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Karbonn A16

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About Karbonn

1. Trusted Brand

2. Founded in 2009, Karbonn mobiles is a well-known Indian brand. It primarily deals in affordable and value-for-money mobiles and tablets.

3. Toll-free No. 1800 116 2666

Karbonn A16 details

Buy For
  • Good powerful configuration
  • Excellent value for money
  • Dual 3G Sim
  • Latest OS
Beware of
  • Poor battery life
Verdict

Karbonn has come out with another pocket friendly Android phone in a stylish angular body with which it will try to appeal to all the college going students mainly with its catchphrase, raise your social quotient. A very worthwhile buy for the price.

Worthwhile smartphone

Display and Configuration

Karbonn A16, another edition to Karbonn’s list of affordable smartphones is here with a 3.9 inch TFT screen capable of displaying 800x480 pixels of resolution. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual core processor with 512MB of usable RAM. It runs on the latest Android 4.2 JellyBean so no problem of any apps not running.

Camera and Storage

The Karbonn A16 has a 5MP primary camera with 720p video shooting capability and an LED flash. The camera although not great but comes with autofocus and adjust exposure capabilities and the host of apps available on the google play improves the camera sufficiently. The front camera is basic and only useful for occasional video calling. The inbuilt memory is limited to 4GB but is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card for storing all your media. Although not a HD screen, it doesnt lag much while playing HD videos thanks to the powerful processor.

Battery and Connectivity

The device features all the connectivity that one expects from a phone of these specifications. Both the dual sim (GSM + GSM ) are 3G enabled and has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g, etc to ensure that connectivity wise the consumer isn't lacking. The battery at 1350 mAH is on the lower side though and has difficulty lasting a whole day on moderate usage.
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Karbonn A16 Price
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3.5 / 5
123 User Reviews
Rs.  4,999 ( out of stock )
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • 4 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM
  • FM Radio
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OVERALL RATING

3.5 /5 BASED ON 313 RATING(S)
OVERALL RATING
  • 5 stars
    101
  • 4 stars
    85
  • 3 stars
    49
  • 2 stars
    26
  • 1 stars
    52
123 USER REVIEW(S)
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awesome camera (4)
decent camera (1)
poor camera (1)
awesome battery backup (5)
bad battery backup (4)
battery heating issue (1)
awesome display (2)
connectivity issues (1)
awesome phone (27)
value for money (5)
hanging issue (5)
poor performance (1)
heating issue (2)
awesome performance (1)
talk time (1)
flash (5)
reading (1)
features (18)
gaming (13)
recording (1)
touch sensitivity (1)
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bad feeling on buying but overall good and perfect
04 Nov 2013 By Kamal Dev Jhalli On flipkart.com

I bought this mobile on dushehra festible. as the features shown stunned me 3g+wifi+1.4dc processor 512/4gb etc... Although the 5MP camera was a pleasant word to ears, still reaching home,while I tried to picture-ise my little son; I was shocked as there was no flash and the picture quality was far below comparing to my old nokia n 70. ashamed i went back to the dealer and paid remaining amount because it had been billed to me . In addition to this I felt be looted 5MP camera. moreover no flip/other cover available in market and this cost me lot of fuel. Kamal Dev

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Karbonn A16 Review
18 May 2014 By Dinesh Jadhav On flipkart.com

