Earlier this month Spice came out with its new Smart Flo series smartphone, the Smart Flo Crystal and it went for sale online at a price point of Rs. 4,999. Now Spice has released its latest entry level Stellar series smartphone, the Stellar 509 at Rs. 7,999 for India smartphone market. Spice Stellar 509 is now exclusively available on online retailer Homeshop18. Spice seems to have taken a leaf out of Motorola’s book before working out this exclusive partnership with Homeshaop18. Motorola has sucessfully sold Moto G , Moto X and now Moto E on e-commerce portal Flipkart by working out a deal which allowed Flipkart.Com to exclusively sell Motorola smartphones in India.
“Spice is delighted to offer yet another champion product exclusively to the customers of HomeShop18. Stellar 509 is a true combination of performance and style ensuring a super smooth experience for the users. At Spice, we strive for excellence and this product is an example of our belief in constant innovation.” T M Ramakrishnan, CEO – Devices, Spice Retail Ltd. said while announcing the device.
The Spice Stellar 509 offers us with dual SIM (GSM+GSM), dual standby functionality as has been the norm these days and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. This smartphone is powered with the help of a quad core processor (most probably MediaTek), clocked at 1.3 GHz and coupled with 1 GB of RAM. It features a 5-inch FWVGA IPS display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels.
If numbers are anything to go by then Spice Stellar 509 performs quite well on the camera front given its affordability factor. It boasts of an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a 2 megapixel shooter at the front for all you selfie addicts and Skype users. Stellar 509 has a minuscule on board storage of 4GB majority of which will be occupied by Android OS. But don’t you worry you can expand its memory by upto 32 GB using an external microSD card.
It comes preloaded with some apps such as Spice Cloud, Opera Mini, OLX, Getit, and Greetzap. The Stellar 509 has almost all the standard wireless connectivity features like 3G, A-GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and Micro-USB etc. Stellar 509 is shipped with a 2,000 mAh battery and company has not made any claims as to how much of talk time and standby time it would provide to the user.
Spice Stellar 509 Key Specifications:
- Display: 5.00-inch
- Processor: 1.3GHz
- Front Camera: 2-megapixel
- Resolution: 480×854 pixels
- RAM: 1GB
- OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Storage: 4GB
- Rear Camera: 8-megapixel
- Battery capacity: 2000mAh