Difference between Sony Xperia P and Karbonn Titanium S5

Key difference: Sony Xperia P features a 4-inch TFT touch screen that allows up to 4-touch capabilities. The screen is scratch resistant and has a shatter proof coating. The touch screen provides approximately 275 ppi pixel density along with WhiteMagic technology, which adds an extra white pixel with the already present red, blue and green. The Karbonn Titanium S5 sports a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It runs on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM.

 Sony is a prominent technology company and is known best for its electronics such as phones, TVs, gaming systems, etc. The constant dynamic nature of technology ensures that we always have a better and more forward technology than the one we had a month ago. The price of this dynamic technology is also high, the constant updating of technology requires people have that much cash on hand. However, many companies such as Sony know that not many people have that much cash on hand for disposal, hence has launched mid-range phones such as Xperia P that allows the people to experience the best of both worlds: technology and affordable pricing. The Xperia P was launched in May 2012 and continues to be a major player in the market.

Sony Xperia P features a 4-inch TFT touch screen that allows up to 4-touch capabilities. The screen is scratch resistant and has a shatter proof coating, allowing the screen to endure minor scratches and everyday scuffs without sacrificing on the quality. The touch screen provides approximately 275 ppi pixel density, though not the best ppi compared to the heavy contenders but the quality of the screen is not sacrificed. This is mostly because of the company’s WhiteMagic technology, which adds an extra white pixel with the already present red, blue and green. The extra pixel generates a higher level of brightness that does not cloud the phone when using it under direct sunlight.

The phone is a little bulky in nature, but it is easy to become accustomed to when holding it for longer periods of time. The phone is also a little heavier compared to similar phones, but again not something that lets the user forget of the other great features of the phone. The phone is encased in a plastic chassis, which is quite smooth to hold but is also prone to many visible scratches and chips. The device has a clear plastic border on the front that also doubles as a cover up for the antenna. Above the plastic border reside the Home button, back button and Menu button. The power button, the volume rocker and the physical camera button is on the right side of the device, while the left sides hosts a variety of ports including the SIM card slot.

Under the hood, the device is powered by 1 GHz Dual-core processor and hosts the company’s Timescape UI. The user interface is quite smooth and does not glitch when shifting between the screens and the apps. The device runs on 1 GB RAM and comes with an internal storage capacity of 16 GB. Of the 16 GB, only 13 GB is available to the user and it is not expandable. The device houses an 8 MP Autofocus rear camera and a VGA (0.3 MP) front camera, which is a little bit of a letdown. The Exmor R technology ensures that the rear camera provides sharp, clear images, while the front camera does not live up to the same quality.  Though initially powered by Android v2.3, the device is now available with Android v4.0, which no status as of yet for v4.1 upgrades. The phone also comes with additional features such as Motion gaming, MobiSystems’ OfficeSuite 5, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, USB On-the-go, Native USB tethering and NFC capabilities. The Xperia P houses a non-removable 1305 mAh battery, which provides a decent battery life and lasts almost a day. With the amount of features that are offered with the phone, the price tag is expected to be quite high; however, the price is quite affordable and will not make that much of a dent in the user’s pocket.

Karbonn has released its own quad-core phone: the Titanium S5. This is the company’s successor to the Titanium S1. The Karbonn Titanium S5 sports a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It runs on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM. It is a Dual-SIM phone that comes with Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It also has an internal memory of 4 GB. The phone has an 8 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera.

The phone comes with a limited amount of basic features and also includes CLID with Photo and Karbonn Apps Plaza. There are no high-end features to the camera, but it does manage to take a decent picture. If a person is looking for a no-nonsense phone with the basic purpose of clicking pictures, making calls, having a video conference, this phone is perfect. The best part, it has a very low price tag of just a little of INR 11,000, making it perfect for the people that do have expensive budgets.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from Sony Mobile website, expertreviews.co.uk, Karbonn website, flipkart.com, snapdeal.com, fonearena.com and GSMArena.com.


Sony Xperia P

Karbonn Titanium S5

Launch Date

May 2012

March 2013





122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm

66 x 134.6 x 9.25 mm


4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

IPS qHD multi-touch capacitive touch display, TFT, 16M colors


960 x 540 pixels (~275 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors

540 x 960 pixels, 5.0 inches


Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass



120 grams


2G Network

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

HSDPA 2100

4G Network




Timescape UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Dual core processor

Qualcomm Snap Dragon Quad Core Processor with Speed 1.2 GHz


Adreno 205



Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)


NovaThor U8500

Qualcomm Snapdragon




SIM Size


Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

16 GB (13 GB accessible to the user)

4 GB

Expandable Memory


microSD, up to 32 GB


Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Magnetometer and Gyroscope

Proximity Sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Light Sensor


USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support, WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, HDMI Support, DLNA Certified, Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook, aGPS, WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom, Bluetooth technology, Native USB tethering and NFC.

3G , Bluetooth 4.0 , Wi-Fi , USB 2.0, GSM/GPRS/EDGE


GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB


GSM GPRS Up to 100 kbps; GSM EDGE Up to 296 kbps; UMTS HSPA cat 6 (upload) Up to 5.6 Mbps; UMTS HSPA cat 10(download) Up to 14.4 Mbps

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900

HSPA 2100 MHz



Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot


Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Yes, with A2DP


microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP 3264x2448 pixels rear camera

8.0 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Auto Focus Camera with powerful flash light

Secondary Camera

VGA front camera

2 MP


HD video recording (1080p)


Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Face detection and Smile detection
  • Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Sony’s Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • 8x digital zoom
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch-focus
  • Image Stabilization
  • Auto Focus

Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience

Clear bass and clear stereo


Audio supported formats

MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis


Video supported formats


H.263 H.264 AVI 3GP MP4

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 1305 mAh battery

2000 mAh battery

Talk time

2G: 6 hours

3G: 5 hours



2G: 470 hours

3G: 475 hours


Available Colors

Black, Silver, Red

White, Deep Blue


SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM


HTML5, Adobe Flash



FM Radio with RDS

FM radio


GPS with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support


Java via Java MIDP emulator


Additional Features

  • Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Screenshot capturing
  • WhiteMagic technology
  • Motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • Noise Suppression
  • Google Voice Search, Google Talk with video chat, Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Maps with Street View and Latitude
  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • MobiSystems’ OfficeSuite 5
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Voice recorder
  • CLID with Photo
  • Karbonn Apps Plaza

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