Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
2.3

Verdict

At the price of Rs 12,490, the Panasonic Eluga A3 pro can add value to your money. If you want a phone with a good battery along good build quality then this can be for you. But for photography enthusiasts, this is not the one they are looking for and can look other mid-range smartphones such as Honor 6X or Coolpad Cool 1. Also, the performance of the phone is average and not meant for pro users.

PROS:

Fingerprint sensor
Metal body
Battery

CONS:

Average Camera and performance

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Panasonic is continuously expanding their Eluga series and Eluga A3 Pro is another addition. The major highlight of the Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro is the 4000mAh battery. With help of Eluga series, Panasonic tries to capture the budget and mid-range smartphone market. But the Panasonic is not alone here it has to face other big smartphone players. But Panasonic has a good reputation in the market and that may help them to attract the customers.

Also, the Panasonic is available offline that is another benefit it has because lots of Chinese smartphones still playing online. This Panasonic Eluga series has two editions: one is Eluga A3 standard and other is Eluga A3 Pro. The smartphones are priced at Rs. Rs. 11,290 and Rs. 12,490 respectively. The major difference between the two Eluga A3 & A3 Pro is the storage capacity and processor. Also, both the devices are virtual AI assistant, ARBO enabled. Let’s see the review of Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro and see how it performs on the smartphone benchmarks.

 

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Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Design Review:

At the first sight, there is nothing much attractive in the phone as design-wise because it is very generic. The good thing is that the Panasonic Eluga A3 and Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro both sport a metal design and front home button. It has curved sharp edges on the sides. The front panel of Eluga A3 PRo comprises a fingerprint-enabled home button at the bottom while the notification LED, ear speaker, and a sensor placed at the left side of the front camera.

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The volume rockers and power button placed on the right side edge while the SIM tray is on the left side.

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Coming to the backside of the phone which looks very tough due to the metal body. There is a metallic chrome finish lining running around the edges of the back including two antenna lines at top and bottom.

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The rear camera is situated at the back center top with LED flashlight right below it. In the center, you will find the Panasonic brand whereas the base of the rear panel embraces the speaker grills.

If we talk about the ports than the 3.5mm audio jack is on top and micro USB 2.0 at the bottom. The smartphones come in three color option Mochjo Gold, Gold and Grey.

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The smartphone feels pretty light in hands and offers a comfortable grip which makes easy to hold in hands and doesn’t slippery too. Overall the phone is not the killer one but looks decent.

 

Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Display Review:

The Eluga A3 sports 5.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen panel which has HD 720P resolution. The display is enough legible and bright to work under the direct sunlight but you have to struggle little from the reflection of the screen. There are big bezels around the display which consumes lots of space. For screen protection there is nothing comes with the smartphone and you have to apply screen protector or temper separately.

The colors produced by the display are vibrant and natural, and acceptable if you see the price. The viewing is almost same like other IPS panel displays and can easily share by the three persons while watching a video or anything else. Though the home button is placed at the bottom of the display, the navigation buttons are still on-screen. We know it makes cost-cutting but it would be great if the navigation buttons are too besides the home button.

Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Camera Review:

Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro rear camera is of 13MP along phase detection autofocus which works pretty well.  As the camera doesn’t want to compromise the image quality and bump the ISO level in the low-light photography, result in too noisy images. Even the daylight images come with little bit grains.

The camera app interface is as usual and comes with all essential features you need in the mobile photography except the pro and certainly, we can’t expect the pro mode at this price range. The features the camera app provides are Face beauty, Exposure manual, scene mode ( auto, night, sunset, party, portrait, Landscape, Theatre, Beach, and Snow), manual white balance, manual ISO. Under video settings, it has FHD quality and Electronic image stabilization.

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The camera autofocus is pretty much quick but it takes some time to process images after clicking especially in HDR mode. The quality of the images are good and clear but detailing part is a little bit missing somewhere, also the colors are not much vibrant but seem natural. The focus of the camera is also good and can create bokeh if you know how to capture the images. Overall, the camera is good but not like the Xiaomi’s phones coming in the same price bracket. Also according to the price and availability, you should not expect too much.

Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Camera Images samples:

Low light images without flash

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Low light images with flash

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Daylight image samples

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About the 8MP front-facing camera which is quite well in low-light conditions and captures well saturated good selfies those can be posted on social media network.

 

 

Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Software Review:

The Eluga A3 Pro runs on Android 7.1 Nougat which is the latest version right now. To give best optimized snappy interface the Panasonic’s ELuga A3 pro runs on FitHome UI which is almost like stock Android.

Pansonic Eluga A3 PRo software review

The Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro also features their in-house developed Artificial intelligence software that embedded in the system software. Basically, what it does, it keeps tracking the user behavior to make the life easier by providing shortcuts.  ARBO powered by machine learning mechanism that learns grows and improves itself everytime you use your smartphone.

ARBO keeps tracks the applications you use frequently on the daily basis in a particular time and gives you a reminder at that particular time daily. It recognizes your regular location and sends out prompts to make changes to your settings.

You will also get prompts from ARBO for setting changes with its ‘location identification’ feature. ARBO recognizes your regular location and sends out prompts to make changes to your settings. Get instant prompts from ARBO to connect to your Bluetooth devices on a time based and location-based settings.

 

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As the Eluga A3 pro uses the on-screen Navigation keys and you can customize them by selecting the pre-given NavigationBar pattern under the settings according to your comfort.

 

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The other two features which want to discuss are Miravision and Dura speed. The Miravision is a set of engines to enhance display picture quality. The interface allows interactive tunning with real-time feedback. Advanced users can choose Picture mode/ User mode to activate more tuning options. Coming to the DuraSpeed which is just a boosting application which increased the performance of the phone by restricting the background running applications.

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Overall the performance of the software is good and snappy, and bloat free.

 

Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Benchmark score:

Here are the benchmark scores Eluga A3 pro:

Antutu 

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Quadrant

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3Dmark: Unable to Run

 

Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Performance:

The Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro powered octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. For multitasking, it has 3GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage that can expand up to 128GB using microSD card on the Hybrid slot.

After running multiple applications and switching between them was snappy and without lag. But once you start stuffing the phone with too many apps then you will face little bit lag while switching the applications. There was no heating issue both in gameplay and while using the camera. We used it to play games Asphalt 8 and War Wings, both are high graphics games. The fingerprint is good too and recognizes the fingerprint almost in every hit but it’s good to add one fingerprint of the same finger two times which helps to increase the accuracy. The calling part of the phone is also heat free and provides good quality on VoLTE too.

 Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro Battery Review:

For testing the battery, we ran full HD movie at full brightness and volume. We got a juice of 15 hours and 40 minutes. If you talk about general usage then the phone easily can stand for two days on normal usage.

PROS:

  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Metal body
  • Battery

CONS:

  • Average Camera and performance

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Review Synopsis:

At the price of Rs 12,490, the Panasonic Eluga A3 pro can add value to your money. If you want a phone with a good battery along good build quality then this can be for you. But for photography enthusiasts, this is not the one they are looking for and can look other mid-range smartphones such as Honor 6X or Coolpad Cool 1. Also, the performance of the phone is average and not meant for pro users.

 

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