The Chinese handset maker Gionee has launched it’s new flagship phone – Gionee Elife E7 in the Indian market on December 24, 2013 and it is the most powerful phone announced by Gionee in India till date. In terms of specifications, it features a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, powered by 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and has different storage models and RAM options. The 3G variant has 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM whereas the 4G variant has 32GB internal storage and 3GB AM. It runs on Android 4.2 with Gionee’s skin, Amigo 2.0 and packs 2500mAh battery. In addition to this, it has slim, attractive form factor and before you come to any conclusion read our first impressions.
At a first glance, the Gionee Elife E7 is taller and looks more rectangular due to the lack of rounded corners. The Phone is made up of good quality plastic material and sports a glossy finish at the back.
The Gionee Elife E7 features 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and has pixel density of 401ppi and it is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There’s minimal bezel at the left hand side of the display panel and it gives the phone an edgy look. It has three capacitive physical buttons for Menu, Home and Back, all of them placed just below the display. In addition to this, there is a 8MP front-facing camera lens located above the display along with the sensor array (there is no branding in the front).
The Gionee Elife E7 runs on customized build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean called Amigo 2.0, it is the second iteration of its UI skin. It has high-end hardware that includes 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor coupled with 330 GPU, 2GB RAM for the 16GB (3GB RAM for the 32GB version), 16MP rear camera with 1.34m pixel size. The professional camera UI resembles to an audio player settings menu.
The left side of the phone features SIM card tray whereas the volume rocker key are on the right side. The power key & the 3.5, headset hack are placed on top whereas the micro USB port in the middle & speaker section are at the bottom. The keys are made of plastic. Gionee Elife E7 doesn’t have a removable back & it is curved and it sports a glossy finish. The large camera lens, i.e., 16MP camera placed at the top along with LED flash and at the lower part, there is Gionee branding.
The Gionee Elife E7 will be available in seven colours – white, black, yellow, green, orange, pink and blue and all of them have a glossy finish.
Although the phone is taller but it feels great in hand, you will have to use both your hands. The UI has many useful tweaks like it gives details of all correspondence – call history & text messages (when user gets a call from an unknown number). Text messages from banks and others can be clubbed in a separate inbox. It seems the photo gallery inspired by iOS7, there are handy options like able to club photos according to people in them, have individual albums for everyone using face detection software.
Read Here: Gionee Elife E7 Review
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