Kata i1 Review


Category: Mobile Phone
Release: 2012
Price: P8,499
Bought at: Kata Store (Star Mall, EDSA)

January 2013 Ola! I just got this Android phone called the Kata i1. “But you just got a new phone six months ago!” is what I bet you’re thinking. True, but once you see the specs of this monster, hopefully you’ll understand how I felt being the techno geek that I am. It’s quite the huge leap from last six month’s technology and price ratio- that said, the next generation China phones have arrived!



Release Date 2012
SIM Type Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Screen 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) IPS display (245ppi)
with 5-point multi-touch feature
Processor 1GHz Dual-Core MT6577
Operating System Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
GPU PowerVR SGX531
Storage 1GB RAM
4GB internal storage
Expandable Storage microSD up to 32GB
Camera 8.0MP autofocus camera with LED Flash
720p HD video recording
1.3MP front camera
Other Features FM Radio
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
GPS with A-GPS support
microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm headset jack
Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Band Quad-Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Tri-Band 3G WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
Battery Li-ion 1600mAh battery (removable)
Talk time up 5 hours
Standby time up 500 hours
Other Details 132 x 67 x 10.25mm (dimension)
148g (weight)
Color: Black and White
Price P8,499



So far, so good. Ah, remember the time when China phones were considered taboo and shouldn’t be bought at all unless you’re desperate and/or a very cheap person? Because quality is crap and all that. Not anymore. These Chinese people finally got their shit together and made their technology almost or even on par to that of the latest in the world.

I’ve been all plus about the i1, but there are a little iffy things I have to mention about this phone but overall, this phone is pretty good! The 1Ghz dual core processor, 1GB RAM and 16M HD screen were what made me buy the Kata i1. With those specs, it’s going to run smooth as hell.  I just have to get used to its 4.5″ screen and 10.25mm thinness- somewhat un-ergonomic, it’s kinda hard to text while side-viewed in bed.


Here are sample photos I took using the said phone:

kata6-5547371 8.0MP Camera w/ decent light

kata7-44684488.0MP Camera in pitch black area using flash

Anyway, If you have questions, inquiries or whatever about the Kata i1, don’t be shy and hit me up in the comment section! ????

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