall Slide i7011|
|Operating System||Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Single SIM|
|Screen Size||7 inches (17.78 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|Pixel Density||133 ppi|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen|
|Screen to Body Ratio||56.73 %|
|Internal Memory||8 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Up to 32 GB|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g|
|Applications||Android Market, News and Weather, Money Control, RTI, File Manager|
8.9 inches vs 7 inches
Quad core 2.3 GHz vs null 1.0 GHz
Higher battery capacity:
6700 mAH vs 4400 mAH
|iBall Slide||Price in India|
|iBall Slide i7218 at Flipkart||Rs. 4,450|