Best budget android smartphone under Rs.5000 – July 2014

Posted on Aug 13 2014 - 4:17pm by JayB

The age in which we are living is a highly digitized one. Today, it takes just a few seconds to execute a particular task, which earlier used to take a few hours! Be it paying your household bills to booking a seat for your favorite matinee show, everything is just a matter of few seconds. And now the smartphones have further reduced this gap to nothing. Almost every person on this planet seems to be in love with smartphones. However, as soon as one hear smartphones, then prices in excess of twenty thousand starts coming to one’s mind and the smartphone looks a distant dream. To bridge this gap, many companies have started the budget range smartphones. Now one might say that these budget phones would not have the same capabilities as the expensive ones, but remember that truth is stranger than fiction. One such smartphone that rules the roost in budget smartphones and offers almost everything that an expensive smartphone has to offer is the Karbonn Smart A12 Star with a price tag of Rs.4099.

Karbonn Smart A12 Star

Karbonn Smart A12 Star is one of its kind and leaves every other smartphone in this price range way behind. Micromax Andro A60 and Spice Mi 270 are the two smartphones that are within this price category and can be called the Karbonn’s competitor. However, not only in terms of features but also in terms of looks, Karbonn’s smartphone is way better than Micromax and Spice. The Karbonn A12 Star looks like a full bloodied smartphone while the Micromax Andro A60 and Spice Mi 270 look like some small handy video game consoles. A smartphone is incomplete without that sophisticated business and classy look and both of these above mentioned features are present in the Karbonn A12 Star.

The critics might say that looks are important but looks alone should not be the criterion to judge a smartphone. Well, nobody is complaining. The next important feature that one looks for is the camera configuration. Spice Mi 270 has a 2MP primary camera, which makes the matters worse for this smartphone. Micromax Andro A60 betters this in some way by having a 3.2 MP camera. However, here again the winner hands down comes out to be Karbonn A12 Star with its 5MP camera. Not only the camera has 5MP, it has the added features of auto focus and LED flash. These features come at least in the smartphones of the range near 10k.

When we compare the size of the screen, Karbonn A12 Star again beats its opponents in no time. Karbonn A12 Star has a 4inch display while both the Micromax Andro A60 as well as Spice Mi270 have a 2.8 inch screen.

In terms of memory, Micromax Andro A60 has an expandable memory of 32GB, however its internal memory is just 150 MB. On the other hand, Spice Mi 270 has an expandable memory of 16GB only. In their comparison, Karbonn A12 Star stands inches above the ground by having an internal memory of 512MB with external being 32GB.

Last but certainly not the least, it is time to talk about prices. All the three above mentioned smartphones fall in the range of 4k to 5k. However, Karbonn A12 Star is the dearest of them all, with these many features and such stunning looks, it is always handy to pay some bucks extra.

Key Specifications of Karbonn Smart A12 Star

  • 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Android v4.4 Kitkat OS
  • 4 GB Internal storage
  • Expandable up to 32 GB using microSD
  • 5 MP rear camera with 2592 x 1944 pixels
  • VGA front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • FM Radio
  • Colors : Black and White
  • A-GPS support
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1400 mAh
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  1. Mr Sumit October 5, 2014 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this. I Appreciate your words. I bought A12 Star and which is a best buy for my budget. Love this website.

  2. Supam August 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    I bought Karbonn A12 Star, and now using it amazingly without any trouble so far. Except that, there are no methods to root this model, but yet it is just best within this price range.

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