After much speculation, the Gionee Elife S7 smartphone was launched in the Indian market a few days back for a pricing of Rs 24,999. The handset that went official at the MWC 2015 tech show make use of a 64 bit octa core MediaTek processor and packs in several other enhancements under its hood. Here is a quick review on the smartphone for those who are interested in it.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Gionee Elife S7 arrives with a 13 MP main camera at its back along with autofocus, LED flash, Sony IMX214 sensor and support to record Full HD 1080p videos. Besides this primary camera, there is an 8 MP selfie camera for making video conferencing and clicking self portrait shots. These aspects make the device capable of clicking decent snaps and it is on par with the other offerings in its price bracket.

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The handset comes bundled with an ample 16 GB of native storage capacity that cannot be expanded further as there is no micro SD card slot onboard. Of course, 16 GB of storage is too low for the users to store all their content in the device.

Processor and Battery

The Elife S7 smartphone is equipped with a 1.7 GHz octa core MediaTek MT6752 processor with 64 bit processing support. It is further paired with 2 GB of RAM. This combination of chipset and RAM makes the Gionee smartphone capable of handling things efficiently without any clutter.

A 2,750 mAh battery powers the smartphone from within rendering a decent backup to the device. We expect this battery to last up to a day under mixed usage without any hiccups.

Display and Features

The Gionee Elife S7 is given a 5.2 inch Super AMOLED display. This screen features a FHD screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels translating to a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. In addition to the better clarity and color reproduction rendered by the panel, it is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection making it scratch resistant.

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Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Gionee Elife S7 is wrapped with Amigo UI 3.0.  The device is packed with connectivity aspects such as 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG. The device Hi-Fi level headphone and offers superior sound quality with the Hi-Fi standard sound system featuring sound restorations that render a home theater system experience to the slim smartphone measuring only 5.5 mm in thickness.

Comparison

The Gionee Elife S7 will be a challenger to the Huawei Honor 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy A7, OnePlus One and other devices in the similar price bracket.

Key Specs

Model Gionee Elife S7
Display 5.2 inch, FHD
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6752
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop with Amigo OS 3.0
Camera 13 MP/ 8 MP
Battery 2,750 mAh
Price Rs 24,999

What we Like

  • Ultra slim build
  • Impressive hardware

What we Don’t Like

  • No micro SD card for expandable storage

Conclusion

Gionee Elife S7 is a great smartphone that carries a decent set of specifications. The handset seems to be priced appropriately for its specifications on par with the other devices in the segment. The handset will be suitable for those who do not prefer expandable storage and can store all the content in the 16 GB of space provided by the device.