The Gionee Elife E7 and Elife E7 Mini Smart Phones were launched in India after the Elife E7 was made available in the Chinese market, and the Mini version was just leaked earlier, and comes as a surprise with the sudden appearance during the launch in India. Many of you might be curious to know the difference between both the devices from Gionee so that you can choose one from both. Let us get a brief review of both the Smart Phones. Below are the comparisons between both the devices.
Gionee Elife E7 that was announced last month, flaunts a spectacular 5.5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS touch screen display with One Glass solution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Whereas the Elife E7 Mini is the Mini version of this flagship model, sporting a 4.7 inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS capacitive touch screen display which is relatively smaller, giving a better option for customers wanting smaller screens.
Processor and Memory Comparison
The 5.5 inch beast is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor for its built in size, but the mini version of it runs on 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor. In terms of the storage, Elife E7 has two variants, one is the 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal memory and the other is 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal memory. The mini version has lesser RAM that is 1 GB and has 16 GB of internal memory. Gionee should have considered providing a better RAM under the hood of the Elife E7 Mini, as the users would expect to do a lot with the true octa-core chipset.
The Elife E7 comes with a 16 MP auto focus camera, with LED flash, capable of recording videos at 1080p and there is a 8 MP auto focus front facing camera. Something different and very much new in the Elife line is the 13 MP swivel (rotating) camera on the Elife E7 Mini which is capable of taking 1080p videos along with LED flash and autofocus. Further this camera can be used as both front and rear camera. This swivel camera was first seen in the Oppo’s N1, which was also 13 MP. So there you go, although a 16MP shooter is seen in the Elife E7, the E7 Mini can be called a better one as you have an optional 13MP for the front side too, with the camera swivel option.
Operating System Comparison
The Elife E7 is running the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with Amigo 2.0 UI and it is the same with Elife E7 Mini.
Gionee had introduced the Elife E7 with the 4G LTE connectivity option, while that is not there in the Mini version, although everything else is almost the same. The E7 Mini comes with the Dual-SIM connectivity, while the E7 can use just one SIM card.
The Elife E7 has a 2500 mAh built-in battery which cannot be removed, and this could not be very much helpful for long hours of usage, while just comparing this to the battery in the Elife E7 mini, that gets even worse, because the Mini has a 2100 mAh battery, which based on the specs, would be able to provide longer usage. But the actual usage might tell the real story.
The Elife E7 will be selling for INR 26,999 for 2 GB RAM variant and INR 29,999 for 3 GB RAM variant. The Elife Mini is hitting the Indian market at 18,999 and expected to be available by end of January next year.
These two smartphones are quite different in a lot of ways, and the design too isn’t any same especially because of the camera which can be rotated from the front to the back and vice versa in the Elife E7 Mini. Going with the different specifications and pricing given, we would still suggest users to opt for the E7 if the budget is really not a concern, because of the 1080p display, as well as a chipset from Qualcomm.