Karbonn Mobiles recently announced the next model in their Titanium series- Karbonn MachOne Titanium S310. The device is compared as a close look a like of Apple iPhone 6. But it is much cheaper with the price tag or Rs. 6,990.
The phone as great looks and some innovative gesture options. The front camera is a 5MP shooter with Flash (sounds exciting) while the rear camera is 8MP with LED Flash. Let us take you through the Karbonn MachOne Review to know more about the device.
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Highlights: Pros and Cons
What does the Retail Package come with?
- The Handset, Battery.
- USB Cable, charger, Headphones.
- Manual, Warranty Card.
Karbonn MachOne Review:
i. Design: Value for the Beauty
Karbonn MachOne has great looks; much better than its previous descendants. The phone is highly compared with the Apple iPhone 6 as they have many design aspects in common.
First Impression: Sleek and Curvy. Plastic iPhone 6.
The rounded corners, curvy sides, bottom speakers, screen size, camera placements, etc. make it a closer look alike of the iPhone beast. You can call it as the Plastic version of iPhone 6 (please do not call it as iPhone 6C).
The power button and volume rocker both are placed on the right side and are very handy. Speakers are placed at bottom to avoid any hindrance. The phone is easy to hold due to its size and weight.
The back panel is very flimsy and has a number of notches all around its edges (sounds irritating while opening).
Back panel: Flimsy, Cheap plastic
The device has 2 SIM slots and a micro SD card slot with a removable battery. Audio jack is on the top along with the USB port. There are 2 microphones of which, the second (on the back) is used for noise cancellations while on call.
Any iPhone 6 with Karbonn written on the back or without a Home button in the front. (LOL)
ii. User Interface: with Gesture
Karbonn MachOne Titanium comes with Android 4.4.2 OS out of the box. The manufacturer promises Lollipop upgrade for the device (FOTA).
Along with the standard Android, the device also comes with variety of Gestures and Customization Themes to add to the beauty to your phone.
- Adding colors (from 9 colors pre-defined) to the app-icon backgrounds.
- Black or White background theme.
- Multi-gesture using 2 and 3 points.
- Double-tap on screen to wake up.
- Character Gestures on lock screen as app shortcut.
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MachOne has a 4.7-inch IPS display having HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (312.47 ppi). This falls in the ideal display size range (by MobileJury.com) of 4.5″ to 5.0″.
The display is very reflective. So you might have to full brightness many a times rather than auto mode.
Single handed reach- Yes (looses grip on farthest corner)
iv. Typing: Customize It
There are customization options available for the keyboard as well. You can set light or dark theme of the keyboard. After that you can select appropriate Font Size and the Key Height. Next, you can select a color of the Alphabets on the keys out of thousands available. Interesting!!
Single Handed: Typing in single handed portrait mode is flawless using Swipe.
Dual Handed: Landscape mode typing is good.
The speakers are placed at the bottom side of the phone. The audio quality is good and the audio levels are overwhelming.
Audio Formats supported:
- mp3- Yes
- aac- Yes
- wav- Yes
Karbonn MachOne has a 8MP BSI Sensore rear camera with LED flash. The front camera is a 5MP with Flash. The
The camera interface is the standard Android UI. Front camera has a Blink-to-capture feature and the rear has Live photo feature where a 5 second video is shot after taking the picture.
Low light imaging was average and flash is not too intense to throw light at the near-distant objects.
Overall the camera is great for a 7k phone.
Karbonn MachOne comes with a MediaTek MT6582 1.3GHz Quad-core processor. It is supported by 1GB RAM and Mali-400 MP2 GPU. It comes with 8GB internal memory of which over 5GB is available.
The phone lagged occasionally while surfing, messaging or playing media. Rest of the operations, transitions, etc were as smooth as expected. The phone got heated up while playing game and prolong use of camera.
Pre-installed Apps & Games
- 2G, 3G
- Dual SIM
- Wi-Fi with hotspot
- USB 2.0
- FM Radio
MachOne has an average battery life with 1800mAh Li-Ion capacity. The battery gets heated up while playing games and using camera.
At Rs. 6,990, Karbonn MachOne Titanium S310 is one of the cheapest, good-looking, feature-rich phone available in the market. With an expected Lollipop upgrade, this phone is must buy.
Karbonn MachOne Specifications:
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|General||Name||Karbonn MachOne Titanium S310|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 (Upgradable to 5.0)|
|CPU||1.3 GHz Quad Core cortex-A7|
|Internal Memory||8 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Upto 32GB using microSD|
|Display||Type||IPS capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||4.7 inch, 1280×720 pixels, 312.47ppi|
|Camera||Primary||8 MP with AF & Flash|
|Secondary||5 MP with Flash|
|Others||Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, Orientation, Light|
|Colors||Blue, Silver, Gold|
|Online Price||Rs. 6,990|
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