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Elephone P9000 Review




 

OS, Apps, and UI

Running on the handset is the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s bare and as stock as it can get. There’re not many apps out of the box — just the essentials plus key Google apps like Gmail and Maps. You basically get a home page where you put your shortcuts and widgets, and an app drawer.

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To navigate around the UI, you have to rely on the single capacitive key below the display. One tap is for back, double tap is for home, and holding it for about 2 seconds will show your recent apps. It takes some time to get used to it but if that is too cumbersome you can opt for the on-screen navigation buttons by activating it inside Settings.

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We initially hoped that they just made this similar to Android One devices, but the goal here is to let users install their preferred launcher or even ROM, if compatible. Elephone did include some nifty features like off screen gestures, three fingers motions, and other options tucked in the settings.

Camera

Perhaps where the Elephone P9000 shines through during our usage is in the camera department and that’s due to the fact that it has a primary 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor with an f/2.0 lens and coupled with a Laser autofocus. While the hardware aspect is quite an impressive feat, its software counterpart, the camera UI, is short of any enhancements but that doesn’t get in the way.

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Daylight shots with the main camera are notable – there’s plentiful of details, good saturation, and has great quality overall. Although, when indoors, noise tends to spike up and the image gets smudgy. Also, shutter speed is quite slow and can’t capture moving objects pretty well.

Here are some samples:

The 8-megapixel front camera is an ideal companion for those who like to take selfies. It’s wide and captures plenty of details in good lighting.

Here’re a couple of samples:

Video recording, on the other hand, is the same as for the stills. Given that the scenario is bright and has sufficient light to process, you can get good results. The recording is maxed at 1080p and there’s a slow-mo feature captured at VGA resolution.

Here a 1080p clip taken by the bay:

 

The camera sensors on the Elephone P9000 are capable shooters for bright scenarios. While indoor lighting affects overall quality, it’s still a good camera for casual users and maybe even better than most in this range.

Next Page: Performance and Benchmarks / Call Quality / Battery Life / Conclusion

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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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18 Responses

  1. LEANANDDABB says:

    Unboxing and full review of the elephone p9000 please and i want to see what the fingerprint can do besides unlocking the phone

  2. jcode2016 says:

    As usual, ang guwapo talaga

  3. zzee says:

    the fingerprint scanner! fail

  4. dmm says:

    pangit ng cam. poor quality. pero panalo naman peformance pero imho sayang pera dito. peace

  5. vertuackang says:

    Failed din pag order ko ng phone nato, nung ma-received ko yung product akalain nyo bang missing ang charger wall plug, ang nasa loob lng ng box is yung wire at yun lang ata yung merchandizer promotions accesories na naka advertise dun sa online advertisement nila, naku eh kung ganyan palpak sila sa customer satisfaction eh di sila magki-click dito sa pinas especially when it comes to online merchandizing, pano ko naman kaya magagamit ang unit nila kung kulang-kulang naman ang products accesories nila:-(

    #ELEPHONE P9000 A BIG FAILED
    #KASUURAA!!!!

  6. Pugiiiii says:

    Yung sakin Basag yung tunog ng speaker pati calls pangit ang sound. am bilis umiit at malowbat.. sobrang nadisappoint ako. medyo expected ko kasi yung sa camera at finger print sensor eh.. pero to think na mas maganda pa ang sound ng nokia x1 ko kesa sa elephone p9000!! SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • vertuackang says:

      You’re absolutely right sa laht ng na found out mo sa unit na yan same din yung issue saking p9000 eh ambilis uminit taz ambilis din malobat hayyyy sayang ang pera kapag ganyan ang product walang kwenta!!!

    • vertuackang says:

      Pero ask ko lang PUGIIIII, may kasama ba namang “charger wall plug” yung nabili mo sa Lazada na p9000?

    • Pugiiiii says:

      wala nga nuh..dun kasi sa advertisement nila may kasamang wall charger at earphone..ang meron lang is the unit, usb cable, manual, silicon case at wireless charger..hinahanap ko nga kila lazada yung advertisement nila pero wala nang lumalabas pag elephone p9000 kiniclick ko..

  7. LEANANDDABB says:

    out of stock na guys check niyo yung page ng elephone s1 p8000 p9000 sasabihin nila kung mayroon at yugatech unboxing po para malaman naming kung may kasamang cable ung astig na smart case screen protector wall charger at wireless charger yugatech reply namna

  8. Pugiiiii says:

    Guys available na ulit ito sa lazada..pwede nang magreview.

