Design and Specifications
Karbonn's Retina A27 is their latest offering in the Indian market. The handset features a 4.3-inch qHD IPS screen with a resolution of 960X540. With a pixel density of 256 ppi, images and text is clear and colors look vivid. Considering this is a budget device, the screen is of a very good quality. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and houses a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The 512 MB RAM might seem a little less considering the handset runs Jelly Bean, but that should not be a major issue.
Camera and Multimedia
The device has an 8 MP primary camera with LED Flash and Auto Focus, which is a feature that sets this aside from other handsets in its category. The handset also has a 2 MP front camera, which should be ideal for video chatting. In the multimedia front, the Retina A27 natively includes most major audio codecs like MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR, AAC, AAC+. The A27 also has the major video codecs taken care of as it can render videos in formats like H.263, H.264, AVI and MP4. Also, there is a facility to view live TV on the go.
Connectivity and Features
The Karbonn Retina A27 is a dual-SIM GSM device,with SIM 1 having 3G connectivity and SIM 2 featuring 2G connectivity. Standard options like Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and USB 2.0 are also included.
Battery and Storage
The device has a 1800 mAh battery that provides around 5 hours of talk time on 3G. The battery should be able to handle a day's worth of limited usage. The phone comes with 4 GB of internal memory, of which 2.79 GB is available to the user, and the internal memory can be extended to 32 GB via a micro-SD slot.