Karbonn has just launched a budget smartphone dubbed A25 Plus aimed at the first time smartphone users for Rs 5,799. Being a low-cost phone, the handset comes with entry-level specifications. It features dual SIM connectivity like every other low-level or mid-range device and it is primarily focused at those who do not look for enhanced specifications. Let us take a look at the quick review of the specs of Karbonn A25 Plus.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Karbonn A25 Plus comes with a camera unit that is modest, but it has to be noted that users cannot expect superior quality images from the combo. Well, there is a 5 MP primary camera at the back of the phone and it is coupled with a VGA front-facer that is suitable basic video calling when needed.
When it comes to the storage front, the Karbonn phone includes 4 GB of native storage capacity that can be further expanded up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. Though there is an expansion slot, one has to remember that the 4 GB space will not be completely available to store applications and games as the OS gets stored in it by default.
Processor and Battery
A 1.3 GHz dual-core processor is included under the hood and it is paired with a mere 512 MB of RAM that can deliver average levels of performance for an entry-level phone. In the current market scenario, even budget phones have started incorporating increased number of cores and larger RAM for superior levels of multi-tasking. Hence, this phone is meant only for those who do not bother much about the hardware.
Deliver the Karbonn A25 Plus life to run is a 1,800 mAh battery that can manage to keep the phone active for a day’s time under moderate usage. This should be fine for an entry-level phone that is powered by a dual-core processor.
Display and Features
The display of 5 inches has a resolution of 854×480 pixels and though it is low, it should be fine for a budget device. However, we would prefer to have a screen with increased resolution to enjoy vibrant content with fine details.
The Karbonn A25 Plus runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and it is not expected to receive an update in future. On the connectivity front, the handset is quite disappointing as it lacks the 3G connectivity that is most desired to stay connected on to go. Otherwise, the phone includes 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB features.
The Karbonn A25 Plus will be up against the likes of iBall Andi 4.5 2G Ripple, Samsung Galaxy Star Pro and Nokia Asha 502. All these phones come with almost similar specifications and lack 3G connectivity, but they differ slightly on the pricing front.
|Model||Karbonn A25 Plus|
|Display||5 inch, 480×854|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Dual Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA|
What we Like
- 5 inch display
- Good battery capacity
What we Dislike
- Lack of 3G
- Low camera capabilities
Price and Conclusion
The Karbonn A25 Plus has everything that the other budget devices come packed with expect for the fact that it missed out on 3G connectivity. This is the only major differentiation when compared to the other phones in the same range. On the whole, it is an average performer that we recommend for the first time smartphone users.