After flooding the sub Rs. 10,000 market, the Indian handset makers now
seem to keenly eyeing the under Rs. 5,000 category as well. S Mobility
is all set to launch another contender in this category with its Spice
Stellar Buddy Mi-315.
This handset is currently listed on online
retail sites like Flipkart and Saholic for Rs. 3,492 and Rs. 3,490
respectively. Spice Stellar Buddy Mi-315 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
smartphone that is powered by a 1GHz processor along with 256 MB of RAM.
It sports a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen and runs on the dated
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. This handset also comes
with 512MB of internal storage of which 170MB is usable and one has an
option to increase the memory via microSD to up to 16GB.
There is a
3.2-megapixel camera rear camera on-board. Connectivity options
include, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. Also apps such as Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Gmail, GMS, SpiceGang, WhatsApp,
Vault, TOI, Stringo, et al come pre-installed with this smartphone.
Spice Stellar Buddy Mi-315 comes with 1400 mAh battery.
there is no official word from the company on when this smartphone will
be officially launched, but in our estimate it should not be long.
smartphone is expected to compete head on with Karbonn A1+, Micromax
A25, Lava Iris N320 and Intex Aqua 3.2. All these smartphones are
dual-SIM smartphones that run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and are
powered by1GHz processor with 256MB of RAM.
Karbonn A1+ has a
slightly larger 3.5-inch screen. The other major difference is that the
Karbonn smartphone supports external memory to up to 32GB and is
currently available at a best buy price of Rs. 4,290.
A25 is another contender, which is currently available for a street
price of Rs. 3,550. It has 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and
supports microSD card up to 32GB. Also the rear camera on-board is just
The Lava Iris N320 has a 3.2-inch screen and has a
2-megapixel camera. At Rs. 3,399 this smartphone is most affordable of
the lot. Lava Iris N320 also supports external memory to up to 32GB.
Aqua 3.2 also has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, supports memory cards to up
to 32GB and has a 2-megapixel rear shooter. It is currently retailing
for Rs. 3,690.Key Features of Spice Stellar Buddy Mi-315
- 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen
- 1 GHz Processor
- 256MB RAM
- 512MB internal storage, expandable to up to 16GB
- 3.2-megapixel primary camera
- 1400 mAh battery
- Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
- Dual-SIM (GSM + GSM)