Karbonn Titanium S5 vs. Galaxy Grand


While Karbonn is a company that is well known to offer with people with affordable and high quality phone, Samsung is a name that every phone user is familiar with. For those who are brand loyal of Samsung will find it very difficult to switch over to a new device. However, Karbonn has come up with Titanium S5, a device that is launched in competition to the Samsung Galaxy Grand.

The Korean company launched Grand few months back. The phone was quite a rage for budgeted phone users. After the grand success of Samsung Grand, Karbonn has launched a similar phone of its kind. But, will it strike the mobile users like Grand did? However, here is a comparison between Galaxy Grand and Karbonn Titanium S5. We shall find out which phone is superior.

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Karbonn Titanium S5 comes decked with 5 inches, QHD IPS Capacitive touchscreen with a high resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The display renders scrip images and high video quality. Grand also features a 5 inches screen with WVGA LCD capacitive display at a high pixel resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The videos and images are sharper and brighter as compared to Karbonn. The phone looks good and weighs around 162gm.



The dimensions of both the phone are almost similar. While Karbonn measures 143.4×72.4×8.95mm, Samsung Galaxy Grand holds dimension of 143.5mm x 76.9mm x 9.60mm. Though both the phones are same but Grand is a little thicker as compared to Titanium S5.


Speaking about the processor of both the phones, Titanium S5 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It features RAM of 1GB and internal memory of 4GB that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Grand comes compacted with Dual Core Processor clocked at 1.2GHz with RAM of 1GB and internal memory of 8GB that can be expanded up to 64GB. Both possess the same processor; however the storage capacity of Grand is higher as compared to Titanium. It offers better storage and can be expanded up to 64 GB.

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Galaxy Grand and Karbonn Titanium S5 both come with 8MP primary camera with a high resolution of 3264x 2448 pixels. The features included Autofocus, Digital Zoom and LED Flash. It also features a 2MP secondary camera with a high pixel resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Both the phones support HD video recording 1080 @30fps. The LED flash light helps to get a brighter image in dark conditions also. There is no comparison between the cameras of both the phones. Both render almost same function and are decent enough.


The connectivity features of both the device is almost similar as Titanium S5 and Grand have connectivity options via GPRS, 3G, EDGE, USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/ n. they support mouse, external keypad and USB charging. Grand features 21Mbps HSDPA while Karbonn carries the speed of 7.2Mbps. The Bluetooth version of Titanium is v3.0 while Grand possess Bluetooth of v4.0. Grand doesn’t support GPS but Titanium features A-GPS Support.

Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on Android Jelly Bean version4.1.1 while Karbonn S5 Titanium runs in v4.1 Jelly Bean. Both possess the same operating system and but the user interface and navigation of Samsung is better as compared to that of Titanium S5.


Grand comes compacted with Li-Ion 2100mAh battery that renders 440 hours of standby time and 10 hours of talk time. Titanium comes with 2000mAh battery that offers a battery backup of 8 hours and a standby of 400 hours. Both the phones have good battery backup, but Grand steals the show with a larger options. With a better battery life and a higher talk time and standby period Grand is the ultimate winner here.

Music and Video

Titanium S5 supports multi-format music player which includes MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 along with FM Radio, audio jack and multi format video player comprising of MP4, H.264, H.263 and DivX. While Grand supports audio formats of MP3, WAV, AC3, EAAC+, FLAC with 3.5mm audio jack, voice cancellation with dedicated Mic., and video formats of MP4 as well as H.263, H.264 along with WMV.


The built in applications of Grand include Face and Voice unlock, Facebook, YouTube, Google, Twitter, G-Talk, Geo-magnetic, and Accelerometer to name a few. The Karbonn Titanium S5 supports threaded view, instant messaging, Facebook, and much more.


The price of both the phones make all the difference as it proves to be the main key factor to decide the best in between the two. Titanium S5 comes with a whopping price tag around INR 10500/- while Samsung Grand comes at price around INR 19000/-. This creates a huge difference of 8000. Thus, budget friendly masses would rather prefer to go for a lesser priced device and sacrifice few features than opt for a phone that is 8500 INR expensive.


Thus, while comparing both the device in terms of display, features, specs, usage, battery, it is quite clear that both the devices have their own genre and mass appeal. Though at many place the difference is negligible, however with respect to the price of the phone Karbonn steals the show. Both the device feature Google Play Store to help you download apps and games. The devices are sturdy style statements launched in the market by tow pioneers. Though Karbonn is new but it has marked a niche of its own for its fanatics.

With cut-to-cut competition in between the two devices, Karbonn steals the show due to its price. It marks the debut of budget friendly phones of 5 inches from the brand. However, Samsung aficionados can never compromise with quality and go for other Smartphone other than Samsung flagship.


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