Panasonic is again! (within the cell market, in Europe) The Panasonic Eluga Energy is the large screened, but slender new child on the 5-inch show block.
Panasonics distinctive slender body expertise has allowed it to squeeze the Eluga Energy to only 9.6mm in depth whereas packing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of inner storage, NFC expertise, 8MP digicam with full HD (1080p) video recording) Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and 5-inch HD display.
We had been capable of comfortably maintain the Eluga Energy in a single hand because of the slender body tech and with the again cowl slanting in, it provides the phantasm the handset is smaller than it truly is.
The 5-inch LCD HD (1280×720) show on the entrance has a tiny bezel down both sides, decreasing the width (70mm) of the telephone and there aren’t any buttons beneath the display – because the Eluga Energy opts for the on-screen Ice Cream Sandwich choices.
The Eluga Energy is a glossy and trendy handset and Panasonic has not positioned any buttons on the edges of the telephone, permitting it to sport modern steel strips.
Apparently the one buttons (Energy/lock and quantity up and down) have been positioned on the again of the system – so to not upset the streamlined end of the Eluga Energy. At first we discovered these buttons troublesome to work with, however after a short time with the telephone it grew to become a pure movement.
Panasonic has not accomplished an excessive amount of tinkering with its Android overlay and the Eluga Energy is straightforward to make use of and we had been capable of attain all elements of the display one-handed, because of the slim design.
Because of this though the Eluga Energy has its large display, we had been capable of kind comparatively simply utilizing one hand with the keyboard being effectively spaced and correct.
Ice Cream Sandwich runs easily because of the 1.5GHz dual-core processor, nonetheless icons did seem small on the massive display which some folks might discover arduous to see.
The Eluga Energy would not have the identical zip as another Ice Cream Sandwich telephones when scrolling by means of dwelling screens, however apps such because the digicam opened shortly.
Sadly the Eluga Energy we received our palms on was solely a prototype and we had been unable to take footage and video. Panasonic has not included many digicam and video choices within the app which is shocking for a high-end system as there are often quite a few modes and results to play with.
NFC expertise is supported with the Eluga Energy and you may broaden the 8GB of inner reminiscence through the use of a microSD card of as much as 32GB.
Panasonic has additionally made the Eluga Energy each dustproof and waterproof, which means that you will by no means have to fret if it slips into your pint or falls in the bathroom.
One other helpful function is the superfast charging on the Eluga Energy, which might cost 50% of the battery (1800mAh) in 30mins and 80% in 57 minutes.
Count on to see the Panasonic Eluga Energy within the UK in the direction of the top of Q2/early Q3 because it goes face to face with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Notice and the LG Optimus Vu.
Panasonic had been unable to supply us with a worth indication for the handset however it confirmed that the Eluga Energy can be a excessive function telephone at a aggressive worth.
We are going to convey you all the main points of the ultimate launch model in our Panasonic Eluga Energy assessment.