Expert Review of Karbonn A35 Black & Silver
Karbonn is moving in a parallel direction with companies like Lava, Micromax and many other tier2 companies, for the competition has become quite intense in the last few months. The number of smartphones of any price range released this season by these firms has been far on the higher side. Although, it does give the user a lot of options to rely upon but on the flip side, becomes difficult for a particular product to stand out among a plethora of so many similar products. But with technology evolving so fast, companies are forced to produce new gadgets with minor upgrades otherwise the same could result in conceding the market space to others. And on that note, we have Karbonn A35, yet another smartphone that comes with a large 5 inches QHD IPS capacitive touchscreen having 16 million colors and a resolution of 960 by 540 pixels.
The display is not the fastest that we have come across but is still quick with little reflection from the side angles. The software platform chosen for the device is Android Ice Cream Sandwich which is quite dated compared to the Android Jelly Bean version that is doing the round these days. So for a 5 inches display that is one of the compromises that Karbonn had to make but still even with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the user can get his or her hands on a lot of games and applications if not all. The presence of 512MB RAM and 1GHz dual core processor make a good blend for accommodating these games and apps along with a lot of other multitasking activities. Movies can be watched through the video player whereas the music player is vital to listen to the desired musical tracks. FM radio does not have the option of playing desired tracks but rather plays songs of popular local radio stations.
Internal memory space that comes built-in with the device is 4GB whereas another microSD card slot of 32GB is provided for the user to make use of, in case the given memory burns out. Images can be clicked with the help of a 5 megapixels primary camera whereas web calls can be made with the help of a 2 megapixels secondary camera placed at the front. Video recordings do well but are not particularly spectacular. For data connectivity, we have USB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE along with WAP browser. Powered by 1800mAh standard lithium-ion battery, the smartphone can carry on for a sizable duration of time. The dual SIM device is available in two colors of Black and White and supports frequency bands of 900 and 1800MHz.
User Interface and UI functionality
Karbonn A35 presents a 5-inch qHD IPS capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 by 540 pixels. The pixel density is all right with the display and so is the swiping speed, but the reflection is a bit of a problem the device faces from certain angles.
Karbonn A35 supports MP3 format for the music player so that the user can hear songs via loudspeakers or through earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. Video player can enjoyed for watching movies in various formats as well.
Pictures and Video quality
Karbonn A35 divides the camera department into two segments that is, with a 5 megapixels primary camera and a 2 megapixels secondary camera. The former of the two is located at the back of the gadget and works at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels whereas the latter does a good job in snapping pictures at a comparatively lower resolution and for making online video calls.
Karbonn A35 comprises of Wi-Fi for wireless access of various websites like Facebook and Twitter along with checking mails on Gmail. GPRS, EDGE and WAP browser are also provided to navigate through various web materials.
Internal and External Memory
Karbonn A35 boasts of a lot of cushion in terms of its memory capacity with the presence of a 32GB microSD card slot and comes handy should the 4GB internal memory of the device runs out. RAM is of 512MB, which should help medium sized activities but not apt for intense usage.
Applications and Gaming
Karbonn A35 has various games and applications including Angry Birds, Temple Run and Fruit Ninja along with Facebook and Android web store. Loads of other games and applications can be downloaded from the web as and when required.
The 1800mAh standard lithium-ion battery of Karbonn A35 is not bad at all and produces a reasonable output in terms of standby time and talk time. Multimedia usage time lingers for quite some time along with the web surfing time.
Karbonn A35 comes with USB port for charging the gadget and for exchanging data with other devices via USB cable. Bluetooth can be used for wireless data exchange with other devices. WAP browser, GPRS, and EDGE facilitate the access of internet. The GSM SIMs of this dual SIM device operates at frequencies of 900 and 1800MHz respectively.
Karbonn A35 when compared to Micromax A92 has an identical screen size of 5 inches and sport IPS LCD capacitive displays. RAM and internal memory for both the devices are the same with 512MB and 4GB respectively. Karbonn A35 comes with a 1GHz dual core processor, which is again common with Micromax A92. The primary camera is of 5 megapixels for both the smartphones but Karbonn A35 comes with a 2 megapixels secondary camera as compared to the VGA secondary camera of Micromax A92. Karbonn A35 runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system while Micromax A92 runs on the updated version of Android Jelly Bean 4.1. Micromax A92's power backup is much more supreme with 2000mAh standard lithium-ion battery as compared to Karbonn A35's 1800mAh standard lithium-ion battery. Both the smartphones are endowed with dual SIMs.