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HTC Explorer VS Karbonn A9 : Small phone Big Brand VS Big Phone Small Phone

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HTC Explorer is the current leader in the under 10K segment, the phone has decent specs and HTC’s reliable brand name, The challenger Karbonn A9 is a bigger Android phone with a faster processor but is not considered as reliable brand as HTC (yet)

HTC Explorer V/S Karbonn Specifications

Specifications  HTC Explorer  Karbonn A9
Display TFT capacitive touchscreen
3.2 inch Screen 320 x 480 pixels
3.8inch 480 x 800 Pixels
Memory Internal 90MB
Expandable upto 32GB
Internal 1GB
Expandable to 32GB
RAM  512 MB 512 MB
OS  Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Camera  3.15 MP No Flash
Secondry – No
5 MP LED Flash
Secondry – Yes
CPU  600 MHz 1GHz
Battery  Li-Ion 1230 mAh Li-Ion 1600 mAh


HTC Explorer V/S Karbonn Specifications

HTC Explorer  karbonn A9
BuyThePrice Rs. 7,999 BuyThePrice Rs. 8990
Saholic Rs. 8,099 Infibeam Rs. 9499


The HTC Explorer has a smaller screen and a lesser resolution than the Karbonn A9 and bigger screen with higher resolution means better view experience. It’s comfortable to play games and watch movies on a 3.8inch Screen than a 3.2inch screen.

Winner: Karbonn A9


Both the Devices have equal RAM (512MB) Internal Memory of karbonn A9 is Greater (1GB) where as the HTC Explorer has an internal memory of only 90MB, Though both the devices has an expandable memory card slot upto 32GB internal memory isn’t isn’t a major cause of concern

Winner : Karbonn A9

Operating System

Both the phones are running Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system but there is a difference here , HTC explorer is running Sense UI 3.o which is one of the best UIs Avialable on an Android Phone while Karbonn A9 is basically running the Stock UI with few tweaks. No that there is anything wrong with the Stock Android UI, it’s good but sense UI is just better. There are Many Apps in the Android market that will help you modify and change your UI the way you want.

Winner : HTC Explorer


 HTC Explorer has a 3.15MP camera without flash with 480p video support where Karbonn A9 has a 5MP camera with flasht. Karbonn A9 als has a front facing camera for video calling etc.

Winner:Karbonn A9


We do not have benchmark results (yet) for the Karbonn A9 but the specs does shed light on which is a better performer than HTC Explorer, as the Explorer only has a 600MHz Processor while the A9 has a 1GHz processor. (We will update with benchmarks when we get the device for review)


Both are awesome devices and like we said before, one is pretty famous and has a larger market share and brand recognition which will be very difficult for the Karbonn A9 to beat.

If you looking for a large phone in your budget with nice specs go with the A9 it isn’t afraid to perform, If you looking for a small phone in your budget or want a new HTC .senseUI then only go for the HTC Exporer.

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