After the success of Mach One, Karbonn seems to be getting impatient to get a taste of success again. Mach one was launched in January 2015 and launched Mach Two in March 2015, within a month after the release of Mach One. The Mach Two was launched for a higher price than its predecessor.
Priced at 10,490, Karbonn is hoping to recreate its success with Mach Two. Mach two has a larger screen and there are some technical modifications which makes it more powerful. The 8MP camera, 3G connectivity are all icing to the cake. The Karbonn Mach one had only a 4.7 inch screen and this upgrade to 5 inches shows that Karbonn is trying to get into the phablet trend.
Karbonn has gone completely out of the box with its new design and is trying to make a mark for itself. The Karbonn Mach Two does not in any aspect resemble the Karbonn Mach One and with this Karbonn is really trying to give the word upgrade a new meaning.
Mach Two is now available in the markets. Let’s see if all these feature live up to the hype surrounding the phone.
The Karbonn Mach Two has killer looks. The phone looks stunning in its new Unibody attire. Karbonn phones are known to have humble round edges but this time, Karbonn ditched those round edges and went for a sharper and bolder look. The phone also has a glare to it which adds to the beauty. One thing that Karbonn is not yet ready to give up is the placement of capacitive buttons on the lower bezel. The design would have looked perfect if it weren’t for the three buttons on the bezel. Karbonn has reduced the size of the camera opening and it now sits on the top right corner occupying very little space. Below the camera is the LED flash and the brand name is marked in the centre. Replacing the volume rocker button are two small circular buttons and below them is the rounded square shaped power button. A slot for microSD is followed by two SIM card slots all placed on the right hand side of the phone. The left side is left empty to make the handling more comfortable.
The phone weighs only 122 grams which is surprisingly light. The phone is also a tad bit thinner than its predecessor, it measures only 6.3mm.
It is available in deep blue color.
Karbonn Titanium Mach Two sports a 5-inch IPS HD display screen with a stunning resolution of 720×1280 pixels which gives pixel density of about 294 ppi. The phone’s clarity is striking and the vibrancy is evident on the screen while playing high-resolution games. The phone is coated with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection from scratches and falls. The Karbonn Mach two has a corning gorilla glass protection on both sides of the phone, both front and rear.
The phone runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat with a slightly modified UI which was seen on Mach One. The User Interface lets you access some apps right from the lock screen itself. The modifications are little but not overwhelming. It also promises an upgrade to the latest Android OS, Lollipop. The phone’s icons are larger than usual. Karbonn has also ditched the app drawer. Everyone company seems to be following this trend of ditching the app drawer. Though it might seem convenient for many, many more have negative reaction to it.
Internal memory and storage:
The Karbonn Mach Two has an internal memory of 8GB which is ample for the features. But the phone is filled with unnecessary bloatware. Most of the apps can be deleted but some are system level apps which cannot be deleted. The storage can be expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card. The phone also has a 1GB RAM seems enough, but with the bloated software, the phone slightly experiences lags. Karbonn really needs to start filtering the bloatware which causes a lot of problems in this phone. The phone is quite slow when you surf between apps.
The Karbonn Mach Two operates on a 1.4GHz Mediatek Octa-core processor in comparison to the predecessor that carried a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor. The processor tries its best to boost the performance but the bloatware really slows the device down.
Battery Backup Life:
The phone’s battery also gets a little upgrade but it is too little for the features it possesses. The phone runs on a 1900 mAh battery, no wonder the phone is feather light. Karbonn has compromised on the battery for the weight and this takes a toll on the performance. The Indian manufacturer claims that the phone can last easily for over a day but its highly unlikely considering the high-end features that it has to support.
The phone again focuses on Gesture enabled features. Most of the applications can be accessed with preset gestures for example one can change music tracks by simply swiping right or left. The phone also has Smart Eye sensor which pauses the videos when you look away. It also comes with a pre-installed To-do list.
The rear camera is 8MP and again Karbonn does nothing to improve the quality of images. It shoots average pictures in outdoor light but under poor lighting conditions and all the indoor photos have so much noise and the quality is below average. So you can imagine the plight of the 8MP front camera.
The phone offers 3G connectivity on both the SIMs. You might wonder why Karbonn did not offer 4G connectivity when almost all the phones in the price range offer 4G connectivity and even cheaper phones offer 4G connectivity these days, it might be because of the smaller battery. If Karbonn had gone with 4G connectivity then the phone’s performance would have been pathetic. Smart choice but sad.
Karbonn Mach Two does not show much flair in terms of performance but it sure looks good. The camera is one of its major drawbacks. But if you are willing to compromise performance for the looks and other feature that you can enjoy, this phone is great for the price.