Expert Review of Karbonn Titanium S5 Black
They say 'the bigger the better', and that seems to be the theme for the season with huge sized smartphones being thrown at the user from every directions. The tier2 companies seem to be the first one to cash in on the trend. Karbonn is a company that has done exceedingly well in the recent past with some formidable Android smartphones against their name and that too at economical prices. They have been right up there with Micromax in providing the user with an alternative option for the high priced premium flagship models of the tier1 companies like Samsung and HTC. Karbonn Titanium S5 has been appropriately named for its mammoth 5-inch display that runs on the IPS LCD capacitive technology. The pixel density is slightly in the mid high region with 220ppi while the resolution is also not bad with 540 by 960pixels. Looking at the hardware, one can see that the smartphone is no pushover with a quad core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM that couples up for a fast and smooth gadget. What further makes this a fantastic device is the software platform of Android Jelly Bean thus equipping the smartphone with every means for having an enjoyable experience.
Internal memory is 4GB, which is a good size, and in case, it is not for some, then the user can use the services of a microSD card slot conveniently placed at the top of the gadget for a memory expansion up to 32GB. So there should not be any storage of space when push comes to shove and the memory card is used up to its fullest. Wi-Fi hot spot is a great addition to an already established connectivity lineup with USB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPRS. The camera is lethal with 8megapixels working at a resolution of 3264 by 2448pixels, whereas the secondary camera is also more than what you would expect from a secondary shutter's strength with 2megapixels. The device has been provided with an LED flash, the presence of which should also please the lovers of photography. Dual SIM is a feature that most tier2 companies are starting to incorporate in almost all of their devices, high end or low end alike, and this one is no different. The battery is of 2000mAh, which is not as much as we expected it to be, but is still a competitive figure. It could provide a substantial amount of usage time for multimedia applications like listening to songs through the music player or watching videos. Overall, a fabulous device and a must buy for those looking for an economical option.
User Interface and UI functionality
With a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, Karbonn Titanium S5 has a pixel density of 220ppi and a resolution of 540 by 960pixels. With 16million colors, the display is crisp and clear with minimum reflection at various viewing angles.
Karbonn Titanium S5 has a music player that works with the formats MP3, AAC, WMA and WAV player. The sound can be heard through the earphones or through the loudspeakers where the former is compatible with the 3.5mm jack. The video player is adaptable to the formats of MP4, WMV, H.264 and H.263 player.
Pictures and Video quality
Karbonn Titanium S5 comes with a heavy camera department as it has an 8megapixels primary camera and a 2megapixels secondary camera. The strength of the secondary camera is a pleasant surprise as it is not generally as strong but nobody is complaining. As far as the resolution of the primary camera is concerned, it is 3264 by 2448pixels while features that it provides include auto focus, LED flash and geo-tagging.
Karbonn Titanium S5 has the Wi-Fi hot spot for creating a mini server for other devices to connect with the web, while the Wi-Fi and GPRS apart from the HTML browser are available as usual for connecting with the web. The user can download data like songs, games, images and videos.
Internal and External Memory
Karbonn Titanium S5 allows the user to exploit the storage space of the smartphone up to 4GB but beyond that, a microSD card slot is a must. With a 32GB stretchable limit, the user would not have to venture ahead any further for more space. A 1GB RAM is always a formidable prospect and this one too does gives the device, a launch pad for speedy operations.
Applications and Gaming
Karbonn Titanium S5 can be ideal for games just based on its powerful quad core processor, 1GB RAM and Android Jelly Bean operating system. But, what gives it an edge is the 5-inch screen size that makes it easier to operate and keep the games in control.
The standard lithium-ion battery of 2000mAh aids the Karbonn Titanium S5. The device thus yields a good amount of talk time and standby time along with long usage hours for multimedia applications.
Karbonn Titanium S5 uses the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hot spot facility to good effect in order to provide access to the web. Similarly, USB port and Bluetooth work well together in providing data exchange features.
Karbonn Titanium S5 when compared to Micromax A115 Canvas 3D has a similar 5-inch screen size but the former has a sharper display with a higher pixel density and resolution. Karbonn Titanium S5 has a 8megapixel camera which is better in terms of pixel strength as compared to the 5megapixel camera offered by Micromax A115 Canvas 3D. The secondary camera is VGA for Micromax A115 Canvas 3D while the same is 2megapixels for Karbonn Titanium S5. The battery strength is 2000mAh standard lithium-ion for both the smartphones. The RAM is 1GB for Karbonn Titanium S5 as compared to the 512MB for Micromax A115 Canvas 3D, while the processor too is quad core for the former, and much more powerful than the dual core offered by Micromax A115 Canvas 3D.