Panasonic Eluga I8 Review


Panasonic is a company that has made its name as a maker of home electronics like TVs and vacuum cleaners. It also makes a good phone, and the Eluga is no exception.

The 4.3-inch screen on this handset looks sharp and crisp. Its brightness is surprisingly good for an Android smartphone, and the blacks look deep and rich.


The Panasonic Eluga I8 is a stylish smartphone that’s also waterproof. It can withstand being submerged in up to 30 minutes of water, making it perfect for people who live in rainy areas or like to dip in a bath.

Its screen is bright and colorful, with blacks deep and well-defined. It offers a resolution of 540×960 pixels at 256 pixels per inch, which is a good enough display for a budget smartphone.

Eluga’s software is based on Gingerbread rather than the latest version of Android (ICS). There are no widgets or customizable screens, but Panasonic does include five home screens and a slide-to-unlock mechanism that lets you swipe in an arc to unlock.


The Panasonic Eluga I8 is a stylish, slender phone that’ll look great on your desk. It’s not quite as slick or sleek as some of the latest Android phones, though, and it hasn’t got an Ice Cream Sandwich update yet.

The phone’s design is pretty good, with a clean, uncluttered screen. It sports a 720p resolution but looks crisp and clear and is easy to see even when fully zoomed in.

The screen also has an anti-reflective coating that’s worth mentioning. However, the camera is a little disappointing as it struggles to capture detail and has poor colors ghosting, and bleeding out. The battery life is also average, but it lasts longer than many other phones in this price range. It’s not the best smartphone, but it’s worth considering if you’re looking for a cheap and reliable phone.


The Panasonic Eluga I8 is a reasonably priced phone with high-end features. This device has a 6.20-inch touchscreen display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 3GB of RAM.

The phone also boasts a 4000mAh battery that provides excellent battery life. Its other standout feature is its waterdrop notch.

The Panasonic Eluga I8 is one of the best-performing smartphones in its price range. We can’t recommend it enough if you are looking for an affordable smartphone yet with a good display and decent battery life. The Panasonic Eluga I8 also has some other excellent features, like a fingerprint sensor and the ability to display multiple applications on its screen at once. The Panasonic Eluga I8 also has a 720p HD+ display, which is a big deal in its own right.

Battery life

The Panasonic Eluga I8 boasts a 1,150mAh battery, enough to give you around 4 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby time. That’s good enough to get you through most day-to-day tasks. However, if you like to keep it on all night long — especially if you live in an area with a lot of rain or spend a lot of time watching iPlayer in the bath — you might be better off investing in a dedicated rechargeable battery instead.

Its 4.3-inch display is bright and colorful without colors appearing oversaturated, but it’s not quite as clear and crisp as the higher-end screens on budget phones. You’ll struggle to read text on web pages, and there are times when the touchscreen doesn’t react, requiring you to swipe again.


Panasonic’s super-stylish Eluga looks ready to take on the best Android phones. Unfortunately, this slender slab isn’t quite as powerful or fast as its premium siblings — and it runs on an older version of Gingerbread rather than the latest Ice Cream Sandwich.

If you’re looking for a sleek, waterproof Android phone, then the Eluga is the one for you. But unless you’re completely obsessed with its looks, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Performance is a little sluggish, and Eluga’s touchscreen can be unpredictable. It’ll often react to light finger taps and swipes but suddenly ignore them.

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