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Karbonn Titanium S5 Review

Karbonn Titanium S5
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Karbonn is one of the most famous budget smartphone maker, probably the second most known after Micromax. The Indian start-up’s most famous device is the Titanium S5, which is one reason why we are reviewing this device. The company has just launched the Titanium S9, however the device isn’t available at the moment, however the phablet will soon be available. The Titanium S5 is one of the sleekest devices on sale. We get our hands on this smartphone (phablet) and let you how good the device is.


The design of the Karbonn Titanium is good and the device doesn’t feel cheap at any time. It comes only in Blue colour, which one can mistake to be black. The camera at the rear, doesn’t really intrude much outside the body. The styling of the Karbonn Titanium S5 is good and the overall quality, look and feel of the device is as good as any Rs 20,000-25,000 smartphone. All the controls are also neatly placed. The first impression of the device, is remarkable. The device houses a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and an internal storage of 4GB. The device can support up to 32GB of external memory via a micro SD card. A 2000mAh lithium-ion battery powers this device, which is what contributes to the slickness.


The Karbonn Titanium S5 has two SIM card slots and space to accumulate one micro SD card. When switch on the device, the first thing you notice is the announcement that you are using a quad-core processor device. The start-up of Karbonn Titanium S5 is neat and we are mesmerized with it. The device has the 4.1 Jelly Bean Android OS on it. The interface not so different from any other Android device, and this is what makes it easy to use. Karbonn hasn’t made several changes to the Android OS and retained most of the stock design and styling. Some bits like the unlock icon, has shortcuts to camera, unlock and Google when swiped in different directions.


The quad-core Qualcomm processor ensures that the Titanium S5 runs smoothly. This device doesn’t suffer from any kind of lag or latency while functioning. The overall functionality is good, only that the screen at 540×960 pixels isn’t great to watch HD videos or images. It feels a bit pixelated when you zoom is on a image. Even the camera at 8 megapixel is decent for the price, but doesn’t have that good low-light clicking capacity. Even the colour saturation of the images is higher, especially with low light. The front facing 2 megapixel camera is sufficient for Skype or video conference.

Karbonn Titanium S5

We tried our hands on a couple of heavy games, and the processor shows no signs of loosing out on the game. We even ran several apps in the background and played games like Real Racing 3, but the quad core processor soldiered on without any troubles. The Karbonn Titanium S5 does have a good processor and with a lower screen resolution the battery lasts almost for a day, it definitely exceeded our expectations.

Karbonn Titanium S5

Karbonn Titanium S5

Now, the question arises of how good the Karbonn Titanium S5 is for your buck? Well, at Rs 13,000 it is an expensive affair, but most of the websites like Flipkart and Snapdeal are offering the Karbonn Titanium S5 at a lower price point of about Rs 11,000. This makes it a great deal, not that Rs 13,000 is bad for a Karbonn product, but then why not save every moolah of yours, when you can.

Karbonn Titanium S5

What’s Cool?
- Usability
- Plastic quality

What’s not so cool?
-Display resolution

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Written by Rachit Hirani

Rachit Hirani

Rachit is an automotive engineer and is now the Consulting editor for CarDekho. He is the mind behind i2addicted. Cars, food, travel, champagne, Formula 1, gadgets. He has several gadgets on him and has driven several cars starting from the Tata Nano to the Aston Martins. He is the youngest and the first to travel across the country in a Tata Nano covering 7000kms in mere 14 days.



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