The Elephone P8000 has a 5.5 Inch 1080P FHD display, a 64bit MTK6753 octa core CPU and a Mali-T720 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 OS and has 3GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM, all supported by a 4165mAh battery and a 13mp Samsung camera. There are many smartphones and, while Elephone Smartphones may not be the most popular, they are certainly worth considering. Elephones offer good quality, features and an affordable price. The company flagship, the Elephone P7000 released prior to the current P8000 version did not disappoint but how does the Elephone P8000 hold up against other cheap smartphones? Let's find out in this Elephone P8000 review!
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Ok, let us get this out of the way, the Elephone P8000 smartphone is big and it is heavy. This can be a turn off for younger audiences but there's more to the smartphone than the size and weight (it weighs 203 grams). The P8000 is well built, with a back polycarbonate cover and a metal frame. The good thing about its size is that you will always know that the device is in your pocket or bag. The only problem might be that it can weigh you down if you try to use it one handed.
The processor inside this the Elephone P8000 is a Mediatek MT6753 octa-core processor running at 1.3 GHz, supported by 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD. The smartphone also has support for two SIM cards. The LTE connection is up to 150 Mbps, while the Wi-Fi does not support the 5 GHz band (being only b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. Sadly, there is no NFC chip (who uses those anyway?).
The audio is delivered by the speakers, located in the back (smaller than the grid would suggest). They offer good quality, but with a bit of a subdued volume. On the back there is a fingerprint reader, although it is a bit 'small and not particularly accurate (at least compared to the competition).
The main camera is 13 megapixels and is made by Samsung. Overall the photos are acceptable, and above all are full of detail. The front camera is 5 megapixels and videos are recorded in 1080p (though in 3gp format).
The Elephone P8000 screen is 5.5 inches, built with IPS technology and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD). Overall it is a display in the media, with good but not perfect colors, brightness and subtle. There are some issues with quality control though. For starters, there is no Gorilla Glass panel protecting the display, which is surprising given that it was found with its predecessor, the P7000.
The Elephone P8000 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, with the custom Elephone UI. As is seen with other custom user interfaces from Chinese OEMs, there isn’t an app drawer available, leaving users dependent on folders to keep things organized. A nice addition here though is the ability to swipe easily between different folders to quickly find what you are looking for. There are no Google apps, but you can safely install them from the Play Store. The system is quite fluid and is ready to with support for multiple languages.
The battery is 4165 mAh and can support a day of heavy usage, with a good amount of power remaining. However, with most users, you can get a max of two days continued moderate usage.
The Elephone p8000 price is $170 on some online retail stores but $209 on the official website. Pretty cheap if you ask me.
The Elephone P8000 is exactly what it promises: an affordable/economic smartphone with above average battery performance. Nothing more and nothing less. The system is a bit unconventional, but also clean, allowing you to customize it as best you can. And, while the P8000 is heavier than most smartphone, you must remember that it is packing a pretty powerful battery.
- Good battery life
- Low price
- Clean system
- Good build quality
- Audio undertone
- Bare-bones system
- The screen smudges easily
Elephone P8000 pictures:
Video: Elephone P8000 Official Release
Elephone P8000 Quality Tests
Video: Elephone P8000 Test
Have a look at the Elephone p8000 test video. See how the device works and check out some of the features on the hands on review.
- - MT6753 64bit CPU with 5.5-inch FULL HD Screen
- - 13 Megapixesl Rear Camera with Samsung 3L2
- - Support Press Touch ID (360° identify), FOTA
- - Equipped with 3GB RAM and 4165mAh battery (non-removable battery)
- - Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS Support
The Elephone P8000 is made up of Metal frame which make it look elegant and beautiful. It comes with a 5.5 inch screen and having a FHD graphics. Its screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with over 450 PPI, with exquisite display quality and excellent color reproduction capability, and the power consumption has gone down. The Elephone P8000 is powered by a MT6753 64bit Octa Core processor, 3GB RAM and Powerful 16GB ROM. Packed by a 4165mAh Battery and runs the latest Android 5.1 OS. With a high end dual camera, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, with large light-sensing surface area, faster focusing speed and higher focusing accuracy, all those improvements will give you a better picture experience. Also, Elephone P8000 smartphone comes with a 4G LTE-FDD: Band 3/7/20 and a 3G WCDMA. It also supports for Gravity sensor / Proximity sensor / Light sensor / Holster hall/ Fingerprint identification.
Elephone P8000 specifications review/overview:
|Brand / Model|
|Brand / Model||Elephone P8000|
|CPU||MTK6753 1.3GHz 64-bit Octa core|
|Extend card||Support micro SD (T-Flash) 128GB|
|Display Size||5.5 inch FHD|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Type||IPS-LCD, Multi-Touch Capcitive Screen|
|Display Colour||16 Million Colors|
|Languages (See screenshots)||English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Cestina, Dansk, Deutsch, Espanol, Filipino, French, Hrvatski, Italiano, Latviesu, Lietuviu, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romana, Slovencina, Suomi, Svenska, Tieng viet, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Khmer, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese|
|Color||Black / White / Golden|
|Product Weight||203 g (with battery)|
|Package Weight||0.65 KG|
|Front Camera||5.0 mega pixel|
|Rear Camera||13.0 mega pixel Samsung 3L2/ Auto Focus / Flash Light / Slow shoot mode video|
|Band (Will my phone work in my country?)|
|2G||GSM: Band 3/5/8 (850/900/1800)|
|3G||WCDMA: Band 1/8 (900/2100)|
|4G LTE||LTE-FDD: Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600)|
|SIM Card Slot||Dual SIM,dual standby (Dual Micro SIM)|
|Audio||MP3, AAC, WAV, etc|
|Video||AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, ASF, MPEG, RMVB, H.263, H.264, etc|
|Data Transfer & Connectivity|
|Data transfer||Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0|
|WIFI||Wifi frequency: 802.11b/g/n wireless, 2.4G|
|GPS||A-GPS Support, Built-in GPS|
|Functions / Features|
|Functions / Features||Gravity sensor / Proximity sensor / Light sensor / Holster hall/ Fingerprint identification / FOTA|
|Certification||CE / RoHS / MSDS|
|Sensor||Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor|
|Battery||Li-ion Battery 4165mAh (non-removable battery), Standby time:268 hours Talk time:21 hours, Quick charge: 5V, 2A|
|What's in the box|
|What's in the box||QUICK Power Charger x 1, USB Cable x 1, User manual x 1, Screen protector x 1|