|Launch Date||October 8, 2018 (Official)|
|Model||Eluga X1 Pro|
|Operating System||Android v8.1 (Oreo)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Micro|
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands)|
|Colours||Dark Grey, Silver|
|Screen Size||6.18 inches (15.7 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2246 pixels|
|Pixel Density||403 ppi|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v3|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||82.14 %|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P60|
|Processor||Octa core (2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)|
|Internal Memory||128 GB|
|User Available Storage||Up to 108 GB|
|USB OTG Support||yes|
|Resolution||16 MP Front Camera|
|Image Resolution||4616 x 3464 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Camera Features||2 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Network & Connectivity|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Micro, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|USB Connectivity||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Audio Jack||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||Rear|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
The Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro features a dual camera setup at the back - a 16 megapixel primary camera and a 5 megapixel secondary camera. It is a good camera setup which can take great pictures in bright natural outdoor lighting. The photos look very sharp and they have a lot of details. The color saturation is neutral and thus the images look quite natural. We also get bright and vivid colors. Now coming to the low light performance, the photos have little noise and grain but they are decent. As usual, the second lens is able to click portrait images and they come out very well in decent lighting conditions. The focusing mechanism is accurate and it locks the subject quite quickly as well. HDR photos have high dynamic range and macro shots look very good too. There is a 16 megapixel selfie camera on the front and it can also take some amazing pictures. You can also make use of the beauty mode and a set of filters to make them even better.
The camera app of the Eluga X1 Pro has a generic interface like most other smartphones and it is very easy to use. There are various shooting modes including a pro mode but we liked the Auto Mode as it can take good shots in most lighting conditions. Both the cameras can shoot Full HD videos and the quality is also quite good.
Overall, the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro comes with a great set of cameras on both sides.
The Eluga X1 Pro is the most ambitious smartphone from Panasonic till date. It has a beautiful design that is made up of metal and glass. The display looks gorgeous and it packs a powerful performance. The cameras are good and the interface is stable. However, it lacks a headphone jack and dedicated microSD card slot. So if you want a mid-ranged smartphone with wireless charging, go for the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro. In case you want to check out the competition, then have a look at the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), Asus ZenFone 5Z and Vivo V11 Pro.
In terms of performance, the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor along with 6GB RAM. This chipset from the house of MediaTek is quite new and powerful, which is also capable of handling all of the day-to-day tasks with ease. Most of the popular apps and games load up quite quickly and the heavy apps also do not show much lag or stuttering. The 6GB RAM onboard delivers an excellent multitasking experience and you can perform intense multitasking by running a lot of apps in the background. There were no visible UI lags in day-to-day usage but a few frame drops here and there was seen. In terms of gaming, you can play all the casual and heavy games smoothly but the graphics intensive games will only run in medium or low settings. The Eluga X1 Pro comes with a whopping 128GB of internal memory, out of which around 112GB of free space was available after first boot. You can also choose to increase it up by another 256GB by adding a microSD card. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back, which is accurate and works fairly quickly as well. We also get AI Sense’ Infrared Face Unlock, which can unlock even in dark conditions.
Talking about connectivity, the Eluga X1 Pro from the house of Panasonic supports Dual SIM (nano) and is of course 4G VoLTE enabled. Both the slots are 4G enabled but simultaneously only one slot can be used for 4G while the other will work on 3G. There is a 3000mAh battery (non-removable) under the hood and it supports fast charging as well as wireless charging. However, you will get only up to one day of battery life with moderate usage.
Overall, the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro is a very good performer in most of the departments.
Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro, launched back in October 2018 in India, is the most ambitious smartphone from the house of Panasonic till date. Panasonic has finally entered the high-end smartphone segment in India and has done a pretty good job. The X1 Pro supports wireless charging at a price point of a mid-ranged smartphone. We get a modern design, notch display, dual rear cameras and a beautiful build. So let us find out in our Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro review if it can dethrone its challengers. However, take a quick look at the specifications of the mobile below.
The Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor and 6GB RAM. The phone boasts of a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display and packs in a 3000mAh battery under its hood with support for wireless charging. There is 128GB of internal memory onboard and you can also expand it further up to 256GB. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back. In the camera department, we get a 16 megapixel primary camera and a 5 megapixel secondary camera at the back along with a 16 megapixel selfie shooter on the front. The Eluga X1 Pro has 4G VoLTE connectivity along with Dual SIM support. Other options include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C and GPS/A-GPS. The Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro features a lot of sensors such as magnetometer, gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light and proximity sensors.
The machine drilled speaker holes of the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro are present on the right bottom. We also get identical cutouts on the left bottom but they play the role of a microphone. In terms of audio quality, they are very good but are not the loudest in the segment. There was no sound distortion, even at the highest volume levels. While holding the phone for playing videos and games, the audio will get muffled a bit by your palms. There is a native music app and it comes with all the basic features, so you do not need to download any third-party app. However, if you wish to stream online music, you can download an app like Saavn.
Now coming to the video watching experience on the Eluga X1 Pro, it can play both Full HD and 4K videos very easily. We do not get a bundled earphone, so you need to purchase a good pair of earphones for the best audio experience. Also, it lacks a headphone jack but comes with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio convertor. Overall, the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro gives a good audio and video experience.
Out of the box, the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS. It will be interesting to see if it gets any major OS update in the future since no Panasonic smartphones have ever got any update but this is a mid-ranged device so we can expect one update atleast. Now talking about its features, it more or less feels like stock Android and has similar functionality. We can customize the UI a bit as there is a skin on top of vanilla Android. We found it to be mostly fluid and smooth in basic day-to-day activities but there were slight frame drops here and there. There is Arbo Hub and it helps in adapting to user specific needs, interests and also provides information to users w.r.t. services such as cricket, news, payments, cab booking and more on a single platform. The X1 Pro comes with some pre-installed apps (bloatware) but you can easily delete them and save up on some internal storage. In case you do not like the look of this interface, then you can download any third-party theme such as Pixel Launcher or Nova Launcher to get a different look and feel.
Overall, the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro comes with a polished interface based on Oreo OS.
The Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro is a very premium phone as it is made up of metal and glass. It has an ergonomic and bezel-less design. The back is made up of glass and it supports wireless charging as well. You might not be able to use the phone with one hand as it comes with a massive display and is quite bulky (195 grams) as well. It is quite sleek (7.85mm) though. The edges are slightly curved and the back cover has a glossy finish. It is also very slippery and hence you should use a protective case.
Starting with the front side first, we get a 6.18-inch display along with the selfie camera, LED flash, couple of sensors and earpiece inside the notch. The X1 Pro comes with on-screen buttons for navigation. At the bottom, we have the USB Type-C port along with the primary microphone and loudspeaker. The volume rocker and power/lock button are on the right while the left side has the hybrid tray for SIM and microSD cards. Turning towards the back, we have the dual rear cameras sitting on the left of the top portion, followed by the LED flash below it. The fingerprint sensor and the Panasonic branding are found in the middle. The back cover is non-removable but a 3000mAh battery (non-removable) sits underneath. Overall, the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro is a beautiful looking phone and it comes with good hardware.
The Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro rocks a 6.18-inch IPS display, which has a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+). It is a modern, bezel-less display that has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and also comes with a notch. The colors are sharp and vivid. We get very good brightness and contrast levels as well. The images, texts and videos look very crisp. The sunlight legibility is good and you do not have to adjust the brightness manually as it comes with an ambient light sensor. There is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top of the display to protect it from daily wear and tear and it is quite successful in doing that but do not expect it to protect it from any drop. Hence, always use a protective case with your phone.
The touch response of the Eluga X1 Pro is very smooth due to the fluid interface and good quality display. Overall, the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro comes with a massive display that is great for high-definition content consumption.