Rumors of the next generation Nexus smartphone, Nexus 5 are all over the internet and part of this excitement can be credited to the hugely popular Nexus 4 (Full Review) which still remains a solid performer and a worthy competitor to this generation smartphones. Let’s compare this phone head to head with the recently launched Gionee Elife E6 (Full Review).
Weight and Body Design
The Elife E6 has body dimensions of 142.5×69.4×7.9 mm and is lighter in weight at 128 Grams compared to 139 grams Nexus 4. Gionee Elife E6 packs a bigger display of 5 inches which makes it slightly taller than Nexus 4 with 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm body dimensions.
Both of these phones are comfortable to hold and look premium. Nexus 4 comes with a textured glass back which is quite attractive and premium
Display and Processor
LG Google Nexus 4 comes with a 10 point Multi touch, 4.7 inch True HD IPS plus LCD display with true HD resolution of 768 X 1280 which 318 ppi. The True HD display from LG is known for their brilliant color reproduction and vibrant colors. The pixel density is sufficient and high enough to give you crisp text and this is overall a great display. The display has an added advantage of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection.
The Gionee Elife E6 comes with a 5 Point Multi touch Full HD 1080p display on a 5 Inch IPS LCD screen which gives you 441 pixels per inches which is more than Nexus 4. Both of these displays are great displays and Gionee Elife E6 will be a little bit sharper.
The Nexus 4 comes with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon Quad core processor. This processor comes with Adreno 320 GPU which is an excellent GPU and is the same GPU we have seen in Snapdragon 600 chipset and phones like HTC One. The cores used are Krait cores which are energy efficient and faster than MediaTek cores.
Gionee Elife E6 is powered by 1.5 GHz Quad core present in the low cost MedtiaTek SoC MT6589T. This is the best processor we have seen in domestic manufacturers and is assisted by PowerVR GSX 544 MP GPU clocked at 357 MHz. Both of these smartphones come with 2 GB of RAM and as is evident from benchmark scores, Nexus 4 will outperform Gionee Elife E6 which was not a great performer as far as high end gaming was concerned. We found the Nenamarks 2 Score as 59.8 and 34.5 respectively on Nexus 4 and Elife E6 respectively.
Camera and Memory
The camera in Elife E6 has a 13 MP sensor and is a good performer. This camera is supported by LED Flash and has been manufactured by Sony, which boasts of years of experience in Imaging technology. A secondary camera of 5 MP is also present for video recording.
The Primary camera is Nexus 8 is of 8 MP and this too is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording similar to Elife E6. The secondary camera is of 1.3 MP and can be used for video calling. As far as the camera specs go, Gionee Elife E6 has an edge over Nexus 4.
The internal Memory in both of these phones is non extendable and thus Gionee Elife E6 with 32 GB of internal storage has a huge edge in this department compared to Nexus 4 which will provide you with 16 GB of onboard storage (13 GB is user available) which can be a deal breaker for many.
Battery and Features
Gionee Elife E6 is not a great performer in this area. With the software options provided by Gionee the device manages to reach one day mark at best with its 2000 mAh battery. The Nexus 4 comes with a 2100 mAh li-po battery which will give you up to 15 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby time which is a lot better and is also very important, even more so because both of these phones come with non removable battery.
Both of these phones support Single SIM. Nexus 4 runs on Stock Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system and Gionee Elife E6 runs on Android 4.2 jelly bean with Amigo OS on top which makes the UI interactions slightly sluggish. The Interface is also devoid of All Apps option which takes a little getting used to.
|Model||Google Nexus||Gionee Elife E6|
|Display||4.7 inches, True HD||5 inches, full HD|
|Processor||1.5GHz quad core||1.5GHz quad core|
|OS||Android v4.2||Android 4.2, Amigo UI overlaid|
|Price||23,500 INR Approx||22,000 INR Approx|
Gionee Elife E6 scores in few departments and provides with great display, camera and better storage. It also comes in a sleeker and attractive body design. If you don’t have to engage in much gaming, Then Gionee Elife E6 will provide you with all these positives at a lower price.
Unfortunately, it gets sloppy at the heart of the device, which includes the battery backup and processing. If you plan on engaging in high end gaming and on downloading various Apps, Nexus 4 will be a much better and faster option with some minor compromises.