The Panasonic manufacturing unit has its headquarters in Osaka, Japan. It was initially called ‘Matsushita Electric’ which is again a well-known brand in the field of Electronics, Semiconductors and Home appliances. Only a few years back it stepped into the field of smart phones and since then experimenting with this field. The turning point for Panasonic in its smartphones venture was with the launch of Panasonic Eluga series. The Panasonic Eluga Z smartphone has a dual sim and performs much better than its predecessors. They have taken extra care in fixing the various bugs and other software problems that constantly pulled down its market. Hence, with this comeback, we can probably expect more such enhanced versions of smartphones from Panasonic.
PANASONIC ELUGA Z PRICE VARIATION
Launched in July 2015, The Panasonic Eluga Z Price in India was around Rs.13,490/- but within few months, the price has come down to Rs.8600/-. You can see the price variation of Eluga Z in the following graph:
DESIGN & DIMENSIONS
This phone comes with a metallic frame surrounded with a fabric rear casing. This gives it a classy look and a good grip over the phone. The build of this phone is called the Bar form. It has a thickness of just 6.85 mm. It comes with a length of 141.3 mm and a breadth of 70.6 mm. The colour variations available with this phone are Champagne Gold, Ivory White and Midnight Blue. This phone is pretty light in weight weighing only 120 g.DISPLAYThis phone comes with a super fluent AMOLED HD display of touch screen type. It possesses an LCD Capacitive type touch screen which supports 16M colour quality. The screen size is 5 inches with a screen to body ratio of approximately 69.1 %. The screen resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels, 294 ppi density.
OS & PROCESSORThe software used in this smartphone is Android OS v 4.4 ( Kit Kat ). This can be upgraded to v 5.0 ( Lollipop ). Its CPU is of Octa – core. The CPU type is Media Tek with a processor speed of 1.4 GHz. Also, this phone is efficient for high duty gamers because it has an Octa – core processor. Its processor speed though is not very favourable, but still is pretty manageable. The Graphics Processor Unit is Mali – 450MP4 which is the well-known and most commonly used processor lately. The smoothness with which the phone functions is of an average degree only, though.
This smartphone comes with an internal storage capacity of 16 GB. This is pretty much a good storage memory for any average user. This memory capacity will enable most apps to function smoothly. Even otherwise, this smartphone comes with a provision of expanding its internal memory. This can be done with an external memory card (micro SD) up to 32GB. The RAM capacity for this phone is 2 GB.
It comes with a Li – Po battery which is removable. The capacity of this battery is 2050 mAh. For the current generation of youngsters, this capacity is below average. But, for a basic user, the battery lasts quite comfortably. The stand – by time on an average for this smartphone is up to 375 h when running in 3G mode. And, the average talk time is up to 15 h 18 min when functioning in 3G mode.
Camera: It has a front and back camera. The back camera comes with 13 MP clarity. While, the front camera has 5MP pixel quality. The back camera has additional features to enhance the photo capturing experience. Some of these features are LED flash, face detection, Geo – tagging and auto focus facility. Also, the back camera comes with a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096. The secondary camera though does not have such enhancements. But, both the cameras do not have image stabilizers.
Audio: It comes with a good clear loud speaker. The sound produced is well defined and single toned. It supports alert types like vibration, WAV ringtones, 64 polyphonic MP3, MIDI and AMR. This smartphone comes with a fully accessible FM radio feature.
Video: Full HD video recording is enabled in this smartphone. The resolution of the videos that can be taken is 1080p. It supports formats like MP4, 3GPP, AVI, MPEG4, WMV and Xvid by default. Videos are recorded at 30 FPS.
The network features for this phone are, dual – simmed and is enabled with 3G. Both the sims support only GSM connectivity. This also has Wi-Fi connectivity at 802.11 b/g/n. Bluetooth v4.0 helps transfer files wirelessly in this smartphone. It comes with GPS facility and EDGE connectivity as well. The USB connectivity port is On – The – Go type with micro USB 2.0.
Panasonic Eluga Z has got a feature score of 78 on PriceJugaad.com with its own advantages and disadvantages. The advantages being, its good quality AMOLED display, it’s clear back camera and RAM capacity. Its disadvantages are average battery capacity and processor speed.