Domestic smartphone vendor, Karbonn recently launched the Titanium Mach Plus budget smartphone in India. The phone is priced at Rs 6,990, which is quite a competitive price point. The key attraction of this smartphone is that it comes with Swiftkey keyboard, which has launched its multiple Indian regional language feature with this phone.
Swiftkey now supports 22 Indian regional languages including Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Konkani, and Urdu.
Besides Swiftkey feature, Karbonn Titanium Mach Plus comes with specifications that have now become standard to smartphones in this price range. We spent some time with the phone, and here are our first impressions.
Design and display:
The Karbonn Titanium Mach One Plus phone dons a plastic body with removable back panel. The metallic-finished rim is what separates the front and back panels. In terms of looks, the back variant of the phone looks just about fine, while we found the white variant a lot better.
The 4.7-inch HD (720p) display is good for its resolution and reproduces colours well, but we have seen better. The size however makes it quite comfortable on hand.
Processor and memory:
Inside the phone, there is a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core chipset paired with 2GB of RAM, which shoud take care of most of the operations smoothly. Taking of storage space, you get a 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expandable up to 32GB on microSD card.
The Titanium Mach One Plus sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and flash, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera with BSI sensor on front. We found a lot of issues with the camera, while testing it, but considering that those were demo-units and the ambient lighting conditions, we will reserve our final take on camera for our review of the phone.
The phone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box, with the company's native skin topping it. In addition, the phone comes with several apps pre-loaded on it.
Considering that integration of SwiftKey is one of the key features of the phone, we did check out the new language support feature on the phone. Typing messages in various Indian languages turned out to be quite a smooth as well as fun experience. It seemed pretty user-friendly and usable as well.
Over all, the Karbonn Titanium Mach One Plus phone looks nice for its price. It comes with a good set of features that justifies its price at Rs 6,990.
The SwiftKey app does add to the over all experience, with its redesigned layouts and intuitiveUI. Ergonomically, it feels nice and the navigation keys are blacklit, which make it user-friendly.
Other features in the phone include of dual-SIM support, and connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS/ AGPS.