Last week Panasonic launched its first smartphone in India, the P51. The device has been priced at Rs 26,990. This new addition of the new Panasonic smartphone in the Indian market will make tough smartphone competition even tougher.
Now there are wide open options for the people to choose from the available devices in the Indian Smartphone arena. The already popular devices such as Micromax canvas HD, Xolo Q800, Karbonn Titanium S5 have the very similar configuration in terms of specs but if compared according to the price it carries the Panasonic P51 matches with the higher end models like, Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X.
Panasonic P51 houses a 5-inch display with the resolution of 1280×720 pixels and gives a pixel density of around 294 ppi. The screen of the phone is made of Asahi Dragontail glass and has an Oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprint smudges.
The Panasonic P51 runs on a Stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform. The company has also included the on-screen navigation buttons just like Google. There are minor customizations made in the interface.
The Device also supports dual-SIM route. However, only one SIM can be used for a 3G connection, while the other can be used to surf the internet on EDGE. It features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n standards.
Panasonic P51 runs on MediaTek's MT6589 SoC, which contains a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU clocked to 1.2 GHz and PowerVR Series5XT GPU and is backed by 1 GB of RAM. The SoC is built using the newer 28nm fabrication process. The four cores should easily help in gaming and even the general responsiveness of the UI. This shall put this phone in a serious competition with Micromax Canvas HD.
The Panasonic P51 has a built in 4GB storage and can be expanded to 32GB via external microSD.
The device houses 8MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Still, we'll have to wait and see how good the real-world performance of the camera on the P51 is. The camera can be has the same features like Micromax Canvas HD and the Karbonn Titanium S5
The device is strongly powered by Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery that will easily last the whole day.
The design and looks of the Panasonic P51 may make a serious first impression on the market but the staggering price of the device which is tagged to Rs 26,990 may possibly be one challenge it has to face in the market. Other phones like Micromax Canvas HD, Xolo Q800 or the Titanium S5 have the similar specs and have worked wonders because of the better pricing that range between Rs. 11,990 to Rs. 13,690. Thus, here under are the comparisons between the devices that are expected to be direct rivals in the India. This comparison is based both price-wise and specs-wise.
Samsung Galaxy S3
This device with the 4.8 inch with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen comes at the price of Rs. 30,600 and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It runs on Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which is upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) platform. The device is powered by Quad-core Cortex-A9 processor dialed to 1.4 GHz and is backed by 1GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the internal storage capacity of 16/32/64 which can be expanded up to 64 GB via external microSD. This device houses a powerful 8MP rear camera that gives the resolution of 3264x2448 pixels and comes with autofocus and LED flash. It has a 1.9MP front facing camera. Eventually, this smartphone is backed by Li-Ion 2100mAh battery.
Comparing this device with Panasonic P51, Galaxy S3 lacks on a Android version 4.2. it has a greater processor but again it cannot be matched with the panasonic P51's dual SIM support feature. This device has a better memory capacity but fails to compete with P51 on grounds of battery, screen size and its higher price.
HTC One X
The One X features a 4.7-inch (120 mm) 1,280x720 pixel Super LCD 2 display, with a pixel density of 312 pixels per inch, covered by a single pane of Corning Gorilla Glass 2.0. This device is price at Rs. 22,990 which is lesser than that of Panasonic P51. The device comes with Beats by Dr. Dre audio. HTC One X houses 8 megapixel rear camera with back-illuminated sensor with autofocus and LED flash and it has a 1.3 megapixels front facing camera. The HTC one X runs on the Android 4.0.4 mobile operating system with the HTC Sense 4.0 graphical user interface. Theis device is powered by quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU that is clocked to 1.5 GHz and is backed by 1 GB RAM. It has the internal storage capacity of 16 and 32 GB but the negative point is that it does not have an external microSD card slot.
This may be better desired by people as it has a mid-range pricing and features better processor. But again it has a comparatively low battery of 1800 mAh. This phone also at the same time doesn't have an microSD slot but with 32 GB of storage capacity this may be compensated.
Micromax Canvas HD
If you are looking for an Android phone that is not expensive and won't compromise on performance, Micromax Canvas HD with a dual GSM SIM is the best buy. This smartphone runs on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor backed by 1 GB RAM which enables apps to run swiftly. The 5 inch capacitive LCD touchscreen of the Micromax Canvas has a high definition resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a color depth of 16 M. The phone features an IPS display which gives better and wider viewing angles as well. The device houses 8 megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and the 2 megapixel front camera. It has night mode and burst mode and is also capable of recording high definition videos at thirty frames per second. This smartphone has a 4GB internal storage capacity which is expandable up to 32 via external microSD and it supports 3G and WiFi. It is Powered by 2000 mAh battery.
This is the best buy regarding the price and the specs. Micromax Canvas HD has the power to attract the fans with its powerful specs in low price. This device has the very much similar specs in compared to Panasonic P51. But it is likely to outrun Panasonic in the Indian market because of the price factor.
Priced at Rs. 13,499, Xolo Q800 comes with a 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The Phone is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor which is backed by 1GB RAM. This device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform and has dual SIM support. It houses 8MP rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, 1.2MP front camera for video calling. This device has the internal storage capacity of 4GB which can be expanded via microSD up to 32GB. Xolo Q800 supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and is powered by 2,100 mAh battery.
Comparing this phone to Panasonic P51, almost all the features are same leaving behind the higher version of Android on Panasonic P51. There is again a positive part on price of Xolo Q800.
Karbonn Titanium S5
Karbonn Titanium S5 that houses quad core Jelly Bean is priced at Rs. 11,990. Specs-wise, Titanium S5 features a 5 inch qHD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The device runs on 1.2GHz quad core processor backed by 1GB RAM. It has the internal storage capacity of 4 GB which can also be expanded up to 32GB via micro SD card slot. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS featured Titanium S5 has 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and 2MP front facing camera. This phone supports Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and has a dual SIM support. On the back it is supported by a 2,000 mAh battery.
After looking all the details, specs and prices of all the six devices, there is a very less and negligible difference one can see on them if one sees the specification but price-wise there is a considerable difference. Titanium S5 share its specs and features with Xolo Q800 but has a litte bigger screen size. Comparing it to Panasonic, it has lesser Android version and a lesser powerful battery. But with the price being Rs.11,990 one can take that into consideration. Thus, the best buy may be considered Karbonn Titanium S5.