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Kata V4 Review: Beauty and Elegance For Less Than 3K

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There are so many smartphones out there for only P3,000 or less. Normally, we get plastic slabs and sometimes with cheap build. So Kata Philippines wants to change that with the Kata V4. Is it worth your look? Let’s find out.

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Kata V4:

  • 1.3GHz quad core Mediatek MT6580 processor
  • Mali 400 MP graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD
  • 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS LCD display (854 x 480 pixels)
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 1,800 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Price: P2,699

HARDWARE AND DESIGN

Kata made sure that the Kata V4 will stand out against its competitors. The Kata V4 has  a metal frame that chamfers on the edges making it so good to hold. The added weight because of its metal fram did not bother us at all. The glass protecting the screen is a bit curved too which gives more sophistication of its look. The back is a matte plastic that is removable. This reveals the removable battery, dual SIM slots and microSD card slot. Since it has a smaller 4.5-inch display, the overall size of the phone is smaller so it means it very pocket-friendly

DISPLAY

The 4.5-inch display may have a low res 854 x 480 pixels, but we think that the resolution is just right for its size. Normally in this price range, we get TFT displays with bad viewing angles and distortions but Kata has put an IPS panel on the Kata V4. Viewing angles are good and it is surprisingly viewable under direct sunlight. It also has auto brightness so no need to adjust the brightness manually.

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SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE

When it comes to performance, we never had problems with lags. Good thing the Kata V4 is powered by Mediatek’s newer MT6580 chipset which we find very snappy. It is paired with 1GB RAM which is enough for your usual smartphone activities such as social media, light games and calls. Clash Royale ran well on the Kata V4.

CAMERA

We don’t have high expectations on this camera but we are surprised that the 8 megapixel camera has autofocus which normally we don’t see on smartphones on this price range. The camera may not be the in league with the best ones but it takes very decent photos.

CONNECTIVITY

3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth comes in standard. So far our 3G connectivity is surprisingly good and with normal speeds. WiFi works very well too. Calls are clear with no issues.

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BATTERY

So far the battery has impressed us with its 9 hour run with our heavy use which includes You Tube, games, social media, Viber calls and network calls.

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VERDICT

We are happy to see a premium look smartphone that stands out among cheap plastic build within the P3,000 price mark. The Kata V4’s metal build makes a difference plus Kata made sure your experience won’t be compromised by using a reliable chipset and good amount of RAM for multitasking. Having a good camera completes