Unboxing and Initial Impressions of the New and Improved Kata F1s

Are you a Katanatic? Well, good news for the fans, after the successful release of the Kata M2, Kata releases its upgraded version of the fast selling KATA F1, the F1S.IMG_20141003_114020

So what’s been upgraded against the old version?

Well, let’s start with the processor. From a 1.2GHz Dual Core MTK 6572 processor, the F1S now sports a MTK6582M Quad Core 1.3GHz – so besides from upping the type of processor used, the F1S now has twice the processors as its predecessor.


Even the frequency of the phone has been increased from using 2G technology to Tri-Band 3G 850/1900/2100.

Another significant difference is the RAM and the ROM… from 512 to 1 gig ram, and  from 4 gig internal memory to 8gig internal memory.

The body is reminiscent of the M2 which we reviewed a couple of days ago with rounded corners which reminds me of another brand that I reviewed recently.

Battery wise – its the same as its predecessor – lets see how it lasts with the way I use mobile phones.

I also started installing my usual suspects for the games I like to use..

Camera 8MP back and 5 MP front.

For antutu lovers – here is its initial score…



Price wise?It’s still the same as the F1 – 4499 php each. It still comes with the standard headset and usb and wall charger.

Here’s the specifications list.

  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTEk MTK6582M processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4.5-inch qHD display, 540 x 960 resolution
  • 8GB of storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with flash and AF
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 1550mAh battery

Wait a couple of days for the in depth review of the KATA F1S here.


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.