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Panasonic Eluga DL1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The screen and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the build quality, while many are critical about the battery and responsiveness.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 47 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Eluga DL1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Panasonic Eluga DL1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic ELUGA SIM Free Smartphone

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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.

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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,...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Panasonic Eluga

 

Alluring but all round performance is average

Svelte and lightweight; Android OS left fairly clean; key features kept simple

Fiddly button placement; can be slow; screen lacks detail; video lacks sharpness

We’re left a little underwhelmed by the Eluga. Bar the waterproof angle, it’s a pretty run-of-the-mill phone that does little to separate itself from the pack.

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Panasonic Eluga Review: In Depth

 

7.8mm thin and life proof, the Panasonic Eluga also packs in an 8MP camera, dual-core processor and Android Gingerbread.

Thin, attractive design ; Waterproof and dustproof ; Bright display

Low user-available memory ; No camera flash ; UI stutters

Dated by the fact it ships with Gingerbread as opposed to ICS, a few other faux pas like a solid camera with no flash and an interface that stutters as much as it glides set the Panasonic Eluga off to a shaky start. Perhaps the least forgivable...

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Panasonic Eluga DL1 waterproof Android

 

Review Over the course of the last decade Panasonic all but vanished from the European consumer mobile phone market but it's back with a bang with the Eluga - an acronym of ‘elegant user-oriented gateway'. Or at least back with a loud thump - the bang...

In the minus column, the battery life is poor, the camera lacklustre and there’s far too little storage on-board. But on the plus side, the Eluga is stylish, slim, light, waterproof and has a big, bright screen. ®

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Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

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