Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)
Tough as nails and built like a tank
With its Intel Core i5-4302Y processor, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 offers significantly better performance than Atom-based counterparts. Its small size makes it easier to tote around, whether you're carrying it from house to house checking gas meters or accessing real-time data in a war zone. T... More
With its Intel Core i5-4302Y processor, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 offers significantly better performance than Atom-based counterparts. Its small size makes it easier to tote around, whether you're carrying it from house to house checking gas meters or accessing real-time data in a war zone. The broad array of modules and accessories that can be added to the tablet offer a robust variety of functions and uses. Compared with larger rugged tablets, however, its Y-Series processor doesn't have a lot of oomph, and the battery life is a bit short. The battery issue is solved in part by the option for a hot-swappable battery, but it's an added expense. For a fuller PC computing experience, the larger Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 remains our top pick, thanks to its superior performance and longer lasting battery.Less
Certainly a handsome device with a satisfactory performance
The Panasonic Eluga U is a good phone without a doubt but the bigger question here is if it is worth the price. The competition has stepped up its game and the likes of Xiaomi are offering much higher specced devices for a much lower price point. We were satisfied with the performance and softwar... More
The Panasonic Eluga U is a good phone without a doubt but the bigger question here is if it is worth the price. The competition has stepped up its game and the likes of Xiaomi are offering much higher specced devices for a much lower price point. We were satisfied with the performance and software build on the phone but remain skeptical about the upgrade path to future versions of Android.
The camera on the phone too was less than stellar. All in all, the Eluga U is a decent offering but we’d find it hard to recommend over the likes of the Xiaomi Mi3 or the myriad other Android phones that offer a Full HD screen, similar specs at a lower price point. The Eluga U is not a high end flagship, far from it, but it is a decent phone. We think that Panasonic needs to rethink its pricing strategy if they want to crack the Indian market. A good product just isn’t enough in a price conscious market like India.
The Subdued Flagship
Panasonic's latest flagship has many niggles that prevent it from provide a cohesive smartphone experience despite a few redeeming features. The Eluga U's price tag makes it even more difficult for us to recommend. We think Panasonic needs to go back to the drawing board to create a be... More
Panasonic's latest flagship has many niggles that prevent it from provide a cohesive smartphone experience despite a few redeeming features. The Eluga U's price tag makes it even more difficult for us to recommend. We think Panasonic needs to go back to the drawing board to create a better flagship. There's enough room in the burgeoning Indian smartphone market for lots of players to coexist peacefully, but they won't do well without good products.Less
Incredibly durable but screen is small
In an ideal world, you'll use the FZ-M1 to run custom-made applications that are designed with a Windows tablet of this size in mind. If you’re running a small business, though, it’s more likely that you’ll be using off-the-shelf programs and tablet apps, and, when it comes to b... More
In an ideal world, you'll use the FZ-M1 to run custom-made applications that are designed with a Windows tablet of this size in mind. If you’re running a small business, though, it’s more likely that you’ll be using off-the-shelf programs and tablet apps, and, when it comes to business, Google Play and Apple’s App Store are far better equipped with such programs than the Windows Store. While the Windows Store does have a section for business apps, including bar code readers, finance and invoicing tools and standard office software, finding tools suited to your needs can be a challenge, especially as the Store is packed with apps that are little more than glorified ads or just placeholders for a standard desktop app that you can download elsewhere.
Unless you’re able to deploy applications specifically designed for Windows tablets of this size, the usability of the FZ-M1 is restricted by its screen size. Many small business users will be better served by the Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1 7in Android tablet or the 10in FZ-G1 Windows tablet, which has a screen that is much better suited to desktop use.
Usage is good enough for the most part occasional lags
We quite liked the Panasonic P81. It offers a sensible balance between design, specifications and price point. The design while nothing extraordinary, looks good enough and the slim bezels, faux leather improves ergonomics. The phone feels great when held in the hand. Performance too is fine for... More
We quite liked the Panasonic P81. It offers a sensible balance between design, specifications and price point. The design while nothing extraordinary, looks good enough and the slim bezels, faux leather improves ergonomics. The phone feels great when held in the hand. Performance too is fine for the most part.
There were times when we wished that the phone shipped with 2GB of RAM to avoid the intermittent lags. 16GB of storage is also a must in a phone in this category. Additionally, the camera was somewhat lacking when the lighting conditions got tough. The Panasonic P81 is a good phone but lacks a bit too much to be a great one in our opinion. Prospective buyers should also consider other devices in the category including Intex’s Octa Core handset which offers double the storage and RAM at a similar price point.
