Gionee Elife E8 Quick Review: First Impressions and Features

Gionee is back once again with its flagship device for this year, Gionee Elife E8. The phone is powered by MediaTek MT6795 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. But what’s make this phone special, we’ll let you know in a bit. Don’t worry, we’ll keep this short and simple.

Design and Display

Gionee Elife E8 is a little on the bulky side and its massive 6 inch AMOLED QHD display with a 491PPI doesn’t really help to use the phone with one hand convenient. Nevertheless, they display does live up to the standards of being a flagship. It also sports a fingerprint scanner on the back which takes 0.5 seconds to recognize your print and is 99% accurate.


Gionee really emphasized on the camera aspect of the device which makes quite sense considering camera photography has really entered the mainstream era. Gionee Elife E8 sports of 24MP camera at the rear, which Gionee claims can scale your images up to 120MP through software optimization. We’ll know for sure once we get our hands on the device. The phone has fastest focus speed on the planet ranging from 0.08-0.2 seconds while the shutter speed also doesn’t disappoint at 0.3 seconds. Also, the lens is made of up of Sapphire crystal and the phone uses 6P tailor made lenses. Some other features that the rear camera possesses include second generation OIS, true tone flash, PDAF technology and close loop, super zoom, real HDR, real night mode, magic focus 2.0. The phone supports an 8MP front facing camera too.

Battery Life and Storage


Gionee Elife E8 rocks a 3520maH battery with features such as Power Consumption Management and Fast charge which can charge your phone from 0 to 100 percent in less than 2 hours. For your storage needs, the phone has 64Gigs internal memory which is expandable to 128GB through a micro SD card slot.

Operating System and UI

The company has updated its UI and calls it Amigo 3.1 based on Android 5.1. Company has started taking the Indian market seriously by providing some India specific themes and promising some apps too in future.

Other Features

Some other features include Hifi+DTS sound dual speakers and vibration while playing games. The phone will be available exclusively online on Snapdeal for Rs. 34,999 from 12th October onwards. Stay tuned to know more about the Gionee Elife E8 in our detailed review.


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