Today Karbonn mobile officially launched Android ICS running Karbonn Smart A18 in India. It is a direct competitor to the Micromax A100 Superfone Canvas which we recently reviewed in this blog. Karbonn Smart A18 has 4.3″ LCD display with IPS technology for better viewing angles. It is powered by a single core processor clocked at 1GHz and 512 MB RAM. Just like Micromax A100, it is also a Dual SIM mobile which can support two GSM SIM cards and one SIM card can be used for 3G data connection and another for 2G data. It has a 5MP Autofocus rear camera with some cool features like ‘Face Detection’ and ‘Burst Mode’ . Karbonn Smart A18 can record 720p HD videos also. There is a 1.3 MP front camera which can be used for 3G video calling only. Karbonn Smart A18 runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 with some customization from Karbonn. Karbonn Smart A18 is available in India for Rs 12,990 [$236] but some online stores like Flipkart is selling it for only Rs 9,790 [$178].

Karbonn A18

Karbonn Smart A18 specifications:

  • 4.3″ IPS LCD with 800×480 resolution
  • 1 GHz single core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with 720p video recording
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) support
  • 3G 7.2 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • A-GPS
  • 1500 mAh battery

As I mentioned before Karbonn A18 will directly compete with Micromax A100 Superone Canvas, so let me give you some key difference between Karbonn A18  and Micromax A100.

Micromax A100 vs Karbonn 18 comparison:

Micromax A100 Superfone Canvas Karbonn Smart A18
Display 5 inch LCD 800×480 4.3 inch IPS LCD 800×480
Processor 1Ghz single core Qualcomm MSM7627A 1Ghz single core Mediatek mkt6575
GPU Adreno 200 PowerVR SGX531
RAM 512 MB 512 MB
Memory 2GB internal+ Micro SD  2.55 GB internal+ Micro SD
Camera 5 MP autofocus rear and 0.3 MP font 5 MP autofocus rear and 1.3 MP font
Battery 2,000 mAh 1,500 mAh

 As both of the mobiles costs almost the same which mobile you will buy? Karbonn Smart A18 or Micromax A100 Superfone Canvas? 

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2 Responses to Karbonn Smart A18 Android Mobile Announced: Micromax A100 Killer?

  1. sooraj says:

    hey plz help..

    micromax a100 or Karbon a18…

    which is best?

    • Plaban says:

      I’ve not used Karbonn A18 so I can not comment on its bulid quality and software. Micromax A100 is a good mobile with big screen and good battery life.

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