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.

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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

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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

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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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17 COMMENTS

    • Karbonn S5 Titanium is good, do let us know if you have any questions for the same, we cant comment abt celkon a118 as we havent tested the same.

  1. i hav titanium s5…..my phone gets heated while playing games,browsing within 1-2 mins…..what should i do….plzzzzzzzz help

    • There is no way – as its specific snapdragon chipset thats why – may be you can try disabling radios like wifi and decrease the brightness a bit you may see some difference.

  2. i have heard that after using a month this may dropped network and also some applications like Viber, KakaoTalk, Line..etc are not working plus it is not supported JAVA and Flash also. Is this are correct or not? Share your views to my mail id given here. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

  3. The phone’s inbuilt navigation launcher and places icon disappeared after I used the phone for a few days. So I reset the phone to factory settings and it again reappeared functioning normally. But again after a week or so it again disappeared on its own. Could you please tell me what to do

  4. I have titanium s5 it is the best phone but while doing anything like gaming or anything it operates automatically like it gets automatically minimise or the function go back without touching back,home touch please suggest something about this I will be greatfull it breaks my link of doing any thing on it.it gets minimised any time I can’t predict please do something and while charging it operates automatically too please tell me what to do

  5. Does this support offline navigation without internet connectivity?
    can it support apps like runkeeper etc (with GPS enabled) without internet connectivity?

    • yes it supports GPS Navigation with the help of assisted GPS for which you need internet connection to be active and GPS locking will take some time around 5-10 mins max.

  6. i heard thata we cant install apps to sd card, is it true?
    if i install 1 gb game than if i cant move it to sd card then that phone will be of no use as a smart phone
    i was going to uy this phone but this news depressed me
    plz help

  7. Hi Team,

    I have a karbon s5 titanium and just needed u r insight into the memory of the phone. The Karbonn s5 has 4Gb of internal memory which is split into 1.40 Gb*2 and the remaining is used by the Android O/S.

    My question is is there any way i can combine the two different internal memory or could u let me know how i can use the additional memory of 1.4gb without removing the 32 Gb Sd card present in the phone.

    Thanks in advance

    • The internal memory is divided in two parts out of which one can used to install apps which is phone memory part and the user available memory can also be used to store other data like pictures, videos and other files.

  8. my whatsapp is not working although i use 3g vodafone internet. i updated it but still same problem. neither whatsapp messages are coming not going. when i uninstalled and then re installed it then it worked for 2 minutes but after that same problem persists. also i am not getting fb notifications and gmail notifications. plz suggest me where is the problem?.

    • Please get your device checked, it looks like a device specific problem as we did faced the same issue with the device we reviewed.

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