Karbonn, the Indian mobile phone manufacturer best known for producing low cost – high feature handsets in the market, today went ahead and released another quad core based smartphone for the masses – the Karbonn S2 Titanium, a successor to the previously launched S1 Titanium which did not fare as well as Karbonn would have liked. The S2 Titanium has been launched with a price tag of 10,790 INR, and is available in the market as well as on popular online stores like Infibeam with a free flip cover.
To speak of the device’s configuration, it sports a 5 inch TFT multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, with a WVGA resolution of 854×480 pixels. Although better displays are available, we would give this one a thumbs up since the device is very much affordable and comes power packed with other features as well. The device will be preinstalled with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which is another good thing, since some manufacturers in the same category are still stuck with Android 4.0 ICS. The USP of this device is the processor which is a 1.2GHz quad core processor, which we believe comes from MediaTek, as an most budget smart phones.
The quad core processor is coupled with a good amount of RAM – 1GB of it, to speak in numbers. Like most other handsets, this one too will be supporting dual-SIM facility (GSM+GSM). There will be 4GB of onboard storage which is rather low in today’s market, but the storage can be expanded with the help of microSD cards up to 32GB in size. The device is loaded with most regular features in terms of connectivity like AGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, and a 3.5mm audio jack. To take care of your photography needs, the phone has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera for video calling.
The S2 is regarded as an update to the S1 Titanium which even though has the same quad core processor, but a smaller screen and an inferior camera – 5 megapixels as opposed to 8 megapixel on the S2. According to us, the S2 is one of the best priced phone in its category – beats the competitors hands down. We would give a green signal to anyone thinking of buying this device. The device is available in black and white, and can be bought from Infibeam.