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Karbonn S5 Titanium Review Benchmarks, Gaming, Camera and Verdict

Karbonn S5 Titanium is one of the most affordable Quad core device which comes with a 1.2 Ghz Quad core processor, 8 Megapixel AF Back camera with LED Flash, 2 MP front camera fixed focus and has 4Gb of ROM and 1Gb of RAM with 2000 mAh battery and come for decent price of around 10-12,000 INR.


Karbonn S5 Titanium Quick Specs

Display Size: 5.0 inch IPS LCD touch screen with qHD resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-core
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
Dual Sim: Yes (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
Camera: 8.0 MP auto focus camera.
Secondary Camera: 2.0 MP front-facing camera
Internal Storage: 4 GB with 1.41 Gb User available
External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
Battery: 2000 mAh battery
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Box Contents

Karbonn S5 Titanium comes with handset, battery, standard headphones, user manual, warranty card, service center info booklet, MicroUSB to USB cable and Universal USB wall charger.

Unboxing and Quick Review [Video]

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

Build quality wise karbonn s5 titanium feels quite premium as compared to the other devices in the same segment, design wise it looks much better than Canvas HD A116 and packs equal hardware config if not less. It feels a lot more slimmer and lighter which makes it easy to carry and the curved edges which are again glossy give it a nice premium look and but they are much more finger print catchy as well. The form factor of the phone is good due to light weight and thin build.

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

The display of the device is IPS LCD qHD display which again is good enough with wide viewing angles but the text feels soft if you compare it with HD display phone but with naked eyes you wont feel the difference, the internal memory is 4 Gb out of which around 1.4 Gb is available to install apps and storing data like picture and videos but you also get a microSD memory expansion slot hot swap supported and once you add the memory card you cannot install apps on SD card but you can move apps to the SD card. The Battery backup we got during our review was around 1 day max with dual SIM but when we used single SIM it gave us more than one day backup and the usage includes browsing web, watching videos and using facebook and twitter.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

Benchmark Scores for Canvas 3D

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 4073
  • Antutu Benchmark: 10,532
  • Nenamark2: 38 fps.
  • Multi Touch: 5 point.

Karbonn S5 Titanium Camera Review [Video]

Rear and Front Camera

8MP Camera Samples


Sound, Video and Navigation

Quality of sound from the loudspeaker was quite loud but it is not the loudest we have heard before and the sound through ear piece on voice calls was clear. The max resolution video you can record from this device is 720p but you do not have tap to focus while doing the video record but you have it while taking photos, although you can take screen shots or photos by tapping on the screen during video recording. This phone also supports GPS navigation through assisted GPS and make sure to enable GPS EPO assistance before you using this device for navigation on this device and compass sensor on the device works without any issues.

Karbonn S5 Titanium Photo Gallery


Karbonn S5 Full In Depth Review [Video]

Conclusion and Price

Karbonn S5 is one of the best phone with Quad Core processor at a budget price point, the best thing about this device is amazing 5 Inch display and premium looks which makes it stand out, also the design of phone is quite good, in terms of gaming performance the device does a decent job and the camera is also quite good on this budget price the only issues we faced with the device was little heating problem some times and device was hanged 2 times during our 2 weeks review cycle.

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Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.