The rise in the 4G network feasibility across India has been boosting demand for affordable 4G smartphones. Nowadays, almost all new smartphones come with 4G connectivity. Japanese brand Panasonic is the new entry in the 4G smartphone league. Recently, Panasonic’s brand new smartphone Eluga L 4G launched with the support of Indian 4G LTE.
4G LTE Connectivity
The Eluga phone features 1G, 2G, 3G and Indian LTE 4G band support. The frequency bands it is supporting is in the range of 900 MHz to 2300 MHz. It will work with Airtel and Reliance Jio 4G mobile networks.
According to official listing, 4G mobile network will enable it to download data at the rate of 40 to 90 MBPS. Besides 4G, the end user can make most of it with dual SIM, which takes in a regular SIM size. This is note here that only one SIM support to 3G and 4G network. In terms of hardware connectivity options, it features USB 2.0, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. We give full mark better connectivity options in this gadget. And, in the list of available sensors, we have found Accelerometer, Light sensor and Proximity sensors.
2000 mAh Battery
The most unfortunate specification of this smartphone is a 2000 mAh battery. I am not able to believe the logic behind 2000 mAh battery in a 4G smartphone. Since 4G is more to download data from a mobile network, you need better battery power to work without worrying of hourly charging. For a poor battery ( only 2000 mAh), I advice is to stay away from this 4G smartphone.
Design and Operating System
Panasonic new craft comes in a regular design where sides are wrapped in a metallic rim to enhance the total look. Front and back are protected with gorilla glass that initiates the regular protection from scratch, sudden fall and somewhat finger prints. Not a unique masterpiece yet good looking, slim and quite impressive while you hold it in the hand.
The Eluga L 4G runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.4 and has a simplistic variant of custom user interface running on the top. Here, performance is smooth and single hand operation is quite easy.
Dual SIM card slot, SD card slot, power button and volume rockers are placed on the right side of this phone. It is quite handy in left-hand operation. However, using it by the right hand is a bit difficult.
For me, it does not make a difference because I use my phone with both hands as it is a 6-inch smartphone.
The smartphone measures in 142 mm long, 71 mm wide and 6.1 mm thickness. The gross weight including battery stands at 110 gram. We have to compliment Panasonic engineers for pulling out the best of the slimmed craft in this brilliant design. However, 6.1 mm thin body forced Panasonic to compromise on battery power, which is just 2000 mAh.
5inch HD Display
Panasonic is one of the leaders in display and camera technology. This is why Panasonic smartphones always feature a better camera and display technology than the alternatives in the market.
The Eluga L 4G features an excellent display. It sports a 5 inches screen with HD (720 × 1280 Pixels) display wherein pixel distribution is realistic 294 PPI. In this 4G smartphone, the Panasonic has relied on IPS LED technology and given a protection of corning gorilla glass.
We give full marks for its display technology. Images look real and colours appeal is something force you go by the existing gallery again and again. In terms of colour reproduction and sunlight distortion, the Eluga L 4G display handles it really well.
8MP 5MP Camera
Panasonic is one premier company in the Camera world. Its depth in the camera technology makes all its smartphone better in terms of camera and selfie. The Eluga L 4G packs an 8MP auto focus primary and 5MP selfie or front facing camera. HD video recording is supported at 30 frames per second. Its camera application is basic and relied upon the features set by Android developers. With digital ZOOM and LED flash, the user gets the benefit of geo-tagging and enabled HDR mode.
I love to mention here that the easiest way of taking a selfie is back with this smartphone. Yes, I am talking about the Blink Play technology, which shoots the best of your facial expression just upon your eye blink.
I am not good with photography still love to work with easy camera application than a completed one mostly rendered by custom UI. The important fact is camera application is just to make your life easy while shooting, but quality photography happens only while your gadget brilliant technology upfront.
The Panasonic Eluga L 4G is to impulse better platform for better photography in daily life. Considering the selling price of 10000 rupees, camera due do awesome work whether you are in or out.
There are 8GB onboard storage wherein 5.42 GB is left for the end usages. If you find it insufficient, buy a 32 GB microSD card and insert into the SD card slot.
The Eluga L 4G is powered by Snapdragon 4G chipset 410 MSM8916. The processor is four core constructions with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. With the support of 1GB RAM and Adreno 306 GPU, the end user gets smooth control on HD gaming and easy media playback.
Thanks to the Snapdragon processor, performance is thrilling and easily exercised. I did not experience any lag or application crash during an express testing. Here, we are giving full mark to this 4G phone for pulling out brilliant processing speed.
This is not a gaming smartphone. In spite of good integration of hardware and software, I cannot be recommend for gaming and hard multitasking. Poor battery power is a big problem in this phone.
- Ultra Slim smartphone has a thickness of 6.1 mm
- Very good display, battery, performance and camera
- The best selfie technology “Blink Play’ is here.
- Wide 4G LTE-TD and FD technology
- Front and back gorilla glass protection
Despite good specifications and processing speed, this phone has not been able to get response from buyers due to poor battery backup. There are many good alternatives of this phone. Consider them over this.
|SIM||Dual, Regular, GSM, 2G+4G/3G|
|OS||Android Kitkat 4.4.4|
|Screen||5 Inches, HD, 294 PPI, Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||Quad core, 1.2 GHz, Snapdragon 410|
|Memory||1 GB RAM, 8 GB Memory, 32 GB SD Card Support|
|Camera||8 MP [P], 5 MP[F], LED Flash|
|Body||110g [W], 6.1 mm [Th]|