Karbonn A1

Updated: 30-07-2013 15:26:21
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Things we Like and Dislike about Karbonn A1

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  • Poor Battery Back-up
  • Poor Build Quality

For

  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Low Price

Overview

Karbonn A1: A Budget Touchscreen Phone

29 Jan, 13 06:44 PM

Design and Build Quality of Karbonn A1

The Karbonn A1 is a budget touch screen phone that runs on Android 2.2. It features a 2.8-inch display, 3.2 MP camera and other interesting apps like Aldiko (eBook reader), AccuWeather, and Documents to Go Viewer. In terms of connectivity, the A1 comes with 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Running on Android 2.2, the phone provides Wi-Fi hotspot functionality which lets users to use 3G/GPRS connection through Wi-Fi and other devices. The phone is also preloaded with popular Google apps like Google Map, Gmail, and GTalk.

Karbonn A1 also provides access to Android Market that serves as a gateway to interesting applications like YouTube, Internet radio Tune Wiki, and the popular Angry Birds. Other features include live motion wall papers, handwriting recognition, new task manager app, 32 GB expandable memory, and the Swype feature that allows users to enter words by sliding a finger from letter to letter, lifting only between words.

User Interface and Ease of Use

Powered by Android 2.2 operating system, the device should feel familiar to anyone who has used an Android device. Karbonn did use a resistive touchscreen display that requires you to put pressure on the screen for it to read inputs. This makes it difficult to navigate through when you have been used to devices with a more responsive capacitive screen.

Karbonn A1 Messaging and Emails

Due to the Android operating system, you will have access to almost any email client out there. Messaging is also a standard feature, though as mentioned before, you may be frustrated with the resistive touchscreen when creating texts.

Gallery, Photo Viewer, and Video Player of Karbonn A1

There is 2 GB of internal memory built into the Karbonn A1 which gives you plenty of space to keep your photos, with microSD support. The resolution on the device is 240x320, so your photos will not look the greatest on the display. You are able to record and watch videos in 3GP and MP4 formats.

Music Player and FM radio of Karbonn A1

You will be able to listen to music on formats such as WMA and MP3. It will be an average music listening experience on the A1. An FM radio is absent from the device.

Still Camera and Image Quality

A 3.2 MP camera will be able to take decent pictures in bright to medium light considerations. There is no flash so in low light, you will get blurry results.

Karbonn A1 Connectivity Options

The Karbonn A1 is works on GSM 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 frequencies. In addition, 3G HSDPA support is available on the 1900 frequency. There is also Wi-Fi support for your internet needs. A Bluetooth and USB port support allows you to connect to other devices.

Web Browser and Applications

A web browser built into the Karbonn A1 enables internet access. It is a fairly average experience due to the poor screen quality and small display. You have the entire Android Market available to you which enables you to find virtually any application you may be interested in.

Organizer and Other Utility Tools

You have a calendar, voice recording, and other standard tools available.

Google Maps and GPS

GPS is supported via A-GPS and with the addition of Google Maps, all your navigation needs should be met.

Distinctive Features of Karbonn A1

One added bonus to the Karbonn A1 is the anti-theft feature. It allows you to trace your phone if you lose it. There is also a mobile TV application that allows you to watch TV shows right on the phone.

Call Quality and Battery

You will get god call quality from the Karbonn A1. Battery performance is very average and you can probably get a day's worth of use out of the A1.

Verdict

If you have a tight budget, the Karbonn A1 is a good smartphone choice. However, if you can manage to pay a little bit more; there are other options with better screen quality and a capacitive touchscreen out there.

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General

  • AnnouncedJuly, 2012
  • NetworksNA
  • Colors AvailableBlack
  • Operating SystemAndroid OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
  • Languages SupportedEnglish
  • 2G NetworkGSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G NetworkNA

Format

  • Height114.5 mm
  • Width60.6 mm
  • Thickness13.8 mm
  • Weight130 gms
  • Form Factor (Shape)Bar

Battery

  • Maximum Standby Time250.00 hours
  • Maximum Talktime4.00 hours
  • Battery TypeStandard Li-ion 1100 mAH

Internet & Connectivity

  • Infrared
  • HSCSD
  • Bluetooth
  • WAPYes
  • USB Connectivity
  • Handsfree Connectivity
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GPRS
  • Data SpeedHSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • EDGE
  • Wi-Fi

Other Features

  • JavaYes
  • Calendar
  • Voice Dialing
  • Voice Memo
  • Sync
  • SyncML
  • Clock
  • Alarm Clock
  • Organiser
  • In-built Torch
  • Office Applications
  • Trackball
  • Sales PackageCharger, Headset, USB Cable
  • Other Features-

Entertainment

  • Radio
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Voice Recording
  • Image Viewer
  • Video Recording
  • 3.5mm Jack/Port
  • Games

Camera

  • Camera MP3.2 MP
  • Camera Resolution2048x1536 pixels
  • Front Camera
  • GeoTagging
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Auto Focus
  • Camera FlashNo Flash
  • Primary Camera3.2 MP, 2049x1536 Pixels, Digital Zoom

Display

  • Display Colours262000
  • Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution (H)240 pixels
  • Display Resolution (V)320 pixels
  • Display Size2.8 inch
  • SenseUI
  • Multi-Touch
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Display TypeTFT

Ringtones

  • Vibration
  • RingtonesPolyphonic, MIDI

Messaging

  • T9 Dictionary
  • QWERTY Keypad
  • MessagingSMS, MMS, Email

Memory

  • Call Log
  • Memory Card SlotMicro SD/T-Flash Card
  • Phonebook Capacity
  • Internal Memory4GB NAND + 2GB DDR SDRAM

Our Ratings

  • Appearance
  • Ease of Use
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Value For Money
  • Overall Rating

Hardware

  • Processor600MHz Processor

Sensors

  • Accelerometer Sensor

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Comments

nimmi

16-01-2013 19:53:00

have been eyeing this one for many days now...plan to buy...should be good

shahul

10-01-2013 12:19:00

ts an amazing mobile and an great buy. Flip-kart service is dam good, for me they took only 2 days and 2nd day delivery is on my door but it lack scratch resistant screen.

jayant

05-09-2012 14:00:00

how to copy phone contacts to sim

ayush

05-09-2012 05:38:00

bekaar hai

Ajeet kumar

22-07-2012 13:39:00

I think The karbon mob. Is Chief nd best i like its video quality

Boss

11-06-2012 15:53:00

This Karbonn Mobile Actually Rocks....! Try It

raj bhatia

22-01-2012 10:44:00

good and like but costly

vishal agarwal

17-01-2012 17:47:00

no keypaid and camera for vidio calling

karun mahendru

08-01-2012 10:28:00

nice mobile overall 4 rating

dj solomon saha

01-01-2012 06:43:00

Flip-kart service is dam good, for me they took only 2 days and 2nd day delivery is on my door but it lack scratch resistant screen.

Pappu Dutta

28-12-2011 07:16:00

its an amazing mobile and an great buy.

kotresh HG

23-12-2011 15:12:00

Its easy to operate.this mobile is very slide set.and not expensive.

Rikky Choudhary

15-12-2011 16:52:00

its an amazing mobile and an great buy. Flip-kart service is dam good, for me they took only 2 days and 2nd day delivery is on my door but it lack scratch resistant screen.

siddhartha sarkar

04-11-2011 10:06:00

its not a dual sim phone.though the 3g browsing speed is awsome(from bsnl sim)