Expert Review of Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 Brown
Spice has launched a new mobile phone, the Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535, thus jumping into the bandwagon of quad-core processor powered devices. The dimensions of this phone are 152 x 79 x 10.3mm and weighs 196.3gm, it is easier to hold and stylish to look at. The back cover of Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 has a Matt rubberized finish, which prevents it from slipping out of your sweaty hand. The display on this phone sports a 5.3-inch 540 x 960pixel resolution IPS LCD capacitive screen with 208ppi pixel density that supports multi touch functions. The right side of Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 has the volume button whereas the top of the phone comes with a USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a power button. Below the screen, we have the home, menu, and back buttons. This device runs on 1.2GHz quad-core chipset processor and is equipped with the recent Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, which is quite fast and lag-free. This phone carries 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded by up to 32GB of external memory with a microSD card. This smartphone flaunts an 8MP autofocus primary rear camera, which is capable of taking photos in 3564 x 2488pixel resolution. A dual LED flash will allow you to take brilliant photos even in low light conditions and a 5MP front camera has been provided with this phone for video chatting options. This java enabled phone comes with a lot of connectivity options like 3G, 2G, GPRS class 12, EDGE class 12, HSDPA, HSUPA, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB 2.0 respectively. This phone holds a lot of sensors to ensure its smooth run such as accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensors, and compass.
The internet browser pre-installed in this device supports HTML and opens the web pages quickly. Also, we can send SMS, email, push email, and MMS through this smartphone. The Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 has an active noise cancellation feature with a dedicated mic and a speaker with good sound quality. The audio player in this phone supports MP3, WAV, AAC+, and others whereas the video player supports MP4, WMV, and H.263 formats. Several user-friendly apps form a part of this phone like organizer, document viewer, image, video editor, Google search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Picasa, and predictive text input. This phone also boasts of an FM radio along with GPS and AGPS. A 2550mAH lithium polymer battery powers this device, which the company claims, will ensure a talk time of up to 4hours 12minutes and a standby time of 700hours. The performance of this device drops when it is plugged to a power source, otherwise it is very snappy with a good call quality. The video recording on the other hand is average for it captures images in qHD mode only. This smartphone is shipped in Brown colour and was released in May 2013.
User Interface and UI functionality
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 runs on the recent Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. The interface of this OS is very good and Spice has not customized it too much. So, the experience and looks are simple, clean and very smooth. As the OS is 4.2 Jelly Bean, we get the screen lock app in this phone and can install the latest app available in the Android arena. The scrolling of multitouch functions along with pinch and zoom are very smooth and without any lag. We hope that Spice will update this phone to Android 4.3 OS in due course, post its launch.
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 is a multimedia powerhouse, for it comes with an FM radio to help you tune into your favourite Radio jockey show. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack for you to enjoy the music. The audio and video players support a wide gamut of formats.
Audio format: MP3, WAV, MIDI, AAC+
Video format: MP4, WMV, H.263, and 3GP
This phone takes videos in qHD format and also supports polyphonic and truetone ringtones.
Pictures and Video quality
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 has an 8MP primary rear camera with dual LED flash that can take photos in 3264 x 2488pixel resolution and a wide-angle 5MP secondary front camera for video chatting. The picture quality of this phone is very good even in low light conditions because of the presence of dual LED flash however, as the video is recorded in qHD quality, it does not claim to be the best. The photos are taken in JPEG format. The front camera is also quite decent and comes good for video chatting. This phone has some basic camera settings like autofocus, smile shot, face detection, panoramic mode, Hi camera app, pizzle mode, and continuous shots.
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 comes with the stock Android HTML browser, which is quite capable of opening web pages, faster scrolling with pinch and zoom functionalities. The phone has GPRS (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), EDGE, and Wi-Fi for faster internet connections.
Internal and External Memory
This phone contains 1GB of RAM and 16GB of phone memory (12.6GB is available for user), we can though expand it by adding 32GB of external memory through microSD card.
Applications and Gaming
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 has a slew of pre-installed applications to satisfy your needs like SNS integration which allows seamless run of social networking apps be it Facebook, Twitter, Web chat, Linked-in and others to ensure that you stay connected with your family and friends. Office tools like document viewer allows you to open doc, xls, or ppt attachments on your phone itself. This phone also contains photo and video editors that are very useful in tweaking the shots you have taken, in order to make them look good.
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 is powered by a 2550mAH lithium polymer battery that gives excellent backup. You can have 4hours and 12minutes of talk time, and 700hours of standby time.
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 has a raft of connectivity options like 3G, 2G, GPRS class 12, EDGE class 12, HSDPA, HSUPA, WLAN, and Bluetooth 4.0. There is also a micro USB 2.0 port that allows you to transfer files to your computer along with the option of charging your phone.
The main rival of Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 is Micromax A116 Canvas HD, which has better screen resolution, but the former has a bigger screen, so watching videos and internet browsing is a much more pleasant experience in it. The Spice phone has more storage than Micromax, but can’t beat the same in low-pricing, an important aspect of Micromax.