Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Panasonic ceased to exist as a manufacturer of cell phones 6 years ago. It was in 2013 that the Japanese decided to abandon the unprofitable segment, switching to a more budgetary one, designed for the Indian and Taiwan markets. Speaking of the closure of production, of course, I mean the Japanese market, because. only there it was possible to find models of smartphones that were competitive at that time. Year after year, the Japanese suffered losses in this segment, feeling increasing pressure from Asian competitors and, of course, Apple. The last straw was the boring outwardly, but at that time relatively attractive internally ELUGA P P-03E.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Nevertheless, focusing on the smoldering demand, the company continued to produce classic push-button clamshells until November 2016. The latest actual model at the moment is the Panasonic P-01J Android phone for the NTT Docomo operator. It should be noted that Panasonic mostly cooperated with NTT Docomo, only from time to time pleasing subscribers of other Japanese cellular companies.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

It seems that Panasonic's management, out of some nostalgic reasons of its own, releases one model every couple of years, thus trying to revive the almost forgotten memories of those few fans who still remember the past merits of the company. But there is something to remember.

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Positioning

In 2016, having finally finished with the consumer segment, Panasonic, nevertheless, continued to produce mobile devices for the corporate sector. And on October 28, 2018, a new smartphone TOUGHBOOK P-01K went on sale in Japan. The novelty is positioned as an affordable device protected according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G for employees of large companies. Such phones are needed only to perform strictly assigned tasks for people who are not particularly demanding on the filling, and even more so on their appearance. The key here is reliability. The only color available is black.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

The same NTT Docomo is engaged in sales through a network of its own salons, as well as an online store. It is noteworthy that this time the device can be afforded not only by the staff of a large company that purchased the batch under the contract, but also by anyone. This is the first time in the history of the operator when the corporate model can be officially acquired by an outsider. Often, devices intended for corporate use are not particularly publicized in the media. In the case of TOUGHBOOK P-01K, the opposite is true. Despite the difficult financial situation, Panasonic management allocated a couple of yen for advertising and promotion of new items. However, it didn't make much sense. As a result, the phone is still sold almost by the piece.

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It is worth recalling that the TOUGHBOOK brand has been promoted by Panasonic for a long time. In addition to secure phones, the Japanese offer similar tablets and laptops. However, if the latter are still somehow known outside of Japan itself, then few have heard of Panasonic tablets and, moreover, phones.

Specifications

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is not about modern trends. Focusing on the main tasks that the device will have to perform in real life, the developers have provided it with the most optimal hardware both in terms of characteristics and cost. Unlike its competitors in the "protected" workshop, TOGHBOOK P-01K is an extremely narrow gadget. It will not be able to comfortably play trendy shooters or races, watch a movie or record your own in 4K resolution. The interface is full of minimalism and austerity. At first glance, it may seem that you are holding a smartphone from the late 00s. At the same time, the memory is not filled with unnecessary software that burdens the system, the interface is completely Russified out of the box, there is support for all frequencies, including 4G. As for the protective qualities, the massive body is able to withstand 1000 falls at different angles on a concrete floor from a height of 1 m, immersion in water or mud. The maximum declared fall height with a positive outcome is 1.8 meters on a concrete floor. While on the construction site, a three-microphone system will filter out background noise, so your interlocutor will hear only you and nothing else.

  • Operating system: OS Android 8.1
  • Standards support: GSM, 3G, LTE
  • Processor: 1.1 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Display: 5", HD, 1280x720 pix, TFT, Asahi Glass Dragontrail Pro, 16 million colors
  • Camera: 8.2 MP, CMOS, HD video recording, autofocus, LED flash
  • Memory card support: microSDXC up to 64 GB
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • MIL-STD-810G security, 19 security levels
  • Waterproof, waterproof, dustproof housing (IPX5/IPX8 and IP6X)
  • The ability to work with the screen while wearing gloves
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 3100 mAh
  • Dimensions: 154x75x13.1 mm
  • Weight: 219 g

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Packages

As for the contents of the expressive cardboard box, everything here is traditionally Japanese - nothing but the phone itself.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

First impressions. Design

TOGHBOOK P-01K has a kind of brutal, but not too pronounced anabolic exterior. As for me, everything that weighs more than 200 grams noticeably burdens the palm. The smartphone is ideal for those who prefer massive solid things. Outwardly, Panasonic resembles most similar devices from Kyocera, however, unlike the latter, here you will not find any bold design ideas, no riot of colors, and even attempts on the part of the developers to somehow attract the views of others.

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Everything suggests that the device is sharpened exclusively for use in specific work purposes. The appearance of the smartphone echoes the design of similar tablets in the TOUGHBOOK series from Panasonic. You can immediately see how the company's management takes care of the designers by sending them on a long vacation.

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Rough, pleasant to the touch black polycarbonate edging completely encircles the body of the smartphone. The 5-inch HD display is covered by the Dragontrail Pro tempered glass. Above the screen are a light indicator, a light / proximity sensor, a voice speaker, an air vent and a microphone. The developers considered that the owner of such a device would definitely not need a front camera at work, so they provided TOUGHBOOK with a single camera. And thanks for that. The interlocutor is heard clearly and loudly, and the volume margin is more than enough, because. the smartphone is designed for use in extremely noisy places.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

It can be seen how Panasonic is clearly proud of the quality of the work performed, proudly demonstrating the anti-vandal capabilities of its offspring. TOUGHBOOK P-01K is ready to withstand 300g metal ball drop from 80cm height, 1.8m drop to concrete floor, 1000 1m drops, 1.5m submersion, incredible vibrations, 10 degree frost and 50-degree heat, a massive dust storm and water irrigation. Everything is aimed at ensuring that no construction site, sawmill or sewerage becomes his last refuge.

A speaker and an air vent are located at the bottom of the display. There are no hardware menu buttons, although in such a device they would definitely not be superfluous.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Of course, there is no need to talk about any framelessness here. The body of the smartphone is protected according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G, which makes its appearance different from what we are used to seeing on the shelves of local stores. Along the entire perimeter of the front part, a millimeter border rises above the surface, protecting the glass from unnecessary scratches, and the display is recessed deeper into the case even more than the plastic panels located at the top and bottom of the screen. A person can safely throw his phone on the table with the screen without fear for its safety. The screen easily responds to the touch of wet hands, gloves and a stylus.

