The Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 handset is now available on Flipkart for Rs. 10,499. Is this handset better than the Redmi Note 3? Lets find out. Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs. 11,999 with 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM, and Rs. 9,999 with 2GB/16GB.
Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 vs Redmi Note 3
Both these handsets support 4G with VoLTE, both are dual SIM using hybrid slot and design is also almost the same. Front camera on both Mark 2 and Note 3 is 5MP resolution, in fact the front camera quality will be better on Note 3 as it’s with f/2.0 aperture compared with f/2.4 on Mark 2.
And interestingly apart from finger print sensor both these handsets also come with Infrared port.
Hardware, Performance and Display
Redmi Note 3
Snapdragon 650, 64-bit hexa-core 1.8GHz with Adreno 510.
5.5 inch sunlight display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Panasonic Eluga Mark 2
MediaTek MT6753 64 bit 1.3GHz with Mali T720
5.5 inch IPS, 2.5D curved screen and 1280 x 720 pixels + Dragon Trail Protected
The hexa core is no doubt much more powerful (check Redmi Note 3 review), even with a 1080p display.
Memory & storage
Redmi Note 3 comes with optional 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB whereas the Eluga Mark 2 comes with 3GB/32GB memory/storage. The 3GB Note 3 is slightly costlier than the Mark 2, but the 2GB Note 3 will still do a much better job and is cheaper than Mark 2.
The camera quality will be better on Redmi Note 3 as it comes with 16MP rear with f/2.0 aperture and 5MP front with f/2.0 aperture this compared with Eluga Mark 2’s rear 13MP with f/2.2 aperture and front 5MP with f/2.4 aperture.
Redmi Note 3 houses a 4000 mAh built in battery whereas Panasonic comes with 3000 mAh built in. Battery performance no doubt will be better on the Note 3.
Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 is a good attempt however the Redmi Note 3 still beats it in terms of specification, performance and price. In fact even the Redmi 3S / 3S Prime beats the Mark 2.