17-07-2017 Haider Ali Khan
The Power House
The new budget segment smartphone from the Japanese electronics giant Panasonic is aimed at ever expanding smartphone market in India, especially the Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns and cities. The mammoth size of the battery in this phone clearly indicates the target audience which Panasonic would be targeting with its latest smartphone P55 Max. We’ve got the Matte Black P55 Max for you, so let’s check out how it fared on our parameters.
The phone looks nice in your hands because of the neat design and it fits really well into the palm. The metallic design of the phone makes it sturdy. There is nothing on the left of the device whereas it has power button and volume rocker on the right panel of the smartphone. The USB port and the audio output is on top and the speaker grille and the microphone is at the bottom of the device. The home icon is right below the display on the front while the camera and the LED flash isat the back of it. The logo of the company is also placed on the back of the phone. The phone weighs around 182 grams andthe dimensions of P55 Max are 179X171X35mm.
The new Panasonic P55 Maxhas a screen of 13.97cm which translates into 5.5 inch. It’s a HD IPS display with adaptive brightness and the MiraVision technology which helps in enhancing the displayed picture on the screen. The display comes with 2.5D Oncell full lamination protection layer to protect it from scratch. The screen is good enough to watch videos and play games with ease. The screen works smoothly without any bloatware.
The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with 1.25GHz Quad-core processor in it. Coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory which can be extended upto128TB via microSD, the P55 Max could be your partner in photography session with ample amount of storage space. Though it might not support some of the high graphics game because of its dated processor but it can easily manage various tasks properly. The multitasking can be easily done with this device.
Panasonic P55 Max sports a 13MP rear and 5MP selfie camera. The rear camera is auto-focused which can easily identify the object in the frame and focuses on it. You can choose between the normal, panorama and the face beauty option while using the front lens. The images are good if not great with the 13MP rear camera. It has also got the LED to enhance your images in low or dim lighting condition. The video recording supports the flash light too.
The selfie camera using 5MP lens is decent enough using the three modes; normal, HDR and face beauty. The selfie camera isn’t that great you could see on the other phones in the market in this price segment. it will let you click some good pictures in the proper lighting condition but fails miserably in low and dim lighting condition, though there’s some light available from the display itself if you clicks on the lighting option.
The battery of the P55 Max is its USP. The mammoth 5,000mAh battery could act as powerhouse for the device. It can easily last upto 2 days without a worry. The product mainly features on the battery to gain some inroads in the market. It can go a long way with you while you are roaming, surfing the internet or playing games. it does not disappoint you in the long run either. The kind of audience this smartphone would be targeting needs a longer battery life and it does not disappoint them.
The other connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G/3G/2G bands. It also supports 4G VoLTE feature which is predominantly in demand. The smartphone can accommodate two SIM at a time. It also supports OTG (on the go).
The new Panasonic P55 Max has all the capacity to give a tough competition to its Chinese and Korean peers in this price category. The smartphone loaded with some decent specs especially the huge battery life will be able to sustain the demands of the audiences from the Tier 2 and 3 cities who loves to listen to music and surf the internet. It’s a nicely built sturdy phone with metallic body which can be your long term companion without hurting too much on to your pocket.