As an emerging smartphone market, the best budget smartphones with an affordable price will be welcome for most of the Indian users. So many top phone brands release their relatively low end smartphone in the India market. Recently, Panasonic launches the Eluga Arc in India with a price of Rs 12490, around $190. And this price tag of $200 is affordable and acceptable by most India people. However, to make it clear for you to know the full specifications and check if it is worthy to pay Rs 12490 to buy the Panasonic Eluga Arc, we will review this best budget smartphone.
Review of Panasonic Eluga Arc: Availability and Price
Since the Panasonic Eluga Arc is just launched in April, 2016, it requires some time to wait for this best budget smartphone’s availability, even we have known the price is Rs 12490.
Review of Panasonic Eluga Arc: Design and Display
The Panasonic Eluga Arc features a 4.70-inch HD touch screen with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution display and the touch screen uses the 2.5D arc technology and this might be the reason why this best budget smartphone have its name. 2.5D arc technique is a popular smartphone display technology used in 2016 new phones. Besides the 4.7 inch touch screen, two bars are also on the front, while the standard set of three capacitive buttons move from the bottom bar to the added bar above it in the touch screen field. Panasonic Eluga Arc has a metal Unibody, and all the buttons and ports are on the metal frame that is joint with metal back cover as a whole. On the top side of Panasonic Eluga Arc are the headphone jack and the infrared port, while the USB port is at the bottom side. The power button and volume controls are on the right side of Panasonic, like most of the Android smartphones. On the metal back cover, there locates the rear camera with LED flash and fingerprint sensor below. Two lines words of the company name and product series name are also on the back cover, which makes the Panasonic Eluga Arc less concise. Another best budget smartphone, Elephone S3 has a similar design with Panasonic Eluga Arc, 2.5D arc display and metal Unibody, but the former has a more intriguing design and display point, the edge-to-edge display. Elephone S3 is a bezel-less smartphone, like Elephone P9000 Edge.
Review of Panasonic Eluga Arc: Hardware and Storage
The Panasonic Eluga Arc is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor along with 2GB of RAM, good enough for multitasking and playing games. The best budget smartphone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card.
Review of Panasonic Eluga Arc: Camera
The camera of Panasonic Eluga Arc is not outstanding while comparing with “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1 Plus, which comes with a 13MP rear camera and 16MP front camera. The Panasonic Eluga Arc packs an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
Review of Panasonic Eluga Arc: Mobile OS
The Panasonic Eluga Arc runs Android 5.1, which is the most used Android OS till now in the world. But it is pity that this 2016 new best budget smartphone does not run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Review of Panasonic Eluga Arc: Battery
The Panasonic Eluga Arc is powered by a 1800mAh removable battery. I just wonder if this volume of battery can last for a whole day battery life. It is a question.
Review of Panasonic Eluga Arc: Connectivity
The Panasonic Eluga Arc is a dual SIM Android mobile phone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 2G/ 3G/ 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).
From the review of Panasonic Eluga Arc specifications, it is worthy to pay attention on this budget smartphone, but to pay for it with nearly $190, it needs a second thinking, especially comparing it with Elephone S3, whose price is not yet confirmed but with more attractive phone specifications.
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