With the launch of the Panasonic P91, the company has added a new contender to the low budget price segment. The phone is also the latest addition to the company’s P-series lineup. The smartphone will be going up against the popular Redmi 4A from Xiaomi, which was launched roughly six months ago and is still selling through weekly flash sales. Let’s have a look at if the P91 has what is required to contend in this price bracket:
Design and Display
In terms of design, the phone features a glossy body and is offered in three colour variants: Blue, Black, and Gold. Up front, the display of the smartphone comprises of a 5-inch HD IPS panel reproducing a pixel density of about 260PPI. Panasonic has also equipped the smartphone with a graphite film to prevent damage to the circuit in the event of overheating.
Performance and Memory
Underneath its hood, the P91 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor clocked at 1.1GHz. The phone is also equipped with 1GB of RAM for multitasking purposes. On the storage front, the smartphone will pack in 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded externally through a microSD card up to 128GB.
Camera and Software
In terms of optics, the device is fitted with an 8-megapixel autofocus(AF) primary camera on the rear side, coupled with an LED flash for low-light photography. On the front, the phone is fitted with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and capturing selfies. The primary camera on the smartphone is enhanced with multiple modes like scanning QR codes, detecting scenes automatically, adjusting exposure value, portrait and professional mode. On the software side of things, the P91 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity the phone offers support for 2G, 3G, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth and a micro USB connector for charging and data transferring. It is also worth mentioning that the phone offers a dedicated microSD card slot in addition to the dual-SIM card slot. The phone draws power from a 2500mAh battery located onboard the device.
The latest offering from Panasonic will set you back Rs. 6,490 and will be available via all authorised retailers. What are your views on this smartphone? Would you be looking to purchase it for its high value for money? Do let us know in the comments section below.