Updated on:Mar 01, 2015
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Karbonn A18 is one of the best Dual SIM Android 4.0 mobile below Rs 10k which offers a ton of premium features in a budget. The looks are awesome and it’s packed with some killer features.
Karbonn A18 packs a 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The display quality is just brilliant and gives a snappy performance on all the fronts.
It comes with a 5 Mega Pixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. It also sports a front camera for video calling. It is powered by 1 GHz single core processor and there is no sign of lag and sluggishness while operating the phone. It also plays HD videos pretty well.
Karbonn A18 runs on 1500 mAH battery which can give you a one full day of battery backup with moderate usage. The only issue we found with this mobile is that it takes more time to charge in comparison to other mobiles.
The screen is excellent and the operation of phone is snappy. Long battery charging time is the only thing you have deal with. Otherwise, Karbonn A18 justifies every penny you spend on it.
Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 3 ratings)
Best Features: ICS 4.0, 1 GHZ
Pros: ics 4.0, video call, a-gps, 1 Ghz, 512 RAM
Cons: camera., battery back up, back cover finishing
Overall: The phone is really awesome. First I checked the video call and gtalk.( Remember video call is separate thing and video chat is separate thing. Most of the phones offering video chat either using gtalk or skype but not video call. Video call will be provided by your service provider ) Both are working very fine. The latest ICS 4.0 is very welcome. 1 Ghz processor seems working very fast. No hang up at all. Google play connects very easily. Almost all apps are installed. I tried to edit the photo taken by the camera but it was not saved.This may be due to I have not used any sd card.Screen is well lit. even under sun light it is bright enough. GPS works very nicely. I have not checked any gaming.because my primary concern was video call only. The back cover finishing can be over looked. One of the best phone in this class with in 10K. A must buy phone. Indeed I was planning to buy CELKON A-97. But it seems Karbonn A-18 supersedes celkon a-97 which is ginger bread version. Dual sim management is very easy to manage. Both are GSM. Simultaneous operation is possible. Even you can select data for one sim and calls for another sim. SIM 1 is 3g enabled. EDGE connectivity seems little slow. But who cares. For android features in any way, we should have 3g sim. Wi-fi is superb. Flawless phone. i give 4.8 out of 5= My raking is 4.8/5
Pros: 4.3 ics screen is awsome !!! Cheap . 512mb ram ics super smooth performance plays 720p video with little lag (in mxplayer) 5mp with 720p , burst mode , face detection , smile shot etc mediatek 6575 powervr gfx531 Quadrant 2100 (average ) max (2349) Antutu
Cons: Instead of 1gb just 512 mb ram!! not dual core. micromax a90 is better in looks . low quality 720p recording . Secondary mic not utilized for stereo audio recording for video..
Overall: you can buy it for 8000/- INR from www.karbonnmobiles.com