Chinese smartphone vendor Gionee released the Elife S5.5 applauded for being the thinnest smartphone that exists in the world at a price of Rs 22,999. The handset arrives with an octa-core processor to get along things in a better way. But, this is not the only smartphone that is incorporated with an octa-core chipset besides being priced affordably. There are a handful of smartphones made by the homegrown manufacturers to include such a processor and carry tempting price tags. One such device is the recently announced Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus priced at Rs 17,990. Lets compare these two phones to know the best aspects of each of them.
Display and Processor
Both the Gionee and Karbonn smartphones pack stunning 5 inch displays boasting FHD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. In addition, the Gionee Elife S5.5 features the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to prevent scratches on the display.
In terms of hardware, both the Gionee Elife S5.5 and the Karbonn Titanium Octance Plus are stuffed with an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor running at 1.7 GHz clock speed. Also, the duo comes packed with 2 GB of RAM in order to handle the multi-tasking segment. Hence, there could be great significance in this department between the handsets.
Camera and Internal Storage
Talking of the imaging capabilities, the Karbonn Titanium Octance Plus scores more on paper as it includes a 16 MP primary camera sensor with Auto Focus and LED flash and an 8 MP front-facer to facilitate video calling. On the other hand, the Gionee Elife S5.5 has a 13 MP rear camera with Auto Focus and LED flash coupled with a 5 MP front-facing camera. But, it has to be noted that the 5 MP secondary camera in the latter is the first of its kind sensor with 95 degree ultra-wide angle view. The rear camera quality was slightly better in terms of colors and low light performance on Gionee Elife S5.5
Again, in terms of storage the Karbonn offering grabs all the applause with 16 GB of internal storage with support to expandable storage up to 32 GB. While the Gionee Elife S5.5 packs 16 GB of internal memory capacity that cannot be expanded further as it lacks a micro SD card slot.
Battery and Features
The Gionee Elife S5.5 gets its life with a 2,300 mAh under its hood, whereas the Karbonn Titanium Octance Plus is driven by a 2,000 mAh battery that is too low to pump a decent backup to the handset.
On the software front, the Karbonn Titanium Octane is fueled by the chocolaty Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, whereas the Gionee Elife S5.5 is still stuck on to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with no details pertaining to upgrade.
|Model||Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus||Gionee Elife S5.5|
|Display||5 inch FHD||5 inch FHD|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6582||1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6582|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB/ Expandable up to 32 GB||16 GB, Non-Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||16 MP/ 8 MP||13 MP/ 5 MP|
|Battery||2,000 mAh||2,300 mAh|
|Price||Rs 17,990||Rs 22,999|
Gionee Elife S5.5 and Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus are specced similarly in many aspects expect for few notable differences. As per me, the cheaper Karbonn smartphone would be suitable for those consumers who want expandable storage support to store multimedia content and better camera aspects. In comparison, if your preference is for the battery life and want to avail the charm that comes with the world’s slimmest phone in your pocket, I suggest that you should opt for the Gionee handset costing some extra thousands.