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Karbonn Titanium X: 1080p IPS Screen, Quad-Core for $299

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The Karbonn Mobiles Titanium X smartphone features excellent technical specifications at an attractive price point.

Indian manufacturer Karbonn Mobiles has launched its new flagship smartphone, the Titanium X. It offers a 5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 1 GB of RAM, and an unspecified 1.5 GHz quad-core processor that could potentially be a Qualcomm Krait CPU, but is more likely a MediaTek chip given the low price point.

The Titanium X also includes a 3G, Bluetooth, NFC and WiFi connectivity, a 5MP front camera and 13MP AF rear camera with a dual-LED flash, 16 GB of onboard storage with native USB-OTG support, and an expansion slot with support for microSD cards of up to 32 GB. Considering the large screen size and quad-core processor, the phone's 2300 mAh is a cause for concern and is, in fact, only rated for 6 hours of talk time and 240 hours standby.

The Karbonn Mobiles Titanium X will retail in India for Rs. 18,490 including tax ($299) with what appears to be a stock version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is likely to be aimed directly at Samsung and Micromax, the two leaders of the Indian mobile market.

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    wussupi83 , December 5, 2013 9:21 PM
    I feel like that's an awfully powerful phone to have 'just' 1GB of RAM. Anyone have an opinion on this?
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    lockhrt999 , December 5, 2013 9:53 PM
    Karbonn, Micromax don't manufacture phones. They just re brand good Chinese mobiles. It has mediatek turbo quad core chipset running at 1.5 Ghz and carries common powerVR 544 gpu. FullHD screen is an overkill for this gpu and it scores only 30 fps in neenamark. It won't get any future Android release.
    Don't buy this. Don't compare this with Nexus 5 which might be just 50$ more in US but it's 50% more in Indian market.
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    shriganesh , December 5, 2013 10:37 PM
    These days Indian manufactures are increasing the smartphone production! Yes 1GB RAM isn't suitable for this phone.

    @ lockhrt999
    Karbonn, Micromax, Lava ARE MANUFACTURING mobile phones in India. They ARE NOT selling Chinese re-brands. In fact Micromax is the 2nd largest smart phone manufacturer in India behind Samsung.
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    lockhrt999 , December 5, 2013 11:41 PM
    "These days Indian manufactures are increasing the smartphone production! Yes 1GB RAM isn't suitable for this phone.

    @ lockhrt999
    Karbonn, Micromax, Lava ARE MANUFACTURING mobile phones in India. They ARE NOT selling Chinese re-brands. In fact Micromax is the 2nd largest smart phone manufacturer in India behind Samsung."

    Right.
    I own micromax funbook which in other markets also sold as momo9/iview 760tpc etc. Their flagship phone is also sold under the name blu life one in other markets. etc. I respect micromax, karbonn for bringing good phones in low price range. I'm not a newbie here.
    Do you believe everything they say? They promote aluminium textured plastic phone as full metal body phone.

    They may know about business but nothing about tech. FullHD display on such a dismal hardware will make the phone slow. All companies sell similar hardware phones with 720p 5" screens which are cheaper, perform better, last longer and there's not much of the difference one can spot between 720p & 1080p at just 5 inches.
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    digiex , December 6, 2013 12:05 AM
    I still prefer Qualcomm CPU's over cheap Chinese quad cores. a 2core Qualcomm is more responsive than cheap 4cores CPU.
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    killerclick , December 6, 2013 1:30 AM
    We're so spoiled, it's wonderful.
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    icemunk , December 6, 2013 5:12 AM
    Yeah... you can buy a 8-core phone (2.0 ghz), 1080P, 2GB of ram right now free shipping from China for about $220. Nice phone, but India is still a ways behind.
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    ojas , December 6, 2013 6:39 AM
    These are Cortex A5s in all probability.
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    icemunk , December 6, 2013 7:35 AM
    Quote:
    These are Cortex A5s in all probability.


    A7's, so not the latest. Benchmarks have put it a bit faster than the Galaxy S4.
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    BranFlake5 , December 6, 2013 3:53 PM
    Sorry, but why wouldn't you get a Nexus 5. Is Availability the only reason? If so, that really is a shame.