Karbonn A27 Retina

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Best Price: 8,178

Karbonn A27 Retina display Display

  • 4.3 inches
  • 540x960 pixels
  • 256 PPI Density

Karbonn A27 Retina Camera Camera

  • 8 MP Primary
  • 2 MP Front
  • Auto Focus

Karbonn A27 Retina Performance Performance

  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz
  • 512MB RAM
  • Mediatek MT6517

Karbonn A27 Retina Battery Battery

  • 1800 mAh
  • Li-Ion
Dual SIM
Android OS, v4.1
4GB, microSD, up to 32 GB
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Full Specifications of Karbonn A27 Retina (Released 2013, March)


  • Screen Size
  • Screen Size4.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution
  • Screen Resolution540x960 pixels
  • Pixel Density
  • Pixel Density256 PPI
  • Display Type
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen


  • Rear Camera Resolution
  • Rear Camera Resolutions8 MP
  • Front Camera Resolution
  • Front Camera Resolutions2 MP
  • Video Recording
  • Yes
  • Camera Features
  • Autofocus, Flash, Geo-Tagging


  • SIM Card Slots
  • Dual SIM
  • SIM Card Type
  • SIM 1: Normal-SIM
    SIM2: Normal-SIM
  • Bluetooth
  • Yes, Yes


  • Internal Storage
  • Internal Storage4 GB
  • Card Slot/Expandable
  • microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Other
  • 4GB storage, microSD card slot


  • Battery Capacity
  • Battery Capacity1800 mAh
  • Battery Type
  • Li-Ion
  • Stand By Time
  • Up to 180 h
  • Talk Time
  • Up to 4 h


  • Brand
  • Karbonn
  • Chipset
  • ChipsetMediatek MT6517
  • Processor
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz
  • RAM
  • 512MB RAM
  • GPU
  • PowerVR SGX531u

General Specifications

  • Operating System
  • Android
  • OS Version
  • Android OS, v4.1
  • Weight
  • Phone Weight126 grams
  • Dimensions
  • 133.6 x 66 x 9.1 mm
  • (5.26 x 2.60 x 0.36 in)


  • 3G
  • Yes, HSDPA 2100
  • 2G
  • Yes, GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS
  • Yes, Yes, with A-GPS
  • GPRS
  • Yes
  • EDGE
  • Yes
  • Radio
  • Yes

Other Features

  • Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Messaging
  • SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser
  • HTML
  • Java
  • No
  • Other
  • MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player
    MP4/WMV/H.264 player
    Document viewer
    Photo viewer/editor
    Voice memo/dial

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Spec Score
Below Average
Group: 7,000 to 9,000
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STORAGE Below Average

This Device:
4 GB
Group Avg:
10 GB
Group Best:
32 GB

BATTERY Below Average

This Device:
1800 mAh
Group Avg:
2347 mAh
Group Best:
5300 mAh

Display Size Below Average

This Device:
4.3 inches
Group Avg:
4.8 inches
Group Best:
6.0 inches

Display PPI Below Average

This Device:
256 PPI
Group Avg:
261 PPI
Group Best:
441 PPI

WEIGHT Above Average

This Device:
126 g
Group Avg:
145 g
Group Best:
81 g

Camera Resolution Below Average

This Device:
8 MP
Group Avg:
9 MP
Group Best:
13 MP

Front Camera Below Average

This Device:
2 MP
Group Avg:
4 MP
Group Best:
13 MP

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Key Specifications Review of Karbonn A27 Retina

  • Medium Size Screen - 4.3 inches Medium Screen size - Fits in Hand good for browsing and reading, not as pleasurable as large screen phones
  • Sharp Screen - 256 PPI Higher Resolution indicates sharp display images, videos and text look more vivid and clear.
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display (IPS LCD) Offers more sharpness, shows more realistic looking Images, Displays More Natural Colours and performs better in Bright sunlight as compared to LCD Displays.
  • Mediatek MT6517 Designed to more efficiently handle different types of workloads. It delivers extreme computing performance with unmatched power efficiency.
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz More cores result in better multitasking. More tasks can be processed in parallel without slowing down the User Interface.
  • Less RAM - 0 GB Having lots of RAM allows more applications to run at the same time making the phone faster.
  • PowerVR SGX531u Graphics Processing Unit enables smooth processing of 3D Games and HD Videos. It also shares the load of processors and saves battery.
  • Has Dual SIM Multiple SIM Phones allow you to use multiple sims at the same time without the need to carry multiple mobile phones.
  • 8 MP Rear Camera Average Resolution camera that capture less vibrant images without focusing much on details.
  • 2 MP Front Camera Average Resolution camera that capture less vibrant selfies, low quality videocalling without focusing much on details.
  • Has Flash For Camera With Flash Bright Selfies / Pics can be captured even in low light.
  • Has Autofocus For Camera With Autofocus, the camera of the mobile is able to focus on the subject automatically.
  • Light Weight - 126g Lightweight mobile phones are easier to carry and look more fashionable.
  • Limited Storage Capacity - 4 GB Less internal storage may limit installation of more apps, storing songs, images, videos, etc.
  • Supports Memory Card - microSD, up to 32 GB Having no Memory cards restricts extra storage capacity. You cannot store more songs, photos and videos.
  • Low Battery Life - 1800 mAh Lower Battery Life causes quick battery drain & results in frequent charging. The Battery life also depends on screen size, processor, OS, personal useage and other factors.
  • Supports 3G 3G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience. 3G enables fast internet access, high speed downloads and access to lot other internet features.
  • Supports 2G With 2G connectivity option you can get all cellular features but stay limited to basic internet facilities.
  • Supports WiFi Connect to wifi hotspots in your area or other devices to your mobile.
  • Supports GPS GPS help you to track your current location. get directions to a place or any destination using apps like Google Maps.
  • Have A FM Radio Allows you to listen Music, songs, etc from Radio stations even while travelling.
  • Supports Bluetooth You can wirelessly listen to music and calls using bluetooth headsets or even share data.
  • Has 3.5mm Headphone Jack 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to large number of other devices such as speakers, headphones etc...

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Karbonn A27 Retina Mobile Key Features

Released 2013, March by Karbonn - Karbonn A27 Retina priced at 8178. Karbonn A27 Retina features a display of 4.3 inches & screen Resolution of 540x960 pixels with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and pixel density of 256 PPI. Karbonn A27 Retina comes with 8 MP of Primary Camera and 2 MP of Front camera, and powered by Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor paired with 512MB RAM, Karbonn A27 Retina has PowerVR SGX531u as GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), mobile runs on Android OS, v4.1 operating system with a battery of 1800mAh. The handset offers Up to 4 h of talk time , Up to 180 h of standby time . It measures 133.6 x 66 x 9.1 mm (5.26 x 2.60 x 0.36 in) and weighs 126 gms. For communication Karbonn A27 Retina supports Dual SIM, built-in storage of 4GB storage, microSD card slot. Connectivity options of the Karbonn A27 Retina include 3G, 2G, GPRS, edge, Wlan Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth Yes, FM radio.

Price of Karbonn A27 Retina in India today is Rs. 8,178.00, updated on 22nd October 2016

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