Homegrown smartphone manufacturer Spice launched its all new Stellar 445 budget quad-core smartphone in India at R. 5,299. The device supports dual-sim (3G + 2G) and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is an oddity in its price range.
The Spice Stellar 445 features a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The 512MB of RAM is disappointingly very low. Internal storage stands at a quaint 4GB, but can be expanded to a maximum of 32GB via a microSD card.
The phone runs on Google’s Android 4.3 Jelly bean which is a shame as the Android L will be out in few months and the older version would be considered outdated. In terms of imaging, Stellar 445 features a 3.2MP primary camera and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter. The hardware is powered by a 1,500mAh battery. A new feature added is the quick charge feature that the company claims makes for 10 – 15 percent faster charges. Connectivity options include support for 3G and 2G bands, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Apart from these features, the device also supports five regional languages – Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi to improve its reach in India.
Powering a device with a Snapdragon processor but with a disappointing 512MB RAM and older Android version 4.3 Jelly Bean makes this piece not so worthy to buy.
– By Anand Thakkar