Spice has put in a large number of features and thus made an excellent budget smartphone with the Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355. The device comes in a bar form and is run on the tried and tested Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS which can be upgraded to the more efficient Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The operating system is backed up by a powerful 800 MHz Scorpion Processor as well as 512 MB of RAM to ensure the smooth running of multiple Apps on the device.
The phone possesses a 3.5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen display which provides an HVGA resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The device also comes with a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) functionality for users who require more than one SIM card for work and personal purposes.
The Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 comes with a powerful 5 megapixel primary camera which is backed up by a dual LED flash so that the user can click pictures in low light. The camera is also capable of recording video and comes with a secondary 0.3 megapixel VGA camera so the user can conduct video calling easily.
This Spice budget smartphone is a stylishly designed device and possesses a sleek rectangular frame. The phone comes in dimensions of 62 x 118 x 11.5 mm and weighs in at 93.2 g. With a thickness of 11.5 mm and such a light weight this device is thin as well as light to hold. The Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 comes with 3-axis G-sensor which serves to rotate the display depending on the orientation in which the phone is held. The Proximity sensor in the device switches off the display when the user is on a call to prevent the user’s ear from tapping inputs unnecessarily.
Storage and Battery
The phone comes with 512 MB ROM and contains an expandable memory card slot to increase the memory on the device. The user can insert a 32 GB micro SD card into this memory card slot and store a large part of their music or video collection. The device is powered by a 1420 mAh battery which promises the user a talktime of up to 7 hours when used on the 2G network.
Connectivity and Features
The device is highly capable of keeping the user connected to the Internet at home, work or on the move. The device comes packed with GPRS and EDGE technology which connects the user to the Internet via the 2G network. For a faster browsing experience the user can connect to the 3G network as well. The phone can connect to a wireless network in their immediate vicinity as this device is WiFi capable. Files and documents can be exchanged using the Bluetooth functionality as well as the USB port on the device. The phone is also capable of tethering to another device using the WiFi hotspot functionality. Additionally, this Spice smartphone can serve the user as a navigation aid in the form of Google Maps which uses assisted-GPS support.
The Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 is an excellent entertainment aid as it comes with a music player, video player and an FM radio to stay entertained on the move. The device also comes with additional useful features like Caller group, Widgets and IP Video Call Support to enhance the usability of this phone for the user. Social networking Apps like Facebook and WhatsApp allow the user to stay in touch with friends and family on the move. All these handy features that Spice has put into the device complement the other functionalities of this phone to make the Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 a worthy buy.