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Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

The thickness of the smartphone is more than 13.1 mm, which to some extent affects the convenience of using it in everyday life. Let's add here another weight of 219 g and as a result we get a kind of compact, but not quite comfortable gadget. Yes, it can fit in your pants or shirt pocket, but be prepared for the fact that wearing it there will definitely be uncomfortable.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

At the top end is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. As planned by the manufacturer, "it is ideal for using a voice headset." Panasonic's engineers did not focus on sound quality, so to enjoy your favorite tracks, I would recommend using something more suitable.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

On the left side are the power button, function button and volume rocker. All of them are made of the same polycarbonate as the perimeter edging. Near the upper left corner there is a hole for attaching the strap. The right side was drilled exactly the same, but already near the lower corner. To be honest, this is the first time I see two such holes in one phone at once.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

A pair of contacts and fixing slots for connecting to desktop charging are visible on the bottom end.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Cradle P01 is purchased for a separate fee.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

On the right side there is another functional button and a microUSB connector hidden under a tight waterproof plug. Many owners of smartphones with a similar form of protection complain that after some time the cover frays at the bend, and then just falls off, so the developers prudently made it repairable. If necessary, just unscrew the corresponding screw and replace it with a new one.

You can bind absolutely any application to the side functional buttons or program any of the proposed actions. It is convenient that the owner of the TOUGHBOOK P-01K has two such opportunities.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

The 8.2-megapixel camera and LED flash are sunk in the left corner of the rear wall. Along the edges, two technological protrusions are symmetrically located, protecting the lens when the phone lies with its back on a flat surface. To the right, near the strap hole, is another microphone. In general, TOUGHBOOK P-01K received as many as three microphones in the expectation that ambient noise will try in every possible way to interfere with telephone dialogue. In addition, the device has a built-in noise reduction system that filters out extraneous sounds.

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Japanese engineers have equipped the TOUGHBOOK P-01K with a 3100 mAh removable battery. As Panasonic experts explain, this was done for one purpose - to give the owner the opportunity to quickly replace the battery with a new one. Conveniently? Definitely! Especially in modern conditions, when the only possible option to charge the phone in a socketless space can only be a heavy and bulky power bank.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

To fix the battery in the phone, the developers have provided it with a reliable two-position lock. To remove the battery, you first need to move the "bolt" to the side, and then move down the rectangular platform located under it.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Next to the lock, there is another pair of "legs" that raise the smartphone above the surface. The entire back wall has a rough structure, ideal for use in extreme conditions. The phone lies confidently in the palm of your hand both in frost and in wet weather.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

A dense silicone seal runs along the inner contour of the battery, protecting the inside of the phone from water and dust penetration.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Under the battery are slots for a nanoSIM card and a memory card. If someone else is surprised at the lack of support for 2 SIM cards in a modern phone, I hasten to surprise you, Panasonic has never made dual SIM devices for Japan. TOUGHBOOK P-01K was not destined to be an exception. This is the policy of the big three Japanese operators, aimed at tough competition.

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Interface

Like all previous Panasonic smartphones released before 2013, the TOUGHBOOK P-01K received the ability to select a language right out of the box. Thanks to this, you do not have to deal with the installation of morelocal, which Russifies the interface only partially. Here we have a fully translated settings menu, all system messages, a quick launch menu and even a camera interface. In addition to Sony, which traditionally offers a choice of any interface language in Japanese versions of its smartphones, now Sharp can also boast of Russian "voice acting". Unfortunately, Fujitsu and Kyocera confidently continue to bend their "Anglo-Japanese" line.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

All items of the Panasonic P-01K main menu will be quite recognizable and understandable for an ordinary user who has somehow passed through the 8th version of the Android OS. The set of pre-installed software from Google is complemented by standard NTT Docomo operator applications (Data Copy, dmarket, docomo mail, docomo phone book). It makes sense to use them only if you speak Japanese or you already have a positive experience using these programs.

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In addition to the list of applications from NTT Docomo and Google, Panasonic's proprietary service software is installed in the device's memory, which first appeared on corporate devices like the P-01K:

Hardware Diagnostics:

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Custom button manager:

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Log sending application:

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Camera

Without going into details, we can say that the camera in the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is more for show than for obtaining high-quality photo and video results. Given the target orientation of the phone, the developers considered it sufficient to equip the smartphone with mediocre optics, while leaving the software part at the level of 2013. If in sunny weather you can still get good pictures, then as soon as the phone enters the dusk, the picture instantly sprinkles with "sand". With all this, I note that the color rendition is on top. Full color synchronization of reality and the received content has always been the hallmark of Panasonic cameras, no matter what conditions is shooting . Maximum photo resolution is 3264x2448p, video is 720p.

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Instead of a conclusion

No! With the release of the TOUGHBOOK P-01K, Panasonic didn't want to prove anything to anyone. You should not evaluate the birth of this smartphone as a desire to remind the world about yourself, and even more so as an attempt to return to duty. The Japanese, due to their peculiar marketing and short-sightedness, a priori cannot have such a goal. The main goal is to offer the NTT Docomo corporate sector a certain product at a reasonable price. By the way, the P-01K costs a little over 40,000 yen in the Japanese market, which is quite affordable by local standards.

Admittedly, it is simply impossible to hear something good about Panasonic, which produces high-quality smartphones, now. For the management of the company, this is like a mountain off their shoulders. Yes, they produce affordable dual SIM smartphones for India and Taiwan, but other than the name, they have nothing to do with the Japanese Panasonic. If we evaluate the appearance of TOUGHBOOK P-01K from the position of a person scouring the world in search of an unknown overseas animal, then, having such an opportunity, it is quite possible to replenish his collection. The device is officially sold exclusively in Japan, and there are no prospects to see it on the shelves of Russian or foreign stores. Of course, it will be a great gift for true fans of the brand, even taking into account its Chinese assembly. As for me, it did not affect the quality in any way. The label Made in China does not mean something of poor quality or bad. This stereotype has long been out of place.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Panasonic ceased to exist as a manufacturer of cell phones 6 years ago. It was in 2013 that the Japanese decided to abandon the unprofitable segment, switching to a more budgetary one, designed for the Indian and Taiwan markets. Speaking of the closure of production, of course, I mean the Japanese market, because. only there it was possible to find models of smartphones that were competitive at that time. Year after year, the Japanese suffered losses in this segment, feeling increasing pressure from Asian competitors and, of course, Apple. The last straw was the boring outwardly, but at that time relatively attractive internally ELUGA P P-03E.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Nevertheless, focusing on the smoldering demand, the company continued to produce classic push-button clamshells until November 2016. The latest actual model at the moment is the Panasonic P-01J Android phone for the NTT Docomo operator. It should be noted that Panasonic mostly cooperated with NTT Docomo, only from time to time pleasing subscribers of other Japanese cellular companies.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

It seems that Panasonic's management, out of some nostalgic reasons of its own, releases one model every couple of years, thus trying to revive the almost forgotten memories of those few fans who still remember the past merits of the company. But there is something to remember.

