Panasonic recently revealed a new phone, Panasonic Eluga Note in India. It comes at a price tag of INR 13,290 and will be available through various offline channels. Specifications include a 5.5-inch Full-HD display, an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 3GB of RAM.

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It has a 16MP cam on the rear and a 5MP cam on the front. It offers a 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable upto 32GB via micro-SD card slot. It is backed up by a 3000mAh battery. It runs on Android Marshmallow with FIT Home UI on top of it.

Panasonic Eluga Note Specifications

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Key Specs Panasonic Eluga Note
Display 5.5 inches IPS LCD display
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920)
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor Octa-core 1.3 GHz
Chipset MediaTek 6753
GPU ARM Mali-T720
Memory 3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, up to 32 GB via microSD card
Primary Camera 16 MP with triple-LED flash
Video recording 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No
NFC Yes
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Waterproof No
Weight 142 gms
Dimensions 146×74.5×8.15mm
Price Rs. 13,290

Eluga Note Box Contents

The Panasonic Eluga Note comes with the following contents inside the box:

  • Eluga Note Handset
  • Charger
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Headphones
  • User Manual
  • Screen Protector
  • Transparent Back Cover

Eluga Note Contents

Eluga Note Physical Overview

The device comes packed in a plastic body. Its dimensions are 146×74.5×8.15 mm and it weighs just 142 grams, which is very less considering a 5.5 inch Display and 3,000 mAh battery. The plastic may feel a little cheap in hand but looks decent, it feels good in hand and can be easily used with one hand.

On the front there is nothing much apart from the regular components like a 5.5-inch Full-HD display, a earpiece on the top followed by 5MP cam and couple of sensors. There is Panasonic branding at the bottom with a small LED just below it.

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Rear side of the device is totally clean with a good-looking circular camera ring with 16MP cam and a triple LED flash on the left side of the camera. You will find the Panasonic branding in the middle and the Eluga branding below that. The back cover and battery are removable. The sim card slot and the micro-SD card slot both lie under the back cover.

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On the right side there is absolutely nothing apart from the power buttons.

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On the left, You will see nothing rather than a volume up and down button.

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On the top, there is the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, an IR Blaster and a micro-USB port for charging and data syncing.

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On the bottom, you will see a speaker grill and a hole for mic

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Eluga Note Photo Gallery

Eluga  Camera Overview

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It comes with a 16MP shooter on the back triple LED flash and a 5MP shooter on the front. Camera takes good shots during natural lightning condition and the pictures came out to very crisp and detailed. Colors looks great and accurate though the camera struggles a bit during low light situation. The front camera also takes quite good shots in natural light.

Camera Samples

Display

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As we have already told, it comes with a 5.5 inch dull HD display. The display looks good in terms of sharpness and colours production. It is a good display for watching videos and playing games but lacks in brightness in outdoors. Viewing angles are limited, but overall it is decent display for the price.

Price, Availability and Competition

Panasonic Eluga Note is priced for INR 13,290 and will be available through all offline retail channels rather than the online ones. The Panasonic Eluga Note will be offered in Champagne Gold colour. Main competions for this device will be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 2, Lenovo Moto G4 and Lenovo K5 Note.

Conclusion

Panasonic Eluga Note comes with decent set of specs but it misses out some of the key features which are common in this price range. The lack of the Fingerprint sensor and metal build may affect it against the competition. Generally, devices at this price range comes with some great set of specs but Eluga Note clearly seems overpriced for what it offers.