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Elephone P8000 Hands-on, First Impressions




Elephone’s midrange and road-warrior smartphone, P8000, has arrived in the Philippines along with its two siblings from the brand. We had a brief encounter with it during the launch and here’s our initial impressions about it.

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The device has a 5.5-inch full HD display upfront with a backlighted (thankfully) capacitive buttons below it. The 5MP front camera, earpiece, and a couple of sensors are situated just above the bezel of the screen. The right has the volume rocker and power/lock button leaving the left side empty.

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The back is a carbon fiber-like removable plastic panel that gives access to the card slots. There’s also the main 13MP camera with an LED flash and the fingerprint scanner. The back is too flashy for our liking but the pattern is a good fingerprint repellant.


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The P8000’s main feature would be its large battery rated at 4,165mAh. Aside from that, it’s got an octa-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 CPU, Mali-T720 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and an ample 16GB internal storage with an option to expand up to 128GB.

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The device is pretty thick at 9.2mm since there’s a big battery tucked inside it (non-removable for those who are wondering). The build is solid thanks to the aluminum frame. Performance-wise, it’s smooth and initially lag-free plus Antutu benchmark gives it an average 38,811 for a mid-range device.

Elephone P8000 specs:
5.5-inch Full HD display
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core CPU
Mali-T720 GPU
3GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
13MP Samsung 3L2 rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM (micro)
4G LTE, 3G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, A-GPS
Fingerprint scanner
4,165mAh battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop
155.2 x 76.6 x 9.2mm

The Elephone P8000 will retail for Php 7,799 exclusively through Lazada this coming April 18 at high noon. It has a promised Android 6.0 Marshmallow update coming by May, so a buyer can expect support in the software department.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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4 Responses

  1. archie says:

    Accessories. May nabanggit ba sila na kasamang accessories ng elephone mr. writer?

  2. Easy E says:

    “Promised” marshmallow update. Haha may naalala lang ako, hindi ko na papangalanan. Tawagin na lang natin syang “Flash Plus”. Na nangako ng Lollipop at yung mga insiders sa fb group kagaya ni MS ay siniguro pa na meron nga talagang Lollipop. Isang taon na ang lumipas, nganga pa rin ang lahat. Bitter. LOL

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