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Panasonic Eluga review

Slimline and waterproof Android smartphone

Messaging on the Panasonic Eluga is pretty standard fare. There's no clever interlinking between Facebook messages, emails and texting - it's all kept pretty separate.

That's not necessarily a bad thing, though - it keeps things simple, and if you're concerned about data or SMS monthly usage, it makes it easier to keep track of what your fingertips have been up to.

The native Android email app should enable you to access most of the popular email services such as Yahoo or Hotmail, and the Panasonic Eluga also comes with the Gmail app already pre-installed - as is the Android way.

You can then choose how often you want your phone's inbox to sync, how many day's worth of correspondence to keep, what notifications you want and so on.

Panasonic Eluga review

The handset's 4.3-inch screen means that writing messages is a pleasant experience, with the virtual QWERTY keyboard being a cinch to use, both in portrait or landscape mode - especially with the Swype-like tracing option that enables you to drag over the keys without any need for tapping.

There's also an autocorrect function, as well as a predictive auto-complete text option, which is a keyboard feature that we know some people hate and some people can't do without. All of these options can be switched on or off in the keyboard settings menu.

Panasonic Eluga review

Of course, as per any Android device, you can always download and install a third-party keyboard offering if you don't like the default selection.

SMS history is presented in the familiar conversation view, albeit a basic one. There are no speech marks here, and no left and right indents - it's a standard pale blue and white banner affair, although it's still plenty clear enough what's going on and what's been said.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, HSPA+
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyELUGA
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100, GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NamePanasonic
Battery Talk Time4 Hour
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Screen Resolution540 x 960
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)103 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3.5 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density254 ppi
Height123 mm
Width62 mm
Depth7.8 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time300 Hour
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product NameELUGA
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeOMAP
Product LineELUGA
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeProximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberEB-3901KDEPE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Waterproof Android Smartphone

Call For Fresh Style

Introducing a smartphone that embraces style and resists water: The ELUGA. Enjoy its super thin frame and big screen with 66% display area ratio. Moreover, experience its ergonomic design, which makes it easy to control everything with one hand. Packed into a super compact, simple and smooth body.

Ultra Slim, Ultra Light

Panasonic takes slim to a higher level. With its curve-edge shape the ELUGA forms a new Smartphone format, which will fit to your fingers in a nice way and suit your pocket seamlessly. Its intelligent control concept makes it easy to control everything with one hand. Smart has never been so slim! Available in classic black and silver.

Package Contents
  • ELUGA
  • USB Cable
  • Headset
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • IC Tag Card