Celkon A88

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Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Memory Card microSD, up to 32 GB
Display Size 3.5 inch
Rear Camera 3.15 MP
Front Camera
Battery Standard Li-ion 1450 mAh
Processor 650 MHz
Our Ratings
Ease of Use
Value For Money
Overall Rating
General Information
Announced April, 2012
Form Factor Bar
Box Content Charger, USB Cable, Headset
Shades Violet, Black
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Languages English
Processor 650 MHz
Display Size 3.5 inch
Pixels Per Inch Density 165 ppi
Display Resolution (H) 320 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 480 pixels
Display Type TFT
Rear Camera 3.15 MP
Camera Resolution 2048x1536 pixels
Digital Zoom
Front Camera
Primary Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Digital Zoom
Call Log
Memory Card microSD, up to 32 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 116 mm
Thickness 13.2 mm
Width 60.5 mm
Maximum Standby Time 500.00 hours
Maximum Talktime 6.40 hours
Battery Standard Li-ion 1450 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
SIM Type Mini
Networks 2G, Dual SIM
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA 2100 MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Basic Features
Java Java MIDP emulator
Alarm Clock
SNS Integration
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
Image Viewer
Video Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Ringtones Polyphonic, MP3
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email
Accelerometer Sensor

Celkon A88 Review

29 Jan, 13 06:44 PM


Celkon A88: A 3G Android based phone

Overview of Celkon A88

The design of Celkon A88 is sleek, stylish and you will find it resembling some smartphones from Nokia and HTC etc. Regarding the features, specifications and apps, let us start from the network support. This handset is well engineered to support two networks at the same time with the dual SIM compatibility. From the list of its features Celkon A88 comes equipped with Android 2.3 OS, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5 inch Touch screen Display, 650MHz processor, Bluetooth, Social networking etc. Furthermore, there are facilities for entertainment such as games and music player and video player also.

Design and Build Quality

The affordable Celkon A88 has a 3.5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that comes in a candy bar style design. It is going to look like your run of the mill smartphone with an average plastic build quality.

User Interface and Comfort to Use Celkon A88

Equipped with Android 2.3 operating system, the A88 will be familiar to any Android-user. The capacitive touchscreen is much easier to navigate than other devices that use a resistive style.

Phonebook and Telephony

You can virtually store an unlimited amount of entries in the phonebook. In addition, you can create caller groups and have multiple numbers per contact. There is also picture and ring ID capability. You can also search by first or last name to get to a contact much easier.

Messaging and Emails

Access to text and pictures is available on the device. There is also e-mail support and instant messaging capabilities. Your communication mediums are very much all covered with the A88. In order to access the Android market, you must connect to a Gmail account, so be ready to set one up if you do not already have one.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

The photo gallery is a generic one that looks like any other Android-based device. You do have some ability to organize your gallery. Video formats like MP4, H.264, and H.263 are all supported. The quality of the videos will be average at best.

Celkon A88 Music Player and FM Radio

MP3, WAV, and eAAC files will all be music file formats that can be played on the device. There is also a stereo FM radio player for live music listening needs. Audio quality is decent and the 3.5mm head jack will enable you to put in your own headphones when you don't want the whole world to hear your music. The headphones that come with the device are cheap and if there weren't thrown in the box, would not be worth money to buy.

Celkon A88 Still Camera and Image Quality

A 3.0 MP camera also allows you to geo-tag. The resolution on the camera comes in at 2048x1536 pixels. It lacks auto focus, ambient light sensor, and flash, so you will not have a great photo shooting experience.

Video Camera and Video Quality

There is a video camera in the front for video calling. The video camera itself is lacking just as much as the camera is for recording video.

Celkon A88 Connectivity Options

With dual-SIM capability, you have access to GSM 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz bands. Data can be contacted via EDGE, and GPRS. There is also Bluetooth, 802.11 b Wi-fi, USB, computer synch, and OTA sync available.

Web Browser and Applications

There is a built-in browser and access to the hundreds of thousands of applications via the Android market.

Google Maps and GPS

Due to its Google-based operating system, Google Maps is supported on the A88.

Value for money

With a price tag of INR 6499 (approx., may vary), the Celkon A88 is a mid-range smartphone device.


Due to the poor camera features and slow 650 MHz processor, in the mid-range category, the A88 under-delivers. There are more solid devices out there for the price.

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16-09-2012 14:32:00

celkon a88 problems coming with in amonth like mic and low volume and unavailable service parts & centers very poor response at servicing center gopi


06-08-2012 12:45:00

Yah, i too purchased cellkon A88 , its really good but i am not satisfied with ring volume its very low comparing all mobiles.

pranav kumar

19-04-2012 07:13:00

Recently 2 months back, I purchased celkon A88 mobile. A good and worthy mobile. Worthy means dont compare the cost, but a mind piece giving company. I used Nokia, LG, and China Mobile. It is competing with the branded pieces. The main feature attracted me in Dual sim, as no other branded companny has the same, except Samsung, but i did’nt like Samsung. I really satisfied with this. Thanks to CELKON MOBILES….