Karbonn Smart A12 Black & Gun, 4 GB Best Price in India on 18-Sep-2021 + Expert Reviews

Karbonn Smart A12 Black & Gun, 4 GB




Detailed Review


Display

You needn't worry about straining your eyes as the screen size is not too small. The Karbonn Smart A12 flaunts a display of 11.43 cms; approximately 4.5 inches. You get Multi-touch, Pinch-to-Zoom is credited with in this phone in addition to the standard ones, enabling fine usability. Feast your eyes on fluid touch operation with its latest Multi-Touch technology. The multi-touch technology feature allows you to stick with the phone with more than one fingers for gesture control. Varied inputs are taken by this phone, based on the screen gestures tapped. This smartphone has a resolution of 854x480 pixels to offer.

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Camera

As a bonus to that, the LED provides marvellous results even in faint light, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away. The kind of pictures and videos your camera produces does not depend only on megapixels. Depending on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you have the flexibility to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 5 megapixels camera. Compromising on image quality in low light setting is a thing of the past, as the built-in Flash of this device performs really well. Equally savourable it might be to click pictures, video recording is equally great. Some love selfies while some don't; if you are in the second set, then the basic Yes MP front camera won't put out your mood.

General Features

The handset colour featured here is Black & Gun. The Karbonn Smart A12 packs in numerous boasts of such as Document Viewer, Document Editor, Kingsoft Office, Outlook for the all the travel fanatics out there. Like most of the popular smartphones in the market, the Karbonn Smart A12 flaunts a touch screen. You get at par accessories such as Battery, Headset, Charger, Warranty Card, Handset, User Manual, USB Cable in the box, in addition to the Karbonn Smart A12.

Connectivity

The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is is one that you'll be grateful for in a hectic lifestyle, as it allows for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. Whether it is about standard possesses or advanced possesses like Loudspeaker, this Karbonn Smart A12 smartphone is created with all such possesses in it. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location lets the user to never lose your way while traveling. 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 do the trick. 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 device made just for you. A higher network type are able to result in increased power consumption, and you need to reflect on this while making a decision. This phone increases efficiency by alternating like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which allows the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are accommodated by this smartphone. On top of the mobile data, this device have the flexibility to additionally be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.

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. Avoid graphic intensive functions and a lower RAM should do you just fine, besides,it is a particularly pleasing battery saver. Only basic utilities have the flexibility to be satisfied with such a low internal memory. Many users find multimedia FM a refreshing change from their regular playlists. The Karbonn Smart A12 is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which are able to help you boost the internal storage of the device.

Performance

Equipped with a 1 GHz processor frequency, the Karbonn Smart A12 bids a power packed performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would tolerate 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 A12 without any hindrance. The Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device. This Karbonn Smart A12 is credited with a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100 GHz. The typical operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

If there is one thing absolutely vital in my smartphone apart from great call management, is it being able to download and edit most email attachments; and much more such as Document Viewer, Document Editor, Kingsoft Office, Outlook present in this device. No point fidgeting with a screen that poses real difficulty both while watching videos and typing on the cramped keyboard, the portability that is offered by the smaller screen seems futile against the little value it offers with respect to functionality. Not an hour goes by without my phone ringing, that's why I always go for something like the Karbonn Smart A12 that has all the advanced features to ease the communication. Although I am not so much into file sharing via Bluetooth as I am more of an email guy, but it is quite essential for hands-free calling. I am constantly on the move, even if most of the travel routes are familiar, the GPS navigation in the Karbonn Smart A12 is quite reliable and reassuring.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

The size of the Karbonn Smart A12 makes it extremely portable, but with its tiny and cramped keypad it's really not of much use to me. I like enlarging the images and text on the screen, which I do quite often, using my fingers instead of fidgeting with the settings and multi-touch on this phone allows me to do it. I never let a special occasion pass by without recording it, right from cake cutting to dinner parties; and the Karbonn Smart A12 with good recording features is really good for me. I don't like the camera in particular, and I won't be buying the Karbonn Smart A12, however good the other features might be. Smartphones with larger memory is always preferred by me; this phone can't even hold images and videos which I save in a single week. The expandable memory of the Karbonn Smart A12 is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

Although the display looks great, the tiny screen size is too awkward to please the gamer or the ardent bookworm in me. I definitely need a multi-touch screen to zoom in or out on the gaming action and even flick the ebook pages. Well, the frequency never bothered me so much with reading, but gaming on this 1 GHz device is a nightmare. I wouldn't recommend such a low RAM even for the most amateur gamer; in fact for anyone. No clue what's the point of storage which can't even make enough room for my apps, leave alone my books and games. Even if your smartphone offers good amount of internal storage, extendable memory never hurts and is good to know that there's room left if you need.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

For me the 4.5 inches display is the first thing I noticed in the Karbonn Smart A12. I love texting and all my friends too prefer texting over talking, so I find the screen size of the Karbonn Smart A12 very cramped. I can zoom in or zoom out images with pinching movements of my fingers on the screen of the Karbonn Smart A12. And flick my fingers to rotate images or turn pages of ebook; that's why the Multi-Touch technology is really nice. Yes, 5 MP is not that great camera resolution. There are so many smartphones with better megapixels sometimes even cheaper than this phone. I love clicking pictures with my smartphone and this one doesn't seem up for it. I can't imagine my smartphone without the secondary camera. I and my friends simply love the selfies and groupies and click hundreds of them. It's too much effort to do it with the main camera, so having a cool front camera is much better; it is more fun to have front camera with higher megapixels. My smartphone should do a lot of things simultaneously and not just basic messaging, emails and browsing. And the 2G network is too slow to do anything more than that. I can now travel to almost any new place or location with the built-in GPS and it is great help during various emergencies, traffic updates or navigation issues. I always forget charging my phone so USB charging via my laptop is really a good option for me and sometimes I even use this port to transfer music and images. The internal storage in the Karbonn Smart A12 is quite stingy with the tiny 4 GB. I don't know what it is good for when it can hardly hold any of my media files.



Technical Specification

General Features

Brand:Karbonn
Business Features:Document Viewer , Document Editor , Kingsoft Office , Outlook
Handset Color:Black & Gun
Form:Bar
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Smart
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Dual Sim , GSM , GSM
Model ID:A12
In the Box:Battery , Headset , Charger , Warranty Card , Handset , User Manual , USB Cable

Camera

Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:854 x 480
Video Recording Frames:30 fps
Flash:LED
Rear Camera:5 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes

Multimedia

Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MPEG-4 , H.264 , H.263
Music Player:Yes , Supports eAAC , MP3
FM:Yes , with Recording

Internet & Connectivity

WAP:Yes
Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:Android , WAP
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:Google Maps
Internet Features:Email
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
EDGE:Yes
USB Connectivity:Yes
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
3G:Yes

Other Features

Sensors:G-Sensor
Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Light Sensor
Phone Book Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Skype , Google Play Store , WhatsApp , Google Plus , Gmail , Facebook , YouTube , News , Weather , Saavn , Google Apps
Additional Features:Sound Recorder , Movie Studio , Angry Bird Games , Application Backup , Scheduled Backup , Customizable Widgets , Voice Recognition

Display

Display Resolution:854x480 Pixels
Other Display Features:Multi-touch , Pinch-to-Zoom
Display Size:4.5 inches

Warranty

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

Battery

Capacity:1800 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.512 GB
Internal:4 GB

Platform

Operating Freq:GSM - 900
Operating Freq:1800; UMTS - 2100
OS:Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor Frequency:1 GHz