Spice has launched the Stellar Glide Mi 438 Android smartphone to cater to the price conscious consumer segment. The phone comes with dual-SIM support with 3G connectivity on both the SIMs, and comes with an additional memory space on Spice cloud service. It is priced at Rs 5,199.
In terms of specifications, Stellar Glide Mi 438 has a 4-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) display with one glass solution technology and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor. It has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB using a microSD card. The phone comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
On the connectivity front it comes with 3G (HSPA), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/AGPS. It houses a 1,350mAh battery, which the company claims, gives up to 4.5 hours of talk time and up to 170 hours of standby time. The phone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. Other features in the phone include FM Radio, Wi-Fi Tethering, G-sensor, free data storage space of 2GB on Spice Cloud, and Spice’s security and anti-theft features.
The phone compete against the likes of Karbonn A99, which comes with a 4-inch display, a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory with expandable memory support and runs o Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone adorns a higher 5-megapixel rear camera while the Stellar Glide Mi 438 has a 2-megapixel rear camera. However, the A99 comes with 3G network support on one SIM unlike the Stellar Glide Mi 438, which offers 3G connectivity on both the SIMs. The Karbonn A99 phone is available for Rs 4,999.
Other alternatives include Micromax Canvas Fun A63 which comes with similar features like a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, 2-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. However, the phone lacks on the camera front with a VGA front-facing camera against the 1.3-megapixel front camera on the Spice’s mobile. Also, even this phone supports 3G on single SIM. It is available for relatively higher price of Rs 5,799.
|Spice Stellar Glide Mi 438||Karbonn A99||Micromax Canvas Fun A63|
|Display||4-inch with OTG||4-inch||4-inch|
|Processor||1.3GHz dual-core||1.3GHz dual-core||1.3GHz dual-core|
|Memory||512MB of RAM/4GB of internal storage/up to 32GB of external storage||512MB of RAM/4GB of internal storage/up to 32GB of external storage||512MB of RAM/4GB of internal storage/up to 32GB of external storage|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM (3G+3G), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS||Dual-SIM (3G+2G), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS||Dual-SIM (3G+2G), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS|
|Android OS||4.2 Jelly Bean||4.2 Jelly Bean||4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Price||Rs 5,199||Rs 4,999||Rs 5,799|