Gionee is one of many Chinese handset manufacturer that have entered the Indian handset market over last few years. And, just like all other Chinese brands, Gionne has also managed to impress the one and all with its budget-friendly devices that are also high on specifications. The Elife E series of smartphones are its flagship series, which offers high-end features to the power users in India. Gionee Elife E8 is the next big thing coming from the Chinese brand, which is expected to make its debut this month. Here is a brief overview of the handset for the benefit of our readers.
The design of the handset is befitting a high end, flagship device with matte finish back panel and glossy front. Moreover, with a sleek and slim design, the whole aesthetics of the handset is accentuated by a notch. However, what pricks our eyes is the notable bezels above and below the display with capacitive touchscreen buttons on lower bezel. Gionee could have opted for onscreen buttons for a larger display and sleeker look. The back panel of the handset also houses a fingerprint sensor apart from camera and dual-tone LED flash module.
The display of the handset happens to be the highlight of the handset owing to its sheer size and brilliant resolution. It comes with a display that measures a whopping 6-inch from corner to corner diagonally. And, with a Quad HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, it offers a visual experience like no other handset. The size and resolution of the display results in a pixel density of 490 ppi, which is quite impressive and will appeal to multimedia junkies.
The user experience of the Gionee Elife E8 happens to all but glorious and smooth to the hilt. We say this because the handset comes with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update installed in it out of the box. The operating system is already known for its visually appealing material design and performance enhancements. Now throw in the proprietary Amigo UI 3.1 interface and the whole package gets a lot better than it already is.
It seems that the handset maker was intending to design a performance oriented handset while designing the Elife E8. The handset has been equipped with a powerful Octa-core processor that has been clocked at 2 GHz for an outstanding performance. Moreover, the processor has been coupled with a massive 3 GB of RAM to provide ample memory for multitasking and other performance related tasks. This handset comes with a 3520 mAh battery that can last a considerable duration of time on a single charge.
Gionee Elife E8 happens to be one of the most powerful smartphone in the market when it comes to photography. We say this, as it boasts of a powerful 24 Megapixel snapper on its rear panel, which is definitely the most powerful snapper available in the smartphone market as of now. The snapper is loaded with features like optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus. The front panel of the device houses an 8 Megapixel selfie shooter with autofocus.
It seems that Gionee has checked all the right tickboxes in terms of connectivity in Elife E8 smartphone. The handset comes with bot 3G and 4G LTE support for a blazing fast Internet connectivity. Other options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB for standard connectivity.
Gionee has placed the handset in sub-INR 40,000 price segment and as such it takes a lot of heat from a number of flagship devices. The handset will be facing competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6, Motorola Moto Turbo, Google Nexus 6 and Apple iPhone 6. Needless to say, all of these devices are a benchmark by themselves.
The Elife E8 is a heavyweight as far as specs go and there is little to dissuade one from opting for this smartphone. What it actually boils down to is not its price but its size which feels a bit unwieldy. If you can deal with the unwieldy part, the Elife E8 is a strong proposition for you to consider.