Gionee ELife E6 Launched in the Philippines
Gionee is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that wants to get a big share of the local market. They have been actually already selling smartphones here since earlier this year but it’s only now that they’re starting to make a name for themselves. In a media event earlier this morning, they introduced their new flagship device, Gionee ELife E6. The phone’s internals, specs and features are pretty impressive and definitely deserving of the “flagship” title.
Gionee ELife E6 Spec Sheet
- 1.5GHz quad core Cortex A7 MediaTek MT6589T processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal memory, no expandable storage
- 5.0-inches Full HD LTPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) 441 ppi
- 13.0-megapixels rear facing camera with autofocus, back side illumination and LED flash
- Dual Mic Noise Cancelling Technology
- 5.0-megapixels front facing camera
- HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot
- GPS, A-GPS
- 144 x 69 x 7.7mm
- 2,020 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jellybean
The unibody design of the phone reminded us a lot of the iPhone 5S (which is a compliment). The device is well-crafted and the build feels exceptional and solid despite the polycarbonate material that they used for the chassis. The 5.0-inch Full HD display is also one of the nicest we’ve seen from Chinese brands and Gionee claims that you get 80% less sunlight reflection and 20% more brightness because of their Low Temperature Poly Silicon LCD technology.
In terms of performance we’re happy to report that we didn’t encounter any noticeable lag or slowdowns despite the 5.0-inch Full HD display. This maybe due to the generous serving of RAM (2GB) combined with the MediaTek Turbo processor.
Pricey at Php18,999? Gionee Doesn’t Think So
The Php18,999 price tag probably raised a lot of your eyebrows, hehe. Gionee said that it’s priced to compete not with local brands but with flagship devices of global players like Samsung and HTC. They basically want to offer the same level of tech and sophistication but at a lower price (but not as low as local brands).
We can’t make a judgement call yet on this one but we’ll definitely do our best to get our hands on a review unit soon.