The 1GB variant Karbonn Aura is sold around RS 3000 in various e-commerce websites and if you are planning to buy a cheap and decent smartphone maybe as your secondary device then do watch my video review to get to a purchase decision.
Official Information about this product : http://www.karbonnmobiles.com/Aura
- Very decent screen quality for the price, No negative photo effects when the display at tilted horizontally or vertically.
- Auto-focus rear camera
- FM radio support
- Android lollipop 5.1
- 5 inch screen with a below average resolution of 480×800 px
- Decent spectrum quadcore Chipset @1.2GHz for basic operations such as calling, whatsapp and youtube.
- Very good build quality
- No heating issues
- Removable battery with dedicated sd card slot and dual SIM support
- Good signal reception and call quality.
- Headset is also included.
- Decent loudspeaker
- Random ads popping up in the home launcher no matter what launcher you are using , it seems karbonn has installed some adware installed out of the box that displays ads, I could see other karbonn service that are responsible for displaying ads on the home screen . Disabling all the karbonn specific service solves the problem but this requires some technical knowledge.
- No back lit capacitive buttons , elder people often felt they did not know whether they have tapped the home or back button . Turning on haptic feedback on capacitive touch seems to solve this problem
- Slower UI, the animation transitions seems to take a hit on how fast the UI is delivered. Turning off the animation from developer options solves the issue.
- One SIM supports 3G and the other supports only 2G.
- SIM insertion is a very tough task in this phone since there is a good probability that during the SIM insertion you might break the SIM slot , Therefore one must be careful while inserting the SIM’s.
On the whole , i could say if the Adware problem is solved by karbonn when shipping the product, this is a very good phone for the price of RS 3000 . Also with some websites you can get it for RS 2800 with some cashback.
karbonn Aura 1GB variant camera review
Till then bye.. Stay curious.