The Elephone P6000 Review
Elephone is a company that is not too well known in the West yet but it is a rapidly growing company. Check out our review of their Elephone P6000, one of the first smartphones from an Asian OEM to use a 64-bit processor, for a good example of what they have to offer.
- Design: Black and grey color scheme with round edges. Exterior is mostly composed of the back battery cover. There are no separate edges; rather, it is a deep removable casing that includes edges. Phone has an overall slightly curved look and feels solid and sturdy.
- Measurements: 144.5 x 71.6 x 8.9mm
- Weight: 165g
- Display: A 5-inch, 720p HD IPS. Resolution of 1280 x 720 for 293 dpi. Color reproduction and viewing angles are good.
- Hardware: Uses the MediaTek MT6732 which has a quad-core Cortex-A53 based processor coupled with ARM Mali-T760 GPU. The cores of the Cortex-A53 clock at 1.5GHz and, according to Elephone that makes the MT6732 operate faster than MediaTek’s octa-core Cortex-A7 based processors with 30 percent less energy use. 2GB of RAM. Fast, smooth and rapid performance including when playing games or watching videos.
- Storage: 16 GB or flash with a micro-SD card slot so you can expand up to 64GB. Internal storge of around 12 GB.
- Camera: Has a 2MP and a 13 MP rear-facing camera. Crisp pictures with good color reproduction. Offers HDR and Panorama settings.
- Software: Android 4.4.4 which gives you access to Google Play and most of Google services. Comes with Chainfire’s SuperSU. Should have an update to Android 5.0 soon.
- One of the first Chinese handsets with a 64-bit processor
- Dual-SIM phone which offers quad-band GSM; dual-band 3G, in both 900 and 2100MHz; and quad-band 4G LTE on 800/1800/2100/2600 MHz. This means the phone can work just about anywhere in the world including Europe, Asia and the US.
- Good GPS which can easily get a lock both indoors and outdoors.
- Speakers: Only a single rear speaker placed flush on the back cover so sound can be muffled
- Camera: Doesn’t really take good shots in low-light. No advanced modes of filters in the camera app, though you can install and use third party apps.
- Battery Life: Okay but could be improved. Uses a 2700 mAH battery for only about 14 to 15 hours of battery and 3.5 hours of screen on-time.
- Volume and power button are located on the right-hand side of the phone. While this makes them easily accessible, they are a bit too close together. You may find yourself turning your phone off by accident when you meant to increase the volume.
You can currently pick up an Elephone P6000 for around $160 and for the overall specifications and performance of this device, that is a good price. The promise of an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is also a good reason to consider trying out the Elephone P6000.
What are your thoughts on the Elphone P6000?