The Indian smartphone industry has witnessed the release of several affordable smartphones by international and domestic manufacturers since the beginning of the year.

In January, Samsung had launched the Galaxy Grand phablet into the sub-continental market. Soon, local smartphone makers Micromax, Karbonn and Lava joined the race by launching quad-core based big-screen smartphones with a low price-tag giving stiff challenge to international firms.

Consumers who are looking for quad-core processor based smartphones with the lowest price available in the market can look into Karbonn Titanium S1 and Xolo Q800.

Both Karbonn and Xolo smartphones pack several high-end features such as a good camera, descent display resolution, quad-core processors and other specs all at the lowest price available in the market.

Here is a brief description of main specs in Karbonn Titanium S1 and Xolo Q800:


Karbonn Titanium S1 and Xolo Q800 score equal points in terms of display as both sport 4.5-inch qHD displays with similar 540x960p resolution.


Both devices pack quad-core processors with the same 1.2GHz CPU speed.


Karbonn Titanium S5 houses a front camera and a 5.0-megapixel main camera with auto-focus and LED flash support. Xolo Q800 packs an impressive 8.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, LED flash and HD video recording. It also sports a 1.0-megapixel camera on the front.

Mobile Operating System:

Both Titanium S1 and Xolo Q800 run on Android mobile version 4.1 OS Jelly Bean.

In terms of add-ons such as RAM, storage capacity, network and connectivity features they have minor differences, except for the battery capacity. Titanium S1 houses a 1600 mAh battery whereas Xolo Q800 pack a 2100 mAh battery.


Titanium S1 is priced ₹10,290, whereas rival Xolo Q800 holds a price-tag of 12,499, almost ₹2,200 expensive than its competitor. However, the higher pixel count and better battery capacity in the Xolo camera justifies the price difference.

Here is a breakdown of comparison between Karbonn Titanium S1 and Xolo Q800 [Spec Wise]:


Karbonn Titanium S1


Xolo Q800


4.5-inch Multi-touch capacitive screen with qHD display

(540x960p resolution)

4.5-inch qHD IPS technology display with

540x960p resolutions

(245 ppi)


Android v4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)

Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)


Quad-core Processor with 1.2 GHz CPU speed

Quad-core Processor with 1.2 GHz





4GB, expandable up to 32GB

4GB, expandable up to 32 GB


Main: 5.0-megapixel with Auto-focus and LED flash support

Front: VGA camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel

With BSI sensor, and CMOS Sensor

Front:1.0-megapixel camera



2100 mAh


2G & 3G

2G & 3G


Bluetooth, GPRS, micro-SD slot, micro-USB v2.0,

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.0,micro-USB v2.0


134.6 x 66.0 x 9.25 mm

135.5 x 67.0 x 9.6 mm