The budget smartphone category is turning in to a major focus area for several manufacturers. Karbonn's newest release, the Titanium Mach Five, falls in this category and competes with several other ultra-cheap Android smartphones.
Xiaomi, which established itself as a decent product in the Indian market, recently dropped the price of its affordable Redmi 2 smartphone, making it a strong competitor to Karbonn Titanium Mach Five.
If you are unable to decide which smartphone brings you better value for money at Rs 5,999, here's a comparison.
Karbonn Titanium Mach Five is slightly bigger than Xiaomi Redmi 2. The Karbonn smartphone features a five-inch IPS display with 1280x720 pixel resolution screen while the Redmi 2 has a 4.7-inch HD IPS display.
The rear cameras on both the smartphones are the same, powered by an eight-megapixel sensor supported by LED flash. However, the Karbonn Titanium Mach Five has a better selfie camera as it features a 5MP front snapper with LED flash. In the Redmi 2, you will find just a 2MP shooter.
Karbonn Titanium Mach Five is powered by an unnamed 1.3GHz quad-core processor, while the Xiaomi Redmi 2 uses a 64-bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC. The difference is minute and ignorable.
RAM and Storage
Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes in two variants, one which sports 1GB RAM and 8GB storage while another gets 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Karbonn Titanium Mach Five gets the better side of Redmi 2 and packs 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage. Both phones have microSD card support up to 32GB.
Both phones have similar batteries. A 2,200mAh unit powers Redmi 2 as well as Titanium Mach Five. Karbonn promises up to 16 hours and 30 minutes of talk time on its budget offering.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 was previously sold at Rs 6,999 but a recent price cut dropped the handset's cost to Rs 5,999, which is the same as Karbonn Titanium Mach Five.