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The thinnest folding bed with an automatic opening button Panasonic P-01C

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Panasonic P-04B fold-out bed

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Positioning

In 2016, having finally finished with the consumer segment, Panasonic, nevertheless, continued to produce mobile devices for the corporate sector. And on October 28, 2018, a new smartphone TOUGHBOOK P-01K went on sale in Japan. The novelty is positioned as an affordable device protected according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G for employees of large companies. Such phones are needed only to perform strictly assigned tasks for people who are not particularly demanding on the filling, and even more so on their appearance. The key here is reliability. The only color available is black.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

The same NTT Docomo is engaged in sales through a network of its own salons, as well as an online store. It is noteworthy that this time the device can be afforded not only by the staff of a large company that purchased the batch under the contract, but also by anyone. This is the first time in the history of the operator when the corporate model can be officially acquired by an outsider. Often, devices intended for corporate use are not particularly publicized in the media. In the case of TOUGHBOOK P-01K, the opposite is true. Despite the difficult financial situation, Panasonic management allocated a couple of yen for advertising and promotion of new items. However, it didn't make much sense. As a result, the phone is still sold almost by the piece.

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It is worth recalling that the TOUGHBOOK brand has been promoted by Panasonic for a long time. In addition to secure phones, the Japanese offer similar tablets and laptops. However, if the latter are still somehow known outside of Japan itself, then few have heard of Panasonic tablets and, moreover, phones.

Specifications

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is not about modern trends. Focusing on the main tasks that the device will have to perform in real life, the developers have provided it with the most optimal hardware both in terms of characteristics and cost. Unlike its competitors in the "protected" workshop, TOGHBOOK P-01K is an extremely narrow gadget. It will not be able to comfortably play trendy shooters or races, watch a movie or record your own in 4K resolution. The interface is full of minimalism and austerity. At first glance, it may seem that you are holding a smartphone from the late 00s. At the same time, the memory is not filled with unnecessary software that burdens the system, the interface is completely Russified out of the box, there is support for all frequencies, including 4G. As for the protective qualities, the massive body is able to withstand 1000 falls at different angles on a concrete floor from a height of 1 m, immersion in water or mud. The maximum declared fall height with a positive outcome is 1.8 meters on a concrete floor. While on the construction site, a three-microphone system will filter out background noise, so your interlocutor will hear only you and nothing else.

  • Operating system: OS Android 8.1
  • Standards support: GSM, 3G, LTE
  • Processor: 1.1 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Display: 5", HD, 1280x720 pix, TFT, Asahi Glass Dragontrail Pro, 16 million colors
  • Camera: 8.2 MP, CMOS, HD video recording, autofocus, LED flash
  • Memory card support: microSDXC up to 64 GB
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • MIL-STD-810G security, 19 security levels
  • Waterproof, waterproof, dustproof housing (IPX5/IPX8 and IP6X)
  • The ability to work with the screen while wearing gloves
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 3100 mAh
  • Dimensions: 154x75x13.1 mm
  • Weight: 219 g

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Packages

As for the contents of the expressive cardboard box, everything here is traditionally Japanese - nothing but the phone itself.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

First impressions. Design

TOGHBOOK P-01K has a kind of brutal, but not too pronounced anabolic exterior. As for me, everything that weighs more than 200 grams noticeably burdens the palm. The smartphone is ideal for those who prefer massive solid things. Outwardly, Panasonic resembles most similar devices from Kyocera, however, unlike the latter, here you will not find any bold design ideas, no riot of colors, and even attempts on the part of the developers to somehow attract the views of others to it.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

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Kyocera Duraforce Pro, Kyocera TORQUE G03, Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K, Kyocera TORQUE G02

Everything suggests that the device is sharpened exclusively for use in specific work purposes. The appearance of the smartphone echoes the design of similar tablets from Panasonic's TOUGHBOOK series. You can immediately see how the company's management takes care of the designers by sending them on a long vacation.

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Rough, pleasant to the touch black polycarbonate edging completely encircles the body of the smartphone. The 5-inch HD display is covered by the Dragontrail Pro tempered glass. Above the screen are a light indicator, a light / proximity sensor, a voice speaker, an air vent and a microphone. The developers considered that the owner of such a device would definitely not need a front camera at work, so they provided TOUGHBOOK with a single camera. And thanks for that. The interlocutor is heard clearly and loudly, and the volume margin is more than enough, because. the smartphone is designed for use in extremely noisy places.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

It can be seen how Panasonic is clearly proud of the quality of the work performed, proudly demonstrating the anti-vandal capabilities of its offspring. TOUGHBOOK P-01K is ready to withstand 300g metal ball drop from 80cm height, 1.8m drop to concrete floor, 1000 1m drops, 1.5m submersion, incredible vibrations, 10 degree frost and 50-degree heat, a massive dust storm and water irrigation. Everything is aimed at ensuring that no construction site, sawmill or sewerage becomes his last refuge.

A speaker and an air vent are located at the bottom of the display. There are no hardware menu buttons, although in such a device they would definitely not be superfluous.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Of course, there is no need to talk about any framelessness here. The body of the smartphone is protected according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G, which makes its appearance different from what we are used to seeing on the shelves of local stores. Along the entire perimeter of the front part, a millimeter border rises above the surface, protecting the glass from unnecessary scratches, and the display is recessed deeper into the case even more than the plastic panels located at the top and bottom of the screen. A person can safely throw his phone on the table with the screen without fear for its safety. The screen easily responds to the touch of wet hands, gloves and a stylus.

