Android seems to be increasing on the popularity charts among smartphone users. This might be the reason that all companies are coming out with new models in the android market. Spice Mobile has announced a new android Dual Sim phone under its ‘Steller’ Series.
The phone, called the ‘Stellar Craze Mi-355’, runs on an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. However, the OS can be later upgraded to Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Stellar Craze Mi-355 is a dual sim phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 800 MHz CPU. The Sim1 slot supports 3G network and the Sim 2 slot supports only 2G networks. The RAM of the phone is 512 MB and the internal memory is a meager 140 MB. This implies that a microSD card will always be necessary in the phone to utilize its power. With the microSD card inserted, the memory can be expanded up to 32 GB.
Priced at Rs. 6599, the phone has a 3.5” Capacitive touchscreen and a pixel resolution of 320×480. The primary camera is good at 5 MP and a dual LED flashlight. But what disappoints is the front camera of the phone which is just 0.3 MP. Now this can make video calling a pain as the video quality would obviously be very poor.
Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and USB connectivity to connect with other devices and computers. The phone comes bundled with Whatsapp, the cross platform Smartphone messenger let you stay connected.
Powered by a 1420 mAh battery, the phone promises a 4 hour talktime on 2G network. This seems a bit less when compared with other phones in the market.
The company has taken care of the security of the data in the phone and thus Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 comes pre-loaded with NetQin Antivirus. This eliminates your worries of data loss or software failures.
The audio formats supported are MP3, AAC, AAC+ and WAV while the phone supports MP4 as the only video format. There is a 3.5 mm jack in the phone which comes in handy as there are a lot of earphones in the market designed for a 3.5 mm jack.
To improve you experience with the phone, Spice has installed a proximity sensor and an accelerometer in the phone.
While the Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 lacks in certain areas, the price of the phone compensates all that.
The other phones in the market with similar features are way too expensive than this one.