Pana­sonic Eluga Ray 500

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Pana­sonic play­ing around the bud­get smart­phones se­ries and Eluga Ray 500 Dual cam­era smart­phone is a new edi­tion in that. In the month of Sep 2017, the Pana­sonic has launched the two new Pana­sonic smart­phones, the Pana­sonic Eluga Ray 500 and Eluga Ray 700. The Pana­sonic Eluga Ray 500 fo­cuses on pho­tog­ra­phy and sports a dual-lens cam­era setup. It sells at an at­trac­tive price point of Rs. 8,999. Here is the re­view of Eluga Ray 500 that will give you an idea how the hand­set per­forms. Pana­sonic Eluga Ray 500 fea­tures, spec­i­fi­ca­tions In­side the box: Hand­set, user man­ual, SIM Tray ejec­tor PIN, screen guard, stan­dard qual­ity ear­phone and travel charger 5V/2A SAR Value: 1.18 head and 1.57 body Body: Good build and fin­ish­ing, Plas­tic body, curvy de­sign, com­fort­able to hold SIM Type: Nano + Nano/ mi­cro SD slot (hy­brid) Weight and Di­men­sions: 163 grams, 9.2mm thick Screen: 5 inches, 1280 x 720 pix­els res­o­lu­tion, view­ing an­gles, touch re­sponse and color re­pro­duc­tion are good, 2.5D curved glass Con­nec­tiv­ity: 4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Blue­tooth Sen­sors: Ac­celerom­e­ter, Prox­im­ity, light – just 3 sen­sor LED No­ti­fi­ca­tion: Yes OTG: Yes sup­ported RAM: 3GB (about 2.1GB free on first boot) ROM: 32GB (about 22GB free on first boot) OS: An­droid Nougat 7.0

Com­pact De­sign and 5-inch HD Dis­play: Pana­sonic Eluga Ray 500 is quite com­pact as the smart­phone sports a 5-inch HD screen. The de­vice mea­sures 144.26 x 71.26 x 9.2 mm and weighs 163 grams. You can use the hand­set with one hand without any strug­gle and the screen felt pretty re­spon­sive. The HD IPS dis­play of­fers a res­o­lu­tion of 1280×720 pix­els and also has a 2.5D curved glass for bet­ter view­ing an­gles. There is noth­ing in­no­va­tive in terms of de­sign, at the back side it has dual cam­era setup in the same for­mat most of the smart­phones have to­day. The sin­gle flash LED sits near the dual cam­era setup while the mid­dle back por­tion has Pana­sonic brand­ing.

The mi­cro USB 2.0 port is flanked be­tween two speaker grills but only right side grill has the speaker and other is just for the show­case. The 3.5mm au­dio port re­sides on the top of the phone.

If we talk about the dis­play qual­ity which is good in terms of view­ing an­gle and bright­ness. Due to its good view­ing an­gle, three per­sons can eas­ily share the screen while watch­ing videos or gam­ing. The down­side of the dis­play is the color ap­peared a lit­tle bit washed out and also not much sharp. To en­hance the pic­ture qual­ity the phone has pre-in­stalled Mi­rav­i­sion en­gine soft­ware to tune the dis­play pic­ture mode.

Dual Cam­era Setup: The smart­phone fea­tures a 13MP+8MP du­al­lens rear cam­era setup that com­prises of one stan­dard and one wide an­gle lens. The 8MP se­condary cam­era at rear lets you cap­ture 120° wide-an­gle frame while the 13MP pri­mary lens cap­tures stan­dard frame. W tested the cam­era in­doors and out­door. The wide-an­gle lens cap­tures a wide frame and will come handy to cap­ture land­scape shots. Low light shots are just about okay not that great. More­over, the dual cam­era setup on the back does not func­tion like a dual cam­era for bokeh. This hand­set can shoot HD videos.

As far as the front cam­era is con­cerned, Eluga Ray 500 has a 5MP front cam­era and we don’t have any com­plaints about its selfie cam­era and one can eas­ily use its cap­ture self­ies for their so­cial me­dia ac­counts. KEY SPECS: 5 inches, 1280 x 720 pix­els res­o­lu­tion, 163 grams, 9.2mm thick, 4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Blue­tooth, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, An­droid Nougat 7.0 PROS: Good build qual­ity, Strong bat­tery life CONS: Av­er­age app Per­fro­mance, Av­er­age Cam­era

Per­for­mance: The Phone comes with Quad-core Me­di­aTek chipset and stock An­droid Nougat. The Pana­sonic Eluga Ray 500 is backed by a quad-core Me­di­aTek MT6737 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. There is a 32GB in­ter­nal mem­ory that can be ex­panded by up to 128GB via hy­brid SIM card slot. The smart­phone also fea­tures a fin­ger­print scan­ner which is em­bed­ded into the home but­ton on the front. The in­ter­face Pana­sonic Eluga rAY 500 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 high-graph­ics 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 sup­plied with a 4,000mAh bat­tery unit. In our bat­tery test in which we ran Full HD video on YouTube at full vol­ume, the phone lasts for 7 hours 40 min­utes. If you are a reg­u­lar user the phone can give more than a day backup un­der 4G VoLTE us­age. There is no fast charg­ing op­tion so, the phone takes around 2 hours to get a full charge. Bottomline: The good thing about the Pana­sonic Eluga Ray 500 is the bat­tery life. The dual cam­era setup qual­ity is an av­er­age but over­all the phone is good for nor­mal us­age.

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