The Indian smartphone market has achieved great laurels with the emergence of the indigenous vendors and their solid offerings at reasonable pricing. One such manufacturer is Spice Mobiles that is renowned for its feature rich smartphones in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket. In order to expand its lineup, the firm has announced the launch of a new device – Spice Stellar 445 that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS bearing a price tag of Rs 5,299. Let us take a look at the quick review of the phone to analyze its capabilities.
Camera and Internal Storage
When it comes to the camera segment, the handset is an average performer with a 3.2 MP main camera at the back. The downside is that this camera is devoid the LED flash that is a necessity to achieve decent low light performance. This main camera is teamed up with a front-facing 1.3 MP camera that can handle the video calling and selfies department to a moderate level. Considering the price range of this handset, it should be capable of delivering basic photography solutions.
Internal storage is the standard 4 GB and it can be further expanded to 32 GB using a micro SD card support. Most vendors are stuck up with the 4 GB of storage capacity and this is has to be considered for improvement. Also, there is 2 GB of cloud storage space with Spice Cloud and this would find its use in backup.
Processor and Battery
The SoC used is Snapdragon quad-core chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz combined with a paltry 512 MB of RAM that should suffice for moderate usage. There are many smartphones that arrive with similar RAM capacity making it a common aspect of the entry-level phones, but this is a shortcoming when it comes to multi-tasking and performance.
Battery capacity is 1,500 mAh, which sounds pretty basic to pump in long hours of backup to the device. Considering its low battery capacity, we doubt that it would be capable of lasting for long hours under mixed usage.
Display and Other Features
The 4 inch display on the Spice Stellar 445 carries a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels that translates to a pixel density of 233 pixels per inch. While this is average for an entry-level smartphone, it should be capable enough of handling the basic tasks though not suitable for advanced functionality.
The device comes with Android 4.3 Jelly bean on board, which means access to most apps and better memory management solutions compared to its predecessors. Furthermore, it comes with connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Also, it comes with Snapdragon audio+ technology that enables delivering enhanced audio output and supports languages such as English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Bangla.
The Spice Stellar 445 will be a tough challenger for the smartphones such as Micromax Unite 2, Moto E, Micromax Unite A092, Micromax Canvas Engage and others with similar specs in the sub Rs 7,000 price bracket.
|Model||Spice Stellar 445|
|Display||4 inch, WVGA|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||3.2 MP/ 1.3 MP|
What we Like
- Multiple language support
- Low Price
What we Dislike
- Low RAM capacity
Price and Conclusion
Spice Stellar 445 appears to be an average product in the market but the features do match it’s price tag. Having said that, we can clearly categorize this handset will target only the first time smartphone buyers who are not looking for advanced offerings with high-end traits.