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Kata T Mini 2 Hands On and First Impressions

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Our friends from Kata Philippines gave us a first look of the Kata T Mini 2. It is the successor of last year’s Kata T Mini. The company made some improvements with this device. Let’s find out. 20150409_114430 Kata T Mini 2

  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT8382 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD
  • 6.95-inch WSVGA IPS LCD display (1024 x 600 pixels)
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and Corning Gorilla Glass cover lens
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM (Regular + Micro) and Dual Standby
  • HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, USB OTG
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,600 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat

20150409_114502 Note: As of this writing, Kata Philippines has NOT RELEASED the price of this device. It is also NOT YET AVAILABLE in stores.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

One word to describe the T Mini 2 – HUGE! Holding the device with only one hand is impossible. The dark blue back cover is a high grade plastic not metal which we first thought. It looks and feels like metal. Nice touch! Surely, it will fit your pockets but it will be very uncomfortable especially while sitting down. 20150409_114553 20150409_114632 20150409_114736 Digging deeper inside, we have here a quad core Mediatek MT8382 processor which gives this device a more fluid performance compared to last year’s predecessor. Playing games like Clash of Clans and Sky Force (both available FREE at Google Play Store) is a delightful experience thanks to its big screen. 20150409_115013   20150409_114834Now speaking of big screen, this has a 6.95-inch IPS LCD display which falls under the tablet category. The screen is bright enough but has some reflection when using it under direct sunlight. Watching videos here is also a nice experience. 20150409_114842 VERDICT: We don’t know if we can consider it a tablet or an oversized smartphone (phablet). For a tablet, it is very slim and handy but for a phablet, it is too big especially if using this device for calls. It is just awkward. 20150409_115137   We do admire the phone’s solid build quality, good display and battery life. It lasted about 8 hours of heavy usage. By the way, we had the phone for two days. Gaming experience is a lot better because of that big screen and with the help of that quad core processor.

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