The entry-level and mid-range smartphone segments are witnessing new launches almost everyday. Earlier, these segments were dominated by the local vendors, but now several global players are rushing to launch such offerings. The latest one is Panasonic as the vendor has launched the Eluga I smartphone exclusively via Flipkart for a pricing of Rs 9,999. Lets take a look at the quick review of the smartphone below.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera is an 8 MP sensor with auto focus and LED flash for low light photography. The rear snapper is capable of shooting FHD 1080p videos as well. There is a 2 MP front facing selfie shooter onboard that can render moderate performance when it comes to video conferencing and clicking self portrait shots. The imaging hardware makes the smartphone standard as the other devices in this price bracket.

Internal storage is 8 GB and it can be further extended to 32 GB using micro SD card. This is decent amount of storage and it makes the Eluga I excel over the 4 GB offerings that are available in this price range.

Processor and Battery

The Panasonic offering is powered by a quad-core processor ticking at 1.3 GHz clock speed, but the chipset remains unspecified. Eventually, we cannot conclude regarding the performance that the device can deliver. However, with 1 GB of RAM onboard, the Eluga I will definitely be able to provide a moderate multi-tasking experience that is desired from any smartphone in this price range.

The battery capacity of the Panasonic Eluga I is 2,000 mAh, but the backup that the battery can pump in is not specified by the vendor. Analyzing the specifications, this battery should be lasting for less than a day under mixed usage and make the phone on par with its rivals.

Display and Features

The 5 inch display fitted on the Panasonic offering carries a HD 1280×720 pixel resolution that will result in a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. This makes the screen pretty average and usable for basic tasks though not exceptional.

The phone supports dual SIM functionality and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system. There are connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB. Interestingly, the Eluga I supports the Smart Swipe function that lets users to perform various tasks simply by swiping their fingers.

Comparison

The Panasonic Eluga I will be a tough challenger to the other smartphones in this segment including Xolo Q1011, Swipe Sense, Lava Iris Fuel 50 and others.

Key Specs

Model Panasonic Eluga I
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,000 mAh
Price Rs 9,999

What we Like

  • 8 GB of storage capacity
  • HD display

What we Dislike

  • A bigger battery is preferred

Price and Conclusion

The Panasonic Eluga I is a decent mid-ranger that is available in the market. It provides a good value for the money paid, but there are better options such as smartphones with FHD display, enhanced battery backup and increased storage capacity in this price bracket. Having said that, the chances for the Eluga I to lure the consumers with its mediocre specifications is pretty low, but the gesture support feature might do some wonders.

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