Karbonn A21 Review!
Karbonn recently launched series of Android smartphones in Indian market and If you’ve missed that news catch it here! Karbonn A21 is one of the dual SIM Android smartphone that has been launched in this announcement. The phone surprisingly comes up with 1.2 GHz dual core processor and Android 4.0.4 ICS. The phone is currently priced at Rs 11,990. Currently, Karbonn A21 is available on snapdeal.com with an offer price of Rs 10490.
Key features of Karbonn A21 Review
- Android 4.0 (ICS)
- 5 MP HD Primary Camera
- 1.3MP Front Camera
- Dual SIM (3G+2G)
- 4.5inch Capacitive Touchscreen
- 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
- GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi
- Music Player, Video Player
Inside the Box
- Karbonn A21
- Warranty card
- User manual
- Screen Protective Cover
Hardware and Design
Karbonn A21 comes up with 4.5inch capacitive display with 480×800 screen resolution. There are up and downs as of now as the phone is budget friendly and you don’t expect it to have IPS or Gorilla displays. That’s very standard capacitive display and performs quite well. The phone is powered by 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 512MB RAM. That’s definitely a good move to counter attack upcoming Micromax A110 and A90+. The chipset is believed to be cortex A5 with Adreno 203 GPU. We’ll get you more concrete details on this soon as we get hands on benchmarks.
On the top of the Karbonn A21 lies 3.5mm Audio jack and power/lock-unlock key. There is absolutely nothing at the bottom of the smartphone except tiny microphone. Moving on to the left side of the device, you’ll notice a USB port whereas right side of the device is filled with volume rocker buttons. On the back panel, you’ll have 5MP camera while at the bottom end you’ve the speaker.
Interestingly, this ICS powered smartphones has 4 capacitive buttons at the bottom wherein Android 4.0 ICS is optimized to use only 3 buttons. Karbonn! Did you forget that?
There is nothing great to talk about the software part of the smartphone. However, Karbonn A21 comes up with Android 4.0.4 ICS. There are absolutely no modifications at all to the original Android. Once the device starts up, you’ll definitely notice Galaxy S3 type of live wallpaper running in the background. In-spite having good number of widget on the home screen, the panning experience is really very smooth.
The internet browser that comes with Karbonn A21 is really good and scrolling is more than good enough.
There are the couple of apps that are pre-installed. Below is the full list of additional applications that comes up with Karbonn A21.
- Google Currents
- Yahoo Messenger
- What’s App
5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash is more than enough to capture good quality pictures. The 1.3MP front facing camera would be useful for video calling. That’s good addition right there! There are the couple of sensors accompanied by camera.
1800 mAh Li-ion battery is capable of powering your device for one and half day with moderate usage of data connectivity. However, if you’re full-time internet user then it would barely stand for one full day.
- 1.2GHz dual core processor
- Android 4.0.4 on-board
- Good build quality
- No shutter key for the camera
The device is excellent choice if you’re looking for the budget smartphone. There have been very less complaint about the Karbonn smartphones and this forces us to make it 4/5 star device. Thumbs up from our side!