Affordability with impressive cameras
Home-grown company Karbonn Mobiles, celebrating simplicity, is known for introducing affordable smartphones to the Indian users. Widening its portfolio, the company recently unveiled a new one in its Titanium series, christened Karbonn Titanium Jumbo 2. Among the three hues, namely, Black, Champagne and Coffee in which the smartphone comes in, I got the Champagne one for the review, and here is what I think of it:
The Titanium Jumbo 2 follows the usual design ethos as any smartphone, however, the ordinary doesn’t look bad for a price tag it comes with. Starting with the aesthetics, the smartphone has a metal built and sports a camera module at the back, with antenna bands on the top and the bottom portions. Below the camera module (which is at the top left corner) is the fingerprint scanner, followed by the ‘Karbonn’ logo below it. At the front, there is a front camera, coupled with usual sensors and earpiece at the top and three capacitive buttons at the bottom.
The top end comprises a micro-USB port and a 3.5mm audio jack, while the bottom end has speaker grilles. The volume rocker and the power on/off button (which made unlocking slightly inconvenient) lies on the left, and the dedicated SIM tray is situated on the right.
Overall, the design for the Jumbo 2 is a decent one, making the smartphone comfortable and convenient to use.
The Titanium Jumbo 2 has a screen size of 5.5-inch and is HD IPS in nature, covered with a layer of 2.5D curved glass. The display, during my usage produced decent colours, and was aptly bright, making my whole usage experience pretty much convenient. Additionally, the smartphone comes with Adaptive Brightness feature which adjusts the brightness of the device in accordance with the surroundings.
The Titanium Jumbo 2 houses a 13-megapixel primary shooter with LED flash, while the front-facing snapper stands at 8-megapixel.
Starting with the primary camera, the snapper was capable of producing good quality images in almost every shooting condition with details being captured finely. Furthermore, the HDR of the smartphone was above average. The one at the front gave out impressive selfies and wasn’t much processed. The Beauty mode made images flawless, however, processed the images produced.
While both the front and rear shooters were able to produce decent pictures, the shutter speed remained below average.
Performance and Specs
The Titanium Jumbo 2 is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and multi-tasks with the help of 2GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with an internal storage capacity of 16GB which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a memory card.
The smartphone, throughout my review period helped me perform the usual tasks with ease, however, it did stutter from time-to-time.
The Titanium Jumbo 2 is backed by a huge 4,000mAh battery which lasted more than a day and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Additionally, the UI of the smartphone has been fine and convenient too and the fingerprint scanner worked fine too.
The Titanium Jumbo 2 for a price tag of Rs 5,999, under the ‘Made in India’ initiative is a smartphone which has elements to become a daily driver for people who look for the affordable segment. However, with pros come cons, and the smartphone stands against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4A with a Qualcomm processor and the iVOOMi i1 with dual rear cameras.