Entry level without any fizz
Panasonic smartphones has a new offering for the masses, the all new Panasonic P100, dubbed as an entry level smartphone. The P100 boasts on some of the reliable features of this segment such as 2GB of RAM, fingerprint sensor, Gorilla glass protection and sturdy design to name a few. The company already has a trustful brand image in the market and it undoubtedly helps its smartphones to be able to reach more users because of the accountability and trust established. We have reviewed the Panasonic P100 for you guys, so let’s check this out is it a worthy purchase or not. We got the Gold variant of the P100.
Looking at the phone one could say that it is a basic smartphone which we mostly witness from entry level smartphones. The P100 has curvy edges so it becomes easy to hold and operate. The phone is not too heavy which provides the comfort of carrying it around. The front panel of the phone is carrying the selfie camera which is accompanied by front LED flash which is an attractive feature of this device. The lower side of the display has the capacitive keys on both the sides with the home key placed in between them. The rear side is sporting the primary camera and below the camera lies the LED flash. There is fingerprint sensor as well placed at the rear side of the phone which is another luring feature of the new P100. The speaker grille is at the rear side as well. The rear panel can be removed and when removed it takes you to the dual SIM slots and dedicated microSD card slot. The power button and the volume keys are at the right side of the device. The 3.5mm headphone jack lies at the top of the device and the micro USB port lies at the bottom side of the device.
The new Panasonic P100 has a 5 inch HD display with screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The display size is satisfactory as you get 5 inch display size in such a low price range. The display is HD compatible and the colours emitted from the display are satisfactory as well. The display possesses 2.5D curved glass design and Gorilla Glass for protection against any sudden fall or scratches. One could have a nice experience of display portrayal as the new P100 has its all which any phone display should possess to provide the users HD experience in detailed manner within a satisfactory screen size.
The new Panasonic P100 is offering RAM size of 2GB which is a decent RAM size to handle multi-tasking. One can also play regular games like Candy crush, Subway Surfer without the device getting too worked up. There is decent amount of internal storage as well which is of 16 GB and it is very rare to get such amount of internal storage in a level entry smartphone. The internal storage can further be expanded with the help of microSD card upto 128GB. The RAM of the device is in sync with the 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor. The heavy apps runs with little bit of congestion and also to some extent heats up the device but the processor takes care of it immediately. The new P100 is running on operating system Android 7.0 Nougat.
Though being not tagged as camera centric smartphone the new P100 has some great deal in terms of having cameras. The selfie camera is decent in terms of delivering beautiful selfies but there is something unusual in the new P100 which is front LED flash. The front LED flash is for sure adding to the advantage of the device. The selfie camera is of 5 Megapixel and in daylight the selfies are well detailed and the colours are restored in the image. The selfies taken at night are not that much appealing but decent enough to give you something to cherish for. On the back of the Panasonic P100 is an 8 Megapixel camera that too with LED flash. The rear camera is decent performer in terms of delivering images. The images taken are quite clear in daylight and at night the LED flash helps to keep the nice images as clear as possible. The phone also has multi-modes for image editing, On Body Detection Mode, trusted faces and various other filters.Battery
The battery of the Panasonic P100 is removable in nature and one has to fit the battery when taking the phone out of the box for the first time. The battery capacity of the new P100 is of 2,200mAh and it can last throughout the day if you carry our normal usual process with little bit of game playing and video streaming. The charging of the device is normal as well with very mild or no evidence of heating. There is no fast charging facility but the device has dura speed technology which will help to save some battery. The new Panasonic P100 also has Bluetooth Unlock Mode, Trusted Places and Trusted Voice Modes.
Overall, the new Panasonic P100 is well equipped with desirable features to prove its worth in the entry segment. It banks upon the decent storage space, price justified camera performance and decent chipset output but, it also takes ages to boot which is really irritating. Available at Rs 5,999 in the market, Panasonic P100 is could be an option if you’re not interested in Redmi 5A and Comio C1. Being an entry level device, the battery output is kind of a drawback for P100.