Eluga http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/eluga/news en-GB Panasonic Eluga video review http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/panasonic-eluga-video-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic&#039;s Eluga loves the wet stuff. But what lurks beneath its waterproof surface – and is it worth splashing the cash on? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="487" height="295" title="Panasonic Eluga" alt="Panasonic Eluga" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic%20Eluga.png?1371562683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1685946153001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1685946153001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/panasonic-eluga-video-review/video#comments Eluga Panasonic Smartphones Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:12:43 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423795 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic Eluga http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-eluga/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Eluga looks the part – even underwater – but Panasonic&#039;s first phone for the UK will need to compete with powerful Android rivals </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-eluga-review-press-1_1_2.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-eluga-review-press-2_0_2.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-eluga-review-silver-back_2.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-eluga-review-press-side_2.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £365.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga review – overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Panasonic's badge is no stranger to European gadgeteers, thanks to Viera TVs and Lumix cameras, but the Eluga represents a rare smartphone footing on Europe's shores. Indeed, it's the first Panasonic phone to make it to Britain ever. So has it arrived full of hi-tech Japanese wizardry that's ready to do battle with territorial stalwarts like the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1685946153001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1685946153001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-eluga-hands-on-review-1.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-eluga-review-design-buttons.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga review – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a sea of me-too Android handsets, the Panasonic Eluga's design is wonderfully refreshing. HTC might have broken the mould with the One X, but it's encouraging to see Panasonic has burst out of the gate with a super-slim 7.8mm curved body that feels extremely well made and solid in the hands yet weighs just 103g.</p> <p>The slightly textured matt plastic back and minimalist flat glass front scream high quality, as do the Eluga’s thin bezels. Up top you'll find a headphone jack as well as a covered micro-SIM slot and micro-USB port, but as the volume and power buttons are placed directly onto the Eluga’s curve, it’s impossible to use them with just your right thumb without flipping the phone.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-eluga-review-waterproof.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga review – waterproof </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Aside from its novel form factor, the Eluga is also fully waterproof. Panasonic claims that the Eluga can be submerged in up to 1m of water for 30 minutes, and it handled our "tap" and "glass of water" tests with no problems whatsoever. Hopefully we'll never find ourselves in a situation where we'll need such water-fending capabilities, but it's still a nice feature to have if you live somewhere rainy (or you're a bit clumsy).&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-eluga-review-GTA-3.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga review – screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Eluga's 4.3in OLED screen is the ideal combination of enticing size and one-handed user-friendliness, and it produces bright colours with deep rich blacks. Whites could look a lot cleaner, though. It's 540x960 resolution is also on the low side, especially when compared to pixel-packing displays like those of the HTC One X and iPhone 4S.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-eluga-review-camera.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga review – power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Though the Eluga's 1GHz dual-core processor looks outdated when compared to quad-core beasts from HTC and Samsung, it still manages to deal with the likes of GTA III and other 3D Android games without a hitch. And while the Eluga moves between apps and menus quickly and smoothly most of the time, we did experience the odd freeze, resulting in a forced restart – fingers crossed these are just symptoms of an early sample.</p> <p>Web browsing over Wi-Fi is fairly smooth. with just the occasional little stutter here and there, but overall browsing is a much better experience than on budget smartphones like the single-core HTC One V.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-eluga-review-gingerbread.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga review – camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Eluga's 8MP camera takes decent pictures in conditions with good lighting, grabbing images without over-saturated and false-looking colours. The lack of a flash could be a deal-breaker for casual shutterbugs, however, as the Eluga is next to useless in low-light conditions, even when compared to budget Android handsets.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga review – battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Eluga's 1,150mAh battery sounds positively wimpy on paper but we still managed to scrape through just under 8 hours of light use with Wi-Fi on and the screen set to 50 per cent brightness. A replaceable battery would be nice to keep you going all day, as would expandable storage on top of the 8GB available.