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Can u plz post antutu,quadrant,nenamrk,nenamark 2 scores?
Is it scratch resistent?
which you is present in this phone?
does it gets heated?
is it really 200 grams ?
how is the battery life on heavy usage?
can it play nova and gta or any HD game like those?
how are all the sensors?
how is web browsing?
does second Sim gets disabled while first has data connection on?
does the screen gets fingerprints?
is the body made of cheap plastic our and solid material?
how does it feels in hand? is it easy to carry and has a comfortable grip?
can it be really used with single hand i mean can your fingers reach every party of the screen?
1) Antutu benchmark posted - please above
2) Have not tested the screen for scratch resistance. Will not test it deliberately - but, it will be evident in a month or two if it is.. Will reprt back
3) It does not get heated under normal and 3g use. Top of screen gets heated when charging - makes it very difficult to hold to ear for ~2-3 mins after charging - cools down soon though
4) Battery life not yet fully tested - but has lasted whole day with 3G on and intermittent use
5) Have not played any HD game on it yet
6) No magnetic sensor/compass - do not know if this is a bug in my phone or if it is omitted altogether or it it needs to be activated at firmware/OS level through a software update. But - at the moment, no compass - no gyroscope. All other sensors present - proximity, accelerometer, etc
7)We browsing is super smooth using stock browser - dual core processor really helps (+ ICS browser is quite good)
8) If 3G is on on the master SIM, then data can be used on the 1st sim and 2nd sim is active also (for calls only)
9) Spice have sent it with a screenguard on - leaving it on for 1-2 weeks. So, havent checked if screen is oleophobic or regular
10) It is indeed 200g. It has a second flip cover based back cover also included in the package - if you remove the stock back cover and put this flip cover, then the weight goes up by 10-15%
11) Feels comfortable to hold. Of course with a 5 inch screen, no way can you do everything one handed - you need two hands or to keep it on a table for some activities
12) Material is white with a silver trim on the side - all plastic. Feels decent
 
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1) Antutu benchmark posted - please above
2) Have not tested the screen for scratch resistance. Will not test it deliberately - but, it will be evident in a month or two if it is.. Will reprt back
3) It does not get heated under normal and 3g use. Top of screen gets heated when charging - makes it very difficult to hold to ear for ~2-3 mins after charging - cools down soon though
4) Battery life not yet fully tested - but has lasted whole day with 3G on and intermittent use
5) Have not played any HD game on it yet
6) No magnetic sensor/compass - do not know if this is a bug in my phone or if it is omitted altogether or it it needs to be activated at firmware/OS level through a software update. But - at the moment, no compass - no gyroscope. All other sensors present - proximity, accelerometer, etc
7)We browsing is super smooth using stock browser - dual core processor really helps (+ ICS browser is quite good)
8) If 3G is on on the master SIM, then data can be used on the 1st sim and 2nd sim is active also (for calls only)
9) Spice have sent it with a screenguard on - leaving it on for 1-2 weeks. So, havent checked if screen is oleophobic or regular
10) It is indeed 200g. It has a second flip cover based back cover also included in the package - if you remove the stock back cover and put this flip cover, then the weight goes up by 10-15%
11) Feels comfortable to hold. Of course with a 5 inch screen, no way can you do everything one handed - you need two hands or to keep it on a table for some activities
12) Material is white with a silver trim on the side - all plastic. Feels decent
How is the touch responce and scrolling?
Can u upload a video review on youtube?
I m still not sure about hd video and gaming fun and also about battery life.

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How many touch points does it have?
Spice mi 425 had 5 touch points so i guess this one would also have
 
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How is the touch responce and scrolling?
Can u upload a video review on youtube?
I m still not sure about hd video and gaming fun and also about battery life.

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How many touch points does it have?
Spice mi 425 had 5 touch points so i guess this one would also have
The screen is 800x480 - but its still sharp at normal distances (its not a retina display by any stretch, but at normal viewing distances it does not matter). It has only 2 touch points - but have no complaints as it is very sensitive and the sensitivity can be dialled up or down at the OS level.

Battery life is quite good - no fully tested, but in normal usage with 3g always on and wifi off and auto brightness, even after 8 hours of moderate usage, 50% battery life is left (single SIM only - am sure if both SIMs are present and active, this will decrease the battery life)
 
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Default Spice Mi-500 is manufactured by Chinese OEM Konka - sold in China as Konka W990

Found this when I was exploring the menu options. Please find below additional details and specifications of this phone. (have also attached two photos of the W990 - obviously, other than the branding, it looks exactly same as mi-500).