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Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

The thickness of the smartphone is more than 13.1 mm, which to some extent affects the convenience of using it in everyday life. Let's add here another weight of 219 g and as a result we get something like a compact, but not quite comfortable gadget. Yes, it can fit in your pants or shirt pocket, but be prepared for the fact that wearing it there will definitely be uncomfortable.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

At the top end is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. As planned by the manufacturer, "it is ideal for using a voice headset." Panasonic's engineers did not focus on sound quality, so to enjoy your favorite tracks, I would recommend using something more suitable.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

On the left side are the power button, function button and volume rocker. All of them are made of the same polycarbonate as the perimeter edging. Near the upper left corner there is a hole for attaching the strap. The right side was drilled exactly the same, but already near the lower corner. To be honest, this is the first time I see two such holes in one phone at once.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

A pair of contacts and fixing slots for connecting to desktop charging are visible on the bottom end.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Cradle P01 is purchased for a separate fee.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

On the right side there is another functional button and a microUSB connector hidden under a tight waterproof plug. Many owners of smartphones with a similar form of protection complain that after some time the cover frays at the bend, and then just falls off, so the developers prudently made it repairable. If necessary, just unscrew the corresponding screw and replace it with a new one.

You can bind absolutely any application to the side functional buttons or program any of the proposed actions. It is convenient that the owner of the TOUGHBOOK P-01K has two such opportunities.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

The 8.2-megapixel camera and LED flash are sunk in the left corner of the rear wall. Along the edges, two technological protrusions are symmetrically located, protecting the lens when the phone lies with its back on a flat surface. To the right, near the strap hole, is another microphone. In general, TOUGHBOOK P-01K received as many as three microphones in the expectation that ambient noise will try in every possible way to interfere with telephone dialogue. In addition, the device has a built-in noise reduction system that filters out extraneous sounds.

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Japanese engineers have equipped the TOUGHBOOK P-01K with a 3100 mAh removable battery. As Panasonic experts explain, this was done for one purpose - to give the owner the opportunity to quickly replace the battery with a new one. Conveniently? Definitely! Especially in modern conditions, when the only possible option to charge the phone in a socketless space can only be a heavy and bulky power bank.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

To fix the battery in the phone, the developers have provided it with a reliable two-position lock. To remove the battery, you first need to move the "bolt" to the side, and then move down the rectangular platform located under it.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Next to the lock, there is another pair of "legs" that raise the smartphone above the surface. The entire back wall has a rough structure, ideal for use in extreme conditions. The phone lies confidently in the palm of your hand both in frost and in wet weather.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

A dense silicone seal runs along the inner contour of the battery, protecting the inside of the phone from water and dust penetration.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Under the battery are slots for a nanoSIM card and a memory card. If someone else is surprised at the lack of support for 2 SIM cards in a modern phone, I hasten to surprise you, Panasonic has never made dual SIM devices for Japan. TOUGHBOOK P-01K was not destined to be an exception. This is the policy of the big three Japanese operators, aimed at tough competition.

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Interface

Like all previous Panasonic smartphones released before 2013, the TOUGHBOOK P-01K received the ability to select a language right out of the box. Thanks to this, you do not have to deal with the installation of morelocal, which Russifies the interface only partially. Here we have a fully translated settings menu, all system messages, a quick launch menu and even a camera interface. In addition to Sony, which traditionally offers a choice of any interface language in Japanese versions of its smartphones, now Sharp can also boast of Russian "voice acting". Unfortunately, Fujitsu and Kyocera confidently continue to bend their "Anglo-Japanese" line.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

All items of the Panasonic P-01K main menu will be quite recognizable and understandable for an ordinary user who has somehow passed through the 8th version of the Android OS. The set of pre-installed software from Google is complemented by standard NTT Docomo operator applications (Data Copy, dmarket, docomo mail, docomo phone book). It makes sense to use them only if you speak Japanese or you already have a positive experience using these programs.

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In addition to the list of applications from NTT Docomo and Google, Panasonic's proprietary service software is installed in the device's memory, which first appeared on corporate devices like the P-01K:

Hardware Diagnostics:

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Custom button manager:

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Log sending application:

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Camera

Without going into details, we can say that the camera in the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is more for show than for obtaining high-quality photo and video results. Given the target orientation of the phone, the developers considered it sufficient to equip the smartphone with mediocre optics, while leaving the software part at the level of 2013. If in sunny weather you can still get good pictures, then as soon as the phone enters the dusk, the picture instantly sprinkles with "sand". With all this, I note that the color rendition is on top. Full color synchronization of reality and the received content has always been the hallmark of Panasonic cameras, no matter what conditions is shooting . Maximum photo resolution is 3264x2448p, video is 720p.

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Instead of a conclusion

No! With the release of the TOUGHBOOK P-01K, Panasonic didn't want to prove anything to anyone. You should not evaluate the birth of this smartphone as a desire to remind the world about yourself, and even more so as an attempt to return to duty. The Japanese, due to their peculiar marketing and short-sightedness, a priori cannot have such a goal. The main goal is to offer the NTT Docomo corporate sector a certain product at a reasonable price. By the way, the P-01K costs a little over 40,000 yen in the Japanese market, which is quite affordable by local standards.

Admittedly, it is simply impossible to hear something good about Panasonic, which produces high-quality smartphones, now. For the management of the company, this is like a mountain off their shoulders. Yes, they produce affordable dual SIM smartphones for India and Taiwan, but other than the name, they have nothing to do with the Japanese Panasonic. If we evaluate the appearance of TOUGHBOOK P-01K from the position of a person scouring the world in search of an unknown overseas animal, then, having such an opportunity, it is quite possible to replenish his collection. The device is officially sold exclusively in Japan, and there are no prospects to see it on the shelves of Russian or foreign stores. Of course, it will be a great gift for true fans of the brand, even taking into account its Chinese assembly. As for me, it did not affect the quality in any way. The label Made in China does not mean something of poor quality or bad. This stereotype has long been out of place.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Panasonic ceased to exist as a manufacturer of cell phones 6 years ago. It was in 2013 that the Japanese decided to abandon the unprofitable segment, switching to a more budgetary one, designed for the Indian and Taiwan markets. Speaking of the closure of production, of course, I mean the Japanese market, because. only there it was possible to find models of smartphones that were competitive at that time. Year after year, the Japanese suffered losses in this segment, feeling increasing pressure from Asian competitors and, of course, Apple. The last straw was the boring outwardly, but at that time relatively attractive internally ELUGA P P-03E.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Nevertheless, focusing on smoldering demand, the company continued to produce classic push-button clamshells until November 2016. The latest actual model at the moment is the Panasonic P-01J Android phone for the NTT Docomo operator. It should be noted that Panasonic mostly cooperated with NTT Docomo, only from time to time pleasing subscribers of other Japanese cellular companies.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

It seems that Panasonic's management, out of some nostalgic reasons of its own, releases one model every couple of years, thus trying to revive the almost forgotten memories of those few fans who still remember the past merits of the company. But there is something to remember.

