Gionee Elife E3 is another new offering from Gionee after Dream D1 which we had already reviewed, E3 on the other hand has removable battery and it has a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with a effective resolution of 720x 1280 HD resolution and powered with a 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor Cortex A7 and GPU on the device is Power VR SGX 544MP and comes with 1800 mAh battery.

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Gionee E3 Quick Specs

Display Size: 4.7 inch IPS LCD touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-core MT6589
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
Dual Sim: Yes (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
Camera: 8.0 MP auto focus camera.
Secondary Camera: 2.0 MP front-facing camera
Internal Storage: 16 GB with 14gb User available
External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
Battery: 1800 mAh battery
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Box Contents

Gionee E3 comes with in ear headphones with noise cancellation, USB to micro USB cable, USB travel charger, a transparent plastic case, two screen protectors, user guide, warranty card and the Handset with battery.

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Gionee E3 Hands on Quick Review [Video]

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

The build quality of Gionee E3 is exceptionally good and very light in terms of weight much as compared to the other phones in this price range, it comes in bright colors like red, blue and yellow. It has a matt finish back cover which feels really good in hands and gives a nice grip while holding the device. In terms of design its of the most thinnest device at only 7.9 mm thick which makes it the thinnest phone at the price of 15k approx. The Form factor is quite good it feels really light and portable to carry around with its light weight and screen size is appropriate does not feel very big or small.

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

It has got a HD display at 720 x 1280 which makes things really crisp and sharp and the viewing angles of the display are really good. The screen is also equipped with capacitive touch and multi-point (5 points) touch which is as sensitive as any other phone and the display is fairly visible while using the phone in sunlight. You have around 14 Gb available out of 16GB of internal storage and you can can expand the storage using 32 Gb SD memory card maximum.

Yes you can install apps in SD card as preferred install location can be set and it has 1 GB of RAM which was quite good to make phone faster we did not notice much lag while playing games or doing graphic intensive.  We got around 1 day or battery backup on the phone with moderate usage like browsing web, playing some graphic games, listening music around 15 minutes and watched few youtube videos, but it does lasted for a full day even with more heavy usage.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

It runs on android 4.1.2 out of the box and it should get 4.2 as well and that too through the over the air updates. The benchmarks scores we have got the following scores.

Benchmark Scores for Canvas 3D

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 4073
  • Antutu Benchmark: 13239
  • Nenamark2: 42.6 fps.
  • Multi Touch: 5 point.

The above scores are quite decent and we played some graphic intensive games like Dead Trigger, Asphalt 7, Need For Speed Most Wanted ran without any issues and we did not faced lag in graphics and the casual games like angry bird, temple run oz and subway surfer ran fine on this device.

Benchmarks and Gaming Review [Video]

Rear and Front Camera

The rear camera is 8MP auto focus supported is a good shooter in day light and macro mode photos were really good in day light and in indoor as well the colors in the photos were quite good and details in the picture for the objects were also quite good. The rear 8 MP camera can record HD Videos at 720p resolution and also at 1080p

8MP Camera Samples

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Sound, Video and Navigation

The sound from the loudspeaker and earpiece was loud and pretty clear, it can play videos at 720p and 1080p without any problem and navigation also worked using the assisted GPS so when you use GPS navigation make sure to turn on GPS EPO assistance and assisted GPs under location services.

Gionee E3 Photo Gallery

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Gionee E3 Unboxing + Full In Depth Review [Video]

Conclusion and Price

This phone very nicely designed looks kind of premium at an affordable price as compared to other devices, it is fairly light you do not feel the weight of it and really slim as well, comes with decent hardware which will be good enough for most of the graphic intensive games, its is better choice for those who would like to have a sharper resolution at adequate screen size which provide a better form factor than the other popular bulky phones in this price segment, it comes for a price of around 15,000 INR and worth this price as per features and hardware it has, we like this device as it is equally good compared to Micromax Canvas A116.

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