Hope this information helps those of us creating custom ROMs etc.

BTW - this forum is not allowing me to post links

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Konka W990 3G WCDMA Android4.0 MT6577 Dual Core 1.0GHz Dual Sim 4.0"WVGA 5.0MP

Description:
Konka W990, 3G WCDMA, Android4.0, MT6577 Dual Core 1.0GHz, Dual Sim, 4.0"WVGA, 5.0MP, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Smartphone, Wifi, GPS, FM radio, Multi-touch, Schedule Power on/off

Brand / Model

Konka W990
CPU

CPU: MTK6577 ARMv7 Cortex-A9 Dual-core 1.0GHz

GPU: PowerVR SGX531 Ultra

OS

Android V4.0


Default English.


Memory

RAM : 512MB / ROM : 4GB eMMC

MAX supports 32GB Class 12 Micro SD Memory Card (TF-Card)

Size

143 x 77.4 x 10.5mm

Weight

205g with battery

Screen

5.0" WVGA, 480 x 800, 16M Colors (TBD),TFT-LCD

Capacitive Multi Touch Screen

Network

Dual Sim, supports W+G / G+G

2G:GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 900/1800/1900 MHz

3G:WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+: 2100MHz

Color

White

GPS

Built In GPS & A.GPS


Connection

Bluetooth with EDR & A2DP

Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, supports Wi-Fi hotspot

micro USB 2.0

Camera

Dual Camera

Back 5.0 mega pixel / Auto Focus / Flash LED

Front 0.3 mega pixel, supports Skype Video Calls

Support to shoot 3GP 720P (1280x720) with sound, Max 30 mins.

Sensor

Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor

Radio

FM

Video

AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, ASF, MPEG, RMVB, H.263, H.264, etc.

Audio

MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. / 3.5 mm Audio Jack, Beats Audio

Special function

G-sensor, P-Sensor, L-Sensor, FM radio, Wifi, GPS, Multi-touch, Dual SIM, Schedule Power on/off

Package Includes

- Li-ion Batteries 2350mAh x 1

- Earphone / 3.5 mm Audio Jack

- USB Cable

- Charger
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Found this when I was exploring the menu options. Please find below additional details and specifications of this phone. (have also attached two photos of the W990 - obviously, other than the branding, it looks exactly same as mi-500).

Hope this information helps those of us creating custom ROMs etc.

BTW - this forum is not allowing me to post links

################################################## #

Konka W990 3G WCDMA Android4.0 MT6577 Dual Core 1.0GHz Dual Sim 4.0"WVGA 5.0MP

Description:
Konka W990, 3G WCDMA, Android4.0, MT6577 Dual Core 1.0GHz, Dual Sim, 4.0"WVGA, 5.0MP, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Smartphone, Wifi, GPS, FM radio, Multi-touch, Schedule Power on/off

Brand / Model

Konka W990
CPU

CPU: MTK6577 ARMv7 Cortex-A9 Dual-core 1.0GHz

GPU: PowerVR SGX531 Ultra

OS

Android V4.0


Default English.


Memory

RAM : 512MB / ROM : 4GB eMMC

MAX supports 32GB Class 12 Micro SD Memory Card (TF-Card)

Size

143 x 77.4 x 10.5mm

Weight

205g with battery

Screen

5.0" WVGA, 480 x 800, 16M Colors (TBD),TFT-LCD

Capacitive Multi Touch Screen

Network

Dual Sim, supports W+G / G+G

2G:GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 900/1800/1900 MHz

3G:WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+: 2100MHz

Color

White

GPS

Built In GPS & A.GPS


Connection

Bluetooth with EDR & A2DP

Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, supports Wi-Fi hotspot

micro USB 2.0

Camera

Dual Camera

Back 5.0 mega pixel / Auto Focus / Flash LED

Front 0.3 mega pixel, supports Skype Video Calls

Support to shoot 3GP 720P (1280x720) with sound, Max 30 mins.

Sensor

Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor

Radio

FM

Video

AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, ASF, MPEG, RMVB, H.263, H.264, etc.

Audio

MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. / 3.5 mm Audio Jack, Beats Audio

Special function

G-sensor, P-Sensor, L-Sensor, FM radio, Wifi, GPS, Multi-touch, Dual SIM, Schedule Power on/off

Package Includes

- Li-ion Batteries 2350mAh x 1

- Earphone / 3.5 mm Audio Jack

- USB Cable

- Charger

More information taken from the Chinese site on Konka w990 - of course, Spice have deactivated some of the Chinese specific functions like cloud storage, chinese voice recognition, chinese character input using stylus etc

Please note that the text below is taken from the Chinese website and so is obviously in highly tortured english!!!!

