Kata Selfie Unboxing And First Impressions - The Selfie Focused Contender?
Kata Selfie Specs
Sale Alert: Kata Selfie Is Down To PHP 8499!
Unboxing / Accessories
The Kata Selfie comes in a standard Kata package complete with basic freebies inside. It has a 2A USB wall charger, USB to micro USB data / charging cables, IEM w/ mic, and SIM ejector tool.
Build Quality / Design
When the camera is flipped, the Kata Selfie looks like a phone from the future!My concern here is its flipping camera module as open and closing it frequently might cause some damage. Fortunately, Kata stated that it can survive flipping up to a million times without damaging its camera. That remains to be proven though.
|3.5 mm headphone jack on top|
|Micro USB port and another mic below|
|Eject-able hybrid SIM tray on the left side|
|Easy to locate volume rocker and power button at right|
Design-wise, this is a pretty good looking phone even if its frame and black border bezels are slightly thicker than my liking. The metal frame finish on the sides together with is 2.5D curved glass are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Plus, the when the camera module is flipped it makes the phone have that futuristic appeal.
This phone also has standard ports and button placements. It just doesn't have physical capacitive keys, but we're generally okay with it. It's also a joy to hold due to its rounded corners, refined edges, and not that heavy build.
Initial Findings1. The FHD IPS screen of this phone is sharp and bright! However, the black border bezels are thicker than our liking.
2. It's build is also thick, but it lightweight and feels durable enough to withstand daily abuse!
3. The flipping camera module is far from gimmicky and its easy to use. This would be nice for those who wants the same camera quality on your front and back camera.
4. Kata's UI doesn't have an app drawer, but its easier to use for us.
5. OTG and fingerprint scanner works, LED notification is hidden in the display settings
|Daylight selfie test|
|Daylight selfie test|
As of the momentWe're quite pleased with what we saw with Kata's finest yet. It has decent build quality and appealing futuristic design and the 18 MP flipping camera module which can take decent photos doesn't feel gimmicky at all.
However, it is also a fact that this handset doesn't have the best specs in the hotly contested sub PHP 12K range. So, will its large 18 MP camera enough to attract potential customers?
For our review: Kata Selfie Review - Worth Flipping Camera Hype?