Panasonic Eluga-The Water Proof Smartphone

Panasonic has returned to the European after six year with the Panasonic Eluga, a water proof, dust proof smartphone according to the IP57 standard. The phone is really slim only 7.8 millimeter in width and having a 4.3 inch Capacitive touch screen.

When the idea of water proof comes, it certainly keeps the attention to the trade offs which are made to make it so, but there are not so much. The phone runs on android gingerbread and is planned to upgrade on ICS v4.0, which makes it to catch up with the latest smartphone range. The phone is water proof 1 meter deep in water for 30 minutes, and dust also has no way to get into the phone and all this is certified.

Panasonic Eluga Specifications

OS: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) planned upgrade to v4.0
CPU: Dual-core 1 GHz
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
CAMERA: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus
Weight: 103 g
DISPLAY: OLED Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
PPI: 256 PPI pixel density
Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh
Talk time Up to 4 hours and standby 300 hours


  • Amazing design, fits the explanation of a Smartphone
  •  Big Screen 
  • Water and Dust Proof 
  • Makes Sharp HD video 
  • Android App Market


  • Shorter talk time and irremovable battery
  • No Flash for Camera
  • Poor Camera quality for a 8mp
  • Dull Interface
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • High Price Tag

The Price of Panasonic ELUGA is about 360 EUR. But with this price tag there maybe many better smartphones but, not Water proof and Dust Proof. So, it is your call if you need a water proof hand set or a better in use smartphone.