Over the years the Indian tech market has witnessed the arrival of several entry level phone manufacturers. Some have survived the tide of competition while some were gone long before we even realized. Its yesterday that Elephone, a Chinese company has debuted in India with their G7. We can not yet say that whether Elephone is here to stay or not. All depends on the level of consumer satisfaction and user reviews. Looking into their key specs will provide us with more information for the final verdict. The phone has already gone on sale exclusively via the e-commerce site- Snapdeal for a Price of Rs. 8,888/-
The much talked about feature is the phone's thickness which measures at 5.5mm thickness. The G7 sports a 5.5 inch HD display(Phablet) with a screen resolution of 1280x720 pixels and with a 267ppi, thereby offering an amazing visual treat. With this range of thickness the phone allows you to perform functions with a single hand. The metal framed body protects your phone from serious damages during a fall.
The internals consists of 1.4GHZ MT6592M octa-core processor paired with 1 GB of RAM. The OS on which the phone is steered is Android 4.4 KitKat. The storage capacity is about 8 GB internal one and an external expandable memory of 64 GB using micro SD card.
Elephone G7 flaunts a 13 MP rear camera with 2.0 large aperture, complimented with an 8 MP front camera with a Skin care feature which makes your selfie pictures more beautiful and attractive.
Connectivity options include 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and dual-SIM card slots. With a 2,650mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough for 11 hours of talktime and up 100 hours on standby mode the phone is said to face some tough competition from other brands such as Xiaomi and Yu Yureka. The available color variants are Black, White and Gold.
Display - 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
Processor - 1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592M processor with Mali 450 GPU
Storage - 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory with micro SD
OS - Android 4.4 (KitKat)
SIM - Dual SIM
Camera - 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording and 8MP front-facing camera
Dimensions - 152x76x5.5mm; Weight: 156g
Connectivity - 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Price - Rs.8,888/-
Elephone G7 is certainly going to be in a very tough competition since India is highly famous for its tech enthusiasts. Elephone G7 has made a giant first step with the decision of marketing the phone exclusively via one of the leading e-commerce market- Snapdeal.
Regarding the details of G7, the reduced extra space on the phone makes both the phone and you feel lighter. Must say that the beautiful appearance is paired along with decent specs under the hood for this price range. Lack of a 4G network support and 1 GB RAM may seem to be a put off factor. Coming with a tagline which suggests to Keep expecting and be surprised lets hope we are in for more of interesting surprises from this debutant manufacturer.