Like the other smartphone manufacturers Panasonic is also looking forward to grab a significant chunk of the entry-level market share with the launch of its latest offering dubbed Panasonic T41. The handset is available for sale via the online retailer HomeShop18 for a price of Rs 7,999. With many global players launching in impressive devices in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket, the competition for the Panasonic phone is sure to get fiercer and here is a quick review of the phone to know its capabilities.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera used is a 5 MP unit which can capture better images and videos under low light environments as it gets coupled with a LED flash. This average sensor at the back is paired with a VGA front camera that can render basic video calling and selfies. While these camera aspects sound less impressive, they are appropriate for the pricing of the device.

Internal storage is paltry 4 GB which is disappointing. Though we cannot expect increased storage options from a handset at its pricing, Panasonic could have implemented at 8 GB of storage in the device making it a better offering in the entry-level segment. However, there is an expansion card slot that facilitates additional storage by another 32 GB.

Processor and Battery

The processor housed under the hood of the Panasonic T41 is a 1.3 GHz quad-core unit, but the chipset used remains unknown. We believe that this processor should suffice to handle the day to day tasks efficiently. Also, the quad-core processor is combined with a mere 512 MB of RAM that is disappointing.

Battery capacity is also pretty low at 1,650 mAh that we doubt will last for long hours. The rivals of the handset in the entry-level market segment arrive with better battery capacities nearing 2,000 mAh to deliver enough power for them to last for a day under mixed usage.

Display and Other Features

The IPS display on Panasonic T41 measures 4.5 inches and it is braced with a FWVGA resolution of 480×854 pixels. The display should deliver decent color reproduction and acceptable viewing angles as it is an IPS panel. Also, these aspects make it another usual entry-level smartphone with an average display suitable for basic tasks.

Panasonic T41 has dual SIM connectivity and it is fueled by Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. Furthermore, it packs a slew of standard connectivity options including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS for the users to be seamlessly connected on-the-go. The handset arrives in Pearl White and Bright Red color variants.

The handset will come bundled with standard set of gesture features, music café, and POP I player from Panasonic. Also, there are freebies such as Hungama’s Latest Music and video download worth Rs 1,000, Evernote’s exclusive premium services worth Rs 1,800, Top 8 India 3 months subscription worth Rs 2,100, Today Digital Magazines and complimentary Readwhere Bouquet up to Rs 5,000.

Comparison

With a price tag of Rs 7,999 and the given specifications, the Panasonic T41 will definitely enter a direct rivalry with the devices such as Asus Zenfone 4.5, Moto E and Xolo Q600s.

Key Specs

Model Panasonic T41
Display 4.5 inch, FWVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1,650 mAh
Price Rs 7,999

What we Like

  • Android 4.4 KitKat OS

What we Dislike

  • Low internal storage
  • only 512 MB RAM
  • Low battery capacity

Price and Conclusion

The Panasonic T41 with a slew of freebies seems expensive at Rs 7,999. But, if you find the freebies meaningful, effective cost will be reduced. Relatively less priced Zenfone 4.5 arrives with Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistant coasting and 8 GB of internal storage that make it better. Hence, the Panasonic T41 will surely have to fight a tough battle with the new wave of budget gadgets which have significantly more impressive hardware.

1 COMMENT

  1. I purchased it in Red color, now 10 days. This phone is really good looking and very stylish. The chrome and the back of the phone really give you a feeling of an expensive phone. I found the call quality OK, but the battery life is poor. The phone gets heated in no time during the conversation.
    Good:
    Very stylish phone with a good feeling like an expensive smartphone.
    Screen is very glossy,
    Touch is OK

    Bad:
    Battery drains out very quickly; even the phone is on stand by
    Gets heated during the conversation, and my ear feels some sensation into my ear even after 20 min call.

    Overall the phone is just a satisfaction at a cost of 7K. However I later realize there better options in this price range. I think I stucked with T41 is its brand as Panasonic looks me a better brand than other brands of similar spec. at same price range. We have plenty of home appliances in house from Panasonic and they are just awesome. Here Panasonic has disappointed me from battery and heating problem.

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