Difference between Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro and Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Key difference: The Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 is a mid-range budget quad-core phone with a speed of 1.2 GHz. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by 1 GB of RAM. The phone features an 8 MP camera with auto focus and LED Flash. The phone also features a 5 MP front-facing wide angle secondary camera, also with auto focus. Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a dual-SIM phone that was launched in September 2012. The phone comes with a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, with approximately 233 ppi density. The device comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on Android 4.0.4 ICS.

Spice Mobiles is an Indian-based mobile company that is part of S Mobility Ltd., which is in turn part of the Spice Group. The company has since expanded its operation to Nepal, Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. It aims to expand its geographical presence from Ivory Coast to Indonesia. However, as a mobile phone company based primarily in India, the company has to keep in mind the dynamic nature of their targeted market in mind. The Indian market is very price sensitive. Hence, the company has to be able to provide new and more or less the latest technology in a phone that is budget friendly. The Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 is a phone that attempts to do just that.

The Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 is a mid-range budget quad-core phone with a speed of 1.2 GHz. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by 1 GB of RAM. The phone features a 5.3-inch qHD IPS display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It is a dual-SIM phone and is 3G enabled on both SIMs, which is new.

However, the phone’s defining feature has to be its cameras. The phone features an 8 MP camera with auto focus and LED Flash. The phone also features a 5 MP front-facing wide angle secondary camera, also with auto focus. The Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro is one of the first phones to feature such a powerful secondary camera especially in a budget smartphone category.

Another first in the budget smartphone category is that the phone features a 16 GB internal storage, in addition to external storage which is expandable up to 32 GB.

Samsung announced the Galaxy S Duos as an option aimed for people that require double SIM capability, eliminating the need for carrying two separate phones. The phone was launched in September 2012.

At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos bears heavy resemblance to the company’s flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, looking past the basic form of the phone and picking it up; the user can realize the reason for such a small price tag. The phone is a cheaper version of its big brother, with a lesser quality plastic and some downgraded features. However, let’s not label it as of yet, as it does come with some good specs. The 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, with approximately 233 ppi density, is pretty decent with good contrast and colors but it is too reflective under sunlight, making it a bit difficult to use outdoors without squinting or trying to cover the screen.

The phone itself is easy to hold and handle, making it sleek and small enough to slip into jeans pockets or a small purse when on the go. The 120 grams of weight also ensures that the phone does put that much pressure on the hands when holding the device for longer periods of time. The top of the device houses only the 3.55 mm jack, while the bottom only has the USB/charging port. The right side of the device holds the power button on the top right hand and the microSD card slot. The left side of the device only holds the volume rocker, a bit hard to reach, if a person is used to having it on the right. On the front, the device has the home button that is surrounded by capacitive more options and a back button.

The device comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on Android 4.0.4 ICS. Again, the UI is a toned down version of the one found on the S3. The device lacks the ripples effect and the water-drop sound and has four customizable shortcut buttons on the bottom of the lockscreen that can directly take you to apps such as missed phone calls when unlocking the device. The device allows users to add/remove apps from the homescreen as well as add/remove panels similar to other versions of Android.

The device is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex-A5, with about 786 MB of RAM. The RAM is a slight upgrade to the 512 MB available on other phones, but it still isn’t that great when trying to run dual-SIM, resulting in some lagging during operation. The dual-SIM capability and standby allows both SIMs to be operational at the same time. The device comes with a 5 MP rear camera for taking photos and recording videos. The rear camera is pretty decent in terms of taking photos. The images have pleasing colors and a good dynamic range, but the photos are a bit grainy. The phone also comes with features such as smile detection, geo-tagging, Share shot, effects and panorama mode. The S Duos also houses a VGA (0.3 MP) front camera that is as okay, nothing much to talk about. The phone can also capture videos in VGA resolution at 30fps.

The S Duos comes with a decent removable LI-Ion 1500 mAh battery, that according to the company provides a talk time of 770 minutes in 2G and 520 minutes in 3G, along with a standby time of 570 hours in 2G and 470 hours in 3G. The phone does not come with the same amount of features as available in Galaxy S3, but with the price tag of this device, it is still something. The main reason for purchasing the phone would still be the dual-SIM capability, while in other countries where dual-SIM options are more common, the phone may not fare as well.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from SpiceStellar.com, Samsung website, and GSMArena.com

 

Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Launch Date

April 2013

September 2012

Company

Spice Mobiles

Samsung

Size

152 x 79 x 10.3mm

121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm

Display

5.3-inch qHD IPS display

4.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen

Screen

540 x 960 pixels, (~207 ppi pixel density)

480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density) 16M colors

Protection

-

No

Weight

196.3 g

120 grams

2G Network

GSM:900/1800/1900 MHz

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

WCDMA:900/2100 MHz

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

4G Network

No

N/A

GUI

Custom UI

TouchWiz 4.0 UI

CPU speed

1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor

1 GHz Cortex-A5

GPU

-

Adreno 200

OS

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Chipset

-

Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB RAM

768 MB

SIM Size

Dual SIM – 3G+3G; Micro-SIM

miniSIM (Dual-SIM handset)

Internal Memory

16 GB

4 GB (1.8 GB available to the user)

Expandable Memory

up to 32 GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Magnetic Sensor

Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Proximity Sensor

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Tethering, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G HSPA Support

GSM; EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1,800/1,900MHz); HSDPA 7.2; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz; Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth

Data

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, HSPA

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB.

Speed

-

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Tethering

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

USB OTG

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED Flash

5 MP CMOS rear camera

Secondary Camera

5 MP Auto Focus Front Camera with Wide Angle

VGA CMOS front camera

Video

Yes

[email protected]

Camera Features

Zoom, Autofocus, Flash, Night Vision

Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, Smile detection, Panorama mode, Share shot, scenes and effects

Sound Enhancement

Dual Microphone for Noise Suppression

No

Audio supported formats

-

AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, I-Melody, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, SP-Midi, WAV, WMA

Video supported formats

3gp, mp4

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Battery Capacity

2550 mAH Li-ion polymer battery

Removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery

Stand-by

-

2G: 770 minutes

3G: 520 minutes

Talk time

-

2G: 570 hours

3G: 470 hours

Available Colors

Brown

White, Black, La Fleur

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Email: Pushmail, Exchange

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML

HTML, Adobe Flash Lite

Radio

Yes, FM

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with AGPS

GPS with A-GPS support

Java

-

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Flip To Mute
  • Intelligent Answer
  • Better Multitasking
  • Actionable Notifications
  • Faster & Smoother
  • Enhanced Widgets
  • Face Unlock
  • Direct Call
  • Pop Up Play
  • Gesture Screen Lock
  • Hi-Connect
  • Boot Acceleration
  • Power Saving Mode
  • World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, To-Do List, Stopwatch, Timer
  • VAS Apps, Play Store, Netqin Antivirus
  • Dual SIM
  • Dual SIM stand-by
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • ChatON

Image Courtesy: spicestellar.com, samsung.com

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