Today you will find many touchscreen phones with dual SIM capabilities in the Indian markets. Karbonn Multiplex is one such brand that features a 3.5 inch touchscreen with GSM + GSM (dual SIM) options. This Karbonn handset carries a price tag of under Rs. 4,500.

Even with a low price tag the Karbonn Multiplex comes with some cool features, however this phone does not support 3G. The reason why this handset is called Multiplex is because it can play variety of music formats as well as video formats, a perfect entertainment system that you can carry with you.

Karbonn Multiplex features

  • This is a 2G phone with dual SIM (GSM+GSM) and dual standby mode.
  • The Multiplex weighs 111 grams with dimensions 62.5 x 116 x 10.9 mm.
  • This Karbonn handset comes with 256 MB memory, 1 GB internal memory and microSD support up to 16 GB.
  • Display screen is 3.5 inches with resolution HVGA ( 320 by 480 pixels).
  • There is a primary camera of resolution 3 MP without LED flash. Video recording supported. Multimedia : Supports MP3, WAV and MIDI audio files and MP4, AVI, KMV, 3GP and FLV video files. There is a built in FM radio with recording functions. MIDI and MP3 can be used as ringtones.
  • Other features are accelerometer, GPRS, EDGE, WAP, USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • The Karbonn Multiplex comes with 1100 mAh battery that can last for about 240 hours in standby mode and gives a talktime of about 6 hours.
Karbonn Multiplex features and price in India
Karbonn Multiplex dual SIM touchscreen phone

Karbonn Multiplex price in India

Price Rs. 4,300 | Best Price: Rs. 4,099
Box pack contains: Multiplex handset, battery and charger, data cable, warranty card, user manual and free 4 GB microSD card.

I think the price is bit high and there are many other handsets with good features and lower cost like the Samsung Hero Music E1232B or the Spice M-5455 touch screen dual SIM phone. The Karbonn Multiplex does not support 3G and the battery life is just ok. Wi-Fi is supported but that will drain off the battery juice quickly and moreover am not sure how many Multiplex users will actually use a Wi-Fi.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -