Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 (White, 4 GB)
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Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 (White, 4 GB)  (512 MB RAM)

Price: Not Available
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Warranty
1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
Highlights
  • 512 MB RAM | 4 GB ROM |
  • 12.7 cm (5 inch) WVGA Display
  • 5MP Rear Camera | 0.3MP Front Camera
  • 2400 mAh Li-Ion Battery
Description

Spice Mobiles has been known as a low-cost manufacturer but has decided that it is time to play with the big boys of the mobile market. The Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 is set to give the competition a run for their money. The Stellar Horizon gives you the features and functionality of the Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS that is backed by a 1 GHz Dual Core Processor and 512 MB RAM. The dual SIM (GSM + GSM) Mi-500 gives you the convenience of using two phone numbers of two mobile networks at once.

The Android smartphone wows you with its sizeable 5 inch capacitive touchscreen that supports 480 x 800 pixel WVGA resolution. With resizeable widgets, Swipe texting and face recognition unlock feature the Mi-500 delivers easy navigation and simplified use.

The Spice Mi-500 gives users a long array of entertainment options. With a dedicated MP3 player and video player you can keep your favorite tunes and movies close. The FM radio allows you to tune in to top radio stations and stay updated on latest news. The phone is also equipped with a 5 megapixel primary camera and a 0.3 megapixel secondary camera. With digital zoom, auto focus and colour effect features you can enjoy taking pictures on this Spice mobile.

Design

The beauty of this Android phone lies in its bright, large screen that sits in a smooth bar shaped body. Three navigation buttons have been discreetly placed at the bottom of the phone. The slick design of the phone makes it quite impressive and appealing. With Proximity Sensor and G-Sensor you can get the best view when you switch between applications.

Storage and Battery

The dual SIM Spice Mi-500 has 4 GB ROM and is powered by a 2400 mAh Li-Ion battery that offers optimum talktime and standby time.

Connectivity and Features

The 3G Mi-500 boasts of giving users amazing connectivity with GPRS, EDGE and Wi-Fi Tethering. The phone is Wi-Fi enabled and allows you to hook up to the internet network allowing you to stay connected. You can send and receive Email, browse the internet using the preinstalled Android, Opera Mini or UC browsers. The A-GPS enabled Mi-500 comes with Google Maps which means you can find your way through your city or even an unknown one with ease. With the Bluetooth feature you can easily transfer and receive music, videos and data files from compatible devices. Some other useful features you will find on Mi-500 include Facebook, Gmail, WhatsApp, TOI, Instant Messenger and YouTube to name a few. Overall, it looks like Spice Mobiles has broken into the market of high-end phones with a very impressive phone.

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Specifications
General
In The Box
  • Handset, Headset, Charger, USB Cable, Battery, User Manual, Warranty Card
Model Name
  • Stellar Horizon Mi-500
Color
  • White
Browse Type
  • Smartphones
SIM Type
  • Dual Sim
Display Features
Display Size
  • 12.7 cm (5 inch)
Resolution
  • 480 x 800 Pixels
Resolution Type
  • WVGA
Other Display Features
  • Swipe
Os & Processor Features
Operating System
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4
Processor Core
  • Dual Core
Primary Clock Speed
  • 1 GHz
Operating Frequency
  • GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage
  • 4 GB
RAM
  • 512 MB
Supported Memory Card Type
  • MicroSD
Phone Book Memory
  • Yes
Call Log Memory
  • Yes
SMS Memory
  • Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available
  • Yes
Primary Camera
  • 5MP
Primary Camera Features
  • Auto Focus, Colour Effect, Scene Mode, White Balance
Secondary Camera Available
  • Yes
Secondary Camera
  • 0.3MP
HD Recording
  • No
Digital Zoom
  • Digital Zoom
Connectivity Features
Network Type
  • 3G
Supported Networks
  • GSM, GSM
Internet Connectivity
  • 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi
3G
  • Yes
3G Speed
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
GPRS
  • Yes
Pre-installed Browser
  • Android, Opera Mini, UC Browser
Bluetooth Support
  • Yes
Wi-Fi
  • Yes
NFC
  • No
EDGE
  • Yes
Map Support
  • Google Maps
GPS Support
  • Yes
Other Details
Smartphone
  • Yes
Touchscreen Type
  • Capacitive
SIM Access
  • Dual Standby
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor
Other Features
  • Face Recognition Unlock Feature, Resizeable Widgets, Wi-Fi Thethering, Multitasking, GPU Support, Mobile Tracker, Calendar, Clock, Calculator
Important Apps
  • VAS Applications, Social Hub, Play Store, Facebook, Gmail, WhatsApp, Voice Search, YouTube, Netqin Antivirus (6 Month Free Subscription for User), Google Search, Google Talk, Nimbuzz, TOI, Instant Messenger
Multimedia Features
FM Radio
  • Yes
Audio Formats
  • MP3
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity
  • 2400 mAh
Battery Type
  • Li-Ion
Warranty
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
Ratings & Reviews
4.2
58 Ratings &
32 Reviews
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5

Terrific Phablet for its price!

