Panasonic T41 review – with 512MB RAM and non removable battery

The Panasonic T41 is using the 1.3GHz powered MT6582 quad core processor running KitKat. The handset is priced at approx Rs. 7,500. Though the handset has got a good build quality the 512MB RAM is a big disappointment.

Box pack
Inside the box – handset, warranty card, quick start guide, screen guard, data cable, travel charger and good quality earphone.

Design, build and Display
The handset is light weight at 125 gram and dimensions are 66.21mm x 131.20mm x 8.52mm. Build quality is very good, the handset has got a glossy finish and the back panel covers up most of the handset just like as seen on the Micromax Canvas 2 colours.

The T41 is smaller in size and will fit comfortably in your hand. It is plastic body with a good grip. There are 3 touch sensitive navigation buttons on the front bottom. You will find a screen guard in the box and a factory fitted screen guard. Volume rocker is on the left, power button on the right and 3.5mm audio hack +micro USB port on the top.

Panasonic T41 box pack

Screen is IPS 4.5 inches with FWVGA resolution. Touch is good but viewing angles are not. There are 3 sensors – accelerometer, light and proximity.

Memory, Storage and OS
The Panasonic T41 comes with 512MB RAM, interestingly the RAM part is not mentioned on the box for obvious reasons. Rest of the features are good – there is 4GB internal storage and micro SD slot that can houses external cards of up to 32GB. You can install apps on external storage.

Panasonic T41 review and unboxing

2.1GB is the free space for apps from the first boot and free RAM is about 236MB. OTG is not supported.

The T41 runs on KitKat android 4.4.2 out of the box with customized UI. Like other Panasonic models this one too comes with draw to unlock option.

Performance and Benchmark
This dual SIM handset (micro SIM slots) is using the standard MediaTek quad core processor (MT6582) with Mali 400 MP GPU. Performance is good and lag free but when you switch on the handset for the first time there is a bit of lag specially after you draw U to unlock.

Panasonic T41 screen 4.5 inches with FWVGA resolution

Benchmark scores

App Result
Quadrant 8716
Antutu 18240
Vellamo Failed cause of low memory.
Nenamark 2 64.8fps
Multi Touch 2 point

Panasonic T41 side view

Gaming
I could install Asphalt 8 and MC4 on the internal storage. Both the game play was smooth. Asphalt 8 was playable in the highest visual quality mode.

Camera
There rear is 5MP with LED flash as mentioned on the box, but you can set to 6MP. Front camera is VGA. Camera quality is okay. I think there is something on the lens (manufacturing defect). The same is captured in still photos and videos. Check the sample images / videos at the end. The rear camera can record 1080p videos @ 23fps.

Panasonic T41 5MP rear AF camera with LED flash

Others
No other issues found, the RAM is less so avoid installing too may apps. Sound is loud and clear. 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth worked well.

Battery
The T41 actually comes with built in battery of 1650 mAh capacity.

Task Time Battery drop (%) (max temp)
Running Benchmark apps 23 minutes 14% (33)
1080p video with Wi-Fi on + full brightness 18 minutes 12% (35)
Asphalt 8 + MC4 14 minutes 7% (37)

The estimated moderate to high battery usage time is 2.5 to 3.3 hours.

Panasonic T41 review - battery builtin 1650 mAh

Verdict
Though the Panasonic T41 quality is good and Panasonic is a renowned brand there are better options available in the market. The T41 with 512MB RAM is a big disappointment and the battery backup is also below average, you can get other handsets within the same price rage with 1GB RAM – some are now offering 8GB storage instead of 4G for the same price.

Panasonic T41 current price is Rs. 7,779.

Panasonic T41 Image Gallery


Sample image shot using this handset


front camera


Panasonic T41 review video, unboxing and gaming

1080p sample video shot using T41 handset

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