Karbonn A16

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Colours :-  Black

  • 3.9 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display
  • 5 MP rear camera | selfie camera
  • li-ion 1350 mAH battery
  • Dual-core 1.3 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM | 4 GB ROM

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Karbonn A16 Details

Karbonn A16 Mobile Phone runs on android OS Jelly Bean version 3. The phone boast a 3.9 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Display is secured with . On accounting cameras, it has a 5 Mega Pixel main camera while selfie camera. Karbonn also launched Karbonn A15 mobile phone previously and this one is another attempt to continue that legacy.

The Karbonn A16 smartphone is fueled by a li-ion 1350 mAH which can be removed. battery and promises long hours of utilization before next charge. Discussing processors, mobile phone is packed with Dual-core 1.3 GHz to provide efficient and effective usage without any issues.

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Karbonn A16 mobile has 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory which can be expanded upto 32 GB (uses Dedicated slot) with the help of memory cards. It has smooth and sharp design that make gadget look elegant and exquisite.Thickness of phone is just mm. Make a note that it is a dual sim mobile phone.

Karbonn A16 connectivity highlights include WiFi, 3G, 4G, bluetooth. It has certain sensors like ambient light sensor, proximity, Accelerometer. On the last note, dimension measurement are as follows : – mm (height) x mm (width) x mm (Thickness) and it weighs approximately – gm.

Karbonn A16 Specs


Height Height is vertical measurement of a device. Taller devices are perfect receipe for an entertainment seeker. It has - mm height. Height Description

– mm

Weight Weight is the standard unit to calculate how much heavier a mobile is. Listing shows weight in grams. It has - gm weight. Weight Description

– gm

Display and Screen

Screen Size Size of a screen is generally the length of it's diagonals usually presented in inches. It has a 3.9 inch large screen size. Larger screen size is good for better reading and cinematic experience on your phone. Always check for screen-to-body ratio which is used to state bezels of a screen. Bigger screen-to-body ratio confirms minimal bezels and large space for screen size/display on the front panel of handset. Screen Size Description

3.9 inch

Screen Resolution Screen resolution is indication of number of pixels available in a display that forms two sides of rectangle. More pixels means higher screen resolution, that offers better detailing and clarity. This mobile has 480 x 800 pixels screen resolution. Screen Resolution Description

480 x 800 pixels

Screen Type Type of screen used in making of mobile, it includes LCD, IPS LCD, Amolded and OLED. Karbonn A16 has TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. Better screen type offers relatively merrier experience. Screen Type Description

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Touchscreen It is a touchscreen smartphone. Touch screens provide easy tasking capabilities, offers direct and natural interaction with the electronic device. Touchscreen Description

Yes, Multitouch and Capacitive

Pixel Density Pixel density is presented in Pixel per inch. It's display offers 239 PPI pixel density. Pixel Density is the number of pixels on a display divided by the diagonal size of a display. Pixel Density Description

239 PPI


Operating System Operating system is a base software to handle basic operations of a machine. It allow users to install third party apps for additional functions. Karbonn A16 mobile phone runs android OS Jelly Bean version 3 OS. Operating System Description

android OS Jelly Bean version 3

OS version


Number of Cores Mobiles generally features multi-cores in a processor consisting of two or more independent processing units. This device features Dual Core in the processor. Number of Cores Description

Dual Core

Processor clock speed Every CPU (Central Processing Unit) is clocked at some maximum speed. CPU speed is presented in GHz. Karbonn A16 has a chipset clocked at 1.3 ghz CPU speed. Processor clock speed Description

1.3 ghz


Primary Camera Secondary camera is also known as Selfie Shooter or Front Camera in a smartphone. 5 Mega Pixel secondary camera is useful for taking selfies, video calling and others. Primary Camera Description

5 Mega Pixel

Dual Camera Dual Camera means featuring two lenses on a single side of device. First lens here works traditionally while second lens is used for clearing images and zooming when ever required. Karbonn A16 do not support dual camera setup. Dual Camera Description


Flash Flash is like a torch that is useful for clicking pictures in bad light or low light environmental conditions. It does not support flash. Flash Description


Primary camera features


Secondary camera features


Memory and storage

RAM It is Random Access Memory (RAM) which is responsible for storing primary data for the applications running on a phone. This one packs 512 MB RAM. RAM Description

512 MB

Internal Memory Internal memory is also known as ROM (Read Only Memory) means data stored here cannot be erased instead it can be deleted and rewritten. Higher internal memory allow users to store more photos, videos and files on their mobile. It packs 4 GB internal storage. Internal Memory Description

4 GB

Card Slot Card Slot is used to expand internal memory of a mobile. It has a card slot and memory can be increased up to YES. Card Slot Description


Expandable Memory

32 GB

Network and Connectivity



Bluetooth version Bluetooth is the wireless technology used to exchange data between mobile devices. It has Bluetooth Yes built-in. Bluetooth version Description


SIMS Multiple SIMs allow users to access several network carriers in a single device. This mobile phone offers Dual SIM. SIMS Description






4G It supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks. 4G network offers relaively better download and upload speed than 3G and 2G networks and so on. 4G Description


VOLTE VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is the latest technology that allow users to make calls over LTE network.VoLTE network is available in India through Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone (Testing Phase). VoLTE is supported by the device. VOLTE Description




Wifi Version Wi-Fi is a wireless networking protocol that allow devices to communicate without internet. It supports WiFi version Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot. Wifi Version Description

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Infrared Infrared in a cellphone is a wireless technology that allow users to control their home use devices using remote sensors. It does not have Infrared sensor. Infrared Description


USB USB (Universal Serial Bus) used for connection for many devices. There are several types of USB Ports on a device including support of USB-OTG. Karbonn A16 have several USB ports. USB Description


GPS GPS (Global Positioning System) is a radio navigation system that allow users to access locational features on their cellphone. It has GPS support with additional features like A-GPS. GPS Description


GPS features

Yes, with A-GPS

NFC NFC (Near Field Communication) allows two devices within very short distance to communicate and transfer data between them. Used for contactless payment systems in mobiles. It does not have NFC support. NFC Description


Battery and Power

Battery Capacity Higher capacity batteries offers longer hours of usage in a single charge. It has a 1350 mAH battery filled into it. Battery Capacity Description

1350 mAH

Removable Battery can be removed when mobile freezes or hangs. Removable Description


Quick charge It's battery do not support quick charge technology. Fast charging quickly fills up your battery juice. Quick charge Description



Accelerometer Accelerometer sensor is used in a mobile to detect the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. It has a inbuilt accelerometer sensor into it. Accelerometer Description


Proximity Proximity sensor is used in devices to detect the presence of nearby objects without being in physical contact with them. It has a inbuilt proximity sensor. Proximity Description


Ambient Light Ambient Light sensor automatically adjust brightness of your phone to save battery power. It has a Ambient Light sensor. Ambient Light Description


Fingerprint Sensor Fingerprint sensor is an electronic device which records pattern of your fingerprint through a live scan. It is a form of biometric authentication. It is used in smartphones to secure their data by applying fingerprint lock. This device does not have a fingerprint sensor. Fingerprint Sensor Description


Gyroscope Gyro sensor or Gyroscope adds an extra dimension i.e. rotation measurement to what accelerometer does. It does not have a inbuilt gyroscope sensor. Gyroscope Description


Compass Compass works due to a magnetometer sensor which measures the strength and direction of magnetic fields. By this, your phone always know in which direction is North. It does not have capability of Compass. Compass Description


Hall Sensor Hall Effect Sensor is used to lock/disable the screen in smart phones whenever a flip cover, equipped with magnets, touches the screen. It does not have a inbuilt Hall sensor. Hall Sensor Description


Barometer Barometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure. Barometer sensor on a mobile is helpful in better positioning/navigation and pressure drops. It does not have a inbuilt Barometer sensor. Barometer Description



Headphone Jack


Loud Speaker



HTML5 Android


SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Music Player


Video Player


FM Radio


Document Reader


47 reviews for Karbonn A16
Note : **Some of the reviews are picked from flipkart, Amazon and other e-stores.

