Spice has today presented a new budget smartphone, Spice Stellar 360, in India, which provides with the option for physical Qwerty keyboard and has been priced at 4,799 INR. The main competitor will of course be Intex Aqua QWERTY which was launched a few weeks back.
The display is 3.5 inches in size with 480 x 320 pixels spread across it. The display resolution and viewing angles take a hit due to budget price tag, but the touch is more sensitive than what we expected.
The chipset employs 1.3 GHz dual core chipset with Mali 400 MP GPU and 512 MB RAM. Internal storage is 4 GB and can be further extended using MicroSD card support. The phone runs on Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system and you will also get the three capacitive navigation keys between the display and physical QWERTY keypad. You can also trigger software keypad with the symbol key, while typing.
The imaging hardware includes a 3.2 MP camera at the rear and a 1.3 MP camera at the front for those interested in video calling. The battery capacity is 1500 mAh which is pretty standard in this price range. With low to moderate usage, you can get one day of usage, but you will have to keep that charger handy.
Connectivity features include 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Spice has also provided with some gesture features and preloaded BBM App, which you can use to make free BBM to BBM voice calls.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. T M Ramakrishnan, CEO – Devices, Spice Retail Limited, said “Spice Retail has always been at forefront in bringing innovative products to its customers. Spice Stellar 360-3G is one such product which offers the convenience of both touch and type features with Free BBM to BBM voice calls & 2GB free storage on Spice Cloud for users who are qwerty lovers but wish to explore the touch experience at the same time. All spice devices are designed keeping the convenience and demands of its customer in mind. The New Product Spice Stellar 360 with touch and type QWERTY keypad has also been designed keeping in mind the ease of both, keypad admirers and the touchpad buffs.”
You can buy Spice Stellar 360 for 4,799 INR from Amazon.in and Saholic. Free goodies include a pouch worth 500 INR and 2 GB of storage space on the cloud. For further insight, You can also watch the full review of Spice Stella 360 below.