Phablets are becoming increasingly more popular. One negative point is that they tend to be quite expensive compared to normal phones. The Samsung Galaxy S3 would cost you roughly $199 while the Samsung Galaxy Note would set you back roughly $299 on contract.

Phones tend to be more expensive in India which makes it more difficult for people to be able to afford them. Luckily for them there are some cheaper alternatives available for them. You won’t be able to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in India, however you can get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Grand.

So for what reason does India get to have its own phablet? There is plenty of tough competition between the local brands. The Titanium S5 has been released by Karbonn who are based in Bangalore. The phablet comes with a display of 5 inches and is proving to be good competition for the Samsung devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with a display of 5 inches and has a resolution of 480 x 800 and 187ppi. The Titanium S5 comes with the qHD display and a resolution of 960 x 540.

The Titanium S5 comes with the 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor while the Samsung Galaxy Grand has the 1.2GHz dual core processor. Therefore the Titanium S5 comes out on top.

Both the handsets have a 8 megapixel camera together with a 2 megapixel camera on the front of the device. They both have support for dual SIM cards and run on Jelly Bean. One of the main things that separates the two devices from each other is the price tag. The Karbonn Titanium S5 comes with a price of 11,990 Rupees while the Samsung Galaxy Grand will set you back 9,000 Rupees more.

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Mike Johnson

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.