Gionee has been launching impressive devices in the Indian market and have served some really nice looking devices. They launched some of the slimmest devices we have ever seen and for the price they are on offer, they offer really good value for money. Now they are coming up with another device that looks impressive and like many other devices that they launched earlier, it is quite slim. It you need numbers; it is just 5.5 mm thick and still carries an impressive hardware. It has got an Octa core 64 bit processor with the latest version of android. We take a closer look at this upcoming device and list down some reasons why you should consider this device.
The Gionee Elife S7 has got a very slim design like we said. It is just 5.5 mm thick which is really impressive. Their last year’s flagship device was just as slim. This new device comes with an aluminum magnesium unibody design. Something that we saw on the Xiaomi Mi3 a while back which by the way looks really nice. Aluminum unibody works very well with this device as well and it surely looks upmarket. The device is large which is inevitable with a 5.2 inch display. Still they have managed to keep the dimensions in control for that display size. The weight distribution is really good minimizing the chances of it slipping out of your hand. Overall this is a phone that would turn heads when you pull it out of your pocket and people are going to ask you about it.
It is easier to live with an average hardware than with an average display. We aren’t suggesting that the device has got less powerful hardware but we are just emphasizing on the importance of a good display. There is no point of having a powerful hardware if you can’t enjoy a good game or a high definition video. Thankfully this device has got an impressive display. It has got an AMOLED panel which offers excellent contrast ratio, great viewing angles and well saturated colours. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels giving it an impressive pixel density. The display is crisp and really nice to use. The touch is responsive and even if you observe occasional delays in response, they are probably due to the software that is still far from perfect. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating on top of it so you won’t have to worry much about putting a scratch on it. Some of the latest high end devices are using Gorilla Glass 4 but then the price difference is going to be huge as compared to those devices.
The device is really sleek and we agree that it would have been a lot of effort packing everything inside it. So keep that factor in your mind as well when you read the spec sheet. It runs a 64 bit mediatek chipset. The chipset is MT6752 which was introduced recently and is quite powerful. It has got Cortex A53 with eight cores which can do a max. speed of up to 1.7 GHz. This is pretty good for the device and you won’t have to worry about the performance of this device. To complement the processor, the 2GB RAM is matted and a large fraction should be available most of the time. To process the graphics, it has got a Mali T760MP2 GPU which is a decent performer though not at par with the Adreno counterparts. It brings pretty much the usual set of connectivity options that you would expect on a mid range to high end device. You get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0 with USB host support. All this hardware is powered by a 2750 mAh battery which should offer decent amount of battery life. The best part is that they were able to squeeze in such a large battery in this device. To put that in perspective, the Google Nexus 5 has got a 2300 mAh battery and the recently announced Galaxy S6 has got a 2550 mAh battery. So comparing with those numbers, this device has got a fairly big battery despite being just 5.5 mm thick.
Now at the very first sight, you might not see why we have listed the cameras as one of the reasons you should consider this device but read on. It has got a 13 megapixel primary camera which comes with autofocus and LED flash. That is pretty normal and the only thing worth a mention here is the thickness again. It must have been tough to house the camera module into such little space but somehow they have managed to pull it off. This camera can record videos in full HD at 30 fps which is pretty much the standard for and device these days. No slow mo high fps or 4K drama to be seen here. On the other side of the device, there is a front camera which has a resolution of 8 megapixels. Now that is really a lot for a front camera. This means that you can shoot really impressive self portraits or selfies as most people like to call them. They can be big enough not only for web use but for small prints as well.
Apart from other connectivity options that we listed earlier, the device also supports 4G LTE networks. This means that you can have very high speed data connectivity on your device using your cellular network. Yes we agree that there is still some time before we switch to 4G networks in India but not everyone switches to a new device every six months. For such people, the addition of 4G is good as they won’t be left out when everyone else is jumping on the new network band. Some operators have started their services in metro cities already and will soon be expanding to other cities.
Author Bio: The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Gionee Elife S7 for the readers to make an informed buying decision.