Panasonic, the Japanese smartphone manufacturer has launched a new mid-tier Android Panasonic Eluga I5 in India for ₹8,990 only. The device offers a standard set of specifications that one can expect from the entry level to mid-tier Android smartphone. The device will be available exclusively on Flipkart.
With respect to design and build quality, the device offers a full metal unibody solution with a plastic top and bottom antenna bands for the network reception. Like always, there is nothing new about the design and we don’t have anything to complain about design either. So, this is a good looking phone, but not so good looking were we can appreciate it. At least for the first few days, the device will be available at an additional discount of ₹2,500. So, at the ₹6,490, this might be one of the best smartphones in the market.
Considering the price to feature ratio, the device does not offer great value for money but, the competition has a lot better to offer. So, let’s look at the actual tech specifications of the Panasonic Eluga I5. The Panasonic Eluga I5 offers a 720p 5.0-inch IPS LCD screen, protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass on the top, which should protect the device from additional scratches and also gives a premium user experience. Under the hood, the device is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 Octa-core SoC, paired with 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 16 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 128 GB).
Looking at the camera capability, the device offers a 13 MP rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording capability and a 5 MP front-facing selfie camera. In terms of connectivity, the device offers a dual SIM card slots with 4G LTE and VoLte capability on both the slots, so, you won’t be having any problem using the Jio SIM in the secondary SIM slot.
The smartphone runs on Android Nougat 7.0 operating system with custom UI on the top. Finally, everything is powered by a 2500 mAh Li-ion non-user replaceable battery with normal charging capability. Whats your take on the Panasonic Eluga I5? Share your views in the comments below.