Panasonic has announced a mid-budget device, the Eluga Note with 5.5-inch screen in India. Given its specifications and pricing, it is certain that it will compete with the likes of the Xiaomi Mi Max and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) in the Indian market.
The Panasonic Eluga Note comes with a price tag of Rs. 13,290, and so it will take on the Xiaomi Mi Max, which is priced at Rs. 14,999, and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) that costs Rs. 15,990. The Xiaomi Mi Max belongs to a different category altogether, as its screen is much bigger than that of the other two handsets, but they belong to the similar price bracket.
Here is a comparison of the specifications of the Eluga Note, Mi Max and Galaxy J7 to help you buy the device of your choice:
The Panasonic Eluga Note sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LTPS display with 1,920x1,080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), while the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), and the Xiaomi Mi Max has 6.44-inch with a display resolution of 1,080x1,920 pixels (342 ppi pixel density).
The Xiaomi Mi Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, compared to Exynos 1.6Ghz octa-core seen in the Galaxy J7 (2016), and 1.3GHz MediaTek (MT6735) octa-core CPU in the Panasonic Eluga Note.
Both the Xiaomi Mi Max and Eluga Note run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while the Galaxy J7 (2016) runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The Xiaomi Mi Max comes packed with 32GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card) and 3GB RAM, while the Galaxy J7 (2016) has a 16GB internal storage (memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) and a 3GB RAM. The Panasonic Eluga Note has a 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card) and 3GB RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi Max has a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, which is almost identical to Eluga Note's 16MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and triple LED Flash, and 5MP front-snapper. The Galaxy J7 (2016), on the other hand, has a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture.
The Xiaomi Mi Max is powered by a 4,850mAh battery, compared to 3,300mAh in the Galaxy J7 (2016) and 3000mAh in the Eluga Note.
The devices score almost even in terms of display, with the Panasonic Eluga Note sporting a bigger screen and the other two having better pixel density. However, the Xiaomi Mi Max stands out in terms of specifications with better storage, camera and battery.