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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Differences based on actual hands on
1 Sep, 2012
After all, you are not the mobile you use...
23 Sep, 2012
SHUHAIL N P
29 Aug, 2012
Karbonn A18 definitely Rocks over Micromax A100
30 Aug, 2012
Buy A18 - Don't Spend 30K on Fancy Brands. Jago Grahak Jago.
27 Sep, 2012
A Detailed Review on Practicality of the A18
20 Sep, 2012
Nice phone but with caution !!
24 Sep, 2012
charging prob resolved!
14 Sep, 2012
Got for it.............
25 Sep, 2012
Pretty good phone - except for looks
12 Sep, 2012