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The thinnest folding bed with an automatic opening button Panasonic P-01C

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Panasonic P-04B fold-out bed

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 is the first smartphone with a 1-inch photo sensor

Positioning

In 2016, having finally finished with the consumer segment, Panasonic, nevertheless, continued to produce mobile devices for the corporate sector. And on October 28, 2018, a new smartphone TOUGHBOOK P-01K went on sale in Japan. The novelty is positioned as an affordable device protected according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G for employees of large companies. Such phones are needed only to perform strictly assigned tasks for people who are not particularly demanding on the filling, and even more so on their appearance. The key here is reliability. The only color available is black.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

The same NTT Docomo is engaged in sales through a network of its own salons, as well as an online store. It is noteworthy that this time the device can be afforded not only by the staff of a large company that purchased the batch under the contract, but also by anyone. This is the first time in the history of the operator when the corporate model can be officially acquired by an outsider. Often, devices intended for corporate use are not particularly publicized in the media. In the case of TOUGHBOOK P-01K, the opposite is true. Despite the difficult financial situation, Panasonic management allocated a couple of yen for advertising and promotion of new items. However, it didn't make much sense. As a result, the phone is still sold almost by the piece.

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It is worth recalling that the TOUGHBOOK brand has been promoted by Panasonic for a long time. In addition to secure phones, the Japanese offer similar tablets and laptops. However, if the latter are still somehow known outside of Japan itself, then few have heard of Panasonic tablets and, moreover, phones.

Specifications

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is not about modern trends. Focusing on the main tasks that the device will have to perform in real life, the developers have provided it with the most optimal hardware both in terms of characteristics and cost. Unlike its competitors in the "protected" workshop, TOGHBOOK P-01K is an extremely narrow gadget. It will not be able to comfortably play trendy shooters or races, watch a movie or record your own in 4K resolution. The interface is full of minimalism and austerity. At first glance, it may seem that you are holding a smartphone from the late 00s. At the same time, the memory is not filled with unnecessary software that burdens the system, the interface is completely Russified out of the box, there is support for all frequencies, including 4G. As for the protective qualities, the massive body is able to withstand 1000 falls at different angles on a concrete floor from a height of 1 m, immersion in water or mud. The maximum declared fall height with a positive outcome is 1.8 meters on a concrete floor. While on the construction site, a three-microphone system will filter out background noise, so your interlocutor will hear only you and nothing else.

  • Operating system: OS Android 8.1
  • Standards support: GSM, 3G, LTE
  • Processor: 1.1 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Display: 5", HD, 1280x720 pix, TFT, Asahi Glass Dragontrail Pro, 16 million colors
  • Camera: 8.2 MP, CMOS, HD video recording, autofocus, LED flash
  • Memory card support: microSDXC up to 64 GB
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • MIL-STD-810G security, 19 security levels
  • Waterproof, waterproof, dustproof housing (IPX5/IPX8 and IP6X)
  • The ability to work with the screen while wearing gloves
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 3100 mAh
  • Dimensions: 154x75x13.1 mm
  • Weight: 219 g

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Packages

As for the contents of the expressive cardboard box, everything here is traditionally Japanese - nothing but the phone itself.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

First impressions. Design

TOGHBOOK P-01K has a kind of brutal, but not too pronounced anabolic exterior. As for me, everything that weighs more than 200 grams noticeably burdens the palm. The smartphone is ideal for those who prefer massive solid things. Outwardly, Panasonic resembles most similar devices from Kyocera, however, unlike the latter, here you will not find any bold design ideas, no riot of colors, and even attempts on the part of the developers to somehow attract the views of others.

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Everything suggests that the device is sharpened exclusively for use in specific work purposes. The appearance of the smartphone echoes the design of similar tablets in the TOUGHBOOK series from Panasonic. You can immediately see how the company's management takes care of the designers by sending them on a long vacation.

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Rough, pleasant to the touch black polycarbonate edging completely encircles the body of the smartphone. The 5-inch HD display is covered by the Dragontrail Pro tempered glass. Above the screen are a light indicator, a light / proximity sensor, a voice speaker, an air vent and a microphone. The developers considered that the owner of such a device would definitely not need a front camera at work, so they provided TOUGHBOOK with a single camera. And thanks for that. The interlocutor is heard clearly and loudly, and the volume margin is more than enough, because. the smartphone is designed for use in extremely noisy places.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

It can be seen how Panasonic is clearly proud of the quality of the work performed, proudly demonstrating the anti-vandal capabilities of its offspring. TOUGHBOOK P-01K is ready to withstand 300g metal ball drop from 80cm height, 1.8m drop to concrete floor, 1000 1m drops, 1.5m submersion, incredible vibrations, 10 degree frost and 50-degree heat, a massive dust storm and water irrigation. Everything is aimed at ensuring that no construction site, sawmill or sewerage becomes his last refuge.

A speaker and an air vent are located at the bottom of the display. There are no hardware menu buttons, although in such a device they would definitely not be superfluous.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Of course, there is no need to talk about any framelessness here. The body of the smartphone is protected according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G, which makes its appearance different from what we are used to seeing on the shelves of local stores. Along the entire perimeter of the front part, a millimeter border rises above the surface, protecting the glass from unnecessary scratches, and the display is recessed deeper into the case even more than the plastic panels located at the top and bottom of the screen. A person can safely throw his phone on the table with the screen without fear for its safety. The screen easily responds to the touch of wet hands, gloves and a stylus.

