Karbonn Smart A5* Black, 104 MB Best Price in India on 22-Oct-2021 + Expert Reviews

Karbonn Smart A5* Black, 104 MB




Detailed Review


Display

This smartphone has a resolution of HVGA, 320x480 pixels to offer. The Karbonn Smart A5* sports a display of 8.13 cms; approximately 3.2 inches. Operating the phone may become slightly difficult due to the small display size.

Battery

The standby time offered is nearly 150 hrs on 2G network. For heavy users, a glitch in the battery department appears as the phone only offers 3 hours of talk time on 2G network.

Camera

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 can get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 3.2 megapixels camera. As much fun it might be to click pictures, video recording is equally great. Though it's taken over by the latest entrants, yet the Karbonn Smart A5* does feature a Yes MP front camera; but it is meaningless spending money on a feature that might be unimportant to you.

General Features

Like most of the popular smartphones in the market, the Karbonn Smart A5* sports a touch screen. The handset colour featured here is Black. The Karbonn Smart A5* packs in numerous boasts of such as Document Viewer for the all the road warriors out there.

Connectivity

With a built-in Bluetooth, this phone are able to sync with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. The sim type contained in this phone is the Dual Sim, GSM, GSM. Whether it is about at par possesses or advanced possesses like Loudspeaker, this Karbonn Smart A5* smartphone is crafted with all such possesses in it. Keep up with the route while traveling with this smartphone that comes in with a built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are accommodated by this smartphone. Your device in a like manner has Wi-Fi connnectivity, as a bonus to the mobile data.

Memory

Basic functions may not be an issue with the 0.256 GB ram but it is a strict no-no for those who use their phones for more complicated apps. The Karbonn Smart A5* is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which can help you boost the internal storage of the device. The lower capacity of internal memory may raise a few eyebrows as it only satisfies basic utilities. Many users find multimedia FM a refreshing change from their regular playlists. With 32 GB of expandable memory, you don't have to constantly delete heavy files, videos, apps and images to free up the space, most of it can stay for as long as you like; plus the entire extendable storage is available unlike the.

Performance

The popular operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you. Equipped with a 1 GHz processor frequency, the Karbonn Smart A5* offers a power packed performance. A higher frequency will result in a faster response by the device, ensuing in giving you a smoother performance. The speed required by most typical apps are met by the Karbonn Smart A5* without any hindrance. The Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device. This Karbonn Smart A5* is credited with a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100 GHz.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer and much more, just like the Karbonn Smart A5*. Although the Karbonn Smart A5* might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the Karbonn Smart A5*, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Karbonn Smart A5* is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the Karbonn Smart A5* as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. The tiny memory of this Karbonn Smart A5* will not even last me a week. I always feel the more the better when it comes to smartphone storage and I would always chose the Karbonn Smart A5* with expandable memory against any other smartphones that are overpriced and overloaded with confusing features.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the Karbonn Smart A5* is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 1 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. Even the lowest graphics games need RAM higher than this. I dunno what good is storage which is insufficient even for regular apps and programs. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup if you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Karbonn Smart A5* was its 3.2 inches display. The screen size of the Karbonn Smart A5* is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 3.2 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. Recently, I can't imagine life without selfies, and hence the secondary camera. Clicking selfies and groupies is a favourite pastime for me and my friends. It's sometimes difficult to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always go for smartphones with good secondary camera. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. The small 0.104 GB internal storage of the Karbonn Smart A5* feels quite miserly. I don't understand the use of this storage if it can't contain all my media files.



Technical Specification

General Features

Brand:Karbonn
Handset Color:Black
Business Features:Document Viewer
Form:Bar
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Smart A5 Star
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Dual Sim , GSM , GSM

Multimedia

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

Camera

Video Recording:Yes
Rear Camera:3.2 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes

Internet & Connectivity

WAP:Yes
Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:Android , WAP
Bluetooth:Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Wifi:Yes
Internet Features:Email
GPRS:Yes
Tethering:Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Connectivity:Yes
3G:Yes

Other Features

Sensors:G-Sensor
Phone Book Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Hungama My Play , Karbonn Live , Outlook Email , Google Play Store , Google Search , Voice Search , Gmail , YouTube
Additional Features:Voice Assisted GPS Navigation , Customizable Menu and Widgets , MMS Enabled

Warranty

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

Display

Display Resolution:HVGA
Display Resolution:320x480 Pixels
Display Size:3.2 inches

Battery

Talk Time (2G):3 hrs
Standby Time (2G):150 hrs
Capacity:1200 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.256 GB
Internal:0.104 GB
User Memory:0.104 GB

Platform

Operating Freq:GSM - 900
Operating Freq:1800; UMTS - 2100
OS:Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor Frequency:1 GHz