Elephone P8 Pro, first of many ‘Pro’ models from China


Pro fever it taking hold in China! After the launch of the Meizu MX4 Pro we have visited many manufacturers in Shenzhen who are all keen to add a ‘Pro’ to their range. Elephone are one of the first with the familiar looking Elephone P8 Pro.

Watching the Android smartphone market here in China for as long as I have, there are certain warning signs that a manufacturer is becoming overly confident and is in for stormy weather. The major sign is the increase in clone devices. Just look at Zopo for example, here were top of their game this time last year, and where are they now?

So it is with a feeling of dread in my heard that we turn to the ‘all new’ Elephone P8 Pro. Elephone have been one of the surprise phone makers of the year with some original phones, nice feature and fast ROM updates, but their recent move to building clones isn’t a good sign.

The P8 Pro is also one of the first phones with the ‘Pro’ label, something which is going to become common this coming year following on form the Meizu MX4 Pro.

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Anyway, for those of you interested in knockoff devices, and planning to buy a fake Samsung Note 4, then the Elephone P8 Pro is the phone to consider. Up front there is a 5.7-inch display giving just 720p and on the inside an octacore processor with 2GB RAM chugs along with only enough juice the 2650mAh battery can muster.

Pricing on the device has not been confirmed, but keep in mind that this is not an LTE product and will likely be replaced in the not to distant future with another model (perhaps the Elephone p8 Pro Plus LTE?).

[ Elephone ]
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9 Comments

  1. arsalan
    November 21, 2014

    How they call it pro when they have decreased the resolution from Full hd to HD?

  2. Bailey
    November 21, 2014

    Elephone keep throwing up these phones but how many of them see the light of day?

    • November 21, 2014

      Exactly what I told them today

      • beppe
        November 25, 2014

        today they have declared the end of production for the p10c, so no new rom, no bugfixes.nothing. for a 4 months old phone.
        the elephone policy about products (lot of new phones and zero support/development, despite the announcements), will cost them a lot, in terms of users appreciation.

        look around in their products price range : there are phones more supported. what do you think a buyer choose, in the future ?

    • cuios
      November 22, 2014

      hope as soon as possible

  3. Rob
    November 21, 2014

    This is they’re ‘pro’ model?? I was expecting to see an upgrade to an MTK6595 or something and maybe a 3500+mah battery, can’t fathom the tiny battery capacity in such a large footprint of a phone.

  4. Jason45
    November 21, 2014

    I am wondering why the Chinese companies are not suing each other for copying their design? Is it not worth it, or because the case takes too long time.

  5. November 22, 2014

    Since this is not an LTE model, that means this is going to be a variance of the MT6592 and I ain’t really interested in that at all. As far as I’m concerned, anything less MT6595 or Snapdragon 801, I’m not interested.

    I’m not saying that MT6592 is a bad SoC but the graphic performance is worrying me. The least I can go right now is MT6595

  6. Giovanni
    February 21, 2015

    Hello all,
    I can’t decide wich smartphone buy between Lenovo a806 and the elephone p8 pro, can you tell me wich one is the best?
    Is better p8 then p8 pro?
    Sorry for my english!