Kata i5 Review – A Proper Upgrade?

From our preliminary impressions of the Kata i5, we straight away fell in love with the construct desing as it’s a long way awesome than lots of the overdue Kata 2018 line. The textured steel provides a top rate really feel and a cast design that might make any possible really feel that they invested in the proper product.
Sharp with dreamy colours!

After in depth checking out, we discovered extra to like with the i5 so learn on!

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Show High quality

It has the standard 5 points of touch
It has the usual 5 issues of contact

The five level multi-contact 5 Inch HD IPS 1280 x 720 answer with 267 ppi show has dreamy colour rendering, sharp main points and applicable refresh charges. The 5 issues of multi contact is responsive and we by no means skilled lag. This on the other hand isn’t ideally suited for contact not easy video games that require no less than 5 issues of contact concurrently.

Audio High quality

See that small speaker at the bottom left hand corner
See that small speaker on the backside left hand nook

The only speaker is loud and produces respectable bass. At height quantity, distortion happen. It does be afflicted by lack of quantity when became face down. Which is usually a drawback to a few.

The headphone output is respectable with applicable bass and respectable volumes throughout. Now we have not anything to bitch about it. What shocked us used to be the readability of every tones. At this worth vary, it’s uncommon.

The constructed-in microphone at the telephone works neatly for calls and different audio recordings. We by no means had a criticism from callers. 

Battery Existence

Underwhelming in comparison to the 2,600 mAh Kata C2!

The i5 is packing an enormous 3,000 mAh battery capability which is uncommon for a 5 inch telephone. We ran the PC mark Battery check two times and we were given an identical result of no less than 5 hours which is most effective OKAY in comparison to the Kata C2 which had a larger display and a smaller 2600 carried out no less than 7 hours. 

Battery is a bit of underwhelming for 3,000 mAh HD tool.

The telephone additionally has a standby clever energy saving capability that limits the interior efficiency of the telephone whilst it’s on standby which is helping extend the lifespan of the battery.


The 13 MP f/2.0 main camera of Kata i5
The 13 MP f/2.0 primary digicam of Kata i5

The Kata i5 sports activities a 13 MP f/2.0 primary digicam. Pictures may also be taken the usage of the standard on display button, the amount up button, and the digicam button underneath the rear digicam. The form and design of the button might deceive customers that this can be a fingerprint scanner. This button will also be used for expanding the amount and waking up the telephone.
The telephone has the fundamental options just like the HDR and landscape modes however with added digicam filters for individuals who need extra distinctive image renderings. The telephone suffers from shakes particularly with the HDR and video modes in comparison to different telephones. That is what we additionally discovered with the C2. Faucet to focal point is fine. It’s not the quickest however we’ve had telephones that are slower. 

The i5 shocked us with its respectable efficiency at vivid lights and coffee lights scenarios. Images are sharp with excellent colour and intensity rendition particularly at brightly lit scenarios. In low mild, grain / noise kicks in however the pictures are detailed sufficient not to undergo an excessive amount of from it.

Rear Digicam Samples

Daylight shot
Sunlight shot
Normal vs HDR
Commonplace vs HDR
Close-up shot
Shut-up shot
Indoor shot
Indoor shot
Overexposed flash
Overexposed flash

The 8 MP f/2.8 selfie cam at the entrance is one of the simpler selfie cameras we have now encountered on the sub PHP 8K worth level. Actually, we discovered it to outperform its competition and telephones on the next worth bracket. YES, we imply even in low mild this digicam is stellar! That is indubitably one thing Kata must stay!

For movies, there may be an digital stabilization mode however it slows issues down even additional. The stabilization is fine, it is great to have however OIS continues to be a better choice. In entrance, its respectable sufficient for video calls.

Selfie Digicam Samples

Selfie daylight 1
Selfie sunlight 1
Selfie daylight 2
Selfie sunlight 2
Selfie lowlight
Selfie lowlight


Decent efficiency!

The i5 is powered through a 1.3 GHz 64 Bit MT6753 octa core processor which makes this telephone is in a position to working mild to heavy duties and be capable of play some up to date video games for android gadgets with out noticeable lags or efficiency degradation.

The telephone makes use of 3 GB of RAM which made this a very simple day-to-day motive force! It suits for a standard each day actions like calling, texting, surfing, and heavy multitasking. Particularly when surfing with a couple of Chrome tabs! 

Having most effective 16 GB of inner garage, makes the usage of an SD card a need. With out an SD Card, the customers would wish to uninstall different programs to make room for others. As maximum apps and extra media (pics and movies) will ultimately devour up the rest house.

I am hoping Kata sees that 32 GB is the brand new usual.

The i5 already runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and contains a variety of usual android programs. The telephone runs the Kata Pores and skin on most sensible of Android because the launcher however with out the app drawer. The icons, the wallpapers and the Kata device UI might really feel dated for the general public.

The OS is most commonly inventory excluding for the proprietary Kata apps and the bloatware. The bloatware isn’t that offensive although. It is bearable however I want lets uninstall them. OTG is supported in contrast to the Kata C2.

Execs – Gorgeous aesthetics, steel body, HD display seems excellent, respectable efficiency, fingerprint is correct, respectable primary digicam, OTG strengthen
Cons – Restricted inner garage isn’t long term evidence, bloatware no longer uninstallable, battery lifestyles is most effective Ok, will get sizzling when tremendous in depth apps are used, backplate speaker placement may also be muffled when confronted down


For a telephone with a sub PHP 8K price ticket, the i5 is a smart contender supplied you’ll be able to are living with the old-fashioned UI, the ok battery lifestyles, the bloatware and the heating problems when used with tremendous heavy programs. Another way, it’s one of the respectable telephones at its worth-level for its digicam, multitasking and audio efficiency! It is a tool you’ll be able to imagine.

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Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).