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Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Mogten(m): 2:52pm On Jun 21, 2013
Summary: The Gionee Elife E3 features a quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM and a 16GB internal memory, 7.9 mm chassis,a 4.7-inch display, 2MP front camera,8MP rear camera with LED flash, Dual SIM, 1800 mAh battery,a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels,Android Jelly Bean v4.2.1, standard 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth, The entire phone weighs around 125.5 grams


Design and build

The E3 is well designed from all aspects. With a rubberised matte finished exterior, the E3 has a very strong and rugged frame. All the hardware is enclosed well within the 7.9 mm chassis. The dark front panel has a 4.7-inch display with a front-facing camera and three capacitive backlit buttons for Menu, Home and Back. The power and volume buttons are placed on the right side while the micro USB interface and the earphone jack is placed on the top. The other two sides are completely blank. The rear panel is made of a flexible polycarbonate plastic and fits snugly on the chassis. The rear side sports the camera with an LED flash and a speaker grille on the bottom end. The entire phone weighs around 125.5 grams and the slim form-factor together with the rubberised finish makes the phone very comfortable to hold and operate.
8 MP rear camera with LED flash, rear panel has a rubberized matte finish.

8MP rear camera with LED flash; rear panel has a rubberised matte finish.





Availing a screen protector and a rear protection case for the phone would definitely be difficult for now, as this manufacturer is new in the market. Keeping this in mind, Gionee has bundled along a screen protector and a transparent and flexible protective shell. The shell fits very snugly and feels as part of the phone itself. Though the shell is not scratch resistant, it will definitely keep the phone’s brightly coloured rear panel safe from being scratched and tarnished. We found the shell fitting so perfectly that there is a slight issue while removing it—it tends to come off along with the rear panel. Though this is not a matter of concern, detaching the shell from the phone takes a bit of effort. Also, if you want another shell, you might have to write to the manufacturer for an additional piece.
Top features the micro USB interface and headphone jack

Top features the micro USB interface and headphone jack


Volume and power on the right side of the phone

Volume and power on the right side of the phone





Along with the phone is packed a good looking pair of earphones matching the phone’s colour. Though the build quality of the flat cabled in-ear headset is good, there is a slight lack of proper finishing touches. Also bundled is the charger, user manual and a micro USB cable.
Dual SIM, 1800 mAh battery, free transparent protective shell

Dual SIM, 1800 mAh battery, free transparent protective shell





Features

The Gionee Elife E3 features almost identical specs of the Dream D2 except for a few differences. The handset is a dual-SIM Android smartphone with support for GSM and WCDMA SIM modules. While one SIM slot is for a regular mini SIM module, the other SIM slot supports the micro SIM module. This is beneficial for those who have an existing mini or micro SIM as they would not have to cut or exchange the existing ones. The E3 features a quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. The graphics processor used here is the PowerVR SGX544. The internal storage is a good 16GB as compared to the Dream D1, which featured just 4GB. The display on this one is a 4.5-inch HD IPS panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The rear camera is 8MP with an LED flash and the front camera is 2MP. Connectivity options include the standard 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth. The operating system on the E3 is Android Jelly Bean v4.2. Lastly, the internal battery fuelling the smartphone is a lower 1800 mAh as opposed to the 2100 mAh one used in the D1. The handset we received was the pink variant, while other colour options available are white, black, yellow and blue.
Smooth custom UI and launcher similar to MIUI

Smooth custom UI and launcher similar to MIUI





User interface and performance

Gionee has been using a custom user interface and launcher on the E3 just like the D1. The UI gives you the feel of the famous MIUI touch with a few changes here and there. The UI is smooth and swift with no lags or jitters at any given time. The user interface can be completely themed as per your preference and there are six free themes on the system at your disposal. Sadly, there are no online themes for download, nor can you customise your own for now. The themes are very similar to the MIUI counterpart. If you don’t like the themes, you would have to use your own launcher.
System info, launcher can be customized with themes

System info, launcher can be customised with themes





On the performance front, we did our usual benchmarking using a few apps. AnTuTu scored 13,075, Quadrant scored 4,057 and Nenamark2 reported 43.1 fps in their tests. Linpack averaged at 36.7 MFLOPS and 123.6 MFLOPS in the single-thread and multi-thread tests respectively. Based on the results, we found the Elife E3 performing a tad better than the Dream D1 and the Xolo Q700.

Source: http://tech2.in.com/reviews/smartphones/gionee-elife-e3-review/875908

Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Mogten(m): 5:27pm On Jun 21, 2013
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Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Mogten(m): 5:30pm On Jun 21, 2013
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Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by marathon22(m): 5:46pm On Jun 21, 2013
Where can I buy one and the price?
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Nobody: 5:49pm On Jun 21, 2013
This phone is not yet out In Nigeria...........!!!
So chill and relax while u wait for it. Its a good buy but i hope it'll not hav a monsterous price tag on it?
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Mogten(m): 5:55pm On Jun 21, 2013
Godvilla: This phone is not yet out In Nigeria...........!!!
So chill and relax while u wait for it. Its a good buy but i hope it'll not hav a monsterous price tag on it?
The price is 14,999 rupees, which roughly equals #41,000.
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Mogten(m): 5:57pm On Jun 21, 2013
marathon22: Where can I buy one and the price?
The phone has yet to enter Nigeria... cost price shouldn't exceed #41,000 though.
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by OCTAVO: 7:06pm On Jun 21, 2013
I'm so following this.
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by mrdrizzy(m): 8:29pm On Jun 21, 2013
Hmm cool..41 k..bt it myt be higher dan dat..almost d same cost as my soon zopo c2 wink
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by AdemolaGoc: 4:39pm On Jul 04, 2013
37k I'm surely getting this ish! Sweet phone!
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by elijahdre1: 8:52pm On Jul 04, 2013
Don't forget to mention that it comes with 2 batteries
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Lawalmd(m): 9:04pm On Jul 04, 2013
e3 is really a good fone got mine from elijahdre today and it's running perfect it comes with two batteries as well

Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by ridott02: 8:00am On Jul 05, 2013
Lawalmd: e3 is really a good fone got mine from elijahdre today and it's running perfect it comes with two batteries as well
Hello bro,
Now dt i wnt 2 root my phone,the root infos dt i hv is nt opening b4 the driver is in my laptop seeing my phone.pls,help out on this Q1.thanks in antispation.
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by mrdrizzy(m): 8:12am On Jul 05, 2013
Lawalmd: e3 is really a good fone got mine from elijahdre today and it's running perfect it comes with two batteries as well
boss hailing oh.still waiting for user review
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by biz2get(m): 4:14pm On Jul 05, 2013
Bro @lwd pls give reviews on the battery life thanks
Note : hard usage inclusive grin
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Lawalmd(m): 9:07pm On Jul 05, 2013
so far so good first day run of the gionee e3 was pretty impresive. started the day at 7am with phone permanently on 3g(mtn) and back light at 30% brightness all syncronization on(whatsapp,facebook,twitter,emails) and gps running. the battery performance was fairly impresive, no single game played so as to know how the battery handles a regular run
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Lawalmd(m): 9:10pm On Jul 05, 2013
unable to load screenshots of battery level because its too large
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by LordReed(m): 10:28pm On Jul 05, 2013
Lawalmd: unable to load screenshots of battery level because its too large

Get Photo Editor to use and make it more handy to post here.

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Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by omobone(m): 7:37am On Jul 06, 2013
Lawalmd: e3 is really a good fone got mine from elijahdre today and it's running perfect it comes with two batteries as well

Does it come with FLIP CASE?
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Lawalmd(m): 8:38am On Jul 06, 2013
omobone:

Does it come with FLIP CASE?
No flip case but it comes with a transparent pouch
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Lawalmd(m): 8:45am On Jul 06, 2013
Phone is really stable during usage but I noticed a little bit of lag running mc4
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by TrebleChamp(m): 11:58am On Jul 06, 2013
Lawalmd: e3 is really a good fone got mine from elijahdre today and it's running perfect it comes with two batteries as well
Boss please give us an honest review on the ba3 live, would appreciate if you do after heavy use. 1800mah is really a turn off, imagine such a sweet device with a 1800mah battery.

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Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Rajgan4edu: 6:33pm On Jul 06, 2013
Wow 2 ba3, daz gud. Bt, wot abt d display coz i hrd its IPS nd nt AMOLED, also, how gr8 isd bundled screen protector against scratch coz i heard its nt wit gorilla. Also, is there a flip case that can be used wit dis? Thanks
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by biz2get(m): 7:32pm On Jul 06, 2013
@lwd i have justed joined that train you entered lol

got mine from ejirede i recomend him fast service smiley

@lwd no stress how yuu root share me some light abeg....

this devices is on top of the world lol cant wait for e6
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by elijahdre1: 10:12pm On Jul 06, 2013
biz2get: @lwd i have justed joined that train you entered lol

got mine from ejirede i recomend him fast service smiley

@lwd no stress how yuu root share me some light abeg....

this devices is on top of the world lol cant wait for e6
Am Elijahdre and not ejirede biz2get.thks 4 your patronage

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Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Rajgan4edu: 6:35am On Jul 07, 2013
Abeg biz2get nd lwd, kindly do a honest user review on d phone, especially d ba3 life, its longetivity under heavy usage and lite 1. Waiting coz im in dilemma right nw.

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Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by biz2get(m): 8:12am On Jul 07, 2013
Rajgan4edu: Abeg biz2get nd lwd, kindly do a honest user review on d phone, especially d ba3 life, its longetivity under heavy usage and lite 1. Waiting coz im in dilemma right nw.

Bro to be sincere I charged the fone 100% full last night then went out
I stayed out for like 50mins+ playing music on the fone and showing some friends
Got home and I still had 91% left ...
I Havant loaded the fone yet until I root it then I can give heavy usage rateings....
BTW fone Neva gets even warm wink

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Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by biz2get(m): 8:15am On Jul 07, 2013
I noticed that it seems the ROM used here is custom or maybe the launcher just desiving me sha Cus I can see apply themes
@lwd this man

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Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Nobody: 9:14am On Jul 07, 2013
is there memory card slot for dz Fone?
Re: Gionee Elife E3 Discussion Thread by Rajgan4edu: 10:07am On Jul 07, 2013
veektorh: is there memory card slot for dz Fone?
yeah, nd does it come wit free memory card like d d1, also can u pls list d components of d phone? Everytin u c in d pack. Thank u.

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