Karbonn today introduced Titanium Mach Five in India as an entry level product. Since amazing specs and user experience have already trickled down to the low cost market, It is always challenging for manufacturers to grasp attention under the limitations set by “affordable” price tag. Let’s take a closer look at Karbonn’s attempt.
Karbonn Titanium MachFive Specs
- Display Size: 5 Inch TFT LCD Display with 1280 X 720p HD Resolution, 401 ppi
- Processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core MT6582 processor with Mali 400 Mp2 GPU
- RAM: 2 GB RAM
- Software Version: Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Camera: 8 MP rear camera with LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: up to 32 GB MicroSD support
- Battery: 2200 mAh
- Connectivity: 3G, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS
Karbonn Titanium Mach Five
The textured matte finish back cover and borders with dark accent are some design elements which make Mach Five feel more polished. The quality of material used isn’t premium but that is understandable at this price point. The display is again lined with black borders which casts an illusionary effect making bezels feel less beefy. The display quality on the other hand is mediocre. Viewing angles aren’t great and colors seem a bit off in our initial time with the device. There are three capacitive keys below the display and both power and volume rocker keys are easily accessible on the right edge.
The IR blaster is one feature which differentiates it from other phones in this budget. The IR sensor is present on the top, next to 3.5 mm audio jack.
Karbonn Mach Five is running Android 5.0 Lollipop with some light customizations. Material design is visible in settings and other menus. Several apps and games are preloaded on the device. One of these is peel smart remote which acts as universal remote and lets you control home appliances using IR remote.
The rear 8 MP camera takes some time to focus, but we managed to click some good shots even in inadequate lighting. The camera performance seems pretty good when compared to other prices in the same budget. The front 5 MP camera comes with an LED flash, but don’t expect a dramatic boost in low light selfies. The selfie camera isn’t much to write about.
The obvious competitors are Redmi 2, Coolpad Dazen X1 and Yu Yuphoria. All of these are 64 bit devices, but that shouldn’t be the reason to write off Mach Five. We have seen several decent MT6582 phones – 2GB RAM phones and Karbonn Mach Five should be good enough for all basic users.
Price and Availability
Karbonn Titanium Mach Five is available on Amazon.in for 5,999 INR. You won’t have to register or participate in flash sales to buy it.
Here are some answers to common questions, that you might be searching for.
Question – How much Internal Storage is free?
Answer – Out of 16 GB around 11.5 GB is available at user end.
Question – How much RAM is free on first boot?
Answer – On first boot, 1.5 GB RAM is free out of 2 GB
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported
Question – Are the capacitive keys backlit
Answer- No, the navigation keys are backlit
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer- Yes, the battery is removable
Karbonn Titanium Mach Five looks like a decent budget Android phone. We will have to thoroughly test it before recommending it to budget buyers, but for now, we have positive inclination towards Mach Five.