Exclusive: Spy photos of the Elephone P7000 plus official price!


elephone p7000

Earlier this morning we posted exclusive specifications of the all new Elephone P7000, we follow up that news now with the first ever spy photos of the phone!

As we reported in an earlier article, Elephone are preparing a new flagship phone for 2015 a phone unlike anything we have seen from this phone maker so far. Current Elephone phones come in a mixture of either odd, or clone, but 2015 will mark the start of something new and a range of unique Elephone phones will roll in to stores.

elephone p7000

The first will be the Elephone P7000, a phone which we have dubbed the JiaYu S3 killer for it’s good looking all metal body and high-end specifications. New leaked photos exclusive to GizChina now reveal what the P7000 looks like in the flesh!

Elephone P7000 Spy photos

To recap, the Elephone P7000 will be the flagship Elephone device for 2015 with an all alloy body and choice of either white or black rear shells. The P7000 features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 16 mega-pixel main camera, 8 mega-pixel front, 3GB RAM, and an octacore 64bit MT6752 processor with LTE data support.

The rear of the phone also features a fingerprint scanner similar in design (but not location) to the iPhone and Meizu fingerprint solutions.

elephone p7000

We have been in touch with our sources at Elephone who confirm that these photos are genuine but tell us that the previously rumoured $249.99 price tag is inaccurate, and international smartphone buyers can expect a price closer to just $200!

What do you guy’s think of the latest Elephone? Which would you buy this of the JiaYu S3?

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79 Comments

  1. True_Neutral
    December 23, 2014

    Probably they got scared by the m1 Note’s price.

  2. ro.edi
    December 23, 2014

    does it have ?!

    a. Audio is it HiFi by DiracHD, NX, YAMAHA and how is the quality ?!

    b. eMMC internal memory what is the REAL READ/WRITE SPEED ?! (ex 10MB/s or 400MB/s ?!)

    c. screen is plastic or does it have Gorilla Glass or AKASi ?!

    d. how about Metal Frame or Full Metal Alloy Body ?!

    e. BT 4.1 + Le + Ant+ ?!

    f. NFC, HOTKNOT ?!

    g. is bootloader unlocked for easy rom change ?!

    h. have MHL or HDMi TV/OUT via cable support with 5.1 Audio channels ?! (also by WiFi ?!)

    i. what is the Real size of Battery, and does it Really support FastCharge technique (phone,battery,charger) ?!

    j. does it have IR port for remote controlling the air conditioner, tv, vcr, hifi, dvd and so on ?!

    k. OpenCL have all the files in /system/lib ?!

    l. does it have recording in SuperSlow Motion 480fps on 1080p ?!

    m. how about Video HEVC H.265/4K/2K/1080p at 30fps Encoder/Decoder and H.264/1080p at 60fps Encoder/Decoder ?!

    n. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ?!

    o. the memory is it 5xx MHz single channel or 1xxx double channel ?!

    p. the modem is the same MT6630 ARM-Cortex-R4 800MHz from MT6595 ?!

    q. the GPS have support too for the Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou and QZSS with Multi-GNSS ?!

    r. the WiFi is 5GHz, dual-band 802.11a /b/g/n/ac ?!

    s. the dual sim are 2 micro sim only, 2 normal sim slots or 1 micro & 1 normal ?!

    t. will be REAL DOWNLOAD support from Official Website with Android 5.0 and 6.0 OS or will be adopted the Produce More Device and Support None Technique ?!

    u. screenshot of AnTuTu with info page regarding Installed SENSORS (like Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Temperature, Pressure, Ambient, Relative Humidity, Linear, Rotation)!

    v. does it have Call,SMS,MAIL Notification LED and is it multi color ?!

    w. will be support like UPDATES for fixing IMPORTANT BUGS in GPS,CAMERA,SCREEN TOUCH or future MODEM.img Updates for compatibility ?!

    x. SDCARD support ?!

    y. is support for 2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHZ, 3G:WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHZ, 4G:FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz ?!

    z. is/are there options in Android OS to calibrate & configure the SENSORS (for G-sensor, proximity and so on…..) ?!

    • December 23, 2014

      I’m sure it doesn’t have most of what you are listing – but what does? At least on the China low price end? You get what you pay for…

      • desponent
        December 23, 2014

        Jiayu S3 got most of that for around $160. You get what you pay for indeed.