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga review – Android Gingerbread </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gingerbread has been lightly skinned with an inoffensive app drawer and a rather nice arc-patterned lockscreen, which even the purest of Android loyalists will find hard to dislike. The OS does, however, look clunky when compared to Ice Cream Sandwich, but Panasonic has promised a future update to avoid long-term woes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Panasonic's also included a custom gallery app with quick photo sharing abilities, as well as an eco-mode to automatically save battery. If you own a Panasonic TV, you'll also have the option to turn the Eluga into a touchscreen remote via the Viera remote app.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Eluga – verdict  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We love the Eluga's unique, thin design and top build quality, but we just can't forgive the shoddy placement of the power and volume keys and currently the Eluga has a few stability issues. Sure, the phone can take a dunking (more than can be said for 99 per cent of smartphones), but give us the choice and we'd much rather have expandable storage and a removable battery, as they'd be far more useful in every day life than the ability to survive a rare dip in a toilet bowl.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A gorgeous-looking waterproof handset, marred by a weak spec sheet for the price</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/panasonic-eluga </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-eluga/review#comments Eluga Panasonic Smartphones Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:29:31 +0000 Sophie Charara 422235 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Panasonic Eluga – waterproof wonder or just a gimmick? http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/new-video-panasonic-eluga-%E2%80%93-waterproof-wonder-or-just-gimmick/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic&#039;s Eluga loves the wet stuff. But what lurks beneath its waterproof surface – and is it worth splashing the cash on? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2012-06-12-at-17.49.50_0_0.png?1364400057" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4857.jpg?1364400057" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Exposing your phone to the wet stuff – whether it's been unwittingly dropped in a drink, a deep puddle, or worse, down the loo – is a facepalming experience we've all had to endure at least once. Never fear, Panasonic has come to the rescue with its aquatic Eluga smartphone – a rather stylish slither of Android tech that dares you to dribble all over its waterproof chassis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/new-video-panasonic-eluga-%E2%80%93-waterproof-wonder-or-just-a-gimmick </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/new-video-panasonic-eluga-%E2%80%93-waterproof-wonder-or-just-gimmick/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/new-video-panasonic-eluga-%E2%80%93-waterproof-wonder-or-just-gimmick/news#comments Eluga Panasonic Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:14:17 +0000 Lucy Hedges 421532 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic Eluga release date set for April http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/panasonic-eluga-release-date-set-april/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panny&#039;s first foray into the European smartphone arena will land next month with a sleek design and waterproof body </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-eluga-front-side_1.jpg?1364396399" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5338.jpg?1364396399" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Panasonic has announced its first entry into the European smartphone market, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc/rumour-mill/panasonic-eluga-smartphone-imminent" target="_self">Panasonic Eluga</a>, will be released in April following its March 29th release in its home country of Japan.</p> <p>The 7.8mm thin Panasonic Eluga will arrive packing a 4.3in 256ppi qHD OLED screen, 8MP camera, 1Ghz dual-core processor and a unique waterproof design.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/panasonic-eluga-release-date-set-for-april </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/panasonic-eluga-release-date-set-april/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/panasonic-eluga-release-date-set-april/news#comments Eluga Panasonic Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:04:05 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420516 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic Eluga smartphone imminent http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/panasonic-eluga-smartphone-imminent/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After a few years&#039; break from the mobile market, Panasonic is mounting a comeback bid with a 4.3in OLED stunner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-Eluga.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1300.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Panasonic's set to make a Rocky-style comeback, taking the wraps off its first international mobile release in five years – and the Eluga is coming out fighting fit.</p> <p>In case you missed our news about <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/panasonic-launching-nfc-equipped-android-smartphone-in-2012">Panasonic's comeback phone</a> here’s a recap. The Eluga's expected to arrive sporting a 4.3in, qHD 256ppi OLED display, NFC tech and a "D-shape" 7.8mm thin form-factor.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/mwc/rumour-mill/panasonic-eluga-smartphone-imminent </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/panasonic-eluga-smartphone-imminent/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/eluga/panasonic-eluga-smartphone-imminent/news#comments Eluga Panasonic Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:16:42 +0000 Luke Edwards 419999 at http://www.stuff.tv