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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Unboxing: Kata i3 - 1.3 GHz Quad Core smartphone (SRP PHP 8499)

Ron of www.wahpinas.com brought a new smartphone when we went to Kabankalan City, he gave it to me in order to take a look at it and review it for my blog. I'm not yet ready yet that time to review gadgets because I’m more focusing on travel, food and lifestyle at the moment, but when I saw this Kata i3 quad core phone, It tempted me to try and test it. I have tried other quad core smartphones, they are fast and big, but sometimes they give you a poor touch screen responses. Kata i3 got the best touch screen feature for me, out of the major brands of smartphones, I bet this will be the new crowned quad core prince for the local market this year 2014.

I’m not yet familiar with Kata Mobile’s products, but my first impression with their Kata i3 mobile gave me new interest to go back in tech blogging and also try their other units and models, I heard they also have a series of tablet called Fish tab. When my son saw the wallpaper of a splash of water and a fish, my son said that I got a kick ass and awesome wallpaper, I guess the Super HD display really helped for the visuals, but my only complain is that the screen is too bright and even I power down the bright control, it still generate more bright, but its okay to have that good problem.

My only worry is the thin body and soft shell of the phone, I’m so afraid that I might break it because the body and screen is thin and I might be pressing or tapping so hard when playing some games. I hope they can come up a Kata i3 case for this phone just for protection. There are no removable battery inside the unit but they have is the built in battery, I think they cover up the whole back of the phone just to protect it from damage, but with its soft shell, you have to be very careful in removing it (because you might accidentally break it) and putting it back.

In running some apps and do multi tasking with the Kata i3, I can say that it’s the best..I have no complains (yet)

damn…I want this phone!


For the price…not bad… it’s a best deal already.


5 inch Super HD Display
1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor (Mediatek MT6582)
Android 4.2 Jellybean
Dual SIM
Color: Royal Blue
Size and Weight
Height: 5.65 inches (143.6 mm)
Width: 2.84 inches (72.2 mm)
Depth: 0.32 inches (8.3 mm)
Weight: 0.34 pounds (153.2g)
Storage: 16GB expandable up to 32GB storage
Display: 5.0� QHD IPS 960*540 Capacitive)
Camera: Front: 5 Mega Pixel camera
Support video call
Rear: 13 Mega Pixel camera auto focus
Built-in 2250mAh rechargeable lithium-polymer battery Charging
via power adapter or USB to computer system
Standby time 700hours
Talk Time 7 hour
Memory - Internal: 16GB / External: Support micro SD card, up to 32GB
Weight: 0.34 pounds (153.2g)
Audio Playback: MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, OGG, OGA, M4A, FLAC, ACC Audio

(specs lifted from http://www.katadigital.com.ph/index.php?route=mobilephone/katai3 )

let’s do another round of unboxing!

hello Kata i3

the box

Box is simple but it reminded me of an apple phone

Its big and black! aahaahah

Inside the box
- Kata i3 phone
- USB charger
- earphones
- manual

Front look
bottom side is the micro usb slot

left view: the volume controls

micro usb slot

Right view: the power button

top view: Earphone plugs

Back of Kata i3

13MP front camera

hands on use

under the hood – whoooppss! no removable battery

closer up look : dual sim slot and memory card slot

Power up!
select language…first menu in Android 4.2 Jellybean

I’m skipping the Sim card

Select wifi first before start up

sign up first with Google mail

credit card set up for Google Wallet, you can skip this if you don’t want to link your credit card.

Setup complete!! now the fun part is to install more apps

Start up…

Size and thickness

Kata i3 is much more thinner than my iPhone4s.
It’s a beautiful Android phone!

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The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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