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Karbonn A 1

Posted
Jul 2, 2011
Market status
Released

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Karbonn A 1 is an Android 2.2 smartphone with a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth music player, Video player and everything else that comes with the OS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.20 x 2.33 x 0.55 inches (106.8 x 59.2 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.70 oz (105 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 143 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.16 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Tethering
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, WAV, AMR, MIDI), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Karbonn A 1 EU


Differences:
  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz

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