The recently launched Karbonn Titanium S205 is priced at Rs 6,790 putting it firmly in the same category as the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, which is available for Rs 6,999. Let us see how the latest entry into the budget smartphone category fares against a device that has ruled the roost, but is getting on in age. Read on to find out how the Karbonn Titanium S205 does against the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime.
The Karbonn Titanium S205 is a good looking phone from the front, with a stylish metal finish. As yet, no information or images are available of the sides or the rear, and we don’t even have the dimensions or weight.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is not dissimilar to the Redmi 1s in terms of looks. It is by far more refined version of its elder sibling, which is not a bad thing. It has matte finish back panel and thus it is not slippery. The phone measures 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm and tips the scales at 133 grams.
On the face of it, the Karbonn Titanium S205 is the better looking phone.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has a 4.7 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and has Corning Gorilla Glass 2. While the Karbonn Titanium S205 has a 5 inch HD IPS screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and has Asahi Dragontrail Glass for protection.
The larger display makes the Karbonn Titanium S205 the winner of this round.
Processor & Memory
The Karbonn Titanium S205 has a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, which runs with 2 GB of RAM. Its internal storage stands at 16 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor which runs with 2 GB of RAM. The Prime also offers 16 GB of built in memory which can be expanded by up to 32 GB via a microSD card.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime runs on Android KitKat but has the latest MIUI 6.0. On the other hand, Karbonn Titanium S205 runs on Android Lollipop.
Both, the Karbonn Titanium S205 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime have 2200 mAh batteries and considering that both the phones have quad core processor and almost similar sized displays, they are likely to offer more or less similar battery back up.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has an 8 megapixel primary camera; with auto-focus, geo-tagging, smile detection, flash, and HDR features. It has a 2 megapixel front camera.
The Karbonn Titanium S205 has an 8 megapixel primary camera with similar features and it offers a 3.2 megapixel selfie shooter.
Spec for spec, the Karbonn Titanium S205 is the winner, but we will reserve final judgement till a real world camera test.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is a dual-SIM phone with 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi. The Karbonn Titanium S205 has the same features too but it is a 3G device.
The Karbonn Titanium S205 has better looks, a newer Android version, better front camera, and a bigger screen. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is a tried and tested phone that has many satisfied customers and thus a safer bet. It also has the advantage of 4G. If you can overlook the lack of the 4G, then the Karbonn Titanium S205 offers greater value for money.