A few months ago my mom wanted to buy a new phone because her old LG phone had completely stopped working – it was beyond even repair, she had been using it for such a long time. My sister was staying with my mom those days and since I couldn’t visit them personally over the phone I had clearly told them what sort of phone they should get for mom. She didn’t want something very expensive because she uses the phone only to make phone calls and say phone numbers. So as long as he can do that, it is fine with her. Another thing that was in my mind was since she is old, she should be able to use the phone without much problem. I definitely wanted a physical QWERTY keyboard for the phone.
Contrary to my advise they went ahead and bought an entry-level Samsung device which has a very small screen and the entire screen is touchscreen. Even after months of use she is still facing difficulty getting used to the unpredictable touch-sensitivity of the phone. For older people I always recommend a physical QWERTY keyboard.
This is why when I came across a review of the Spice Stellar 360 mobile phone, I thought, well, this is the phone I would have bought for my mom. It doesn’t cost much: although on the Spice Smart Phones website the list the price as Rs. 5990, on the review websites it is coming out to be Rs. 4799, much less than what they paid for an almost Rs. 7000-device.
Steller 360 doesn’t just have a physical QWERTY keyboard, it also has a virtual keyboard in case you need one. It looks very sturdy and carries all the features that you may ever need as a phone-only user. It comes with a 3.50-inch screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The rear camera is 3.2 megapixels and the front camera is 1.3 megapixels. It also comes with the usual features like an ability to surf the Internet, run apps like Twitter and Facebook and such, but I’m writing this from the perspective of a person someone like my mom who needs a decent phone (very cheap phones have very stiff keys, so I’m not even considering them) but with an option to use the physical QWERTY keyboard as well as a virtual keyboard. Here is a video review of the Spice Stellar 360 mobile phone:
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