The Gionee Elife E8 is finally launched in India for the price of Rs. , and it comes power packed with great specs, which includes a 2K display, and a great camera combination. But there are several smartphones currently that offer great specs for the price, so Elife E8 won’t be the only choice for many to purchase.
Below, we discuss about this new flagship, and let you know whether the Elife E8 is an ideal choice for users, or does it miss something that the users might be needing after paying that amount. Here are the most frequently asked questions, and the pros and cons of the Gionee Elife E8.
Which processor is powering the device?
The Gionee Elife E8 comes packed with a Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 processor, which is an octa-core 64-bit chipset clocking at 2.0 GHz. Along with it is the IMG G6200 GPU at 700 MHz, and 3GB of RAM is provided as well.
Can the camera record 4K videos and slow motion videos?
Yes, the 24-megapixel camera on the back of the device can record 4K videos, i.e. at 3840 x 2160 pixels. But at the same time, it is not possible to capture slo-mo videos using the Elife E8 camera, as there is no software feature given in the camera app for the same.
How is the fingerprint sensor on the Elife E8?
The fingerprint sensor on the Elife E8 isn’t that great, though it recognizes well and the claims were great too. The setup was a little slow, since the sensor wanted you to push the finger on to cover the entire area, and it took a while to register the fingerprint for the first time.
Once done with that, the sensor worked pretty well. But since recently we used the Honor 7 and the OnePlus 2, it felt better on both of those devices when compared to the Elife E8.
Does the Gionee E8 support USB OTG connectivity?
Yes there is support for USB OTG connectivity, and we could quickly transfer files to the OTG drive once connected. To remove the OTG drive once it is connected, you need to tap on the option on the notification panel.
How much is the storage available to the user and is there a MicroSD card slot?
The actual ROM given in the Elife E8 is 64GB in which about 52GB is available to the user. Though, for those who feel this isn’t enough, the phone comes with a MicroSD card slot as well for the storage expansion.
What are the 4G LTE bands supported by Elife E8 in India?
The LTE bands supported by Elife E8 from Gionee in India, include TDD B38, 39, 40 and 41, and FDD B1, B3, B7 and B20 bands.
What are the sensors included in the Elife E8?
The sensors included are Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity sensor, Compass, Light sensor as well as the new fingerprint sensor.
Is the Elife E8 Snapdeal exclusive or is it exclusive with them only for online sales?
This phone won’t be available even in the offline markets, and only Snapdeal is going to sell it online. So if you are someone looking to purchase one, you have only one source to get it from – Snapdeal. This is the first time Gionee has launched something with a limited exclusive seller.
Are there any gesture features available in the phone?
There are a lot of gesture features available in the Gionee Elife E8, and here they are as follows.
- Smart Dial: Pick up the phone close to the ear, and the contact number will be dialled automatically.
- Smart Answer: Pick up the phone to the ear to answer the call automatically
- Pause Alarm: Flip back the phone to pause the on-going alarm
- Black screen gestures: Draw a pattern to access menu quickly when the screen is turned off
- Smart vibration remind: Phone vibrate to remind about unread messages or missed call notification in sleep mode
- Smart bright screen: The front camera checks that you are viewing the screen, and it keeps the screen active
- Double click wake: This is the double tap to wake feature, where tapping twice on a turned-off screen will turn it on
There are a few Touchless wake-up gestures included as well.
- Air gesture: Wake up the phone by waving the palm over the phone in sleep mode
- Touchless unlock: Unlock the display by just waving hand over the phone
- Touchless desktop control: Wave the palm over the phone to slide the desktop and slide to unlock and view wallpaper
- Touchless image browsing: Wave the palm to switch to the next one, when viewing images
- Touchless video control: Playing video, pausing, and controlling volume by waving palm
Is there any LED notification light on the Elife E8?
Yes, there is a notification light and it can be toggled on/off for charging and notifications. Whenever the phone has low power, a red notification light shows up, and whenever the phone is charging, the LED light is continuously ON. The notification LED also flashes when there are unread notifications, missed calls or messages.
Are there any power saving modes available in the device?
There are two power saving options available in the Gionee Elife E8, and these include the following.
Normal mode: This uses the dark theme, and it also restricts the background apps without permissions, and other power consuming options like Bluetooth, GPS are also stopped.
Extreme mode: This is a completely compromised interface, where the user will be only able to access phone, contacts, messaging and clock. It will be a minimalistic desktop view that will be available to the user in Extreme mode.
What are the pre-installed apps included in the Elife E8?
The pre-installed apps include the Google apps, Theme Park, Amigo Paper, GameZone, System Manager, WPS Office, DU Battery Saver, Gionee Xender, Touchpal 2015, DU Speed Booster, Twitter, Sound Recorder, Mobile Security, Notes, and games include Spider Man Ultimate Power, Bubble Bash Mania, Asphalt Nitro and Real Football 2014.
Gionee Elife E8 Pros
Great cameras, both front and back
Display quality is good
Good storage options
Gionee Elife E8 Cons
Large in size, not easy to hold
Fingerprint setup was not easy
Amigo OS has a lot of bloatware