Karbonn Titatnium S5: Titanium Like Quality And Dependence

The Karbonn Titanium S5 is Karbonn’s flagship mobile handset and is the successor of the S1 Titanium. The phone was launched for Rs. 11,990. The S1 Titanium is now available online for Rs. 9,990. Is it worth spending Rs. 2,000 more to buy the S5 Titanium?  Let’s find out by comparing the features and capability of the Titanium S5.

Build

The S5 is thinner as compared to its predecessor, and possesses a more refined look. The front of the phone houses a 5-inch qHD display and three touch buttons for navigation. The back of the phone is made of plastic and is extremely glossy. The 8 mega-pixel camera is located towards the top along with a flash. The plastic back is disappointing and is sure to start smudging as soon as one uses the phone.

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Software

The Karbonn S5 Titanium runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The interface is the same as that of the S1 Titanium but is sure to see updates sooner than the S1 Titanium. The interface is extremely user-friendly and pleasing to the eye.

Camera

The Titanium S5’s camera takes good quality pictures in daylight, but at times can be a little over-exposed. The Titanium S5’s rear and front camera cannot be used simultaneously, something that was possible with its predecessor. The camera has a special speed shot mode as the normal mode takes considerable time to click a photo. The front camera takes good photos as well, and can be used for video calls or self-clicks.

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Performance

The Karbonn S5 Titanium is powered with a quad-core processor and has up to 32GB expandable space, using an SD card. Navigating through the interface is extremely easy and one will not experience any lag while launching apps, playing games, scrolling web pages or switching between apps. It is safe to say that performance wise, the S5 Titanium trumps other dual-core processor powered phones in this price range. The Titanium S5 also has FM Radio, something missing from its predecessor, the S1.

Connectivity

The Karbonn Titanium S5 is a dual-sim-card phone with a catch. Only one is able to connect to 3G networks, while the other can only connect to 2G networks. Thus, users who possess dual 3G sim-cards will not be able to avail of the benefits of both cards while using the Titanium S5. The handset can connect to WiFi, Bluetooh and also USB range. There seems to be a problem with the microphone of the phone and many callers have complained of a lack of voice quality.

Battery

The battery is well powered and can last a full day, with medium to heavy usage. Should one use a 2G network and alter brightness and WiFi settings, it should comfortably last more than a day.

Verdict

The Karbonn S5 Titanium is a worthy upgrade to the S1 Titanium, offering a better build, improved camera and FM Radio. It definitely packs a punch and must not be underestimated in the smartphone arena.Picture6

Picture courtesy- telecomtalk.info, india.mg, mobilemantra.net


by techtalks @TechTalks March 30, 2015 6:32 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi