Soon after launching a 7″ 3G model, 3G 7334i, iBall has launched a high end 9.7″ 3G model – iBall Slide 3G 9728.
With high-end specs iBall Slide 3G 9728 promises to be a solid 9.7″ 3G tablet.
This brand which is well- known for its technologically superior products and service seems to be making big in Tablet PCs and Smartphones. The company has been launching some good products off late. The product in our hand today in 3G9728 with an MRP of Rs. 14,499. It is not only the specification that excited us but also the overall offering. The product looks decent and good in finish. The accessories provided with the tablet are good value for money. Let us know more about iBall Slide 3G 9728 in detail.
Key Features of iBall Slide 3G 9728
- Dual Core 1GHz A9 Processor
- 9.7″ XGA Screen with a resolution of 1024 * 768
- 3G support with Video Calling
- 5MP AutoFocus Back Camera with Flash
- Android Jelly Bean 4.1
- 16GB Built-in storage and 32GB expandable
- Voice Calling
- 1GB Ram
- HD Video Playback
- FM Radio
- 6000 mAh Battery
- Slightly heavy
- Poor camera quality
- Standard software
Design and Build Quality
At first look the tablet looks stylish. It has a slim design and is nice to hold and work on. The plastic back finish of the tablet is quite good and as a standard of all iBall Slide products this one too comes with a red slash at the back. The camera is neatly placed at the top right corner along with a flash light. Generally, we do not see many tablet with flash . The four sides contain various ports namely, Micro USB OTG port, 3.5mm headphone jack, reset hole, SIM and Micro SD card slot, volume rocker, power button and mic. The tablet looks sturdy and well built. We feel that its a bit heavy but then it won’t leave you with a pain.
The User Interface is vanilla Jelly Bean 4.1. Not much has been done on the front of the User Interface and the software looks very plain. The tablet does come with some preloaded apps like WeChat, ES File Explorer, CricketNext, Documents To Go, Facebook, IBNLive, Yahoo Messenger, moneycontrol, MX Player, Whatsapp and many more. The distinct feature in this tablet are numerous preloaded wallpapers. Message typing is good and smooth. Below are few screenshots of Slide 3G 9728.
Processor, GPU and Benchmarking
iBall Slide 3G 9728 is powered by DUAL CORE ARMv7 Processor with 1GB RAM. The GPU Renderer is PowerVR SGX 531 and the CPU hardware is MT6577. Screen density being 160 dpi. The packaging states that the screen resolution is 1024 * 768 but Aututu device info stats that is 768 * 982. Not sure which is actual. Below are screenshots of the tablet using AuTuTu app.
Music and Video
The tablet played HD videos comfortably. Though we would have enjoyed watching the video on a brighter screen. Music playback is good and the new Play app looks nice too. We would be uploading a video review soon of the Music and Video playback quality of 3G 9728
Edit: The video review of iBall Slide 3G9728 can be seen here
We tested the video calling on 3G 9728 and it was decent. However photography in low light was disappointing despite of flash support. But again, tablets are not really meant to take photos at large. To conclude, we can call image capture as a satisfactory experience. Stills taken from the camera
Gaming is one feature we enjoyed the most while reviewing the product. We were happy with the performance of this tablet given its price range. The touch response was good and even the graphics performance.
If you are looking for a pocket friendly 3G Tablet PC which is bigger than a standard 7″ inch tablet, than this is the best in the lot available. The product quality is good and it scores brownie points on major key features like calling, browsing, display quality and gaming.
The tablet iBall Slide 3G 9728 is available 13,949 at Infibeam. This is a great buy if you want a 3G tablet in 9.7″ screen size.