In the world of technology nothing is impossible. I am sure you won’t believe, if I say a new cell phone with a selling price of 1500 rupees features USB OTG connectivity. Trust me, it is true.
The Spice Boss Power 5850 available at a pocket friendly price of 1500 rupees and supports USB OTG. If I am not wrong, the power 5850 is the cheapest smartphone to grab USB OTG. Indian brand Spice announced this feature phone in April and it became available for sale in May.
Spice has been reasonable with buyer as it adds all needed accessories in the magic box. Sales box for this feature phone includes 1500 mAh battery, wall adepter, earphone, USB and OTG cable besides this cool phone.
Built and Design
I am impressed with overall look and feel. Its front panel is painted in premium white with a red brush finish at bottom. At the rear, you get an elegant red that makes it look glossy and stylish. We are giving 10 out 10 for superb colour composition and stunning design. This cool gadget is right choice for those want to buy a mobile phone below 1500 rupees to gift someone.
Spice’s new smartphone features dual SIM that works with GSM network draws effective connectivity at 1G and 2G band. This mobile phone requires SIM card in mini size. So, your current regular SIM card will not work. Visit at local mobile shop and reshape your regular SIM into perfect mini SIM card.
The Power 5850 has an 8 GB of internal storage wherein more than 6 GB is free for user. Although it does not feature a SD card port but you can avail extra storage via USB OTG connectivity.
It sports a 2.8 inches TFT screen with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels. Pixel density does not matter is such a low screen size. However, for your satisfaction, this TFT screen has a decent distribution rate of 143 pixels per inches.
1.3 MP primary camera does fair in full sunlight. Yes, we miss front facing camera, but it’s OK as 0.3 MP could not have made much difference. Digital Zoom does not help in taking good snaps. Spice has mentioned it in craft (I am saying mentioned because in reality it does not have any role in camera enhancement), to achieve cumbersome specifications sheet.
Spice’s new OTG enabled smartphone packs a 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to official listing, ideal usages translated into 7.5 hours of talk time and 18 days of standby on 2G network. Please note, ideal usages meant to be just calling. Since it is a sound gadget with multimedia features, of course you spend some battery juice for live FM and music playback.
In ideal regular usages, one hundred percent charging will last for two days. If one does not do any work and listens to music or FM 24 hours nonstop, then make sure official adepter and a free electricity socket is around for emergency charging.
The supporting frequency band is 900 MHz and 1800 MHz. I am not quite sure of operational band of Indian telecom networks. All new telecom companies have been pushed to use less productive high frequency band like 1800 and 1900 MHz. In my understanding, this phone will find some network connectivity issue while SIM card of new operator is inserted. It will work fine with Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL and other long serving operators because they are loaded with 900 MHz band frequency.
You are allowed to access internet through GPRS connectivity which delivers good speed on this phone. To transfer and receive data from other cell phone, user can use Bluetooth function.
Live FM tuner and loudspeaker facility for music player makes it a sound device for multimedia experience.
- Eye Candy Design
- USB OTG Support
- 2.8 inches Display with good clarity
- OTG Cable in the magic box
- Internal storage is 8 GB
- 1500 mAh good battery backup
- Front facing camera is not present
- Limit network frequency band
This is a perfect mobile phone with some high end features of a costly smartphone. PICK is the rating for the Spice Boss Power 5850.
|Magic Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, USB Cable, OTG Cable, Earphone|
|SIM||Dual, Mini, GSM,2G+2G|
|Screen||2.8 inches, 240 × 320 Pixels, TFT, 143 PPI|
|Memory||8GB Memory, USB OTG|
|Battery||1500 mAh, Li-ion|
|Connectivity||OTG, BT, USB, FM|