Can iBall Andi 5Q take on Micromax Canvas Selfie?

iBall’s Andi 5Q Solus smartphone is now showing. If it appears to be ‘pricey’ at Rs11,499, this latest piece from iBall is retailing at slightly less — Rs11,262 — on e-commerce marketplaces. At present competition in the market for this phone is Micromax Canvas Selfie launched last week at Rs 15,999.

So, how does Andi 5Q Solus match with Canvas Selfie? A 5-inch HD OGS display (720 x 1280 pixel) expands Andi 5Q just a little more than Canvas Selfie, which bears a 4.7-inch HD IPS display (720×1280 pixel).

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The models aren’t different at the core, though. Both operate on Android 4.4 KitKat, have dual SIM option and are powered by octa-core processors backed by 2GB RAM. One difference is that the processor of Andi 5Q is tad slower at 1.4GHz (Mediatek) compared with Canvas Selfie’s 1.7GHz.

Coming to cameras, the Canvas Selfie is equally good in the capabilities of its front and back imaging equipment with a 13MP camera both ways. They come with LED flash modules and Sony sensors. But Andi 5Q offers better clicking in the rear with a 13 MP camera than the front with its 5MP camera.

Canvas Selfie comes with image enhancement tools including eye enhancement, face slimming, skin smoothening, teeth whitening, oil removal, clearing dark circles, and other make-up. Andi 5Q, in turn, offers scene detection, face recognition, panorama mode, geo-tagging, smile shot and options for face beautification.

Storage-wise both devices come with 16GB of built-in storage expandable by up to 32GB microSD card. And they offer the same bouquet of connectivity tools, namely Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, and 3G.

Andi 5Q may be slightly lagging in battery support. While Canvas Selfie has a 2300mAh battery Andi 5Q has only a 2250mAh battery. But the makers haven’t revealed specifics about the talk time and standby the batteries support.

Vishal Kawadkar
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