Unveiling of new smartphone continues at the Mobile World Congress(MWC), and it just wont stop amusing us with what it has got installed for us. Gionee revealed its latest flagship phone from Elife series which is “ Gionee Elife S7 ”. It is a successor to the Gionee S5.5 and S5.1 smartphones. The Gionee Elife S7 will launch in Macau on March 18th and India on April 3 for €400 (Rs.45,000).
Design & Features
It is a premium phone made of aviation-grade alloy and a stainless steel sheet with nano-molding plastic making the phone solid and durable with no worry of bending in pockets like competitors’ slim products. which is just 5.5mm thin. It unibody design consists of Gorilla glass 3 on the front and rear. The body has grooved sides, something Gionee calls a U-shaped skeleton. It is a dual sim phone with 4G LTE capability. The 2,750mAh battery of the Gionee Elife S7 is aided by a number of power-saving features based on its research. It is powered by Mediatek’s new 64-but 1.7Ghz octa core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage.
S7 contains a 5.2” AMOLED screen with 1080p resoulution and 294ppi. Which means improved brightness,higher saturation, Its ACL technology is said to reduce the power usage by 25%. It uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect against scratches, which is always a bonus to have on any phone.
Software and Performance
On the software front, it is the first phone to come with Gionee’s new Amigo 3.0 user interface that is based on the latest Android 5.0 . The device is powered by MediaTek MT6752 chipset which is made up of a 64-bit processor with eight 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 cores and Mali-T760 GPU with 2GB of RAM. The HPM technology enables the processors to run at a high speed. So the performance on this phone would be smooth with very few lags here and there.
Photography has become an essential things for all the smartphone users. A great camera means a great phone and s7 is no exception here. It comes with a 13MP rear camera with Gionees new “image+” image processing system which enables the phone to capture 6 pictures in 1 second which is really impressive. Whats even more impressive is that it can capture a picture with only 500 milliseconds, and its focus time is only 300 milliseconds. On the front it has a 8MP selfie camera. The S7’s 8MP front camera incorporates intelligent Face beauty 3.0 technology with which the device can estimate peoples’ gender and age, and recommend the best over the face beauty effects for more natural selfie photos.
S7 offers superior sound quality with instinctive Hi-Fi standard sound system that features sound restorations. With the built-in tailor-made speaker and Smart PA, users can enjoy music accompanied by louder and richer sounds, bringing a home theater system like experience to an ultra slim phone with DTS audio enhancement.
The main thing that gionee has focused on this smartphone is its battery life. Gionee has added a lot of optimization to this phone for better battery life with its 2750MAh battery. The battery is non-removable. ACL technology used in its display reduces power consumption by 25%. There’s also a Dark theme, which further drops power draw by 30% compared to the default theme. A new sensor hub enables the CPU to wake up 20% less. Gionee estimates it has improved battery life by 32% and the phone should go for two days. Gionee has also include a extreme mode in case of emergencies, which restricts the phone features and gives 33hours of standby by freezing functions except calling and text messages to ensure basic communications on just 10% of battery. Clearly a lot of work has been put into this phone for a longer battery life. This phone has broken the stereotype that a thinner phone always has a poor battery life.