Spice Stellar Mi-497

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Stellar Mi-497

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OS Android v4.4 KitKat
Shades White
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB
Display Size 4.5 inch
Rear Camera 3.2 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Primary Rear Camera 3.2 MP, 2048x1536 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus and LED Flash
Battery Li-ion 1650 mAh
Processor Quad Core, 1.2 GHz

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Announced July, 2014
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Languages English
OS Android v4.4 KitKat
Shades White
Box Content Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual and Warranty Card
Processor & Sound
Processor Quad Core, 1.2 GHz
Chipset Snapdragon Qualcomm
Display
Touchscreen
Display Size 4.5 inch
Display Resolution (H) 480 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 854 pixels
Pixels Per Inch Density 218 ppi
Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Display Type IPS
Cameras
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Rear Camera 3.2 MP
Digital Zoom
Front Camera 2 MP
Resolution (Front) 1600x1200 pixels
Touch Focus
Camera Resolution 2048x1536 pixels
GeoTagging
Video Resolution 480 @ 30fps
Primary Rear Camera 3.2 MP, 2048x1536 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus and LED Flash
RAM & Storage
RAM 512 MB
Call Log
Internal Storage 4 GB
Memory Card MicroSD, upto 32 GB
Other Storage Options 2 GB free storage on Spice Cloud
Dimensions & Weight
Height 131.5 mm
Width 67.6 mm
Thickness 9.5 mm
Weight 123 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Maximum Standby Time Up to 220 hours
Maximum Talktime Up to 6 hours
Music Playback Up to 16 hours
Video Playback Up to 4
Battery Li-ion 1650 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
A-GPS
Bluetooth A2DP
Browser HTML
GPS
Handsfree
USB microUSB v2.0
2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 2100 MHz
EDGE
GPRS
Networks 2G + 3G, Dual SIM and Dual StandBy
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Features
Alarm Clock
Calendar
Clock
Organiser
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Other Features Caller Group, Google Play, Gmail, VAS apps, Flip-to-mute, Pop-up play, WhatsApp, OLX, Getit, Opera Mini browser, Intelligent answer
Entertainment
3.5mm Jack/Port
Radio
Image/Video Editor
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Recording
Video Player
Voice Recording
Games
Ringtones
Vibration
Ringtones MP3
Messaging
T9 Dictionary
Predictive Text Input
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Social Networking Facebook, Twitter, Gmail
Sensors
Proximity Sensor
Other Sensors G-sensor

Spice Stellar Mi-497 Review

11 Nov, 14 04:15 PM

Overview

Low Cost KitKat Based Dual SIM Smartphone
By Sukhleen

Spice Mobility is one of the fastest growing mobile manufacturing company in India. It is listed in NSE / BSE and has 4 % - 5 % share of the mobile market. Its Spice Stellar Mi-497 is the newly added product in its budget smartphones segment. Its box contents includes a handset, battery, handsfree, charger, USB cable, user manual and a warranty card.

Design and Display

Wrapped in decent looks, it comes with a big IPS capacitive touchscreen of 4.5 inches which gives a resolution of 480x854 pixels. Its dimension figures includes a height of 131.5 mm, width of 67.6 mm and thickness of 9.5 mm. This not so thick gadget weighs only 123 grams and thus easily fits in one's hand. Overall, it has an impressive design with three soft touch buttons highlighting the front panel.

Hardware and Software

Spice Stellar Mi-497 is an absolute mini powerhouse offering latest and high end configuration at a small price value. It has a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor working under its hood which has been paired with 512 MB RAM. Complimenting the powerful processor, is the latest Android v4.4 KitKat Operating System which comes assisted with 4 GB of on-board storage and can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card. Spice offers 2 GB of free storage on Spice cloud also.

Telephony and Messaging

It operates on 2G GSM 900 / 1800 MHz and 3G HSDPA 2100 MHz network frequencies. This is a dual SIM device and comes with the dual standby support. On the messaging part, there is SMS, MMS, Email and Instant Messaging facility. Also, there is a Push Mail support, which will keep you notified of your new mails and messages. Other features that would enhance the basic functions of the phone are voice memo, voice mail, caller group, flip to mute etc.

Camera

The smartphone scores well in the shooting cam department. It offers a nice 3.2 MP rear camera with zooming, LED Flash, Geo-tagging and auto-focus capabilities. Camera can be turned into a video recorder which is capable of recording videos at 480 pixels with 30 frames per second. It takes decent pictures at a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. Also, there is a selfie friendly 2 MP front camera which also takes fine shots.

Entertainment

There are abundant goodies to keep you entertained in your leisure time. There is a music player, video player, sound recorder, FM radio, embedded games and editors for both images and videos. Also to make the full use of Android environment, there are many downloaded applications and social networking sites like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, OLX, Getit, Gmail, Google Play, VAS apps and many can still be downloaded.

Connectivity and Battery

User can connect with the web using its connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. You can also use Bluetooth or microUSB as the medium of sharing files. GPS system with A-GPS support is also there to help you out in navigating through unknown places. Li-ion battery of 1650 mAh has been fitted in the device to ensure uninterrupted longer usage of phone. It ensures a talktime of up to 6 hours and standby time of up to 220 hours.

Shades and Price

The phone can be purchased in White color at a price of Rs 5,999 approximately (may vary).

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