Karbonn is a well-known name in the world of affordable smartphones. From computer peripherals to feature phones and smartphones, they have a full range of products portfolio. Karbonn has really worked on establishing itself as a serious smartphone maker, one to be reckoned with.
The latest offering from the house of Karbonn is the Quattro L55 HD which is available for a price of Rs. 5,499/- in online stores. The phone has a premium look. The specifications are decidedly mid-range but it features a gyroscope sensor for making the most of the VR headset which can be bought separately. It also supports 4G networks.
· 5.5 inch IPS LCD HD display (1280 x 720 pixels), 267 PPI.
· Dimensions of 152.00 x 77.20 x 8.90 mm (L x W x D); Weighing 170 gms.
· Quad-core Mediatek MT6735 processor running at 1.3 GHz.
· 2700 mAh Li-ion non-removable battery.
· 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage; micro SD card slot (expandable up to 32 GB).
· Dual SIM, 4G support on SIM 1 (Micro + Micro).
· 13 MP auto-focus primary camera with LED flash + 5 MP front camera.
· Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
ü 5.5 inch IPS LCD multi-touch HD display, 1280 x 720.
ü Big 2700 mAh non-removable battery.
ü Dedicated memory expansion slot.
ü VR Support.
ü Supports VOLTE.
ü Built-in FM radio.
ü Bluetooth V4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with A-GPS support.
û Runs on Android 5.1.
û No OTG support.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Karbonn Quattro L55 HD Handset
· USB Cable
· Complimentary Flip Cover
· User Manuals and Warranty Card
The Karbonn Quattro L55 HD is a big phone sporting a big bright display. The phone comes in a dark blue color at the back. The removable back panel has a faux leather finish. There is a pill shaped loudspeaker frill at the bottom. The Karbonn branding sits in the middle, slightly off-centered towards the top side. The 13.0 megapixels camera along with the single LED flash sits at the top. The camera protrudes slightly from the back. The removable back panel gives access to the battery, the dual SIMs, and the microSD card slot.
On the front of Karbonn Quattro L55 HD, the three Android navigation keys sit in their usual place below the 5.5-inch display. To the right of the earpiece are the sensors and the front camera. The edges of the phone are wrapped in a darker blue plastic frame. The back and the corners are rounded for better aesthetics and to provide a better grip. Overall this is an attractive-looking phone.
The Quattro L55 HD sports an IPS LCD display with multi-touch and outputs at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone features VR support and the display is really bright with good levels of color saturation and viewing angles. Sunlight legibility is ample good and the phone can be used outdoors in direct sunlight with no issues, All-in-all this is a good display to feature at this price-point.
The Quattro sports a 13.0 megapixels autofocus camera with a single LED flash. It has support for geo-tagging and supports five different shooting modes. The pictures taken in daylight under ideal shooting conditions capture quite a good amount of detail thanks to the 13.0 megapixels resolution.
The pictures captured in low light do not fare as nicely and suffer from excessive noise processing. The Karbonn Quattro L55 HD Mobile front 5.0 megapixels camera is a competent selfie shooter which also does double duty during video calls.
The Karbonn Quattro L55 HD is powered by a quad-core Mediatek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. It is supported by 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB storage. The storage can be increased up to 32 GB. Out of the box, the phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and feels smooth in day-to-day usage.
The large 2700 mAh battery powers the phone for a long between two charges. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3G, and 4G. Sensors, on the phone include Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor and Accelerometer.
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The Karbonn Quattro L55 HD is an affordable phone with slightly higher mid-range specifications. This phone gives a good value for money spent. What the buyers get for their money is a fairly competent hardware along with almost-latest software. The support for VR, with an optional version where the VR headset is included in the box, surely adds to its appeal. All-in-all this is a good buy that comes with the satisfaction of money well spent.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.