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The thickness of the smartphone is more than 13.1 mm, which to some extent affects the convenience of using it in everyday life. Let's add here another weight of 219 g and as a result we get a kind of compact, but not quite comfortable gadget. Yes, it can fit in your pants or shirt pocket, but be prepared for the fact that wearing it there will definitely be uncomfortable.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

At the top end is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. As planned by the manufacturer, "it is ideal for using a voice headset." Panasonic's engineers did not focus on sound quality, so to enjoy your favorite tracks, I would recommend using something more suitable.

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On the left side are the power button, function button and volume rocker. All of them are made of the same polycarbonate as the perimeter edging. Near the upper left corner there is a hole for attaching the strap. The right side was drilled exactly the same, but already near the lower corner. To be honest, this is the first time I see two such holes in one phone at once.

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A pair of contacts and fixing slots for connecting to desktop charging are visible on the bottom end.

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Cradle P01 is purchased for a separate fee.

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On the right side there is another functional button and a microUSB connector hidden under a tight waterproof plug. Many owners of smartphones with a similar form of protection complain that after some time the cover frays at the bend, and then just falls off, so the developers prudently made it repairable. If necessary, just unscrew the corresponding screw and replace it with a new one.

You can bind absolutely any application to the side functional buttons or program any of the proposed actions. It is convenient that the owner of the TOUGHBOOK P-01K has two such opportunities.

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The 8.2-megapixel camera and LED flash are sunk in the left corner of the rear wall. Along the edges, two technological protrusions are symmetrically located, protecting the lens when the phone lies with its back on a flat surface. To the right, near the strap hole, is another microphone. In general, TOUGHBOOK P-01K received as many as three microphones in the expectation that ambient noise will try in every possible way to interfere with telephone dialogue. In addition, the device has a built-in noise reduction system that filters out extraneous sounds.

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Japanese engineers have equipped the TOUGHBOOK P-01K with a 3100 mAh removable battery. As Panasonic experts explain, this was done for one purpose - to give the owner the opportunity to quickly replace the battery with a new one. Conveniently? Definitely! Especially in modern conditions, when the only possible option to charge the phone in a socketless space can only be a heavy and bulky power bank.

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To fix the battery in the phone, the developers have provided it with a reliable two-position lock. To remove the battery, you first need to move the "bolt" to the side, and then move down the rectangular platform located under it.

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Next to the lock, there is another pair of "legs" that raise the smartphone above the surface. The entire back wall has a rough structure, ideal for use in extreme conditions. The phone lies confidently in the palm of your hand both in frost and in wet weather.

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A dense silicone seal runs along the inner contour of the battery, protecting the inside of the phone from water and dust penetration.

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Under the battery are slots for a nanoSIM card and a memory card. If someone else is surprised at the lack of support for 2 SIM cards in a modern phone, I hasten to surprise you, Panasonic has never made dual SIM devices for Japan. TOUGHBOOK P-01K was not destined to be an exception. This is the policy of the big three Japanese operators, aimed at tough competition.

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Interface

Like all previous Panasonic smartphones released before 2013, the TOUGHBOOK P-01K received the ability to select a language right out of the box. Thanks to this, you do not have to deal with the installation of morelocal, which Russifies the interface only partially. Here we have a fully translated settings menu, all system messages, a quick launch menu and even a camera interface. In addition to Sony, which traditionally offers a choice of any interface language in Japanese versions of its smartphones, now Sharp can also boast of Russian "voice acting". Unfortunately, Fujitsu and Kyocera confidently continue to bend their "Anglo-Japanese" line.

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All items of the Panasonic P-01K main menu will be quite recognizable and understandable for an ordinary user who has somehow passed through the 8th version of the Android OS. The set of pre-installed software from Google is complemented by standard NTT Docomo operator applications (Data Copy, dmarket, docomo mail, docomo phone book). It makes sense to use them only if you speak Japanese or you already have a positive experience using these programs.

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In addition to the list of applications from NTT Docomo and Google, Panasonic's proprietary service software is installed in the device's memory, which first appeared on corporate devices like the P-01K:

Hardware Diagnostics:

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Custom button manager:

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Log sending application:

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Camera

Without going into details, we can say that the camera in the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is more for show than for obtaining high-quality photo and video results. Given the target orientation of the phone, the developers considered it sufficient to equip the smartphone with mediocre optics, while leaving the software part at the level of 2013. If in sunny weather you can still get good pictures, then as soon as the phone enters the dusk, the picture instantly sprinkles with "sand". With all this, I note that the color reproduction is on top. Full color synchronization of reality and received content has always been the hallmark of Panasonic cameras, no matter what conditions is shooting . Maximum photo resolution is 3264x2448p, video is 720p.

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Instead of a conclusion

No! By releasing the TOUGHBOOK P-01K, Panasonic didn't want to prove anything to anyone. You should not evaluate the birth of this smartphone as a desire to remind the world about yourself, and even more so as an attempt to return to duty. The Japanese, due to their peculiar marketing and short-sightedness, a priori cannot have such a goal. The main goal is to offer the NTT Docomo corporate sector a certain product at a reasonable price. By the way, the P-01K costs a little over 40,000 yen in the Japanese market, which is quite affordable by local standards.

Admittedly, it is simply impossible to hear something good about Panasonic, which produces high-quality smartphones, now. For the management of the company, this is like a mountain off their shoulders. Yes, they produce affordable dual SIM smartphones for India and Taiwan, but other than the name, they have nothing to do with the Japanese Panasonic. If we evaluate the appearance of TOUGHBOOK P-01K from the position of a person scouring the world in search of an unknown overseas animal, then, having such an opportunity, it is quite possible to replenish his collection. The device is officially sold exclusively in Japan, and there are no prospects to see it on the shelves of Russian or foreign stores. Of course, it will be a great gift for true fans of the brand, even taking into account its Chinese assembly. As for me, it did not affect the quality in any way. The brand Made in China does not mean something of poor quality or bad. This stereotype has long been out of place.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K smartphone review

Panasonic ceased to exist as a manufacturer of cell phones 6 years ago. It was in 2013 that the Japanese decided to abandon the unprofitable segment, switching to a more budgetary one, designed for the Indian and Taiwan markets. Speaking of the closure of production, of course, I mean the Japanese market, because. only there it was possible to find models of smartphones that were competitive at that time. Year after year, the Japanese suffered losses in this segment, feeling increasing pressure from Asian competitors and, of course, Apple. The last straw was the boring outwardly, but at that time relatively attractive internally ELUGA P P-03E.

