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Panasonic Eluga review

Slimline and waterproof Android smartphone

The Panasonic Eluga operates on Baseband 850, 900, 1800 and 1900; Band 1 and Band 8; GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps and HSPA+ 21.1Mbps. Plus there's also Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity.

Web pages load quickly (depending on signal quality, of course) and browsing on the 4.3-inch screen is great. We especially like the dimming feature, which automatically drops the brightness of the Panasonic Eluga's display when a page is loading. This saves you battery and also makes it clear when a page is fully rendered and good to go.

Panasonic Eluga review

Both double-tap and pinch-to-zoom are available for getting a closer look at text. And catching up with all the latest news, even on non-mobile sites, is easy, thanks to the text reflow feature that sorts long articles to automatically fit the width of the screen.

Panasonic Eluga review

This works well on the standard browser, which comes pre-installed, as well as on third-party browsers, of which there are many (we like Dolphin HD), which you can download from the Artist Formerly Known As Android Market - or Google Play.

Panasonic Eluga review

Being an Android 2.3+ device, the Panasonic Eluga has no worries when it comes to playing web-based Flash content.

It can handle streaming video from the likes of BBC iPlayer and YouTube with ease, although we much prefer the dedicated apps for popular video sites now.

Panasonic Eluga review

Bookmarks can be added easily by simply tapping the little icon next to the URL bar, and they are simple enough to get to by using the menu button.

History and most visited sites are also stored, and you can have up to eight tabs (or Windows, as they are called here) open at once, although this will slightly slow down your Panasonic Eluga's performance.

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