Saturday, February 2, 2013

Best Review of Karbonn A21 : What is good and What is bad ?

Type Smartphone
Operating System Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Screen Size 4.5 inches
Internal Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
Camera 5 MP autofocus, LED flash
Dimensions 480 x 800 pixels
Status Available

About the Phone

In past we shared some of the review in which Micromax A110 and Funbook were mostly loved. Now we are
back with another smartphone which has been manufacture by Indian company Karbonn. It is also popular in
India and well known for it’s low price. The Phone is Karbonn A21, installed with many great new features and
hardware. It can easily do 2 jobs at same time due to it’s dual-core processors. Ok, let’s go ahead and have a
full look on this phone.

Design and feel

Karbonn A21 Hands-on front
The exterior of this phone, has very good design which looks good in our hand. The phone comes with dual-
tone colors, the black and white color body. The design is awesome, which doesn’t looks like any cheap phone
in your hand. The phone edges are glossy and white rear panel makes it feel good. The front side of the
phone has 4 touch buttons that is for Home, Menu, Back and Search. The display is large which is positive
point of this phone. The display screen is 4.5-inch in size. The volume buttons are placed at the right side of
the phone while the power and audio jack are placed at the top of the phone. It has a resolution of 540 x 960,
which shows good balance of brightness, contrast and colors at the display screen. You will not feel any
problem regarding the display of this phone.
Karbonn A21 Hands-on back


The phone features a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon process which is clocked at 1.2GHz. The graphics is
an Adreno graphics processor and it comes with low RAM that is of 512MB of RAM which is not good and not
too bad too. While using the phone you will find that total of 386MB of RAM is in use by Operating System
iteself and the rest is for user apps. The internal storage is 4GB which you can easily extend with a microSD
card. The A21 features dual SIM support, of which one is capable of 3G while the other is 2G. The connectivity
options for this phone are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB PC interface and much more. For navigation pupose you can
use the A-GPS on board service. The phone comes with 1800 mAh battery.


While using this phone we were able to find it is faster than the most phones which are having single core
processor in the market. Casual free games downloaded from the Play store would suffice, but keep away
from high-definition and GPU heavy games as they could get sluggish in no time and you will lose out on
battery life in no time.
Karbonn A21 Hands-on side

User Interface

The phone comes with Android 4.0.1 Operating System which has good features and good User Interface.
The phone OS can also be upgraded over the air, when Karbonn releases any update for it. It has stock ICS
home launcher and comes with some of the free apps. While using the phone, you will feel some hangs. Due
to it’s low RAM, but the performance is not so bad too.


The phone comes with 5MP of camera which is good. If you are taking indoor shoots then you will feel some
low quality in the camera pictures. The quality of pics are very bad. It is like any VGA camera. We were not
happy to see the camera performance of this phone.


The phone is good in the price matter. It has good features and some bad features too. The phones battery
last for about 7 hours. With a dual-core processor the performance of the phone is somehow good. The price
of the phone is Rs.11, 990.
So, what do you think about this phone. Don’t forget to share your views by leaving your reviews below.

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