Chinese device maker Gionee recently launched its latest flagship smartphone Gionee Elife E7, in the Indian market. Gionee Elife E7 is Chinese smartphone with stunning display , great battery life and good camera.Unlike its previous launches, Elife E7 is a premiumsmartphone and the first one to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The hardware specifications of the phone match some high-end phones available in the market even though the pricing is comparatively much lower. The 16GB version of the phone is priced at Rs 26,999, while the 32GB version is priced at Rs 29,999.
Display Type –
Gionee Elife E7 sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD (JDI) display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and pixel density of 401ppi. It also features Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection
Build specification –
Gionee Elife E7 looks like a taller version of the Elife E6. But on closer inspection, you will notice that it looks more rectangular, largely due to the lack of rounded corners. The phone’s top and bottom edges are rounded.
The phone is made of good quality plastic, but sports a glossy finish curved back. It is available in 7 colours. The front of the phone is dominated by 5.5-inch Full-HD (JDI) display.
The three capacitive physical buttons for Menu, Home and Back are placed just below the display. The 8MP front-facing camera lens is located above the display, along with the sensor array.
The left edge of the phone features a sim card tray, while the volume rocker key sits alone at the right edge. The power key and the 3.5mm headset jack are placed at the top edge, while the micro USB port is at the bottom.
The large camera lens (housing a 16MP sensor) is placed at the top, similar to the Nokia Lumia 1520, along with a small LED flash.
Performance in Gionee –
Gionee Elife E7 has powerful hardware Powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB RAM.
You are able to play games like Temple Run 2, Dead Trigger 2 and Asphalt 8 (with Visual Quality set to High and Engine at 100%) without encountering frame drops or freezes.
Out of the 16GB storage, 8.98GB is available to the user.You can’t expand the storage as the phone doesn’t come with a memory card slot which is such a pity.
Gionee Elife E7 offers Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity options, it offers FM radio with recording capability. We were able to play most popular video and audio file formats.
The highlight features of Elife E7 is its battery backup. The phone is backed by a 2,500mAh battery (non-removable) and will last you a little more than a day even if you put the screen brightness at the highest level and use 3G data all the time. The phone can play video continuously for 8 to 9 hours.
Software Type –
Gionee Elife E7 build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, called Amigo 2.0, which is the second iteration of its user interface (UI) skin.
Gionee that offers access to camera, voice recorder, flashlight and a fake call app.
Gionee Elife E7 includes apps like UC Browser, which is the phone’s default web browser, File Explorer, Facebook, Twitter, NQ Mobile Security, WhatsApp, BBM, Saavn music app, GameZone ,WeChat, Notes, App Manager, a torch and a compass app, Kingsoft Office, a weather app and the GioneeXender app(for transferring content).
It also has power management, Phone Accelerator for cleaning the cache and closing background processes and Traffic Assistant for tracking data usage.The Elife E7 also offers ‘smart gestures’ including smart dial , smart answer and pause alarm.
Camera features -
Gionee Elife E7 sports a 16MP rear camera with 1/1.23-inch sensor and 1.34m pixel size and an 8MP front-facing camera with 1.4m pixel size. According to Gionee, the camera lens was developed and customized based on Largan M8 lens solution. The phone offers video recording in 1080p, 720p and 480p resolution and includes a nifty anti-shake feature
Gionee has two custom camera apps, Camera and CharmCam. The Camera app is the primary app has simple mode and a professional mode. The professional mode features settings for Picture Size, Exposure value, White Balance and ISO, in addition to toggles for self-timer, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, and scene selection that are also included in the simple mode. An interesting inclusion is a level meter that helps in avoiding tilted captures. It also allows you to take burst shots.