Karbonn K 1414 is a sleek and stylish touch screen handset. The handset is targeted towards consumers who are looking for some basic features at a budget friendly price. This is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) phone with dual standby enabled. Apart from dual SIM facility, the phone sports a good combination of performance and features at a pocket friendly price. It comes with instant messaging programs, social networking apps and many more materials to keep you connected and entertained. If you want to display your style without making a hole in your pocket, K1414 should be the first choice for you.
The touch screen is not remarkable, but it is also not worth complaining. Looking at the price, the brightness, viewing angles and responsiveness, everything goes well, however you will face difficulty while reading texts under direct sunlight. Typing a text message can be time consuming and painful, otherwise it is responsive enough for other tasks. Videos looks washed out, but at this price, we cannot expect more.
While using the connectivity options, it gives you better speed then all the other handsets available in this price range. Call quality and signal reception of the phone is impressive. If you are going to use the loudspeaker and wish to hear a clear sound, then do not push the level much higher. Battery backup is quite disappointing, but considering the fact that there is no smartphone OS, this was expected.
The handset has a 3.2 inches WQVGA touch screen display that shows 262K colors at 400 x 240 pixels and 3.2 megapixel camera with digital zoom as well as video recording. It has an internal memory of 62 MB and you can expand the storage capacity up to 16 GB using micro SD cards. With its internal memory, K1414 can store up to 2000 phonebook entries, 1000 text messages and 20 dialed/received/missed calls. For connectivity we have, Bluetooth, GPRS and micro USB port.
Its dual SIM facility is best suited for frequent travelers or people who try to deal their personal and business separately. Best part of the dual SIM feature-you can use activate or use both the SIM cards simultaneously. Under the hood, it has a Li-Ion 900 mAh battery that provides a talk time of 2 hours and standby time of 260 hours. The phone operates at frequencies of GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz | GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz.
It comes preinstalled with Opera mini browser, social networking apps including Twitter as well as Facebook and instant messaging programs like eBuddy. It has a FM radio and a music player that supports all the major file formats including MP3, MIDI, WAV and AMR. Apart from the audio player, it has a video player that supports 3GP, MPEG4 and RMVB formats. The handset also comes with voice recorder, mobile tracker, Hindi language support, Data security Widget Arc and is adaptable to PC modem. It is a Java enabled handset, so you will be able to use Java based program and play Java games. Messaging options includes SMS and MMS.
K1414 is a bar phone with a weight and dimensions of 85 g and 109MM x 52MM x 12.8MM respectively. After looking at the dimensions and weight, there is no need to tell you that the phone is palm friendly and is very handy. The body is mostly plastic; the built quality is quite good.
Being an Indian mobile manufacturer, Karbonn has done the right thing by releasing a affordable touch screen phone. K1414 has the ability to attract consumers because of its price, design and features, which are great. If we leave some of the performance demerits and pay more attention to its positive points, the handset is a great value for money. Best attraction of K1414 is its looks, which appears more expensive than the phone. It will be best suited for users, looking for stylish design and useful features at an affordable price. Once you will buy the device, it will make many of your tasks easier, especially with its dual SIM facility.