I bought the Elife E7 in March 2014..It had awesome specs compared to High end phones out in the market. I used to boast about my phone all the time...It indeed felt like a superior built phone.
Last month I, i.e 3 month after the normal usage...I saw that there was a lag in one of the three Capacitive Menu keys at the bottom...i.e the back key...I had to press few times and at different points to get it to work..After sometime the LED light was off for the back key...
At first I took it for repair, but after finding out that it will take 15-20 days to get my phone back, (since it had to be sent to Delhi Service Centre) I refused to submit my phone..I thought, I can live with lagging back button with no led...At least all other features on phone worked great...
After few days I upgraded to Version 4.2.5. After that my phone started to show "UI stopped" error after reboot, sometimes it rebooted on itself...I thought maybe the upgrade was not proper thats why, am getting these errors..I was still okay..
Until, yesterday...the phone started to act really weird..Suddenly, I had hard time unlocking my pattern lock..Also, the apps icons /buttons were getting pressed automatically and the screen was crazily moving left and right..Lot of times, it did not respond to my touch..
I even tried to format my phone, did reset to factory, erase phone storage, but the problem still remained...It is very frustrating to see it go bad like that...
Now, definitely, I am taking this to Mumbai Service station in Khar on Monday...and get this fixed...
Hopefully, Gionee will replace my phone with new one , as it is only 4 months and there exists 1 yr warranty.
Vicky, 11 Jul 2014Is Elife e7 4g LTE enabled??vicky LTE is nt compatible .
how can I get pure stock android on this phone.??? which launcher or app??
anybody can suggest or solve this problem. If accidentally r anyhow time setting changed, the CALL LOG is missing for ever. We cant see even a call log of just a second before call. I m suffering a lot from this problem. plz tell me
This phone is very excellent. Excellent video quality and photos. Too fast brousing. Price is very reasonable.
1. Great Music Player (with headphone or bluetooth)
2. Good camera,
3. Decent battery life, about 36-48 hours, with moderate browsing, music, Video, call and some pictures.
4. relatively light weight
5. Very very fast processor and high memory, all apps are snap,
6. Very good gaming performance
7. Camera come up in snap, can click pictures very fast in good lights.
8. Good flip cover.
9. Nice screen guards.
10. Helpful NFC tags.
11. Great FHD screen with great viewing angles.
1. Contrast ratio is not as good as some AMLOED displays
2. Sound quality not up to the mark on the bundled earphones. Other headsets sound fantasic.
3. Front camera, 8 mega pixel, does not have FHD recording option.
4. AmigoUI is not that good with apple style apps.
5. No memory card option.
6. Non-removable battery.
7. No Video calling option.
8. Still running on Jelly bean.
Overall, it’s a very phone and worth your money.
Looking at alternative phones and after a lot of research and comparison, I finally decided to get an Gionee E7 for myself.
Now its been more than a month since I've been using Gionee E7, and its time to share my review with others, hoping it helps them make a decision.
Gionee E7 has been an awesome device. here I'm reviewing the features which I more frequently use.
I'm an avid gamer and playing processor intensive games is seamless on this device. I played Asphalt 8 and the graphics are very good and smooth. Touch response and screen resolution are very good, with vibrant colours.
Switching between tasks is seamless. While playing Asphalt 8, I could instantly jump to "home" screen, send a quick message and jump back to the game, without any delay/lag. This is especially useful when for eg, I need to keep reading from an email and keep typing details in a browser. I can open mortal combat and leave it open in the background while playing Asphalt and can switch over to mortal Combat without a hitch.
Navigation/positioning system is very impressive. With my older phone , it used to take anywhere between 2 to 10 minutes, to lock onto GPS and provide accurate positioning, and in some cases, it would fail as well. With Gionee E7, not even once have I faced this problem. Even in remote areas where GPS in my friends phones stopped working, my phone GPS would continue to guide accurately. Particularly useful for people who dont want to get lost :)
The camera is the best. Final pictures come out nicely both indoors and outdoors with low light too.
The battery is more than sufficient as it lasts more than a day and pretty long hours on heavy usage too.
All in all, a good device.
Buy it if you are a multi-tasking on phone, navigating in remote areas :) or even snorkelling,and have a OTB cable ready. And if you like my review, buy me a coffee :).
Quite a good phone
Let me write down the main points I have noticed.
The main thing I have noticed is that this phone runs smooth even if a lot of multi tasking is done. The 2GB ram helps this phone to perform. I always have around750 MB filled up therefore multi tasking and launching other applications does not pose a problem. On the other hand phones with 1GB ram installed, struggles.
I have accidentally drop tested it twice from chest height, and it is still intact.
For me the battery performs very good. With some usage, like games, videos, camera use, browsing, without power saving mode enabled, at the end of the day I will have around 40% charge left. Ofcourse it depends on your usage. This battery seems to be good for me. Battery is optimised to last more than a day.
The camera, with 16 mega pixels, is top of the mark. I was able to shoot some very good pictures in low light condition. It has a high quality sensor in a phone, and for photos I still rely on the dedicated camera. For all purposes this camera is pretty good.
The music player is good, you will have some equalizer control and the performance is pretty good.
This phone is working very good for me.