I bought Spice MI-500 three weeks back from Spice Hotspot store in Bangalore and this phone rocks for its price.

The hardware is decent for running most of the applications I have thrown at it. The phone has never frozen/hung till date amid heavy usage and the battery lasts the whole day. On couple of occasions it has gone without a charge for 2 days with light use. The dual core breezes past most of the demanding applications, games or playing movies. I have also installed a lot of applicat...
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Siddharth Singh

3 Nov, 2012

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5

Best in its class

this is my initial review of Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500

*good 1ghz dual-core processor
*512ram cant ask more in 12.5k coz many 16-20k mobile gives 512 ram

most important benchmark scores are—
Quadrant Standard Edition -2633(mmx a100-2189 a90-2543)
nenamark2 test – 27.7fps (mmx a100-16.3 a90-24.3)
antutu benchmark tests – 5430(mmx a100-2845 a90-3887)

so my verdict is Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 will be the best mobile in its class
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Samudra bhattacharya

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9 Oct, 2012

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Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 Mobile Phone Review

Hi,

Got the phone? yesterday.

First Impression -

Build Quality - Good

Accessories Quality - OK. I preferred to use Samsung charger instead of the stock charger.

Keypad - OK. Install swype app from? the market for better performance.

Speaker Sound - Loud enough. However volume distorts at highest level.

Touch Screen Sensitivity - Very good

Display - Nice. U will need a good scratch guard though.

3G Browsing - Very good.

Camera Quality - OK

Battery - Still to be tested for extreme us...
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Milind Patil

12 Oct, 2012

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Good phone in this price range

Got the phone yesterday from Saholic as it was not available in Flipkart temporarily. I am not a technical person in IT but an end user. The phone did not disappoint me.

Touch - quite good- multi touch is really good
Internet browsing - quite fast even using 2G SIM card of BSNL. May be due to DUAL Core.
Looks good.
Pretty heavy ( Still, can be carried in shirt - upper pocket)
Screen resolution - OK, vivid colour display
Sound - not loud enough even during calls
No button for "silent mode"...
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Dr.R.K. Samal

14 Oct, 2012

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It Rocks

Bought this phone.. Its realy super smooth n looks r also gr8 :-

Pros : As for Budget phones, they say high SAR value in MMX n karbon but this has got SAR value of 0.6 only.

Gr8 Speed ..No lags found yet Runs temple run smoothly
Gr8 benchmark scores
Looks r good
with flip cover

Cons :-
Volume is soft..need to be bit loud.
Bit Heavy
Camera Quality not gud...

Overall verdict gr8 phone at this price with dual core...Go 4 it :))
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Rohit

11 Oct, 2012

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Good Phone

Got it from local spice hotspot as is is out of stock in Flipkart.

Pros:
1) Fast performance
2) smooth interface
3) Gives screenguard and flip cover bundled. Extra back cover of same colour is provided too.
amongst others


Now the CONS :

1. No PC sync facility. If you connect it to PC, it will do so only in mass storage mode. No PC suite software either
2. Call speaker volume is soft. It should have been a bit louder.
3. Feels pretty heavy.
4. Probably wont get the jelly bean update
4. Ba...
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Pratik Basu

11 Oct, 2012

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Good phone in this price range

I bought this phone 6/10/2012 from spice hotspot delhi in 12499.
Goodies:
*Phone looks awesome.
*5-inch screen
*android 4
*Dual core 1Ghz processor
*Touch and overall performance is good

Bads:
*Camera Quality is ok.
*Does not have HD screen. Resolution is low.
*Its little heavy
*No Gorilla glass
*Battery takes too long to charge. Not able to fully charge it till now.

I suggest this phone if you have limited budget and want to try large screen phone.
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Pankaj Arora

10 Oct, 2012

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Cool....!

Actually brand name creates an psychological impact even if the phone provides the better features..Even samsung galaxy y also gets hanged but its ok for us if it is samsung..,if it is any other brand, we say its china...
NO..It is not..
this phone provides the best features in its range.. even in 12.5K this phone provides features which phones of 16 and 17K could not..
I must say good job!
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Purvesh

3 Nov, 2012

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Excellent phone!

I have been using this phone for last 12 days and found no issues so far. Tried gps mapping, navigation, wifi tethering, 3g and 2g browsing and a lot other features. All works like charm.

No hangs so far, touch is superb. Display is fine can read pdf and browse net with great ease. Even though this phone is large, it fits well in your pocket. Look is stunning. It gives a feeling of having a mobile of 30k plus in just a price of 12.5k.

Some stuffs that is bundled with it and justifies stron...
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Rahul Kumar

29 Oct, 2012

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expensive phone, not a value for money.

Hey guys do not buy this phone, its way over priced. go buy the micromax a110
micromax is only 10399/-
its got 8mp af cam with dual led flash
notification led ( rare feature even in phones costing +16000/-
dual core a9 cpu at 1ghz( spice dual core a5 at 1ghz)
way better looks
very slim device (9.7mm)
caf in video recording.
extremely vivid and rich in color ips display
agc coated glass for protection
and more,
now your smart enough to compare both, and decide which is better.
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Jeremiah Rebello

30 Oct, 2012

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