The Panasonic Eluga C is the first bezel-less smartphone from Taiwan electronics company Panasonic, and even though it emulates popular flagship smartphones like the Xiaomi Mi MIX in terms of design, it’s not a flagship itself. It comes in the mid-range category with specs like 4GB of RAM and dual cameras on the rear.
The PANASONIC ELUGA C Specs (Key):
- Display: 5.5 inches (720 * 1280 pixel resolution, ~267 PPI pixel density, 83.4cm2, ~80.5% screen-to-body ratio).
- Software: Android 7.0 Nougat.
- Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750T chipset @1.5Ghz
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM.
- Camera: Front — 5MP | Rear — 13MP + 5MP (Dual).
- Battery: 3000mAh with 7.5W charger.
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Design & Display
The Panasonic Eluga C comes with a 5.5-inch display which has a resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels (HD) and a pixel density of around 267 PPI. The display may not be so great, but colour reproduction and contrast ratios should be decent. Sunlight legibility should also be good on the smartphone as it has a maximum brightness level of 450 nits and should perform well in outdoor environments.
The Eluga C has a bezel-less design, meaning that the bezels on three of its sides have been reduced to the minimum level possible to allow for safe grip on the phone. Its bottom bezel is still normal in size, but that’s because it houses the front camera, sensors and physical home button in which a fingerprint sensor is embedded. Other navigation buttons have been moved on-screen.
The earpiece is contained in a small slit on the upper bezel to ensure the bezel-less design, and that’s bound to affect call quality. Its rear is curved, and though its body is made of plastic, it’s designed to look like metal. The smartphone comes at a thickness of just 8.7 millimetres.
Memory & Performance
The Panasonic Eluga C is powered under the hood by a MediaTek MT6750T processor which uses eight cores (octa-core) and can operate at a maximum speed of 1.5GHz. This runs on the 28nm process and is quite old, but it still handles heavy tasks on the smartphone gracefully and is assisted in graphics processing by a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU.
The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM for efficient multi-tasking and has 64GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB with the use of an external microSD card.
The Panasonic Eluga C features a dual camera setup on its rear consisting of a 13MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera. The lenses have an f/2.2 aperture and come with Autofocus. They can record videos at a resolution of 1080p and rate of 30 frames per second, and are accompanied by a LED flash which provides lighting for images.
A 5MP camera is also present upfront for taking selfies. It uses a f/2.2 aperture and is located on the bottom bezel, so you have to turn the phone upside down when you want to take selfies.
Battery, Connectivity & Software
The Panasonic Eluga C packs a 3000mAh battery that can last for a whole day on average use. A 7.5W charger is included in the phone package, but this is quite slow and might take some time to fully charge the phone when it’s dead. The smartphone comes with a dual SIM slot and supports 4G VoLTE network connectivity.
The Panasonic Eluga C runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
PANASONIC ELUGA C Price and Availability in Nigeria
The Panasonic Eluga C is currently available in Taiwan costs 6000 Taiwan Dollars which is equivalent to around $200. It will be sold for around N65,000 if it becomes available in Nigeria.
PANASONIC ELUGA C Full Specifications
- Announced: November 29, 2017.
- Available: Yes.
- SIM: Dual SIM slot.
- Platform: Android Operating System (Android 7.0 Nougat).
- Price Range: N65,000 ($200).
- Fingerprint: Yes, front-mounted.
- Technology: GSM / HSDPA / LTE
- 2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900.
- 3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100.
- 4G Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700).
- Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps.
BODY & DISPLAY:
- Type: S-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 5.5 inches display.
- Resolution: 720 * 1280 pixels (HD).
- Protection: n/a.
- Features: n/a.
- Dimensions: 141 * 73.5 * 8.7 mm.
- Weight: n/a.
- Colours: Blue & Soft Pink.
- Chipset: 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T.
- Processor Speed: 1.5GHz.
- CPU: Octa-core Cortex-A53 (x4).
- GPU: Mali-T860 MP2.
- WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: v4.0.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
- USB: micro-USB 2.0.
- NFC: No.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- RAM: 4GB.
- Internal Storage: 64GB.
- External Storage: expandable up to 256GB via microSD.
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 5MP dual cameras.
- Rear Flash: Yes, LED Flash.
- f/2.2 aperture.
- 1080p@30fps video recording.
- Front Camera: 5MP.
- Front Flash: No.
- Features: n/a.
- Capacity: 3000mAh.
- Type: Li-ion battery
- Features: 7.5W charger.
- Fast Charging: No.
- Standby Time: –
- Talk time: –
- Music Playback: –
- Ambient Light.
- – MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– HTML5 Browser
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor