Karbonn Titanium S5 reviewLong back when I had compared the Micromax Canvas HDA116 and the Karbonn Titanium S5 (albeit on the basis of theirsaid features only), I had no idea about their actual real worldperformance, even a bit. But we got to review both the phonesthereafter.We had already discussed the performance of the Canvas HDin length in its review. So now its time to review the KarbonnTitanium S5 -which has a Snapdragon processor and not theMediaTek which is becoming synonymous with cheap quadcore phones.
BodyBefore I would highlight the chinks in its armour, I would like totell you one thing very clearly - the Karbonn Titanium S5 is alooker. It is available in Deep Blue, White and Black colours.We dont know about the other two but the black colour one isreally good to look at. Plus, its shiny body adds to the charm,though you have to clean it every now and then to remove thefinger prints.Karbonn has not officially revealed its weight but as per ourmeasurement, Titanium S5 weighs around 150 grams which isquite good considering the fact that Micromax Canvas HD tooweighs 156 grams. Moreover, the Karbonn Titanium S5 has8.95 mm of thickness as compared to the 10.7 mm of theCanvas HD.
DisplayHaving discussed the body, it is imperative for us to throw somelight on its big 5 inch display which is becoming synonymouswith Android smartphones today. True, today under Rs 15,000there are many smartphones with 5 inch display but not manycome with good resolution. As a result, despite having a bigdisplay one is less likely to enjoy a good movie.But that is not the case with the Karbonn Titanium S5. Its 5 inchdisplay come with qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Okay,this figure does not sound good as compared to the HighDefinition resolution of Micromax Canvas HD but let me tell you,the IPS technology based display of Titanium S5 is as good asthe Canvas HD; you wont feel much difference between thetwo.
CameraThe Karbonn Titanium S5 comes with an 8 megapixel rearcamera and a 2 megapixel front camera. Besides the autofocus rear camera there is an LED flash as well. As such thesefigures are becoming common in the low end segment and aswe often opined, the camera of Titanium S5 does not deliver assuch. However, having said that, the Karbonn Titanium S5 doesmuch better than many of its competitors.Especially, its low lighting photography ability is much betterthan other low end smartphones. But at the same hand, itssensors tend to attract more sunlight and hence in broaddaylight pictures colours may not appear as they are.
StorageIt has 3.68 GB of internal user available memory and anexternal micro SD card slot for expansion of its memory to upto32 GB. Hence no complaint in this regard as most of theAndroid smartphones come with similar storage options.BatteryThe Titanium S5 comes with a decent 2000 mAh batterywhich claims to provide 13 hours and 11 hours of talktimeover 2G and 3G network respectively. Its battery claims tohave 200 hours of standby time.We have no objection to the standby time claims, and eventhe said talktime may be achieved if you use it in idealconditions like not using WiFi or Bluetooth and keeping itsbrightness to the lower side.
ConnectivityAs I said above, the Karbonn Titanium S5 is a dual SIMhandset. However, out of the two, only one is able to connect to3G network while the other can only access 2G networks. Thisis fine for most of us but few who use 3G network on both theirSIMs, this can cause a bit of heartburn.
ConclusionThere are several quad core phones in the market under Rs 15,000 which includes theMicromax Canvas HD A116, Xolo Q800, Intex Aqua Wonder Quad Core, Spice StellarPinnacle Pro, Gionee Dream D1 etc. Many of these quad core handsets come withsimilar specifications like 5 inch screen, Android Jelly Bean operating system, 1 GBRAM etc. But as a matter of fact, most of the handsets with 1 GB RAM are pricedabove Rs 13,000 and come with MediaTek processor.The Karbonn Titanium S5 has a Snapdragon processor and is thus priced quite less atRs 11,990.Source: http://www.themobileindian.com/reviews/777_Karbonn-Titanium-S5-review