Panasonic seems to be on a roll after it launched the Eluga A4 earlier last week, today it launched the Panasonic Eluga I5 which is another budget smartphone. The I5 features toned down specifications and a skimmed down price tag in comparison to the A4. Let’s have a closer look at what the phone has to offer.
Display and Design
On the design front, the phone features an all-metal build which feels sturdy and durable. The rear side of the phone is where its primary camera and fingerprint sensor are located. Analogous to most metal smartphones, the Eluga I5 also sports antennae lines on the upper and lower half of its back. Up front, the device sports a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display bearing a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. For enhanced usability, the display is also fitted with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass and 2.5D Curved Display.
Performance and Storage
Underneath its hood, the Eluga I5 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MTK6737 processor clocked at 1.25 GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the phone is offered in a 16GB internal storage variant which can be expanded externally up to 128GB through its onboard hybrid microSD card slot. Out of the box, the phone will run Android 7.0 Nougat. On top of that, the phone also packs in ARBO, the company’s artificial intelligence system which will track your daily routine and make schedules for you.
For the shutterbugs, the Eluga I5 packs in a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and burst mode which allows for the clicking of multiple pictures at one go. On the front, it is fitted with a 5-megapixel selfie camera having an aperture of f/2.2 with some software enhancements like beauty mode.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity, the phone offers support for 2G, 3G, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a micro USB port for charging and data transfer purposes. To keep the show running, the phone draws power from a 2500 mAh non-user-removable battery located under its body.
The phone is currently offered exclusively through Flipkart for an asking price of Rs. 6,499. What are your views on this device? Would you be looking to buy this smartphone? Do let us know in the comments section below.