iBall is a domestic electronic company of India, and currently it tops the list of Tablet PC Manufacturers, and this is declared in a report by IDC(International Data Corporation) (Source).
Though, it tops the list tablet manufacturers, there are many other manufacturers like Samsung, Micromax, etc. in the market which are making the competition fierce.
Whatever the competitive scenario might be, we are solely concerned with the quality of smartphones and Tablets at a minimum possible price. Here I review the iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL Tablet which is one of the latest and best tablets in India.
Most smartphone experts argue that most of the budget tablets have major issues, and are not durable for the long term. However, the case seems otherwise with the iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL. With its launch recently in January 2016, I think it can change the way people think about budget tablets in general. I have used this gadget and I can say that it is one of the best tablets in India in this price range.
Let me write down some great features of iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL:
Inside the Box
All that you see in the image comes into a box. There’s the tablet of course charger, earphones, Y-cable, and an OTG cable.
iBall Gorgeo 4GL is of the general tablet size, i.e. 7 inches. However, the compact width of 10.11 mm makes it appealing. It’s unfair to compare it with smartphones like Vivo X5 Max, OPPO R5 or Gionee Elife S5.1. Firstly, it’s quite dumb to compare a smartphone with a tablet for such a point. Secondly, iBall Gorgeo 4GL isn’t made for this purpose. And lastly, for what reason do you need a slim tablet anyway?
The back of the tablet is pretty decent. It’s made of plastic with patterns. You can find the iBall Slide logo along with some specifications on the back cover.
iBall Gorgeo 4GL comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop. There has been no update from the company regarding the Marshmallow upgrade.
It has a clean User Interface – the one you see on smartphones such as Xolo, Micromax, Lava, Intex, etc.
iBall Slide Gorgeo is quite decent in terms of connectivity, with all the basic features you need to get going. There’s WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and A-GPS. It even supports USB OTG (On-The-Go)!
It is a 4G Tablet with all India LTE bands support. 4G stands for 4th Generation which is the latest and more advanced than 2G and 3G. 4G network has been launched in India but to use that you need a device that has 4G support. So, having iBall Slide Gorgeo would be good because you will be able to use 4G that is ultra-fast network. 4G is said to be 10 times faster than 3G. So you know how much benefit you get when have access to 4G. You can download movies, songs, etc. in no time. Even, video calling experience is great with 4G.
The device supports two SIM cards at a time – the first one a normal SIM and the second a mini one. It’s a significant advantage as I can use whichever type of SIM I want.
iBall Slide Gorgeo is way better than its competitors in terms of performance. Though it just has 1GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 processor, it runs smoothly and without any lags in most cases. I have opened more than 13 apps(hangout, Whatsapp, Facebook, Dead Target, Dead Trigger, Gmail, torch, subway surfer, etc.)while using it, and I didn’t find any problem in switching from one app to another. To my utter surprise, this tablet was running smoothly! Moreover, I even played Subway Surfer, Dead Trigger and Dead Target for more than 40 minutes continuously, yet the smartphone didn’t heat up. There was a bit of warmth I felt, but that too was quite negligible. Such performance is very appreciated and unexpected in devices of budget range. This surely makes it one of the best Tablets in India at this low price.
Talking about videos, I watched them continuously for about 3 hours. There was no heating issues, even the battery usage was minimum (around 15% battery was drained)! I have tried watching videos of 480P to 1080P and all of them played like a charm!
It’s quite rare to use a tablet for calling. But no worries! iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL provides decent call quality. For testing, I held myself for more than 30 minutes on the call. No issues detected and the best part, the tablet didn’t heat up! For sure, if you talk for an hour, you may notice the device getting warm a bit, but almost all devices get warmed or heated if you call for such longer duration.
Battery is one thing that every user considers while buying a smartphone or Tablet. Fortunately, Gorgeo 4GL boasts of a huge 3500 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which lasts very long. Once I kept the phone on standby for around 27 hours after charging it fully. Though apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Hangouts and Gmail were running in the background using Wifi, the battery drained by only mere 6%!
