What to say? This is solid and very good phone. I've tried this phone from a friend and was interested in buying it for my own. The limited 16 GB memory on board with no option to expand it is the only drawback I feel.
I am not going to go into technical details as many has already talked about it. Rather I will mention some important points which may add onto others thought.
1. This is a nice size phone which goes into normal indian pockets. So that way it is comfortable.
2. The UI stumbles but other launchers help balance it. The smoothness of it is very very good. I am having an iPad but I feel that Jelly Bean 4.2 on Gionee E7 is "makkhan".
3. There is a feature which saves you battery like wi-fi spot not available, etc.
4. Smart gestures are a cool and must have feature.
5. It has NFC which can be used in future.
6. Play movies, games etc. and it has crystal clear screen clarity and the camera is capable of capturing stunning pictures.
Its a VFM product in my opinion.
I had an S3 before this,lost it while on beach(salt water!)
This phone's performance is butter smooth. Beats Samsung S3 on performance.
1.Good looking!,better looks than S3,but back cover is a magnet for finger prints,the rectangular shape is nice,and 5.5'' is a little big in size
2.Good audio quality,and loudspeaker isn't bad as said in gsm arena review
3.Good voice quality in calls
4.Nice battery backup,can easily survive a day,better than s3
5.2gb ram and a super processor,with even better gpu,beats S3 on that
6.Camera is the main highlight.
7.Games and apps work smoothly.
Gionee E7 rocks!!!!!
could u plsss heplpp me out........
i want to buy such phone as ...i can...findd any body....viaa navigatte location....
as we ..
as like mobile locator...of other mob no....like frnds...
plss help me out...
whr is ..going on ...my other frnd no.....is it any..smart phone featuress....
hello frnds i buy this phone a moth ago ,,,,and if i im not wrong i purchased a master piece in Android phone
just only waiting for it upgradation for kitkat android
like gionee s5.5
Seems Gionee India has forgotten to Update Android Kitkat 4.4.2 to their Flagship Phone Elife E7. Very poor Costumer approach...
i m waiting for it,in btwn 1 week in sha allah i will buy.thanks javed vai great sugstn.
Thumbs UP for this product!!!!!!!!
When I was planning to but a new phone, I had lots of confusions. Because I have never used an android phone before and also I am a great fan of Nokia phones.
But this time I planned to go for Android phones. I had lot of choices. But after reading lots of reviews, opinions from my friends, I filtered to some few phones.
Moto X, Xperia Z1 and Gionee E7. Now I have this great phone.
Before posting my views let me tell you this. I wanted to play heavy games and use a lots of apps that was missing from Nokia. I have migrated to a smartphone and this phone suits me a lot.
I am using it for past 1 month and I never experienced any lag or slowness. I hope they upgrade to latest android versions.
I am getting pretty much good battery backup.
With mobile data ON - more than 1 day when compared with my friend's Xperia Z1.
with wIfi ON - more that 1 and half days.
The Power manager mode in this phone is really great.
Easy to handle and smooth.
Camera is very nice with 16 MP.
Excellent Phone , worth the money
Although the one good thing i liked about this phone is its screen clarity.
Believe me, its truly HD. Plays Full HD movies without a single lag.
Specially made for game lovers.
My previous phone was Xperia Neo V. The processor speed compared to that is awesome.The phone is really really fast.
Looks are good too.
Its been 1 week i've been using the phone. My 3G will be ON 24 hrs a day and battery lasts for more than a day with normal usage.
One other thing is its speaker volume. It is a bit less compared to my previous phone.
Get a good headset like skull candy or sennheiser coz you dont a clear sound with the bundled earphone.
And when you play high graphic games it gets heated up a bit, which is natural in any phone.
I dont feel these are very big drawbacks.
So if you are planning to get a phone in less than 30k range.
Then GO FOR IT.
Worth Every Penny!!
I have been using the Gionee E7 for almost 3 months now, and I guess the experience qualifies me to write a review for all potential buyers of this phone. First off, I’d like to say that this phone is EXEMPLARY considering the price you’re getting it at.
Software: The phone has Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Amigo which is the not latest version of Android. This becomes apparent as you use the phone, everything is quite intuitive and no lags. The user interface looks and feels good, and one always has the option to tinker with launchers (I’d suggest Nova Launcher Prime). I have to add some extra bits about the user interface now.
Engine: The phone comes with a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait CPU, 2GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset. Now this was the benchmark on devices released towards the end of last year and beginning of this year currently found on many flagship devices at premium costs. Based on usage, this phone functions perfectly and if you are into heavy gaming, it will not disappoint you.
Design: Although it’s not exceptionally designed, this is a phone that is pleasing to the eyes and hands. Build quality is really good, much better than some premium brands, but not Apple or HTC level. The shiny design on the back is nice, but beware, its prone to scratches and cracks. The phone has Gorilla Glass 3 up front but a screen guard is advisable.
Camera: The camera I must admit was an exception on this phone. After having used the cameras on iPhone 5 and HTC One X, I was left amazed by the quality of pictures. The phone takes good pictures. It takes good HDR pictures too.
Battery: This could be a sore point for those of us who’re on 3G plans. On heavy usage, my phone lasts between 8-11 hours on a full charge. But if you switch to using only 2G networks and use it minimally, it can go up to 15 hours on a full charge. When you check your battery status you’ll see that the screen takes up a lot of juice. One way to combat this is to set your brightness low, or put it on Auto. The battery cannot be replaced.
Overall, I’m very impressed with this phone and I’d recommend it without blinking an eyelid, because although this phone is not perfect, for that price, this is as close to perfection as it gets!!
mj, 05 Aug 2014I am confused between xperia z, micromax canvas gold and gionee elife e7. Which one to buy. Pl... moreThis is my first review, I was a sony xperia z user but today I sold it because of its high battery drainaz and it get too hot when using, its camera is not good enough also,camera looks like 8mp camera, screen is not scratch proof. I am so disturb about sony. So think before Buy it.
i want to buy a good phone... friends .. please .. let me know,, which phone i should buy.. elife e7, or micromax canvas knight,, or mi 3..
Addy, 12 Aug 2014Pls guys tell me how to use videocall in e7 pls i m waiting for ur response...pls tell me....Andy, sorry to disappoint, but this phone does not support video call through network. Apart from that no dual sim, non-removable battery, and video does not feature anti-shake.
Gionee E7 was my very good choice
1] very handy,
2] GREAT music,
3] sufficient battery life( it lasted for around 36 hours for given conditions, low brightness, simple wallpaper, stupid apps blocked access to internet, whatsapp on whole day, one hour of music daily using earphones, moderate video played, internet browsing using chrome for around 45 minutes, Games for an hour, an hour on calls)
4] awesome touch sensitivity
5] great speaker phone sound
6] BEST thing is the phone has power manager to save power
7] reliable phone if you want to use it for 3 to 4 years
8] customization icons in menu screen and good short cuts
Over all experience
Happy with interface, battery life better than other phones, good browsing experience
Top notch performance and beautiful design blended in a beast.
Battery lasts a full day,Hanging was never a issues,camera quality best in class,processing best on class and for User Interface,no issue,it's very good,highly customisable and never lags because you always have 64% RAM remaining at multitasking also.
The only con I think is 4.4 update is taking time.
I would start with my own experience of Mobile Phones. I am some one who invests his hard earned money in a product which lasts for long and gives no complaint during the period the product was being used. That is why I preferred mobile phones with keypads as those are good in battery life and can be maintained easily.
Last year I bought a handset for an mount of Rs. 20,000/- of one of the best selling mobile phone company in India. The phone in the initial period of around a month showed no issues. But with the start of 3rd month the phone started to hang and could not run simple applications and to make it simple I would share that I was never a gaming person, still it would hang. I sold it off the very week these issues increased.
Since then I have been surfing internet and was in search of a mobile phone which is worth the money I would spend. Initially my budget was of Rs.25000/ at the maximum but during my search, which was for around 5-6 months, I came across handsets which were a bit more than Rs 25000/- but were best in terms of the features they carried in them.
In the end my search ended with two options
1. Nexus 5
2. Gionee Elife E7
I found that the cost of Elife E7 was quite competitive as for an amount of Rs. 24000 one can easily get 16 GB hard disk with 2 GB Ram and for another Rs. 2500-3000/- one could easily get 32 GB hard disk with 3 GB ram. Where as for the Nexus 5, also currently available in both 16GB and 32GB variants, the cost is Rs. 28,999 and Rs. 32,999, respectively.
Remember that now a days a normal laptop with 500 GB hard disk carries 4 GB ram.
Now speaking of features, my elder brother who uses nothing else but I-phone himself got very much impressed by the camera of Elife E7 which worked awesomely during night and gives very awesome pictures during the day, especially the HDR feature. My cousin who is an avid gamer had WRB Real Steel game on his tab and complained how long it takes for the game to start. But once the game was downloaded on Gionee Elife E7 it worked quite fast as if you are playing a game (fifia) on Sony Play station.
It is not that Nexus does not has a good camera but mind it Elife E7 camera is at par with I-Phone 5S.
The Mother board on Elife E7 handset is fitted with powerful 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor which is more than enough for day today work. Whereas Nexus 5 has a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU with Qualcomm's MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. which though not slow but as compared to price with respect to feature is just amazing.
Then there is facility of USB On The Go which helps in transferring/accessing data directly from a USB.
There are 2 drawback with Gionee Elife E7 which I would not call major ones.
1. Gionee's, for Elife E7, own NAVI launcher is a bit slow, but this can be sorted out by using THIR PARTY APPs (launchers) like Next launcher (1 I am Using and it is working quite good), Comet launcher etc.
2. The Phone runs on Kit Kat 4.2.2 as of now but in the time to come the company will bring in Kit Kat 4.4 and hopefully another drawback will be out.
After a period of around 5-6 months I decided and opted for Gionee Elife E7 which was not less than Nexus in any term as far as technical specifications are concerned.
I hope my review was helpfull.