Karbonn A16

3.33 out of 5 based on 46 customer ratings
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Karbonn A16 Lowest Price
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 Lowest Price In India

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₹ 4999
Black, 4 GB


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.



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– gm

Display and Screen

Screen Size

3.9 inch

Screen Resolution

480 x 800 pixels

Screen Type

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors


Yes, Multitouch and Capacitive

Pixel Density

239 PPI


Operating System

android OS Jelly Bean version 3

OS version


Number of Cores

Dual Core

Processor clock speed

1.3 ghz


Primary Camera

5 Mega Pixel

Dual Camera




Primary camera features


Secondary camera features


Memory and storage


512 MB

Internal Memory

4 GB

Card Slot


Expandable Memory

32 GB

Network and Connectivity



Bluetooth version














Wifi Version

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot







GPS features

Yes, with A-GPS



Battery and Power

Battery Capacity

1350 mAH



Quick charge







Ambient Light


Fingerprint Sensor






Hall Sensor





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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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