Karbonn A8 and Karbonn A9 Star with Dual Core and 4 Inch Display at Rs. 6,189 and Rs 5,550

The budget android market gets more dense today with Karbonn launching, Karbonn A8, a budget android device. Few weeks back Karbonn had launched, Karbonn A11+, Karbonn A1 Star and Karbonn A5 Star to lure first time Android buyers. Let’s take a look at what Karbonn is offering this time.


Karbonn A8 has a 4 Inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display. This gives you a pixel density of 233 ppi which is well above average and will suffices for intended moderate use purpose on this device. This phone supports Android 4.2 Jelly bean Operating System which we have seen in almost all new entrants in Budget Android market.

The dual core processor in this device has a clock frequency of 1 GHz which implies efficient performance for day to day basic usage. The RAM capacity is 512 MB and the internal storage is standard 4 GB. You can further extend it to 32 GB using MicroSD card support.

The primary camera is of 5 MP and is equipped with Flash for low light photography. A VGA camera is also present at the front side for video calling. This phone comes with dual SIM functionality (Dual Standby).

This phone comes with a battery capacity of 1500 mAh which is expected last around 7 hrs with moderate usage. Connectivity features include WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS.

Most of the features are similar to Karbon A11+ which comes with a bigger display but only single core processor. This phone is Karbonn’s answer to the upcoming Micromax Canvas Fun A63. Budget Android wars will only get more intense in Indian market in the near future. Those looking for options can also check Micromax Canvas Fun A74, Intex Cloud y2 and Spice Stellar Glamor. Karbonn A8 is available from Saholic for  Rs.6,189. You will also get an option of EMI as low as 397 per month.

Karbonn A9 Star was  also silently made available for purchase on Snapdeal  for Rs. 5,550. This phone comes with similar chipset specifications, that is, 1 GHz Dual core processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage extendable to 32 GB. This Phone comes with marginaly smaller 3.97 inch WVGA display and Android 4.0 ICS  operating system which can be considered primitive these days. The camera specifications and Battery capacity remain same at 5MP/VGA and 1500 mAh in this dual SIM device.