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Spice Stellar Pad: It’s got the power

Irritated by your tablet always running out of juice?

Written by Sudhir Chowdhary | Published: April 11, 2013 4:21:59 pm

Irritated by your tablet always running out of juice? This Spice device with a powerful battery won’t disappoint you

Today’s tech-driven market has given way to the proliferation of mobile phones with advanced features in order to cater to consumers’ need to stay connected. Owing to their portability,tablets too are becoming popular computing devices among consumers. In fact,they are the latest trend for mobile computing.


* Display: 25.65 cm HD TFT screen,IPS display

* Resolution: 1280 x 800

* Processor: 1.5 GHz dual core processor with Quadcore GPU

* Operating system: Jelly Bean 4.1

* Camera: 3MP + VGA camera

* Storage: 16 GB ROM +1GB DDR3 RAM

* Expandable memory up to 32 GB

* Battery: 7600mAh Li-ion Polymer battery

*Estimated street price:Rs 12,999

However,we have all experienced that most forms of mobile technology —mobiles phones,laptops,tablets— often run out juice,leaving us irritated. Since many people will likely carry their tablet throughout the day,battery life is a pretty important feature. At present getting a full day of use—and by full day,we mean 24 hours—is often difficult,if not impossible,without turning off your Wi-Fi,lowering your device’s display brightness and generally speaking,not really touching it,which kind of defeats the purpose of having a portable computer in the first place.

Thankfully a solution to this problem has come in the form of a tablet with a powerful battery from BK Modi-promoted S Mobility. The firm seems to have figured out a way around the pesky problem of battery life on and tablets. Its Rs 12,999-a-piece Stellar Pad Mi-1010 is packed with an amazing battery,which is claimed by the company to be the best in the segment. The 7600 mAh Lithium ion polymer battery offers a video playing time of six hours and a standby of 15 days. That’s not all,the tablet charges pretty quickly too.

Battery life is hard to judge for tablets as different applications can draw very different levels of power. There are two standard methods for measuring battery life. The first is through consistent Web browsing while the other is based upon watching video. For the most part,these two are very similar but video tends to use a bit more power. Of course,if you are multitasking heavily or playing games,expect battery life to be much shorter than advertised. A good running time should be at least six to eight hours of Web browsing. Take my word,the Pad will not disappoint you on the battery front.

Still,it is becoming very difficult to stand out in this competitive space. Keeping this in mind,the Pad has been designed to attract young urban users. It is packed to the grills with powerful components. The device comes with a 25.65 cm screen and Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system. Armed with a 1.5 GHz dual core processor with Quadcore GPU,the Pad is truly a high definition tablet with IPS display (wide angle viewing).

While most people will not be carrying around as much data on a tablet as they would on a laptop,the amount of space on the tablet is still a major thing to consider. All tablets nowadays use solid state storage because of its ability to use very little power,uses less space and higher durability. The downside is limit storage space. For those just browsing the Web,streaming video and reading books,storage space won’t be too critical. If on the other hand you are storing content,the Pad won’t disappoint you. It is packed with 16 GB internal memory. It also comes with a leather cover worth R2,000 and a USB ‘on-the-go’ cable,absolutely free.

In my experience,the Pad is great for Web browsing,email and watching movies. It also has the ability to substitute for some laptop tasks when performance isn’t really required.

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