Going by the trend, Spice has announced yet another 5 inch smartphone in the entry-level market segment with the launch of the Spice Stellar 518. The smartphone is priced at Rs 7,799 and it is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat operating system as the other devices being launched in this price bracket. As it comes with similar aspects as the others in the segment, here is a quick review on the Spice Stellar 518 to analyze its capabilities.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The rear snapper of the Spice Stellar 518 is an 8 MP sensor that is teamed up with LED flash to produce an enhanced low light performance. This is a standard feature among all the entry-level quad-core smartphones in this price range and there is nothing much to tell about the quality of the shooter until we get a full review done. Furthermore, there is a 1.3 MP front facing camera that will take charge of selfies and video conferencing departments.

Native storage of the Spice smartphone stands at 8 GB that makes the device on par with its competitors in the price bracket. However, there is a micro SD expandable card slot that supports additional storage capacity up to 32 GB as well.

Processor and Battery

The processor used by the Spice Stellar 518 is the standard MediaTek MT6582 quad-core chipset that is clocked at 1.3 GHz. It is known for its capabilities of rendering a decent performance and has been featured by numerous other entry-level smartphones available in the market. This processor gets supplemented with 1 GB of RAM and the combination renders an acceptable performance for the smartphone.

A juicy 4,000 mAh battery powers the smartphone and though Spice has not detailed backup provided by this battery, we can expect it to last up to a day under mixed usage. Also, this enormous battery capacity would make the Stellar 518 compete with the other smartphones with long lasting batteries in the entry-level segment.

Display and Features

The display in the Stellar 518 measures 5 inches in size and carries a FWVGA screen resolution of 480×854 pixels. Though the screen is not the sharpest one in this price bracket, it should not be an issue for many who are upgrading to smartphones for the first time.

The Stellar 518 runs Android 4.4 KitKat platform with richer resources and packs usual connectivity aspects such as 3G HSPA+,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and dual SIM functionality.

Comparison

The Stellar 518 will be a tough challenger to the smartphones such as Micromax Canvas Power A96, Xolo Q3000, Gionee M2 and Celkon Millennium Power Q3000.

Key Specs

Model Spice Stellar 518
Display 5 inch, FWVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 4,000 mAh
Price Rs 7,799

What we Like

  • Long lasting battery

What we Dislike

  • Not a sharp display

Price and Conclusion

The Spice Stellar 518 appears to be a decent smartphone with impressive specifications for its pricing of Rs 7,799. The handset takes the advantage of boasting a juicy 4,000 mAh battery that makes it a powerful offering in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket. To conclude, the smartphone should be a capable one that will quench the needs of the price conscious consumers to own a device with decent hardware and long lasting battery backup.

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