A hotly-contested segment and few smartphones that can actually lay claim to the same, the low-end budget segment is the best shot a smartphone maker has at reaching out to the maximum number of users and gain market share fast. Looking at such a proposition, Karbonn saw an opportunity to capitalise upon and brought out the A108. But can the A108 keep up against the likes of Intex Aqua V4 and Adcom KitKat A40?
What do specs suggest?
The Karbonn A108 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and also has dual-SIM capability. The A108 sports a 1GHz processor along with 256MB RAM to keep the phone up to speed while you handle multiple tasks. There is 512MB inbuilt storage on the Karbonn A108 and it can expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. The A108 sports a 3.5-inch screen that puts out display resolution of 320x480 pixels. To power all the hardware, the Karbonn A108 has a 1300mAh battery onboard and it should survive for 3 hours of talktime(paltry by any standards) before needing a recharge.
What do we suggest?
It is difficult to outdo Intex and Adcvom at what they have done with Aqua V4 and KitKat A40. The two rivals to Karbonn A108 are highly capable, up-to-date on software front and even have 3G network capability to really be classified as smartphones. The Karbonn's offering, however, is neither updated with latest Android OS nor does it have 3G capability. In effect, it will not be enough for Karbonn to price this mobile phone at the same price as either Adcom or Intex's offerings. Even the battery life of A108 leaves a lot to be desired. If you are still waiting for an answer to whether we suggest this phone or not, our answer is no.