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Karbonn A5 – Budget Dual-SIM Android Mobile

Karbonn A5Karbonn A5 is a low budget Smartphone that works on Android Gingerbread version, 2.3.6. It is by far the most popular and the oldest version from Karbonn that has been embellished with ample smart yet convenient features. The mobile is featured with an 8.9 cm display on an extremely high quality and touch capacitive screen. The mobile is also featured with multi touch screen with pinch in zoom options. It has the decent processor and is known for its smooth operations and processing technicalities.

Karbonn A5 supports both 3G connectivity and internet facilities to its users. It could afford a downloading speed up to 7.2 mbps; it indeed affords everything at just a click away. It has latest Wi-Fi connectivity supporting 802.11 b/g/n. Thus, it promises the best speed, connectivity and maximum signal strength at the least possible cost possible for smartphone users looking for gadgets at a budget.

Its other technicalities include proximity sensors and screen alignment protocols that turn off the screen automatically to avoid unintended inputs when the user is on a call. It enables fast internet connectivity with EDGE support and helps users stay connected with their near and dear ones. Let us discuss its physical features and specifications in detail here that would help us ascertain why Karbonn A5 is the most important smartphone for budget conscious users.

Complete Specifications of the device:

Look and feel of the device:

It weighs approximately 95 kg and its average dimensions are 116x62x11.5 mm respectively. It has a touchscreen display with QWERTY keyboard and is available in ivory white colour. It is powered by a 1420 mAh battery that could support a talk time of up to four hours.


The device is featured with a TFT LCD screen display of 3.5 inches. It is featured with a capacitive touchscreen with a maximum screen resolution of 480×320 pixels. Its display has aided functionalities such as G sensor and proximity sensors to differentiate the integrities of the phone compared with its competitors.


Karbonn A5 has one rear facing camera of 2 megapixels resolution and could capture images in the formats including GIF, JPEG, BMP and PNG. Video recording is possible as well.

Hardware and memory:

It has a pretty fast processor that has been clocked at 800 MHz and has the best built in memory of 512 MB. The memory can also be expanded with a MicroSD card up to 32 GB capacity.


Though Karbonn A5 is a low priced smartphone device available in the market for budget conscious consumers, it has proved that it stands on par with competitors through an array of connectivity features. It gets connected with GPRS and EDGE and has a secure 3G connectivity with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps. Wi-Fi connectivity is afforded at 802.11b/g/n. Bluetooth and USB connections are available as default features. It is featured with an integrated GPS type and has an inbuilt modem from data and fax transmissions.


Karbonn A5 supports dual SIM connectivity and has a dual GSM standby mode. Communications is carried out through SMS, MMS, Email and instant messaging services.

Music and video:

It supports and plays almost all the music formats and is packed with a 3.5 mm headset to listen to all music formats including AMR, AAC, WAV and MIDI securely. It is possible to get connected to the FM radio as well with headset enhancements. Video file formats such as AVI, 3GP and MP4 are supported with video recording facilities.

Other features:

Other features that frame an integral part of the device are its WAP browser, facilities to keep the mobile on vibration mode, SMS, EMS, MMS and EMS facilities, freedom to the user to change wallpaper and screen saver on the mobile device etc. Choice is bestowed with the user to keep the animation in either on or off mode. Called ID information gets revealed on the device and it supports 64 polyphonic ringtones. It is possible to extend its application to mobile TV and listen to music via FM and expandable memory card.

Features that help in personal management include call conference facilities; freedom to choose phone language etc., make a part of the Karbonn A5. Speed dealing and organisers are also available along with the ability to connect with health management apps upon downloads. White keyboard backlighting, GTalk, Google Play, Ringtone composer, Picture caller ID and conference calling are other integral facilities of the device.

Pros and Cons of the device:


  • It supports dual SIM and has a responsive touchscreen
  • It has a camera and supports video recording functionalities.
  • It supports 3G and memory card with faster download speed
  • It supports Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi
  • All these functionalities are available at the best possible cost.


  • A low resolution screen that does not depict sharp images and videos
  • Its screen does not look that sharp and small texts might get hard to read
  • Lack of front camera limits the advantage of video calling and capturing one’s own photograph
  • Absence of advance smartphone features such as Gyroscope, Accelerometer, and Compass etc.

Low cost dual SIM phone for the Indian market:

Karbonn is indeed a mobile brand that has been rising in the Indian mobile market with its affordable and feature-loaded Smartphones entering the market one after the other. The company has announced its low profile 3G phone – the Karbonn A5 with the best of all specifications. The device is available at a price tag below Rs 5000 in the Indian markets. The device offers the best of its facilitates to its customers, except a low RAM speed and obsolete OS. Its main attraction is its 3G connectivity and is by far the only device that features such attractive specification at such a low price tag.

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