It features a 2.8 inch QVGA resistive touchscreen. Most of the latest smart phones are featuring the capacitive touchscreen being more responsive and crisp. With a resistive touchscreen in Karbonn A1 with a stylus you better be ready for pressing the icon multiple times before the display finally recognizes your tap.
It comes with a 3.2 mega pixel camera. The camera performance is quiet satisfactory under bright conditions but as soon as the conditions starts to get a bit darker the camera performance is greatly affected. The maximum video recording resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.
Processor and OS:
It features a 600MHz processor and 162 MB of RAM which is very much the basic requirement for running the Android 2.2 OS, so you really can’t expect the phone to do you wonders.
A1 comes with an internal memory of 150MB and the external memory can be increased up to 32GB via SD memory card. A 2GB card is already included in the pack.
We saw most of the budget phones lacking the 3G support but Karbonn A1 does have 3G connectivity. It also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity with micro USB 2.0
It has a standard Li-ion 1100mAH battery that is capable of providing up to 20hrs of battery time while doing different tasks once fully charged.
Due to its resistive touchscreen you would hardly be inspired to buy it if you are looking for a lot of browsing and playing but it is quiet bright in the battery department and provides up to 20hrs of battery time doing multiple tasks in a single charge. It would be a good choice if you are looking to buy a budget phone without really caring about the OS it runs but you would rather be disappointed if you are buying it purely to experience the Android.