Karbonn mobiles has launched the Karbonn A18 Plus in success to the A18 model. The A18 plus is now available at flipkart for Rs. 8290. Lets see if this phablet is worth the money.
The Karbonn A18 plus has a 5 inch full wide VGA screen with 480 x 853 pixels resolution. This 5 inch FWVGA screen gives the A18 plus,the prestige of being considered as a phablet than being a smart phone.
Karbonn A18 plus comes with a 5 mega pixels rear camera and a 1.3 mega pixels front camera. Other standard features accompany the camera like LED flash, Auto exposure, Video recording at 720p, panorama view etc.
Processor, RAM & Battery :
Coming to the core area of judging any smart phone, We have dual core processor clocked at 1.3 Ghz and a 512 MB RAM running inside the Karbonn A18 plus. The chipset is the same as that of Karbonn A12+. The phone runs in android 4.2 version. We would be surprised if this model gets an upgrade to the next version of android. The Karbonn A18 plus houses a 2000 mAh battery which Karbonn claims to have a 12 hrs talk time in 2G and 7.5 hrs in 3G networks respectively.Standby time will be upto 320 hrs while on 2G network and 270 hrs in 3G networks. But, with such a big display and just 2000 mAh battery, we believe that the phablet will under-perform on daily use.
Memory,Connectivity & Other Features :
The Karbonn A18 plus has an inbuilt memory of 4 GB with expansion capability upto 32 GB via microSD card. The phone supports dual Sim (GSM +GSM) along with other connectivity features like Wifi, Bluetooth, A-GPS. Wifi hotspot and USB tethering as available as well. The phone also features G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor,Motion Gaming Support, Touch and Swipe Gestures, Notification Panel, Audio Recorder. The Karbonn A18 plus is available in black colour and comes with a one year manufacturer warranty.
Price & Verdict :
The Karbonn A18 plus is currently priced at Rs.8290 and is in stock at Flipkart.com. Though, the phone houses a massive 5 inch screen, the weak internal hardware configurations like low RAM, lack of quad-core processor,low capacity battery etc puts the mobile in the back seat. The Karbonn A18 will fit apt for users who doesn’t bother to carry a charger with them always and use the phone lightly.