Spice Mi-495 Black, 1.55 GB Best Price in India on 25-Sep-2021 + Expert Reviews

Spice Mi-495 Black, 1.55 GB




Detailed Review


Display

The display sported by Spice Mi-495 measures about 4.5 inches. You needn't worry about straining your eyes as the screen size is not too small. You get Multi-touch possesses in this phone in addition to the standard ones, enabling fine usability. This smartphone is furnished with the latest Multi-Touch technology which makes operating this phone a breeze. The multi-touch technology feature lets you to use the phone with more than one fingers for gesture control. Varied inputs are taken by this phone, depending on the screen gestures made. This smartphone presents a resolution of 960x540 pixels.

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Camera

Some love selfies while some don't; if you are in the second set, then the basic Yes, 1.3 MP front camera won't dampen your spirits. The kind of pictures and videos your camera produces does not depend only on megapixels. Based on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you can get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 8 megapixels camera.

General Features

You get at par accessories such as Headset, User Manual, Battery, Scratchguard with Damp Cloth, Data Cable, Charger, Handset, Service Center List, Warranty Card in the box, along with the Spice Mi-495. The handset colour featured here is Black. The Spice Mi-495 packs in numerous is credited with such as Pushmail for the all the travel fanatics out there. Like most of the typical smartphones in the market, the Spice Mi-495 sports a touch screen.

Connectivity

Whether it is about at par features or advanced features like Loudspeaker, this Spice Mi-495 smartphone is created with all such features in it. On top of the mobile data, this device can additionally be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. You get a Dual Sim, GSM, GSM sim with this smartphone. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's current location lets the user to never lose your way while traveling. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is is one that you'll be grateful for in a hectic lifestyle, as it lets for instant syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication.

Memory

A few eyebrows may be raised at the low capacity for internal memory as it satisfies only basic utilities. Many users find multimedia FM a refreshing change from their regular playlists. The Spice Mi-495 is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which have the flexibility to help you boost the internal storage of the device. The expandable memory of 32 GB is all available for stick with as against the cramped internal storage which already has space allocated to default apps and other programs; now you have the flexibility to carry your entertainment in. Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will be good enough.

Performance

The Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device. The Spice Mi-495 assures an excellent performance with its 1 GHz processor frequency. A lower frequency would mean the device would endure longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be ideal. The Spice Mi-495 are able to meet the speed requirements of most of the typical apps without any trouble. If you value your phone's battery life more than speed, then processors with high frequencies and more than one cores may not be the ideal option for you, even though they are the trend today. So, if you don't stick with your phone to handle many things at once, and would like to just stick with one task or function at a time, then this smartphone, which equips you with Dual Core processor, would be just the phone for you. You are able to avoid heating up your phone from over-usage and further save on its energy throughout the day by not overloading it with too many running apps, and completing just one task at a time. With the android operating system,all the latest apps and trends are at your fingertips. The Spice Mi-495 possesses a platform that operates at GSM - 900, 1800 GHz.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

If there is one thing absolutely vital in my smartphone apart from great call management, is it being able to download and edit most email attachments; and much more such as Pushmail present in this device. No point fidgeting with a screen that poses real difficulty both while watching videos and typing on the cramped keyboard, the portability that is offered by the smaller screen seems futile against the little value it offers with respect to functionality. Not an hour goes by without my phone ringing, that's why I always go for something like the Spice Mi-495 that has all the advanced features to ease the communication. Although I am not so much into file sharing via Bluetooth as I am more of an email guy, but it is quite essential for hands-free calling. I am constantly on the move, even if most of the travel routes are familiar, the GPS navigation in the Spice Mi-495 is quite reliable and reassuring.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

The size of the Spice Mi-495 makes it extremely portable, but with its tiny and cramped keypad it's really not of much use to me. I like enlarging the images and text on the screen, which I do quite often, using my fingers instead of fidgeting with the settings and multi-touch on this phone allows me to do it. I don't like the camera in particular, and I won't be buying the Spice Mi-495, however good the other features might be. Smartphones with larger memory is always preferred by me; this phone can't even hold images and videos which I save in a single week. I always feel the more the better when it comes to smartphone storage and I would always chose the Spice Mi-495 with expandable memory against any other smartphones that are overpriced and overloaded with confusing features.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

Although the display looks great, the tiny screen size is too awkward to please the gamer or the ardent bookworm in me. I definitely need a multi-touch screen to zoom in or out on the gaming action and even flick the ebook pages. Well, the frequency never bothered me so much with reading, but gaming on this 1 GHz device is a nightmare. Well, gaming on dual core is really bad with numerous hang-ups and extremely slow app load time. I wouldn't recommend such a low RAM even for the most amateur gamer; in fact for anyone. No clue what's the point of storage which can't even make enough room for my apps, leave alone my books and games. Even if your smartphone offers good amount of internal storage, extendable memory never hurts and is good to know that there's room left if you need.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

For me the 4.5 inches display is the first thing I noticed in the Spice Mi-495. I love texting and all my friends too prefer texting over talking, so I find the screen size of the Spice Mi-495 very cramped. I can zoom in or zoom out images with pinching movements of my fingers on the screen of the Spice Mi-495. And flick my fingers to rotate images or turn pages of ebook; that's why the Multi-Touch technology is really nice. Yes, 8 MP is not that great camera resolution. There are so many smartphones with better megapixels sometimes even cheaper than this phone. I love clicking pictures with my smartphone and this one doesn't seem up for it. I can't imagine my smartphone without the secondary camera. I and my friends simply love the selfies and groupies and click hundreds of them. It's too much effort to do it with the main camera, so having a cool front camera is much better; it is more fun to have front camera with higher megapixels. I can now travel to almost any new place or location with the built-in GPS and it is great help during various emergencies, traffic updates or navigation issues. The internal storage in the Spice Mi-495 is quite stingy with the tiny 1.55 GB. I don't know what it is good for when it can hardly hold any of my media files.



Technical Specification

General Features

Brand:Spice
Handset Color:Black
Business Features:Pushmail
Form:Bar
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Mi-495
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Dual Sim , GSM , GSM
In the Box:Headset , User Manual , Battery , Scratchguard with Damp Cloth , Data Cable , Charger , Handset , Service Center List , Warranty Card

Multimedia

Video Player:Yes
FM:Yes
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3

Camera

Rear Camera:8 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 1.3 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Preinstalled Browser:Android
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Wifi:Yes
Internet Features:Email
3G:Yes , 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor
Sensors:G-Sensor
Phone Book Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Google App , Gmail , Google Voice , Google Play , Facebook , Stringo , Whats App , GMS , YouTube , Pre-Embedded App
Additional Features:TOI , NSE-BSE , SPICEGANG , Calendar , Calculator , Clock

Warranty

Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

Display

Display Resolution:960x540 Pixels
Other Display Features:Multi-touch
Display Size:4.5 inches

Battery

Capacity:1700 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.512 GB
Internal:1.55 GB

Platform

Operating Freq:GSM - 900
Operating Freq:1800
OS:Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor Frequency:1 GHz
Processor Cores:Dual Core