Nothing stands infront of this beast
Unpacking: This beast packed in a compact rectangular box you will find inside
1. Mobile phone with built in battery
2. Beautiful Flip cover not looks cheaper (Not a sensor type flip it is a normal cover)
3. Two good quality scratch guards(Don't try it yourself until you are professional)
4. Three NFC tags
5. User manual and warranty card
6. Earphones with mic control (Good sound output but not best)
7. Charger and data cable
8. Micro sim ejector pin
9. Surprise mobile stand for watching movies
This is complete package. You do not need to search for any extra accessories or pouch outside the box.
16mp rear camera and 8mp front camera. Camera and video shooting is very good. Front camera is just awesome no words. So far CAMERA is really really good for snap. It proves it as best camera.
First thing i done is installed Antutu benchmark application and ran it. I got around 34700 in first run . it constant and it beats Note 3 benchmark every time i ran. and the first boot the RAM usage out of 3gb is around 750mb. For a full hd display it is very minimal usage since this beast does not have bloatwares installed it consumes very less RAM on boot up. Even it has inbuilt Phone accelerator application. You can just shake your mobile to cleanup the process and cache files and also you can disable the unwanted boot up applications. Memory : 2890mb Total Ram capacity and Out of 32gb 22.54gb avail for phone storage and nearly 4 gb available for application install.
Processor: Qualcom Snapdragon 800 8974 2.2ghz - Krait 400 cpu and it is made of ARMv7-A quadcore processor. Nothing to say this processor is the beast at present market.
Adreno 330 gpu clocked at 450mhz . Everyone knows this is the fastest and high end gpu for smartphone available in marked at present which can handle any high end graphic intensive games smoothly. Installed GT Racing 2, Real racing 3, NFS most wanted, GTA Sanandreas, Virtual tennis, MC4 Zero hour all the above games are big games. All the games played at high graphics settings and played without any lags and butter smooth. All my friends amazed with the game graphics in full hd display which is near to PC graphics. It outperforms all the high end flagship mobiles.
This mobile have Full hd LTPS display panel. Really display colors are true and vibrant but not over saturated like samsung amoled displays. Watching videos and playing games on this mobile phone is just awesome . Everyone will look at your mobile. Touch reponse is way too good. Screen looks like pictures are popping out. Really good display. They have used new display technology JDI to improve the battery also. It plays all kind of formats by stock in full hd even 4k videos it plays butter smooth on mx player.
Very hopeless handset. Gets problem every time. Also very very poor support from customer care. The handset hang and get slower. I suggest not to buy this handset go for other.Because you may face same problem as I am facing
If you don't care about the big screen size, the non removable battery then this phone is your best bet.
The phone's design is beautiful. Its slim. Its made for shooting as Gionee claims. Has better hardware specifications at this price point, against phones of any other brands in the market.
This device also scores higher benchmarks against all flagship phones.
It is a very Good Smartphone with added smart functions, applications from Gionee.
Sound and Video quality is best as expected from a flagship Phone. Touch is awesome. Appreciated by one of my iphone user friend as well.
I would like to clarify on few people’s doubts on slowness issue that it is not a slowness issue, just UI problem. Install Go launcher and it starts like it .
If you're in agreement with what you just read then go ahead and get this phone in the next minute.
Have fun. Cheers!.
I recently purchased Gionee E7 after spending 2 months figuring out the best price for E7, I purchased it at the most competitive price in the market i.e. at 27,999/-. My friends recommended Gionee and I wanted to go with it, for 3 major reasons. (1) 3GB Ram (2) 2.2 Quad Core Processor and (3) Amazing price for a phone which otherwise would have cost upwards of 36+ with same specs if it’s Samsung, Sony or HTC. I am rough user and to tell u about the cell, it's an awesome cell. Good battery life, Good primary and rear camera, browsing experience is awesome, most of the basic applications are pre-installed. The feature i am disappointed with, is the no memory card support. Other than that, nothing to be disappointed over..Good movie watching experience with good clarity. It was a Great purchase. Very Happy with the cell performance. Hope this review with help you in shortening ur purchase options.
A real Gem from Gionee
I am using this phone from past 20 days and here is my experience with this phone.
1) Performance:The phone is butter smooth, there is no any lag while launching applications or switching between different applications.Also while playing games like temple run or subway surfs, you won't see any lag at all.
2)Display:The phone has HD IPS display.The display is very good and has great color saturation.But its not like Super AMOLED screen which is more colourful and bright.
3)Connectivity & Browsing: Wifi connectivity is not an issue for this phone.It performs well at significant distance also.And also a good browsing experience.
4)Camera :The camera (16 mp) quality is also great. Also there are a lot of options provided to take photo in different conditions..Its front camera is 8 megapixels which is good for selfies.
5)Battery Back up: It lasts for me for day & half after an hour of making some calls, an hour of gaming & an hour of web browsing for considerable time.The battery back up is great as compared other smartphones in same range.
6)Internal storage: is sufficient with OTG support.
If you want better android experience with better camera & decent screen size then go for it & you won't regret it.
Sean, 15 Jul 2014Can somebody tell me where to order or buy the Gionee ELife E7 32GB in green colour or atleast... moreAs far as I know , outta the 7 colours , only Black and White are available in India.
Which one to buy HTC Desire 816 or Gionee Elife E7 or Google Nexus 5
My priorities are (arranged on the basis of importance to me)
1) Best Sound Quality (Headphones & Speaker)
2) Awesome Display Clarity & tough Glass
3) Better Hardware & Software