The 2G only phone is the cheapest 4.5 inch phone in the market currently. Android 4.0 powered phone runs on 1GHz dual core processor and 512 MB RAM.
Spice has launched another large display 2G only smartphone, Smart Flo Ivory Mi-450, priced at Rs 5,999.
Apart from lack of 3G connectivity the phone gets very decent specification including 1 GHz dual core processor and 512 MB RAM and a 4.5 inch display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution which is high for this size of display.
Spice Smart Flo Ivory Mi 450 comes with 3.2 megapixel camera at the back and VGA front camera. Other features include 1,500 mAh battery, A-GPS, and memory expansion to 32 GB via microSD card.
The phone comes with NQ Mobile security solution with 6 months free subscription. Mi 450 is the second phone in the Smart Flo series with first one being 5 inch Smart Flo Pace 2 priced at Rs 6,999.
Indian companies like Micromax and Spice have been trying to reduce the price of large screen smartphones by introducing various combination like 2G only and smaller camera. Also, as a result of this move they are trying to address the consumers who are interested only in large screen and don't use 3G or don't use camera much.
The dual core processor coupled with 512MB RAM is good enough specification to offer decent performance to the phone. Display is also good with resolution on the higher side. However battery at 1,500 mAH looks slightly under powered. Android 4.1 Jelly bean should have been a better choice for OS too.
The app festival is running from 18th January to 15th February 2016.
Micromax's Canvas A1 and Karbonn's Sparkle V are other two Android One smartphones and thus they are also likely to get the update soon.
Noida may be shortlisted for staring the manufacturing unit of Spice.
Incidentally, the timing of the launch is coinciding with the announcement of, Narendra Modi's vision for bringing every Indian on information highway.
Spice android One is a decent budget Android smartphone that can be explored by mobile users who want to have a hang of Android operating system.
Currently, two Android branded retail experience stores are located in Koramangala, Bangalore and at The Great India Place Mall, Noida.
Spice will launch a full HD five inch device and 1.5 GHz quad core processor.
The phone gets slightly lower specifications compared to other quad core phones from Spice, like a 512 MB RAM and 854 x 480 pixel display resolution.
A 5 inch Android phone for Rs 6,999, and yet Spice has used decent hardware. Here is our first impression of the device.
It has a 1 GHz processor, 4 inch display and 3.2 megapixel rear camera.