Panasonic has launched a fitting successor to its budget-friendly Eluga I4 in India. The new smartphone from Panasonic, the Eluga I5 can be described as ultra-affordable, going for a budget Rs. 6,499 and that is not far-fetched considering its specs. Let’s see how the latest addition to the Eluga series fares.
Panasonic Eluga I5 Specifications, Review and Highlights
The Eluga I5 sports a dazzling 5-inch HD display offering 720*1280 pixels of resolution. On top of that is a 2.5D curved glass screen with Asahi Dragontrail Glass for extra protection.
The metal-clad device is adorned in the brightest of Gold and Black colors . The 7.5mm thick device has a fingerprint sensor located at the back which also houses the rear camera and LED flash on the top left corner in an horizontal formation. Weighing 160g also means the Eluga I5 can slot in your palms or pockets conveniently.
Storage & Processor
Behind all the functions, is the 1.25GHz Media-Tek MT6737 processor with four cores coupled with Mali T720 GPU, no different from the recently launched Eluga A4. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD.
The Eluga I5 sports a 13MP back camera with dual-tone LED Flash for quality photos and brighter images in low-light backgrounds. The front also has a camera of its own, a 5MP selfie camera.
Battery & Connectivity
The Eluga I5 will be nothing without its 2500mAh powerhouse which is non-removable in this case. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, FM Radio, rear mounted fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, Hybrid Dual SIM slots.
The smartphone comes with Android 7.0 Nougat OS pre-installed. Its not the latest, but it will surely do.
Panasonic Eluga I5 Full Phone Specifications
|2G Network||GSM 900 / 1800 MHz|
|3G Network||HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|SIM Type||Hybrid Nano SIM.|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Build||Metal Unibody Design.|
|Display Type||IPS 2.5D Curved Glass Display|
|Resolution||HD (720 * 1280) pixels|
|Protection||Asahi dragontrail Glass|
|Features||Multi-touch, 2.5D Curved Glass|
|1080p HD Video|
|Autofocus, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, HDR|
|Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|64-bit MediaTek MT6737|
|Number of Processor Cores||Quad-Core|
|Internal Storage||16GB internal memory|
|expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, fingerprint sensor(rear mounted)|
|Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||USB 2.0|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||n/a|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI|
|Yes, WMV, MP4|
|MP3, WAV, AMR|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
Availability and Price of Panasonic Eluga I5 in India & China
The Panasonic Eluga I5 is available exclusively on Flipkart in India at an affordable Rs. 6,499.