Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X which is a budget phone form Spice, it comes with 1.3 Ghz dual core CPU coupled with 512MB of RAM which definitely does not looks great on the specs part but this phone is available for a affordable price of Rs. 7000 approx. In this review we tell you whether this device is worth the money you spend on it and whether it will live up to your expectations in day to day usage for anyone user.

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Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5 inch IPS TFT capacitive touch screen with 480 x 854 resolution
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz Dual Core
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • Camera: 8 MP AF camera.
  • Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
  • Internal Storage: 4 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
  • Battery: 1800 mAh battery Lithium Ion
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – Yes, LED Indicator – No
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity

Box Contents

Handset, battery of 2000 mAh, screen gaurd preinstalled on the device and one extra in the package, user manual, service center list, In ear headphones, Micro USB to USB cable, USB Charger and Flip cover.

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X being a budget phone has a pretty good build quality which includes a back cover with metal in the middle with matte finish and other part of the back cover on the top and bottom has glossy shine finish, but still the phone feels solid and much better in build quality than any other phone. The design of the device is nothing exceptional but the phone looks premium in terms of looks but the thickness of the phone is slightly higher at around little less than 1 cm. The form factor of the phone is not great as it feels slightly heavy at 190 grams and 5 inch display and thickness makes it difficult to carry and this use this phone with one hand.

Camera Performance

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It has 8 MP rear camera which supports auto focus and tap to focus as well, it can also record HD video at 720p max from the rear camera. The overall image and picture quality in day light is good but in low light its average more you can get an idea after looking at the camera samples below. The front camera is 1.3 MP can used for video chat but don’t expect great quality and details in the video feed from front camera.

Camera Samples

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Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X Camera Video Sample

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

It has 5 inch TFT display which looks good but does not offer great viewing angles or nice saturation of colors, the display looks faded in terms of color reproduction at times but its bright enough to be used in indoor light and can be read nicely but in sunlight you will need to increase the brightness to read the display. It has in built memory of 4 Gb, it gives around 2.5 Gb available to user, but limited storage on this phone is not a big problem as you have the option to install games and apps on the SD card as well, by selecting it as default storage. The battery is 1800 mAh which seems to be quite sufficient for this 5 inch display as you will get around 1 day of backup with moderate usage which does not include extensive game play and video watching.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

The software UI is heavily customized which is not slow but not as fast as stock android could have been on this device with the current hardware, when you run good number of apps in background then you will notice considerable amount of lag in UI. It can handle casual games like Temple Run Oz, Temple Run 2 and Subway Surfer quite nicely and medium graphic games like Frontline commando can also be played without much graphic lag but heavy games like MC4 and Nova 3 may get installed only on SD card and but they cannot be played on it as they show high amount of graphic lag.

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 3129
  • Antutu Benchmark: 10914
  • Nenamark2: 40.1
  • Multi Touch: 5 point

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X Gaming Review [Video]

Sound, Video and Navigation

It has loudspeaker on the back side which will get blocked at times when the device placed on its back, however the loudness of the sound from the loudspeaker is loud enough but not the loudest we have heard. The video playback for HD videos is supported on the device, you can play 720p videos without any audio or video sync issues, for unsupported video formats you can use third party apps like MX Player and BS Player. It can also be used for GPS Navigation however it does not have magnetic compass sensor, but GPS navigation on this device will still work with the help of assisted GPS.

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X Photo Gallery

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What We Liked

  • Great built
  • Loud enough loudspeaker

What We Did Not Liked

  • Average rear camera photo quality in low light
  • Low RAM size

Conclusion and Price

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X seems to offer decent hardware specs at very affordable price of around Rs. 6499 INR One thing which we did not liked much is low RAM size which does affect the overall performance of the device with prolonged usage. However, at this price point some good things you get to much better build quality and material which give this device a premium look and 5 inch display which you can get at this price point on this phone.

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