Karbonn S1 Titanium

Karbonn Titanium S1, S5 Quad-Core smartphones now available online

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. 

Karbonn S5 TitaniumComing 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.


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  • faransqi

    Definately s5 i am using it saw its comparable to XOLO play …… evena tad better in usage

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  • ganpat_shinde

    its really a worth of our money i think …
    Phone is available on http://www.facebook.com/Snapdeal?group_id=0 at very
    lower price then this…. http://www.snapdeal.com/product/karbonn-titanium-s1/810109
    go and buy one… just ordered one….

    • nayneshdev

      ganpat_shinde No, not worth the money that you put in. Because it has cortex A5 cores with adreno 203 gpu. These are very old configurations, they have qualcomm cpu, and the new thing in them is just the dual sim capability. Instead at this price you could go for lava xolo q800 a much better device with 4 cortex a7 cores and power vr sgx 544 gpu.

      • AndroiDemon

        nayneshdev ganpat_shinde I found display of titanium S5 to be more natural and cool in comparison with micromax 116 HD which was over bright and glowing. Camera quality was much better in titanium S5 than compared to mmx 116hd

  • Amit Oswal

    insted buy nav ready stock of XOLO Q800 for only 11,364rs on Ebay.in

  • KunjanSheth

    incomplete information regarding processor maker and internal storage capacity of s5, one has to wait till complete specification are out with unboxing and review unless den its not trustworthy

    • nayneshdev

      KunjanShethIts not incomplete it’s abhinav who is not doing sufficient research the pages of both s1 titanium and s5 clearly mention that they have qualcomm quadcores. Wait don’t get excited they are not going to be krait cores. most likely they will be MSM8225Q quad core cortex a5 with adreno 203 not even MSM8227(quad core cortex A7 with adreno 305) which is to be launched in Q2 2013. I think Abhinav’s writings should be moderated by bharat, he has been doing such mistakes over and over again.

      • http://www.technozonk.com/ xlr27

        nayneshdev KunjanSheth what is the best phone regarding processor and all
        XOLO q800 or Karbonn S5 ?