It has been a while since Panasonic had released its own smartphone but now the company has been nice to grace the world with its Panasonic Eluga. It is certainly an interesting phone and for the company’s first attempt, it is a good Android phone to have. Furthermore, Panasonic claims that the Eluga is a waterproof phone.
Inside the Eluga is a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor along with a 1GB RAM. As far as the performance is concerned, the Eluga can be quite twitchy at times even though it has a reasonable spec. The screen is a 4.3 inch qHD AMOLED screen and is certainly one of the things that make Eluga special as compared with its competitors. All certainly looks well but its Achilles heel is the Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Where all of the new phones come with ICS, Panasonic disappoints its crowd with the older version of Android.
The price tag for the Eluga is £370 ($589) which isn’t cheap either but if you find yourself ruining few phones due to water damage, then the Eluga might just do you much good. However, as it is being released in Europe where the majority is controlled by the likes of HTC, Samsung and a few others, the Eluga may find it hard to compete in the market.