Just last week, iBerry announced its first octa core processor based smartphone -the Auxus Nuclea X. The iBerry Nuclea X is priced at Rs 12,990 and thus it happens to be the cheapest octa core phone in the market as of now.
The pricing of Nuclea X is quite interesting as sometime back Karbonn too had announced its octa core phone, the Titanium Octane, at Rs 14,990. Both the handsets are yet to be made available in the market but if you wanted an affordable octa core phone then these two should be in your list.
Thus, here we have compared the two phones on the basis of their features which would make your task a bit easier.
Design and Display
We had a brief interaction with the Karbonn Titanium Octane at the time of its unveiling ceremony and it certainly impressed us then with its design. The Titanium Octane has a curved bottom panel while the side panels have enough thickness for a comfortable holding. The rear panel has a very smooth matte finish which gives an extremely good grip. The matte finish does not hamper its looks and is not a fingerprint magnet. It does not get scratches easily as well.
The phone measures 145.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm (height, width, thickness) and felt quite light. The key placement is also decent with the power button in the right top side, 3.5 mm jack at the top, and volume rocker on the left hand side, and the micro USB port at the bottom. Below its display, there are three on-screen soft buttons – Home, Return, Setting – as well.
At this point of time, there is little information about the Nuclea X but as its pictures suggests, it is certainly an attractive handset. Both the handsets come with 5 inch IPS display and that too with high definition resolution.
Camera and Storage
The Karbonn Titanium Octane comes with a 13 megapixel auto focus rear camera. There is an LED flash in the back panel as well for low lighting photography as well. Besides, the Titanium Octane also has a front 5 megapixel camera. At the time of its announcement, we did manage to capture few pictures in low light which were good.
The iBerry Nuclea X too comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera along with an LED flash. It has an 8 megapixel front camera. So as per figures, the Nuclea X has certainly a slight edge over the Titanium Octane but as we always say, higher megapixel does not always mean better picture.
In terms of storage, the Nuclea X too has an edge over the Karbonn Titanium Octane as it comes with 64 GB micro SD card slot while the Karbonn smartphone can only accommodate a micro SD card of upto 32 GB. However, Titanium Octane has 16 GB internal storage as compared to 8 GB of the iBerry octa core phone.
Performance, Battery, Connectivity
Both Nuclea X and Titanium Octane come with the 1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6592 octa core processor as well as 1 GB RAM and the Mali 450 GPU. The Karbonn smartphone has however is expected to offer a slightly better performance as it has the latest Android KitKat operating system while the iBerry smartphone comes with the Android Jelly Bean operating system.
In terms of battery though it seems a one-sided competition; the iBerry Nuclea X with its 2800 mAh is in all likelyhood will trump the Karbonn Titanium Octane which has a 2000 mAh battery.
Both the smartphones also come with dual SIM features as well as WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
Ofcourse, without conducting a through test we cannot say for sure about its camera quality or performance but as per the specs, the Nuclea X seems to be the better choice as it has more storage facility, a bigger battery, and a slightly better front camera. Also, at Rs 12,9900, the iBerry Nuclea X is Rs 2,000 cheaper than the Karbonn Titanium Octane.
We will try to post the reviews of the phones as soon as possible, so stay tuned.