Panasonic Eluga I5 Design

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

Panasonic Eluga I5

Display

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.

Design

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.

Camera

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.

Software

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

Panasonic Eluga I5 Design

General

Device Brand Panasonic
Model Eluga I5
Announced November, 2017
Released November, 2017
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
3G Network HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE
SIM Type Hybrid Nano SIM.
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

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)
4G LTE, VoLTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 143*71*7.5mm
Weight 145.5g
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Colors Black, Gold

Display

Display Type IPS 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Size 5.0 inches
Resolution HD (720 * 1280) pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density n/a
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Asahi dragontrail Glass
Features Multi-touch, 2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No

Camera

13MP camera
LED Flash
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, HDR
  • Rear camera: Yes
  • Front camera: No
5MP
n/a

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit MediaTek MT6737
Number of Processor Cores Quad-Core
CPU Speed 1.25GHz
GPU Mali T720
2GB
Internal Storage 16GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, fingerprint sensor(rear mounted)

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB 2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG) n/a
GPS Yes
NFC No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po
Capacity 2500mAh
Placement Non-Removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI
Yes, WMV, MP4
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV, AMR
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

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.

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