Panasonic Eluga Ray 500: Full Specs, Review and Price

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Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 is an affordable smartphone from Panasonic that has been trending on shopping stores. The device comes with the trendy dual rear shooters for photography.

The device was specifically designed for heavy users on a budget. It boasts of 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space, to top it all off, it houses a 4000mAh battery and an HD screen. Let’s find out more.

Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 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 + 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・4000mAh non-removable Battery

Design And Display

The Eluga Ray 500 looks attractive and stunning no doubt. Even though it has a Plastic-like body, it comes in so many beautiful colours that will definitely entice you.

You can get it in Marine Blue, Mocha Gold and Champagne Gold colours. At the top left corner, it sports dual rear cameras while the LED flash sits beside it. It measures 9.2mm in thickness and weighs 163g overall.

Panasonic Eluga Ray 500

The front is pretty standard, Panasonic didn’t bother improving the front to flow with the current trend. It dishes out the older 16:9 aspect ratio. Nonetheless, there’s a fingerprint scanner at the bottom bezel.

It sports a 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, this boasts of 720 x 1280 pixels in resolution and 294 pixels per inch density for clear visuals. It also stretches up to 67% screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware and Software

Running the race here is the MediaTek MT6737 budget chipset, this was built on an older 28nm process node and comes with 4-cores of processor clocked at 1.25GHz, while the Mali-T720MP1 graphics card controls graphics.

For multitasking, the Ray 500 has 3GB of RAM, this is more than enough for heavy users on a budget. While for storing files, it has 32GB storage space, although you can upgrade up to 256GB with a memory card. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Camera And Connectivity

The device is equipped with dual 13MP + 8MP dual rear camera, both have f/2.0 + f/2.4 aperture respectively. The autofocus camera supports HDR and panorama, while the 8MP is the depth sensor. There’s a LED flash and a 5MP selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture.

The Eluga Ray 500 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 Ray 500 is powered by a non-removable 4000mAh battery with no fast charging technology. Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 is available on shopping stores, starting from $139 to $169, that’s about (N85,000 – N100,000).

Full Specification Of Panasonic Eluga Ray 500

LAUNCH
・Announced: September 2017
・Status: Available. November 2017

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

DESIGN
・Material Type: Plastic
・Dimensions: 144.3 x 71.3 x 9.2 mm
・Colour: Champagne gold, Mocha gold and Marine Blue
・Weight: 163g

・Screen Type: HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5-inch
・Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
・Pixel Density: 294ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 67%

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 256GB
・Internal storage: 32GB
・RAM: 3GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 13MP + 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes

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: 4000mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: No

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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