Kata M3 Hands-On
Kata recently announced that the newest addition to its portfolio, the M3, is now available for pre-order. We happened to spot a demo unit at their SM North Edsa kiosk yesterday, and here’s our initial impressions after a short encounter.
The M3 is a 5.5-inch device, and the size does show that it’s really big and slightly bulky. To give you an idea of where’s which, the 3.5mm audio jack is at the top, while the microUSB port is at the bottom end along with the microphone. The volume rockers and the power/lock button are at opposing sides of the device.
At the back of the device are its camera, two LED flashes just below it, and the small speaker grill near the bottom. Donning a navy blue-colored polycarbonate back with a slightly glossy finish, it is quite prone to fingerprint smudges. It’s also worth noting that the front speaker for receiving calls has a concentric ring design accent reminiscent to those on Asus Zenfone smartphone chins, and the sides have metallic accents as well.
The display is bright and vivid, offering crisp details, and good viewing on any angle. The performance, to say the least, was very fluid and snappy, and apps open in no time.
Kata M3 specs:
5.5-inch HD display, 267ppi
1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core CPU
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
16 megapixel AF rear camera
8 megapixel front camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
YAMAHA professional bass speaker (8ohm)
Android 4.4 KitKat
As reported earlier, the Kata M3 will be available for a ‘special pre-order price’ of Php10,999 with a free Kata powerbank and 35GB online storage.