Panasonic Eluga Note 4G is the latest smartphone from the Japanese company, which has been trying to carve a space for itself in the mobile business. Panasonic Eluga Note 4G is a VoLTE ready smartphone, priced at Rs 13,290.
Panasonic has been launching quite a few 4G smartphones in the Eluga series, around this pricing and the latest device comes with an octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, to place it directly in competition with phones like Redmi Note 3, Le 2, Micromax Canvas 6, Moto G4 Plus. So what works with the Panasonic Eluga Note 4G? Here’s our review.
Specs: 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LTPS display | MediaTek MT6753 1.3 Ghz octa-core processor | 3GB RAM + 32GB storage | 16MP rear camera, Triple LED flash + 5MP front camera | 3000mAH battery | Android 6.0 with Panasonic’s FitHome UI |
Price: Rs 13,290
Panasonic Eluga Note has a big 5.5-inch full HD display, which works well. Definitely not the best full HD display you get for this price range, but the viewing angles are good, and the display should satisfy most users. Panasonic Eluga Note’s battery is also quite impressive and the phone should easily last 10-12 hours with moderate to heavy usage.
The 16MP rear camera delivers some impressive results in bright daylight and can capture some colours quite well. However, when you set up the phone, the camera’s UI is a bit confusing, and it is a bit slow.
But the pictures in daylight are quite vivid and sharp in some cases, which is a plus point for the Eluga Note 4G. Some of the shots I managed to get were quite stunning from this one, although I wish the low-light performance was just as good.
On the performance front, Panasonic Eluga Note has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space, which means the phone can handle multi-tasking, gaming, etc. However, there were issues with the performance which I shall discuss next.
Panasonic Eluga Note is not the fastest phone you’ll get in this price-range and I say that after having reviewed and used other devices like Redmi Note 3, Moto G4 Plus, etc. There were app crashes with this smartphone, and it’s not ideal for graphics heavy games like Asphalt 8, etc where there’s a definite lag.
The other problem with the Eluga Note would be its design, which has a plastic, removable back cover. Given all the metal, unibody smartphones like Redmi Note 3, Le 2 are available at a lower price, the Eluga Note 4G looks clunky and outdated.
Eluga Note’s low-light performance is not impressive, and you should stick to using this one outside when taking pictures The FitHome UI is confusing at best, and a bit slow. Personally I would switched to the Google Now launcher with this smartphone, which much more organized and fast.
Panasonic Eluga Note 4G is a capable device, and the camera can deliver some stunning shots, if the lighting is right. But the overall performance and design of this phone doesn’t really have a wow factor, so it is hard to see how it will stand out against competition from other brands.