SKK Mobile Kraken Unboxing and First Impressions

SKK Mobile wants to dominate the octa-core game with the simultaneous release of two phones packing octa-core CPUs.  The first one is the Marian S1, the unboxing of which I already featured in an earlier post.   The other phone is the Kraken, a similarly capable Android handset in terms of specs and features.

The SKK Mobile Kraken is similar to the Marian S1 in most respects.  It packs a 5-inch IPS display, a 1.7GHz octa-core processor, an 8GB internal storage with microSD slot expansion up to 32GB, 1GB RAM, 8MP main camera with flash, 5MP front-facing camera, 2000mAh battery and a host of connectivity options that include Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth.   What separates the SKK Mobile Kraken from the Marian S1 is design.  The Kraken is a bit thicker than the ultraslim Marian S1 but is no less attractive.

The Kraken has a finish that reminds me of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and it’s a good thing.  The side of the phone has a metallic silver trimming and has curved edges that fit well in the hand.  Up close, you will see dotted accents on the bezel and the back cover and the effect is great.  The overall appeal of the Kraken is premium but the price is surprisingly affordable.  Just like the Marian S1, the Kraken is also priced below Php10,000.  This is definitely a pleasant surprise since at this affordable price, you will get a phone that runs an octa-core CPU and features a 5-inch IPS HD display.

If you are curious as to how the SKK Mobile Kraken performs, initial impressions suggest that the phone will deliver even when you play graphics-intensive games.  The phone is zippy and apps load fast, thanks to the highly capable hardware and an equally capable Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.  KitKat would surely do the Kraken a huge favor but it is already sufficiently fast with Jelly Bean.

The full review will follow soon but until then, here are a few more unboxing photos of the SKK Mobile Kraken.

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9 comments
Melrose Cusa Reyes Solante
Melrose Cusa Reyes Solante

Sa mga nakabili na ok pa hanggang ngayon mga unit ninyo na skk cguro nga swertehan lang, pero sa mga costumer na kagaya ko at sa lahat nang mga costumer na nakabili ng skk unit na halos hndi mo pa na enjoy, lumalabas na mga depekto, kawawa naman kami. I'll tell you, ang daming complainants sa office ng skk shops hindi dahil careless ang may-ari kundi hindi talaga maganda ang quality nya, ma-e.engganyo kang bumili kasi pasok sa budget mo pero pag ang nakuha mong unit na ilang weeks o months mo palang nagagamit tapos may sira na? Mapapaluha ka dahil sayang ang pera na inipon mo pambiling celfone. Nabili ko ang skk IMPULSE last December 23,2013 , April of 2014 biglang wala na ang sound ng unit ko, wala ng sound ang ring pay may tumatawag, kung tatawag naman ako dko marinig kausap ko, April 24 nag magcomplain ako sa skk store dto cebu akala ko ako lang, pagpasok ko ng office daming galit na mga complainants, sabi ng skk staff ipapadala pa ng manila ang mga dpektosong units dahil sa manila lang may pyesa, after 2222222 months ko pa rawwwwwww ma ki-claim ang unit ko. Kahapon pinuntahan ng asawa ko skk (cebu) ofis para e follow-up ang celfone ko, sabi ng staff hindi raw 22222222 months kundi 33333333 months lang naman. Kung kayo sa sitwasyon namin ano kaya ma fe-feel nyo? I salute you all mga costumers na nakabili ng skk unit na maayos mga unit ninyo. Napaka swerte nyo sa totoo lang, at hindi dpektoso ang nabili ninyo. Isa pang problema ng skk, pahirapan ang pagpapa repair ng unit esp outside manila lalong-lalo na visayas at mindanao kasi if ever man maayos, di natin alam hanggang kailan pa natin ma eenjoy ang celfone. Kasi kung may sira uli 333333333 months of waiting uli. Lesson learned...mas mabuti kung bibili ng celfone magpigil muna, di dpat masisilaw sa magagandang promo, mag ipon kahit mdyo matagalan at bilhin ang celfone na good quality. Hindi yong affordable nga pero magsisi-si, ma-iinis, maghihinayang ka sa nabili mo. Let' be wise in buying.

Francis Prodon
Francis Prodon

mganda sana ang skk pero problema dian kapag nasiraan ka na ng parts e.g. speaker aabotin ka ng isang taon o morethan pa bago nila magawa, mahirap pa nian nagtuturuan pa yung service center kng san ka makakakuha ng parts na kailangan ng cp para mabuo sia... haiz..... once i believe na mganda sia pero ngayon neeeeeh... WALANG KWENTA!... NKAKALUNGKOT HANGGANG NGAYON HINDE REPAIRED YUNG UNIT KO NA NAGKADIPERENSYA KAHIT MALAPIT NA SIA MAWLAN NG WARRANTY KASE WALA PA DAW ANG PIYESA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arjel Joseph Broncano
Arjel Joseph Broncano

Mher Aro baka naka on ung data connection,, skin dati ambagal naka on lng pala ung data connection :)

Analyn Hepulan
Analyn Hepulan

kung alm kulng na mahlig kau mag asa ng mga costumer nag samsung nlng aq dpa nasyang pera quh,

Analyn Hepulan
Analyn Hepulan

kung alm alm kulng na mahlig kau mag asa ng mga costumer nag samsung nlng aq dpa nasyang pera quh,

Analyn Hepulan
Analyn Hepulan

ang pangit ng skk,nyu 8days palng cra na hangang ngaun di nyu pa gnawa nagbgay pa kau warnty tpos di nyu gnwa ung tablet

anon
anon

The Kraken has an FWVGA display, not an HD display.