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iBall Cobalt Oomph Review

Updated on February 25, 2015

The iBall Cobalt Oomph 4.7D and the iBall Xotic has been doing the rounds for quite a while now. The company is presenting these phones as direct competitors in the Budget Segment with the likes of Lenovo A600, Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Redmi Note and the Yu Yureka. iBall has just taken over the first position from Samsung in the tablets market. So they are all on cloud nine right now and these phones will definitely be a star for them, or they think so. However, these phones are priced higher than the Redmi 1S and the A6000 but lower than the Yu Yureka. Maybe iBall knew where they were lying in this segment. The specifications of these phones are just out, and I will be doing a full review soon, till then this is a specifications review.

Cobalt Oomph Box
Cobalt Oomph Box | Source

Looks:

The phone has a 4.7inch display, hence the name, and if you see the photos, you will surely be reminded of the iPhone. Nowadays a lot of smartphones manufacturers are borrowing their design of off Apple. Cobalt Oomph 4.7D has a metallic like finish at the sides. At the right, we have the power button and the volume rocker is expected to be at the left end. In the front we have the earpiece, the secondary camera, the big screen and an awesome looking home button. It is big, round and it is a physical button, not capacitative. Behind, we have the primary camera and the loudspeaker.

Hardware:

This is where this phone shines. It packs in a powerful Cortex A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. For RAM, we have 1GB of RAM and for storage we have a modest 8GB of internal storage, of which 2GB is for the system, 2GB is for the user and 4GB is for internal storage. The storage is expandable, so you do get a lot more of that.

iBall Cobalt Oomph

Spec
Info
Display
4.7inch HD display, IPS panel
Resolution
1280x720 pixels, 312 ppi
Processor
1.3GHz Cortex A7 Quad Core processor
RAM
1 GB
Storage
8GB internal, expandable via microSD
Camera
8 MP rear with AF and LED flash, 5 MP front
Battery
1850 mAH
Price
Rs.7999

Camera and Display:

The rear camera in the Cobalt Oomph 4.7D is an 8 megapixel shooter with Auto Focus and and LED flash. At the front we have a 5 megapixel camera for video calls and selfies. The display of this phone is also really good on paper. It is a 4.7inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280x720. It has a pixel density of 312ppi.

Cobalt Oomph 4.7D Box
Cobalt Oomph 4.7D Box | Source

Other Features:

Cobalt Oomph comes preloaded with Android v4.4 KitKat. But what is exciting is that we have a promised upgrade to Lollipop. It is a dual sim phone with dual sim standby. Other features like 3G, EDGE, Bluetooth v4.0 and GPRS are present. A very disappointing fact is that this phone doesn't support 4G, like its competitors.

Battery:

iBall has given the right amount of juice for this phone. The battery is 1850 mAh battery and it should easily last a day or more with moderate to heavy usage. The 4.7inch HD display wouldn't drain out all of the battery for sure.

Comparison with major competitor!

Spec
Lenovo A6000
iBall Cobalt Oomph 4.7D
Display
5inch HD IPS display, 1280x720 pixels, 294ppi
4.7inch HD IPS display, 1280x720 pixels, 312ppi
Processor
Snapdragon 410 Cortex A53 Quad Core, 1.2 GHz
Cortex A7, Quad Core, 1.3 GHz
RAM
1 GB
1 GB
Storage
8GB, expandable upto 32 GB
8GB, expandable
Camera
8 MP with AF and Flash, 2MP front
8 MP with AF and Flash, 5 MP front
Battery
2300 mAh
1850 mAh
Price
Rs.6999
Rs.7999
Points to Note
4G capable device, front camera not upto mark, awesome processor and bigger battery.
Better front camera, slightly better display, processor is of old architecture, not 4G capable and lower battery life.
From the table it is very clear that, iBall has got a few things right and a few things wrong.
Verdict
Verdict

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