Spice Stellar Mi 425 Review: Budget Smartphone with Good Features
Spice Stellar Mi 425 smartphone is a good looking device created by Spice as a complete touchsensitive device. This cellphone has been released in June 2012 and retains good design and specs that are commonly demanded by consumers. The device runs both 2G and 3G networks and integrates all advanced features that are used by other manufacturer’s to popularize their handsets. Read Spice Stellar Mi 425 review to know more about this device.
Spice Stellar Mi 425 Design and Display :
Stellar Mi-425 sports TFT capacitive touchscreen with 256k colors where the recent moderate to high range smartphones carry higher 16M colors. The front of the device sports 480 by 800 pixels, 4.0 inch touchscreen that features multitouch capability. The screen retains TFT capacitive touchscreen and the body dimensions measure 125 mm by 63.5 mm by 12.5 mm. The phone is light in weight with 110 grams like the other demanding smartphones in the market. Multitouch display is quite good and responsive and comes with touch sensitive controls. It is a fully touch screen and at the bottom, you will find four touch keys for navigation.
There are not much body color options given to this phone other than White and Black. The screen of this device is surrounded by a thin chrome stripe which is further outlined by a thick aluminum strip. This makes the device look fancy. Two speakers are added, one in front and another just adjacent to the camera. The back cover of this device gives more plastic-like feel. Due to the larger battery that provides more juice to this device than other high end smartphones, the overall weight increases.
Spice Stellar Mi 425 Memory :
Internal memory of this device is only 149 MB which is very less as compared to the other smartphones. You cannot even think of running internet on this memory or save a number of music files. Hopefully, the phone can read up to 32 GB of memory through a microSD card.
Stellar Mi 425 Data and Connectivity :
There are GPRS, EDGE and SPEED (HSDPA, HSUPA) for providing internet access to the user. You can enjoy Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with Wi-Fi hotspot. Though Wi-Fi is not advanced, but the good news is that it comes with Wi-Fi hotspot. USB and Bluetooth supports are also provided for the convenience of users. A 3.5 mm headset jack is also provided that enables the headphone to be connected to both desktop computer and this phone.
Spice has offered two cameras at front and back of this device. The primary camera holds 5 megapixel sensor with good quality 2592 by 1944 pixels. In fact, the camera is supported by LED flash, autofocus and geo-tagging functionality. Apart from clicking images, you can also enjoy video shooting and share with your friends. A secondary VGA camera is provided for video calling which is commonly used for business purposes or to stay connected to friends and families.
Spice Stellar Mi-425 smartphone runs Android v2.3 Gingerbread operating system and plan has it that the device will be upgraded to its v4.x. The phone is run by 1 GHz processor and comes packed with proximity, accelerometer and compass sensors. To make messaging more fun, Spice has added email, MMS, SMS, push email, and IM options. HTML browser is provided for easy access to internet. In order to add more entertainment for the user, the manufacturer has also added FM radio that enables one to listen to music. Despite this, GPS with A-GPS support is available; so in case you are lost somewhere in the middle of the road, you can simply use the GPS and find your own way to home. The phone is integrated with Java (Java MIDP emulator) due to which you can even enjoy some games.
MP3/MP4 players, SNS integration, organizer, image/video editor, document viewer, voice memo, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa, and predictive text input are some of the features that can be found on this phone. It’s good to have so many advanced features in this budget smartphone. If not anything, at least messaging, email and Google setup are some of the great features that worth your money.
Five home screens are offered where user can add shortcut icons for apps and widgets. The sizes of icons are decent; in fact, the phone looks decent.
The phone sits under its hood a standard Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery which is a good feature. The battery is powerful and can give a run for the day easily on Wi-Fi and other apps on. If not anything, at least Spice has given a good feature for which many can buy this smartphone. There are high end smartphones in the market that still comes with 1500 mAh battery, lower than this.
Spice Stellar Mi 425 Price is tagged at Rs. 9,700. So you get a good value for money.
The phone has got attractive design. The price is good as per the competitive market. 1 GHz processor is a good feature to attract more owners.
The phone possesses low angle of viewing. The device is little heavy in weight due to powerful battery and the camera is very disappointing that gives blur images (more on videos).
Few things that raise the bar of this device are high powered battery, dual SIM integration, Android Gingerbread that can be further upgraded, 1 GHz processor, and 5MP camera. Those who are searching for a budget smartphone with required features can think of this device, unless they are more interested into multimedia and good quality screen and others like those of high-end gadgets.
Spice Stellar Mi 425 dual SIM Android smartphone runs the most used Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system which can be further upgraded to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The phone is equipped with 1 GHz snapdragon processor and features a 4.1-inch capacitive touch screen that responses well. To keep the users busy in photography, Spice has offered a 5 megapixel primary camera that comes along with LED flash for better image and video quality. Other than this, the phone also comes equipped with a 0.3 megapixel secondary camera which is used for video calling. This given spec is amazing for the consumers who seek for good features at low cost.
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