Panasonic Eluga Arc is the next brand new smartphone from Panasonic. This new model is targeted at the mid-range market. This is their first smartphone with 2.5D curved glass in the display. Also, other notable features in this mid-range smartphone are Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) support, Android for work, IR sensor and Fingerprint support for other apps.
In this, VoLTE allows us to make calls through the Mobile Data. IR sensor can be helpful in controlling the IR-based Appliances in home or office. Android for work is a new concept which will be useful for an organization to use the Android for day to day official works in a secured environment.
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The design looks premium in this handset. They used Polycarbonate material in the build. The thickness is 8.1mm. The backside is curvy in design and good to hold in hands while working.
The hardware and other specs are also interesting for the price they quoted. The price is around Rs.12,500 at present.
Specifications of Panasonic Eluga Arc
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
|Operating System||Android OS, V 5.1 (Lollipop)|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-core 1.4|
|Inbuilt Storage||16 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||32GB micro SD card|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM|
Specs Details and Opinion of Panasonic Eluga Arc
Panasonic Eluga Arc is the first 4G smartphone with a 2D arc glass from Panasonic. The screen size is 4.7 inches with IPS display. The resolution of the 4.7-inch screen is 1280 X 720 pixels. It has Snapdragon 410 chipset which is a quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.2GHz. It gets the Graphical processor support from the Adreno 306 GPU.
The internal storage of the device carries 16GB, which can also be expanded using micro SD card up to extra 32GB. The Eluga Arc also carries a 2GB RAM. This combination of CPU, GPU and RAM are good for multi-tasking, gaming and longer use. The Snapdragon is well known for the consistency in performance.
Panasonic Eluga Arc works on the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with the custom made FitHome UI. The camera at the rear has 8MP sensor with an LED flash support. Front selfie camera has 5MP sensor.
The handset is powered by an 1800mAh removable battery. The battery got the Qualcomm quick charge 1.0 support. Other notable features include- Dual SIM slots with 3G and 4G LTE support, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Infrared sensor, Fingerprint scanner to lock and unlock the device and apps and GPS.
Pros and Cons of Panasonic Eluga Arc
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor
- 4G with VoLTE
- IR blaster
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Low Battery capacity
- High Price
- No Android 6.0
- No Protective Glass to the display
Panasonic Eluga Arc has good features, but they are not much impressive. A 4.7-inch screen is acceptable with an HD resolution. Processor, RAM, and storage also look satisfactory for a mid-range smartphone. But when it comes to battery, it is little weak for heavy users. While they have special features on one hand like VoLTE through 4G, IR blaster, and Fingerprint scanner, the other hand has some cons like No Android 6.0, No Protective glass cover to display.
Finally, when we look at the price Rs.12,500, the specs are not meeting the value for the price. We can get a Xiaomi or Lenovo smartphone for the same.