Nowadays, budget-friendly smartphones are gaining significant market share, as the consumers in the Indian market are more inclined to purchase these kind of handsets. With the launch of Galaxy Note 2, a high-end phablet from the South Korean tech giant, several Indian manufacturers have come up with massive 5 inch Android phablets to quench the needs of the budget conscious consumers, who might not opt to purchase the expensive offering by Samsung.
Relatively, iBall and Kobian, the two Indian based manufacturers have come up with 5 inch Android ICS based phablets with decent specifications and dual SIM capability.
Have a look at the spec comparison of iBall Andi 5c and Kobian Mercury MagiQ and find out which out of the two phablets suits your needs.
Display: iBall Andi 5c and Kobian Mercury MagiQ, both the devices sport a 5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
Processor: Andi 5c has a powerful 1GHz Cortex A9 processor while MagiQ has a 1GHz single core ARMv7 processor.
Operating System: Both are flavored with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and hence they have similar software features and skin.
Camera: Andi 5c has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 0.3MP front camera. On the other hand, MagiQ has a bigger 12MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera.
Storage: When it comes to the storage, both the handsets have 4GB internal memory and 512MB RAM. However, they have a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.
Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the handsets have features like 3G with HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Bluetooth with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: While the backup offered by the 2,300 mAh Li-ion battery in Andi 5c is not disclosed by the manufacurer, the 2,200 mAh Li-ion battery in MagiQ offers 15 days standby and 13 hours talk time.
Price: Being budget devices, Andi 5c is priced at Rs 12,999 while MagiQ is priced at Rs 12,700.
For all the software geeks, Andi 5c would be a better choice as it comes with a plethora of preloaded features like face unlock, control over network data, a gallery app with photo editor, red-eye remover, redefined notification panel and multitasking functions. However, if you require a handset with a better camera, Mercury MagiQ has a 12MP camera to capture images of great quality.
At the same time, both are available with similar price tag and features. Hence, in the end the decision is entirely your on the choice of purchase.