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Gionee Elife E7 Mini Hands On, Initial Review and First Impressions

Gionee Elife E7 Mini has been shadowed by its big brother which is Gionee Elife E7 but even this device at this price of Rs. 18,999 offer you a great choice. This will be one of the most easily affordable Mediatek True Octa Core smartphone and can give a good fight to Lenovo Vibe X. Let us dig deep into its experience when it was used for the first time.


Gionee Elife E7 Mini Hands on Quick Review [Video]

Gionee Elife E7 Mini Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 4.7 Inches touch screen with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Mediatek True OctaCore
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Software Version: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP AF camera with LED flash help of swivel panel
  • Secondary Camera: same as mentioned above
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: No
  • Battery: 2100 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 – Yes, LED Indicator – no
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Design and Build

Gionee Elife E7 uses a 4.7 Inches of Display along with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (720p) which is decent but the viewing angles are not great. This can be viewed in the images posted below, the viewing angles are little hazy but the clarity is somewhat similar to what we have seen on iPhone 4 or 4S. The design of the body is exactly similar to what we saw in Gionee Elife E7, the square edges are not much familiar when we talk of Android devices. The back panel of Gionee Elife E7 Mini only had the branding and everything else was missing which was again usual.

Camera and Internal Storage

As we have seen from the images that primary camera and secondary camera is not differentiated from each other. This 13 MP camera is mounted on an axis at the top of the phone which can be rotated to be a secondary camera or the primary camera (the way you want it to be). As expected the Primary camera also has the support of LED Flash and auto-focus feature and the best part is that you can get both of these feature on the front camera feature also. The internal storage capacity of the device is 8GB and it may be disappointing to you that it cannot be further extended.

OS and Battery

The OS on which this phone operated is Android v4.2, which will be upgraded to the next Android v4.3 in the next update but not sure whether you will be able to see Kitkat on this device or not. The new UI skin for Android used on this device is Ameego UI which is something unique for the Gionee devices. This new skin is little bit slow because even Mediatek TrueOcta MTK6592 was not able to make it fluid. The battery strength of this device is good though it is not evident from the first impressions but still the 2100 mAh battery for the phone with this screen size is good enough. It is a unibody device which means that the battery cannot be ejected from the device.

Gionee Elife E7 Photo Gallery


Initial Conclusion and Overview

Gionee Elife E7 Mini is a scaled down version of Gionee Elife E7 which is pretty much evident from its looks. Ameego UI 2.0 is a new experiment for Gionee smartphones and this new concept of merging primary and secondary device into one is something very innovative done by them because it reduced the cost of production and also gave the customers a great experience when it comes to using a good secondary camera. So, at the price of Rs. 18,999 this will be a good device for the customers.


Abhinav Singh

Abhinav Singh, a software engineer who is very much interested in social engineering. He is responsible to manage all the social media profiles of Gadgets To Use. He also has a hobby of tracking new apps and gadgets and to share them with our readers as well.