Spice Mobile is known to bring in affordable and user-friendly handsets in the market. Working on their existing strengths, Spice has now launched their dual-SIM Spice M-5600 FLO TV. The handset is also referred as FLO TV and uses Spice mobile’s existing Flo Touch technology while incorporating a relatively different concept of an inbuilt Analog TV.
Weighing just 110 grams, the Spice M-5600 is light and easy to hold. It has a standby button, Micro-USB port and a 3.5 mm head phone jack on the top. The 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen display takes most of the space on the front and below the same are three back-lit touch buttons.
The 3.2 inch display is big enough to do your day to day activities. While it is comfortable to use indoors, it is almost impossible to use this handset in broad daylight. You would perhaps need to look for shaded areas when outdoors.
The phone has a 1.3 MP rear camera that enables you to click photographs as well as shoot videos. The image quality is decent for sharing but the video quality at 12 fps is pretty basic. The absence of flash makes it difficult to click pictures in low lighting conditions. The camera interface also offers features such as effects and white balance options to aid photography.
The phone comes loaded with widgets and multimedia applications. Bold icons adorn the application menu and contain many pre-loaded apps including Facebook, Yahoo! Messenger, Bluetooth messenger, News applications, Privacy Lock and Yahoo! Weather. It also has an Ebook app that allows you to read .txt files on your phone. In addition to these, it also has S Apps Planet, which acts as an Application portal.
Though Spice is touting this phone as a multimedia feature phone; this is exactly where we faced the maximum performance issues.
For the amount that you pay, the device is definitely worth the money. The features given are diverse and well supported by the battery backup. The elegant and lightweight white body is a positive as well. Though it has added an Analog TV app, the signal reception for the same is a problem and the antenna that needs to be extended to view TV. Moreover, in the current context, antennas have become outdated, so the idea of an antenna phone may not appeal to certain consumer groups.
- Bad signal reception for FM Radio and Analog TV
- Poor display