Indian smart phone vendor has launched a Dual SIM, 3.5 inch screen smart phone Celkon A8+ with modest specifications. Though the price of this smart phone is not yet specified but is expected to be around 3000 INR. Let’s take a look at what this modest entry level phone has to offer.

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CAMERA AND INTERNAL STORAGE

Celkon A8+ has a primary camera of 2 MP with 1600 x 1200 pixels and a secondary VGA camera in the front, with 640 x 480 pix for those interested in video calling. Other camera features include camera zoom and video recording. This device has a 256 MB RAM which will be optimum only for general purpose usage.

PROCESSOR AND BATTERY BACKUP

Celkon A8+ is powered by a 1 GHz processor. The manufacturing company and the number of cores of processor have not been specified. The processor clock frequencies above par considering that it is backed by a 256 MB RAM. The O.S. used in this devise is Android v 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The battery capacity is rated at 1500mAh which should be decent enough to carry you through the day, considering the 3.5 inches screen size.

DISPLAY TYPE AND SIZE

Celkon A8+ has a 3.5 inch capacitive touch screen, similar to the screen size of Celkon A 9 plus. The screen resolution has not yet been specified by Celkon

CONNECTIVITY AND OTHER FEATURES

Celkon A8+ has Dual SIM slots with Dual stand by (GSM + GSM). It supports Bluetooth, GPRS and Wi-Fi. It also has a USB 2.0 port. Other minor features includes Mr Mango Opera mini and Yupp TV.

KEY SPECS

Model Celkon A8+
Display 3.5 inch capacitive touch screen
Processor 1 GHz processor
RAM 256 MB
O.S. Android 4.0 (ICS)
Camera 2MP primary camera, VGA front camera
Battery 1500 mAh
Price Not specified

 

COMPARISON

Let’s compare this phone to Micromax Bolt A26 Priced at 3,499 INR. Both phones employ a similar processor and a same screen size. But the O.S. in Micromax Bolt A26 is comparatively primitive. It operates on Android 2.3.5 gingerbread O.S. Celkon A8+ has a better battery capacity of 1500 mAh compared to 1250 mAh battery capacity in Micromax Bolt A 26.

Recently launched dual SIM (2G + 3G). Celkon A9 plus (3299 INR) also has similar specs with  same screen size, processor and operating system  It has a relatively better primary camera of 3.2 MP and a battery capacity of 1350 mAh.

CONCLUSION

This is a budget cell phone with pretty humble features; the only supposedly attractive feature should be its alleged low price (expected below 3000 INR). Go for it  if your usage pattern is fairly basic ,including phone calls and a little social networking, and you wish to upgrade yourself from a simple phone to a simple Smartphone.

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