Karbonn Sparkle V (Android One)

price Rs. 3,695 onwards | launch Sep, 2014
magic score ?
59.6
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#46
of 666 phones in under Rs. 5,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 3 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Well designed
  • Very good display with vibrant colours and good brightness levels
  • Good touchscreen responsiveness
  • Simple, stock Android interface
  • Guaranteed Android updates, as part of the Android One programme
  • Smooth, fluid performance in daily use
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Decent battery life

What We Didn't

  • Average camera

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.5 inches
Screen Resolution450x854 pixels (~ 215 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • E-Compass
  • Gyro Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, MediaTek
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory4 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Free (Included) Memory Card8 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1700 mAh
Dimensions
Thickness10.4 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Digital Zoom
  • Lens Blur
  • Panorama Shot
  • Photo Sphere
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • Part of Google's Android One series
  • Local language support (Hindi)
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average brand rating
3.30/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Average
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys