Kata i1 - An Impressive Android Smartphone

Kata is a known manufacturer of personal computers, tablets, mobile phones and memory cards based in Alhambra, California. Its products are available in countries like the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines and soon in Indonesia.
Kata i1

I already featured in the past the iMac like personal computer the Maya which you can review here: Maya all-in-one PC by Kata: Atom or i3.

This time, I'll be featuring one of Kata's Android smartphone, the Kata i1.

Kata i1
Kata i1 on display at a Kata kiosk
Kata i1 boasts a beautiful display of 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) IPS capacitive screen at 245ppi (pixels per inch). It is powered by the popular dual-core MT6577 processor by MediaTek running at 1GHz.

What set's this smartphone apart from the rest is its 1GB of RAM which is not common in the Pinoy phone market. It also has an impressive 8MP autofocus main camera with LED flash that is capable of 720p HD video recording.

Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the Kata i1 is priced only at Php8,499. Good deal!

KATA i1 Detailed Specifications:

  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) IPS display (245ppi) with 5-point multi-touch
  • 1GHz Dual-Core MT6577 Processor
  • Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • PowerVR SGX531 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM / 4GB of internal storage (microSD up to 32GB)
  • 8.0MP autofocus camera with LED Flash with 720p HD video recording
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • FM Radio
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Quad-Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Tri-Band 3G WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
  • microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm headset jack
  • Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
  • Li-ion 1600mAh battery (removable)
  • Talk time up 5 hours
  • Standby time up 500 hours
  • 132 x 67 x 10.25mm (dimension)
  • 148g (weight)
  • Color: Black and White
  • Price: 8,499 PHP (Official SRP)
  • Now available at any KATA and OWTEL booth/kiosk/shop nationwide

One reservation though about the Kata i1 is its battery which is only at 1600mAh considering its screen size, it may not last for 5 hours of continued use specially when gaming.

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  1. Hi..have u ever test this phone, like playing 3D games or browsing the internet? it's have a lag or something like that? thanks before

  2. @Teh Hijau

    yes it can play HD games

    join the kata group in facebook, type in kata i1 to know more about kata i1

  3. Just bought the phone. Had to manually configure the Globe internet with Globe Techsupport. Net is working fine now.


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