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Kata i4 Unboxing and Hands On


About a month ago, Kata Philippines gave us a chance to get a close look and hands on with the Kata i4. It was an engineering unit and it had some glitches. Right now, we have a full retail package. We are excited to unbox it and give you our second impression (sort of). Let’s dig in!


Kata i4:

  • 1.7GHz Octa Core Mediatek MT6592 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 5-inch Super HD LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • Yamaha Audio speakers
  • 16 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera
  • Single SIM (Micro)
  • HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,300 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • SRP: P9,799
  • Status: Coming soon (as of this writing)

Related story –¬†Kata i4 Hands On and First Impressions


What’s inside the box?

  • unit itself
  • USB cable
  • charger
  • headset
  • SIM card tray ejector
  • warranty card (looking good!)




We will just reiterate what we’ve said on our first hands on article, it is one of the most beautiful and well-crafted smartphone we’ve seen from a local or Chinese branded smartphone. By the looks of it, it seems like that the Sony Xperia Z3 and the HTC One M8 had a baby. We just can’t stop looking at it. ūüôā



Obviously all the glitches from the engineering unit we had a month ago are gone. So far, during our first 24 hours with the Kata i4, we never had any lags or stutters on basic tasks since we have not downloaded anything just yet.




By the way, we noticed something in the package that we didn’t see anywhere else – the warranty card. Normally we see warranty cards looking like a fill-up form of some sort. We usually ignore them completely when buying a new phone. The warranty card is Kata’s way of assurance for quality. It feels like a privilege owning one.


We will be using the Kata i4 as our daily driver and we’ll be posting our review very soon. For now, please do follow Mark Marcelo on¬†Instagram¬†and¬†Facebook¬†as he posts pictures and videos using the Kata i4.

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