Karbonn A18 (Black & Silver, 4 GB)

Karbonn A18 (Black & Silver, 4 GB)  (512 MB RAM)

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1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
  • 512 MB RAM | 4 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 32 GB
  • 10.92 cm (4.3 inch) WVGA Display
  • 5MP Rear Camera | 1.3MP Front Camera
  • 1500 mAh Battery

Karbonn mobiles have brought about their version of a budget phone for the burgeoning budget phone market. The Karbonn A18 is one such device which comes packed with a number of features. The device comes in a bar form and is run on an Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. The operating software is backed up by a mammoth 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM to ensure the smooth functioning of multiple applications on the device.

The display of the Karbonn A18 is an adequately sized 4.3-inch Capacitive Touchscreen which provides a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The display also comes with IPS technology which allows the user to view the screen from more angles when compared to displays without the function. Additionally, the phone also comes with a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) functionality which is useful for users who require separate SIM cards for work and personal purposes.

This Karbonn mobile comes with a powerful 5 megapixel primary camera which can take pictures as well as shoot video. The device also comes with a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera which allows the user to conduct video calls easily. The camera is backed up by an LED flash and is equipped with useful features such as Auto Focus, Face Detection and Burst mode.


The Karbonn A18 is a stylishly designed device with straight edges meeting at smoothly curved edges. The phone contains useful sensors such as the Proximity sensor and Light sensor which manage the display effectively and serve to conserve the battery.

Storage and Battery

This Karbonn mobile runs on a 1500 mAh battery for optimum battery life. The device contains 512 MB of internal memory which can store the multiple applications available on this phone. The phone also comes with an expandable memory card slot which can increase the memory on the device by up to 32 GB using a micro SD card.

Connectivity and Features

The Karbonn A18 is capable of keeping the user connected to the internet at home, work or on the move. The phone comes packed with GPRS and EDGE technology which will keep the user connected to the internet via the 2G network. The device also comes with 3G capabilities for a faster browsing experience. The user can connect to a wireless network in their vicinity as the phone is WiFi capable. This Karbonn mobile can also be tethered to another device using the USB port or the WiFi hotspot functionality. Files and documents can also be transferred from one device to another using the Bluetooth function or the USB port on the phone. The Karbonn A18 can also be used as a navigation aid in the form of Google Maps as the device comes with assisted-GPS support.

The phone also acts as an entertainment aid as it possesses a video player and a music player. This Karbonn device comes with useful additional features such as a Unique Lock pattern, a Customizable home screen and the addictive Angry Birds game.

Social networking Apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Google Talk come bundled in the phone to keep the user connected to friends and family on the move. The phone also comes with business features like Document Editor and Document Viewer which allows the user to access office documents even on the go.


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In The Box
  • User Manual, Headset, Warranty Card, Charger, USB Cable, Handset, Battery
Model Name
  • A18
  • Black & Silver
Browse Type
  • Smartphones
SIM Type
  • Dual Sim
Display Features
Display Size
  • 10.92 cm (4.3 inch)
  • 480 x 800 Pixels
Resolution Type
  • WVGA
Other Display Features
  • IPS Screen
Os & Processor Features
Operating System
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4
Primary Clock Speed
  • 1 GHz
Operating Frequency
  • GSM - 900, 1800 ; UMTS - 2100
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage
  • 4 GB
  • 512 MB
Expandable Storage
  • 32 GB
Supported Memory Card Type
  • MicroSD
Phone Book Memory
  • Yes
Call Log Memory
  • Yes
SMS Memory
  • Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available
  • Yes
Primary Camera
  • 5MP
Primary Camera Features
  • Auto Focus, Face Detection, Burst Mode
Secondary Camera Available
  • Yes
Secondary Camera
  • 1.3MP
  • LED
HD Recording
  • No
Video Recording
  • Yes
Connectivity Features
Network Type
  • 3G
Supported Networks
  • GSM
Internet Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, WAP, GPRS, EDGE
  • Yes
3G Speed
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • Yes
  • Yes
Pre-installed Browser
  • WAP
Bluetooth Support
  • Yes
Bluetooth Version
  • 4
  • Yes
Wi-Fi Version
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Yes
  • No
USB Tethering
  • Yes
USB Connectivity
  • Yes
  • Yes
Audio Jack
  • 3.5 mm
Map Support
  • Google Maps
GPS Support
  • Yes
Other Details
  • Yes
Touchscreen Type
  • Capacitive
  • No
User Memory
  • 503 MB
  • Magnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, 3D G-Sensor
Other Features
  • MMS Enabled, Live Motion Wallpaper Support, 3D Games, Angry Birds, Customizable Home Screen, Unique Lock Pattern, Voice Assisted GPS, Kingsoft Office
Important Apps
  • Facebook, Google Currents, Twitter, Picasa, Gmail, Google Search, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, Flickr, WhatsApp, PayTM, Karbonn Smart, Google Play
GPS Type
  • A-GPS
Multimedia Features
Audio Formats
  • MP3
Video Formats
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity
  • 1500 mAh
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
Ratings & Reviews
286 Ratings &
107 Reviews
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Differences based on actual hands on

First thing I would like to say is I am not relying on any review or specs on the internet. Second is I am not biased towards any of the 2 phones A100(Micromax) Or A18(Karbonn) as I am myself confused on which one to buy. Ok now let's start
Spent 10 mins on both phones and this what I found.

