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Thursday, June 04, 2015

unboxing and hands on: Kata M3 with 5.5 inch Super HD display, 1.7ghz Octa Core, 2GB RAM, 16MP camera (SRP PHP 9,499)

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata Digital Philippines was teasing us for the launch of Kata M3 few months ago, it’s a long wait for Kata fans but the long wait is worth it because they unveiled a superior smartphone packed with the right tech innovation for the mobile lifestyle. If you are multi tasking person and a fast swiper like a fast gun drawer of a Lone Ranger, then you might consider a 1.7Ghz Octa Core for you, because its fast to load an app and also best for gaming too.

Kata M3 is the result of the innovation evolution of Kata Digital, we’ve seen this before after the launch of Kata M2 and Kata i4, for me those are the best ever Kata smartphones. Today, I’m using Kata M3 and I’m very impressed on the body design, the screen, the touch sensitivity of the touch screen, super fast processor, and its weight. Kata M1 and Kata M2 were a bit bulky and heavy, but for Kata M3, they did some magic to bring in a light weight smartphone with lots of compact tech.

Hail hydra! that’s a 16 MP rear camera, it’s the only camera for the Kata smartphone lines with a high megapixel, it’s the new trend for smartphone today to have a higher megapixel, fast processor and a super HD display screen. Kata M3 might be similar from the rest of the branded smartphones, but the difference is that the SRP is much lower and Kata M3 is tagged as the most affordable smartphone with better specs.

Stay tuned for more blog post, and next time. I will post my full review.
As for the moment, check out my unboxing and my short hands on test


Tech specs of Kata M3

Processor: 1.7 Ghz Octa Core MTK 6592
Display: 5.5-inch Super HD Display 1280*720
OS: Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat
Storage: 16 GB
RAM: 2 GB
Camera: Rear – 16MP AF with Gorilla Glass cover lens, Front – 5MP FF
Dual Sim
Battery: 3300 mAh
Speaker: 8 ohm
Color case: Grey
Connectivity : WIFI, Bluetooth
Freebie: Free 10GB Storage in Kata cloud
SRP: PHP 9,499


Kata M3 is distributed by Kata Digital Philippines

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

The box

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata M3 with protective sticker out of the box

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Inside the box:
Kata M3 unit
Battery
charger
USB cable
earphone
manual

This time, they no longer include a warranty card for the unit. But rest assured, that this unit will guarantee you a 12 months warranty, just keep the receipt and also the entire unit’s bundle.

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage


Kata M3 now comes with a new charger for the 3300 mAh battery.
I haven’t tried charging it yet with a timer. But I noticed that its like a fast charger.

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

The manual

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Dual sim and memory card slot

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Hands on with Kata M3

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

I like the smooth casing and handy size

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Here’s my Kata M1, Kata M2 and Kata M3
see the size comparison

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata M1 with 5.7 inch screen
Kata M2 with 5.5 inch screen
Kata M3 with 5.5 inch screen

5.7 inches screen for smartphones are a bit bulky, for the size they are considered as a phablet already. I guess the good standard for smartphones with bigger screens is the 5.5 inches. Because its easy to handle and also not bulky inside your pants.

For screen and touch sensitivity, Kata M3 is much better than its other 2 brothers.


Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

close up look of the mirco USB power plug. Thank goodness that they place the charger below the body of the phone

Kata M3 has 3 buttons – the call command, home and back button.

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Right side is the power button

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Top side is the earphone plug

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

left side is the volume control

For screen shot using the Kata M3, you can still use – press power button + volume button down at the same time to take screen shot photos

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

The 8MP front camera

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Back view

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Close up view of the 16MP rear camera with Gorilla Glass cover

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Inside Kata M3

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

The dual sim slot and memory card slot
Regular sim size and micro sim size.

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

I love the power volume of Kata M3’s speaker.
It’s the best speaker ever for Kata’s line of smartphone. I super love it when playing music and also games.

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Loading my Kata M3 with Android power!!

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

After registering my Kata M3, I noticed that there’s a wireless update for the phone. I updated it in no time. Its just a 15 MB file.

take note that the phone will restart after the download and installation.

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Hands on test with the Kata M3.

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Its slim…light weight and smooth

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

I worry about what will happen if I accidentally drop this.
hmm..I guess a good casing is the best protection for slim smartphones.

I hope they can release a better casing this time,



Here's my first camera test with the Kata M3 16 MP camera.
-- in default settings.

















All are taken with the 16 MP camera of Kata M3



and then here's my sample of the 8 MP front camera


Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Kata M3 smartphone from Kata Digital Philippines - 5.5-inch Super HD, 1.7GHz Octa Core, 16MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage

That’s all folks.
See you in my next blog post for my full review of the Kata M3.



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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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