Our good friends from Kata Philippines has invited us in a small gathering of bloggers. They’ve introduced a smartphone that is, as of this writing, it is not yet out in the market yet. This is the Kata F2, the successor to last year’s Kata F1s, It had a slight change in terms of looks and notable upgrade from the previous model was the bigger battery. Let’s unbox this, shall we?
- 1.3GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6582M processor
- Mali 400 MP graphics
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 4.5-inch qHD IPS LCD display (960 x 540 pixels)
- 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 5 megapixel front facing camera
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- 1,850 mAh battery
- Android 4.4 Kitkat
- Price: TBA (as of this writing)
- Availability: TBA (as of this writing)
What’s inside the box?
- Unit itself
- USB cable
As we write this article, we already had about 12 hours of hands on experience with the device. Compared with the F1s, the F2 is slightly heavier because of the bigger battery. Design-wise it looks almost the same. Kata has ditched the patterned design of the F1s and opted for a cleaner matte finish on the F2. We personally like the white variant that we have here.
We noticed that the 4.5-inch qHD display is brighter than the older model but we have to test it under harsh sunlight just yet. Overall performance was smooth as it is being powered by Mediatek’s proven and tested MT6582M quad core processor. We have not downloaded any games yet and we’ll reserve that on our full review.
Overall we are very impressed the device. But we still have to do a lot of testing – camera, gaming performance, display and connectivity. We also like to know how does the device fare on our heavy battery drain test. Full review will be out soon.