Karbonn A30 dual core 5.9 inch ICS handset launched for Rs. 10990

Now Karbonn mobiles have launched the Karbonn A30 another dual core handset running on ICS OS equipped with an 8MP rear camera. The A30 is listed on Saholic for Rs. 10,990 and shipping starts within 2 or 3 days.

For 10,990 consumers will also get a complimentary leather cover. Some of the specifications are not yet clear, but I believe it will compete with the Micromax A110. The amazing part is that the screen is 5.9 inches. The screen and the leather cover plus the price – clearly beats the A110.

The Karbonn A30 sails on a dual core 1GHz processor with I believe will have at least a qHD display to complement with the big screen size. The handset runs on ICS OS. Common features like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm jack and micro USB port are included.

There is an 8MP rear AF camera with LED flash and a 1.3MP front camera. The battery is of 2500 mAh capacity. The internal storage, RAM and some more details are not known yet. Stay tuned for updates.

karbonn A30 dual core handset

karbonn A30 big 5.9 inch screen

Karbonn A30 key features and Specifications

  • Dual SIM with dual standby running ICS OS.
  • Dual core (MT6577) clocked at 1GHz with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. (Quadrant benchmark score is 2820.
  • 512 MB RAM, internal storage unknown. Micro SD card supported.
  • 5.9 inch capacitive touchscreen with 800×480 pixels.
  • 8MP rear, 1.3MP front camera. LED flash, video recording supported.
  • Sensors : Gsensor, light and proximity.
  • 2500 mAh battery.
  • Available in Black and White colours with Leather cover.
  • Price Rs. 10,990 (you heard read it right!). On Saholic.
  • Price now increased to 11,900.

Now when the specs are clear it seems the Micromax A110 is the best option. There is no difference between the Karbonn A30 and the MMX A110 expect for the screen size. Also 10,990 was a good price, but 11,900 makes me go back to A110.

{ 108 Responses }

  1. K.T says

    mr.gogi. I have read many website review.many user say about the auto rotation screen problem in this phone karbon A-30.and user also say services centre is also fail to solved this problem.so mr.gogi please can u tel me kya ye problem ka koi solution hai?? and kya ye problem A30 k sabhi mobile me face ho rahi hai ya sirf kisi kisi mobile me hi ho rahi hai.im panning to buy this phone.so mr.gogi please give reply soon as a possible..

  2. serin k sebastian says

    HI Gogi sir,
    can you please suggest a mobile like xolo a700 but also have magnetic sensor.(screen size 4-4.5 inches , budget <9k)
    is both magnetic sensor and gyroscope are the same????
    pls reply….

  3. harshit says

    Gogi ji I am having lumia 710 I want to change it pl guide me which one should I opt mmx a110 or a30 karboon

  4. Deepak Navangule says

    I am quite sure that the price will come down to 10.5k in a week or so. Many times it is observed that Karbonn & Spice products are a little overpriced to start with and later they reduce it depending upon the response and price of competitors similar products launched later.
    On the other hand, MMX has definitely set the benchmarks in pricing their products. It’s almost 2 months after the launch of A110 but still it’s price is same.

  5. Deepak Navangule says

    Hi Gogi,
    Just got the hands on A30 in the local store. The stocks are available in plenty. My first looks are-
    1. Handset is too bulky around but I can tell you that it’s a handy one and more importantly it’s pocketable.
    2. Build quality is nice though. Nice to see that KARBONN is improving on this.
    3. Audio quality is really good. Plus point is that it has got Dual loudspeakers.
    4. Touch is very responsive.
    5. In spite of a low resolution, the 5.9″ Screen looks very attractive. Brightness level is also good.
    6. Camera quality seems to be a little better than Canvas 2.
    7. Importantly, KARBONN has mentioned on the box pack itself that it can play the full HD 1080p videos. But I think we have to confirm.
    8. The complimentary Leather case is nice & can give you the feeling of Note 2 in your hands. One additional back cover of opposite color is also there.
    9. Battery is very bulky and I think that is what has made the handset bulky.
    10. Memory allotted for Apps storage is around 550 MB.

    Overall, I think it’s a good deal @ 11,300/- (the local price) especially for the big screen lovers.

  6. Deepak Navangule says

    Hi Gogi,
    A30 is available in local stores since yesterday at least here in Kolhapur (Maharashtra). So guys before online booking, please check at local stores to get the hands on. Price is 11,500/-.

    • Anantkumar says

      Hi Deepak,
      I am surprized for noticing that the All types of handsets (new launched) are available in Kolhapur. I am staying in Pune and there are very few chances to see the lauched handsets and it takes around 15 to 30 days to appear. Kolhapur’s Market is very fast!

  7. Gaurav Singh says

    Gogi,
    Samsung has announced Galaxy grand.5inch scree,JB OS ans yes with 1GB RAM.It will come in single as well as dual sim.pricing has not been disclosed yet.

  8. vipin says

    Resolution is too low…but for games lover…i must say its fine..because FPS in games specially hd games run smooth as compare to high resolution..

  9. Dr Prashant says

    hey gogi…….
    can u comment on RAM and screen resolution, i think these two r the main decidind features wheather to buy this mob or not,
    i think, 6 inch screen with 800*480 resolution wont look good, it has to be either 1020*600 or at least 950*520……
    plz comment…….

  10. Krishnadas says

    Save it! Karbonn A30 sucks! Its the same hardware as A110 and the display resolution is 800×480. Damn its going to be pixelated like hell!

  11. R.V.RAJU says

    Deepak and friends. Remember 512mb means only 250-80mb ram which is real n true RAM for apps and games. So if u want real 512mb ram then phone must have 1gb ram.
    Even gogi ji will also throw his a110 if a30 comes with 1gb ram.

    • Gogi Ranagogi says

      Raju its not 1GB that is important, its the price. If I get 1GB RAM for same price as 512MB then I will go with 1GB, and if I have money to spend I will go with 1GB, if tight budget then 512MB. For my usage (and for many users) it will not make any difference with 1GB / 512MB RAM, unless you are neck deep into gaming.

  12. R.V.RAJU says

    deepak, am here and comment @1gb ram coz i believe R&D team watch this site to know the DEMANDS(we saw some TEAM zopo,mmx presence here)& plan their next launch with what we want&they realize why 99% models are flops.as long as we satisfy with what they launch they try to fool us more n more like WAMMY 13mp cam from MT6577 etc.now everybody knows trend at china n expecting XIOMI’s here but u want all to be blind&deaf&buy the best from bunch of junk.

  13. vipin says

    Shipping start, quadrant benchmark pretty good having same gpu like mmx A110…but disappointment 480*800 resolution is not upto the mark in screen size of 5.9 …
    ram 512mb again disappointment..

    Those who love big screen and they never used good resolution screen or amoled screen they go for A30….

    Even its good time karboon launch A30..because mmx A110 out of stock everywhere…

    So definitely this cell attract customer..

  14. Vikram says

    @ R.V.RAJU
    U r rite bro.,..
    Tab is not possible to carry everywhere. So I sold it. I think 4″ screen size enough to fit in pocket. Smartphones with 1 GB RAM.


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