After launching the Eluga I2 in August last year, Panasonic has now launched its successor, the Eluga I3. The new smartphone comes with a slightly larger display, improved hardware over its predecessor, which includes a slightly faster processor, double amount of RAM and internal storage. The Eluga I3 also gets the required bump in camera resolution and 4G VoLTE support, all this for a price tag of Rs 9,290. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
The Panasonic Eluga I3 comes with slight design changes compared to the Panasonic Eluga I2. While it retains the metal frame, the power / sleep button and the volume rocker now sit on the right edge. At the back, the placement of LED flash has also changed, which now sits besides the camera module. Also Read - Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.5 lakh
Panasonic Eluga I3 specifications and features: The smartphone is equipped with a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS display, compared to 5-inch HD display on its predecessor. At the heart of the Eluga I3 runs a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for further expansion. Also Read - Best phones under Rs 6,000: Infinix Smart HD 2021, Redmi 7A, more
In the photography department, you get a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie unit. Armed with a 2,700mAh battery, the smartphone is equipped with connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth and GPS. It also includes dual SIM card slots, with 4G VoLTE support on SIM one and 3G connectivity on SIM two. Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under Panasonic’s custom skin, the Eluga I3 will be available in champagne gold, rose gold and marine blue color variants.
At its price point, the Eluga I3 will boasts of inferior hardware compared to its competitors such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (16GB), Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and LeEco Le 1s. All three smartphones are priced well under Rs 11,000 and feature a high-resolution, full HD (1080p) display, octa-core processor and more. For Rs 9,999, the Redmi Note 3 features metal body, fingerprint scanner and 4,000mAh battery, whereas for Rs 10,999, the LeEco Le 1s also sport a metal unibody design, fingerprint scanner and 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support.
|Features||Panasonic Eluga I3||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3||LeEco Le 1s||Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus|
|Display||5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS||5.5-inch full HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full HD (1080p)||5-inch full HD (1080p)|
|Processor||1.3GHz quad-core||Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 hexa-core||MediaTek’s 2.2GHz Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor||Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor|
|Storage||16GB (expandable)||16GB/32GB (expandable)||32GB (non-expandable)||16GB (expandable)|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel with LED flash||16-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel with phase detection auto-focus and dual LED flash||13-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED flash|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS||Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11n, GPS|
|Android OS||5.1 Lollipop||5.1 Lollipop-based MIUI 7||5.1 Lollipop wrapped under custom EUI skin||5.1 Lollipop wrapped under VUBE UI|
|Price||Rs 9,290||Rs 9,999/Rs 11,999||Rs 10,999||Rs 8,499|