Spice Mi 270 is powered by Android Froyo 2.2 and hence it is efficient from a power consumption point of compared to other OS based models. Charge consumption is always a desired for feature among Indian consumers as we live in a country with lot of power fluctuations and power cuts too. The notable downfall in this model is the lack of support for 3G.
Touchscreen size seems to be less than what was expected. Now it is 2.8 inch compared to 3.7 inch. They have compensated for the same giving users with more back up time. Hence power consumption efficiency is projected as the USP of this cheap phone. Spice Mobile newly released model is also against the speculation of it being a dual SIM 3G phone. But it turned out to be only GSM compliant.
Spice Mi 270 features are:
- 600 Mhz ARM processor
- Dual SIM /stand by option
- 2.8 inch TFT screen with a resolution of 240x320
- Mono type microphone and speaker
- 3.5 mm audio output
- Support for GSM frequency bands 850/900/1800/1900
- Touchscreen enabled device
- FM Radio with recording facility
- 2 mega pixel camera with optical zoom feature
- Extendable memory up to 16 GB with micro SD card slot.
As any other mid end phone Spice Mi 270 has all the data connectivity options of Wi-fi USB and Bluetooth. However it doesn"t support infrared. On the location based services front, this phone supports GPS connectivity along with geotagging feature.
Exploring Spice Mi 270 features in more depth, it is powered by 1000 mAh battery. This is expected to provide 3 hours of talk time and up to 320 hours of back up. Now for a phone with a small screen, this seems adequate. Common consumers will enjoy this back up as they don"t need to charge more often.
Thus Spice mobile has once again launched a model for Indian masses; price of the phone is kept very aggressive to penetrate the Android market. Spice Mi270 price in India will be Rs 5700/- only. Relative to the other Android phones available, this seems to be cheapest around. Other Indian mobile manufacturers are expected to take a clue from this and launch similar models in the market soon.