Lately, Panasonic released an entry-level smartphone dubbed Panasonic T41 in India for a price of Rs 7,990. This was followed by two other handsets such as the P41 and P61 respectively in the mid-range segment. In the recent times, many global vendors including Motorola, Xiaomi and others are stacking the retail shelves with entry-level and mid-range device. The newly launched Panasonic smartphones will definitely have to fight with those phones with solid specs and reasonable pricing. Here is a quick review of the Panasonic P41.
Camera and Internal Storage
Panasonic has given the P41 a standard 8 MP primary snapper at its back with LED flash for enhanced low light performance and support for FHD 1080p video shooting. This camera is paired up with a 2 MP front-facing shooter that can assist in making video calls and in clicking self portrait shots. These camera aspects make the device a standard one in terms of photography and we cannot expect great features from a smartphone of this pricing.
Internal storage is 8 GB, which is an esteemed feature for the mid-rangers. Moreover, the support for additional storage up to 32 GB sweetens the deal further. If you desire for more default storage capacity, there a few offerings such as XonPhone 5 with 16 GB storage for a relatively lesser price tag.
Processor and Battery
In terms of raw hardware, the Panasonic P41 makes use of a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor that can help in delivering a decent performance. This unspecified chipset is further paired with an average 1 GB of RAM that can handle the multi-tasking demands of the users. These hardware capabilities make the Panasonic phone yet another standard mid-ranger as the ones that already exist in the market.
Battery capacity onboard the Panasonic P41 is a 2,000 mAh unit. We don’t have the back up stats or onscreen time data which you can squeeze out of it but the battery ratings seems high enough considering the price tag.
Display and Features
The IPS display in the Panasonic P41 measures 5 inches in size with a qHD screen resolution of 960×540 pixels instead of HD 720p. This low screen resolution makes the display less sharp, but it should be suitable for fundamental tasks such as playing games, watching videos, browsing the gallery and more.
The Panasonic P41 is fueled by Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system and it arrives with a slew of standard connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
|Display||5 inch, qHD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP|
What we Like
- Android 4.4 KitKat OS
- 8 GB of storage space
What we Dislike
- Not a Competitive Price Tag
Price and Conclusion
The Panasonic P41 could be considered reasonably priced upto a couple of months back, but sounds expensive in todays market. The handset packs some impressive punches like 8 GB of internal storage, but Xiaomi Mi3 will be a much better option by shelling out extra 2k. Hence, it is deliberate that the Panasonic P41 will surely have to struggle a lot to grab the attention of the consumers in the price conscious Indian smartphone arena.