Price : ₹ 12,290/- Rating : 70/100
- HOW DOES IT FEEL OUT OF THE BOX?
Panasonic brags metal-glass unibody design in the Eluga Arc 2, in which both the front and back have 2.5D curved glass. It is made of aluminum alloy with chamfered edges, giving the phone a real classy and premium look as soon as it comes out of the retail box. The symmetry of the buttons on the right, sim trays at the left and speaker grille at the bottom isn’t only neatly placed but it’s on point. If it nailed down on looks, how about the rest then?
- HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
Sporting a 5-inch HD IPS on-cell display, the display seemed glossy and dull. Weirdly enough, it didn’t drop down on sunlight legibility and brightness level was good for indoors and outdoors. Under the hood, the device comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, which is further expandable up to 128GB which worked well while multi-tasking. Connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, USB OTG were on par with no issues whatsoever. While making calls and listening to songs, the audio quality was good. Watching movies and videos was good with the screen offering going in sync with the price range. Nevertheless, we hoped the phone had more fuel and biometric fingerprint sensor was integrated in the phone. The best part is the UI has a near stock android experience.
- HOW IS THE CAMERA?
The camera department includes 8MP primary camera at the back and a selfie camera of 5MP at the front panel for selfie and video chats. The shots taken during the day were good and struggled in the night, which is a common factor for most of the budget phones.
- WHAT’S SO SPECIAL?
The only thing that is special about the phone is the killer instinctive looks, design and built, which sets the tone for many attracters to gaze upon. It would immediately pull anyone’s attention but shies away from performanc.
- WHAT’S YOUR FINAL TAKE?
A stylish phone which is a bit costly and does a fairly good job on performance. Only if it was fueled up with more juice to last, fingerprint biometric for security and a little better processor would have done the trick, giving other budget phones a run for their money.