Panasonic P31 smartphone launched for Rs 11,990: Features, specifications and comparison

Panasonic P31

Panasonic has launched the P31 mid-range smartphone, which dons a 5-inch display, comes with a quad-core processor and touts gesture-based unlocking feature. The phone will be available for purchase from the second week of March, 2014, at a price of Rs 11,990.

In terms of specifications, the P31 comes with a 5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and full HD recording, and a VGA front-facing camera.

Connectivity features in the phone include dual-SIM support, 3G network support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It comes with G-sensor, light and proximity sensor, and e-compass. The phone houses a 2,000mAh battery, which as per the company’s claims, gives up to 9hours of talktime on 3G and up to 600hours of standby time.

The phone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean topped with Play Life user interface, which includes features like Gesture Play, Pop-i Player, Music café and Ultimate Saver. The company also claims that the phone comes with Heat-Sink design-based feature, which maintains the device’s temperature through controlled heat dissipation.

The Panasonic P31 smartphone will be up against the likes of the Karbonn Titanium S5+, which also comes with a 5-inch display, a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera, and retails for Rs 10,636. The P31 will also be up against the Xolo Q1000 Opus, which comes with similar features and is available for Rs 9,999. Other substitutes include the Micromax Canvas Doodle A111, which is priced at Rs 10,599.

To know more about the specifications of these phones, check the following specs-comparison sheet:

  Panasonic P31 Karbonn Titanium S5+ Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 Xolo Q1000 Opus
Display 5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) 5.2-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) 5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels)
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core 1.3GHz quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core chipset 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 Broadcom chipset
Memory 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, 32GB of external memory using microSD card 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, 32GB of external memory using microSD card 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, 32GB of external memory using microSD card 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, 32GB of external memory using microSD card
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Camera 8-megapixel rear-camera, VGA front-facing camera 8-megapixel rear-camera, VGA front-facing camera 8-megapixel rear-camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera 5-megapixel rear-camera, VGA front-facing camera
Battery 2,000mAh (up to 9hours of talktime on 3G and up to 600hours of standby time) 1,800mAh (up to 11 hours of talktime on 3G and up to 526hours standby time) 2,100mAh (up to 6.5hours of talktime and up to 220hours of standby time) 2,000mAh (up to 18 hours of talktime and up to 700hours standby time)
Connectivity 3G, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, GPS 3G, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, GPS 3G, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, GPS 3G, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, GPS
Price Rs 11,990 Rs 10,636 Rs 9,999 Rs 10,599


  • santon

    Are you sure about the RAM ? Panasonic site says its 512 mb.. such a disappointment !!!