1) A100 has a display that is bigger, brighter and has better color reproduction. But A18 has a really touch responsive/snappy/butter-smooth and accurate display, it literally gives the iphone a run for ...

Anup Pinge

Sep, 2012

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After all, you are not the mobile you use...

I generally don't write reviews but writing this one because like many others I struggled a lot for past ten days, to collect information about this mobile. I want to help all those poor souls by sharing my experience about A18.

Why A18? First my budget was fixed. 10K. So I had only two options MM A100 and K A18. I was inclined towards A18 because the reviews said it is faster than A100.usage (My personal opinion) A100 is bit too large for daily Also A100 wasn't available in any shop in m...

Kishore Kumar

Sep, 2012

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Worth !!!

I bought this mobile yesterday , not from flipkart .
I found these things which may be useful to others .
Ram is 512 not 1gb ,(nowhere in box label they said 1gb )
Processor is mkt6575 single core ,
Gpu is powervr sgx531 ,plays angry birds smoothly (far better than adreno 200 )
Awesome screen !!
Speaker audio quality is good but not loud .
Overall audio quality is good !!!
even though there is 2 mic for stereo audio recording ,it does use it . hope that will be rectified in updates .


Aug, 2012

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Karbonn A18 definitely Rocks over Micromax A100

Karbonn A18 definitely Rocks over Micromax A100. Reasons:
1. A18 has 720p video recording. Which is not in A100, it has outdated 480p video recording.
2. 4.3" Screen is ideal for phone. If you want A100 due to large screen of 5" I would suggest you to go for 7" or 10" tablets they are more large ;) And I don't think it is easy to use 5" phone by one hand and carry it in pockets, and since A100 has large screen without any protection, it is more prone to breakage on fall.
3. Of course 1.3Mp f...

Mr. A

Aug, 2012

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Buy A18 - Don't Spend 30K on Fancy Brands. Jago Grahak Jago.

I received this phone from Flipkart 20 days back. My earlier phone costed me 30k+ but it was broken due to which I decided to purchase a less priced phone. I found this phone amazing in every aspect. The processor is very fast and efficient. Touchscreen, Display, Call Voice, Speakers, Camera are all excellent. This is truly, a value for money phone.

I would recommend Karbonn A18 over to any other phone. I don't think it would be a wise decision now, to spend 3 or 4 times more money on an in...

Mustufa Baldiwala

Certified Buyer

Sep, 2012

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A Detailed Review on Practicality of the A18

I was originally going to buy the Micromax Canvas A100, but it was out of stock on Flipkart and my patience wore out. I have been using this handset for over 10 days now and this is what I've found out:

* The screen. I was apprehensive as it was just a 256k colour screen, but it is just gorgeous! The touch response is really smooth as well.
* Apps and games run smoothly. Few 3D games work well, some don't work at all, depending on how demanding they are.
* Loads of internal memory (503...

Huzefa Shakir

Certified Buyer

Sep, 2012

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Nice phone but with caution !!

This phone is feature rich and works like gem and can give many high end smartphone, a run for their money. The only problem I feel with this phone is with its SAR value which indicates its radiation level. Before buying this phone I couldn't get SAR value for this mobile. After purchase I could see in the box that it has a value of 1.5 when the standards set the threshold limit at 1.6. And I believe that this value changes based on network strength. The manual itself cautions to keep short t...

Premswaroop D

Sep, 2012

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charging prob resolved!

everyone who is having a problem while charging...
replace the shitty charger with a good quality "branded" charger and everything works fine!
it does at least for meh!!


Certified Buyer

Sep, 2012

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Got for it.............

First of all hats off to flipkart for delivering the mobile in just 2 days...lots of pros and cons have been shared...just want to say one thing about the mobile..its just awesome and value for money mobile...can guys u can make video calls directly without skype..i did dat and with worked smoothly

Munaf Khan

Certified Buyer

Sep, 2012

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Pretty good phone - except for looks

I tried this phone out at a mall for about 45 minutes. The phone felt surprisingly fast and lag free (well almost). There were some lags when loading very heavy pages in the default browser - very minimal in my opinion. Camera has autofocus and did focusing pretty well , I even tried an ultra close macro with lot of text. However seems like it has a lot of noise and heavy noise removal was visible. This phone uses a MTK6575 processor - which uses a single core cortex A9 paired with a SGX531. ...

Vinay Shivakumar

Sep, 2012

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