An atmospheric appearance, craftsmanship, taste of the election
● Konka dual-core using the large international companies, auto-sensing holster, opening the lid bright screen, closing lid put out the screen, user-friendly operation with thoughtful design, all-round for you to consider.
● innovation process stainless steel mold injection, the border is more narrow, thinner body, higher strength and feel better. The three-dimensional laser engraving process battery cover, delicate texture, comfortable non-slip.
● unique ultra-fine capacitive stylus, the industry-leading, then the complexity of Chinese characters can be accurately written, designed specifically for the Chinese people are used to.
Cortex-A9 architecture 1GHz dual-core CPU , a leading architecture, dual-core configuration, powerful performance
● Konka dual-core 40nm ultimate craft new Cortex-A9 architecture CPU 1Ghz dual-core ultra-high configuration with DDR2 high frequency memory the eMMC memory technology, performance almost equal to the top level bring more speed operation experience, the menu switch fast and smooth multitasking operating hand in hand.
● Built-in independent graphics processor GPU responsible for 2D/3D graphics calculations accelerated par with high-end performance, smooth running Need for Speed ​​Urban GT 3D fighting game, more brilliant screen.
3. support the Android4.0 operating systems, smart to experience a new upgrade
● Konka dual-core support Android4.0 intelligent operating system faster, more fluid menu to switch, and more powerful.
● innovative face recognition unlock function, quick screen shot, panorama, font adjustment, image editing, and new features, bringing a new exceptional operating experience.
4. 5.0 -inch WVGA high-definition capacitive touch screen, open full HD Horizons
● Konka dual-core with a 5.0 inch wide viewing angle, resolution up to 800 480 , colorful, bright and clear.
● High sensitivity capacitive touch screen, supports multi-touch, free to stretch the picture, web pages, quickly and accurately reflect the humane new experience.
5. 500 megapixel AF autofocus camera, support LED flash, easily record a wonderful life
● Konka dual-core built-in 500 million pixel high-definition camera, super photosensitive ability to support AF autofocus with LED flash, ready to record the wonderful life lens effects comparable professional digital cameras, and more support for bar code scanning, business card recognition application.
● Independent front camera, video telephony, network video chat, self-timer ... casual.
● more support 720P HD video playback, playback, and easy to record high-definition video, ready to watch, delicate and smooth screen.
. cloud computing, cloud storage, cloud application Trinity, experience Intelligent era leading technology.
● Konka dual-core super cloud computing technology and support original handwriting function, can any handwritten the hybrid input text, letters, numbers, symbols, Bifeng free to choose the color, presented exclusively for your pen wind Wencai via MMS form of microblogging, e-mail, send a share.
● support the intelligent cloud applications - KOVO - Konka intelligent cloud voice system, the leading Chinese language understanding and recognition engine to achieve a number of functions, artificial intelligence and language exchanges and communication between the user and the phone.
● support for secure cloud storage, the configuration Mycloud private cloud server, fragmentation segmentation, multiple encryption and multiple backup cloud technology, free oversized exclusive space, so you can be anywhere, anytime remote access cloud backup photos, contacts, files, etc. .

7 , WIFI , GPS , Bluetooth, everything, QQ , microblogging, living navigation, HIFI music ...... rich smart applications, unlimited wonderful all in one.

---------- Post added at 11:22 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:16 AM ----------

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Have used multiple camera apps - all end up looking similar - there seems to be some weird OS/firmware level bug that creates horrible pictures. On the veiwfinder screen, things looks balanced - when clicked and opened, everything is over saturated. Definitely needs a software update/camera firmware update to correct this

My mi-500 does not have a magnetic sensor (or it has been deactivated at the OS level). No software recognises/identifies any sort of magnetic sensor and no compass or map app shows this either. Have used multiple android system informers/elixer/compass type apps - all report that there is no magnetic sensor.

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Does anyone else with a Mi-500 also have the same camera problems? And does any other Mi-500 have a compass/magnetic sensor in it?? Could I have received a dud Mi-500 with these two problems?
Confirmed that the Mi-500 does NOT have any magnetic sensor or compass (the original chinese version also excludes compass/magnetic sensor in its descriptions. So, its not just my phone - all Mi-500s lack a compass.

Tried using Google Navigate without compass - works quite well and maps out orientation well - only problem is when you are stationary - then, it does not show which direction one has to start out. But, after 5 mins of usage, did not have too many problems.
 