        • December 23, 2014

          It does`? Im actually still on the market for a new device, I will look into the Jiayu S3, hopefully some european resellers will get it soon. 🙂
          Thanks. 🙂

          • December 23, 2014

            S3 is pretty killer

      • ro.edi
        December 23, 2014

        yep i’m still looking for some manufacturer that produce FEW and SUPPORT those for long term !
        i communicate with some of the brands……till now “only pro-mis-es” !

    • December 23, 2014

      Wait for the official specs, should be released soon enough 😉

      • ro.edi
        December 23, 2014

        Next week said that two weeks ago……
        Always remember the STRATEGY of CHINA made in brands:
        “Coming soon, in a few days, next week, when we get……we will update, please visit our news section”
        Well ask for the kernel source code “latest one” and u will see just what happens !
        The problem here is:
        A. The SOC MT6752 has FUNCTIONS that are meant to go/come ENABLED, no matter of any device based on MT6752 SOC !
        B. Now the ALL THE brANDS will cut/disable important FUNCTIONS like HEVC H.265 encoding (that this will give quality with only half of the bandwith from H.264)
        eMMC from real 400MB/s R/W it will be replaced with a crappy 10MB/s R/W !
        Missing Sensors, NO BT LE, crappy audio codecs with crappy quality and many many more……
        Remember those FUNCTIONS will be deep cut as the manufactures wont/don’t want the users to enjoy them !
        And the manufactures will ENABLE those FUNCTIONS in another inventions named as PRO with the same SOC MT6595, MT6752 and so on.

        Till now the Jiayu seems to have the ACE in their hand (remains to see just for how long) !

        • Airyl
          December 23, 2014

          There’s has yet to be an MTK6752 phone on the market, so there’s no proof of any of that. It’s all still assumptions.

        • Lumia
          December 23, 2014

          we should call this THE NAKED TRUTH lol
          im not sure how accurate is your information as we still waiting for the first MT6752 phone to hit the market..but i have few questions for you,
          – you said that Jiayu seems to have the ACE in their hand till now. i think you mean their S3 Advanced version,, can i know why did you pick that phone? is it because you know they will not do what all brands does already? they do not cut or disable any functions? you sure of that?
          – also, im not a tech. just a normal user ,, that’s why i would like to ask you,, how can you know if a brand cut or disable functions in their devices? is there’s anyway yo ucan know that before you buy their device?
          – last question ( and the most important one for me ) you know any method to restore or get these functions back ? i mean can we recover the SoC’s functions through anyway?
          thank you

          • ro.edi
            December 24, 2014

            DO NOT PICK THE JIAYU S3 ADVANCED 3GB
            the so called advanced is just of extra 1 GB RAM !
            that’s it nothing more except another extra 20 USD !
            and the NKAED TRUTH that Jiayu has BiG, BiG PRO-blems with this extra 1 GB RAM !
            The Android OS, Kernel and APPS are NOT reporting or not even working right with the extra 1GB RAM, hahahaha !
            Jiayu is still working for fixing this advanced crap issue, and it will be on market in February 2015 !
            So i Honestly suggest to pick up the Jiayu with 2GB instead of waiting for the super buggy 3GB !
            Simple i compare the REAL SPECS of/from MediaTek from what i have with the ones that the “brands” are selling !
            Yes i can ENABLE disabled functions (not all of them) !
            i know MediaTek, how they work.
            ex: see for uorself at thl w100 with MT6589 !
            check my blogspot: http://roedi7.blogspot.ro

            • Lumia
              December 24, 2014

              your posts are very informative for me,,i would love to know how exactly to enable or disable ( at least ) the most important functions like the read/write speed ,H.265 encoding and of course the audio codecs.
              from what we can see here , it appears that the MT6752 Soc is more stable with only 2 gigs of RAM,, maybe this is why meizu choose to go for that combination,, instead of using 3 Gigs ,, but the confusing thing is , there’s some others brands are using 3 Gigs of ram instead of 2, so the big brands ( HTC Desire 820s for example ) went for only 2 gigs RAM ,,and smaller brands mostly went for more amount of ram,, i guess we will need to wait and test the actual devices from both.
              one more question please, we heard about the Dakele 3 few weeks ago,, you have any idea about its availability and price?
              thank you

