Premium design for the budget mindful phablet fan
Quantum’s Titano X impresses on features and performance
Mobile devices maker Quantum Global is touting the launch of Titano X series, the second generation of devices from its flagship brand as a handset that will please budget conscious consumers looking for a wide screen display experience from a smartphone.
The popularity of widescreen smartphones (phablets) has increased ever since Apple entered this arena with its own iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014.
Like the first iPhone 6 Plus, the Titano X is a stunning 5.5-inch HD IPS display panel, 4G smartphone crafted in a metal body frame with a stunning matt back finish.
The handset took some design elements from the iPhone 6 Plus and it's very noticeable, but Quantum has still managed add its own innovation and identity to make the phone design standout.
Quantum has made sure this wide screen handset is packed with as much features as it can into their new device.
The new handset is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and has 2600 mAh battery.
Like the first generation Quantum smartphones, the Titano X is not the first budget handset targeted at the mid-range market but it is better in a lot of ways than other handsets from tier one brands that are aimed at this segment.
The device packs a lot of features including 1.3GHz Quad-core processor, 16GB in-built storage (which can be upgraded up to 32GB), 1GB RAM, 8MP back camera with flash and 2MP front camera, built-in FM Radio and dual SIM and Micro SIM slots.
For the price [AED599] that the phone is retailing for, Quantum has not only brought to market a value for money smartphone, but has also ensured that consumers no longer have to look to premium brands to own a wide screen handset.
At only 164g, the phone feels pretty light for the category as most first generation phablets were pretty heavy and bulky.
Overall, the design is great. The only issue for me is the fact that Quantum has not innovated in the SIM and micro SD slot area. I still had to open the back of the phone to slot my SIM and a micro SD card. The other issue is the fact that for the price point, Quantum could have added a flash to its front camera as this technology is readily available now with most OEM brands like InnJoo and X-Touch already having handsets that have this functionality.
And while the phone has 16GB internal memory, a huge chunk of that is taken by the OS bites leaving 11GB before apps are even downloaded. Of course, you can expand the storage capacity with the micro SD card.
What I liked most other than the many features that this phone has, is the fact that it doesn't recommend apps when you get when connected to the Internet something one gets quite frequently on InnJoo, XTouch and other OEM mobile devices from tier two manufacturers.
The phone is ideally suited for the budget constrained user who would like to enjoy a wide screen smartphone experience without having to spend a lot of money.