However, I didn’t appreciate the fact that the battery is non-removable as I personally prefer devices having a removable battery, for it can be replaced with a new one whenever I run out of it! Also, charging the battery takes quite long. It took me around 4 hours to reach from 0 to 100%. But, it is also that case that the battery is of 3500mAh so it would naturally take some extra time to get charged fully.
iBall has added a “Smart Power Saving” feature, which can be accessed in settings. If you ever run in short of battery and have no access to a charger, you can enable this feature to conserve battery power.
The battery quality indeed makes it to the list of best tablets in India
iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL has to 8 MP Rear Camera and 5 MP Front Camera respectively. The tablet has almost all the basic pre-loaded camera features you need: autofocus, face detection, multi-angle, panorama, etc. Talking about the LED flash, it has LED Flash for both cameras! It’s India’s first ever tablet with Front LED Flash! You can now take selfies even in low light!
The camera quality is average, and that is completely normal for a Tablet. I have captured a few photos of my Sister’s Son that you can see below:
|Indoor, Main Camera, with Flash||Indoor, Main Camera, Without Flash|
Gorgeo 4GL comes with 8 GB ROM and 1 GB RAM. Pretty decent, I don’t think you will have issues with it. The sad fact is that around 4.92 GB is consumed by the operating system and pre-loaded apps. You just have around 3.08 GB free. That’s actually not a big issue when you’re given an expandable micro SD card support upto 32 GB.
iBall Slide Gorgeo 4G is the first model in iBall Slide range to be pre-installed with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel apps.
It has a lot of pre-installed apps or bloatware. On one hand you’re given the essentials such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Times of India, 360 Security Lite, Newshunt, Accuweather, etc. and games like Asphalt Nitro, Bubble Bash 3, Motocross Extreme (mostly by Gameloft) on the other. They might be an advantage, sure, but they are the culprits of hugely filled internal storage.
SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) is a calculation of the amount of radiation absorbed into body tissues while talking on the phone. Higher SAR value can increase the risk of diseases like Cancer. The maximum value limit allowed in India is 1.6 W/Kg.
Following are the values of iBall Gorgeo 4GL:
- 2G GSM 900 MHz: 231 W/Kg (1g)
- 2G GSM 1800 MHz: 983 W/Kg (1g)
- 3G WCDMA 2100 MHz: 632 W/Kg (1g)
- 4G FDD-LTE Band B3/B5/B6: 231 W/Kg (1g)
- 4G TDD-LTE Band B40: 231 W/Kg (1g)
Other Features of this best Tablet in India
You can have a set of 5 detachable lenses with mSLR concept compatible with iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL’s Camera is optionally available (To be purchased separately).
It offers Wire-free FM Radio with Antenna and Multi-languages keyboard support.
It is also the first Indian Tablet that comes with 2 USBs on Y-cable. Y-cable is something that everyone needs as when you connect your tablet using it, charging and data exchange both processes happen simultaneously without any lag.
Since it has the Stock UI, you have the well-known swipe lock screen. Swipe from the left and it opens the phone dialer directly, do it from the right and it opens the camera. You find it on every smartphone running stock Android at least, but isn’t that an advantage?
I personally became a fan of the off-screen gestures. They even work when the screen is off (not locked)! You’re allowed to configure up to 5 gestures for different apps!
Besides, the tablet is bundled with Hungama Pro Subscription for 30 days. It supports 21 Indian languages such as Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada and more.
iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL is priced at around INR 6,999/- that is available in your nearby retail stores. I believe the above-mentioned features are really a lot at such a mediocre price range! That is the reason why I would like to call it the “Budget Beast”!
I have used a few highly priced Tablets, and a few that are priced low such as iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL. And, based on the experience with them, I can say that this tablet justifies its price completely.
iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL Giveaway – The Best Tablet in India of its range
Now coming to the Giveaway thing. Participate in the Giveaway below to win iBall Slide Gorgeo 4GL on www.techtricksworld.com. This giveaway is only for Indian readers.
Please Take a part in the Giveaway Below:
Note: The giveaway will be for 10 days, it will end on 3rd March 2016. The Winner will be contacted before 10 March 2016.
