Karbonn Aura Note Play has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs 7,590 and it comes with a some of the best multimedia specifications that we have seen in this segment. Karbonn Aura Note Play is the home grown smartphone manufacturer’s attempt to introduced its latest affordable handset under the ‘Aura Note’ series and the Karbonn Aura Note Play comes with a fingerprint reader at the back as well as an ultra-premium real panel with metal finish which is capped with rounded edges on all sides.
In terms of design, the Karbonn Aura Note Play tall and intimidating, owing to its display size, and considering that this is an entry level device, the bezels size is at par. The front of Karbonn Aura Note Play featured 6-inch display, earpiece grille, and capacitive buttons. The volume rockers and power button are neatly placed on the right edge of the device.
With a price tag of Rs 7,590, the Karbonn Aura Note Play has been launched against the likes of Moto E4 and Xiaomi Redmi 4, which are the two smartphones that offer most value for every buck spent on them.
With a focus on Multimedia consumption, Karbonn Aura Note Play is here take on the competition but will the handset find its own sweet spot in an already crowded segment? Is Karbonn Aura Note Play the one Indian smartphone that will end Chinese manufacturers’ dominance in the country? Let’s see!!
Karbonn Aura Note Play Specifications
- 6-inch (1280 x 720) HD IPS Full Lamination Display offering 245 PPI
- 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor coupled with ARM Mali-T720 MP2 GPU
- 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, expandable memory with up to 32GB with microSD
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box
- Fingerprint sensor at the rear and Dual SIM
- 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Geo tagging with a Night Mode Pro and HDR
- 5MP front-facing camera with fixed focus and f/2.2 aperture
- 3300mAh battery with fast charging
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, IR Remote, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
- Color Options: Black and Champagne
- Karbonn Aura Note Play measures 144.50 x 72.00 x 9.30 and weighs 150.00 grams.
Vistoso app comes pre-installed in Karbonn Aura Note Play that uses artistic filters “to transform your picture into an artwork”. This allows users to create a piece of art using pictures getting a unique and exceptional result every time. The also artwork lets you print on merchandise like mugs, t-shirts, and collage.
With all these features and specifications, it is safe to say that when Multimedia consumption is concerned Karbonn Aura Note Play looks like a clear winner in the segment as the 6-inch display decent viewing angles as well as offer great visibility even under bright sunlight.
Moreover, the performance quotient has also been catered to very carefully in the Karbonn Aura Note Play as the 1.3GHz Quad-core SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a heavy GPU will let users play heavy games and multitask seamlessly. However, you might notice little lags while playing heavy games but given the price, it was expected.
Should you buy one?
Karbonn still has a lot to achieve when it comes to VFM devices and while Karbonn Aura Note Play is everything but the best in the segment, it can also be not ignored. If you are looking for a smartphone that can accompany you for more than 2 years with regressive usage, go for Xiaomi Redmi 4. But if you are looking for a non-Chinese smartphone for multimedia consumption, with a little bit performance credentials, Karbonn Aura Note Play should be given a chance.