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Gionee Elife E7 hands-on, first impressions

Today, Gionee launched their latest flagship phone, the Elife E7. It packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3GB RAM and the much highlighted 16 megapixel camera paired with an 8 megapixel front-facing one. It also comes in many other colors and a really sleek package, so read on to find out all our thoughts on the company’s next big smartphone.

Gionee Elife E7

We managed to play with an orange unit and it feels just like the black one. The curve on the back falls perfectly on your hand making it really comfortable to hold even with the large 5.5-inch display, which is amazing like it’s predecessor’s by the way. Sliding your fingers to press the power button and the volume rocker can be quite a hassle though, but it works anyway with a little getting used to.

Gionee Elife E7

For an initial take on the UI, there isn’t much that has changed from the Elife E6. However, there are a few new apps that are built into the device as we’ve noticed. We’ll tackle all that in our review, but for now, you should know that the speed bump has drastically changed the experience while moving through the interface – something that wasn’t that good with the E6’s MediaTek CPU.

Gionee Elife E7

The main highlight of the Gionee Elife E7 is the camera. It has a 16 megapixel camera with sapphire lens, a pixel size of 1.34µm and a sensor size of 1/2.3″, something that they claim is better than everything else in the competition. We are going to put the camera to a dedicated test soon, so stay tuned for that. For the meantime, we took a few shots and they are far from disappointing; they look really impressive. Even the selfie camera is nice.

Gionee Elife E7

In the box, Gionee once again does not forget to pack in a case, a screen protector and all the essentials. What is surprising though is the inclusion of free NFC tags, which is a nice thing to have.

Gionee Elife E7

Gionee Elife E7 specs:
5.5″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) LTPS display, 400ppi
Gorilla Glass 3
2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974 quad-core CPU
Adreno 330
3GB RAM – 32GB internal storage
16 megapixel AF rear camera, Largan M8 lens, 1/2.3-inch, 1.34 µm pixels sensor
8 megapixel AF front-facing camera, 1.4 µm pixels sensor
WiFi, WiFi Display, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0
2,500mAh non-removable battery
Amigo 2.0 (Android 4.2)
150.6 x 75.0 x 9.5mm
7 color options

The Gionee Elife E7 is now available, selling for Php24,500. So far, the device has left us with good impressions, fixing the problems that we saw in the Elife E6. Will this be a must buy for the year? That you will have to find out soon so stay tuned for our full review.

Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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14 Responses

  1. abuzalzal says:

    Ano ba ang gamot sa almoranas?

  2. joedee says:

    kesa eto eh LG G2 nalng

  3. Is this made in taiwan right? If i wrong, answer me immediately. and also what android?

  4. Boycott says:


  5. Paul says:

    from india tong gionee at maganda na siya ah 3gb ram adreno 330 32 gb internal ayos na yan ah mas mura pa siya sa Z1

  6. Iban says:

    24K? not bad.. but it wont be a hard decision to get the Xperia Z1 instead from gray markets.. they are almost the same price :)

  7. Dannie says:

    Me 4k video ba to?

  8. kolokoyz says:

    mi lte ba to? wala nakalagay e. di ko rin trip ung specz mas ok ung lg g2 samsung note3 or sony z1 for me to choose with in this range of price.

  9. takethatN1 says:

    way better than oppo N1.

    malabo to be called must buy. 2nd quater pa lang tayo. there will be tons of devices coming out, especially the kickass nexus.

  10. pilot says:

    Magkano kaya padulas ng Gionee dito?

  11. dannyboy says:

    looking forward for the review of this one,!as of now, i am still enjoying the OIS features of LG G2, so far for no blurry photos.

  12. DODI A says:

    Is this gionee elife e7 available nationwide?

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