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dinesh Jadhav

    source- dineshjadhav.com

    I would describe Karbonn A16 as “For those who want it all” or “Maximum for minimum”. Users are always in search of a smartphone which provides maximum features & hardware for the most minimum cost. I personally feel this segment interesting instead of the top tier flagships. Because providing the best in the market is easy since one can demand any cost for that, but providing the most in the lowest possible price, after keeping in view the costs and profitability and company financial stability requires great planning.

    Before I write anything, I would like to let you know that Karbonn A16 is available online at Rs.4,000 as on 7th May 2014. In stores, the price may come down depending on your negotiations. Well, the price is good enough to stun anybody. Once someone will see this price, he/ she will stop expecting anything out of this phone, but here starts the unbelievable journey.

    Karbonn A16 supports both 2G & 3G in India. Its a Dual SIM Android Phone. SIM 1 Supports 3G & SIM2 support 2G Network. This phone was released in October 2013. Phone dimensions are 126.3*64*11 mm, the thickness may sound bad, but it helps in holding the phone firmly. Phone’s look is very standard, it doesn’t look cheap. The screen has resolution of 480×800 pixels, same as the popular phones like Samsung Galaxy Grand/ Grand Neo, S Duos and S Duos 2, Core, S3 Mini, Nokia Lumia 520/525/620/625/720/820, Xperia E. Plus, the screen size has been kept at 3.9 inch to make the screen look sharper, which I did like. Karbonn A16 supports SD Cards upto 32GB with internal memory of 4GB, so the actual available internal memory may be less, which is quite common
    with the low priced smartphones. 512MB RAM is really appreciable at this price. However, a common
    user can install all the necessary applications without issues in the available space. Installing applications on internal memory makes them run automatically & show widgets. Plus, for songs, games, applications & videos, SDCard is always there. USB connectivity is present as expected.
    Karbonn A16 supports WiFi, and surprisingly, it works as a WiFi Hotspot too. Its camera has been controversial since its sensor shows 5MP, but the photos are not upto the mark. I can say that not
    the sensor size, but the image processor software & hardware is responsible for this. But after looking at the cost, one can live with it, however, I would recommend you to test the camera first in the store before buying the phone, or incase of online store, confirm the return policy conditions. Phone can do video recording, it has a front camera too. Karbonn says its a “Digital Camera”, but it should be of VGA resolution. This front camera can be used for facelock using 3rd party applications, video calling etc. Many budget smartphones still don’t have a front camera as on today.

    Karbonn A16 has a 1.3 GHz Dual Core Processor of unannounced brand, which is not a surprise, considering its price. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, plus as the phone cost is not huge, you can take risks and try to update its OS on your own by referring the forums on the internet. This smartphone has FM, GPS with GMaps, UC Browser, Opera Mini, Android, WAP browsers inbuilt, G Sensor for games, GMail, GTalk, WhatsApp built in.

    As per Karbonn’s tests, the phone has upto 7 days standby time & upto 5 hrs talktime. So you need to remain a bit careful if the charger is not connected to the phone. Or having a backup phone for calls & SMS is the best choice here. I know its painful, but that’s how one needs to manage low cost smartphones.

    The phone comes in Black or White. 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories has been given. To sum up, this phone ideal for those who don’t care about the photos much, and have the charger access most of the time, and need a smartphone in the least cost.

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  2. Rated 1 out of 5


    I bought this mob in flipkart today. I found very very waste camera quality for 5 MP.
    Do not buy this product.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    shivansh singh

    its been more than 2 months since i bought this mobile and till now its performance has been great except a few demerits but significant ones.lets talk about demerits first..

    1.camera- very ordinary.not even a 5 m.p. camera as specified.works good only in daylight.no flash too.
    2.battery- it drains much faster.may not last even a day in case of heavy use.
    3.accessories- original flip-cover or bag are not available in market till date.
    4. 2G/3G- 2G works fine but never felt the speed of 3G

    now about merits..

