Panasonic Eluga I9 Full Specs, Review

Panasonic Eluga I9 is the latest Eluga smartphone from the company. The Eluga series from Panasonic is known for its affordable prices. The Eluga I9 is an upgrade to the Eluga I7.

This upgraded variant comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage space. It comes loaded with ARBO AI assistant and also looks more attractive and stunning than the aforementioned. Let’s find out more.

Panasonic Eluga I9 Key Specs and Features

・5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels
・Android 7.0 Nougat with 3GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.25GHz Mediatek MT6737
・32GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・2500mAh non-removable Battery

Design And Display

First of all, it comes in three amazing colours, there are the Blue, Champagne gold and Space grey colour options. Its sleek and smart design is also worth talking about.

It boasts of a full-unibody super-sleek design which is just 7.8mm thick and weighs 143g overall. The phone is dust and humidity resistant as well and sports a rear fingerprint scanner.

Panasonic Eluga I9

Even though it has an older 16:9 aspect ratio screen, the white front makes it look absolutely stunning and breathtaking. Nonetheless, the top and bottom bezels are still there.

It’s built around the same 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 294 pixels per inch density for clear visuals. It also stretches up to 68.6% screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the MediaTek MT6737 budget chipset takes control with its older 28nm process node and comes with 4-cores of processor clocking at 1.25GHz. The Mali-T720MP1 graphics card handles graphics.

The I9 comes ready in terms of heavy multitasking for those on a budget, it has 3GB of RAM space available. In the storage department, it has 32GB of space available, you can upgrade up to 128GB with a memory card as well. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Camera And Connectivity

For photography, the phone comes with an enhanced 13MP rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, HDR, panorama and other features. While for selfies, it sports a 5MP selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture.

The Eluga I9 supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIM. It has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.

Battery And Availability

The Panasonic Eluga I9 is powered by a non-removable 2500mAh battery with no fast charging technology. Panasonic Eluga I9 is available on shopping stores, starting from $119 to $139, that’s about (N40,000 – N50,000).

Panasonic Eluga I9 Full Specifications

LAUNCH
・Announced: December 2017
・Status: Available. February 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)

DESIGN
・Material Type: Aluminum body
・Dimensions: 142.5 x 70.5 x 7.8 mm
・Colour: Space grey, Champagne Gold, Blue
・Weight: 143g

・Screen Type: HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5-inch
・Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
・Pixel Density: 294ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 68.6%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat
・Processor: Quad-core 1.25GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6737
・Graphics Processing Unit: Mali-T720MP1

STORAGE
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 32GB
・RAM: 3GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

FEATURES
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・USB: 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 2500mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: No

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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