Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 and Eluga Ray 700


Two camera centric Phones from Panasonic

Panasonic India recently launched two camera specific smartphones Eluga Ray 500 and Eluga Ray 700.The Eluga Ray 500  is the first dual camera phone from Panasonic, which lets the user switch between the 120 degree ultra-wide 8MP and 13 MP rear camera for the perfect shot. Eluga Ray 700 comes with 13 MP Sony IMX 258 rear camera lens with phase detection auto focus (PDAF). The two power packed entrants in the Eluga series priced at Rs. 8999(Eluga Ray 500) and Rs. 9999 (Eluga Ray 700) respectively, and  are exclusively avilable through Flipkart .

Eluga Ray 500 is quite compact ,sports a 5-inch HD screen. The device measures 144.26 x 71.26 x 9.2 mm and weighs 163 grams. The HD IPS display offers a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and also has a 2.5D curved glass for better viewing angles. In terms of design its  standard, nothing new .The micro USB 2.0 port is flanked between two speaker grills but only right side grill has the speaker and other is just for the showcase. The 3.5mm audio port resides on the top of the phone. The Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 is backed by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. There is a 32GB internal memory that can be expanded by up to 128GB via hybrid SIM card slot. It is a real powerhouse with 4000 mAh battery ensuring longer operations without any worry of frequent charging. With the built-in ‘Back to Previous’ feature the Front-Fingerprint sensor not just ensures security but provides an additional delight to the user by taking  them back to the previous page with a single touch.

Eluga Ray 700

The Eluga Ray 700 has 5.5 inch FHD IPS 2.5D curved display which ensures crystal clear clarity and an enhanced output. The display protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects the phone screen from damages. Eluga Ray 700 lets the user see the world in all its glory with the 13MP Sony IMX 258 Rear Camera lens with Phase Detection Auto focus (PDAF) and capture beautiful and stunning selfies even in low light with the 13MP front camera with flash.  The power packed Eluga Ray 700 is packed with 5000 mAh Li-Po gigantic battery with quick charging time, which ensures longer usage without a charge. Powered by a 1.3 GHz Octa –core Processor and 3 GB RAM this device ensures quick access to internet and smartphone operations anywhere, anytime. One can enjoy their favourite music with its K class amplifier system which provides crystal clear sound and nonstop movies up to 17.30 hours with FHD Video playback.

Verdict: Both are good looking decent performers, camera are battery life are the main high point for both the devices.