Xiaomi Redmi Note vs Alcatel OneTouch Flash vs Panasonic P81 – Mid-Range Phablets Showdown
India is a country where less famous phone manufacturers become popular. The region is flooded with a plethora of mid-range smartphones, accessible for every category of buyers, but high end devices as well. Today, we’ll present you three of the devices created by Xiaomi, Alcatel and Panasonic, and which feature large screens.
Displays and dimensions
We’re considering these phones phablets because their screens is very large at 5.5inches. There’s no difference between them in terms of resolution and pixel density, as all three are IPS LCD and support 720×1280 pixels with 267ppi. As for the dimensions, the Redmi Note is slightly taller and thicker, measuring 154×78.7×9.5 mm, with a weight of 199grams. The other two phones have the same length and width – 152.1×76.2mm, but the OneTouch is thicker at 8.1mm and weights 150grams, while the Panasonic P81 measures 7.9mm and weights 145grams.
They’ve very similar on the outside, featuring flat glossy plastic rear panels with curved edges and round corners. The Panasonic P81 has a feature called Gesture Play which will help you unlock the phone by drawing a shape. The Redmi Note is the only one to benefit from protection against scratches with Gorilla Glass 3.
Hardware and OS
All three phablets are powered by a Mediatek octa-core processor (MT6592 on the Redmi Note and OneTouch Flash, and 6592M on the Panasonic). The first phone has two variants of clock speeds for its Cortex-A7 CPU – 1.4GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM and 1.7GHz and 2GB of RAM, the OneTouch comes with a 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB of RAM and the Panasonic phablet is the weakest between them, because its processor clocks 1.4Ghz speed and couples with 1GB of RAM. The graphics are from Mali-450MP4 for all devices and the internal storage is 8GB, with the possibility to expand it with a microSD card up to 32GB.
Both the Redmi Note and Panasonic P81 run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but the Xiaomi device has its own version of interface, MIUI. The OneTouch Flash runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
All three devices come with 13MP rear cameras with autofocus, LED flash and other mutual useful features. The Redmi Note and the OneTouch have front cameras of 5MP and the Panasonic features a weaker secondary camera of 2MP.
The OneTouch Flash 604 2D has the biggest battery between them, having a capacity of 3,200mAh, the second position is occupied by the Redmi Note with a 3,100mAh battery and the “loser” of this battle is the Panasonic P81 with a 2,500mAh battery.
Paradoxically, the Panasonic P81 is the most expensive smartphone, costing 202 dollars, being followed by the Alcatel OneTouch Flash which is priced at 161 dollars, and the Redmi Note costs only 145 dollars.