After entering into the India Gionee is growing into a well established competitor in the smartphone market. The company is primarily focusing on creating good quality Android smartphones. Gionee launched the Gionee Elife E7 Mini in the market, which is a tough competitor to Moto G.
When a miniature version of a popular smartphone is launched the company shaves the physical dimensions and shed a couple of grams. But smaller version aim is to give users similar experience in leaner size and price.
Gionee Elife E7 Mini Design, Display and Performance
One thing that’s been consistently true of Gionee design is its polycarbonate body. It feels good in your hands, looks wise it is a strong smartphone with company’s sophisticated appearance. The build quality of the phone is very strong, it sports with 4.7 inch HD display and runs on an 1.7Ghz Octa Core processor with 1GB RAM.
The phone weighs 142 grams and perfectly fits in your hand with a nice grip. The best part of the Elife E7 is its flip camera, rotating camera is looks promising and unlikely get loose mechanism. Single camera works as a front and read camera, flip the camera to front and back side to take pictures or capture video. Means you can enjoy great video calls using the 13MP camera.
Internal storage is 16GB, with around 12GB free out of the box, unfortunately the device has no SD card slot. All the latest connectivity is there including Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and HSDPA, HSUPA.
4.7 inches of pure awesomeness
The phone has 4.7 inch display with well built quality. Th fron glass is bezel below to resist to unexpected damages. Camera lies on top and microUSB , 3.5mm audio jack placed on the bottom section of the device. Back side of the device is solidly built with matt finish, undoubtedly its build quality is top notch in this price point.
Gionee Elife E7 Mini Software
Gionee Elife E7 Mini is equipped with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Gionee custom Amigo user interface. The performance of the software is smooth, we don’t see any lag using even heavy resource usage apps open. The device has some great features like gesture support, double tap to wake and accept calls using gestures.
Camera quality is a traditional strength for Gionee smartphones, you can find great camera even in miniature versions of smartphones. The images taken from the Elife E7 Mini can look lifelike quality, the image resolution is 4160 x 3120 pixels with brilliant quality.
It makes configuring and accessing custom camera settings a cinch. Means you’re only ever a couple of taps away from the particular mode you want to use. You get a Auto Focus, 99 Pics / 21 Seconds, 206 Degree Rotating Camera, Blue Glass Filter, 5pcs Lens, HDR Mode, 12 Face Beautify Modes with 13MP quality output. The important things to note that this camera is capable of great things like Panorama Shot, touch focus and Gesture Mode.
If you are looking for a Elife E7 competitor Oppo N1 definitely comes in your mind. The images are sharp and precise in color, and especially the camera performance is very good at low light.
Battery performance seems low with 2100 mAh, considering the GPU and CPU the battery juice only remains for a day. If your a regular browser or serious gamer you should look out for talk time. For normal usage people the battery gives 4.5 hours talk time with the both SIM cards in working state. When you use the phone intensively, you’ll struggle to drain a full charge in the space of a day.
With launch of Elife E7 Mini Gionee has condensed its flagship Elife E7 smartphone into a smaller form factor. Though smaller, the device is capable of competing with original version. Those whose budgets are constrained to the E7 Mini price range, we strongly recommend E7 Mini to them.