Box Pack84%
81%Overall Score
Reader Rating: (3 Votes)
Karbonn S1 Titanium is a quad core processor powered mobile launched by Karbonn. The Karbonn S1 Titanium has duel SIM compatibility. It has 4.5 inch display, which is not up to the mark. The device’s price in India is Rs. 10499, but you can get it for around Rs. 10000 in online stores. Although the Karbonn S1 doesn’t sport a big phablet look, but still on papers, the specifications of the device look good, and it seems that it is pretty much capable of playing big games. Read on to know more.
Box Pack
The Karbonn S1 Titanium comes in a simple and nice box pack. The box looks simple and at the same time beautiful. It comes with all the normal accessories like adapter, micro USB, headphones and the handset. The device itself comes wrapped in plastic.
Karbonn S1 Titanium box

Design and Feel

The S1 Titanium itself has a very simple and clean design. The handset is sturdy and the build quality is not bad, but rather good. With 4 soft buttons on the front side and the design of the handset is very good. The sides has volume rockers and sleep button.
Karbonn S1 Titanium unboxing
On the bottom of the Karbonn S1 Titanium is the 3.5mm audio jack. But the thing is that the back frame of the mobile is like a finger print magnet.


The device has 4.5 inch IPS touchscreen. But the screen doesn’t perform as it should. The screen has unnatural colors, and the viewing angles too aren’t good. Having said that, the Karbonn S1’s screen is good in normal usage even though the display is not that good. In normal usage, the screen looks good and the UI itself is very crisp.
Karbonn S1 Titanium display review

Memory and Storage

Karbonn S1 Titanium has 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory. The RAM looks quite sufficient and the mobile was capable of multi tasking easily without any lag. Out of 1GB RAM about 363MB is free for user.
Karbonn S1 Titanium RAM
It has 4GB on-board storage out of which about 1.21GB is available for the user. The mobile was capable of storing apps on external SD card directly. We tried Need For Speed Most Wanted, and it ran quite well.
Karbonn S1 Titanium storage review

Processor and Performance

The device has Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core processor, that gives it very good performance. It was very much capable of running big games, and the UI was very crisp with almost no lags. The mobile was capable of playing Need For Speed Most Wanted and other big games too. The S1 was able to run 720p videos quite well, while the 1080p videos were not so crisp but still ran well.
  • AnTuTu – 9975
  • Quadrant – 3845
  • Multi touch – 5 point
  • Nenamark2 – 45fps


The Karbonn S1 Titanium has 5 Mega pixels primary camera and front camera. The rear camera performs well, but the images were not that crisp. The front camera too performs good but not that good. The stock camera app had options for adjusting the face detection, colour effect, white balance, anti-banding and red-eye reduction. Panorama option too was avialable.
The S1 Titanium was able to capture 720p videos but it was not able to capture images in 1080p. Also,  if you move the handset while taking images or the image you are capturing is moving then you get blurred images.

Sound Quality

The Karbonn S1 Titanium has average sound quality. While the headsets perform really well, but the speakers are only average. The sound was not that loud.
The headphones provided are too of good quality.

Battery Life

The device has only 1600 mAh battery. The battery life was very poor, as the battery lasted just 4 hours during our testing phase. On normal usage with 3G on, the Titanium S1 lasted for just around 14 hours.
Karbonn S1 Titanium review

Final Take

The Karbonn S1 Titanium is priced in India at Rs. 10499. It does look very good on papers but in reality it does not perform well. The device has good performance, and features. But the negative features are the below average screen and the poor batter life. In this range the Xolo Q800 looks a better device.

11 Responses

  1. hemu

    Sirji my S1 gets heated too soon I want to know this problem is with my phone particularly or with everyone.

  2. GIGI

    I have purchased S1 Titanium just one month back. I am unhappy with the product, it has many problems, like it gets heated up soon. And now i want to exchange my mobile. Am not sure of how much amount will i get back, to buy another smart phone.Is it a good idea, or shall i use it for 1 year warranty period and then exchange? if i buy another mobile, what will you suggest among – INDIAN MADE mobiles.

  3. Anonymous

    I am planning to buy: Karbonn -S5 Titanium.
    Many reviews shows heating problem in this phone (Just want to know “during calling also??”).
    Another review shows signal problem (signal comes and goes).
    Please suggest me, is this true or shall I drop my plan to buy it.

  4. Ashraful

    Wow ! Your reviews are better than many sites, mate ! Continue the good work.


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