Spice V801 Review: Superb Performer at Budget-Friendly Price


This is a great smartphone that comes packed with 8MP front camera with flash for selfies!

Spice Devices from TRANSSION Holdings has recently unveiled a new handset, the “V801”, in the budget-friendly category for the Indian market.

Priced at INR 7,999, this is a great choice for those who want more from their smartphones. The big highlight for Spice V801 is its fingerprint sensor coupled with a great camera system.

Spice V801 comes packed with 5-inch HD IPS 2.5D curved display, offering great touch response. The upper half of its rear body comes with glossy plastic finish while the rest comes with matte texture – this is a great way to ensure a good grip.

While reviewing this smartphone we realized that the display of this device offers decent sunlight handling capability – which is quite good for a device in this price range.

When it comes to camera performance – Spice V801 comes with 8MP rear camera that has f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus and advanced image processing capabilities. This device also comes packed with different picture modes such as ‘Beauty Mode’ and ‘Facemask’ – all these modes are designed to help users get wonderful results. The handset also packs an 8MP front camera with flash for selfies. All the above features make its camera system deliver wonderful results and we experienced this first hand – while reviewing the device.

When it comes to design elements – the volume and power keys of this device are placed at the right edge. A 3.5-mm headphone jack is placed at the top, while a micro-USB charger port is placed at the bottom edge of the device.

When it comes to battery, this dual-SIM device comes with 2700mAh li-polymer non-removable battery – this is ideally suited to deliver quite an impressive performance. While reviewing this device for more than 15 days – we found the battery of this device can easily last for more than a day – even on heavy usage.

Processor Power

This device by Spice is powered by Mediatek’s 1.25Ghz quad-core processor coupled with Mali T720 GPU platform. As part of the review – the device performed multiple tasks faster and at the same time, it consumed power in a balanced manner to deliver a smooth experience for us.

This smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS) and comes with internal storage can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.

Unique double dose of social experience:

Users can access two different social media accounts, including Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, at the same time

Fingerprint sensor technology:

Spice V801 also comes equipped with fingerprint sensor technology that provides the user with secure, smooth, accessible and effortless functionality while navigating through the device. It provides easy access to multiple features such as:

Call via click on fingerprint

Instant access to favourite apps

Customization up to 5 fingerprints as personal shortcuts and access to private profiles and files

          Some Pictures taken with Spice V801

8-megapixel auto focus rear and front camera with flash:

Beautiful panoramic, wide angle view images

Great selfie moments to the users with premium features- Beauty Mode, Facemask etc.

Powerful 3GB RAM & 16GB internal memory expandable upto 32GB offering a rich and hassle free multi-tasking experience to the user.

Final Verdict

At this budget-friendly price point – Spice V801 is offering a great value-for-money and delivers equally convincing performance. At a time when customers look for more capabilities from their smartphones – Spice V801 offers a great choice that can boldly compete with any other brand available in the Indian market.