Kata launches Android phones Venus 3 and i3, and tablet FishTab 3


One promising new entrant to the value-for-money smartphone arena is Kata. They just launched their roster of Androids – the 4″ Venus 3, the 5″ i3, and 7.9″ tablet FishTab 3.

01 Kata i3

Kata i3 specs:

1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582 processor
Mali 400 GPU
16GB internal memory, expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
5-inch Super HD LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels (294ppi)
13-megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
5-megapixel front facing camera
Dual SIM, dual standby (microSIM)
HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth
2,250 mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jellybean
Price: Php 7,499


01 Kata Venus 3

Kata Venus 3 specs:

4-inch touchscreen display
1.2GHz dual-core processor
Expandable 4GB internal memory
5MP camera w/LED flash
1.2MP front-facing camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2Dp support
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
1,600mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jellybean
Dimensions: 124.4 x 63.2 x 11mm
Weight: 114g
Price: Php 3,699.00


Kata Fishtab 3

Kata Fishtab 3 specs:

1.8GHz Quad Core Rockchip 3188 processor
8GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
7.9-inch LG IPS LCD display (1028 x 768 pixels)
5 megapixel rear facing camera
2 megapixel front facing camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G via 3G dongle, USB (On-The-Go) OTG capable
4,400 mAh Li-Po battery
Android 4.2 Jellybean
Price: Php 7,699


Having played around with the i3 and Venus 3, I wish local manufacturers built their phones like Kata did. Solid and sturdy.


At the launch, Kata also announced their up coming higher spec’d phablet, the Kata M1.

Kata M1

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.