Panasonic Eluga Icon Review: After 3 Months Usage

By | January 25, 2016

Panasonic Eluga Icon has now become one of the most popular smartphones from the Japanese Manufacturer. I have now used this phone for nearly three months and now I am in a good condition to give you a complete Long-Term Review of this phone. In this Panasonic Eluga Icon Review, I am telling you are the Pros and Cons of using this phone. Keep Reading to know everything that you must know about this phone before making a purchase decision.

Panasonic Eluga Icon Review

Panasonic Eluga Icon Review: Key Specifications

  • 5.5 -inch OGS IPS 720p HD screen (267 ppi pixel density)
  • Dimensions (152.3 x 76.4 x 8 mm) & 147 g Weight
  • 1.5 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6752 Processor with ARM Mali-T760MP2 GPU
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) with Icon UI on the top
  • 2 GB RAM (  1.6 GB Free on First Boot)
  • 16 GB Internal Storage ( 12.53 GB is available for user)
  • Storage Expandable up to 32 GB
  • 13 MP (f/2.2) Auto Focus Primary Camera with LED Flash (recording 1080p @30fps)
  • 8 MP Front Facing Camera (recording 720p @30fps)
  • 3500 mAh Non-Removable Li-ion battery
  • Dual Micro-Sized SIMs (4G+3G)
  • Antutu Benchmark Score: 39,867
  • SAR Values: 0.83 W/kg
  • Sensors: Proximity, Light, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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Panasonic Eluga Icon Review: Pros

  • The phone weighs much less than most of the 5.5-inch screen phones
  • Bezels around the Screen are very thin (most competitors have large bezels)
  • You don’t need a pin to eject the SIM trays (very good innovation for unibody design)
  • Overall Design and build quality of the phone is pretty good and phone feels good in hand
  • Display of the phone is bright and vibrant with good color reproduction
  • USB OTG is supported by the phone and is accessible through the default file explorer
  • The Phone Supports Hotknot which is pretty much like the NFC
  • Double Tap to Wake is supported along with other off-screen shortcut gestures to open apps
  • It handles any high-end game with ease and doesn’t hang even while multi-tasking
  • Rear Camera of this phone is one of the best you can get at this price
  • Front Camera of the phone also stands out and offers great color reproduction
  • Sound from the speaker is sufficiently loud and quality is also good
  • There are not any heating issues in this phone (Max. Temp. noticed 41 degrees)
  • Battery of the phone easily lasts full day even with heavy usage (6.5 hours Screen ON time)

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Panasonic Eluga Icon Review: Cons

  • The Phone runs on an outdated version of Android and there are no signs of an update
  • Display of the Phone is very reflective which is not clearly visible under sunlight
  • Capacitive touch keys given in the phone does not light up
  • The rear camera lens of my phone got some scratches which reduced the quality
  • There is not an LED notification light given on the phone
  • Battery takes nearly 3.5 hours to get fully charged (No Quick Charge)

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The Verdict

As you can see above, the number of advantages of using this phone are much more than its disadvantages. But the software part of this phone is its biggest disadvantage. I am also disappointed by the fact that no Quick Charging has been included in this phone. Still, it is one of the best phones that you can get at this price and I will definitely recommend you to buy Panasonic Eluga Icon if you are looking for a phablet which doesn’t feel as big as a phablet and comes with a very good battery life. Some other phones on which you must take a look are YU Yureka Plus (Review), Coolpad Note 3 (Review) & Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (Review). The Panasonic Eluga Icon gets a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from us. I feel no regret in saying that:

Panasonic Eluga Icon is the underdog that has the caliber to beat the frontline performers. The battery life of this phone is incomparable at this price tag and you won’t regret choosing this phone over most of the popular smartphones in this price segment.

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