A 5 Inch HD display, quad core smartphone under 10k deserves attention. Spice silently introduced Stellar 524, a promising smartphone on paper priced at 8,899 INR. The budget Android price segment is however more competitive than ever before, let’s see where Spice Stellar 524 stands.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The rear camera has a 13 MP sensor. That’s huge when talking about MT6582 chipset smartphones which conventionally feature 8 MP shooters. Since MP count doesn’t tell much about camera quality, we will have to wait for full reviews to be impressed. A 3.2 MP Selfie camera is also present for video calling.

Internal storage is 8 GB, which is in line with what everyone is selling in this price range. You can further expand it by another 32 GB using Micro SD card slot.

Processor and Battery

The processor used is ubiquitous MT6582, which is the start low cost mediatek SoC plastered everywhere in whole of 2014. The SoC has been well tested over time with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB native storage and performs decently especially in basic day to day usage.

Battery capacity is 2000 mAh which is again very standard in budget quad core devices. we can expect one day backup with moderate usage.

Display and Other features

The display is 5 inches in sizes with well adored 720p HD resolution. The 294 ppi sharpness is a feature that stands out. The HD resolution isn’t quite common under 10K but not unheard of. Phones like Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Zenfone 5, Huawei Honor Holly and Karbonn titanium S19 are other alternatives, mostly for lesser price.

The phone runs on latest Android 4.4 KitKat for rich android experience while other features include Other features include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.

Comparison

Spice Stellar 524 will compete with Zenfone 5 8 GB, Karbonn Titanium S19, Arya Z2, Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Huawei Honor Holly.

Key Specs

Model Spice Stellar 524
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 3.2 MP
Battery 2000 mAh
Price 8,899 INR

What we Like

  • 13 MP primary camera
  • HD Display

Conclusion

Spice Stellar 524 comes with standard set of hardware and only compelling feature is its 13 MP camera sensor. Karbonn Titanium S19 is already retailing with exactly similar spec sheet, while there are several other Tier one Android brands with competitive products lined up in the same price bracket. If the 13 MP camera works as advertised, it could be a good option if you value specs over rest.

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