Nevertheless, focusing on smoldering demand, the company continued to produce classic push-button clamshells until November 2016. The latest actual model at the moment is the Panasonic P-01J Android phone for the NTT Docomo operator. It should be noted that Panasonic mostly cooperated with NTT Docomo, only from time to time pleasing subscribers of other Japanese cellular companies.

It seems that Panasonic's management, out of some nostalgic reasons of its own, releases one model every couple of years, thus trying to revive the almost forgotten memories of those few fans who still remember the past merits of the company. But there is something to remember.

The thinnest folding bed with an automatic opening button Panasonic P-01C

Panasonic P-04B fold-out bed

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 is the first smartphone with a 1-inch photo sensor

Positioning

In 2016, having finally finished with the consumer segment, Panasonic, nevertheless, continued to produce mobile devices for the corporate sector. And on October 28, 2018, a new smartphone TOUGHBOOK P-01K went on sale in Japan. The novelty is positioned as an affordable device protected according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G for employees of large companies. Such phones are needed only to perform strictly assigned tasks for people who are not particularly demanding on the filling, and even more so on their appearance. The key here is reliability. The only color available is black.

Sales are carried out by the same NTT Docomo through a network of its own salons, as well as an online store. It is noteworthy that this time the device can be afforded not only by the staff of a large company that purchased the batch under the contract, but also by anyone. This is the first time in the history of the operator when the corporate model can be officially acquired by an outsider. Often, devices intended for corporate use are not particularly publicized in the media. In the case of TOUGHBOOK P-01K, the opposite is true. Despite the difficult financial situation, Panasonic management allocated a couple of yen for advertising and promotion of new items. However, it didn't make much sense. As a result, the phone is still sold almost by the piece.

It is worth recalling that the TOUGHBOOK brand has been promoted by Panasonic for a long time. In addition to secure phones, the Japanese offer similar tablets and laptops. However, if the latter are still somehow known outside of Japan itself, then few have heard of Panasonic tablets and, moreover, phones.

Specifications

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is not about modern trends. Focusing on the main tasks that the device will have to perform in real life, the developers have provided it with the most optimal hardware both in terms of characteristics and cost. Unlike its competitors in the "protected" workshop, TOGHBOOK P-01K is an extremely narrow gadget. It will not be able to comfortably play trendy shooters or races, watch a movie or record your own in 4K resolution. The interface is full of minimalism and austerity. At first glance, it may seem that you are holding a smartphone from the late 00s. At the same time, the memory is not filled with unnecessary software that burdens the system, the interface is completely Russified out of the box, there is support for all frequencies, including 4G. As for the protective qualities, the massive body is able to withstand 1000 falls at different angles on a concrete floor from a height of 1 m, immersion in water or mud. The maximum declared fall height with a positive outcome is 1.8 meters on a concrete floor. While on the construction site, a three-microphone system will filter out background noise, so your interlocutor will hear only you and nothing else.

  • Operating system: OS Android 8.1
  • Standards support: GSM, 3G, LTE
  • Processor: 1.1 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Display: 5", HD, 1280x720 pix, TFT, Asahi Glass Dragontrail Pro, 16 million colors
  • Camera: 8.2 MP, CMOS, HD video recording, autofocus, LED flash
  • Memory card support: microSDXC up to 64 GB
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • MIL-STD-810G security, 19 security levels
  • Waterproof, waterproof, dustproof housing (IPX5/IPX8 and IP6X)
  • The ability to work with the screen while wearing gloves
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 3100 mAh
  • Dimensions: 154x75x13.1 mm
  • Weight: 219 g

Packages

As for the contents of the expressive cardboard box, everything here is traditionally Japanese - nothing but the phone itself.

First impressions. Design

TOGHBOOK P-01K has a kind of brutal, but not too pronounced anabolic exterior. As for me, everything that weighs more than 200 grams noticeably burdens the palm. The smartphone is ideal for those who prefer massive solid things. Outwardly, Panasonic resembles most similar devices from Kyocera, however, unlike the latter, here you will not find any bold design ideas, no riot of colors, and even attempts on the part of the developers to somehow attract the views of others.

Kyocera Duraforce Pro, Kyocera TORQUE G03, Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K, Kyocera TORQUE G02

Everything suggests that the device is sharpened exclusively for use in specific work purposes. The appearance of the smartphone echoes the design of similar tablets in the TOUGHBOOK series from Panasonic. You can immediately see how the company's management takes care of the designers by sending them on a long vacation.

Rough, pleasant to the touch black polycarbonate edging completely encircles the body of the smartphone. The 5-inch HD display is covered by the Dragontrail Pro tempered glass. Above the screen are a light indicator, a light / proximity sensor, a voice speaker, an air vent and a microphone. The developers considered that the owner of such a device would definitely not need a front camera at work, so they provided TOUGHBOOK with a single camera. And thanks for that. The interlocutor is heard clearly and loudly, and the volume margin is more than enough, because. the smartphone is designed for use in extremely noisy places.

It can be seen how Panasonic is clearly proud of the quality of the work performed, proudly demonstrating the anti-vandal capabilities of its offspring. TOUGHBOOK P-01K is ready to withstand 300g metal ball drop from 80cm height, 1.8m drop to concrete floor, 1000 1m drops, 1.5m submersion, incredible vibrations, 10 degree frost and 50-degree heat, a massive dust storm and water irrigation. Everything is aimed at ensuring that no construction site, sawmill or sewerage becomes his last refuge.

A speaker and an air vent are located at the bottom of the display. There are no hardware menu buttons, although in such a device they would definitely not be superfluous.

Of course, there is no need to talk about any framelessness here. The body of the smartphone is protected according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G, which makes its appearance different from what we are used to seeing on the shelves of local stores. Along the entire perimeter of the front part, a millimeter border rises above the surface, protecting the glass from unnecessary scratches, and the display is recessed deeper into the case even more than the plastic panels located at the top and bottom of the screen. A person can safely throw his phone on the table with the screen without fear for its safety. The screen easily responds to the touch of wet hands, gloves and a stylus.

The thickness of the smartphone is more than 13.1 mm, which to some extent affects the convenience of using it in everyday life. Let's add here another weight of 219 g and as a result we get a kind of compact, but not quite comfortable gadget. Yes, it can fit in your pants or shirt pocket, but be prepared for the fact that wearing it there will definitely be uncomfortable.

