On Wednesday, Spice unleashed its first ever hexa-core smartphone dubbed Stellar 526 based on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system along with a quad-core sibling. The handset is priced at Rs 11,499 that sounds reasonable in the price conscious Indian smartphone arena. Let’s take a look at the quick review of the Spice Stellar 526 below:

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Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera unit in the Spice Stellar 526 is an 8 MP primary camera that is coupled with LED flash for better low light photography and other features such as Live Photo Mode, Voice & Gesture and Photo Capture. Along with this, there is a front-facing 3.2 MP shooter that that can take care of clicking selfies and for conferencing. At this pricing, there are hardly a few offerings that come with such impressive camera aspects and hence, the Spice phone is a better one.

The internal storage is 8 GB and this can be extended to 32 GB using a micro SD card slot. The storage option is pretty decent considering the price tag and it should be enough to handle the basic store requirements of the users.

Processor and Battery

The chipset used is a 1.5 GHz hexa-core processor that employs Mali 450 GPU clocked at 600 MHz and a moderate 1 GB of RAM to handle graphics requirements and mutli-tasking. With these aspects, this hexa-core chipset is definitely capable of delivering a great performance with smooth app handling. The GPU delivers quality gaming experience with Multi-Core gaming and Clear Motion technology for motion-blue free gaming experience.

Battery capacity of the Stellar 526 is a juicy 2,500 mAh one that sounds decent enough to deliver a decent backup under moderate usage considering its specifications.

Display and Features

The 5 inch On-Cell IPS display has carries a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels which amounts to 293 pixels per inch. The viewing angles are acceptable for a mid-ranger and it renders decent color reproduction and On-Cell technology makes it thinner.

Spice Stellar 526 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and it features connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM functionality.

Comparison

The Spice Stellar 526 with hexa-core processor will compete with devices such as Xolo Play 6x-1000, Karbonn Titanium Hexa and Micromax Canvas Knight A350.

Key Specs

Model Spice Stellar 526
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.5 GHz Hexa Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 3.2 MP
Battery 2,500 mAh
Price Rs 11,499

What we Like

  • Capable hexa-core processor
  • Competitive pricing

Price and Conclusion

The Spice Stellar 526 looks like a good value for money device at Rs 11,499. It is packed with a powerful chipset, better display, acceptable internal storage space and Android 4.4 KitKat at this price bracket. The phone sounds like a worthy competitor to the other hexa-core smartphones available in the market, but it falls short of USB OTG support and 2 GB of RAM that is becoming common features these days. However, the Stellar Spice 526 carries the credit of becoming the cheapest hexa-core smartphone available in the market.