April 20 2015:
By V. Sudhakshina
If your smart phone buying decisions are solely based on hardware and software quality, with no marks for frills or fancy design, the Karbonn Titanium Mach Two could be your choice.
Karbonn has given more thought to usability than aesthetics. The Mach Two is light and sleek at 112 grams and 6.3mm thick. Pictures are sharp and clear on the 5-inch HD screen with 720x1280 pixels resolution and IPS display. There are a few gesture enabled operations such as the Smart Eye option, which pauses video when you are looking away. The Swipe & Shake feature for the music player changes the music track with the swipe of your hand. You can also customize the lock screen to notify important updates.
Unusually, both front and rear cameras are equally good -- at 8 megapixels -- and they have image-enhancing features such as beauty mode, smile and face detection.
An Octa Core processor with an Android 4.4, KitKat OS, with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM are fairly standard -- on much pricier phones. At an MRP of Rs. 10,490 (around Rs 9500 online) the Titanium MachTwo is a bargain.