            • ro.edi
              December 24, 2014

              The SOC support up spead R/W till 433MB/s.
              Speed can’t be enabled, they are coming default as the internal storage that might be, ssd or whatever the brands are using and with that might be a low 10MB/s R/W or more like 20MB/s…..up to 433MB/s.
              Most of the brands use 10MB/s. Meizu MX4 use really high speed ssd.
              I can ENABLE the Video Encoding HEVC H.265 with High Profile, Audio Codecs i can play with them good as Encoding AAC Codec more than 192KBps……till 320KBps.
              I suspect that most of the MT6752 devices will ONLY 1080p record/encode, so no 2K for now (anyway if the 2K is force encoded as DISABLED in Kernel, i can’t make it ENABLED).
              The Audio Codecs are by default HQ with 192KBps, what i wanted was a chip NX or DiracHD even Yamaha that sports low power consumption.
              The 3GB vs 2GB is just vaporwave !
              The aarch32 bit can support 4GB per app, but on Android really don’t exist (till now apps that req this amount of ram). The aarch64 bit is just marketing!
              The only OS that support aarch64 bit is Lollipop 5.x. So KitKat is no good for MT6752 ! I know some will said UBUNTU ?! Well this will be so buggy for the next years to come, more problems if will came from Meizu.
              The ONLY good OS for MediaTek SOC’s are the ONLY ones by MediaTek itself based on Default Google OS respective version code! So expect Flyme, Colour OS, le Frog, Lewa and the super buggy Cyanogenmod to be nothing more than vaporwave !
              I will not choose Dakele even HTC 820s or Zopo ZP920, Iocean MT6752, Kingzone Z1, Asus Pegasus X002 or others over Jiayu, the Jiayu 2GB is the ONLY device (till now) that use more of the MT6752 functions, and i respect them for that and even the 150 USD as price is beaten an MT6592Turbo with functions and on price too.
              The SOC’s are powerful but the brands are cripple them all !
              Mr Andi can do a good job for him and his readers if he can spoke with the brands managers and explain them to not cripple anymore from the functions as people noticed !

            • Lumia
              December 25, 2014

              Thank you for sharing such important details , i only have a few more questions,, and i hope you please Explain these points for me,, cause i really need to understand,
              – how exactly to ENABLE the Video Encoding HEVC H.265 with High Profile and the audio codecs?

              – is there’s any hope that jiayu can fix the 3Gig RAM version or s3 ? i mean if they release the advanced version,,that should mean they were able t o fix it already,, we can trust them ?

              – about the 2K video shooting..dakele 3 and jiayu S3 claimed they will use Sony IMX214.Rear sensors…and we know that sensor capable of shooting 2K@ 30 FPS,,1080p@ 60 FPS and even 720p@ 120 frame per second. and i read before that MT6752 can support these video shooting modes too,, for Jiayu S3, we can enable these functions?
              – about Elephone,, and their P7000. can we trust this brand? i heard many negative feedbacks before about them in Quality terms and functions too,,
              again,,thank yo uso much

            • ro.edi
              December 26, 2014

              Jiayu 2GB is recording (i presume that all the MT6752 will be limited to record in H.264 ONLY, 1080p due of facts like Playback compatibility on some TV w/mp, MP devices or PC’s) with HEVC H.265 U will need Media Player Home Cinema to Decode HEVC H.265 video format.
              Anyway the HEVC H.265 it is really good on 1080p, as for now and some year to come most Devices, TV, PC’s, MP’s will NOT be able to Decode just yet the HEVC H.265 format.
              But the HEVC H.265 it is very useful due of of his Bandwith and i will explain.
              The MT6589 SOC’s encoded Audio AAC 128kbps and H.263 format with 25MB/s, and that was Huge as for 1 min of rec equals 200 MB of storage.
              I managed to low that value to maximum 8 MB/s, resulting 1 min equals 60 MB/s, with H.264 Profile High, Level AVC 4.1 + Audio AAC 192kbps.
              NOTE: The high bitrate ONLY helps on having a loooot of action (when recording).
              – Now i can change the way of recording Video H.263 to H.264 or HEVC H.265 and Audio AAC to AC3 to DTS (if supported)!
              All above can be Enabled from/within Camera.apk or Gallery.apk and hard force modding “system/lib/*files”.
              – I would’t count too much on 3GB version. As if they have problems now, who knows in the future updating to Lollipop 5.x.x. And really to pay eXtra 20 USD for an eXtra of 1 GB RAM……i would pay if it was an eXtra 16 GB Storage that combined to give 32 GB !
              -2K videos can’t be Enabled if the respective resolution is force/locked on 1080p from/in Kernel ! Simply U can’t do mod’s on that ! But U can play on/with codecs as explained UP.
              – i don’t trust Elephone, Micromax, Coolpad, Doogee, iOcean, ThL, MEIZU, HDC, Allview, Cubot, Samsung, Apple……
              Instead i am looking for SPECS and for REAL PRICES, No0o0T EXTRA !
              I am interesting in Jiayu only on MT6752 2GB version since the devices based on MT6595 didn’t show up at REAL PRICES, and since the MT6795 is still far away and the only one know till now is the HTC Desire 850, i respect Zopo (except the Big prices) as it sems that they do work well and support updates , KingZone as having extra specs than the rest of all MTK based brands and some more others out there.
              The REST just want our money and if possible to make us update each year with a new device !

