Expert Review of iBall Glam 3
iBall Glam 3 is a flip type handheld phone that comes with a 2.6 inch screen and has an alphanumeric keypad and works on the Java Platform. The device is visually attractive and is available in the colours of black and white. Its phonebook memory allows the user to store 2000 contacts and the gadget also comes with the facility of a mobile tracker that enables the user to keep track of their device in case the handset is lost or is stolen. There is also a support for SOS calls. iBall Glam 3 comes with the facility of dual SIM (GSM + GSM) that facilitates the user to keep two mobile numbers in one device and takes away the trouble of keeping two devices at once.
Taking the camera into consideration, iBall Glam 3 gives a 2 megapixel strength that allows the user to click pictures with clarity while its digital zoom feature allows the user to take photographs even if the target to be clicked is at a greater distance. Other camera features include night vision mode, multi-shot mode, photo viewer with slide show. Although there is no provision for a secondary camera, the facility for video recording is there.
The device also features ample of multimedia options including a music player and a video player. Music can be heard on the loud speakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a standard 3.5 mm jack. FM radio gives you access to the current popular radio stations. The memory of the device allows you to store upto 2000 messages with the external memory of the device being very flexible giving you the liberty to stretch your memory space upto 16 GB.
The device comes with a TFT screen with a decent amount of connectivity features like Bluetooth and USB along with GPRS. Bluetooth facilitates the user to connect with other devices and gives access to exchange of data between them while the USB port provides the same luxury, but with your personal computer.
With all these features, there is a need of a decent battery capability and iBall Glam 3 provides just that with its 1100 mAh power back up giving the user a talk time of 3 hours in 2G and 100 hours in 2G.
Finally the device comes with a preinstalled opera mini browser and operates at a GSM frequency of 900 and 1800.
User Interface and UI functionality
iBall Glam 3 comes with a 2.6 inch TFT screen and comes with an alpha numeric keypad. The device is a flip type handset and scores well in terms of style and appearance.
The iBall Glam 3 brings a pretty healthy amount of multimedia features, specially when you consider that its a low-mid range phone. The device comes with the usual music and video player that should keep the user busy when short on entertainment. Music can be heard on the loud speakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the iBall Glam 3 using a standard 3.5 mm jack. FM radio makes sure that you get to listen to your favourite radio stations depending upon the availability of its signals in the respective cities.
Pictures and Video quality
The camera is pretty decent with a strength of 2 megapixel and although there is no facility of a secondary camera, video recording is facilitated. Other features that come along with the camera include digital zoom facility that allows the user to click pictures with great clarity even if he/she aims from a greater distance. The multi-shot feature provides the user with the necessary tool to take multiple shots.
The internet facility is not out of the world with the iBall Glam 3 but it does come with a preinstalled opera mini browser along with the GPRS facility that assists the user to navigate to his/her desired location. The bluetooth facility supports A2DP profile and enables the user to connect with other devices and enables them to transfer data to it or receive data from it. The data could be anything ranging from music files to video files to documents in some format like text files.
Internal and External Memory
iBall Glam 3 probably scores more points on the storage capacity more than anything. The device gives provision to a microSD card slot that allows the user to expand the memory upto 16 GB. The vast memory space will come in handy for those users who love their music and prefer to keep their complete collection of songs with them.
Applications and Gaming
Gaming features will not be something extra ordinary that can compete with the smartphones, but then again, the device is not aiming to do that. Still iBall Glam 3 provides with decent games with satisfactory features.
The device comes with a pretty decent battery of 1100 mAh making sure that the user gets to enjoy the features of the cell phone without being interrupted. Its power back up gives a talk time of 3 hours in 2G and a standby time of 100 hours again in 2G. For those who love to listen to their favourite music whether through the music player or on the Radio FM for long hours can do so with the formidable battery powering them through.
iBall Glam 3 offers lots of connectivity features including bluetooth, GPRS and USB port. The bluetooth allows the user to connect with other devices and supports A2DP profile. You can transfer data to the other device or retrieve from it depending upon your own need. The data exchanged could be anything like music files, video files or text documents. The USB port gives the provision to connect with the PC so as to transfer data to the computer or retrieve from it. The device comes with a preinstalled opera mini browser along with the GPRS facility that allows the user to navigate through to their desired location. Email facilities allow the user to mail their colleagues for business purposes or to their friends for staying in touch.
The device basically is a low mid range device, and in those terms is more than formidable. The flip-type style is pretty fancy and as an overall package of style and substance, iBall Glam 3 can overtake its contemporaries in the same league.