Karbonn A1+ review – the Ninja 3 (A57) competitor?
Review of: Karbonn A1+ (plus)
Price:Rs. 3,990 or less
Reviewed by: Nikki
Rating: 4 for me
On September 25, 2012
Karbonn A1+ is a low cost Android phone without 3G support. It is much cheaper than the Micromax Ninja 3. Rest of the features are the same. To make it simpler – A1+ is 2G phone and A57 is 3G phone.
Karbonn A1+ (plus) is an upgraded version of the Karbonn A1. The A1 plus is a dual SIM Android 2.3.6 phone with 3MP camera, 2G connectivity and powered by a 1GHz processor. The handset comes for an attractive price of Rs. 3,990 approx 1K cheaper than the Ninja 3.
When compared with Ninja 3 the Karbonn A1+ features are almost identical. Now why is the A1+ Rs. 1,000 cheaper than A57? Well because there is no 3G support only EDGE / GPRS is supported. And since the handset supports only the 2G network you can use EDGE / GPRS from any of the 2 SIM slot.
Design, Processor, OS and Memory
The handset has got a pretty decent look with 3 touch sensitive buttons at the bottom. The capacitive touchscreen display is of 3.5 inches, same as on the Ninja 3 with a resolution of 480×320 pixels.
The handset is powered by a 1GHz processor the GPU details are not known, but performance wise it is similar to as see on the Ninja 3. The A1+ runs on Android 2.3.6 OS and the RAM I believe will be 256MB (not yet known).
Only 2G networks are supported, so if you are heavily dependent on the net, you should seriously avoid this phone, unless you have no issues surfing over a 2G network. There is Wi-Fi with hotspot support, a micro USB port that again can be used for sharing net (Tethering), Bluetooth, GPS and 3.5mm audio jack.
The camera is 3 megapixel fixed focus with video recording in VGA mode. There is front facing VGA camera that can be used for video calling via skype using Wi-Fi.
Expect the Karbonn A1+ to perform as well as the Ninja 3. The memory I guess will be low so you need proper management to get the most out of it. It’ a low cost device, don’t expect too much out of it and this is especially not for heavy gamers.
A 1500 mAh battery powers this phone. The mAh capacity is a little more (100) than on Ninja 3. The handset will easily last for over a day of heavy usage.
Karbonn A1+ key features and Specifications
1GHz, 256MB RAM (Not confirmed), micro SD card slot.
Android 2.3.6 OS. [Gingerbread]
3.5 inch HVGA (480×320 pixels) with 2 point multi touch.
3 MP camera without flash + front VGA camera.
2G (EDGE/GPRS), Wi-Fi (Hotspot), micro USB (Tethering), Bluetooth, GPS and 3.5 mm jack.
Sensors : G-Sensor and Proximity sensor.
SNS ready, pre-installed apps / TV channel apps and access to Google Play.
Marathon battery of 1500 mAh capacity with (heavy) usage time of over 1 day.
3 MP camera
AND AVAILABLE @ 3600/-
Company- karbonn [if any one really think so???]
does not support 3G [in our country most people use 2G, as still 3G is too expensive and not a common mode of internet using]