After many rumors and speculations regarding its release in India, the Panasonic Eluga U smartphone has been officially launched for a price og Rs 18,990. The handset has decent specifications that are expected from a mid-ranger and it could be a tough competitor for those who are looking for a reasonable priced smartphone with impressive specifications instead of paying a hefty price tag. Here is a quick review on the Panasonic Eluga U smartphone for those interested in buying the device soon after its release.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The rear camera is a decent 13 MP primary shooter that is teamed up with LED flash for a great performance under low ambient light conditions and FHD 1080p video shooting capabilities. Panasonic has given the handset a front-facing 2 MP snapper that is an average performer. It decent imaging department makes the Eluga U smartphone a better one in the market.

On the storage segment, there is an impressive 16 GB native storage space for users to store all the content that they wish to. Furthermore, there is a micro SD expansion slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage for those users who like to store more stuff on their smartphone.

Processor and Battery

Panasonic Eluga U is powered by the commonly used 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 from Qualcomm. This processor is aided by 2 GB RAM for smooth multi tasking and efficient app handling without any lag or clutter. Further, the intense graphics requirements are handled by the Adreno 305 graphics unit that is provided in the handset.

The battery capacity is 2,500 mAh and this is believed to provide decent hours of backup to the Panasonic Eluga U smartphone that should be suffice for a mid-ranger.

Display and Features

The display measures 5 inches in size and it uses an IPS OGS panel for good viewing angles and color reproduction besides being thin with the One Glass Solution technology. Moreover, it carries a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels that should be adequate for everyday needs and is layered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance and added protection.

Connectivity features include Dual SIM support, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS for seamless connectivity.  On the software front, it comes with Android 4.4 KitKat and other features such as Kwik Lock for locking the phone on double tapping the home screen, Fit Home UI for a convenient single handed operation of the phone, Pop i player, Music cafe and Gesture play.

Comparison

The Panasonic Eluga U smartphone will have to fight against Lenovo S860, Xiaomi Mi3, Asus Zenfone 6, Oplus XonPhone 5 and others.

Key Specs

Model Panasonic Eluga U
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,500 mAh
Price Rs 18,990

What we Like

  • 16 GB of internal storage capacity
  • Good camera set
  • 2 GB RAM

Price and Conclusion

The Panasonic Eluga U will be available at Rs 18,990 and perhaps be more appealing after initial price cuts. The handset will be a better choice for those consumers who like to have increased internal storage space and better camera aspects without shedding too much on a high-end device. However, the handset will be struggling to establish its foothold in the market as the race is fiercer these days with a few offerings available with similar aspects at relatively lesser price tags.

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