Mr. Jagat Kumar is the winner of this Giveaway!
Over to you guys!
Wow, what a review it is. Nicely compiled and thoroughly explained, I just loved reading it. Anyone can find this info sufficient to buy the tablet. Keep writing such useful stuff.
Have a nice day! 🙂
Thanks for the comment, Sonam.
Nice review, and this is a big fat giveaway. I have been participating in all the giveaways that run on TTW. I am in now to this giveaway too.
Great to know that, Jagat.
Thanks for entering into the giveaway.
Thanks for the Giveaway of this tablet. My dad use the iBall slide i701 windows OS Tablet, and it’s battery backup to really good. Iball is making some real good tablets nowadays.
This is a detailed review of iball tablet. Thanks again!
Great Giveaway Bro! by the way nice review.. and successfully participated in giveaway! very excited to participate in the giveaway. 😀
thanks for organizing this beautiful giveaway
Awesome review, and this is a big fat giveaway.
Keep writing such useful stuff.
Thanks for the Giveaway of this tablet.
I am second time on your site, You post such an awesome blog posts with different thinking, Thanks a lot for sharing.
I mast say what a tablet sir ji, only in Rs 6999 with all awesome features mind blowing. Thanks for the giveaway.
Hi Atish bhai,
After some month I just came online and open one of my favourite blog “TTW” and saw this giveaway.
Such a clean and deep review, really this tablet is justifying the price.
I have entered into giveaway. Hope to win 🙂
Have a great day!
Great to know that, Shiv.
Thanks for the participation.
Great Giveaway! entered into it
Thanks for the giveaway. I am in. Review is very well written too. Thank you.
Great Review, atish.
Thank you for the giveaway. I am in.
Nice review Atish.
Thank you for the giveaway. Hope I will win.
Awesome review and a lovely giveaway…wish to get lucky 🙂
Thanks for the giving the opportunity to participate in this contest, Never thought i would win it but with grace of word, I MADE IT Feeling Really overwhelmed 🙂
Congratulations, Jagat! Enjoy!
Thanks Atish. 🙂
I would like to point out something. My Gorgeo 4GL heats up when I connect bto the internet. Otherwise it is mind blowing.Movies play great here.
In the first week, we have used the device, we didn’t face such issues. However, if it heats up a bit it is still fine at the price it comes on. Thanks for coming by.
I really love this gadget and also very affordable price, but i would like to know its battery backup.! kindly update it please….!
Battery backup is quite impressive, Viki. 🙂
Hi, it is complete review, thanks to share.Mostly indian mobile have 1.6 SAR value. Picture quality of iBall is quite good compare to price.
Really inpresd atish..just wanna know its real 4g means can we call using 4g network?
When I tested this tablet, I didn’t use 4G SIM, so cannot tell you exactly whether you can call using this or not. Moreover, it is indeed a good tablet in its price range.
Hey atish need one more help..nd thnx for the reply..i wanted to know that you purchased it from store or online.can i be sure of the product from snapdeal or flipkart..because somewhere camera is 8mp and 5 mp and somewhere 5mp and 2mp..also it isnt showing y cable feature..what to do ?
I didn’t purchase it rather I received from the company to test and write a review about it. So, I used for 10 days and the experience was good. About the specs, do consider the review as everything written in the review is done after using it.
Consider this for exact specs if you want => http://www.iball.co.in/Gorgeo4G.aspx
thanx a lot atish..ur reviews helped me alot…explained very well
Glad you liked it, Saransh.
My tab 4gl automatically switch off and on and it takes 7 to 8 min to get started what I do now
Automatic switch off is something looks weird. Please try resetting your device once. I am sure the problem will be solved. If not, you can check with iBall service center.
One doubt there, Is iBall Customer service good?, If I buy this device from them, what about after sale service and support?
Till now I didn’t need to ask their support since the products I have used are working fine. So, I am a little bit unsure about it. But since it is good reputable company, I am sure their support will be good.
Hi recently I buy this tablet. It volte supported. Its good one. But how video call enable. Any one know