Samsung after its successful handsets like Galaxy S II, S and Galaxy Note which has taken the high end smartphone market in their favor, they are now looking to attract users with mid-range and entry level smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Ace is a successful handset and the results of it have convinced Samsung to come out with other variants of Galaxy Ace model. Recently Samsung announced Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Ace Plus and Galaxy Ace Duos. Galaxy Ace Duos is a dual SIM smartphone very recently launched in the Indian market coming out with GSM and CDMA network access.
Spice Mobile especially in India has targeted audience with affordable smartphones and they have been successful as well. It was Spice Mi 350 which gave them a solid start to Android OS based smartphones and recently Spice has come out with successor of it in the form of Mi 350n smartphone. Unlike Galaxy Ace Duos Spice Mi 350n is with GSM + GSM capabilities. The fight is between dual SIM Android smartphones and its Spice against Samsung head to head with their smartphones.
In this article, we will go through the comparison of recently launched Spice MI 350 and Galaxy Ace Duos Android smartphone which are dual SIM mobile phone. We go through in details of each segment as follows –
Table of Content
- Form Factor Comparison
- Processor Comparison
- Display Comparison
- Camera Comparison
- Operating System Comparison
- Connectivity Comparison
- Storage Comparison
- Battery Comparison
- User Interface Comparison
Galaxy Ace Duos – 3.5 inches HVGA display screen
Spice Mi 350n – 3.5 capacitive touchscreen display
Galaxy Ace Duos from the manufacturers of Samsung comes with 3.5 inches HVGA TFT display screen providing a maximum resolution of 320 x 480 pixel resolution whereas Spice Mi 350n comes with the same 3.5 inches screen with the same resolution as above and has proximity sensor and accelerometer, even Galaxy Ace Duos has that. Overall, Galaxy Ace Duos offers better image clarity as they have HVGA.
Galaxy Ace Duos – 800 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7627 processor
Spice Mi 350n – 650 Mhz Qualcomm processor
Both Galaxy Ace Duos and Spice Mi 350n are powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon but they are clocked at different speed. Ace Duos is powered with 800 Mhz processor whereas Mi 350n by Spice is at 650 Mhz. Though this doesn’t make difference, both can easily carry out faster operation.
Galaxy Ace Duos – 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
Spice Mi 350n – 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, VGA camera
Coming to the comparison between the two smartphone in terms of the camera both by specifications have 3.15 mega pixel camera and provides 2048×1536 pixels resolution with image. Spice Mi 350n additionally has front facing VGA camera which can be used for video chat and video calls since the phone is 3G supported but there no front facing camera on Galaxy Ace Duos. In the comparison Galaxy Ace Duos 3.15 mega pixel camera offer better results than Spice Mi 350n. Both the phone don’t have flash light and auto focus features as they are mid range smartphones.
Galaxy Ace Duos – 1 Gb internal + Micro SD 32 GB card support
Spice Mi 350n – 188 MB + 32 GB micro SD
Galaxy Ace Duos comes with 1 Gb internal storage and it has micro SD card slot to add extra memory via micro SD card. Coming to Spice MI 350n it has 188 MB internal memory storage and 32 GB micro SD card support. Overall both the phones have nearly same storage capacity. The good thing is that it comes with 32 GB SD card support.
Galaxy Ace Duos – Android 2.3
Spice Mi 350n – Android 2.3
Both the phones are supplied with Android operating system and its good to have Android which is officially by Google. Both Galaxy Ace Duos and Spice Mi 350n are supplied Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It’s pretty clear that both smartphone here are not capable to run the Ice Cream Sandwich on their phone and they will also not receive Ice Cream Sandwich update as well. In this section, we would like to mention that Galaxy Ace Duos would be the better choice since Samsung firmware update are release very often and users have a higher choice of getting a better software update and fix than its counterpart. Also there is lot many developers working to continuously to provide custom ROM which keeps the users engaged.
Winner : Galaxy Ace Duos
Galaxy Ace Duos – 59.9 x 12.44 x 112.40 mm, 125 grams
Spice Mi 350n – 116 x 61 x 12.75 mm, 136 grams
Galaxy Ace Duos is very much lighter than Spice Mi 350n in comparison and looking at the form factor both the devices they have similarities but a little change in the design. Both the phone have three capacitive touch button such as Menu, Home and back keys. Galaxy Ace Duos follows the Galaxy Series layout but Spice has a little different structure.
Spice Mi 350n comes with Android stock ROM of Android 2.3 Gingerbread in customization whereas Samsung team has opted for TouchWiz user interface which is their common interface for maximum of their Galaxy series phones powered with Android. TouchWiz is the Samsung’s own customization for the Android version and it has beautiful overlay on Galaxy Ace Duos.
Galaxy Ace Duos – 1650 mAh Lithium Ion battery
Spice Mi 350n – 1400 mAh Lithium Ion battery
Coming to the battery segment, Galaxy Ace Duos and Spice Mi 350n since they have same screen size and nearly same processor, Galaxy Ace Duos offer a little better battery life than Spice Mi 350n. Spice Mi 350n with 1400 mAh battery provides a talk time of 5 hours when fully charged and it offers standby time of 200 hours which is ideal for all the day operation. Galaxy Ace Duos with 1650 mAh battery provides a talk time of 7 hours on 2G network and standby time of up to 300 hours.
Dual SIM Capabilities
Both the phone comes with dual SIM capabilities but Spice MI 350n particularly comes with GSM + GSM sim card support whereas Galaxy Ace Duos comes with GSM + CDMA SIM card slot. Spice has particularly been into dual SIM Android phones from a longer time since they jumped into smartphone manufacturing but Samsung has recently upgraded, inturn it has added a variant to its existing smartphone and this time introducing dual SIM capabilities.
Spice MI 350 and Galaxy Ace Duos both comes with nearly same data connectivity supports via GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi Fi. Both the phones comes with Push email and email services to help you stay better in touch with your friends all the time. You can transfer files wirelessly to other devices using the Bluetooth added to both the phone.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos I589 and Spice Mi 350n phones, both are in the same hood of dual SIM capabilities with Android OS. But when you come to the price Galaxy Ace Duos is priced at Rs 13,500 and Spice Mi 350n is priced at Rs 7710. So price is the main comparison here and you need to decide on this. But we recommend to go with Galaxy Ace Duos smartphone as Samsung is the # 1 in smartphone manufacturing and offer a very good product service but the price is almost double and so we also recommend particular users who stress on price more than the brand. Spice Mi 350n is not a bad choice either.