i m using it since 4 month.... earphone and charger stopped working 2 month earlier.... handset is not that tough and speaker and vibrator too stopped.... paid rs 300 for speaker and vibrator..... this mobile handset has charging port little bit inside due to which we cant connect any standard USB,... it requires long pin USB....its rear camera is worst not even 2MP...front camera is good...its 1.2GHz dual core is of no use...coz ram is only 256mb.....and multiprocessing is not possible...processess stops....when we open via taskmanager it restarts...
jo.pearson, 18 Aug 2014I bought one from ebay Is it good ? I hav to buy for ma daughter
davelin, 28 Jul 2014I live in South Africa. Who can supply me with a Karbonn A50S?I bought one from ebay
i want buy this product small price more features no one give all the best karbonn mobiles
Best mobile phone ever in look and in price range . bit lag in performance due to low ram but superb in same price.
pratsarolkar, 13 Jun 2014My stupid optimus 3d max too was launched with gb.. Inspite of having 1gb ram they never upda... moreOh wow, I though they had the decency to launch the 3D Max with ICS. Nice one, LG.
Lets get this out of the way: yes, I know not everybody has a fortune to spend of phones, but come on people, this phone will be terrible at pretty much everything. Lots of compromises, the chipset + ram combo is nightmare-inducing.
Ever used the Galaxy Pocket Neo? Even that piece of garbage has 512 of RAM and it completely sucks. A crappy higher clocked dualcore chip wont make a differente in performace because it'll be too bussy killing background apps in a hopeless attempt to make room for foreground ones.
And then come the build quality and dirability issues....
pratsarolkar, 13 Jun 2014My stupid optimus 3d max too was launched with gb.. Inspite of having 1gb ram they never upda... moreIt depends on processor as well but I think the RAM is the limiting factor in this mobile and of course the type of core that is used.
256mb ram runs on 4.2 JB just fine, if You want call or write sms or play simple game. There are tens of phones like these, with 6572 chip, 4.2 JB and 256mb.
Just watch on youtube for example cubot gt72.
rguarD, 13 Jun 2014Zram is what they did with KitKat. That is why KK requires no less than 340MB of RAM. But thes... moreMy stupid optimus 3d max too was launched with gb.. Inspite of having 1gb ram they never updated it. :-/
mac, 13 Jun 2014Yes it is possible when you turn on a swap file/partition on SD card (it should be fast enough... moreZram is what they did with KitKat. That is why KK requires no less than 340MB of RAM. But these optimizations lack in ICS/JB which need a minimum of 512MB to function at all and why LG put Gingerbread 2.3.6 on 2012's L3 with 384MB RAM, instead of ICS, like it did with the rest of 2012 models: L5, L7 and L9. Every single ICS+ phone, even the cheapest ones, has 512MB RAM or more.
Now, either Karbonn has a fantastic team of coders which redid the majority of Android 4.2 code to make a phone with 256MB RAM usable by customers, or there's a problem with mentioned specs.
And swapping is virtually impossible with 512 MB of SD card space (perhaps there's a hidden partiton for SWAP, but all in all, that's a very stupid solution).
What can one possible do with a 256mb RAM device ? Text and place calls ? Seems more like it
India has been selling,low end affordable JB and ICS with 256MB RAM and Dual Core for a while now. Micromax was the first to break it, with there Micromax A58 which has a 512MB RAM and costs around Rs. 3500. But, still at that price this phone is interesting. It has a bigger drawback than just 256MB ram i.e it comes with 1100Mah battery.
I would have loved, firefox os instead of JB in this device.