Orbra Inferno (Android Tablet) Hands-on

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Yesterday evening, I spent some time with Ololade Otayemi AKA Mr Orbra, the young man behind Orbra Mobile, makers of Orbra Avalanche and Inferno. While the Avalanche is a 4.7-inch quad-core smartphone, the Inferno is a 7-inch tablet. I had hands-on time with both devices. While both are really good gadgets, both in terms of looks, feel and performance, it was the Inferno that captured my heart.

Orbra Inferno Pull-down

The Inferno runs stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with a modified launcher for the homescreen. In look and feel, the Inferno scores high. It feels very refined, just about the same feel you will find on a high end Samsung Galaxy, which was a very big surprise to me. A marked departure from most homegrown mobile devices, the 1280 x 800 pixel resolution display of the Inferno feels really smooth in use. Performance-wise, the 1.2GHz Cortex A7 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM seem to keep things purring nicely, as I found it fluid and nice to use.

Orbra Inferno

It is dual-SIM, with one slot for a regular (Mini) SIM, and the second for a micro-SIM. This is the first time I am seeing such a combination too. The device supports both HSDPA and HSPA+, and in network mode, you can peg whatever network you are using for data to 3G-only. Nice touch. There is a dialer built-in so you can place and receive phone calls on it – hopefully with a headset.

Orbra Inferno About

The Inferno comes with 16GB storage built-in and a 16GB microSD card included. I am looking forward to seeing how the 4850mAh battery will perform on a day-to-day basis, so hang around for my battery life review soon. And it has an 8.0MP rear camera (with auto-focus and flash) and a 5.0MP front camera. Will the 8 megapixel camera be up to scratch? I am not a fan of taking photographs with tablets, but I shall put it to the test anyway.

Orbra Inferno Accesories

In the nice box, accessories include: audio headset, USB cable, and charging adapter, as well as a case, all in white (white a nice touch of black).

Expect more on the Inferno, as well as my hands-on of the Avalanche and Apple-ish Orbra 12,000mAh power bank. You know how I bring you all the juicy details.

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