Ok so this review is for all but mainly to those people going crazy over the karbonn ads on tv showing the number of features their phones have (case in point: Titanium edition)nI bought a Karbonn A9+ in January 2013. By April it stopped working. I live in Mumbai so I took it to a Karbonn service centre (Fort)and he refused to repair it saying that he does not service bangalore phones. The issue is still ongoing and all the customer care numbers are unavailable. i have taken up the issue with karbonn and they have still not provided me with a solution. nFYI: I BOUGHT THIS PHONE ON EMI FROM FLIPKART AND JUST PAID THE LAST EMI (WITH COMPLPETE REGRET) A FEW DAYS AGO.nnWAY TO GO FLIPKART!! I dont know if this fault is with you or karbonn mobiles, but I dont intend to shop online anymore.
Here is a complaint that i wrote to Karbon Customer care but have not got any reply till now.nnTo Whom soever this may concern:nnPhone: Karbon S1.nDate of Purchase: 18/APR/2013nBill no 20404.nName: ***********nIMEI no: ********50133436nLocation: BangalorennThis is in regards to my Karbon S1 phone, i would like to convey nmy dissatisfaction with the quality of the phone provided to me.nnI bought this system in the month of April and initially it gave me immense happiness to me thatni finally have a Android ph which has the latest features and configuration.nnBut that did not last long as the phone started freezing almost immediately and i had to log offnand Logon or restart the ph. Most of the Screen savers do not work at all or even if they do, nthey would make the system to freeze. Dont worry, these screensavers were from a registered websites nand all the applications thatuse are from a valid websites.nnApart from this the system heats a lot just near the camera area.nnA month ago my the speakers on my phone stopped working. I took it to one of your service centers n(Job sheet no: 478,) in Rajajinagar, Bangalore and after about 2 hrs of waiting, he told me that this needs nto serviced at the headoffice. He promised to give the phone back in 4 days, but i only received it after n2 weeks where the speakers did not work immediately after receiving it. I visited the service center again non Friday 19JUL13 and the engineer got the Ringer replaced. But when i turned on Volume of the system it was nalmost 50% less than what was before and even the quality of the speakers is really bad as it has Jarring effet.nnNow the recent most issue that i am facing is, neither the SD card nor any of the SIM cards are getting ndetected. I did a factory restore and still no changes. nnI do not have any more patitence to go to the service center and wait for the service call.nnWhat i would request from your end is that:nn1) I would like a full refund done on my phone. (as it is still in warranty)n2) Replacement with a new phone.nnRequest you to please respond to the same at the earliest.
Great service from flipkart got my phone in just 2 days after ordering it. I am using it from 2 weeks. nIt's a great phone with no lags, all apps are working gud, display is good, nice responsive touch.nnPro's:n1. 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Quad core processor, plays 720p hd videos flawless with mxplayer.n2. Good and sharp display , nice responsive touch.n3.decent 5 mp camera with led flash.n4.in-built 4 gb memory, user accessibleis 1.4 gb for internal storage apps etc.,n5.its has 460 mb free out of 845 mb Ram initially. nnCon's:n1.Battery is just 1600 mah just comes one or less for normal user, for heavy user n it comes 6-8 hrs under low brightness. better to use some battery saver app.n2.cant play 1080p videos.n3.front cam clarity is poor.n4.output in earphones is low when compared to loudspeaker output.
I bought this phone from my local univercell store. I have been using this phone for one week and i thought i would share my experience with you.nnPROS:n1. Great Displayn2. Android 4.1 jelly bean! (very few phones in the market have android 4.1 jelly bean right now)n3. Price (i assure you that you wont get any other phone having these specifications at this price point)n4. Quad core processor (I have played games like NFS most wanted, Asphalt 7 and Modern Warfare 4 and they all work perfectly)n5. Camera shoots great pictures for 5mpnnCons:n1. Battery Life - I need to charge it thrice a day with really really heavy usage (3 hours of really heavy gameplay, an hour of web browsing, an hour of talking without 3g and 30 mins of whatsapp) however, with normal usage (1 hour of talking+messaging, 30 mins of web browsing, 30 mins of facebook and 1 hour of music playback i got comfortably through the day)n2. Very buggy UI - this is not google's stock user interface, it is karbonn's custom user interface. it is filled with bugs. The camera app crashes very frequently. i need to reboot the phone to be able to use it again. Once i delete a picture from the gallery, i have to remove the gallery widget and then place it again in order for it to remove that picture.n3. Call drops constantly - I had a htc desire x before this and the call never dropped even a single time. I need to call that person twice before it starts ringing.nnIf your budget is tight and you are not a very heavy gamer and dont use your phone for talking that much, this phone is fine for you
Everything seems rocking... except the 1600mAh battery.nEven Karbonn A21 with Dualcore A5 processor has 1800mAh battery :(nnWorthy Flagship of Karbonn @10k but Battery backup has to taken seriously into consideration.