Panasonic Eluga Arc 2 Review

Launched in August 2016, the Panasonic Eluga Arc 2 is aimed at the budget smartphone market, given its price point. While most phones in this range deliver either on features or looks but not always on both parameters, the manufacturer hopes to provide a winning combination of both performance as well as cutting edge looks with this smartphone.

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Features and technical specifications

The Panasonic Eluga Arc 2 comes with a 5.0-inch HD IPS 2.5D curved glass (on both the front and back of the phone, reportedly scratch-resistant) with a 720×1280 pixel resolution, and weighs in at 147 grams.

Built on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow platform, the phone boasts of a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor. The phone has 3GB RAM, and an internal memory of 32GB, which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card.

The device is backed by a 2450 mAh non-removable battery, and can be connected to a 4G, LTE and 3G networks, plus supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as GPS.

The phone has a Turbo Download feature that promises faster downloads by combining Wi-Fi and mobile data connectivity. Another feature of note is the Asahi Dragontail protection used for the display glass.

With an 8MP rear camera, the picture quality this phone offers does a decent job and produces detailed photos under good lighting conditions. The front camera for the selfie enthusiast is a 5MP one. However, given the price range of this smartphone there are other phones that offer better cameras in a similar budget.

Sensors inbuilt into the phone include a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor as well as an accelerometer.

The phone is available in two colours, viz. Gold and Rose Gold. The sleek design and feel of the phone definitely take it up a notch.

Should you buy?

The Panasonic Eluga Arc 2 does come with a good set of features, and its looks are definitely second to none. The first impressions of the phone are not discouraging; however, for a user looking at a more feature-rich phone in a similar price range, there are options to evaluate before making the purchase decision.

Picture courtesy – fonearena.com1200


by techtalks @TechTalks August 31, 2016 5:43 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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