Gionee Elife E8 hands-on: First look

First look

GSMArena team, 9 October, 2015.


Gionee has established Elife as its flagship series. This year, Gionee decided to go big with the new E8, and quite literally at that. The E8 is a big phone thanks to a new 6.0-inch QHD but it also packs in quite a lot of features, including a 24 megapixel rear camera, a fingerprint sensor, and an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor. All packed in a new metal body.

Gionee Elife E8

Yesterday, the company launched the device in India. We managed to get a quick hands at the launch event in New Delhi. Gionee is launching the phone in India at a rather steep price, where it will be facing tough competition from the likes of the OnePlus 2 and the new Moto X Style, both of which are cheaper. Let's see what Gionee has to offer.

Gionee Elife E8 at a glance:

  • Body: Metal frame + removable plastic back
  • Display: 6.0-inch, 2560x1440 resolution AMOLED
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795 with 2.0 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53, PowerVR G6200 GPU and 3GB RAM
  • Storage:64GB, expandable via the microSD card slot
  • Camera: 24 megapixels rear camera, OIS, phase detection autofocus, two-tone LED flash, 4K video recording
  • Selfie:8 megapixel front camera with autofocus
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, microUSB
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • OS: Amigo 3.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop

The E8 specs sounded more impressive back in June when it was first announced as the autumn lineup of flaghips wasn't announced back then.

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Gionee Elife E8 press pics

Nevertheless, it is still quite well spec'd, especially since it's priced way less than some of the other flagship devices. But specs are one thing. Let's see how well the phone does in real life.

Reader comments

  • Arda

This phone, or Condor A100 are the same, the same, everything you find in Gionee Elife you find it in Condor A100.

  • Arjun

What about its performance and it's camera quality any techy to clarify the doubt

  • pintu

Amazing phone ......