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Spice Fire One Mi - FX 1- The Firefox OS Phone In India Priced At Rs. 2,299

By Ankita Katdare in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Ankita Katdare


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    Computer Science
    When it comes to an ultra low cost phones, the market in India is hugely dominated by the Google's Android OS smartphones. Giving a stiff competition to that, here comes Spice Fire One Mi - FX 1, priced at Rs. 2,299 - the smartphone runs on Mozilla's Firefox OS. Spice Retail Limited introduced the new Firefox OS phone yesterday and is going to start retailing it from 29th August. Having unbelievably lower prices has been a major forte for all Firefox OS powered devices so far. Be it ZTE Open, the seven 25$ smartphones, ZTE Open C & Open II or the Firefox OS powered tablet - the public has been completely mesmerized by the extremely low cost devices offering above average specifications.

    The price sensitive Indian crowd might just have received another reason to rejoice because Spice Mobiles aims at brining a "larger than life phone statement" without having the customers deterred by the exorbitant prices. The leads from Mozilla corporation as well as Spice Mobility Ltd. are both excited and proud about launching a whole new category of smartphones at an affordable price. Well, enough talk. Let us take a look at the various tech specs accompanying the all-new Spice Fire One.

    Spice Fire One Black.jpg

    Powered by a 1 GHz processor, the Spice Fire One Mi comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA capacitive touch screen display. The 2G Dual SIM phone features a 1.3 megapixel camera on the rear and a 0.3 megapixel snapper on the front. Among the network and connectivity options, there's - 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. As you can see from that, the specifications are quite basic. The only thing to lure the customers is the Firefox OS and the much-talked about intuitive and beautiful-looking interface (UI).

    Having said that, there's just one thing that's quite disturbing. The Spice Fire One phone features an OS that's heavily built around the HTML5 standard and the specs suggest that it only support 2G data speeds. Therefore, we are worried about the phone's users craving for faster internet speeds. Other than that, the smartphone does come with some unique features such as Single Window Search (lets you find all information & available apps on the web with a single click) and Adaptive App Search. Even the Firefox OS app marketplace is getting richer by the day.

    Right now, that's all we know about the new Firefox OS smartphone from Spice. The company has shared the Spice Fire One has support for some Indian languages including Tamil, Bangla and Hindi. Finally, we want to share that Spice has been really doing a great job and bring the world's innovation to Indian market. It has to its credit a number of 'firsts' - including - the first smartphone in India with 5 MP Wide Angle Front Camera, the first brand to launch a FHD screen smartphone and the first 3D phone in the country back in 2010.

    If you would like to buy the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1, you can do that for a price of Rs. 2,299 first from Snapdeal and later through major retail stores and Spice HotSpot stores. Do let us know your thoughts on the new phone in India.
    #1 Ankita Katdare, Aug 23, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014


Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Ankita Katdare, Aug 23, 2014.

    1. SarathKumar Chandrasekaran

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      What I like is that it has a Firefox os and inbuilt WiFi. Price is justified.
    2. Kaustubh Katdare


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      +2 for the pricing; how's the ecosystem for the Firefox OS? Are Skype, WhatsApp and other most frequently used apps available?
    3. Satya Swaroop Dash

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      Computer Science
      While the app store is stocked with apps from Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter it is missing the most important app that Indians like to use and that is Whatsapp. No Skype on this one. Line Messenger is available though.

      Even though, the price is very very attractive, it will struggle to find takers in India since its a relatively new OS.
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    4. Rajni Jain

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      Smartphone price - 2299/-
      Unbelievable, You can't ask for more.

      2G (though it doesn't have 3G), Wi-Fi, Rear-front camera, 1GHz Processor. Is this just the starting of a new era (or ending of Android?)
    5. Shihabudheen K

      Shihabudheen K Apprentice

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      Electronics & Communications
      What about Firefox OS? Is it support Android files or have a store like play store?
    6. Vishal_lokhande

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      Yes @ 2299 this is a quite attractive deal + its a 3.5 Inch screen so a very good option for who just want to experience the feel of to use touch screen phones :thumbsup:. Especially I mention my Dad who still uses an old Nokia model which will be retire soon..:eek:..and he will be feels different :birthday:.

      so 4.5/5 stars for Spice Fire One Mi - FX 1.
    7. Ankita Katdare


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      Guys, the Spice Folks who had shared the press release with us, got in touch with us today saying that the camera specifications in the PR were incorrect.

      The correct camera specifications:

      Primary camera – 1.3 MP
      Front camera – 0.3 MP

      Updating the same in the article above.
    8. avii

      avii Star

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      it does support Whatsapp, there is a 3rd party app. I had a FF OS phone and it works perfectly.

    9. Ankita Katdare


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      Computer Science
      Guys, like always the folks over at Spice have sent us a press release that mentions that the Spice Fire One will be available at a price of Rs. 1,999 from Snapdeal starting midnight today.

      Check the PR attached below -