Today, Spice Mobiles has come up with the successor of the Stellar 520 dubbed Stellar 520n. The handset comes with usual specifications that we can expect from a mid-ranger and carries a price tag of Rs 9,999. But, the online retailer Amazon has exclusively listed the smarphone for a discounted pricing of Rs 6,999. Let’s take a look at the smartphone to know about its hardware capabilities.
Camera and Internal Storage
The rear camera on the Spice Stellar 520n is an 8 MP sensor and it is accompanied with LED flash and BSI sensor that will provide better imaging performance. This camera is teamed up with a 2 MP front shooter that can handle video conferencing and clicking self portrait shots. These imaging aspects sound impressive on paper though we do not know the real time performance.
Internal storage is 8 GB and it can be further expanded by another 32 GB using a micro SD card. This 8 GB storage is split in two parts leaving you with around 3 GB for apps. Since several preloaded apps will save their data in this area, it will be a limitation for heavy users who plan to live with hundreds of apps. You can also check SD card as default storage for app data and other media. Some apps can be transferred to SD card.
Processor and Battery
The Spice offering comes equipped with a 1.3 GHz quad core processor of unspecified chipset. While the capabilities of this processor are not known, it is clear that this processor along with 1 GB of RAM will definitely be capable of rendering without much hassle.
Battery capacity is average at 2,000 mAh and the backup that this battery can pump in is not disclosed by the vendor. But, we believe it should keep the handset live for moderate hours of backup under mixed usage.
Display and Features
The display bestowed in the Spice Stellar 520n is 5 inches in size that comes packed with HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This combination renders a usable pixel density of 294 pixels per inch that will make this screen a great one for common tasks. Furthermore, the screen makes use of the IPS technology for the better viewing angles and OGS technology that will make the display more responsive and thinner.
The Spice smartphone is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and is packed with standard connectivity aspects including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM functionality. Furthermore, the Stellar 520n comes pre-installed with WhatsApp and Opera as well. And, Spice provides a free Flip Cover and three back panels in different color options including Yellow, Red and White for a limited time period.
|Model||Spice Stellar 520n|
|Display||5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP|
What we Like
- Good display
- Capable imaging hardware
What we Don’t Like
- Storage is split in two parts
Price and Conclusion
The Spice Stellar 520n is priced appropriately at Rs 9,999 and comes with a good display and decent hardware aspects that justify its pricing. But, the smartphone market is already flooded with several such smartphone, so we need to wait to see how consumers take this particular offering from Spice. Of course, the freebies including the colorful back covers could entice the potential buyers who are looking for smartphones in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket.