Not long after Micromax announced the Canvas HD, Karbonn stepped up to the plate with the S1 Titanium. The handset boasted of a quad-core CPU as well, but was priced a lot more aggressively as compared to the Canvas A116. With a very similar feature set as Micromax’s offering, can the Titanium S1 prove to be a cheaper alternative to the A116? Let’s find out. Design and build The S1 has a solid build and doesn’t flex or creak under pressure. The chassis is very sturdy and can withstand a few bumps and falls of everyday use. What we absolutely detest is the hideous lacquer finish of the phone. The sides have a very tacky fake brushed metal design and the mirror finish for the rear panel stays pristine for just a few seconds after removing the rear protective film. The entire phone is one big finger print magnet and is very difficult to maintain.
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