Quad-core smartphone goes affordable
Display, UI and configuration:
Indian company Spice joined hands with a Chinese third biggest smartphone maker Coolpad to give its users a new device namely, Spice Coolpad Mi-515. The device poses a 5 inch, 960x540 px resolution, IPS LCD display. It runs on Android 4.1Jelly Bean powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM.
Camera and storage:
The device flaunts a 5MP rear camera of resolution 960 x 540 px and a 0.3 MP VGA front camera. Other camera features of the device are Auto focus, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, ISO control, Simultaneous HD video and image recording. Along with such nice camera features Spice Coolpad Mi-515, have a 4GB inbuilt storage which is expandable to 32GB via microSD card.
Battery and connectivity:
The device flaunts all the features on connectivity front be it v4.0 Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Hotspot, 3G etc. To ensure users uninterrupted entertainment and usage device has been powered by a 2000mAH battery.
The Spice Coolpad Mi-515 is undoubtedly one of the cheapest smartphones having a quad core processor available in the market. Though it doesn’t have an extremely satisfactory camera but poses all other features including good speed needed by any smartphone users. The device is best for those who don’t want to spend a lot on expensive smartphones but want every feature in their device.
Overall User Rating (4.2 Out of 5 based on 109 ratings)
Overall: I am writing this review after 2 weeks of usage.
1. Touch responser is very good and smooth.
2. Phone specs are very good. Has a 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1 GB RAM. No lags what so ever.
3. I dont use my phone for gaming, But I did try slightly heavy games like blood and glory, fast and furious 6, CSR racing, dead trigger etc. All these games ran smoothly without any lags. I did not try asphalt or heavier games. Lighter games like temple run and subway surfer are very smooth too.
4. I watched some videos on youtube. Picture quality was good.
5. Display is good and bright.
6. It is a 5inch phone, but is not as bulky as some of he other expensive phones of 5inch size.
7. It had almost all apps that I nedded pre loaded.. Whats app, youtube, gtalk, TOI, twitter, FB, world clock, google maps, google chrome, opera etc. All downloaded was games. It also has an anti virus per installed.
1. The touch buttons do not illuminate in the dark. Once you get used to the phone it does not matter. But I did find it a little difficult at first.
2. Head phones are not great. I use a different head phone irrespective of phone or mp3 player. So, does not matter for me.
1. Battery is decent. It works for a day for me with moderate to slightly heavy usage.
2. Speaker phones are decent too.
3. Camera is a 5MP camera. Again it is ok. Phone camera never gives the clarity of a good digital camera. This phone clicks decent pictures.
4. Definitely value for money phone.
5. Good aesthetics.. Looks like any other expensive phone.
I am not some one who spends a lot of money on gadgets. I have a value for money phone (quad core phone less than 10K with kind of spcs it has). I am happy with it.