Allied Trade link Pvt. Ltd., the authorized distributor of Karbonn smartphones in Nepal, has officially announced a new smartphone named Titanium Mach One for NRP. 13,649. It is available in different smartphone retail stores all across Nepal.
Karbonn Mach One is a midrange Android-based smartphone that comes with a 4.7 inch HD IPS touch-screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels resulting in a respectable pixel density of 312 ppi. The screen is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3 and is scratch proof to some extent.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by a quad-core processor manufactured by Mediatek. The processor has 4 Cortex A7 cores, all running at a frequency of 1.3GHz. We should expect decent multitasking performance with these 4 cores, but since the processor is manufactured by Mediatek and is build on cortex A7 architecture, you should expect lags and occasional stuttering while playing graphically intensifying games. The phone has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage. The phone memory can be further expanded thanks to a microSD card slot up to 32GB.
For photography, it comes with an 8MP camera with LED flash and BSI II Sensor. The camera is mediocre, lacking in both details and color reproduction. The secondary camera, however, can capture really good photos since it is equipped with a 5MP sensor.
The Karbonn Titanium Mach One still runs an outdated Android version in KitKat 4.4, but soon will be getting Lollipop update. The phone packs an 1800mAh battery.
Karbonn Mach One|The Specs:
|SIM||Dual (micro SIM); 3G enabled|
|DISPLAY||4.7’’IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen; 720*1280 pixels|
|MEMORY||8 GB internal memory; micro SD up to 32 GB|
|PROCESSOR||1.3 Ghz quad-core processor (MT6582)|
|BACK CAMERA||8 MP with Auto focus and LED flash|
|FRONTCAMERA||5 MP with Flash|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 Kitkat (upgradable to Lollipop)|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery (non-replaceable)|
Karbonn Mach One is a good entry level phone. Although the maximum retail price of the phone is Rs.13,469, you should get it for around Rs.12,000 in Nepal. What I really liked about this phone is its build quality. As far as the performance of this phone is concerned, it can handle normal tasks quite well and should not bother you a lot if you are not into hardcore gaming. The battery life is good, but not excellent. The rear camera is pretty average like most of the sub-15K phones, however, the 5MP snapper up front also has a flash and performs well. To sum it up–it’s a good buy.
|-Good Build quality||-Screen not bright|
|-Excellent Front camera||-Mediocre Back camera|