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Panasonic ELUGA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of Panasonic ELUGA. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the durability and camera.

size, performance, design, screen, portability

camera, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Panasonic ELUGA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Oct, 2016

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 is the first smartphone to arrive since the Japanese electronics manufacturer announced its plans to shift over 1.5 million handsets by the end of March 2013, following its re-entry to the European market.

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: (

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.

Expert review by: Basil Kronfli (

Panasonic Eluga Review: In Depth


Panasonic have stayed out of the western phone market for a while now with their last foray being the MX7 in 2005 with a 320x240 display and a dashing clamshell form factor. With the Eluga however comes…

Thin, attractive design ; Waterproof and dustproof ; Bright display

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

May, 2012

Expert review by: Paul Briden (

Panasonic Eluga review


We review the Panasonic Eluga, a slick-looking dual core Android smartphone, which is the first Panasonic smartphone to arrive in the UK for quite some time

Nice visual design, Great screen,decent camera, Dust and water resistant,Thin,Lightweight

No camera flash, Slow and unstable interface,Awkward button placement, Low storage capacity, No micro SD

Not a bad phone, but not great either. For what it is the price seems a bit much

May, 2012

Expert review by: CoolSmartPhone (

Panasonic Eluga dL1 Review


Panasonic, long missing from the smartphone arena, have finally made the decision to enter the European market.  Their first foray is the Eluga dL1 and thanks to the kind people of Expansys we've gold hold of one to review.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Panasonic Eluga review -


Sleek design, ultralight build, NFC support for app-launching tags and contactless payments

Imperfect virtual keyboard, mediocre camera with no flash, regular force-closes and general shutdowns

Feb, 2012

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


Welcome to Panasonic's first attempt to crack the increasingly competitive world of Android phones outside of Japan. Its efforts have crystallized into a plastic slab that had a curious appeal when we first handled it at Mobile World Congress a few...

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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1150
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):4

Call management

Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:6.74
Front Camera: No
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:10.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:960 x 540
Display Type:OLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Standby time:300
Talk Time:4
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3.5
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, To-do list
Proximity sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Processor frequency:1


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3.5


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal Memory:8192
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.3