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KATA I3s – 5.0″ IPS Super HD Quad Core 1.3GHz MTK6582 Unlocked Smartphone Android 4.4 (KitKat) 1GB RAM Dual SIM 3G WiFi 16GB Memory 13MP Back Camera 5MP Front Camera (Dark Blue)


The super 5.0-inch HD display (720×1280) provides you an astonishingly resolution and gives ultra-brilliance for your images. Feast your eyes with its remarkable display that looks ultra real from all viewing angles with super fast response. This ground-breaking technology is perfect in viewing your photos, videos and other media files. Sporting a 1.3 GHz Quad Core (MTK 6582) processor, it is the most suitable partner for all your multimedia viewing needs as it significantly allows you to run games and browse through the world wide web more rapidly and more fluidly. Take advantage of its 16GB inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 32GB by modifying your smartphone with a plethora of applications and games to download from Google play store. Unleash the extraordinary in you with its 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Loaded with impressive camera features, reinvent the way you capture real moments and witness as it delivers stunning images and videos right in front of your eyes. Kata M2 Specification Processor: MTK 6582 Quad Core 1.3GHz Display:5.0 inch Super HD Display (720*1280) Frequency:Qual Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 Dual Band 3G 850/1900/2100 OS:Android 4.4 KitKat RAM:1GB Internal Storage:16GB Camera:13.0 MP Rear Camera 5.0 MP Front Camera Connectivity:Wi-Fi:802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0 Buttons:Power ON/OFF, Vol+,Vol- Speaker: 8 ohm I/O:Micro SD Card Slot (Support up to 32GB) Earphone Jack Battery:2300mAh Talk Time:15 Hours Standby Time:300 Hours (Single Card) Unit Size:157mm (L) x 77mm (W) x 7.98mm (D) Weight:215g (with battery) Color:White/Black Others:Free 10GB Online Storage POWER by KATA CLOUD

$ 149.00


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  1. Adam Wood says:
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Solidly designed hardware, snappy performance, February 20, 2015
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    Adam Wood (Tucson, AZ USA) –
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    Customer Video Review Length:: 6:09 Mins

    Note: a free sample was provided for review purposes.

    The video shows off the hardware, a quick video clip that I made using the phone, and (if you care to watch) at the end shows a comparison to my S3. I cover a lot of my impressions in the video, and below are some more details that I’d like to mention.

    I’ll say up front that I’m not a smartphone expert, but I’ve used a few. My latest primary phone has been a Galaxy S3 that I got a little over 2.5 years ago. I love my S3, and my impressions of this phone are highly influenced by that. The ultimate verdict? Well, you saw the five stars. 😀 There are things about the S3 that I like better, and things about this that I like better. In the end, this i3s is likely 4.5 stars for my usage (easily rounded up to five), and I acknowledge that the dual SIM capability can be a big plus to some folks even though I haven’t used it. There are more similarities than differences between this and the S3, which to me is a sign of the i3s being a quality phone.

    Being a Verizon customer, I initially used this on WiFi for the smart features because it won’t work on that network. I really wanted to try it out on a network, though, so I ran down to the T-Mobile store and picked up a month of their unlimited plan to try this out over a network. Reception and performance have been very good so far, even driving around in my car (which the i3s paired with easily). I admit that I didn’t catch the mention of 3G in the description (I know…it’s obvious now that I’m looking for it) and just assumed it was 4G, so I was initially pretty disappointed that I’d bought that T-Mobile plan. However, the 3G performance isn’t bad at all, netting me on the order of 9-10Mbps for downloads. 4G at my place is three to four times as fast, but the speeds on this aren’t bad at all, especially for regular phone use where I don’t need anywhere near that. Even when I was using it as a hotspot (which it does fantastically), it turned out to be fast enough for streaming HD video off the web.

    My brother Joe (who wrote a very thorough review of this phone) loaned me a Nexus 4 last year. Compared to the S3, I wasn’t impressed (mostly because of the display quality) and ultimately barely used it. That is not going to be the case with this i3s. I like the hardware and find the performance plenty fast. I’m still installing my usual apps and getting used to a more stock version of Android, but once I get the software how I like it, I really think this is going to go head-to-head with my S3. The one thing that I miss is an LED indicator on the front to show me when I have a notification (such as new mail or a missed call). I really like that LED.

    When I get something new that I really like, I start to be careful with it to try and keep it looking new. I didn’t expect that to be the case with this phone. I got to try it for free, and I figured, “how good could it be?” I thought that I’d just throw this into my pocket or on the car seat, not caring if I scratched it. You’d have to really know me to get the following, but I started to get twitchy at the T-Mobile store when the guy started to take the back off to install the SIM card. 😀 He was very careful about it, but at that point, I knew deep down that I really do like this phone.

    Is it perfect? Of course not. Is it as good as you should expect for a $150 unlocked Android phone with dual SIM capability? I don’t think so…no, I think it’s better than you should expect. My hat is off to Kata, and I certainly recommend that you consider this if 3G is sufficient for you, whether you need dual SIMs or not.

    Pros:
    (*) Nice hardware design and great build quality
    (*) Quick performance
    (*) Great reception, at least in my experience
    (*) Good WiFi hotspot broadcast range
    (*) Good battery life. Seems on par with my S3 from my limited experience so far
    (*) Relatively very fast 3G performance compared to other 3G phones that I’ve used, getting me up to ~10Mbps downloads at my house

    Wish List:
    (*) LED indicator light on the front face like on my other phones to let me know when I have a notification (like new mail)
    (*) Side buttons that protruded a little further to make them easier to locate and push
    (*) 4G – a real wish on my part, but I admit that’s like wishing that a non-3D TV had 3D. This is clearly advertised as 3G, and it does that very well

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  2. Charles Spanky "Zumina Reviews" says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best phone under $150, February 28, 2015
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    This review is from: KATA I3s – 5.0″ IPS Super HD Quad Core 1.3GHz MTK6582 Unlocked Smartphone Android 4.4 (KitKat) 1GB RAM Dual SIM 3G WiFi 16GB Memory 13MP Back Camera 5MP Front Camera (Dark Blue) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    Reviewing phones is always a difficult task. Especially when you are reviewing a budget phone you’ve never heard of before. You won’t know if you’ll get a good or bad phone. The good news is that the Kata i3s is on the better side. I’ll delve into the thorough review.

