A stellar from Spice!
The Spice Stellar Mi-526 is a mid-range smartphone at a price tag of 11,499 INR with good specification. It’s the new device by the company to compete in the mid-level smartphones. Let’s check that it’s worth your buy or not.
Build and Design:
The smartphone comes has a premium design and body that is very impressive to hold in hands. The Aluminium finishing at the back and metal edges gives it a classy look.
The front panel has mic and camera at the top middle of the body and backlit buttons at the bottom. The rear panel has camera at the top left and Spice logo at the center body with speakers at the bottom.
The 3.5mm audio jack it at the top while the microUSB port is at the bottom edge. The volume rocker keys and the power button are at the right edge.
The smartphone comes with 5-inch IPS HD display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. The display of the smartphone is good and it can be seen under the direct sunlight. The viewing angles of the smartphone is also good.
Hardware and Software:
The smartphone is powered by 1.5GHz octa core processor with Mali 450 GPU. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Out of which user get almost 5.6GB of free memory. The smartphone is a dual-SIM phone with 3G connectivity. It accepts one full SIM and one micro-SIM in it. Other connectivity options are Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Spice Stellar Mi-526 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The UI performance of the smartphone is good and I didn’t find any type of lag while using it. It multitask well and all the app runs smoothly. It comes with lots of bloatware in it.
The rear camera is of 8-megapixel supported with LED flash. It shoots descent images in daylight. The captures images has good amount of details and quality. The performance in low light mode is also acceptable. The LED can help you to take descent images.
The front camera is of 3.2-megapixel which shoots good images. The selfies I captures has good amount of detail in it. So the performance of the front camera is above the average.
The smartphone gives a good quality to use also the performance of this device is good. The UI is friendly and easy to use. However I find heating issue on this device just on using heavy apps and games.
The gaming performance of the smartphone is good but there is high heating issue while playing games like Asphalt 8. Simple games runs smoothly on the device.
The AnTuTu and Quadrant Standard benchmark scores are 26198 and 12741 respectively which is a pretty good score.
The smartphone is packed with 2500mAh of battery which is acceptable but not good as compared to other specs. It gives the battery backup of 7-8 hours with moderate use, the simple users can get a backup of 9-10 hours in it.
The sound, video and call quality of the device is good and we didn’t find any type of lag or problem in it.
The smartphone is a good option to buy but there are better smartphone available in this price range. It is a good smartphone in terms of performance but the battery issue may create problem for the users.