Panasonic ELUGA power

Panasonic ELUGA power

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.38 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Too little RAM (1 GB)
  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

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Description

Panasonic ELUGA Power is the second Android smartphone in the company's ELUGA lineup. It is a premium Android handset, and by the looks of it, the ELUGA Power will rival devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and the LG Optimus Vu. That is because its front is occupied by a massive 5-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. Inside it we see a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, so performance is expected to be top notch. And that is not bad for a device with a waistline of just 9.6 millimeters. The 8-megapixel camera on the back of the Panasonic ELUGA Power does not carry a LUMIX branding like previously speculated, but that doesn't mean that its photos and videos will look bad. Providing the juice is a 1,800mAh battery that can quick-charge up to 50 percent in only 30 minutes, according to Panasonic. Last but not least, NFC support is in tow, and the device's 8 gigabytes of on-board storage can be expanded by up to 32 additional gigs thanks to its microSD card slot. Running the show is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which comes out of the box.

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Display

  • Display size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 294 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 72.35 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Rear camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Video recording:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front camera:
      • Yes

Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 5.35 x 2.76 x 0.38 inches (136 x 70 x 9.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.69 oz (133 g)
      the average is 5.8 oz (167 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 57
  • Colors:
    • Black

Hardware & Performance

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 225
  • Memory:

    Memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 1 GB
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 8 GB
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0)

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 1800 mAh

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • SIM type:
    • Micro SIM

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • A-GPS
  • Other:
    • NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, MirrorLink
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Feb 2012

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