Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus review

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We bring to you the review of the Karbonn’s current flagship, in the form of pictures
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  • 1.Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus Review in pictures
  • 2. Slim and lightweight • Even with 5-inch display panel, the Titanium Octane Plus can be comfortably used with a single hand • The device is fairly sleek at 7.6mm and weighs just 140g • Unlike other devices which sport unibody construction for a slim frame, the Octane Plus offers a removable rear panel, exposing the battery and slots for SIM card(s) and microSD card
  • 3. Stands apart from the herd • Features dual-tone finish at the front • The curved white chin at the bottom matches the rear, and adds to the unibody look • The combination of black and white hues gives it a distinct and attractive look • Controls and ports placement are a standard affair
  • 4. The 5-inch display brings everything to life • Offers a 5-inch IPS display with full HD resolution • With 441ppi pixel density, the screen has good brightness and sharpness, and is great for reading long documents, web browsing and viewing videos • However, it’s very reflective outdoors
  • 5. Camera is high on the megapixel count… • Flaunts a 16-megapixel sensor at the back, which isn’t even available in many flagships from HTC and LG • Supplemented by an LED flash for illumination • Stock camera app with the usual modes and settings • An object tracking mode lets you capture moving objects • For video recording, it can shoot 1080p video at 30fps
  • 6. … but not in quality • Images were dull and grainy when zoomed in • Macro shots fared better though and HDR mode also works well • Like most smartphone cameras, the Octane Plus also struggles with low- light imagery • A loaded 8-megapixel camera is available at the front for selfies and video calls
  • 7. KitKat tastes better in vanilla • Comes loaded with 4.4 KitKat without any customisations • Helps in keeping things very smooth • However, there are a number of preinstalled apps and games such as Amazon, OLX, Saavn, etc • The games are demo versions only and require you to pay to get full versions • Sadly, you can’t uninstall the preloaded titles
  • 8. Performs very well, but also runs hot as hell • Gets its name from the 1.7GHz octa-core processor handling the computing • Mali-450MP4 GPU assists in the graphics department • Combined with 2GB RAM, the smartphone runs very smoothly even while playing intensive games • However, it gets hot within just 10 minutes of gameplay
  • 9. Ample storage that can also be extended further • 16GB flash storage is partitioned in two chunks • In total, you get 13GB to use, and the rest is taken by the OS and other system resources • You can add up to 32GB more • Support for USB OTG is also available
  • 10. With great power comes the need of charging frequently • A 2,000mah battery powers the device • Barely enough to get you through an entire working day • Below average results in our 720p video loop test, running for just 4 hours and 30 minutes
  • 11. At a glance • 5-inch display, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels • 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor • 2GB RAM • 16GB flash storage, expandable up to 32GB • 16-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and 8MP secondary camera • Dual-SIM support (3G on the first slot only), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS • Android 4.4 KitKat • 2,000mAh battery
  • 12. - • Rear cover is glossy • Camera isn’t up to the mark • Turns hot • Poor battery life Pros and cons + • Slim design and distinct looks • Powerful internals • Ample storage
  • 13. Rs 14,000 Pricing and verdict “The Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus comes across as a loaded offering with a gorgeous design and powerful internals, though camera and battery life could’ve been better. Despite that, it’s one of the best options in its class, barring the Xiaomi Mi 3.”
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