Panasonic has been able to launch some decent smartphones in the market. They seem to focus on manufacturing budget segment of smartphones, and their strategy appears to be working too. Panasonic has launched a whole range of affordable smartphones and a wide variety of smartphones to choose from. Their smartphone sales increased considerably after the massive advertisement campaign they did for their products. Adding another budget segment smartphone, Panasonic, recently launched a new smartphone in the market i.e. Panasonic P71. The smartphone comes with an affordable price tag and offers a decent Android experience. So, let’s see how this smartphone works in real life.
Finding a unique design in smartphones is getting tougher day by day, and almost everyone is coming up with different choices these days. This phone carries the same usual design as other in its price segment with mild changes and so can attract a lot of attention and looks well. The phone features a rectangular design with slightly curved edges. The silver coloured band running along the sides of the phone provides a decent look to the phone. As the phone has the smooth front and back panels, it is slippery and can easily fall of the hand. The external dimensions of the phone are 143 (H) x 71 (W) x 8.1 (T) mm, which is reasonable. The phone is available in two colour variants i.e. Ivory Gold, Dim Gray Black. The phone doesn't weigh much as it is only 138 grammes that make easy to carry the phone too. Talking about the display of the phone, the phone features a 5.0 inches IPS LCD display that provide a screen resolution of HD 720 x 1280 pixels and corresponds to roughly 294-ppi. The display is impressive and gets bright enough. The viewing angles, as well as the sunlight legibility, turn out to be great. Overall, the display doesn't fail to disappoint us.
This phone comes with a 1.25GHz quad-core processor. For the general functioning of the phone, the processor seems to be powerful enough to provide a lag free experience. One might not be able to play heavy apps or games on this phone, as they might witness massive lags and stutter. The internal memory provided in the phone is 16GB which could be expanded up to 32GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The 1GB RAM provided in the phone makes sure that the phone has enough juice to play a range of apps. The phone offers a decent Android experience. The phone works on Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow). The phone offers dual SIM support and supports 4G VoLTE, which again is impressive.
The phone features an 8-MP primary camera that is supported by a LED flashlight and digital zoom. The image resolution of the camera turns out to be 3264 x 2448 Pixels which is decent for a budget segment smartphone. A 2-MP camera has been provided in the front. The primary camera supports features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilisation, Face detection, Touch to focus and has various shooting modes such as High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera setting would also include Exposure compensation and ISO control. The images captured by the camera are decent and shareworthy. However, many times one might not capture the exact image they were hoping for. Also, sometimes the images seem brushed up and dull as if they lack a certain amount of detail. The front shooter can be used for video calling.
Talking about the battery provided in the phone, the phone comes with a 2000mAh Li-Ion battery which again is user replaceable. When we tested the battery in real life, we found that the battery ran for a whole day with moderate to slight heavy usage. We do believe that the battery provided in the phone could have been of better capacity. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.0, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. The sensors provided in the phone include accelerometer only.