Initial Impressions of the Kata M3 Octacore phone

It looks like Kata Digital is on a roll.. Just a couple of weeks after their launch if their 1st octacore phone the I4, here comes another one.. the Kata M3… Well,  for those nitpickers out there that say, why did they need to release a new octacore model? Well, if you see both octacore phones, you will notice a couple of very obvious differences..


Here’s a quick look at some of the specifications first…

MTK MT6592 with renderer Mali-450 MP, 32 Bit

2 gig RAM

Rear Camera –  16.3 megapixel or 5376×3024

Front camera 8.0 megapixel or 3264×2448

Resolution of Screen – 720×1280

Density – 320dpi

5 point multitouch

Android OS 4.4.2

The M3 carries the same specs as the I4 with a significant difference in the Battery capacity which is at 3,300 mAh, which should significantly increase your usage time for your games or social media addiction.


Another difference from the I4 is that this model boasts a dual sim tray.. still with the signature standard of Kata that has 1 micro sim and 1 regular sim.

Another difference is that this has an expandable memory slot for a micro sd card upto 32 gig

Another difference is the size.. with the M3 its now at 5.5 inches HD LCD display, which I really like as it makes my digital life easier.

The M3 also has less metal in its body which makes it considerably lighter compared to the I4…,which is reminiscent of its predecessors design the M1..To all the phones that Kata has currently released.. it most partial to the M3… why? My current phone which is currently in the phone hospital is the M1.. which is a 5.7 inch phone with 4000 mAH.. I guess you would understand why I really like the M3.

One thing you might also realize when you use the phone is that the apps tray has been removed… I guess this is a trend in most phones coming out as this is probably the 6th phone model I’ve seen that has this kind of setup… this basically makes it easier for the user to arrange the apps the have on the desktop of the phone, right?

The Antutu Score of the M3 beats out the HTC One and the RedMi Note..and comes slightly behind the LG G3.

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Did I mention that the M3 is also OTG capable?


Here are some sample shots.


Kata M3
Night shot.. no flash… low light

Rear Camera.. Morning


Front Camera – almost the same time as the other one above.


Kata Digital has yet to release the official price for the M3.. If its what I expect based on the previous pricing of the other models they have, its should be in the price range of 9,500 – 11,500, which should make it still affordable…

Come back in a week or so to read the Review on how the M3 holds up to heavy use..



Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.