Panasonic Eluga Arc Review

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A smartphone that looks beautiful and fits within the budget! We got your wondering, didn’t we? Introducing the Panasonic Eluga Arc with VoLTE, the perfect combination of beauty and brawn.

The super packed phone has a major edge over its competitors. The Eluga Arc features a 4G LTE as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE). This feature allows you to make voice calls via the mobile data on supporting service provider’s networks. Further, the Eluga Arc has a built-in IR sensor, which enables you to control IR based smart home electronic appliances. Simply put, you can control your household appliances with your phone, especially those ones that have the technology. So, hunting for the AC remote will no longer ensue a fight.

Even though the screen size of 4.7 in seems small, the graphics are big. The 4.7-inch IPS 2.5 curved HD (720×1280) display, has slightly warmer tint, which makes it easier on the eyes. Also, the display colours are vibrant and rich adding to the enjoyment of reading and watching movies.  Moreover, the visibility from wide angles is good but the reflective screen creates trouble when you use the phone under direct sunlight, reading and viewing becomes difficult. However, the Eluga Arc compensates for the screen with a rotating display, which flips even in portrait mode. In addition, the screen flips back to its original direction when the user wants to make a call. This is the first time when a phone rotates in the portrait mode as well.

The phone houses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHZ with Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB of RAM, which makes playing games and viewing, web browsing and reading fairly simple. The user interface lags due to customization, but can be fixed it by further optimization and customization. Furthermore, the 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded using MicroSD (Up to 32GB), allows you to fill it up all your favorite things. Also, you will never run out of space.

The 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash is supported by a 5 Megapixel front camera. The camera is great for the outdoors but is slightly below par in low light areas and indoor spaces.  The camera interface permits you to play around with the settings in the Pro Mode. Also, there are various filters available to you which can be used while video recording, in turn giving your video a unique and different look.

For those who are particular about their privacy, the phone comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner, but the unlocking speed is slightly sluggish, which can be an issue.

All-in-all, the phone is a good buy and one of the best phones from Panasonic, but the price is on the higher side as compared to other phones with more features in 12000 price bracket.  But it is a still great buy for those who are looking for something less expensive but durable.

Picture courtesy – ndtv.com


by techtalks @TechTalks May 31, 2016 1:18 PM 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

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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