Get VoLTE and expandable storage with the Panasonic Eluga A2

Good things might just come in small, affordable packages

The Eluga A2 might not go all-out on the specs, but it does blend features and pricing in a compact and attractive package

What is it with phones these days? Seems like manufacturers are so obsessed with large screen sizes that you’re unlikely to find an easily pocketable phone that’s not over a year old or has specs your cat would sneer at. But Panasonic has other ideas, and we’re grateful for that.

Fistful of silicon

Their new Eluga A2 should be hard to beat on the pocketability front, thanks to its 5in display. Okay, it’s only got HD resolution, but at this screen size, that should be absolutely fine. However, even though it’s a ‘small’ device (seems like it was another lifetime when a 5in screen felt absolutely huge), it packs in a 4000mAh battery, which Panasonic says is enough for 12 hours of non-stop video (your next long-haul flight just became a lot more bearable).

Steely eyed

Apart from this, you get a magnesium alloy skeleton with a ‘wire-craft’ design, and Panasonic claims this gives the screen better survivability if you’re the butter-fingered sort who can’t go two coffee breaks without dropping your phone, and a thickness of just 8.9mm. And yes, there’s Quick Charge (which should give you 50% charge in half an hour), dual SIM, VoLTE, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD support up to a meaty 128GB, an 8MP, f/2.2 camera with  ‘smart de-noise tech’ at the rear and a 5MP selfie camera.

 

The Panasonic Eluga A2 will cost you 9490 and will be available via offline and online retail channels.