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Great for working environment, but not a toy
This is clearly a working-environment tablet. The size is made small for in-the-field, as easy as portable as possible. It is not a light tablet, but very robust and pretty fast. The thing I like about it, is the battery life. It last easily 8 to 12 hours when using constantly. I'm sure the people working with the device wil have a good time, it's ideal for line-of-business applications, not child-like-apps.. btw have you ever seen an responsive business app that can do more than 3 things good? I havent.. So if you buy this, do this for your work-force.. not for playing or toying around! I'm now programming for one, and I especially like the interconnectivity (bluetooth, wifi, rfid, nfc, ...) So as a work-professional-tablet I give it a 9! As a mainstream consumer toy I give it a 4.Less
i've had this phone for almost 3 years, and it gave me no problems whatsoever. Plain, reliable, good reception. My only complaint was a short battery life; it lasted 2 days at most. too bad, rogers discontinued their TDMA service and I had to switch to GSM phone.Less
Lots of bells and whistles here, but best for those with good vision.
The most important quality for any phone is reception. My home lies in reception limbo. From televisions, radios, to cells, reception (for all but the most powerful signals, like the radio station you can still pick up in your car, hundreds of miles away)is spotty to nonexistant. My former Sprint (Nokia)phone had me walking halfway down the block, phone @ an odd angle. This phone must be a signal magnet! The reception is crystal clear, even in our dead zones. I can make and receive calls with as much reliability and clarity as with a land line. Text messages just zip right on out. Once I was the recipient of a dropped call, but it was the other person's cell, not mine. This is a GSM phone, which means it works worldwide (unlike many US phones). This means that if I travel outside of the United States, I can pick up a prepaid SIM card, put the chip in the back of the phone, and no international roaming charges! Outgoing calls are much less expensive, and in most countries, incoming calls are free! I have a SIM chip in my phone now, so I just swap it out. I refilled the SIM card online with T-mobile prepaid, and am really happy with it. I paid $119.00 for 1000 minutes (10 cents/text msg over a certain amount). That's it. Not a cent more. No daily minimum charges as with Verizon prepaid, no 1st call surcharges, as with Boost mobile (Virgin)prepaid. The telephone is small enough to hide behind 2 bic lighters, and can be worn on a wrist strap, as with a watch. If you have wireless internet service, it can be used as a browser, with 10 bookmark slots available. You can divert your calls to voicemail, another number, as well as restrict certain incoming/outgoing calls. It has a calculator, calendar with schedule alarm reminders, a currency converter with rate of exchange setting. Something costs 15 Euros? No problem. Whip out your phone and see the price is $18.768 American dollars! It has call waiting, last number redial, hold, call transfer, conference call, loud and clear ringtones & text message alert (with or without vibrate), compose your own melody for ringtones, etc, change the display language, present user phone answering messages with additional slots to place your own, phone lock, keyguard, speed dial, quick hands-free select, bandwidth select (different for the US, Canada & parts of South America than what is used for the rest of the world). There is even a game (sort of like the one where you guess which hole something is going to pop out & try to be quick enough to bop it). Lots of bells and whistles here. And it recharges really quickly. So it doesn't have a camera. My PDA has a camera. I have a couple of cameras. How often do I need to take pictures unexpectedly? If I know I'm going to take pictures, I take a camera. Better resolution. The one drawback is the size of the text on the screen. At one point this wouldn't have been a problem for my 20/10 vision. Now I have joined the growing number of people who need reading glasses. I do need reading glasses to read the text. Without, I guess at the names on my phone list. I have read a text message, then had to read it again with glasses on. I always have to wear them to send one. However, would this be more appropriate for a review of my vision than the cell? Anyway, adjustable text size would have been a definate plus. Panasonic discontinued this phone. I have no idea why, as it is better than my past Nokia and Motorola phones. Then again, one only has to look at some televion series cancellations (Firefly, Surface, Threshold) to see that executives often make bad decisions. I'm going to keep this phone for as long as possible. As it's sturdy, this shouldn't be a problem.Less
Pro: loudness,fastness,littleness Con: dosent have a camera, colour My dad got me this phone so my motorolla v3 razor didnt get stollen at school. Its a funky little phone and has evrything you need.Its fast working and as loud as could be and is definetly a great phone.Less
Great little phone.
i was lucky enough to come across the G.D. 88 buy pure chance,somebody left it sitting on top of the local mail box, & at the time i was using a pretty well clapped out nokia 3315,anyway after waiting for somebody to ring to request there phone back in which they never did i tried my sim card in the 88 & presto we''ve been great mates ever since & to think all it cost me was Aud $$ 10.00 for a charger anyhow im most impressed with all this phone has to offer.Less
Best Functional Cell Phone
Damn, now that I have to replace it I can''t find anything like it. Voice memo button is great, and I can''t find it on anything else. Speakerphone is good too. Only thing lacking is long battery strength.Less