Karbonn A30 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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Galaxy Note’s upgraded edition, Galaxy Note II hit the Indian market with better features and more goodies to look forward to.

Rivaling it, in true fighter spirit, Karbonn has launched the Karbonn A30 phone. We do a compare for you to decide which would be a better value.


The Galaxy Note II is a big phone at 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm weighing 180gms. Well, the Karbonn A30 beats Note with greater dimensions at 166 X 91 X 10.7 mm weighing 280 gms.

Both phones have similar rectangular bodies with rounded off edges which gives them a sleek look. However, the Note II is much slimmer.

Note II has the Samsung Super AMOLED panel which replicates colors amazingly and immaculately. Both phones come in the conventional Black and White colors.

In this department both the phones are equal competition with one having lighter size while the other has greater dimensions. It is for the user to decide which one they would prefer better.


While the A30 has 5.9 Inches screen with TFT LCD  capacitive touch screen, Note II has 5.55 Inches screen but with HD Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen and 16 M Colours.

Karbonn A30’s screen resolution is 480X800 pixels while Note II has a screen resolution of 1280X720 pixels. Despite its smaller size, the Galaxy Note 2 has better screen resolution making it a hand down winner with better picture quality.

Operating System

The Karbonn A30 is operated by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by 1 GHz ARM Cortex A-9 Dual core processor while Note II is operated on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core processor.

The Jellybean is the latest version of Android available in the market with greater features and better interface.


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Karbonn A30 can access the internet over Wi-Fi, 3G: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps and 2G with WAP, GPRS, Edge and GPS Support while files can be transferred via Bluetooth and microUSB.

The Galaxy Note II has internet connectivity with Wi-Fi, 3G: HSPA+21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps), 4G LTE: 100Mbps / 50Mbps.

Besides this, the Note II also has Bluetooth, USB 2.0 Host, and NFC. With a better processor, Galaxy Note 2 will offer better connectivity speed so we vote for it here.


Both phones have 8.0 MP Camera (3264×2448 Pixels) with Autofocus and LED Flash on the rear camera. The Note II also has a BSI sensor on its rear camera.

Note II has a better front camera with 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera. While Karbonn A30 has 1.3 MP Camera (1280×1024 Pixels) on its front.

Memory & Battery

The A30 has in-built memory capacity of 2GB that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card and runs on a powerful 2500 mAh battery. Note II on the other hand comes in three versions of memory – 16/32/64 GB inbuilt memory + 2GB (RAM) and expandable memory up to 64GB on microSD slot.

Note II has 100mAh Li-ion 3 battery. The galaxy Note 2 has great in guilt memory options that Karbonn cannot even compete.


At the price it is being offered, Karbonn A30 is a great compete. Also, the dual sim is a coveted feature in phones of this category.

However, if you are willing to pay the price and would like to experience the additional features of stylus pens or Voice memo/dial/commands, then Samsung Galaxy Note II is the best buy in the market.

The Karbonn A30 is a low range product while the Galaxy Note 2 is a high range product. The user can decide which phablet would be a better option between these two.

This is a guest article, written by Sanjay Kumar Negi working at 91Mobiles.com. Compare mobiles, tablets and accessories in India at 91Mobiles.com and use this portal for finding the great price of gadgets in India such as Karbonn A30.

8 thoughts on “Karbonn A30 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2”

  1. If I want to be fully satisfied with the money I will be investing on gadgets, I’d still prefer having the Galaxy Note II. This is way a lot better and the brand quality has been proven.

  2. Karbonn A30 looks stunning! Comparison is solid between of them but I always go with Samsung because of this South Korean multinational company rocks the world technology market with the incredible gadget features.

  3. Nicely compared Sanjay …

    Its true that Karbonn A30 is worth the price but as Samsung Mobiles is a reputed company, people will blindly go for Note 2.

  4. Hi Sanjay,

    I could digest the fact that you are comparing a High end phone with a Low end phone. Even though Karbonn is making phones with good specifications, comparing it with a flagship Android device is not a good idea.


  5. Though karbonn is very cheap comparing to samsung , but I would prefer to go with samsung only. Karbonn device can break any time and I don’t want to visit its service center again and again


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