Spice Mi-495 with 512MB RAM listed on Saholic for Rs. 10499

Spice Mi-495 Stellar Virtuoso is now listed on Saholic for just Rs, 10,499. In my previous article on Mi-495 I had mentioned the price could be around 11K to 12K however it’s close to the 10K range.

If the Mi-495 is priced at 10,499 then the first thing to look for is the RAM and as mentioned on the Saholic site it is 512MB. We were expecting a price of around 11 to 12K with 1GB RAM, however with 512MB it’s not a bad deal.

The handset weighs 150 grams with a 9.4 mm thickness. The TFT display screen is 4.5 inches with 960×640 pixels resolution. The handset is powered by a dual core processor. The handset competes with the Micromax A110 and also with iBall Andi 4.5h that comes with 1GB RAM, this one with 512MB for a much lesser price.

Recently we have seen many manufacturers coming out with dual core versions, an indication that quad cores are in the pipe line. But there is still a good price difference between 1GB RAM handsets and 512MB RAM. Spice Mi-495 has got a premium look, let’s see how it performs.

Spice Stellar Virtuoso

Spice Stellar Virtuoso Mi-495 key features and specifications

  • Dual core @ 1GHz, Dual SIM with dual Standby. GPU unknown.
  • Android 4.0 ICS.
  • 4.5 inch TFT LCD touchscreen with 960×540 pixels resolution (244.77 ppi).
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage of which 1GB for apps and 1.55 as internal storage. Micro SD card slot that can house 32GB cards.
  • 3G (HSDPA), 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB, 3.5mm jack and GPS with A-GPS.
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.3MP front camera. Video recording supported not sure yet if it can record in 720p resolution.
  • 1700 mAh battery.
  • Price Rs. 10,499

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  1. Ankit says

    Hi All,
    I have just bought Spice MI495.
    Its amazing…. touch & screen resolution is great…..
    even better than xperia go & samsung s duos with less price.
    one can say its 1700Mah battery should be 2000 Mah but in comparison of most branded phone its still higher then many other models.
    Look is great (i don’t want 5″ bulk Phablet)
    In My view its best deal with 10,300 rs. + free cover.

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    • Nandkumar Jadhav says

      Hi Ankit
      is there flash video support please check as i am also interested in this phone coz i like spice phones and want 4.5 inch only not 5.

      Thanks
      Nandkumarj

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  2. Shan says

    Dear Gogi,
    Please can you suggest which phone I can buy:
    1)SPICE MI 495:(DAul Core;ICS Android;512 RAM;4GB Memory;8Mpx+1.3Mpx Cammera) price:10.5K
    2)MICROMAX A90s:(DAul Core;ICS Android;512 RAM;4GB Memory;8Mpx+1.3Mpx Cammera) price:12.5K
    3)Videocon A30 (Daul Core;ICS Android;512 RAM;4GB Memory;5Mpx+VGA Cammera) price:7.5K

    Please confirm Monday I want to buy..!!!!

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  3. Praveen says

    Hi Gogi,

    Great reviews!
    MI-495 seems good but will buy only after seeing your review when will you be reviewing MI-495 pls answer

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  4. Mahek patel says

    Hi gogi! I want to buy Motorola Atrix 2 weather i know Motorola has been close their sales and service in India. But I really like their quality and products, so tell me about Atrix 2 Camera performance and they also say video recording at 1080p quality so please upload samples both Pics as well as video…I waiting…

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  5. Vikas says

    R/sir, what will be the effective size of screen if we remove the space taken by dedicated onscreen keys. Will it be 4.3 inches and if we play any video, can it be played on fullscreen including dedicated onscreen keys space.

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  6. Savio says

    Is it better than Andi 4.5 and Micromax a110. Need your honest opinion Which would you recommend . please reply

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  7. Nandkumar Jadhav says

    Hi Gogi
    I am already having spice mi 350 which not support adobe flash when i tried downloading from play store it says your handset does not support adobe flash plugin now i am interested in spice MI 495 other features are very god but my only concern is adobe flash inbuilt support please help me on this
    Thanks
    Nandkumarj

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    • Anantkumar says

      Hello Nandkumar,

      Could you tell me your experience about Spice Android phone regarding the network quality? Because while using first product of Micromax A100 I have faced some issues regarding network connectivity. For e.g on dual sim functionality one sim wasn’t getting the networks. I have found the same issue with my friend’s mobile too.

      Though, before using the spice dual sim I want some details about it. So please tell me your experiences..

      Thanks,

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  8. Anantkumar says

    Hello Gogi,

    I want to ask a basic question about the touch screen buttons of the android phone. For e.g some phones have capacitive touch button on the bottom of the phone (like Karbonn and Micromax A110) and other have these button on screen (Micromax A100 and latest Spice Mi-495).
    So what are the benefits/drawbacks of on-screen and off-screen buttons.?

    Thanks,

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    • Gogi Ranagogi says

      Not much difference, “on screen” buttons will use dedicated space so you get a little less of the screen area.

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      • Anantkumar says

        Is there any issues when we use power, volume keys and home (off-scree) buttons for rooting the device? OR no need use these on-screen buttons while rooting the device.

        Thanks,

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  9. S2L Mobile says

    Dear GOGI my budget is less then 8-10K
    Please can you suggest which phone I can buy:
    1)Videocon A30 (Daul Core;ICS Android;512 RAM;4GB Memory;5Mpx+VGA Cammera) price:7.5K
    2)SPICE MI 495:(DAul Core;ICS Android;512 RAM;4GB Memory;8Mpx+1.3Mpx Cammera) price:10.5K
    3)MICROMAX A90s:(DAul Core;ICS Android;512 RAM;4GB Memory;8Mpx+1.3Mpx Cammera) price:12.5K

    If there is some better option please confirm….

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