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Android One arrives in Europe thanks to Karbonn's Sparkle V

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Android One arrives in Europe thanks to Karbonn's Sparkle V
Initially released in India on several smartphones, Google’s Android One program has now made it to Europe - more exactly, to the UK, where Indian handset maker Karbonn launched its Sparkle V, one of the world’s first Android One smartphones.

The Karbonn Sparkle V can be bought via Amazon UK for £129.99 (SIM-free), thus competing with the likes of Motorola Moto G and Nokia Lumia 635, which cost about the same. The new handset will be sold for £99.99 on Black Friday.

The main advantage of the Karbonn Sparkle V is that it will certainly be updated to newer versions of Android for two years after launch (just like all other Android One handsets). The Sparkle V currently runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and should get a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop pretty soon.

Specs-wise, the Karbonn Sparkle V is a rather modest offering. The handset sports a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, further featuring a 2 MP front-facing camera, 5 MP rear camera, quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and 4 GB of expandable internal memory.

Although it’s sold only by Amazon UK, the Karbonn Sparkle V can be shipped to other European countries. Is anyone interested?


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posted on 26 Nov 2014, 20:39 1

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Looks like a mini Nexus 5...

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 21:54 3

10. Busyboy (unregistered)


Front looks like a Nexus 5, back looks like a OnePlus One.

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 20:43 3

2. Ratheesh143 (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


In India It has Failed. AS well it is going to fail in Europe. In Europe it is Over priced.

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 21:02 2

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1557; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I agree. It's totally overpriced.

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 22:08

11. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


We get it for half in India.. damn this is overpriced. Why would i pass a Moto G for this thing ?

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 23:24 1

13. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


True but in India the Moto G is overpriced which you have to definitely consider so moto g has very few advantage over it.

posted on 28 Nov 2014, 00:21

16. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Moto G is overpriced ? We're getting it for $220. What do you want ?

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 20:55

3. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


CHEAP PLASTIC WITH CHEAP OS

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 21:49 7

9. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I know right
That's why I'm never going to buy a Lamborghini or Ferrari
Its all CHEAP PLASTIC reinforced carbon fibre
If they made them out of premium soft aluminum I'd totally buy one

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 23:29 2

14. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


It's always obvious you're trolling since you have an Android as your profile picture.

posted on 27 Nov 2014, 07:55

15. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


And you have a "Gold made aluminium crafted with diamonds" eh rat??

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 21:07

5. rocksy (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Celkon Win 400 the World's Cheapest Windows 8.1 phone Launched at price Rs. 4999 in india
http://bit.do/USnX

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 22:54

12. greenelektron (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


The worlds cheapest happens to be in the Philippines (surprise!). Dubbed as the Cherry Alpha Style, priced at Php2999 or about Rs4125.

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 21:11

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1047; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


How about focusing in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh 1st, why would British buy Indian phone over Moto g when they price the same?

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 21:11 2

7. greenelektron (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I agree with the "overpriced" comment. They should sell this at $70. Other asian countries doesn't have this yet so why europe first?

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 21:45

8. kanagadeepan (Posts: 916; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


I am sure it will maintain the 99.99GBP value in weeks after weak sales...

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 12:13

17. hiimanshu (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 May 2015)


android one is a great failure just because it is too high so buyers feel cheated.

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 12:13

18. hiimanshu (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 May 2015)


android one is a great failure just because it is too high so buyers feel cheated.

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