Panasonic has continuously launched a range of smartphones that cater to the need of a range of users. They have always focused more on the budget segment of smartphones, and their strategy seems to be working well. Panasonic recently launched its “Panasonic Eluga Tapp” smartphone that featured a 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone. The phone has been given suitable hardware configuration and also features with a fingerprint scanner. The best part of the phone is that it offers a range of features that to being a budget segment smartphone. So, let’s see how this smartphone works in real life.
The phone has been provided with a traditional design and looks decent. A physical home button is provided in the phone in which it is embedded with the fingerprint scanner. The external dimensions of the phone are kept as 5.63 x 2.80 x 0.32 inches thus letting its user use the phone by a single hand. The phone weighs only 138 grammes thus making it lightweight. Regarding the colour variants of the phone, it is available in two colours i.e. Champagne Gold, and Silver Gray. The phone boasts a 5.0 – inches IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen that would provide screen resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels and roughly --corresponding to 294ppi rich-screen. The display proves to be great, and one cannot expect better display at this price tag. The colours turn out to be bold, and screens get bright enough.
The phone features a Quad-core 1.25 GHz processor which would be backed by an unspecified chipset. The processor seems to work great as general functions done by the phone turn out to be smooth. The processor lets the users play light games and videos quickly. Though the phone works great for normal day to day functions, one cannot expect the phone to play massive games and heavily encoded videos, as frame drops and stutter might be observed. The phone is supposed to run on Android ecosystem, version 6.0 i.e. Marshmallow. The processor is backed by a 2GB RAM, which according to us great. The best part about the phone is that it supports 4G VoLTE and offers dual SIM functionality too. There are very few smartphones in this price segment that offers such specifications. We believe that this smartphone can turn out to be a real champion.
The primary camera features an 8-MP camera that would be backed by autofocus and LED flashlight. Also, a 5-MP front camera has been provided in the phone, which again is impressive for a budget segment smartphone. The primary camera is expected to have features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus and would have various shooting modes such as Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera setting would also include Exposure compensation and ISO control. HD video recording would also be done by the camera at frames like 1080p@30fps. The images captured by the camera turn out to be decent, however, there is room for improvements. The images captured in dim light conditions prove to be okay, but a lot of noise seems to creep in the photographs. The front shooter was able to capture some decent selfies. Overall, for a budget segment of a smartphone, the camera works well. The phone feature a speaker which gets loud enough, however, noise distortion could occur at high volumes, occasionally. The phone shall also feature a 3.5 mm audio jack.
A 2800 mAh Li-Ion battery is provided in the smartphone. The battery turns out to be great and can work for an entire day with moderate to heavy usage. Talking about the connectivity options, the phone boasts connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.0 with A2DP, A-GPS, FM Radio, Infrared port and microUSB 2.0. The phone is expected to come with two more sensors i.e. accelerometer and proximity. If we talk about the overall functionality of the phone, we can say it is impressive. The phone offers a range of features that too in the budget segment, and we believe that if given a chance, the phone would turn out to be very useful for its users.