The Gionee Elife E7 is not any ordinary Chinese phone but this is the first Chinese phone to have Qualcomm’s 2.5 Ghz Snapdragon CPU so no other smart phone in China has this chip yet.
The Display & Design
The device comes in with a 5.5 inch 1080p display, the viewing angles are great, the display is made by JDI so there is no problem with the picture quality here.
In terms of built quality it actually feels pretty solid except for the fact that it has got a glossy finish which I really do not like so much because it gets a lot of fingerprints on it.
The back of the device also reminds me of the Nokia Lumia 1520, other than that it actually feels pretty nice and the backlit buttons for Android look really well.
The smart phone is using one of those flat designs that is becoming pretty much a trend these days, but overall the smart phone looks good so I don’t have any complaints about it.
One of the main selling points is the live multitasking apps, the smart phone has its own app store.
The volume rockers and the power buttons are located on the left, this might get a little time of getting used to, given that the power buttons that turns on the device is on the left side.
On the right you may find a micro SIM slot and a micro USB port. On the top of the phone you will find your 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Hardware & Multimedia
On the back of the device you can find a really special camera. On paper it is just a 16 megapixel sensor but it is also a sensor that you can’t get on the market right now this is because of the larger pixels on it.
In fact, the sensor is 1.34 microns and even the camera on the front has an 8 megapixel sensor, it is in fact the same sensor as the one on the Iphone 5.
Being a camera centric device, obviously we should expect a lot of funky software features and in fact there are quite a lot of settings in the pro mode version of the camera software, there is also a simple mode if you are not that experienced with this kind of software.
If you want a bit more fun like putting make up and things like that you can try a really funny app called Charm Cam.
The smart phone is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor on a Snapdragon 800 Chip. The 4G LTE variant will be one of the first smartphones in the world to house a 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU.
The E7 with 16GB of internal storage will feature 2GB of RAM, while the 32GB model has 3GB of RAM on-board.
The devices comes with a load of themes and different effects. Overall this is a pretty solid phone, it has great potential and the company has big ambitions so I think that they will have some luck with such devices.
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