The Karbonn Sparkle V arrives with promised upgrade to the next version of Android OS, which gives it an edge over other smartphones in this price segment. The smartphone looks stylish, and arrives in various shades making it an apt choice for teenagers. Inbuilt storage is average, which might limit you from installing high-end games.
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The Karbonn Sparkle V is part of the Android One trio, and sparkles as a budget optionSep 25 2014 By Deepak Dhingra
The Karbonn Sparkle V has a lot resting on its shoulders, and so do its other partners in crime. Entrusted with taking Google’s legacy in its purest form to the masses and getting them hooked on to the world wide web, the current Android One line-up is just the tip of the iceberg, and there’s lots more in the pipeline. There are more hardware partners in the fray now, including big names like HTC, Lenovo and ASUS, and the program is heading to more countries. Even the existing brands are planning to come with Android One version 2 devices, and clearly, there’s a lot at stake here. When looked upon spec-by-spec and feature-by-feature, the current trio of Android One devices are far from being perfect, and don’t really give us goose bumps with their specs or prices. However, we need to look at the bigger picture here.The Xiaomi Redmi 1s (review) is the one to beat in this price range, but the brand’s devices have always managed to buck the trend in terms of value for money. The Redmi 1s is a different beast altogether then, going on a different trajectory with its powerful specs and MIUI platform. It doesn’t help that it’s quite difficult to get hold of. Then there are others such as the ASUS Zenfone 4 (review) and the Micromax Unite 2 (review) that also make extremely worthy options in case you’re on the hunt for a daily driver and don’t want to sell your kidney. The Moto E (review) however, is the closest when it comes to the concept and ideology of the Android One initiative. With solid build quality (boosted further with use of Corning Gorilla Glass and a water-repellent nano coating), the latest Android version, and Motorola’s promise of timely updates makes the Moto E an unacknowledged and born-out-of-wedlock sibling of the Android One range. The lack of a front camera and a flash for the rear shooter do weaken its stand though. It won’t really be an exaggeration when we say that if you’re enticed with what the latest version of Google’s mobile OS to offer and don’t want to spend a bomb, the Android One range, including the Karbonn Sparkle V, is your best bet right now.
I purchased it & found battery problem on first day then sent a return request to flipkart they replaced it but again after 17 days later i found the same problem in another piece of Karbonn Android One Sparkle V. Whenever it reached extreme low battery, it start creating problems to you, it will not switch on even if you charge it for hours & it stops charging in mid automatically, Seems cost is low but quality of product is low. I again sent reutn request to flipkart but they rejected it & neither they refund me nor replaced the item. now i have a cell phone that is off all the time & i can't do anything. This is really ridiculous.nnFlipkart same on you for this kind of bad service.
I have purchased this phone on oct 27. it is feeilng good. easy to use. no file manager is exist that you have to download from olay store. camera is good.
|Rear Camera||5 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP|
|Launch Date||September 15, 2014 (Official)|
|Operating System||Android v4.4.4 (Kitkat)|
|Custom UI||Android One|
|CPU||Quad core, 1.3 GHz, ARM Cortex A7|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen Size||4.5 inches (11.43 cm)|
|Resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||74.8 %|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
5 MP Primary Camera
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Image Resolution||2592 x 1944 Pixels|
Touch to focus
|Video Recording||1920x1080 @ 30 fps|
2 MP Primary Camera
|TalkTime||Up to 8 Hours(2G)|
|Standby time||Up to 160 Hours(2G)|
|Expandable Memory||Yes, Up to 32 GB|
|User Available Storage||Up to 2 GB|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|Network Support||3G, 2G|
UMTS 2100 / 850 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|USB Connectivity||microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
9.1 mm vs 10.4 mm
4.7 inches vs 4.5 inches
Quad core 1.6 GHz vs Quad core 1.3 GHz
Higher primary camera resolution:
8 MP vs 5 MP
Higher battery capacity:
1900 mAH vs 1700 mAH
6.9 mm vs 10.4 mm
Lower secondary camera resolution:
0.3 MP vs 2 MP