At the top end is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. As planned by the manufacturer, "it is ideal for using a voice headset." Panasonic's engineers did not focus on sound quality, so to enjoy your favorite tracks, I would recommend using something more suitable.

On the left side are the power button, function button and volume rocker. All of them are made of the same polycarbonate as the perimeter edging. Near the upper left corner there is a hole for attaching the strap. The right side was drilled exactly the same, but already near the lower corner. To be honest, this is the first time I see two such holes in one phone at once.

A pair of contacts and fixing slots for connecting to desktop charging are visible on the bottom end.

Cradle P01 is purchased for a separate fee.

On the right side there is another functional button and a microUSB connector hidden under a tight waterproof plug. Many owners of smartphones with a similar form of protection complain that after some time the cover frays at the fold, and then just falls off, so the developers prudently made it repairable. If necessary, just unscrew the corresponding screw and replace it with a new one.

You can bind absolutely any application to the side functional buttons or program any of the proposed actions. It is convenient that the owner of the TOUGHBOOK P-01K has two such opportunities.

The 8.2-megapixel camera and LED flash are sunk in the left corner of the rear wall. Along the edges, two technological protrusions are symmetrically located, protecting the lens when the phone lies with its back on a flat surface. To the right, near the strap hole, is another microphone. In general, TOUGHBOOK P-01K received as many as three microphones in the expectation that ambient noise will try in every possible way to interfere with telephone dialogue. In addition, the device has a built-in noise reduction system that filters out extraneous sounds.

Japanese engineers have equipped the TOUGHBOOK P-01K with a 3100 mAh removable battery. As Panasonic experts explain, this was done for one purpose - to give the owner the opportunity to quickly replace the battery with a new one. Conveniently? Definitely! Especially in modern conditions, when the only possible option to charge the phone in a socketless space can only be a heavy and bulky power bank.

To fix the battery in the phone, the developers have provided it with a reliable two-position lock. To remove the battery, you first need to move the "bolt" to the side, and then move down the rectangular platform located under it.

Next to the lock, there is another pair of "legs" that raise the smartphone above the surface. The entire back wall has a rough structure, ideal for use in extreme conditions. The phone lies confidently in the palm of your hand both in frost and in wet weather.

A dense silicone seal runs along the inner contour of the battery, protecting the inside of the phone from water and dust penetration.

Under the battery are slots for a nanoSIM card and a memory card. If someone else is surprised at the lack of support for 2 SIM cards in a modern phone, I hasten to surprise you, Panasonic has never made dual SIM devices for Japan. TOUGHBOOK P-01K was not destined to be an exception. This is the policy of the big three Japanese operators, aimed at tough competition.

Interface

Like all previous Panasonic smartphones released before 2013, the TOUGHBOOK P-01K received the ability to select a language right out of the box. Thanks to this, you do not have to deal with the installation of morelocal, which Russifies the interface only partially. Here we have a fully translated settings menu, all system messages, a quick launch menu and even a camera interface. In addition to Sony, which traditionally offers a choice of any interface language in Japanese versions of its smartphones, now Sharp can also boast of Russian "voice acting". Unfortunately, Fujitsu and Kyocera confidently continue to bend their "Anglo-Japanese" line.

All items of the Panasonic P-01K main menu will be quite recognizable and understandable for an ordinary user who has somehow passed through the 8th version of the Android OS. The set of pre-installed software from Google is complemented by standard NTT Docomo operator applications (Data Copy, dmarket, docomo mail, docomo phone book). It makes sense to use them only if you speak Japanese or you already have a positive experience using these programs.

In addition to the list of applications from NTT Docomo and Google, Panasonic's proprietary service software is installed in the device's memory, which first appeared on corporate devices like the P-01K:

Hardware Diagnostics:

Custom button manager:

Log sending application:

Camera

Without going into details, we can say that the camera in the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is more for show than for obtaining high-quality photo and video results. Given the target orientation of the phone, the developers considered it sufficient to equip the smartphone with mediocre optics, while leaving the software part at the level of 2013. If in sunny weather you can still get good pictures, then as soon as the phone enters the dusk, the picture instantly sprinkles with "sand". With all this, I note that the color rendition is on top. Full color synchronization of reality and received content has always been the hallmark of Panasonic cameras, regardless of the shooting conditions. Maximum photo resolution is 3264x2448p, video is 720p.

Without going into details, we can say that the camera in the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK P-01K is more for show than for obtaining high-quality photo and video results. Given the target orientation of the phone, the developers considered it sufficient to equip the smartphone with mediocre optics, while leaving the software part at the level of 2013. If in sunny weather you can still get good pictures, then as soon as the phone enters the dusk, the picture instantly sprinkles with "sand". With all this, I note that the color rendition is on top. Full color synchronization of reality and received content has always been the hallmark of Panasonic cameras, no matter in what conditions. filming is taking place. Maximum photo resolution is 3264x2448p, video is 720p.

Sample photos

Instead of a conclusion

No! With the release of the TOUGHBOOK P-01K, Panasonic didn't want to prove anything to anyone. You should not evaluate the birth of this smartphone as a desire to remind the world about yourself, and even more so as an attempt to return to duty. The Japanese, due to their peculiar marketing and short-sightedness, a priori cannot have such a goal. The main goal is to offer the NTT Docomo corporate sector a certain product at a reasonable price. By the way, the P-01K costs a little over 40,000 yen in the Japanese market, which is quite affordable by local standards.

Admittedly, it is simply impossible to hear something good about Panasonic, which produces high-quality smartphones, now. For the management of the company, this is like a mountain off their shoulders. Yes, they produce affordable dual SIM smartphones for India and Taiwan, but other than the name, they have nothing to do with the Japanese Panasonic. If we evaluate the appearance of TOUGHBOOK P-01K from the position of a person scouring the world in search of an unknown overseas animal, then, having such an opportunity, it is quite possible to replenish his collection. The device is officially sold exclusively in Japan, and there are no prospects to see it on the shelves of Russian or foreign stores. Of course, it will be a great gift for true fans of the brand, even taking into account its Chinese assembly. As for me, it did not affect the quality in any way. The label Made in China does not mean something of poor quality or bad. This stereotype has long been out of place.