Spice Mobiles have now launched the Spice Mi-425 a 1 GHz powered dual SIM phone with a 5 MP camera running Android 2.3 which can be further upgraded to Android 4.0. On the first look, you will realise that you have seen this handset before.

Yes the Mi-425 has a surprisingly similar resemblance with the Karbonn A9, the affordable 1 GHz smartphone. The Mi-425 specifications are very similar to the A9, but there are some few changes that Spice has made to make it better than the A9.

This handset is powered by a single core 1 GHz processor loaded with Android 2.3. The best part here is that the handset is upgradeable to ICS (Android 4.0). This smartphone supports dual SIM and 3G.

The full touch screen display is 4 inches in size with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (IPS) using the capacitive technology. The display quality is as good as seen on A9. The front side houses a VGA camera and the rear side sports a 5 MP auto focus camera with LED flash. The internal memory is 140 MB and expandable memory is supported of up to 32 GB.

Spice Mi-425 vs Karbonn A9

The Mi-425 is available in White and Black colours options. Additional features are Wi-Fi, GPS, SNS ready (Facebook / Twitter), built in FM radio, common sensors that include proximity and light sensors, multi format media player, Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0 (MicroUSB).

The Li-ion battery capacity on this phone is 2000 mAh that gives an approximate talktime of 6 hours and standby time of up to 8 days. The handset is priced at Rs. 9,999 with 1 year warranty.

Spice Mi-425 vs Karbonn A9 (The differences)

Spice Mi-425 Karbonn A9
Display Screen 4 inches 3.8 inches
Memory 140 MB 512 MB
Battery 2000 mAh 1600 mAh
Price Rs. 9,999 Rs. 8,500 to Rs. 9,449

Spice Mi-425 Specifications

CPU: 1 GHz (Single core).
Memory: 140 MB with 32 GB external (MicroSD).
OS: Android 2.3 / Android 4.0.
Display: 4 inch capacitive touch, 800 x 480 px, 262 K colour.
Type: Dual SIM (Dual Standby), 3G.
Camera: 5MP AF with LED flash plus VGA front camera.
Battery: 2000 mAh Li-ion (6 hours talktime / 8 days standby on 2G network).

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in