Gionee Elife E5 Benchmarks

Gionee Elife E5 Benchmarks

Gionee launched the Elife E5 in India back in July. We brought you the unboxing of the device last week. Here we have the benchmarks of the device. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek 6589T processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. Since this has a faster processor, the scores would obviously be better than the MT6589 chip clocked at 1.2 GHz present in the Elife E3 that we reviewed back in June. It has a 4.8-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED Plus display and runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean). Let’s find out how this compete with other devices in range of synthetic benchmark tests. Continue reading “Gionee Elife E5 Benchmarks”

Gionee Elife E5 Unboxing and First Impressions

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The trend in today’s Indian market is cheap Android Smartphones. Many companies like Micromax and Karbonn have successfully built huge businesses over this specific concept, however there are always compromises to be made. Most devices that land in the Indian market are re branded low cost Smartphones from across the border in China. Shenzen is a hub of countless number of companies that are mainly contract manufacturers and often end up offering really low cost, and thereby low quality phones. But some of them really stand out, like Meizu, Xiaomi, Oppo and the new entrant in our list of impressive Chinese companies – Gionee. The Elife E5 has inspired us to think beyond and acknowledge the fact that excellent phone makers exist, irrespective of the market they are from.

We unboxed the Elife E5, one of the company’s recent releases in the Elife range, and found it really nice. Here is a video of us talking about the box contents and the device itself, go past the break for our complete impressions.

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Gionee P2 with 4-inch display, dual-core processor, Android 4.2 launched for Rs. 6499

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Gionee has launched P2, a new Android smartphone and the successor of the P1 in India. The Gionee P1 that was launched back in April had a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen display. This has 4-inch WVGA display, powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-coreMediaTek MT6572 processor with Mali 400 GPU and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. Continue reading “Gionee P2 with 4-inch display, dual-core processor, Android 4.2 launched for Rs. 6499”

Gionee GPad G3 with a 5.5-inch display coming soon

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Gionee GPad G3, successor of the GPad G2 is coming soon says Gionee. The company shared an image of the device on their Facebook page, saying that it would come with a 5.5-inch display. It did not reveal the display resolution or any other details. According to rumors the phone is expected to come with a 5.5-inch (854 × 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The rear camera is likely to be downgraded to 5-megapixels and the front-facing camera would be downgraded to 0.3-megapixels. Continue reading “Gionee GPad G3 with a 5.5-inch display coming soon”

Gionee GPad G2 Review

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Gionee GPad G2 is the successor of the original GPad from Gionee that was launched in India back in May. The GPad 2 is considerably a big improvement over the original GPad with a better display, better processor, more RAM and better front facing camera. The Gionee GPad 2 falls into the mid-range phablet market in terms of pricing and features. Lets check out how it performs.

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Gionee Elife E6 Hands On

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As Gionee enters the Indian smartphone market, the only thought that crosses everyone’s mind is that here is yet another ‘Chinese’ smartphone maker here to peddle mediocre products with negligible after sales support. When the company invited us to visit its manufacturing facilities, we jumped on the opportunity to see what actually goes on behind the scenes. However that is a story for another day as today we’ll check out Gionee’s upcoming flagship product.  Continue reading “Gionee Elife E6 Hands On”

Gionee Elife E3 gets an OTA update in India, adds new camera features, new apps and more

Gionee launched the Elife E3 in India back in May. We reviewed the device last month that runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean). Gionee has announced that they have started rolling out a over-the-air (OTA) update for the device. This update doesn’t upgrade the Android version but brings new Camera features including new modes picture clear, best picture, muli-angle shots and beauty effects. This also adds online wallpaper, support for Indian cities in the weather app, new du batter and  Gionee Xender apps. Continue reading “Gionee Elife E3 gets an OTA update in India, adds new camera features, new apps and more”

