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iBall launches 9.7″ 3G Tablet – 3G 9728
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iBall launches 9.7″ 3G Tablet – 3G 9728

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
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth

Drawbacks

  • Slightly heavy
  • Poor camera quality
  • Standard software

Video Review


 

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.

User Interface

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

Camera

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

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.

Conclusion

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.

Buy Now

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.

0 30 11899 02 July, 2013 Breaking News, Tablet PC Reviews, Tech Home, Tech Scroll, Video July 2, 2013

30 comments

  1. Hitender Kumar

    Hi, first of all.. thanks for a very helpful review..
    two can you please answer some of my queries regarding the tablet..
    My biggest concerns regarding this tablet are the quality of touch, the display quality and the battery performance.
    How is the quality of touch? Is the screen awkward to look at with very large ugly icons? (happens to be like that in HCL tablets) Can the battery last for one day with very less usage? (reading books.. and/or video for 4 hours approx.. it will remain in standby mode for entire day barring that).. thanks..

    Reply

    1. Post author
      technicues

      Hi Hitender,

      The touch and display quality is quite good. We were happy with the touch response.
      The tablet is thin and the screen does not look bad. Its convenient to use.

      The battery should last 1 day with regular usage.

      Cheers

      Reply
  2. Hitender Kumar

    Hi,
    I have one more question regarding the connectivity.
    Can I use my Vodafone SIM’s internet connection? I mean I won’t need to pair it with my other devices hopefully.

    Second thing.. is the Wifi port working well? It should not drop connections all the time..

    thanks..

    Reply

    1. Post author
      technicues

      Yes you can directly insert a SIM and start browsing. The SIM should have 3G activated.
      WiFi is working well, we installed around 30 apps using WiFi and connection did not drop.

      Cheers

      Reply
  3. Hitender

    Hi,

    I am waiting for your answer to my query still. Can I use a SIM card to connect it to the internet? I don’t want to use tethering or a 3G dongle for it.
    thanks..

    Reply
  4. Madhu

    Hi,
    Thank you for the review. I would like to ask few questions.
    1. Have you tried accessing a HDD using the OTG cable. Does it work? Or do we need an external power supply to HDD for file read/write?
    2. You said the photography was little disappointing. Can u also tell us about the quality when tried to scan docs through the 5mp camera.

    Thanks.

    Reply
  5. Avinash

    Hi,
    First of all, nice review.
    I want to buy a tab for browsing and ebook reading purpose only.
    That is the reason why I am looking for a tab having larger display and 3G connectivity.

    Will you suggest this tablet or do you have any other option for me?
    Thanks in advance..

    Reply

    1. Post author
      technicues

      Thanks for the appreciation Avinash.
      This is a good tablet with big screen and 3G connectivity. But it does not have an HD display so that fonts may not be very sharp.
      That being said, for the money you pay the quality is good. You will be able to read ebooks without any problem..

      Cheers

      Reply
  6. bhanu

    Hi,
    I just want to know will this tablet 3G 9728 will support the ms office? can i able to open & edit the ms word and excel file? please confirm.
    regards,
    bhanu

    Reply
  7. dileep

    As i heard most budget tablets prone to heating..is this tablet exceptional while watching video or playing games or browsing web for long periods….i would like to buy a budget friendly tablet which depends on your genuine response….

    Reply

    1. Post author
      technicues

      Hi Dileep,

      You get what you pay for… We have played few games and watched some video on this tablet.. it does feel a bit warn.. but wont burn your hand 😉
      For the given price, we feel its a good buy

      Cheers

      Reply
  8. Pavithran

    Will I be able to download graphic softwares like Autocad, Photoshop,corel etc. from the store and run on this tablet with the use of a stylus ??

    Reply
  9. Nilesh

    Dear team,

    i want to buy this tablet but the only issue is the battery backup,this tab got 6000mAh which as per my thinking is less for 10inch tab.mots of the Iball tab are coming with 8000mAh in 10inch tab range and their battery performance is also quite a good.
    i am looking for a tabwith a 3G(inbuilt),10inch,1Gb RAM w/d or W/o HDMI,and a good processor which can ease the use with atleast power backup of watching movies may be 1 or 2 back to back.
    Pls suggest and give me the feedback of using this tab with all time data ON and internet browsing(1-2 hours) and one movie(HD) playback.

    Reply
  10. vishal

    the video quality shown is not-much-apppreciable
    the-processor-speed-is-not-good-for-a-10-inch-tab
    how-abt-reading-ebooks-in-this-one-has-pixel-density-of-229ppi

    Reply
  11. vaishakh

    Very good review,i liked all the photographs of different ports, and your review style is great,will you please review iberry auxus core X4 3G tablet also.I think its also a good tablet in this price range but want to know more precisely about it.

    Reply
  12. rohit

    Hai technicues your review was marvelous, discussed every detail of the tab,but i have a question will it be able to play full HD videos say 1080pi,i want to know please whether you tested it, or will it be able to play upto 720p only.

    Reply
  13. vishal

    bought-this-tab-yesterday…………
    yeah-its-quite-nice-in-its-performance
    internet-works-good, screen-quality-is-good…..
    but……
    -its-camera-quality-is-worst (it-doesnt-seem-to-be-having-camera-like-5MP)
    -the-battery-life-is-not-appreciable

    Reply
  14. nithin

    I also want to know whether it plays 1080pi full HD videos,this is the only precise review about iball slide 3G 9728 in web that i found.

    Reply
  15. anand

    I also want to know if it plays full HD 1080p videos, as i have checked the datasheet of the processor MT6577 which is used in this tab, it is written it will be able to play videos upto 1080p, if this is true then this tab will be great for money payed,Technicues will you please check it and post a comment.Hoping for the reply…

    Reply

    1. Post author
      technicues

      Hi Rohit, Nitin and Anand

      Unfortunately we did not have the tablet with us now. But we have checked with iBall Support team and they have replied as below.

      “Slide 3G 9728 can play videos of up to 1080P resolution and 30fps maximum.”

      Cheers

      Reply
  16. Venkat

    Hi,
    I just want to know will this tablet 3G 9728 will support the ms office? can i able to open & edit the ms word and excel file? please confirm.
    regards

    Reply
  17. S.K.Pal

    I have a iball 3g 9728 model tablet. I can not connect it to internet through a reliance 3g dongle.
    Can any one help me? Which dongle may be connected with this tablet?

    Reply
  18. Aadila

    Is screeshot facility not available in this!? If it is i would like to know it soon because I’m in need of it!

    Reply

    1. Post author
      technicues

      There would surely be a screenshot feature.. You can call at there call center and ask for it.. 180030042255

      Cheers

      Reply

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