            • Lumia
              December 26, 2014

              so you mean i will need to install a Camera.apk to enable recording Video in H.264 or HEVC or H.265 instead of H.263 ,and Audio AAC to AC3 to DTS ? if that’s what you mean,, please kindly name the best camera apps to do that..

              – about the MT6595 , i been waiting so long to see it in other phones,, only few brands used it,, and i can’t understand the reason,, i mean that processor is a beast,, but for some reasons,, few brands only used it,, i was waiting fr the M6 by Zeaplus, but i think it will be a cappy clone

              – on the other hand,, i consider the MT6795 is the real Deal ..4 cored A57+ 4 cores A53 , if used with a good GPU,, devices will run so fast and smooth with it,, i never heard of desire 850.. but i hope it will arrive soon,, as it will be a good and cheaper alternative to Snapdragon 810 with the same combo,

              finally,, please don’t forget . i need to know few apk’s can enable/change from Video H.263 to H.264 or HEVC H.265 and Audio AAC to AC3 to DTS..thank you

            • ro.edi
              December 27, 2014

              camera.apk / gallery.apk
              i think on google play are many cam app’s each one with various effects. just avoid super cam Lenovo apk, as for the bundled trojan inside.
              u can install other apk cam that will bypass (some) of the limiations (if they are like NO HEVC H.265). but that will work ONLY if the system/lib/* files * are NOT LOCKED to a Default Setting(s) *profiles/res/codec/bit rate/channels……*
              i honestly can’t suggest u any app yet that will do that as i am not sure or have the knowledge for any app that do HEVC aka H.265.

              – when the Jiayu 2GB edition will be available, i will release an ROFuSiON Rom with Modded libs,apk’s and others, TWRP Recovery and so on.
              The Rom will be kindly shared with all that want something eXtra !
              So if U too will acquire the Jiayu 2GB version maybe U can experience the strenght in functions of ROFuSiON Rom, also my MT6752 rom will and can be Ported for another MT6752 Device(s)!

              – MT6595 or the 2.5GHz Turbo Edition, the last of Armv7 it might seems to not added anymore on devices ?!
              Maybe of the Armv8 ?! Or with Android 5.x and after 6.0, the aarch32 bit will not be supported anymore ?! That might explain the explosion of migrators to Armv8 ?! Don’t know remain to be seen !
              Shame the MT6595 even if it has almost 2 years since work on it, and on 30 USD per SOC, it wasn’t addopted by device maker or the few ones made it possible at eXagerated high prices !

              – MT6795 is first 20nm from MediaTek. The HTC is testing it on Desire 850 Series, and will be released as High End Device and the first one with own UI based on Lollipop. Of course will be cheaper than the Egg frying on the shell, qualcomm 810. qualcomm will continue to loose a big piece of the pie, and more and more will work on/with MediaTek.
              Remains to see the GPU if it is the same crap MALI-T760 MP2 or it will be upgraded to MP4, 6 or 16 Cores ?!
              Also the MT6752 1.7GHz at 1920×1080 can reach the 37.000 on AnTuTu and with that performance can manage multikasking and loot’s more except the GPU MP2 that limit all.

            • Lumia
              December 27, 2014

              -I agree with you, the performance of MT6595 is amazing, i been waiting for it for so long to be released in more devices,
              – only 2 cores for Mali T760 is a disappointment , i read before that it can outperform Adreno 420 ,,but with a higher number of cores,,not just MP2. unfortunately , all the brands used any mediatek 64bit until now ( MT6732 or MT6752 ) decided to use only 2 cored for the Mali-T760. i can’t understand why. only Exynos variant of Note 4 by samsung went for the MP6 version,, and it’s amazingly a beast as expected.
              – of course i will be waiting for the ROM you mentioned ..and im happy to know that it can even work with any MT6752 device.
              – the ROM you mentioned brought a question to my mind now,, i know it’s little silly, but im not a Tech as i already told you before.
              the question is: is it possible to use a UI i like ( lets say Flyme or MIUI..etc) on a device like Jiayu S3 or P7000? if this is possible without bugs or lags,, please tell me exactly what i need and steps to do so,,
              regards

    • roni24
      December 23, 2014

      what about OTA?