    1.look- very decent and elegant.
    2.performance- very good.no lag and hanging conditions are very minor.
    3.games- all games runs smoothly
    4.music- nice to hear on ear-phones.works great

    having some defects,still i am over-all satisfied with my phone because you cant get everything perfect in a low budget phone.and i have already a camera, so i didnt really go for a good camera specifications.thus i am very happy with my new phone and its performance. 🙂 B-)

  4. Rated 3 out of 5

    Kamal Dev Jhalli

    I bought this mobile on dushehra festible. as the features shown stunned me 3g+wifi+1.4dc processor 512/4gb etc… Although the 5MP camera was a pleasant word to ears, still reaching home,while I tried to picture-ise my little son; I was shocked as there was no flash and the picture quality was far below comparing to my old nokia n 70. ashamed i went back to the dealer and paid remaining amount because it had been billed to me . In addition to this I felt be looted 5MP camera. moreover no flip/other cover available in market and this cost me lot of fuel. Kamal Dev

  5. Rated 1 out of 5


    I just received the mobile. The Picture size on camera setting is listed only 1M pixels and 2M pixels. But There is no option to select 5M pixels on camera setting. The picture quality is very low. How to set 5M pixels for it?

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kenshi Saran

    I bought this mob in flipkart today. I found the mobile has smooth touch, wide screen. We can expect everything covered within 5k budget. Awesome mobile, except camera quality other features are good.

    would be more useful if i got a user manual.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mangesh Khedekar

    I know there are many brand-conscious people online and Karbonn may not seem to be a preferred brand in comparison to the likes of Samsung, Nokia, Apple.
    At the same time, there are also some “purpose-conscious” people online, those who do not care too much about branding. This review is for both category of people.

    Karbonn A16 serves the purpose if you are using it for photos, whatsapp and a bit of gaming too. WIFI and mobile networks work fine.
    Camera is decent, though I would prefer a real camera for my snaps.
    Screen sensitivity is also good.
    Screen size is good if you want a phone that shows decent sized videos and also fits in your pocket.
    Price is great. I would buy 5 such phones @INR4000 each and use each for 1 year (1 new phone every year) rather than buying a branded one for >INR25000 and staying with the same model for 5 years.
    Get real, no one uses the same phone for more than 1.5 years these days. There’s always the better phone at a cheaper price hitting the market in every 6 months.

    Actual memory is way lesser that claimed internal memory of 4GB (that maybe the reason why it is going for less price!).
    Battery runs out a bit too faster than other branded phones. So, if you want to use it in office, charge it in office :).
    No flipcase and no screen guard included. You might end up spending additional INR400 on these accessories which are a “must” these days.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    prabudh kalia

    Review after more than a week of usage:-

    Looks Awesome, hold and feel are just right, and screen is way better
    than other brands in this price range. They clearly offer 2G phones with such a price Tag.

    Phone surprisingly runs 4.2.2 with Ultra Butter Smooth UI.
    It has around 1 GB for Apps which is certainly a boon for such a low Budget phone.
    Even a few expensive phone I recently saw were crying for space on APPs partition so karbonn
    seems to have taken care of this already and phone has lots of space for apps.

    Temple Run, Subway Surfer, Candy Crush Saga Runs without a Lag or jitters.
    However phone has lots of Bloatwares like mydala, few non needed browsers etc which can be easily removed via root.
    A very decent phone for under 4K budget, and 512MB RAM
    makes it run apps instantly without lags.

    Decent battery Life and works till midnight with WI-FI ON all the time.
    3G works good but battery usage would depend on signal strength.

    Only Con is CAMERA,
    Settings on CAMERA clearly show its a 2MP while box and specs say its 5MP, don’t know
    how karbonn managed to make this false promise.
    But as camera was not a priority this phone makes a good choice for Budget 3G phone which doesn’t has any signs of Lags and crashes, Haven’t rebooted the device in 4-5 days and it runs super smooth no matter how many apps I keep using and closing, the OS handles them properly.

    It makes me happy to see this phone is provided by flipkart for just under 4K while reviews show people bought this for around 7K, so thats a Huge Price Drop only on flipkart.
    A local friend who’s a distributor was quoting it as 5200 as his landing cost, don’t know what magic flipkart did to bring the pricing so Low.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5


    Its a very good product in this price range.
    Touch PAD/Looks is very cool. I will suggest to others also to purchase this product.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5


    I am using Karbonn A16 from last 28 days.
    it is a excellent mobile.
    it only weakness is its battery which get discharge very quickly.

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