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Indian telecommunication company Spice Mobility released 3.5-inch 'Stellar Xtacy Mi-352,' a budget Android smartphone into an already jam-packed Indian smartphone market.

Spice's dual-SIM smartphone 'Stellar Xtacy Mi-352' can be purchased online through Saholic.com. It is priced at Rs. 4,634.

The Stellar Xtacy Mi-352 sports a 3.0-megapixel camera with 4x digital Zoom; the camera can also record video at 30 frames per second.

Other Key Specifications of Spice's Stellar Xtacy Mi-352 include:


Spice Stellar Xtacy Mi-352


3.5-inch TFT LCD screen with

480x320 pixel display resolutions


Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread)


Qualcomm MSM7225AB (Snapdragon family)

chipset with 1GHz CPU speed

Graphics Processor

Adreno 200

Internal memory

256 MB RAM

Storage capacity

512 MB (only 100 MB available for user)

Additional capacity

Expandable up to 16 GB


One main camera with 3.0-megapixel resolution

With 4x Zoom as well as CMOS sensor


2G & 3G


Li-Ion 1300 mAh,

Stand by talk time: 9 days (2G & 3G)

Additional specs

Dual-GSM standby, G-Sensor, Assisted-GPS,

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/h, Bluetooth v3.0,USB v2.0 for

high-speed data transfer


115.3x62.0x11.8 mm


Rs. 4, 634

*Price as listed by Saholic.com.

Even though spice's smartphone is packed with numerous useful features for a budget handset, its major drawback is its outdated mobile OS Android v2.3 Gingerbread. Many of the Spice's competitors are offering similar budget smartphones with Android v4.0 OS Ice Cream Sandwich. 

By looking at the bright side, Spice Mobility's smartphone's features such as 3G connectivity and dual-SIM slots makes 'Stellar Xtacy Mi-352' stand-out among its competitors. There are only a handful of smartphones in the market which offer 3G support for less than Rs. 5,000.