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Karbonn K9

Karbonn was brought into inception while keeping in focus the budget conscious consumers of India. It has been successful in its pursuit, the testimony to which is its rising sales figures years after years. They are not only delivering low-end, but also 3G enabled phone laden with the latest features that high-end phones from companies like Samsung and LG possess, though obviously at a much cheaper price. This time it has come up with another budget phone named K9 with an impressive set of features.

Karbonn K9

Performance

Despite being a cheap phone it has a display with vivid colors and crisp image quality. Its a complete multimedia phone that will allow you play a wide array of audio/video files and plug in your headphones to enhance your multimedia experience. Its camera quality is also good. It comes with digital zoom and takes pictures at a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. The speakers in the rear are quite loud with acceptable sound quality. It is rare to get features such as Anti-Theft and Conference call at a budget price as these are mostly available in high-end phones. It being a dual SIM phone means you can choose another SIM in case one of them has poor network or has higher call rates. The 1800 mAh battery gives a talk time up to 6 hours and standby time up to 300 hours, which is impressive at this price. Also its Dual LED Torch light can prove quite handy in dark conditions, while you can always connect it to your computer to exchange data with its USB connector and PC Sync software.

Features

K9 boards a 2.4-inch TFT Display and an alphanumeric keypad. It’s a Dual SIM GSM phone with embedded memory of 32 MB. In case you’re a multimedia freak you can update this up to 16GB with a microSD or microSDHC card. The rear comprises of a 1.3 megapixel camera, while you can play the videos of wide number of formats such as 3GP, MP4 and AVI. The music player too can play a number of formats like MP3, AMR, WAV and MID. The number of contacts is limited to 1000, which we think should be enough for everyone, while 500 messages can be stored at a time in your inbox. Thanks to its 3.5 mm audio jack you can plug in your favorite headphones and enjoy the music on K9. You can also tune in to your favorite radio stations with its FM radio. In terms of connectivity it offers GPRS, Bluetooth and a USB. Its Dual LED Torch light can be extremely handy in case you’re stuck in dark. Some interesting features for this budget phone are Conference call and Anti-Theft. While Conference call allows you to talk more than two people at a time, Anti-Theft helps you in tracking your phone in case you lose it. In case you’re fan of vintage games you can play Pacman and Snake on this phone. It offers a predictive text software to assist in texting, while the 1800 mAh battery means above average battery life.

Design

K9 is a compact phone that would fit easily in your pocket with an overall dimensions of 115 x 50 x 15.5 mm. It feels light in your hand weighing just 112 g. It boards a 2.4 inches TFT color display with an overall resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Its black color form is quite attractive with a D-Pad in the center to take you back to the home screen. The numeric keyboard is pretty standard with a metal body on the sides. The rear of the phone has its 1.3 MP camera and speakers, while the 3.5 mm audio jack is located at the top of the phone.

Bottomline

Karbonn K9 is currently priced at Rs 1624, which is quite surprising given the number of features it has to offer. In countries like India, where not every other person can afford phones from the likes of Blackberry and Apple, indigenous companies like Micromax and Karbonn provide much more viable options at a much cheaper price and K9 just does that. You can browse Internet or use your computer for this purpose, you can listen to your favorite music and can also take decent quality shots with its camera. It truly has an impressive set of features at a staggering low price.

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