  9. VERTUACKANG says:

    Guys nireklamo ko sa lazada yung mga kulang sa package na inorder natin at ito ang sagot ng lazada.

    Rose, Apr 25, 6:23 PM:
    Dear Jon,

    Good day. Thank you for shopping at Lazada Philippines. We understand you’re concerned with the item you received and we apologize for the trouble.

    Please be informed that you need to return the item through LBC with the return form that you have to fill out. Just make sure that the item is returned 14 days after the day it was delivered with the complete package, together with the sales invoice, filled-out return form, and all inclusive accessories or freebies. But don’t worry, you will not pay any charge for the shipment.

    You may follow these steps on how to return your order:
    If you have a Lazada Account, you may:
    1. Log in to your account
    2. Go to my order and click return
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    4. Print return form
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    6. Send to Lazada Warehouse (via LBC)

    Kindly indicate the exact reason why you are sending us back the item in the return form so our Quality Control team would be able to conduct an accurate evaluation within two (2) business days once the item is received at our warehouse. If a return is found to be invalid, a representative will be contacting you to further discuss the result and possible resolution. Moreover, if the return is found to be valid, you have the option to either replaced the item or proceed on refund. Please keep your lines open and available for updates.

    Please also check our returns and refund policy http://www.lazada.com.ph/helpcenter/returns-refunds/#answer-faq-return-ans

    You may also track the status of your returned shipment on the courier’s website http://www.lbcexpress.com by using the tracking number provided to you by the courier or you may call their customer service hotline at 858 5999 (NCR) or 1-800-10-8585999 (Provincial) . This can be found on the receipt that they will be issuing to you.

  10. vertuackang says:

    Guys ini-raise ko itiong concerns nato sa lazada customer care at ito ang kanilang sagot:

    Rose, Apr 25, 6:23 PM:

    Dear Jon,

    Good day. Thank you for shopping at Lazada Philippines. We understand you’re concerned with the item you received and we apologize for the trouble.

    Please be informed that you need to return the item through LBC with the return form that you have to fill out. Just make sure that the item is returned 14 days after the day it was delivered with the complete package, together with the sales invoice, filled-out return form, and all inclusive accessories or freebies. But don’t worry, you will not pay any charge for the shipment.

    You may follow these steps on how to return your order:
    If you have a Lazada Account, you may:
    1. Log in to your account
    2. Go to my order and click return
    3. Fill out return form (http://www.fagms.net/images/4670/C-4670-257899-ReturnForm.pdf)
    4. Print return form
    5. Pack item and attach return label
    6. Send to Lazada Warehouse (via LBC)

    Kindly indicate the exact reason why you are sending us back the item in the return form so our Quality Control team would be able to conduct an accurate evaluation within two (2) business days once the item is received at our warehouse. If a return is found to be invalid, a representative will be contacting you to further discuss the result and possible resolution. Moreover, if the return is found to be valid, you have the option to either replaced the item or proceed on refund. Please keep your lines open and available for updates.

    Please also check our returns and refund policy http://www.lazada.com.ph/helpcenter/returns-refunds/#answer-faq-return-ans

    You may also track the status of your returned shipment on the courier’s website http://www.lbcexpress.com by using the tracking number provided to you by the courier or you may call their customer service hotline at 858 5999 (NCR) or 1-800-10-8585999 (Provincial) . This can be found on the receipt that they will be issuing to you.

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    We hope this information helps. Looking forward in doing business with you as always.

    For more information about Lazada, please refer to our Help Center page at http://www.lazada.com.ph/helpcenter/.

    Best regards,

    Rose | Customer Service | Lazada.com.ph

  11. JayCee Arias says:

    ank you sa mga reviews mga pre…. still undecided to buy one,,, need more reviews para ma convince ako.. haha

  12. john says:

    poor quality product. yes, 6 cores. but low ghz per core. bad benchmarks. poor coverage in usa. 1 half day battery life despite no usage whatsoever. sending back!d!

  13. jack says:

    Thanks for sharing some useful information with us. we look forward
    soclean

  14. Me says:

    Hahahah….natawa ako sa title nitong article nato, Elephant P9000:-)

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