while the camera is on, would have been a good step here as well. Otherwise, the 8 MP camera does a wonderful job, even in low light conditions. And the fact that the LED flash can be kept on for upto a minute while filming a video is very useful.
One major downside of the phone is its battery life. Either it is because of the large screen, or due to the dual-SIM nature of the phone, or a power-hungry processor, but the 1,700mAh battery can barely keep the phone charged for 24 hours. This is a major drawback as even the notoriously battery-hungry iPhone lasts longer than this.
Overall, though, priced at R10,499, the Spice Mobile Stellar Virtuoso is a fantastic phone for its price. The deficiencies it does have can only be fixed with more costly inputs, which would drive up the cost of the phone. If you want a mid-sized smartphone on a budget, this phone is for you.
Estimated street price: Rs 10,499