    ▶ Package Contents
    * Kata i3s
    * Micro USB Cable
    * USB AC Power Adapter
    * Headset

    ▶ Specifications
    * Height: 144.5 mm; Width: 71.5 mm; Depth: 6.5 mm
    * Weight: 161.0g
    * Processor: MTK 6582 Quad Core 1.3GHz
    * GPU: Mali-400 MP
    * Display: 5.0-inch Super HD Display 1280*720
    * Frequency: QuadBand GSM 850/900/1800/1900; TriBand 3G 850/1900/2100
    * Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
    * RAM: 1GB
    * Storage: 16GB
    * Resolution: 1280 x 720
    * 320 DPI
    * Cameras: 5.3MP Front, 13.3MP Rear
    * Power and Battery: Removable 2250mAh rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
    * Speaker: 8 ohm
    * Wifi 802.1.1 b/g/n
    * Bluetooth 4.0

    ▶ Hardware & Testing
    * Design and Hardware
    The first thing you see when you open the packages is this thin bezel on a thin 5″ phone (6.5mm). It is almost remarkable. I almost think the phone is too thin. That being said, I think Kata did an amazing job fitting the phone’s screen on the phone. It doesn’t feel large by any means, unlike my OnePlus One, which has a 5.5″ screen.

    The screen resolution is 720p, being 1280 x 720, which should be adequate for normal use or movies.

    This phone has several standard hardware buttons and ports, including: headphone jack, micro USB port, Volume Up/Down, and Power. Nothing is out of the ordinary besides having the micro USB port at the top. I’ve never seen the micro USB port placed at the top of a phone before. It’s awkward. This phone also includes three capacitive (touch) buttons on the screen (in order): settings, home, and back. The settings and back button should be switched because it isn’t a natural motion for your right thumb.

    The metal siding gives this premium feel when holding the phone. I almost wish they would have completed the plastic back to get this premium feel, but it’s understandable to reach the removable battery, micro SIM card, and micro SD card. Having a micro SD card is a big plus to me for adding additional memory.

    * Battery Life
    As said in design and hardware, this has a 2250mAh battery. I can roughly get a full day on the battery with occasional use. This is should be more than suitable for most people.

    * Connection and Call Quality
    This phone uses the GSM frequencies of 850/900/1800/1900 (3G)/2100 (HSPA+/LTE). This means your phone will get 2G/3G/4G on GSM networks. This isn’t compatible with Verizon and Sprint in the US. It is compatible with T-Mobile, AT&T, and their subsidiaries though.

    With all that being said, I’m able to get connection pretty easy. Calls are very clear without any disruptions.

    * Audio and Speaker
    This phone has two speakers. One for calls at the top front and a speaker at the back. First, the back speaker’s placement is just bad. Whenever you hold the phone or place it on a table, you cover the back. This’ll cover the speaker and distort any sound. The speaker, itself, is fine though.

    * Camera
    Just like the back speaker, the camera has poor placement. In landscape mode, my finger slowly slipped toward the camera lens. It isn’t centered on the back of the phone like most other phones. That being said, the actual camera is good, but not great. There isn’t optical image stabilization so pictures and video don’t appear as clear as they can be. There will be a slight blur.

    * Stability and Performance
    From AnTuTu, a benchmarking software. The i3s scored a 19167. Comparing this to other phones, these are similar specs to a Samsung Galaxy S3 (about 3 years old). According to AnTuTu, this device is better than 60% of devices for general performance, better than 30% of devices for game performance, and better than 50% of devices for battery performance. For a $150 phone, there is high value.

    Using it on a normal basis. It feels like a snappy phone. I’ve played games like “Family Guy: Quest for Stuff” and “Final Fantasy 3” which can have several different objects or pixels. Both games exhibited no lag. For the i3s only having 1GB of RAM. This is impressive.

    * Software
    I think this is one of the best things about the Kota phone. This phone gets as close to stock Android as you can get. It doesn’t even add any unneeded bloatware. Being Android 4.4.2 isn’t the most recent version (currently 5.0.2), but at the moment not many phones have Android 5.0 or above either.

    ▶ Final Thoughts
    The Kata i3s is a good android phone – one of, if not the best, if you consider it being a $150 phone. My biggest gripe is the positioning of the camera, back speaker,…

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  3. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Kata i3s Phone, January 19, 2015
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    Gelo (Philippines) –

    I own an i3s for about a month now and I’ve never had dull moments with it. For its price, it is a very nice (great) phone. I love most everything about it – picture quality, screen, sound, camera, video, etc… The only issues I’ve had with this phone is that it’s hard to find a generic “non-Kata” case and the headset jack is “AHJ” wired – I can’t use other Android compatible headphones/earbuds. I have to use Kata earphones or have to buy an adapter or have to buy “OMTP” wired headphones/earphones. The reason why I added this info is because I love using “in-ear” earphones and Kata doesn’t have one. Luckily, I was able to use an in-ear headphones by Sony.

    Also, I purchased this in the Philippines worth P6499 ($147) but after a week the price dropped to P5999 ($136)

    Still… I love the phone. 🙂

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