Panasonic, the Japanese giant, had decided to take the mobile world by storm when it decided to introduce the Eluga series of smartphones. Just today, we got the news that one of its primary competitors, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A 3GB RAM version, had started offline sales. Now, the Panasonic Eluga 500 has started offline sales as well.
When the Panasonic Eluga 500 was first listed on online shopping giant Flipkart, we had reported the same at that time. The Eluga range has proven to be pretty popular. In its offline avatar, there are three color variants on offer: Champagne Gold, Mocha Gold, and Marine Blue.
As far as the specs and features are concerned, the new Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 smartphone has onboard a 5-inch HD display that also has a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood is a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor. As far as the cameras and optics are concerned, the device has dual rear cameras which have one 13-megapixel primary camera armed with a 5P lens, f/2.0 aperture besides a dual-LED flash. Complementing that primary sensor is another 8-megapixel secondary camera that boasts a 6P lens and f/2.4 aperture. The front has a 5-megapixel shooter meant for pretty decent selfies and video calling features. The front cam has a 3P lens and a f/2.4 aperture.
The new phone has a Li-ion Polymer 4000mAh battery while the dimensions are 144.26 x 71.26 x 9.2mm. At a mere 163 grams, it is also ideal for single-handed use.
Other hardware specs are also rather decent. The new device from Panasonic has 3GB of RAM and is ably backed by 32GB of internal or native storage, the latter of which is also expandable to up to 128GB thanks to the micro SD card slot. Lastly, if we take the fingerprint scanner (embedded in the home button pat on the front), the Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 definitely seems to be a good buy. Tell us if you would like to buy the phone below.