Panasonic ELUGA

Description

Panasonic ELUGA is the first phone from the manufacturer to mark its return to the European market. Derived from the phrase "elegant user-oriented gateway", it is certainly bound to turn some heads with a thin aluminum frame and IP57-certified body, meaning impermeable to dust, as well as immersible in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Just 0.3 inches (7.8mm) and 3.63oz (103g), it is one of the slimmest and lightest Android handsets out there of this screen size. Panasonic boasts that the ELUGA comprises of 66% screen and has one of the largest screen-to-body ratios on the market, thanks to the almost nonexistent screen side bezel, and the compact ergonomic shape. It sports a 4.3" qHD display, 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 8GB of memory, HSPA+ 4G radio plus NFC chip, and an 8MP camera.

This device is also known as Panasonic ELUGA dL1

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.84 x 2.44 x 0.31 inches)

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Display

Size: 4.3 inches
Resolution: 960 x 540 pixels, 256 PPI
Technology: AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 66.90 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip: TI OMAP4430
Processor: Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
GPU: PowerVR SGX540
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 8GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (2.3.5) Screenshots

Battery

Capacity: 1150 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 8 MP (Autofocus)
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD)
Dimensions: 4.84 x 2.44 x 0.31 inches (123 x 62.0 x 7.8 mm)
Weight: 3.63 oz (103.0 g)
Resistance: Water (up to 1529 meters), Dust; IP57
Keys: Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Black, Gray

Cellular

UMTS: Bands 8(900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: DLNA

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 2.1, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
Other: NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Feb 15, 2012
FCC ID value: UCE211048A link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.62 W/kg
Body: 0.67 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced: Feb 20, 2012
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