Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 vs iBall Andi 5c: Which Budget Android Phablet is Worth a Purchase?

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Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 vs iBall Andi 5c: Which Budget Android Phablet is Worth a Purchase?
As the budget-friendly smartphones, tablets and phablets are gaining significant market share in the price conscious Indian consumer market more manufacturers are offering low priced devices in order to attract the consumers.

The crave for the large size phablet devices is increasing everyday among the consumers since the evolution of the original Samsung Galaxy Note. Especially, in India, consumers are preferring to buy these devices, in place of a smartphone or a tablet.

Going by the trend, Indian manufacturers including Spice and iBall recently launched their budget-friendly phablets, namely, Stellar Horizon and Andi 5c in the country. Both are dual SIM Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich based devices with commendable features.

If you are a phablet lover and confused on the buying decision between the two phablets, have a look at the detailed spec comparison of Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 and iBall Andi 5c below and decide.

Dimensions & Weight: While the dimensions and weight of Andi 5c have not been disclosed by the manufacturer, Stellar Horizon carries a dimension of 143 x 77.4 x 10.5 mm and weighs in at 205 grams.

Display:When it comes to the display, both the phablets have a 5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

Processor:In this segment, Stellar Horizon is equipped with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor while Andi 5c has a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor.

Operating System:Both are flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Hence, they will come packed with similar software features and UI skin.

Camera: On the camera optics front, both devices have a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 0.3MP front camera for video calling.

Storage: In this segment, both the phablets have 4GB internal memory accompanied with 512MB RAM. At the same time, both the phablets have a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.

Connectivity:In terms of connectivity, both the phablets come packed with features like 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: Stellar Horizon is loaded with a 2,400 mAh and Andi 5c has a 2,300 mAh Li-ion battery.

Price: Being budget devices, Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 is priced at Rs 12,499 and Andi 5c flaunts a little higher price tag of Rs 12,999.

Verdict

Flavored by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, both the phablets will have similar user experience.

Detailing on the Spice phablet, it is a secure Android device that is preloaded with with anti-virus and anti-theft software that protect the users against data loss, theft, and virus. Spice along with NQ Mobile, a leader in mobile security solutions provide security solutions to the Stellar Horizon as there are numerous threats like malware that steal user data, banking information or make the phone sluggish.

At the same time, iBall Andi 5c comes preloaded with a plethora of other software features including face unlock, control over network data, a gallery app with photo editor, red-eye remover, redefined notification panel and multitasking functions.

Finally, the decision is based on the choice of the consumers. If a secure device is the concern, then the Spice offering should be the right one.

On the other hand, if a phablet with a plethora of software features is required by the users, then the iBall Andi 5c could be a better option.

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