Gionee Elife E6 with 5-inch 1080p display announced, coming soon to India

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Gionee has finally announced the most expected Elife E6 at an event in China just now. The Elife E6 packs a  5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display based on one-glass solution (OGS+) technology, powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6589T processor and runs on Amigo ROM Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with f2.2 wide angle lens, BSI sensor, LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f2.4 wide angle lens. The phone is 7.9mm thick and has just  2.54mm thin bezel around the display. It weighs just 128 grams. It has DTS surround sound technology and has dedicated Yamaha audio chip for enhanced audio experience. Continue reading “Gionee Elife E6 with 5-inch 1080p display announced, coming soon to India”

Gionee Elife E5 with 4.8-inch HD display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor launched for Rs. 19999

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Gionee has launched the Elife E5, the company’s latest smartphone in the Elife series. It has a 4.8-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED Plus display, powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean). It packs a 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with BSI sensor, LED flash, 1080p HD video recording and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with wide angle lens for better imaging. Continue reading “Gionee Elife E5 with 4.8-inch HD display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor launched for Rs. 19999”

Gionee Elife E6 with 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13MP camera coming soon

Gionee Elife E6 teaser

Gionee has started teasing their upcoming Elife E6, successor of the Elife E3 on their Facebook page. The company’s flagship smartphone in the Elife series would feature a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and come with a 13-megapixel rear camera. According to the website mtksj, the phone has a Mediatek MT6589T processor with 357 MHz PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Continue reading “Gionee Elife E6 with 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13MP camera coming soon”

Gionee CTRL V4 with 4.5-inch display, quad-core processor, Android 4.2 launched for Rs. 9999

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Gionee has launched the CTRL V4, successor of the CTRL V3 in India. It has a 4.5-inch (854 ×480 pixels) FWVGA capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera. It comes with  YAMAHA 168 music system for enhanced audio experience, inbuilt Protection Software and has dual SIM support with dual standby. Continue reading “Gionee CTRL V4 with 4.5-inch display, quad-core processor, Android 4.2 launched for Rs. 9999”

Gionee Elife E3 Review

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Indian smartphone manufacturers have improved their game significantly over the past few months. On the forefront alongside its contemporaries is Gionee that has been introducing some truly compelling hardware. We were quite pleasantly surprised by the Gionee Dream D1 that we reviewed some time back and were hence quite excited when the company passed us the Elife E3 to check out. What do we think about the handset ? Read on to find out more. Continue reading “Gionee Elife E3 Review”

Gionee Elife E3 Benchmarks


Gionee launched the Elife E3, the company’s latest Android smartphone last month. We brought you the photo gallery of the device  recently. Here we have the benchmarks of the device. The phone has a 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor with PowerVR SGX 544 GPU and runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean). We have seen lot of smartphones with a similar chip recently. Let’s see how this performs when compared to other quad-core Android smartphone in the similar range. Continue reading “Gionee Elife E3 Benchmarks”

Gionee GPad G2 Photo Gallery

Cashing in on the popularity of giant sized Android phablets, Gionee has introduced a new entrant in the field called the GPad G2. We’ve got our hands on the behemoth with a 5.3 inch screen and decided to bring you a photo gallery while we put it through its paces.

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The GPad G2 is powered by a 1.2 Ghz quad core processor that is paired with 1 GB of RAM. The screen has a resolution of 960×540 and is called a True Color display.We’ll have more on this in our review. At the back of the phone there is an 8MP camera that can capture 720p video. The complete specifications include :

  • 5.3-inch (960 × 540 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor with PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
  • 8 MP auto focus camera with LED Flash, 720p HD video recording
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and aGPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB
  • 3000 mAh battery

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The Gionee GPad G2 is priced at Rs. 13,990 and is now shipping. Check out our photo gallery below. Do let us know if you’d like to know anything specific about the phone while we work to bring you the review.

Gionee Elife E3 Photo Gallery

Indian Android smartphone manufacturer, Gionee recently unveiled its new device called the Elife E3. The USP of the phone is its slim shell while still packing in a significant amount of features. The phone is powered by a 1.2Ghz quad-core Cortex A7 processor and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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