The various ranges of products by Gionee has given a tough time to all brands in the Indian android market ranging from Sony, Samsung, LG etc. But now with this model, they have taken a toll on even the value for money phone makers like Karbonn and Micromax. Although the brand is well established in China, it is now trying to carve a space for itself in India also.
Gionee Elife E7 Mini Price
Gionee has priced its brand new miniature phone at Rs 18,999. It is power-packed just like its elder sibling but comes with a smaller display. 13 MP swivel camera, Android 4.2 with a layer of the Amigo 2.0, dual-SIM support with support for 3G connectivity, 4.7-inch screen with a 720 pixels display and pixel density that goes up all the way up to 312 ppi, what else does one want from a phone?
Gionee Elife E7 Mini Features
Coming in very glossy light blue and light pink colors, the Elife E7 mini comes in a uni-body design like the other two models – the Elife E6 and Elife E7. It takes a cue from both of the other phones, and features the flat sides (left and right) like the Elife E6, and the slightly curved top and bottom similar to the Elife E7. It is made out of plastic but it does not feel cheap. It is smooth and good to hold, and comes pretty light in weight.
Gionee Elife E7 Mini Camera
The sides of the phone include SIM-slots, and power and volume keys made up of chrome. The lower panel resides a micro USB port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The rotatable 8-megapixel camera with flash light is present at the top, which looks similar to the camera on the Oppo N1. The swivel camera module might look interesting, but adds to the vulnerability considering that a movable part on a phone is usually prone to damages, and wear and tear. The camera works decent under ambient lighting conditions.
Gionee Elife E7 Mini Specifications
Powered by the 1.7GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 SoC and 1GB of RAM while supporting a 4.7-inch screen with a 1280×720 pixel display, The Elife E7 Mini runs on Amigo 2.0 OS which is a modified version of Android 4.2.2 OS. It is heavily customized and has lots of features but it might disappoint some fans of the stock Android interface. It flaunts an edge-to-edge running 4.7-inch HD (720p) display, which is vibrant, produces colors well, is subtle to eyes, and offers good viewing angles without being much reflective. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage. The only drawback that I could find was that the storage cannot be expanded further. Connectivity options include support for dual-SIM as well as the standard features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS/AGPS.
The phone also looks quite good and has better build quality then most of the smartphones that it would be competing. It will be interesting to see how it performs in the Indian market, since Gionee has already announced that they have plans to become the number one handset maker in India within 5 years.