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Default Installing and Rooting CWM

Hi Folks

I am using ZOPO ZP900 Leader phone and since the Spice Stellar uses the same processor MTK 6577, I am sure most of you will be seeking ways and means to Install CWM and root the phone.

MTK requires a Flash Tool to load ROMs. I have made a detailed guide for Installing CWM on ZOPO which can be accessed here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1899412

For video guide you can see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfemoi6Aizw. The method is same when using Flash tool !

Note ZOPO device comes rooted but without CWM and hence my requirement was slightly different.

You can use this method to flash CWM and use the options including making a nandroid backup, but I am not sure if flashing any of the available Su signed.zip files in this forums will effectively root this device (this was method to root the earlier Spice MI 410).

I am not a dev and maybe a dev/experienced member can comment on this.

Nevertheless this is a beginning ! If anyone make headway please do share and report for others benefit.

Also note there are many MTK 6577 devices and some have already released MODs based on Stock Rom. PLEASE DO NOT FLASH THEM since rest of the device hardware is very different !

Cheers !
 
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Hi Folks

I am using ZOPO ZP900 Leader phone and since the Spice Stellar uses the same processor MTK 6577, I am sure most of you will be seeking ways and means to Install CWM and root the phone.

MTK requires a Flash Tool to load ROMs. I have made a detailed guide for Installing CWM on ZOPO which can be accessed here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1899412

For video guide you can see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfemoi6Aizw. The method is same when using Flash tool !

Note ZOPO device comes rooted but without CWM and hence my requirement was slightly different.

You can use this method to flash CWM and use the options including making a nandroid backup, but I am not sure if flashing any of the available Su signed.zip files in this forums will effectively root this device (this was method to root the earlier Spice MI 410).

I am not a dev and maybe a dev/experienced member can comment on this.

Nevertheless this is a beginning ! If anyone make headway please do share and report for others benefit.

Also note there are many MTK 6577 devices and some have already released MODs based on Stock Rom. PLEASE DO NOT FLASH THEM since rest of the device hardware is very different !

Cheers !

For porting cwm use yuweng's guide present here at our xda....just search it. ...


My experience as a mtk user is that, I should better go back to samsung for any of their exynos or snapdragon...!

 
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You can get the recovery.img of your stock recovery, then you can mod it so cwm can work with your android model.

If you don't already have the recovery.img file,to get it, first install terminal emulator on your phone(Your phone must be rooted for this!), then launch and type in:

$ su
# cat /proc/mtd

This should give you an output like:

dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00040000 00020000 "misc"
mtd1: 00500000 00020000 "recovery"
mtd2: 00280000 00020000 "boot"
mtd3: 04380000 00020000 "system"
mtd4: 04380000 00020000 "cache"
mtd5: 04ac0000 00020000 "userdata"

Now, check for the "recovery partition" , that is which "mtd" it's on. Here it's on mtd1, it might be different for your phone. With that info type in the terminal emulator(You should have your sdcard inserted before proceeding):


# cat /dev/mtd/mtd1(OR whichever mtd YOUR "recovery" is on) > /sdcard/recovery.img

Now upload that recovery.img file at http://builder.clockworkmod.com and see if the cwm works out for the Mi 500.


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hi i brought two mi 500 ,, 2 days prior i had brought karbon a18 for my fried
battery backup is good but not good as mi 350 , screen is better in a18 but battery sucks of karbon only 1500 ma
gps and wifi sucks battery like hell
if i play 1080dpi battery drains like hell 2-3 points per min
camera is ok not bad , face unlock which i love most....
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Default MI-500 and Exchange/ActiveSynch

Hi All,

Yesterday I purchased Spice MI-500. Its one good looking phone and I am loving it already. But there is a disappointment. I am not sure where the problem exists. Your inputs would be valuable.

I am trying to connect the phone to my office MS Exchange 2010 / ActiveSynch server using Email stock app. With all the credentials / settings correct, it errors out saying "Can't connect to server"

Talking to my admin, he reported this error on the server: 2012-10-12 06:52:07 10.51.1.90 POST /Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync/default.eas Cmd=FolderSync&User=somename%5Cusername&DeviceId=S piceMi-500&DeviceType=Android&Log=V141_LdapC1_RpcC13_RpcL 31_Cpo19968_Fet20013_S108_Error:deviceIdNonAlphanu meric_Mbxcmail02.officedomain.com_Throttle0_Budget D <truncated>

Note: Error:deviceIdNonAlphanumeric

The device id is : Spice MI-500.

Is "-" the problem? How do I work around this? Its defeating my purpose to buy this phone as a business / smart phone.

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