Gionee Elife E6 is the latest flagship phone from the Giant China Manufacturer which has made different statement in indian market in recent months with some successful products likes Elife E3 and E5 which are the top selling phones in their product line up. It only 6 months for this brand to come to india and it has been believed as one of the trusted brand these days when it come to budget android phones in india. In this review we tell you all that Gionee Elife e6 comes with and how value for money the device and its associated features are, read on further to know more.
Gionee Elife E6 Quick Specs
Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1080 HD resolution
Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad Core MediaTek Mt6589
RAM: 2 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 13 MP AF camera.
Secondary Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus] e
Internal Storage: 32 GB with Approx 25 Gb user available
External Storage: No MicroSD Slot
Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Others: OTG Support – No
Handset, Headphones in ear with metallic heads (Good Build Quality) with tangle free cable, Flip Cover, 2 Screen Guards, Service Center List, Warranty Card, User Guide, Elife E6 Stand, MicroUSB to USB 2.0 cable, Universal USB Charger.
Build Quality, Design and Form Factor
The build quality of the Gionee Elife E6 is a best seen from the manufacturer till now as far as Unibody plastic phones we have seen earlier, it does not feel cheap quality of plastic. The back finish of the black version is matte but on the white one its glossy and this makes the white version looks more premium and black looks classy in looks. The design seems to be inspired from iPhone to some extent but when you hold both the device together, Elife E6 does stand out and create a unique image of its own. The device is around 7.9 mm thin which is really nice to see in a 5 inch display phone and the weight of 128 grams with this much display may surprise you. The form factor of the device is quite good as its slim profile and not too big in size makes it easy to hold and carry around and one handed usage of the device is also quite good but you may not able to use it with one hand all the time.
The rear camera on the device is 13MP shooter with LED Flash and Auto focus supported. The rear camera performs great in day light and indoors as well the camera performance is pretty good, more you can get to know once you check out the camera samples below. The front is fixed focus 5 MP which is pretty good in terms of colors and details for a HD video chat.
Display, Memory and Battery Backup
The display is a 5 Inch IPS LCD with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with pixel density of the 441 pixels per inch, you will not notice pixilation on the screen with naked eyes and the viewing angles are also quite wide, browsing web or watching videos is a great experience on this full HD display. The in built memory of the device is around 32 GB out of which around 25Gb approx is available to the user for installing apps, storing pictures, videos and other data as but you can also use the phone storage of new apps which you will install. As it’s a unibody device so you cannot remove the battery outside the phone and there is no microSD card slot so you cannot expand the storage but in built memory is quite huge on this device. The battery backup is around 14-15 hours with full charge on moderate usage which includes little games play like Temple run oz, subway surfer for little time, 1 hour of web browsing, social media applications usage like Facebook, Twitter with 3G on but for heavy users who watch a lot of videos, play heavy graphic games it will be considerably less and power saving feature on the phone helped us to get more backup as well.
Software, Benchmarks and Gaming
The software UI is completely optimized in terms of the look and its little sluggish as well at times but not that much which could annoy a user. UI on this phone is a single level UI in which you have all apps installed shown directly on the home screens, you get 3 default home screens which you cannot increase it will auto happen as you install more apps, there is no app drawer. Some good things about the UI is that you can use the camera on the phone directly from the lock screen as well by using the camera widget. Gaming wise the device is good as it can play most of the graphic intensive games however you might notice little graphic glitch in some of the heavy graphic games and casual games like Temple run Oz, Temple Run 2 and Subway Surfers etc runs fine without any issues. Benchmark scores are given below.
- Quadrant Standard Edition: 4666
- Antutu Benchmark: 1st Run: 14838 2nd Run: 15353
- Nenamark2: 34.5
- Multi Touch: 5 Point
Sound, Video and Navigation
The sound quality and loudness of the loudspeaker is pretty good and it does not get blocked when you place the device on a table. You also get good quality of sound from the in ear headphones which you get in the package of this device. It can play HD videos at 720p and 1080p without any audio or video sync issues. You can use it for GPS navigation as well and but make sure to enable it on the device under location settings and GPS locking took around 2-3 minutes for us on the device we reviewed.
Gionee Elife E6 Photo Gallery
Gionee Elife E6 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]
Conclusion and Price
Gionee Elife E6 has been launched for a price if 22,999 MRP but its available at online retailers for a lesser price of around 20 to 21k which again is little bit more for this device but per the build quality, the form factor combined with decent hardware and customized software it’s a good deal at 20k if you can get it. Some things which we do not like about the device is slight lag in UI and non removable battery and no memory card expansion slot but the in built memory is quite good to make you forget the memory card. To finally conclude we liked the device form factor, light weight and it’s a good performance on the application and gaming front.