PANASONIC ELUGA A3: A GOOD BATTERY PHONE
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/-