Karbonn A18

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Key Specifications See full specifications
Shades Black, White
OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Internal Storage 4 GB Storage, 512 MB RAM
Display Size 4.3 inch
Rear Camera 5.0 MP
Front Camera
Primary Rear Camera NA
Battery Standard Li-ion 1500 mAh
Processor 1 GHz Processor
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Announced July, 2012
Form Factor Bar
Box Content Charger, Headset, USB Cable
Shades Black, White
OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Languages English
Processor & Sound
Processor 1 GHz Processor
Display Colours 16000000
Display Resolution (H) 480 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 800 pixels
Display Size 4.3 inch
Handwriting Recognition
Scratch Resistant
Display Type IPS LCD
Rear Camera 5.0 MP
Camera Resolution 2592x1944 pixels
Video Resolution NA
Front Camera
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Primary Rear Camera NA
RAM & Storage
Call Log Yes
Memory Card Micro SD Card, Up to 32 GB
Phonebook Capacity Yes
Internal Storage 4 GB Storage, 512 MB RAM
Battery Size & Backup
Maximum Standby Time 200.00 hours
Maximum Talktime 5.00 hours
Battery Standard Li-ion 1500 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0(A2DP)
Networks NA
Data Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
2G Network GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz, Dual SIM, Dual Standby
3G Network UMTS 2100 MHz
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Java NA
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Alarm Clock
In-built Torch
Office Applications
Other Features Sensors : 3D G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Magnetic Sensor
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
Image Viewer
Video Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Games Yes
Ringtones Polyphonic, MIDI, MP3
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Facebook, Twitter
Accelerometer Sensor

Karbonn A18 Review

29 Jan, 13 06:44 PM


Karbonn A18: Best Large Screen Mobile in its Class

Design and Build Quality of Karbonn A18

The budget-friendly Karbonn A18 is a slab style device that has a large 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen. That is a large size for a device in this category. There is definitely some weight to the device that has a glossy black plastic battery cover that feels a bit flimsy. The matte finish has a solid build quality overall.

Karbonn A18 User Interface and Comfort to Use

Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Karbonn A18 is very nice to have out of the box. Most budget Android smartphones do not have the newer operating system installed without the help of a software update. It runs on stock Android so there is no third party skins or bloat ware floating around.

Video Player

MOV, AVI, VOB, DAT, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, FLV, and WMV video formats are all supported by the Karbonn A18. Video quality is fairly good on the device in terms the resolution but the sound is average.

Music Player and FM Radio

Support for MP3 files allows you to listen to your music on the Karbonn A18. The audio turns out only 'ok' when you are listening to your tunes. Unfortunately, Karbonn did not include an FM radio on this device.

Karbonn A18 Still Camera and Image Quality

Equipped with a 5MP Auto Focus camera with an LED flash, you will get the same type of quality photos as the original HTC Desire. There is also a 1.3MP front camera to make video calls.

Video Camera and Video Quality

Videos will turn out in good quality in areas where there is a good level of light. In darker areas, the video will not perform up to par. The on-board memory is adequate, but you can also expand it to up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card.

Karbonn A18 Connectivity Options

There are a variety of connectivity options on the Karbonn A18. There is a Dual SIM option to connect those who may need two SIM cards for work and personal purposes. In addition, GSM 900 and 1800 and UMTS 2100 are the supported bands. GPRS and EDGE technology will keep you connected on a 2G network and a 3G option, where available is also part of the experience. You can connect the device to others using the Bluetooth function or USB port on the device.

Web Browser and Applications

A WAP browser allows you to access the web on the device. There are also some pre-installed applications on the device including Facebook, Google Currents, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger, Whatsapp, Karbonn Smart, Angry Birds, and Kingsoft Office.

Google Maps and GPS

GPS support is available via A-GPS with Google Maps. The reliability of Google Maps makes it a nice feature to have on the device.

Distinctive Features of Karbonn A18

To help conserve the battery life, the Karbonn A18 has a Proximity and Light sensor.

Value for money

Priced at Rs. 9790 (approx.), the Karbonn A18 has some great features for the price.

Verdict of Karbonn A18

The Karbonn A18 is a very nice device for the price. Most budget smartphones lack some decent features. This device comes with a fast 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and an adequate 5 MP camera. The Karbonn A18 is recommended for users looking for a budget-friendly device that has the features that will offer you some mid-level functionality.

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11-11-2012 03:45:00

iam using this phone past one month dont buy it its lac sometime when search contacts camera also very poor just go for Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 its 17000 rs only but its worth compare then karbonn a 18 camera quality is awesome ...


09-11-2012 09:48:00

Karbonn rocking the charts .... i use a9, no problems in anything, uses it like hey why ways.... body also rock solid, all the best karbonn.... le lo duniya muthi me...bus quality control rakhna ! jo ki abhi tak excellent hai


01-11-2012 08:35:00

If u want to buy any mobile first go and see their after sale service center. If u go to the service center of karbonn mobile you will be surprised to see that all of them are one man show , operating from a small place difficult to find. Out of 100 , 99 times the mobile is sent to the manufacturer for repair.


19-10-2012 06:22:00

But RAM is only for 512 MB , need 1 GB RAM.........................

Abhishek Mittal

15-10-2012 19:13:00

specs are almost completely wrong. Pl visit flipkart.com or snapdeal.com to check the actual specs

Goutam Reddy

08-10-2012 04:58:00

does it have COSMO senser ???

Anil Kumar Yadav

19-09-2012 06:31:00

problem with headphone & battery

Sam Solomon

16-09-2012 08:46:00

Front camera is not 0.3mp its 1.3mp camera.Also no 1GB RAM its just 512MB..Bluetooth v4.0,EDGE support,4.3INCH IPS Display,Talktime upto 5 hours...


05-09-2012 17:41:00

Wrong Specification


04-09-2012 17:42:00

Not bad b8 micromax a90 is awesome......


01-09-2012 03:47:00

its single core and 512mb ram .mt6575

Bishal Sarmah

31-08-2012 19:04:00

Guyzz ... pls don't follow the specs given here.... there r a lot of mistakes........ its not a dual core cell guyz...

Bishal Sarmah

31-08-2012 19:01:00

amit it does have HD recording capability at 720p resolution.


29-08-2012 10:17:00

Some of the specification mentioned here are wrong. for e.g. Data SpeedHSDPA 14.4 Mbps. Its 7.2 Mbps. I think it does not have HD recording either. but i am not sure about this

Vishal Raj

15-08-2012 10:03:00


Ronnie Roy

07-08-2012 19:36:00

i use karbonn K1616 its awesome from all around....music, video, camera, edge, ...downloading speed was superb ..


07-08-2012 17:19:00

not good enough without EDGE support...Karbonn Camera quality, music player and headset is not so good..Writing this comment after using Karbonn A9.

vishu sing

04-08-2012 12:10:00

according to me this is best