Full Review of Karbonn A6 : Advantages and Disadvantages of buying it

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Karbonn is now ready for the taking the low-budget flagship with their really Smart Smartphones and now I can say this by rolling the hands over the Karbonn A6 Smartphone which really took the mid on it. The Android ICS and 1 GHz packed device has many and greater performance for its cost. So let’s have the detail view over it.
Karbonn A6 Review


  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM).
  • 1 GHz Processor.
  • 512MB RAM.
  • Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.
  • 4-inch WVGA IPS Capacitive Touchscreen.
  • 5 MP Primary Camera.
  • VGA Secondary Camera.
  • Priced at Rs. 5390.


  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM).
  • 1 GHz Processor.
  • 512MB RAM.
  • Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.
  • 4-inch WVGA IPS Capacitive Touchscreen.


  • Absence of 3G on the device.
  • Lack of most wanted Smartphone sensors like Proximity or Light sensors.

Build And Design

The build quality at time also seemed very fine with a new attractive look where you got the chrome below the 4-inched display and offers the three Capacitive Android Button over the chrome. The handset has the good holding capability with the matte finish over the sides as well as over the back, while the lower portion has the chrome strip which runs over all sides while lying at the bottom. Left of the handset is plane while right is the Volume Rockers and MicroUSB and 3.5mm Audio jack lies on top.
The back panel has the matte finished and a 5MP rear camera placed with LED flash and Speaker grille located at bottom with Karbonn Logo.


A6 has the premium display of 4 Inches and got the WVGA Resolution of 480 x 800 Pixels. With IPS Display the screen have the bright colors and greater viewing angles. Good brightness and great performance even under bright Sunlight, but you need to set the brightness tuned at maximum and all this makes the display of the device worth for the price.
You got the extra facilities including the Multi-touchscreen up to 2 fingers and is great for the touch security locks. Watching videos indoor look nice, since it is not the high-end one so you may caught in visual problems while watching videos in bright sunlight.

karbonn a6 review


The 5 Megapixel rear snapper the device makes the great photos shots indoors as well as outdoors. You are allowed a LED Flash with rear camera and helps at low light conditions at a great extent. Since the video took from rear camera is mediocre at VGA Resolution and at 8-9fps, the brightness and contrast of the video was great with the 3GP output.
Still shots has the great quality with a bit blurred images of low light indoors, otherwise the contrast, the Hue and Saturation is great with 5MP snapper. The most amazing thing you got at 5.4k is the front VGA camera with reasonable quality and allows nice video calls.

Hardware And Performance

The device got its potential from the fast 1GHz processor and a 512MB of RAM, with the 104MB of internal ROM memory you got space for having multiple apps and for having your enriched data collection you need to have MicroSD card. These are enough for a 5.4k device and at this moment you got enough.
The device gets its power from the 1450 mAh Li-Ion battery allowing the functioning time of 6 hours while here you get the Talk time of 12 hours.
The performance of the device is not very high as Canvas HD or galaxy Grand but you get the great performance while browsing on web or having multiple apps at a time. The game performance was also fine, that allows you to get fine frame rates on HD games while you can have almost every causal game running with decent speed.


The dual SIM device works on the 2G networking with the support of GPRS and EDGE modes for a decent internet speed. As you are debarred from 3G in this device, thus you cannot have the high speed uplinks or downlinks. While the browsing speed at 2G is up to 128kbps which is quite fine for a 2G device. The extra features of Wi-Fi and Tethering of Wi-Fi Hotspot replaces the sorrow of non-availability of 3G. While the USB connectivity of microUSB, v2 supports for data transfers as well as charging the device and Bluetooth in A6 is allowed with supported profiles of A2DP.

Karbonn A6 Speaker


The multimedia section includes the common interface of Audio and Video supports. By default the device is able to detect the Video codecs of AVI, 3GP, MP4 and MIDI, WAV, AMR, MP3 codec of Audio. These supports can be further extended by installing different player from Play Store.
A6 can support 480p videos but got in trouble while playing the 720p videos, the reason is low-internal memory and low amount of RAM, and if are disgraced from the fact then don’t be so upset because the way for having the 1080p videos playback is also available by swapping the SD card for increasing the RAM, but you need to get a little tricky mind.

OS and UI

Karbonn A6 runs on Android v4 ICS out of box. The Android ICS interface looks stock, while the OS performance is quite nice and you don’t get any lags and device offers great sensitivity. The extra stuffs form Karbonn is thus also available in it along with extra facilities of Voice Search, Customizable Widgets, Notification Pannel, Audio Recorder, MMS Enabled and Important Apps like Google Play and Apps, WhatsApp, Gtalk, Gmail, Outlook Emails including the Karbonn apps for company support.


Seeing the total device condition we came her for the outcome and we got the positive likely outcomes with some negative points including the absence of 3G. The device performs well in case of apps support or video playback or any other. You cannot get more with the device priced at 5.4k, since the absence of 3G sucks but Wi-Fi support solved the problem for at least half of the customers.
If are going to have the Android powered device under 5.5k then it can be your choice for your next Smartphone or the first one.
Thank you for reading our review on Karbonn A6 Android powered Smartphone.