Undoubtedly, quad-core smartphones is the latest fad in India which was started by Micromax with it’s A116 Canvas HD and was followed by announcement from various Indian manufacturers regarding their quad-core devices. Now, Karbonn has silently launched two of it’s quad-core smartphones- the Karbonn Titanium S1 and the Titanium S5 in India for Rs.10,290 and Rs.11,990 respectively. Both the smartphones are available via the online retailer Snapdeal and come with a 1-year warranty.
Starting off with the Karbonn Titanium S1, which is the ‘lighter’ of the two devices, it comes with a 1.2GHz Quad-core processor and though the make hasn’t been specified, we assume it is the same MediaTek MT6589 processor which powers the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. The smartphone also gets 1GB of RAM and sports a 4.5-inch qHD display, which falls short of the 5-inch 720p display on the Canvas HD.
Running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the Karbonn Titanium S1 houses a 5 megapixel rear camera with flash along with with a front-facing VGA camera but sadly, comes with just 1.23GB of internal storage along with a micro-SD card slot. The smartphone houses a 1,600mAH battery, which we doubt would be enough to last through a day’s usage.The Karbonn S1 Titanium is dual-SIM smartphone and the connectivity features on the device include Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS.
Coming to the Karbonn Titanium S5, it is the meatier of the two devices and a direct competitor to the Micromax Canvas HD. The Titanium S5 is also powered by a 1.2GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM and sports a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 540 x 960 (qHD) pixels, which isn’t as impressive as the Canvas HD with a 720p screen. However, this can be justified by the price tag of the device, which is Rs.2,000 cheaper than Micromax’s offering.
The Karbonn Titanium S5 offers an 8 megapixel primary camera with flash and a 2 megapixel secondary camera for video calling. The smartphone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and comes with dual-SIM card slots. For connectivity, the Titanium S5 gets 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS, just like the Titanium S1, however, the Karbonn titanium houses a bigger 2,000MAh battery which should make it last through at least a full day’s usage.
So, if you can’t wait for Micromax A116 Canvas HD to be in-stock again, you can check out the Karbonn Titanium S1 and the Titanium S5, which seem like a decent alternative.