PANASONIC ELUGA A3: A GOOD BAT­TERY PHONE

PCQuest - - CYBER MEDIA LABS - — Raj Ku­mar Mau­rya rajm@cy­ber­me­dia.co.in

Panasonic launched a new bud­get seg­ment de­vice called Panasonic Eluga A3 PRo. The main USP of the Panasonic A3 pro is its 4000mAh bat­tery and vir­tual as­sis­tant ARBO. Also, if you talk about the hard­ware of this de­vice which is also de­cent and value for money. The smart­phone comes with 32GB stor­age and pow­ered by An­droid 7.0 (Nougat) and 13MP cam­era with LED flash for low light pho­tog­ra­phy. Let’s see the re­view of this bat­tery bud­get smart­phone.

De­sign Overview: Build qual­ity of this de­vice is good and it sports a metal body with rounded corners. At the left side, you will find the space for in­sert­ing SIM cards and mi­cro-SD card while right side it holds the power but­ton. The cam­era is placed at the left top cor­ner of the back with a LED flash light, the speaker grills are at the bot­tom where as the mid­dle space is re­served by the Panasonic brand­ing. At the front side, it fea­tures a home but­ton that also acts as a fin­ger­print sen­sor. There is no hard­ware nav­i­ga­tion panel which makes the empty space around the home. It has on­screen nav­i­ga­tion but­tons.

Hard­ware: The smart­phone comes in ver­sion one is Eluga A3 and A3 Pro of­fer 16 GB and 32 GB in­ter­nal stor­age re­spec­tively and sup­port ex­pand­able stor­age up to 128GB via a mi­croSD card slot. The de­vices are power-driven by 1.25 GHz, MTK 6737 Quad –core (Eluga A3) and 1.3GHz, MTK6753 Octa-core pro­ces­sor (Eluga A3 Pro). The 4G VoLTE en­abled smart phones to pro­vide ad­di­tional se­cu­rity to the user with the Front Fin­ger­print Sen­sor. Both the de­vices are paired with 3GB RAM, An­droid 7.0 Nougat

Dis­play: Panasonic A3 Pro sports a 5.5 inch HD dis­play with a res­o­lu­tion of 1280 x 720p. It has adap­tive screen bright­ness and over­all the dis­play is bright and sharp. The view­ing an­gles of the phone are also good. The vis­i­bil­ity of the dis­play un­der the strong sun­light is also ac­cept­able and text can be eas­ily read. The view­ing an­gles of the phone are enough good that three per­sons can eas­ily share the screen to watch videos. It has on­screen nav­i­ga­tion but­tons. So, over­all the dis­play is enough sharp and bright to en­joy the con­tent both out­door and in­door.

Cam­era: The Panasonic A3 Pro houses a 13MP sen­sor on the back with auto-fo­cus and 8MP fixed fo­cus selfie cam­era at the front. The cam­era app comes with lots of fea­tures to en­hance the pho­tog­ra­phy. The day­light images it cap­tures still good but in the low light, it per­forms av­er­age. The cam­era app comes with lots of fea­tures in­clud­ing ISO con­trol, Scene mode and White bal­ance con­trol.

Per­for­mance: The in­ter­face Panasonic Eluga A3 is quick with no dis­cernible lag creep­ing in. The screen is re­spon­sive too. The thing which we liked per­son­ally is that the Panasonic hasn’t added any ex­tra soft­ware layer that most of the times ham­per the user ex­pe­ri­ence. The hand­sets run on lat­est ver­sion of stock An­droid to give smooth lag free mo­bile user ex­pe­ri­ence. We used the phone for more than three weeks and en­joy sev­eral games and did mul­ti­task­ing as well. We played sev­eral high­graph­ics in­ten­sive games on it in­clud­ing WWE, NFS, Asphalt 8 Air­borne and Mor­tal com­bat, etc. The phone man­ages all the games with­out any ma­jor prob­lem or heat but we not go­ing to rec­om­mend it to heavy gamers. Even while switch­ing be­tween them there was no glitch.

Bat­tery: The phone is backed by a 4,000m mAh bat­tery. In the mod­er­ate us­age, this lasts eas­ily for 2 days. In our video loop test, we played 1080p movies con­tin­u­ously and got 15 hours 37 min backup with full bright­ness and full vol­ume. If you are a heavy user and play­ing a lot of games, In­ter­net surf­ing, etc that can eas­ily run for more than one day.

Bot­tom­line: At the price of Rs 12,490, the Panasonic Eluga A3 pro can add value to your money. If you want a phone with a good bat­tery along good build qual­ity then this can be for you.

Price: ` 12,490/-

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