• Panasonic Eluga X1 and X1 Pro flagship smartphones: First look

    Finally, the Panasonic has debut itself in the flagship smartphone category with a launch of two new smartphones Eluga X1 and X1 Pro. During the launch event, the Unique selling propositions for the phones given by the Panasonic business head was the AI, the Notch Stainless steel body, a Dual rear camera with AI scene recognition, Infra-red face unlocks and wireless charging technology. Although these things are not something that never happened before, the Panasonic just giving them at a reasonable price but with a catch.

    On the October 4, the Panasonic has revealed Eluga X1 and X1 Pro both the phones have 6.18” FHD + Notch Display and a Stainless Steel Body with a 2.5D curved sleek design.

    The company said the reason for using the notch on the top of the display is to make a room for Infrared unlocker, camera, and other sensors. The front camera which placed on the notch is of 16MP and backed by the AI sense and same for the rear dual cameras of 16MP and 5MP that also uses the AI technology for scene recognition and offer multiple modes such as  Face Beauty mode, Bokeh effect, Live photos, Backlight effect, Timelapse, Professional mode and Group Selfie mode. The rear camera is also equipped with OIS and its AI can identify 800 scenes.

    Other interesting that the offered by the company with both the new models is the free Wireless charging pad within the box. Yes, the phones support the Wireless charging and to make their customers free from the hassle of buying separate wireless charging pad the Panasonic bundled it with Eluga X1 and X1 pro.

    Eluga X1 and X1 Pro both equipped with the Helio MediaTek P60 processor. The key differences between both are storage and RAM. The Eluga X1 Pro comes with 6GB RAM +128GB ROM expandable up to 256GB and Eluga X1 comes with 4GB RAM+64GB ROM expandable up to 128GB.

    Both Eluga X1 and X1 Pro are packed with 3000 mAh battery, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go and fast charging feature.

    As I said, there are only two things those make difference between Eluga X1 and X1 Pro storage and battery, rest of all is same. The company has designed them very thin just the like OnePlus but with more premium look and feel. There is a complete glossy finish all around the phone that let them shimmer in the presence of light, however, that has a pitfall too which is, they prone to fingerprints and smudges. Because glossiness, with few bare handed touches, start making them dirty. And it is cearly visible in the below-given picture.

    back side of Panasonic Eluga X1 pro

    Another good part of the phones is they run on the Android 8.1.0 with a stock interface that means without any customization. It also allows the users not to face minor lag or sluggish issues those are common with the custom UI Android systems.

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    For security, apart from the hardware fingerprint sensor, they also feature hardware and software combination supported by infrared sensors give an accurate performance and provides the ultimate face unlock experience.

    The smartphones help the users to find their digital avatar making their daily conversations interesting, fun and exciting with Animoji.

    The smartphones will be available in two colors, Silver and Dark Grey; starting October 10th

    Eluga X1 and X1 Pro are launched at the priced of INR 22990 and INR 26990 respectively.

    Inbox Accessories

    Main Device, Charger, USB cable, Protective Screen film, Earphone, SIM insertion Pin, Protective Case, USB C to 3.5mm converter, Warranty card, Quick start guide

    Now, what is the catch, as far as what we have experienced on the basis of our small interaction with the devices, no doubt the first appearance of the phone is enough strong to attract anybody itself. But when you move towards the configuration side you will begin to compare it with other smartphones available in the market within the same range. Though during our short usage, it was really speedy and fluid in terms of software, however, that still couldn’t be claimed until and unless we not get it for proper usage and benchmarking process. Coming to the point, other phones available in the market those need to face by Eluga X1 and X1 pro, the first name would come in the mind is Xiaomi Pocophone that cost you around ₹ 23,999 (128GB + 6GB RAM), ₹ 20,999 (64GB + 6GB RAM) and ₹29,999 (256 GB + 8GB RAM). It offers Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor whereas the Eluga X1 series come with Meditek Helio P60 which is one of the best processors in its category especially because of its AI capabilities but somewhere is not up to the mark to Snap 845 and equivalent to Snapdragon 660. However, the processor would be not an issue because in real life both work perfectly in terms of gaming and other performance. The thing which really does matter is the price and other configuration such as RAM and battery where the Pocophone quietly can sweep the ground.  Though this Xiamoi’s Pocophone is one of the best in terms of configuration, most of the time appeared out of the stock on the e-commerce portal, in such conditions it would be an optimal pitch for Panasonic to grow itself in the upper midrange segment. Also, Panasonic is a very old and trustful brand and whatever this time they offered in the shape of these two phones could affect the sales of Xiaomi and Oneplus smartphone fall under ₹30,000 price bracket.

    Stay tuned… for full review where we would tell you exactly whether you should go for Eluga X1 or not.

    Comparision between Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro and Xiaomi PocoPhone F1

    Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro Specifications

    General

    • Device Type
      Smartphone
    • Price
    • Model
      Xiaomi Poco F1
    • Released
      Aug 2018

    Design

    • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
      Bar
    • Dimensions
      155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm
    • Weight
      180 g
    • Colors
      Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
    • Waterproof
      No

    Display

    • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
      IPS LCD
    • Size
      6.18 inches
    • Resolution
      1080 x 2246 pixels
    • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
      16M colors
    • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
      403 ppi
    • Touch Screen
      Multi touch Capacitive touchscreen
    • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
      Corning Gorilla Glass 3

    Camera

    • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
      Dual 12 MP + 5 MP
    • Image
    • Video
      2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps
    • Camera Features
      Dual pixel PDAF, depth sensor, HDR, panorama
    • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
      Dual-LED
    • Secondary
      20 MP
    • Front flash
      No

    Network

    • 2G Network
      Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    • 3G Network
      Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    • 4G Network
      Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
    • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
      Nano-SIM + Nano SIM
    • Dual SIM
      Yes

    Data

    • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    • Speed
      HSPA, LTE
    • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
      HTML5

    Software

    • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
      Android 8.1 (Oreo)
    • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
      MIUI 9.6

    Hardware

    • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
      Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
    • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
      Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
    • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
      Adreno 630
    • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
      8/6 GB
    • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
      256 /64/128 GB
    • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
      microSD, up to 256 GB (Hybrid slot)
    • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
      Infrared face recognition, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

    Media

    • Audio Playback
      MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    • Video Playback
      MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
    • FM Radio
      Yes
    • Alert Types
      Vibration
    • Ring Tones
      MP3, WAV ringtones
    • Loudspeaker
      Yes

    Connectivity

    • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
      Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
    • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
    • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
      Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
    • Wi-fi Hotspot
    • USB
      Type-C 1.0, v2.0, USB OTG
    • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
      Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
    • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
    • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
    • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
      No
    • Headphone Jack
      Yes,3.5mm
    • Remote Control
      No

    Messaging

    • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
      Yes (threaded view)
    • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
    • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
      Email + Push Email
    • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
      Yes

    Battery

    • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
      Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
    • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
      4000 mAh
    • Placement
      Fixed, Non-removable

    Price and Specifications Overview

    • Opinion or other features
      Xiaomi Pocophone that cost you around ₹ 23,999 (128GB + 6GB RAM), ₹ 20,999 (64GB + 6GB RAM) and ₹29,999 (256 GB + 8GB RAM).

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