Although not a much sought after name in the smartphone bandwagon, Panasonic has a range of interesting handsets to its credit.
The Eluga A2 introduced recently in May 2016 is one such device that has a few attractive features for people on the lookout for a budget smartphone. This dual SIM gadget will come with a removable back panel although you cannot remove the battery. The powerful battery and reasonable screen size are the key highlights of the A2 smartphone in the Eluga series. Continue reading this article till the end to know more about this device and what you can expect from it.
Body Material, Dimensions, Weight and Colors
Even as the Eluga A2 primarily sports a plastic body, the manufacturer has given its budget smartphone a classy premiums look with two metal frames on the back and front. The brushed metal finish contributes to adding further elegance to the gadget. The bezels at the sides are very thin and the A2 has an overall size of 143.8 x 72.0 x 8.9 mm. Although not very lightweight, it is not very bulky either and weighs 167g. To give the best looks for the metal frames, the Panasonic Eluga A2 comes in silver and gold color options.
Screen Display, Pixel Resolution and Pixel Density
Panasonic has done as much justice as it can as far as the screen details of its smartphone are concerned. The Eluga handset has an IPS LCD HD screen sized at 5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and 294ppi pixel density. Although the smartphone does not feature a scratch resistant glass for its display screen, it comes along with a screen guard that you can affix on the Eluga A2 if you wish to protect it from scratches. Clarity and sharpness are not compromised much given the size of the screen. Moreover, thanks to the display technology used, the screen renders wide viewing angles for good gaming, reading, browsing and movie watching experiences.
Cameras – Primary and Secondary
The Panasonic Eluga A2 does not let you down in the photography section either. The primary rear shooter is an 8MP LED flash camera with 3264 x 2448 image resolution and 1280 x 720 video resolution. This camera records videos at 30 fps.Apart from delivering the normal features found in usual rear snappers in smartphones, the A2 handset specializes in voice capturing, face beauty, gesture shots and self-timers. In the front, the 5MP selfie secondary camera generates decent outputs with 2560 x 1920 image resolution and can also be used to record videos.
Under the Hood Configuration
For a budget smartphone, the Eluga A2 embraces decent hardware, memory, and processor details. The Panasonic smartphone is equipped with 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM for internal storage. This built-in memory can be enhanced by a further 128GB. The handset also houses good processors comprising a quad core 1GHz ARM Cortex A53 CPU and a dual core 500MHz ARM Mali-T720 MP2 graphics processor, apart from deploying a MediaTek MT6735M chipset.
Android lovers may tend to be disappointed that the A2 comes with Android v5.1 Lollipop that deprives them of the new features found exclusively on Marshmallow. But, the FitHome UI does some justice in enabling the operation of the device with just one hand, as well as providing quick and easy access to the apps present. Even though the clocking frequency is not quite high, the 3GB RAM does its fair bit in giving a smooth and seamless performance.
It goes without saying that the battery is the biggest highlight of the Panasonic Eluga A2. Although not removable, the large 4,000 mAhbattery is undoubtedly a huge boost for the device. When fully charged, the handset is sure to provide a full day of uninterrupted use. In a statement made at a press release held for the launch, Pankaj Rana, the business head of Panasonic India declared that this smartphone would turn out to be a better solution for customers who are looking for using their handsets for long hours on a 4G VoLTE network. Whilst the battery does not support wireless charging, it accommodates the quick charging functionality. On an average, you will get about 380 hours of standby time, 15 hours of talk time, 75 hours of music playback and 10 hours of video playback.
Internet and Data Connectivity Options
The Eluga A2 comes with a plethora of standard connectivity options that comprise GPRS, Bluetooth 4.0 (with AD2P), Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB 2.0 and hot spot.