Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4x is another budget android phone with a difference in looks and build. It joins the league of most affordable phones with price tag Under Rs. 5000 INR and the specs are again not too great but good enough as what you can get at this price point. In this review we tell you how worth this phone is in terms of money and day to day usage.
Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4x Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]
Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4x Quick Specs
- Display Size: 4 inch TFT capacitive touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
- Processor: 1 GHz Dual Core
- RAM: 256 MB
- Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
- Camera: 3.2 MP FF camera.
- Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus] spice
- Internal Storage: 512 MB
- External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
- Battery: 1450 mAh battery Lithium Ion
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – Yes, LED Indicator – Yes
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Inside the box you get the handset, battery, USB charger, MicroUSB to USB data cable and user manual.
Build Quality, Design and Form Factor
One thing which is really good about this phone the good build quality, however it has a plastic all around but its good quality material which not only feels good but also is strong to make this phone survive couple of drops as well. The overall design on the phone is such that you can easily say that it looks like the smaller version of some premium phones out there on android platform. Its a candybar phone with pretty light weight as well and the thickness of the device is also not much.
The rear camera is just average, don’t expect fine details in the photos you capture from it. It fixed focus camera which can take decent shots in day light and for low light you can use flash. The front camera is decent what you are getting at this price point and its also fixed focus, but again you cant expect much from a phone at this price point in camera department.
Display, Memory and Battery Backup
The display is good enough at this price point, its looks like TFT display with average viewing angles but the color reproduction is not so great. The in built memory of the device 512mb out of which around 300 MB is available but its limited and it may cause problems at times as you cannot even take photos without inserting the memory card which does not come in the package but you will need to buy it separately. The battery backup impressed us as it has a 4 inch display and with this hardware config it last for more than one day most of the time with moderate usage.
Software, Benchmarks and Gaming
The software UI running on top of android is slightly customised but its fast enough but cannot be snappy with this hardware specs. Gaming is going to be limited but you can still play casual games like Temple Run, you have the option to install apps in the SD card although there is no other option but the games might show some UI lags at times when running on this device. However the device comes preloaded with some games as well.
- Antutu Benchmark: 8597
- Nenamark2: 30 fps
- Multi Touch: 3 point
Sound, Video and Navigation
The sound from loudspeaker is good and loud but not too loud, we did not faced any issues on sound volume or clarity on voice calls with good signal but on low signal strength it might give you some problems in audio on calls but works fine in 80% cases. It can play 720p videos but not 1080p videos and for some HD videos you need to use MXplayer. It can be used for GPS navigation as well but takes around 2-3 minutes to lock the GPS coordinates and in indoors signal becomes weak and it may take more time.
Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4x Photo Gallery
What We Liked
- Good Build Quality
- Candybar Form Factor with light weight
What We Did Not Liked
- Average camera
- Not so good display
Conclusion and Price
Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4x is available for around Rs. 4299 which is fairly good for the hardware specs and build quality you are getting from it. The only thing which I did not liked much was internal memory which is limited and low RAM, the storage issue can be sorted with MicroSD card but RAM cannot be upgrade and it affects and make the slow over time of usage, but still the phone works but not as fast as you might expect.