Difference between Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro and Sony Xperia J

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. Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245.

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.

Xperia is a well known brand of smartphones that are a part of the Sony Mobile. The Xperia brand was initially a collaboration with Ericsson but has since then been dissolved. Now, Sony has single handedly taken it upon itself to ship out new phones, while maintaining the level of quality and design of the older versions. In order to garner response for its new line of smartphones, the company started marketing the Sony Xperia T as the Bond phone, which is featured in the movie Skyfall. Xperia J is the shy, younger brother of the Bond phone, and is also cheap to boot.

The Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245. The pixel density is the not the best among the contenders, but that does not hinder the high-res display that is visible on the phone. The display shows quite smart and sharp images, with very accurate color representation. The display also has excellent viewing angles and does is less reflective under sunlight.

The design of the phone is also quite similar to Xperia T. The phone comes with a plastic chassis that has a sturdy built. The Xperia J has an arched back similar to Xperia Arc series, which is pleasing to hold and grip. The silver plastic lining that graces the other Xperia series has been shifted to the bottom and acts as a second LED indicator during calls. The phone is also quite light, weighing only 124 grams. The Timescape UI is very similar to the original Google Android UI and basically seems like cheap imitations. The phone has three capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen, Back, Home and Menu buttons. The buttons are placed on the far bottom of the device, making it more prone for the user to drop the device. The top of the device houses the 3.5mm jack, while the left side has the USB/charging port. The right side of the device is quite busy with the power/lock key on the top right hand and the volume rocker just below the power key.

The device is powered by 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and only 512 MB, which makes the device a little glitch and lagging when trying to shift screens as well as switch apps. The device, when not multitasking and doing basic functions, still lags a little. The device comes with 4 GB of internal space, of which only 2 GB is available to the user. This is very little compared to phones that are offering 8/16/32 and even 64 GB. However, the company has provided a SD card slot that allows users to expand memory by another 32 GB.

The device houses a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus feature. Just above it, a LED flash light can also be found. However, the front camera and the video recording capabilities are a little disappointing. Both, the front camera and video recording are VGA, which does provide the best resolution. The 5 MP camera is pretty decent, but if you have gotten used to the high-res 8 and 12 MP cameras, this camera will not at all be pleasing. The camera takes decent photos, but it isn’t sharp, clear or even HD for that matter. However, the phone does come with juice, 1750 mAh to be exact. This ensures that the phone last a couple of days when not in constant use and at least a full day when working with it all day. The company does offer features such as Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB, but it does not offer NFC capabilities.

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

 

Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535

Sony Xperia J

Launch Date

April 2013

October 2012

Company

Spice Mobiles

Sony

Size

152 x 79 x 10.3mm

124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm

Display

5.3-inch qHD IPS display

4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

Screen

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

480 x 854 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

196.3 g

124 grams

2G Network

GSM:900/1800/1900 MHz

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

WCDMA:900/2100 MHz

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST26i

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST26a

4G Network

No

N/A

GUI

Custom UI

Timescape UI

CPU speed

1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor

1 GHz Qualcomm processor

GPU

-

Adreno 200

OS

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Chipset

-

Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB RAM

512 MB

SIM Size

Dual SIM – 3G+3G; Micro-SIM

miniSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

4 GB (2 GB available to user)

Expandable Memory

up to 32 GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Connectivity

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

GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps (download). Up to 86 kbps (upload); GSM EDGE Up to 237 kbps (download). Up to 237 kbps (upload); microUSB v2.0; DLNA; Wi-Fi hotspot; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth

Data

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, HSPA

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and 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, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

USB

USB OTG

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED Flash

5 MP 2592х1944 pixels rear camera

Secondary Camera

5 MP Auto Focus Front Camera with Wide Angle

VGA (0.3 MP) front camera

Video

Yes

VGA

Camera Features

Zoom, Autofocus, Flash, Night Vision

Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Image stabilization, 4x digital zoom

Sound Enhancement

Dual Microphone for Noise Suppression

xLOUD Experience

Clear Stereo

Audio supported formats

 

MP3/ eAAC+/ WMA/ WAV player

Video supported formats

3gp, mp4

MP4/ H.263/ H.264/ WMV player

Battery Capacity

2550 mAH Li-ion polymer battery

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Stand-by

-

2G: 5 hours 36 min

3G: 607 hours

Talk time

-

2G: 7 hours 18 min

3G: 618 hours

Available Colors

Brown

Black, White, Pink, Gold

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Email: Pushmail, Exchange

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

Browser

HTML

HTML5, Adobe Flash

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
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Google Talk
  • Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
  • Conference calls
  • SNS integration
  • 50 GB of Cloud storage
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: spicestellar.com, sonymobile.com

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