source- dineshjadhav.comnnI would describe Karbonn A16 as "For those who want it all" or "Maximum for minimum". Users are always in search of a smartphone which provides maximum features & hardware for the most minimum cost. I personally feel this segment interesting instead of the top tier flagships. Because providing the best in the market is easy since one can demand any cost for that, but providing the most in the lowest possible price, after keeping in view the costs and profitability and company financial stability requires great planning.nnnBefore I write anything, I would like to let you know that Karbonn A16 is available online at Rs.4,000 as on 7th May 2014. In stores, the price may come down depending on your negotiations. Well, the price is good enough to stun anybody. Once someone will see this price, he/ she will stop expecting anything out of this phone, but here starts the unbelievable journey.nnKarbonn A16 supports both 2G & 3G in India. Its a Dual SIM Android Phone. SIM 1 Supports 3G & SIM2 support 2G Network. This phone was released in October 2013. Phone dimensions are 126.3*64*11 mm, the thickness may sound bad, but it helps in holding the phone firmly. Phone's look is very standard, it doesn't look cheap. The screen has resolution of 480x800 pixels, same as the popular phones like Samsung Galaxy Grand/ Grand Neo, S Duos and S Duos 2, Core, S3 Mini, Nokia Lumia 520/525/620/625/720/820, Xperia E. Plus, the screen size has been kept at 3.9 inch to make the screen look sharper, which I did like. Karbonn A16 supports SD Cards upto 32GB with internal memory of 4GB, so the actual available internal memory may be less, which is quite common nwith the low priced smartphones. 512MB RAM is really appreciable at this price. However, a common nuser can install all the necessary applications without issues in the available space. Installing applications on internal memory makes them run automatically & show widgets. Plus, for songs, games, applications & videos, SDCard is always there. USB connectivity is present as expected.nKarbonn A16 supports WiFi, and surprisingly, it works as a WiFi Hotspot too. Its camera has been controversial since its sensor shows 5MP, but the photos are not upto the mark. I can say that not nthe sensor size, but the image processor software & hardware is responsible for this. But after looking at the cost, one can live with it, however, I would recommend you to test the camera first in the store before buying the phone, or incase of online store, confirm the return policy conditions. Phone can do video recording, it has a front camera too. Karbonn says its a "Digital Camera", but it should be of VGA resolution. This front camera can be used for facelock using 3rd party applications, video calling etc. Many budget smartphones still don't have a front camera as on today.nnKarbonn A16 has a 1.3 GHz Dual Core Processor of unannounced brand, which is not a surprise, considering its price. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, plus as the phone cost is not huge, you can take risks and try to update its OS on your own by referring the forums on the internet. This smartphone has FM, GPS with GMaps, UC Browser, Opera Mini, Android, WAP browsers inbuilt, G Sensor for games, GMail, GTalk, WhatsApp built in.nnAs per Karbonn's tests, the phone has upto 7 days standby time & upto 5 hrs talktime. So you need to remain a bit careful if the charger is not connected to the phone. Or having a backup phone for calls & SMS is the best choice here. I know its painful, but that's how one needs to manage low cost smartphones.nnnThe phone comes in Black or White. 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories has been given. To sum up, this phone ideal for those who don't care about the photos much, and have the charger access most of the time, and need a smartphone in the least cost.nnfound my review useful?

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Karbonn A16 Specifications

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General
Brand Karbonn
Model A16
Operating System Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Network 2G: Available
Design
Height 126.3 mm Compare Size
Width 64 mm
Thickness 11 mm
Below Average
Thickness compared to
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11 mm
Average in group
9.2 mm
Best in this group
6.3 mm
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours Black, White
Display
Below Average
Display compared to
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This Device
36%
Average in group
49%
Best in this group
78%
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
3.9 inches (9.91 cm)
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density
239 ppi
Average
Pixel Density compared to
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239 ppi
Average in group
233 ppi
Best in this group
441 ppi
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
TFT
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)
53.51 %
Performance
Poor
Performance compared to
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18%
Average in group
37%
Best in this group
78%
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset MediaTek MT6572
Processor
Dual core, 1.3 GHz
Poor
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Dual core, 1.3 GHz
Average in group
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A7, Chipset: Spreadtrum SC9832A
Best in this group
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Unisoc SC9832E
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Graphics
Mali-400
RAM
512 MB
Below Average
RAM compared to
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512 MB
Average in group
1 GB
Best in this group
4 GB
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
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Storage
Good
Storage compared to
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70%
Average in group
87%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
4 GB
Below Average
Internal Memory compared to
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4 GB
Average in group
8 GB
Best in this group
64 GB
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 32 GB
Camera
Average
Rear Camera compared to
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54%
Average in group
55%
Best in this group
69%
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 5 MP Primary Camera
Average
Main Camera compared to
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5 MP
Average in group
8 MP
Best in this group
16 MP
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Image Resolution 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Camera Features Digital Zoom
Front Camera
Resolution 0.3 MP Front Camera
Poor
Front Camera compared to
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0.3 MP
Average in group
2 MP
Best in this group
16 MP
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Battery
Average
Battery compared to
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48%
Average in group
64%
Best in this group
91%
Group: 4 - 6 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
1350 mAh
Type Li-ion
Network & Connectivity
Network Support
2G
SIM 1
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Other Sensors Accelerometer
Applications Hungama My Play, Customizable Widgets, Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Search and Voice Search, Google Talk, Karbonn Live, WhatsApp, Flipboard
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