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The nation Chief Executive Officer flying right into the phase on ropes, the head of state entering on a heavyweight motorbike as well as a TV show host getting on the phase with the assistance of (again) ropes. This is just how Gionee rolled their Elife S7’s launch event, reminding me of Samsung’s gimmicky launch events before the Galaxy S6 occurred. It was enjoyable nonetheless.

The Elife S7 is the successor to the Elife S5.5 which was received with excellent testimonials, especially for its slimness as well as electronic camera. Continuing with its toughness, Gionee has actually once more focused on the phone’s image taking capacities and its bodily layout. We were given a hands-on demonstration of the phone after the occasion mored than as well as – visually speaking – the phone looked really good!

Full specifications

  • 5.2″ Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p
  • 13.0 MP rear cam and also 8.0 MP front-facing camera
  • 16GB of integrated memory, no SD card support
  • Dimensions: 139.8 mm x 67.4 mm x 5.5 mm
  • Runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, with Gionee’s AMIGO OS
  • MediaTek Octa-core 1.7GHz CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2700 mAh battery
  • Supports Twin SIM, both LTE capable


Through-out the keynote, Gionee yapped about the phone’s ‘high quality’ by playing making-of video clips as well as facts concerning the manufacturing process, for instance how they alter their reducing blades every 75 phones. And also after holding the phone genuine, I could confirm this holds true. The corners are less sharper this moment as well as phone really felt terrific to hold.

One handed usage of this phone, nevertheless, is visiting be a little a lot more unpleasant than various other similar phones with large displays, many thanks to its big vertical bezels, which could possibly have additional been reduced considering that the Elife S7 now utilizes software program switches unlike its previous phones. You can safely ignore my viewpoint if you’re comfortable with big phones, which I am not. As a Nexus 4 individual (Obligatory: applaud Duarte!), I hate this new trend of ever before expanding measurements of flagship phones.

Overall, I located this phone to be a lot more ergonomic than Gionee’s previous flagship S5.5.


Another term that Gionee maintained stressing on throughout the keynote was ‘slim’, by boasting about the phone’s slim skeletal system style, slimmer camera components and a level, non-protruding camera. The phone is indeed slim. At just 5.5 inches, it is just one of the slimmest phone cash could buy and yet it takes care of to includes a 2,700 mAh battery which until now sounds excellent. I’ll hold my viewpoints regarding its actual electric battery life till we are able to use the phone extensively.

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Another feature that might be a big advantage to the phone is its air conditioning capabilities. Gionee claims that the Elife S7’s max temperature is near 10 degrees lower than other phones– which is massive. Every single smartphone I have actually owned has actually leaned to heating up issues, especially my Nexus 4 which I despise utilizing throughout summer seasons, many thanks to its glass physical body. And the current fiasco concerning HTC’s M9 overheating concern recommends that this is something that suppliers are still having a hard time to address. If you’re able to deliver this Gionee, consider me seriously impressed.

However, it’s hard not to discover that it looks noticeably much like flagship phones from Xiaomi as well as Sony. It coincides piece with rounded corners. When you craft a crown jewel phone, it’s your work to make its style so distinct that individuals can identify it instantly– as well as this is certainly not the instance with Gionee. One could assert that it’s challenging to develop phones that look one-of-a-kind as well as totally other than others, but Motorola, HTC and Apple wish to disagree. Even Samsung, a company extensively accused of copying from Apple, has ultimately provided its most recent Galaxy S6 Side an one-of-a-kind design.

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The Elife S7 makes use of a new variation of the firm’s skin, Amigo OS 3.0 (Wait, ‘OS’? Someone needs to describe them the difference in between an ‘OS’ as well as a ‘skin’). Just before I continue with the phone’s software, I have to specify that my views are based on an extremely brief hands-on experience with the phone and also on the main video Gionee played to exhibit its brand-new features.

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It’s probably the worst place of the phone.

It’s a duplicate of the popular MIUI that works on Xiaomi phones and also like other every skin from a Chinese or a South Asian country, it teems with unusual styles as well as brilliant colors thrown anywhere. That’s nothing. What’s even worse is that a ‘Smart Memory Cleaner’ is one of the largest functions of Amigo OS. I imply c’mon Gionee, what type of phone you have built that requires a memory cleaner to be able to run efficiently? It’s a well well-known point that making use of a memory cleaner could really be bad for your phone (unless you’re making use of a low-end gadget which is truly short on RAM, which the Elife S7 is NOT).

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Of course, my total review of the software program place may alter when I use the phone. Parts like the software’s ability to process photographs taken by the camera equipment are likewise necessary as well as I’m actually hoping they excel. I likewise want Gionee had provided much more storage space in the phone. We have been viewing 16 GB smartphones given that ages as well as it’s concerning time this changed.

TL, DR: Great hardware, potentially bad software.

The Elife S7 will certainly retail for Rs. 25,000 when it is launched. Expect a detailed testimonial of the phone once we receive an evaluation device from the company. Meanwhile, you could come by questions if you have any sort of concerning the phone in the comments section.

Fun truth: The main video clip showcasing attributes of Amigo OS also uses a screenshot of Google Maps for iOS. Screenshot.