I do not want to make an exhaustive and a comparative review, many others have already done a good job!
Skimming the specs, which is pretty magnificent, I want to tell how good it feels to have this piece of Gionee in your hand. After all, that is what we want at the end of the day: the ABCD
Awesome over all performance, this phone has never had a glitch in multi-tasking nor has it ever conked off or frozen with heavy graphic apps usage. The quad core snapdragon and the 2 gig RAM sitting pretty well inside do not disappoint at all!
Battery: I can say it is one of the best ever a smartphone pretty well loaded can have. I have got a 92 hours backup on a full charge, of course when on standby. With normal calling, unrelenting use of 3G/ Wi-fi I still get a good 36-48 hours (heavy graphic gaming/ video playback apart)
Camera: in natural light the 16 mp camera captures good quality pictures and colours are vibrant. Low light shooting is a little dissappointing, Lumia 520 does a tad better at that!
Display: Its simply brilliant, Full HD has a good resolution and quite visible in bright sunlight. Kitkat should follow soon.
Cheers to the phone, your money is well spent if you are looking at a robust, stylish and one performer of a smartphone.
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.