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Gionee Elife E7 Hands on, Initial Review and First Impressions

Gionee Elife E7 has been announced in India yesterday at an event happened at BIC F1 Track, it is the most the powerful phone announced by Gionee in India till date. It comes with 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core processor and will come in different storage models and RAM options. As per the benchmarks scores we got on the device at the launch event it is by far has the highest scores across different benchmark utilities like Antutu, Nenamark2 and Quadrant Standard but before you come to conclusion, please read our initial hands on with the device what we felt in the first look.


Gionee Elife E7  Hands on Quick Review [Video]

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Gionee Elife E7 Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5.5 inch IPS capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 chipset
  • RAM: 2 GB or 3 GB
  • Software Version: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Camera: 16 MP AF camera with LED flash
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB or 13 GB with 12 Gb or 24 GB approx. user available
  • External Storage: No
  • Battery: 2500 mAh battery Lithium Ion
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Others: OTG Support – Not Known, Dual SIM – No, LED Indicator – Yes
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Design and Build

Gionee Elife E7 looks like good in the design department, it follows the same design language just like we have seen in Gionee Elife E6 but not completely, the top and bottom edges of the phone are rounded than flat which is good thing to make it go inside your jeans or bag pocket easily. It may feel big in terms of the display size but its quite handy in terms of the grip from edges and pretty light considering a 5.5 inch display phone. The build however is made up of good quality of the plastic and does not feel cheap, the look however is glossy all around which is quite finger print catchy but may not get the scratches easily as it feels like it has a protection coating all around.

Camera and Internal Storage

The rear camera on the device is 16MP which has Auto Focus with LED flash, we took some photos in artificial light and they came out pretty good with good colors and nice amount of details can be seen in those photos. The rear camera is capable of recording a video at 720p and 1080p but the front 8 MP fixed focus camera is also not bad either as it can help you do a good HD video chat at 720p with video recording also possible at 720p. The internal storage of the device is around 16Gb out of which around 12GB was available to the user on the device we tested, but there is no support for memory expansion of this device so 32Gb version of the device makes more sense if you are considering it.

OS and Battery

The OS UI is completely customized which is based on the AMIGO UI ROM and this UI is responsive as well as we noticed while switching apps and home screen transitions, but it was definitely not as snappy as stock android could on this great hardware phone. The 2500 mAh battery is sealed inside as the phone as it is a Unibody device, but we really doubt whether this 2500 mAh battery will be sufficient for 5.5 inch Full HD display, we will let you know more once we do the full review of this phone.

Gionee Elife E7 Photo Gallery


Note: It comes in different 7 vibrant colors which includes Blue, Green, Yellow, White, Black, Pink etc.

Initial Conclusion and Overview

Gionee Elife E7 looks great in terms of hardware and benchmark scores and also it is quite decent on the build quality and design department and the price tag of Rs. 29,999 for the 32gb version is slightly higher for Gionee phone to sell as this is the most costly flagship phone they have launched till date in India however the 16gb version is priced at Rs. 26,999. Do let us know your thoughts on this through the comments section below, leave a comment what do you think about this new flagship phone from Gionee.

Abhishek Bhatnagar

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.View Author posts