POWER PACKED PH­ABLET

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

WITH SO MUCH hap­pen­ing in the smart­phone space, Pana­sonic isn’t stay­ing quiet. Fo­cus­ing on An­droid smart­phones for some time now, the com­pany has now launched a ph­ablet un­der ` 20,000. The P81 has got a 5.5-inch dis­play with 1280 x 720 pixel res­o­lu­tion. It has a 7.9 mm thick­ness and the faux leather back panel makes for a com­fort­able grip.

This isn’t a vanilla An­droid ph­ablet as Pana­sonic has cus­tomised the in­ter­face. There are a few fea­tures, such as ges­ture com­mands, pop-up video player, builtin call recorder, Play More apps, etc. that add util­ity value to this de­vice. While the P81 man­ages to run all the day-to-day tasks with ease, the phone does lag a cou­ple of times with mul­ti­ple heavy apps run­ning in the back­ground.

While the cam­era might not stand against the re­sults ob­tained by the ones added on the flag­ship Sam­sung and Sony smart­phones, the im­ages cap­tured are im­pres­sive, sharp and of­fers nat­u­ral colours. How­ever, there weren’t many modes to play around with. Watch­ing multimedia was good as other than good view­ing an­gles, it of­fered great sound too. The bat­tery lasted over a day and a half with heavy us­age.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT:

Pana­sonic P81 per­forms, with­out

many glitches

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