IBall Slide Brace-X1 4G
What do we have here?
This here is the 4G-enabled successor to the Slide Brace X1, with VoLTE support. The Silver finishing has also been shunted out in favour of Gold.
So, old isn’t gold in this case. Anyhow, what’s under the hood?
Under the 10.1” HD display is a 1.3GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, Mali T720 graphics unit, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD. However, there is only one SIM slot.
I can see a kickstand there. How flexible is it?
It offers three ways to use the tablet. You can set it vertically, horizontally or even keep it slightly elevated from the ground like a keyboard.
Won’t the charging cable come in the middle though?
Nope. iBall had the foresight of designing it in such a way that it’s located unobtrusively on the side along with a USB port that supports OTG.
What if I need to take a quick snap?
The 8MP rear camera with LED flash should suffice for basic shots. The camera app features all the usual suspects including, but not limited to, Panorama, Face Beauty, Contiunous Shot, Face Detection, Zero Shutter Delay and more.
Fair enough. Sound quality is always a let-down in tablets though.
The dual-chambered speakers located on either side of the kickstand hinge should hopefully meet expectations when listening to FM or songs on the music player.
How does the Brace fare on the app front?
It comes pre-loaded with a diverse mix of productivity apps like MS Office stub and premium Gameloft games like Modern Combat 4, Midnight Pool etc.
Does it have any India-specific feature?
Glad you asked! There is regional-system language support for nine languages and read/write support for 21. So diving into system settings won’t turn into a heartstopping adventure.
The FM app can also record any on-air audio for later playback