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Panasonic Eluga DL1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Panasonic Eluga DL1. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and size are on the whole positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the sound and camera, and the price and durability get mixed comments.

design, portability, screen, size, usability

battery, reliability, camera, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Panasonic Eluga DL1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Eluga DL1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the portability, whereas there are some mixed comments about the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (

Panasonic ELUGA (dL1), análisis


Llega el momento de hacer balance tras estos días de prueba con el Panasonic ELUGA dL1 y la sensación generalizada es agridulce: Por un lado nos atrae muchísimo su exquisito diseño minimalista de delgadísimo corte, el buen hacer de su pantalla OLED...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Mat Smith (

Panasonic Eluga review


Welcome to Panasonic's first attempt to crack the increasingly competitive world of Android phones outside of Japan. Its efforts have crystallized into a

Stylish, waterproof design ; Respectable 4.3-inch AMOLED display

Pitiful built-in storage ; Underperforming processor ; Buggy software ; Android Gingerbread lives on

Panasonic's done some things right: the design here is slick and the screen's a good performer, but underwhelming specifications and temperamental software will leave it struggling to claim fans.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Nick T. (

Panasonic ELUGA Review


The launch of the Panasonic ELUGA is a notable event as it marks the return of the company to the European and U.S. markets. For quite a while, primarily the Japanese got to enjoy the funky handsets that the manufacturer delivered, leaving us wondering...

Catchy looks, slim and lightweight ; Resistant to dust and water damage ; NFC

Low in-call audio quality ; Poorly designed physical buttons ; No LED flash ; Below average battery life ; Gingerbread at launch

Style over substance” – this is the idea around which the Panasonic ELUGA has been designed. It is the slim profile and low weight combined with resistance to dust and water damage that make this smartphone stand out. However, the poor audio quality,...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Paul Lamkin (

Panasonic Eluga review


Slimline and waterproof Android smartphone

Slim ; Bright display ; 8MP camera ; 720p HD video shooting

Poor battery life ; No ICS ; Volume too low ; Occasional lagginess

The Panasonic Eluga marks the Japanese giant's return to the European smartphone market. And while the Panasonic Eluga impresses with its high quality build and graceful good looks, it disappoints on a number of fronts and is not the return to form...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (

Panasonic Eluga review


The Panasonic Eluga sees the brand entering the Android race with an ultra thin smartphone that can go underwater despite looking like a slick business phone

Slim body ; Waterproof spec ; Fast charge time

8GB storage ; Sluggish performance ; Bizarre placement of buttons

The Panasonic Eluga is a smartphone which looks great and feels good in the hand but from the moment you start looking for the power button, the flaws of a first-time Android manufacturer become clear.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

Panasonic Eluga pictures and hands-on


Panasonic has been talking about bringing a smartphone to Europe for quite a while. Announced on Monday at the Panasonic Convention 2012 in Hamburg, the Panasonic Eluga is that phone. Pocket-lint has had some time to play with the new handset and from...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (

Panasonic Eluga Review


A gorgeous-looking waterproof handset, marred by a weak spec sheet for the price

Panasonic Eluga review – overviewPanasonic's badge is no stranger to European gadgeteers, thanks to Viera TVs and Lumix cameras, but the Eluga represents a rare smartphone footing on Europe's shores.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Seth Barton (

Panasonic Eluga dL1 review


A super-stylish waterproof smartphone, but it's a limited by Android 2.3.5, a small battery and some annoying buttons

May, 2012

Expert review by: Cliff Jones (

Panasonic Eluga


A sleek-yet-rugged Android phone that is waterproof, dustproof and light, with some decent specs to boot.

Waterproof ; Slim design ; Compatible with Lumix cameras

Ships with Gingerbread ; Not the brightest screen

The Eluga features a 1GHz dual-core processor with only 8GB storage on bnoard and with no option to expand this relatively meagre offering. The phone features an 8MP camera and can connect to a compatible Lumix camera over Wi-Fi, to relay the camera's...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Natasha Lomas (

Panasonic Eluga review


The Panasonic Eluga looks super-sleek and stylish but its beauty is skin deep. Under the waterproof surfaces lurks an underwhelming engine and disappointing camera. It doesn't run the latest Android operating system and has awkward buttons. Unless...

Waterproof ; Big screen on a svelte, stylish body

Android Gingerbread OS not Ice Cream Sandwich ; Disappointing camera ; Poor button placement ; No microSD card slot

The Eluga looks super-stylish but under the surface it's not such a pretty picture. There are much faster and more capable Android phones at this price so you'll need to be utterly smitten with the glamorous looks -- or its waterproof credential -- to...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:TI OMAP
Processor Number:4430


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes