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. Smartphones in the budget range usually have a small screen and that causes some issues while typing so Spice went ahead and launched a device with a touchscreen and a QWERTY keypad for a better experience. The competitor for the Stellar 360 is Intex Aqua Qwerty launched few weeks ago. Let’s see how the phones stack up against each other.
Display and Processor
Spice Stellar 360 sports a 3.5 inch screen same as that to Intex Aqua Qwerty. The resolution (480 X 320) is also the same on both the phones. Spice Stellar 360 is at par with Intex Aqua Qwerty as far as the display is considered. Apart from the resolution, we don’t expect the display quality to be much different on both entry level devices either.
Spice Stellar 360 packs a 1.3 Ghz dual core processor backed by a Mali 400 MP GPU while Intex Aqua Qwerty has a 1.2 Ghz Quad core processor under its hood. Considering the price band the processor and the 512 MB RAM on both the phones is apt.
Camera and Internal Storage
Spice Stellar 360 has a 3.2 MP shooter while Intex Aqua Qwerty sports a 5 MP shooter. Spice Stellar 360 has a 1.3 MP front cam apt for video calling. Intex Aqua Qwerty camera though has VGA camera on the front. Though its hard to expect much from imaging hardware in this price segment, Intex Aqua Qwerty seems to have an edge over Stellar 360
Spice Stellar 360 has 512 GB RAM same as that to Intex Aqua Qwerty. Spice Stellar 360 has 4 GB internal storage expandable to 32 GB. Intex Aqua Qwerty also packs in the same space. At this price the internal storage is quite standard.
Battery and other features
Spice Stellar 360 has a 1500 mAh Li-ion cell same as that to the Intex Aqua Qwerty.With low to moderate usage, you can get one day of usage but you will have to keep the charger handy.
Spice Stellar 360 runs on Android 4.2 jellybean and Intex Aqua Qwerty also does the same. Spice has also provided with some gesture features and preloaded BBM App, which you can use to make free BBM to BBM voice calls. Spice are also providing 2 GB cloud storage on Spice cloud for the users. 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS are there for connectivity and getting a 3G device in this price range is quite a feat in itself and Spice has surely made things simpler with the Spice Stellar 360.
|Model||Spice Stellar 360||Intex Aqua Qwerty|
|Display||3.5 inch, HVGA||3.5 inch, HVGA|
|Processor||1.3 Ghz Dual-core||1.2 Ghz Dual-core|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, expandable to 32 GB||4 GB, expandable to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2||Android 4.2|
|Camera||3.2 MP/1.3 MP||5 MP/VGA|
|Battery||1500 mAh||1500 mAH|
|Price||Rs. 4,799||Approx 5,000 INR|
Price and Conclusion
Spice Stellar 360 is available on Amazon for a price of Rs.4,799, whereas Intex Aqua Qwerty is available for Rs. 5,000. Both the phones are similar on the specifications front and will offer similar Android experience. After sales support will play a major role here and while deciding between the two, you should give preference to the Manufacturer with good after sales support in your area.