Panasonic has launched the company’s latest budget 4G VoLTE smartphone – Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ in India at a starting price tag of Rs. 7,190. The smartphone comes in Gold, Rose Gold & Grey colors and it is listed on Panasonic official website but there are no details on the availability. The Panasonic Elug I2 Activ comes in two variant – 1GB RAM with 16GB internal storage cost Rs. 7,190 while the 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage cost Rs. 7,990.
Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ
Display, Processor, Operating System, and Memory
On the specifications front, the Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ features 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and it is powered by 1.25GHz quad-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6737 processor which is paired with Mali-T720 GPU & 1GB/2GB RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and has 16GB internal storage that can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD card.
On the photography front, the Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ features 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5-megapixel front facing the camera for selfie & video-calling.
SIM Card Support, Connectivity, and Sensors
The Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ has Hybrid Dual SIM card slot and comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. The smartphone has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
Dimensions, and Weight
The Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ measures 143×71.2×7.95mm and weighs 133 grams.
The Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ has a metal body and comes with huge bezels. The smartphone doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor.
The Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ packs 2200mAh battery.
At such a price tag, the Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ will compete with Xiaomi Redmi 4, YU Yunique 2, and others.
Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs YU Yunique 2
|Specifications||Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ||Xiaomi Redmi 4||YU Yunique 2|
|Display||5.0-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels||5-inch HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels||5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||1.25 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU||1.4GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU||1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU|
|Memory||1GB/2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory with up to 128GB microSD||2GB/3GB/4GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD||2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmallow ((upgradeable to Android 7.0 Nougat)) with MIUI 8.0 on top of it||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Rear-Camera||8MP rear camera with LED flash||13MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording||13MP rear camera with LED Flash|
|Front-Camera||5MP front-facing camera||5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture||5MP front-facing camera|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS|
|Dimensions||143×71.2×7.95mm||141.3×69.6×8.65mm||145x 72.7 x 9.15mm|
|SIM Card Slot||Hybrid Dual SIM Card Slot||Hybrid Dual SIM Card Slot||Dedicated SIM Card Slot|
|Battery||2200mAh battery||4100mAh battery||2500mAh battery|
Press Release Quote:
Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said:
With the launch of ELUGA I2 Activ, we aim to target users who wish to own stylish and selfie camera-specific smartphones. This smartphone comes with 5.0″ HD display which can be easily carried in your pocket and used on the go. Consumers nowadays prefer using their smartphones as an everyday pocket camera. A recent research by Counterpoints Research stated that nearly 33% of users prioritize a better selfie camera or fingerprint sensor for their next smartphone purchase.