Another quad-core device for the Indian market, the Spice Coolpad Mi-515 was recently launched by Spice India. The phone comes with decent hardware and is priced well at just 9,990 INR. Spice would hope this phone helps them get a better market share in the Indian market where domestic manufacturers face stiff competition from one another.
Among a host of other newer brands, Spice will be facing competition from Micromax, Karbonn and XOLO, all of which have similar offerings for the market. Let us go ahead and review the phone based on the specifications listed.
Camera And Internal Storage
Unlike many other manufacturers who have stepped up to pack an 8MP camera, Spice has decided to stick with a 5MP unit, which might disappoint some. The 5MP unit on the Coolpad Mi-515 comes with autofocus and LED flash to aid photography in low-light situations. One can expect decent pictured from the 5MP unit, but also keep in mind the phone is a budget device so expectations shouldn’t be very high.
On the storage front, the phone comes with the regular 4GB of on-board storage like most other manufacturers’ phones with a MediaTek based chipset. The storage can further be extended up to 32GB via a microSD card, so although microSD cards will be a must in many situations, one would rarely fall short of storage since 32GB will suffice for most.
Processor And Battery
The phone, as mentioned earlier, packs a quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz per core. This means that the phone will prove to be quit powerful, in line with other quad core phones in the Indian market like the XOLO Q800, Micromax Canvas HD, etc. The power quad core processor is further complemented by 1GB of RAM, which makes the combination powerful in processing as well as multitasking.
The device will come powered by a 2000mAh battery, which although is not the best in today’s day, is quite decent for most. 8-10 hours of backup can be expected with moderate to heavy usage, and about a day for low to moderate usage.
Display Size And Type
The Spice Coolpad Mi-515 comes with a 5 inch display which packs a qHD resolution of 960×540. People coming from WVGA displays will tend to like the display density on this phone, however, those coming from HD displays might find the display to be lacking. The medium resolution should ensure there’s not much load on the processor and GPU, and at the same time display density will be good enough so people don’t find pictures/videos pixelated. The display is of IPS type, which means viewing angles will be great. Pictures and videos will look sublime, and should be enjoyable for most users.
There are quite a few competitors to the Coolpad Mi-515, and it will indeed be tough for Spice to leave an impression in the Indian Market. Quad core phones are being launched every day, and the Coolpad is just another one from Spice. However, to name a few competitors, the Coolpad will face competition from Celkon A118 HD, Lava Iris 504Q, Intex Aqua i-5, etc.
|Spice Coolpad Mi-515
|5 inches qHD (960x540p)
|1.2GHz quad core
|1GB RAM, 4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB
|5MP rear, VGA front
The Spice Coolpad Mi-515 does come with decent specifications and a powerful processor. But, most buyers in India think of Micromax as the best option when it comes to a device from an Indian manufacturer, so it might be tough for Spice to find buyers for this one. However, let us tell you again, the phone does pack decent enough features which make it worth the price. Spice Coolpad Mi-515 has been priced at 9,990 INR.