Elife E7

Exclusive : Gionee Elife E7 Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update OTA Available Now

Gionee Elife E7 was announced in 2013 and was made available in India later that year. The smartphone came out of the box with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. As all the devices from Gionee, even the E7 has the company’s own Amigo UI on top.The KitKat update to this device is now available over OTA. Recently we got our hands on the developers ROM and which seems to be pretty much stable. We have flashed this ROM on our E7 and tested it for a week. Here are the highlights of the new features.

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User Interface

With Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, the new version of Amigo UI called Amigo V3.5.2.e comes pre-installed, which is the 3rd iteration of its user interface (UI) skin. New Amigo UI doesn’t feature a separate app launcher. Instead, the app icons are merged with the home screen, similar to the old version of UI.

Gionee’s pre-installed apps

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With new update, Gionee’s app such as Color, Amigo Paper has been retained, and the Phone Accelerate, Power Manager, and Traffic Assistant has been clubbed in “System Manager” Folder.

3rd party Apps

Gionee Elife E7 comes with many third party apps including UC Browser, Facebook, Twitter, NQ Mobile Security, WhatsApp, BBM, Saavn music app, Yahoo Cricket, WeChat, and Kingsoft Office.

With latest KitKat update, Gionee has reduced the number 3rd Part apps. You will get Whatsapp, Hike, BBM, Saavn music app, Kingsoft Office and AnTuTu Benchmark apps pre-installed. Gionee has stuck to the UC Browser as the default browser.

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Here is the list of major changes done for the Gionee Elife E7 –

  1. Shake and delete: Added function that delete all recently opened applications just by shaking the device.
  2. Around 23 new desktop effects.
  3. Fixed random SMS unread icon issue.
  4. Updated UC Browser with optimized UI and page loading effects.
  5. Updated GioneeXender for optimized performance and further improved the linking success rate.
  6. Updated Kingsoft office for more efficient work and study related operations.
  7. Updated GioneeXender for optimized performance and further improved the linking success rate.
  8. Updated Game Zone with a new UI interface design.

In our one week of usage, we have noticed the improved battery and camera performance. You can check our detailed review and Camera samples of Elife E7. Let us know in comment section, what do you think about Android KitKat update.

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