In June 2012, Indian mobile vendor Spice released three new smartphones under its new Steller series. The range included Spice Stellar (Mi-425), Stellar Horizon (Mi-500) and Spice Stellar Craze (Mi-355) priced at Rs 9,999, Rs 11,999 and Rs 6,499 respectively. While, the Stellar Horizon came flavored with Android ICS, however, Spice Stellar and Craze came running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, although the company confirmed during the launch that Stellar Mi-425 will be upgraded to Android 4.0 , as soon as the company will release an update.
Consequently, on September 13, Spice finally confirmed the ICS update for Stellar Mi 425 on its Facebook fanpage, after posting the below picture and suggested the update will include better UI and battery performance and also the dual SIM feature was informed to receive a feature update, according to which, once you have two SIM’s inserted, both will remain active simultaneously so that you can receive and make calls and messages.
However, currently, there is one obstacle which mostly all the buyers of the phone are facing right now, who are opting for an update. That is that users can update there handsets only only by visiting Spice mobile service centers. It means users will not receive the update OTA or by means of any software update. This is discouraging many users for going in for this update, unless there is significant improvement demonstrated on the same. However, the company has confirmed our sources that an OTA update will follow soon.
Coming to specs, Stellar has 4.0-inch (800 x 480 pixels)capacitive touchscreen display and has 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 245MHz GPU. It runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread phone), which is upgradable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) now. It has 5MP auto focus camera with flash and secondary VGA camera, 512MB RAM, GPS / aGPS and 32GB expandable memory. It has 2,000 mAh battery with up to 7h of talk time and up to 120 hours standby.