Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro First Impressions

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In an attempt to make a dent in the Indian mid-range market, Panasonic revamped its smartphone portfolio just to find its place among myriads of brands. Having said that, Panasonic recently launched a new smartphone under Eluga series dubbed as Eluga A3 Pro.

Interestingly, this Eluga A3 Pro comes with virtual AI assistant, ARBO, which is something new for a smartphone at this price range. Now, let’s take a closer look the interesting mix of both hardware and software in Eluga A3 Pro.

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Talking about the design, the Eluga A3 Pro sports a metal unibody design with rounded edge giving it a premium look. The build quality is good, sturdy despite its light weight and also feels good when held.

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It measures 9.1 mm and weighs 161 grams. Moreover, the placement of the fingerprint sensor is just too good, as it is comfortable to unlock the device in a flash.

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The Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) and is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 Processor with Mali T-720 GPU taking care of the graphic department. From a multitasking perspective, the phone ships with 3GB of RAM, which is definitely appreciated from a phone in this segment.

In reality, the performance is satisfactory flies through most tasks and even handles gaming with ease. We did not observe any slowdowns throughout the interface and even intense games kept a steady frame rate.

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The Eluga A3 Pro comes with its n-house developed virtual assistance ‘Arbo’. The so-called Arbo is a self-learning technology that understands the user behavior and maps their daily activities accordingly. Moreover, Arbo takes care of all the daily tasks like calling and messaging that need to be framed and sent out on a regular basis. It also keeps a detailed list of all the applications functioning on the smartphone, gathers detailed information on their habits and informs them about it accordingly.

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Coming on to the optics, Eluga A3 Pro has a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and Phase Detection Auto Focus. On the front 8MP camera with fixed focus takes care of selfies. In reality, the rear camera does not compromise with the quality of the image and develops an optimally captured image. It also allows you to control the exposure, white balance and has various scene modes to explore as well. The front selfie camera allows you to remove the blemishes with the help of wrinkle remover and whiten option.

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When it comes to multimedia consumption, the 5.2-inch HD display and loud-speaker grill at the bottom combine to deliver an improved multimedia experience. Apart from this, the Eluga A3 Pro also lets you play some graphic intensive games, edit images, videos using the software as well.

Overall, the Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro offers a package that punches well above its weight. With better performance, impressive build quality, good camera and a futuristic Arbo, there is very little reason to hate this phone. The Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro come in Mocha Gold, Gold and Grey colors carrying a price tag of Rs. 12,790 and available from Panasonic brand shops and other retail outlets across the country as well as online retailers like and Flipkart.