Karbonn Smart A1* Black, 512 MB Best Price in India on 22-Oct-2021 + Expert Reviews

Karbonn Smart A1* Black, 512 MB




Detailed Review


Display

This smartphone has a resolution of HVGA, 320x480 pixels to offer. The Karbonn Smart A1* flaunts a display of 8.89 cms; approximately 3.5 inches. The screen size is normal, but a slightly bigger one would've worked more in your favour.

Battery



Camera

Though it's taken over by the latest entrants, yet the Karbonn Smart A1* does feature a Yes MP front camera; but it is meaningless spending money on a feature that might be inconsequential to you. The quality of your images and videos does not rely solely on megapixels. You have the flexibility to get surprisingly good results even with a Yes, 3 megapixels camera when the sensor is of good quality. With the Yes recording modes of this smartphone, and a resolution of Yes, 3 pixels, shooting video is equally savourable as clicking pictures.

General Features

Karbonn Smart A1* has a touch screen, just like most of the typical smartphones in the market today. The Karbonn Smart A1* here features a Black body. The Karbonn Smart A1* packs in numerous possesses such as Document Viewer, Document Editor for the all the road warriors out there.

Connectivity

Whether it is about standard is credited with or advanced is credited with like Loudspeaker, this Karbonn Smart A1* smartphone is crafted with all such is credited with in it. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are met by this smartphone. The sim type contained in this phone is the Dual Sim, GSM, GSM. If you mostly use your device for standard purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should suffice. If you want to avoid the exuberant charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the at par 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a cellphone that's definitely up your lane. A higher network type are able to lead to increased power consumption, and you need to reflect on this while making a decision. On top of the mobile data, this device have the flexibility to also be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. The built-in Bluetooth in this phone allows you share files on wireless mode with supporting devices and connects you with various Bluetooth-enabled devices, including hands-free.

Memory

The expandable memory of 32 GB is all available for use as against the cramped internal storage which already has space allocated to default apps and other programs; now you are able to carry your entertainment in your pocket. Even when your phone stores all your favourite songs, some change in your set playlists is always welcome , and Multimedia FM will come to your rescue. Complicated functions will not choose down well with its 0.256 GB ram, but basic functions pose no problems. You have the flexibility to easily amp up the internal storage of your device as it displays compatibility with the microSD memory cards. Only basic utilities have the flexibility to be satisfied with such a low internal memory.

Performance

This Karbonn Smart A1* features a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 900, 1800 GHz. This smartphoneruns on the Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. Equipped with a 1 GHz processor frequency, the Karbonn Smart A1* bids a power packed performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would sustain longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be ideal. The speed required by most typical apps are met by the Karbonn Smart A1* without any hindrance. The typical operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

My smartphone, no doubt, has to efficiently performs professional functions such as Document Viewer, Document Editor, which Karbonn Smart A1* does well. A small device like this might neatly fit in my pockets, but that's all it can and nothing much with the cramped screen size of 3.5 inches. I more than often go for efficient devices like the as it present me with a robust call management; as I am hardly ever off my phone. Bluetooth in my smartphone is essential more for hands-free calling than file sharing.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

I hate typing messages on the Karbonn Smart A1* with its tiny keypad as I misspell a single word more than 3 times. Video recording is fun and lets me record all beautiful memories of birthday parties and the energy and excitement of a house party. A smartphone without a good camera is really not my choice, even if the Karbonn Smart A1* sports other excellent features and fairly makes up. I will need to delete or transfer photos every week if I choose this Karbonn Smart A1* with its small storage space. I always feel the more the better when it comes to smartphone storage and I would always chose the Karbonn Smart A1* with expandable memory against any other smartphones that are overpriced and overloaded with confusing features.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

The 3.5 inch display may be quite decent for a smartphone but I don't like it for my reading or gaming purpose. Gaming is really a turn off on this 1 GHz smartphone; reading is still bearable. An internal RAM this low isn't capable of handling any level of multitasking or gaming. Smartphone storage with such low capacity even for basic apps and programs is really irrelevant. If you have gaming and ebook library as huge as mine, you can never say no to an extendable memory storage.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The 3.5 inches display of the Karbonn Smart A1* was the first thing that grabbed my attention. I prefer texting over talking but this screen size is way too cramped to do that easily. It's not that amazing to own a smartphone with Yes, 3 MP camera resolution. There are cheaper options available that too with better camera resolution. I click hundreds of cool pics with my smartphone and don't think the pictures will be so cool with this phone. For me, a smartphone with secondary camera means loads of selfies. Me and my friends are a huge followers of the selfie and groupie trend, we hardly stop clicking 'em. If you find clicking selfies as cool as I do then you should definitely opt for a smartphone with an amazing secondary camera. My smartphone should be doing more than messaging, browsing and emails and that too simultaneously. I feel 2G networks are not reliable when it comes to this. I don't worry charging when I can charge my phone with the laptop; I can even transfer files with this. The 0.512 GB internal storage is really very less. If it can't save all my files then what good is it.



Technical Specification

General Features

Brand:Karbonn
Business Features:Document Viewer , Document Editor
Handset Color:Black
Form:Bar
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Smart A1 Star
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Dual Sim , GSM , GSM

Camera

Video Recording:Yes
Rear Camera:3 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes

Multimedia

Video Player:Yes
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3
FM:Yes

Internet & Connectivity

WAP:Yes
Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:Android , Opera Mini , UC Browser , WAP
Bluetooth:Yes
Internet Features:Email
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
GPRS:Yes
EDGE:Yes
USB Connectivity:Yes
Tethering:Wi-fi Hotspot

Other Features

Sensors:Accelerometer
Phone Book Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Inbuilt Applications , Customizable Widgets , Outlook Email , Google Play Store , Karbonn Live , WhatsApp
Additional Features:Customizable Menu

Display

Display Resolution:HVGA
Display Resolution:320x480 Pixels
Display Size:3.5 inches

Warranty

Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

Battery

Capacity:1450 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.256 GB
Internal:0.512 GB
User Memory:0.163 GB

Platform

Operating Freq:GSM - 900
Operating Freq:1800
OS:Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor Frequency:1 GHz