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Gionee Elife E6 Hands on Initial Review and Making Overview

Update (26/9/2013): Gionee Elife E6 Best Price india

We got a chance to visit the Gionee facility in Shenzhen, china and there I saw how Gionee phones get manufactured, we were surprised to the see the stringent process in place to make Gionee phones. Gionee being a Chinese mobile phone company has still need to create a more detailed clear image in front of indian consumers but this visit helped us a lot to know more about Gionee and manufacturing. For all those who have any doubt on how the Gionee phones like Elife e5 and E6 getting made.


Gionee Elife E6 Making

It done by automatic machines on which the selected PCB goes in a batch of 3 and then come out from each machine which is responsible for putting all the components on the phone PCB board. These machines put the components like SIM card slot, the GSM antenna and other things like microSD card slot etc and the PCB goes through 10-12 machines like this through a small conveyer belt with some human intervention who make sure that everything goes in the right way. Once the PCB are ready they are sent to the next stages which involves assembly of phone which is done by humans and there are several quality checks which happen at every stage before sending the phone partial assembly to next stage. In detail you can get to know more once you watch the video below.

Gionee Elife E6 Hands on First Impressions or Initial Review

Display and Build Quality

Gionee Elife E6 comes with 5 Inch IPS LCD OGS technology display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels gives you quite high pixel density, it is good enough that you wont notice the pixilation with naked eyes. The color reproduction on the display screen is much better and comparable to the most of the high end popular smartphones like iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 etc. The design of the phone is unibody, you cannot remove the battery out the device its sealed inside the device body and it terms of design it does look like being inspired from the iPhone 5 and some other phones but does create a unique image of its own once you see it and hold the device in your hands.


Hardware Specs

As the unit we were given was a pre production unit so we could run the benchmarks on the same, but as per our views on the device responsiveness and usage it was pretty smooth in UI transitions and good to handle multitasking interface, it has a own UI called NAVI which again is quite intuitive in providing a great user experience once you get used to it. The device has 1.5 GHz quad-core processor from Mediatek and 2 Gb of RAM which does give the device a boost and it has MT6589 turbo chipset which means a faster GPU and faster CPU as well on the device and we will let you know more once we do a full review of the device.



Elife E6 has 13-megapixel camera with an LED flash and Auto Focus feature on the rear back side and a 5-megapixel camera fixed focus on the front display and both of these camera are capable of shooting videos in HD. We tested the camera on the device and results were amazing as the quality of he photos in day light was great and it was pretty good in artificial light and the camera module was not final so it should get better in the final unit which will come to india. The front camera video output was good and we will let you know more once we do the full review.


OS and Battery

Elife E6 runs on the AMIGO ROM which is built on top of android 4.2 and as per Gionee there are many better features which got implemented in E6 like deep level battery optimization and faster shutter speeds while capturing photos. The sealed battery on the device is 2,020mAh which should sufficient to power it one day although you might get more than one day of battery backup on this device with moderate usage if the battery optimizations work the way they should on this device and they are part of the phone feature so you don’t have to install an extra software to conserve the battery.


Initial Conclusion, Price and Availability

We cant say much about the device as if now but the device looks promising and it should live it upto its expectations, we also did a hands on review of the device in case you want to know more details about the device you watch the quick hands on video shown below. The device is expected to hit the indian market in mid week of august with a price range of around 22 to 26k indian rupees, still if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below.

Gionee Elife E6 Hands on Review, Features, Storage, Camera and Hardware Overview


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.