Budget phones are fast gaining acceptance due to their comparatively low price while also sporting convincing specifications. Spice just launched the Mi-280 smartphone in India which is touted to be the lowest priced dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) smartphone running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Targeted for users of all age groups, the Spice Mi-280 is an affordable mobile device with a dual-SIM slot which comes in a simple rather sober appearance with curvy edges and relatively more thickness units (12.9 mm).
Sporting a 2.8 inch capacitive TFT LCD touchscreen with 320 x 240 pixels resolutions, the Mi-280 has got three primary external buttons below the touchscreen which help in navigating / attending voice calls. A 3.2 MP camera rests at the rear surface without any supported flash which may tend to be a drag while capturing pictures in the absence of light. But a front camera of 0.3 MP makes up for it and allows the user to communicate through video calls which is indeed a great addition to a budget mobile phone. The Mi-280 is powered by a 600 MHz processor and features 512 MB of RAM storage. External memory can be extended up to 32GB through a microSD card. It also supports much sought-after connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1.
Measuring 105.5 x 57 x 12.9 mm, the Mi-280 weighs just 96 grams and makes up for a handy smartphone, adding even more portability points. The 1000mAh battery allows for 200 minutes of talk time and 150 hours of battery backup. Other notable features include proximity sensor, GPS with AGPS, and PushMail, FM Radio, Music Player, Video Player, 3.5mm audio jack and G-sensor.
The Spice Mi-280 smartphone is now available online at a price of INR 5,123/- only which indeed is a killer price for a device with all the above features, making it the cheapest Android mobile phone with dual-SIM facility.
This would surely pave the way for entry of even more cheaper smartphones with impressive specifications.