Spice Mobiles took the wraps of a budget dual SIM smartphone dubbed Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi-451 lately carrying an alluring price label of Rs 5,499. It is a stylish phone in the entry-level smartphone segment that comes along with a bundled Smart Flip Cover and good quality headphones along with it. If you are planning to upgrade your feature phone to a smartphone, here is a quick review of this Spice handset based on its spec sheet.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi-451 features a basic 3.2 MP primary camera at its back that is paired with LED flash for assistance in low light environments. Also, there is a front-facing 1.3 MP snapper that helps in making video calls. These cameras are pretty average with only basic capabilities, but they are acceptable given that it is a budget phone that could be a replacement for the feature phones.
Talking of storage capabilities, the Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi-451 bundles only 4 GB of internal storage capacity that is too low to accommodate all the applications that the users would install and the operating system. However, to the content of users the handset supports additional storage up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card slot. Also, there is support for Spice Cloud to store the content on the cloud.
Processor and Battery
The handset is stuffed with a 1.3 dual-core processor under its hood that is coupled with a mere 512 MB of RAM. Being an entry-level phone, it is not a surprise for the Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi-451 to come equipped with a dual-core processor, but the RAM capacity is too low to deliver a smooth performance and decent levels of multi-tasking.
Spice has included a 1,450 mAh battery in the handset, but the backup delivered by this battery remains undisclosed.
Display and Features
On the display front, the Spice offering is given a 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS LCD display that boasts a resolution of 854×480 pixels. Though the screen resolution appears to be low, it is average considering the phone’s pricing. Moreover, the IPS panel will deliver great viewing angles and good levels of color reproduction.
On the connectivity front, the phone comes packed with 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with aGPS. The lack of 3G connectivity is a great downside as it is one of the most important aspects to keep the users connected while they are on the go.
|Model||Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi-451|
|Display||4.5 inch, 854×480|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Dual Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||3.2 MP/ 1.3 MP|
Price and Conclusion
The price tag of Rs 5,499 is definitely not too bad for a dual SIM smartphone, but the Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi-451 lacks certain aspects that users might desire. The handset lacks 3G connectivity speeds, which is the main downside that might hold back the users from preferring to buy it. But, it should be a better offering for those feature phone users who are planning to upgrade to a smartphone for the first time.