Panasonic unveiled the Eluga Power at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona. The waterproof smartphone comes with a large screen and it is powered by a dual-core processor. It features Near Field Communication (NFC) which allows users in paying as well as transferring data wirelessly. The device provides superfast charging which makes it stand apart from the rest of the smartphones in the market. The smartphone can reach 50 percent charge capacity in just 30 minutes and within 57 minutes users can avail of 80 percent charge.
Samsung's recently launched device comes with stunning features like Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Direct Call, Social Tag and S Voice. It is powered by an Exynos 4 quad-core processor. The device is already touted as Phones 4U's biggest handset seller of the year.
Let's check out how the two smartphones stack up:
The Eluga Power measures 136 x 70 x 9.6mm, while the Galaxy S3 has a dimension of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm. However, both smartphones weigh 133g.
The Eluga Power comes with a 5.0in LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 294 pixel per inch (ppi).
In comparison, the Galaxy S3 features a 4.8in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 306 ppi. It is covered with a Corning Gorilla glass 2 and TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface (UI). The TouchWiz 4.0 UI is expected to offer visual improvements and gesture-based functionality like panning, tilt, double tap and turnover.
The Eluga Power is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8270 Snapdragon chipset with a 1.5GHz Krait dual-core processor.
The Galaxy S3, on the other hand is powered by the quad-core Exynos 4212 processor, which was clocked at 1.4GHz. Both smartphones ship 1GB of RAM.
Both smartphones come with an eight megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus. The Eluga Power features touch focus and geo-tagging, while the Galaxy S3 includes LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. Both the Eluga Power and Galaxy S3 allow users to record video of 1080p.
The Eluga Power comes with a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixel, whereas the Galaxy S3 features a whopping 1.9 megapixel secondary camera.
The Eluga Power runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), while the Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 ICS.
The Panasonic smartphone has onboard storage of 8GB and a microSD card slot with an additional memory space of 32GB.
In contrast, the Galaxy S3comes in three internal storage variants - 16/32/64GB (the 64GB is expected to be available at a later date). It has a microSD card slot with an additional memory space of 64GB.
The Eluga Power features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR. In comparison, the Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR. Both smartphones feature NFC connectivity.
The Panasonic smartphone packs Li-Ion 1800mAh standard battery, its talk time and stand by time is still unknown.
The Galaxy S3 boasts Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G networks. It offers for standby time of up to 590 hours on 2G and 790 hours on 3G networks.