    • roni24
      December 23, 2014

      and what about dual speakers?

    • Adam Irvine
      December 23, 2014

      Haha, we need these questions on all of the phones here! Reviews would be very comprehensive then! 🙂

      • December 24, 2014

        Haha, that would be a super indepth review 😀

        • Muhammad Yasir
          December 24, 2014

          well …
          Mr.Andi .. as a cellphone enthusiast , i gess u should do this kinda review. This’ll increase traffic (hence more bucks :P)
          MAKE ur site unique !
          AAANNND that’ll be a huge popularity boost for you!
          who know … helll , even chinese companies may start endorsing your judgment on their devices! (and implement improvments as per your criticisms!)

          GOOO ANDI !

  3. December 23, 2014

    Man that’s good lookin! If this comes or will be updated to lollipop – im sold.

    • Simon
      December 23, 2014

      Its looks good, but will it last at 12 months ?

  4. Gilles
    December 23, 2014

    Hi Andi

    Nubia Z7 is for sale. Will you make a test for this phone?
    Will you also test the MX4 pro ? Comparing MX4 apn and that of the MX4Pro would be
    interesting. I was not really convinced by the the MX4 apn.
    Maybe, could you give us your opinion about the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro K920.

    Thank you again, your site is really very good and it’is a precious help for me.

    Gilles

  5. iKosh
    December 23, 2014

    I trust JiaYu more than Elephone.

    • thesniper321
      December 25, 2014

      is that a joke?

  6. DawnOfBabylon
    December 23, 2014

    Wow, looks really nice! A lot better than the renders from this morning

  7. December 23, 2014

    It does look good really. Hmm … I guess the features will determine if I will go for this as a second phone or not.

  8. realjjj
    December 23, 2014

    Funny how it looks better in real pics than in those renders, they really need better renders or they might as well release high quality real pics.

  9. Noraino
    December 23, 2014

    2015 will be the year of Jiayu S3 :>

  10. Don Rogers
    December 23, 2014

    The Elephone looks good, but I will only make the decision after they physically are available and someone has made an objective comparison between the 2 phones The Jiayu S3 still gets my vote at the moment. If I have to wait later than February 2015 for the S3 who knows what my next buy might be.

  11. Ert
    December 23, 2014

    AWESOME!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

  12. True_Neutral
    December 23, 2014

    Probably they got scared by the m1 Note’s price.

  13. Guest
    December 23, 2014

    does it have ?!

    a. Audio is it HiFi by DiracHD, NX, YAMAHA and how is the quality ?!

    b. eMMC internal memory what is the REAL READ/WRITE SPEED ?! (ex 10MB/s or 400MB/s ?!)

    c. screen is plastic or does it have Gorilla Glass or AKASi ?!

    d. how about Metal Frame or Full Metal Alloy Body ?!

    e. BT 4.1 + Le + Ant+ ?!

    f. NFC, HOTKNOT ?!

    g. is bootloader unlocked for easy rom change ?!

    h. have MHL or HDMi TV/OUT via cable support with 5.1 Audio channels ?! (also by WiFi ?!)

    i. what is the Real size of Battery, and does it Really support FastCharge technique (phone,battery,charger) ?!

    j. does it have IR port for remote controlling the air conditioner, tv, vcr, hifi, dvd and so on ?!

    k. OpenCL have all the files in /system/lib ?!

    l. does it have recording in SuperSlow Motion 480fps on 1080p ?!

    m. how about Video HEVC H.265/4K/2K/1080p at 30fps Encoder/Decoder and H.264/1080p at 60fps Encoder/Decoder ?!

    n. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ?!

    o. the memory is it 5xx MHz single channel or 1xxx double channel ?!

    p. the modem is the same MT6630 ARM-Cortex-R4 800MHz from MT6595 ?!

    q. the GPS have support too for the Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou and QZSS with Multi-GNSS ?!

    r. the WiFi is 5GHz, dual-band 802.11a /b/g/n/ac ?!

    s. the dual sim are 2 micro sim only, 2 normal sim slots or 1 micro & 1 normal ?!

    t. will be REAL DOWNLOAD support from Official Website with Android 5.0 and 6.0 OS or will be adopted the Produce More Device and Support None Technique ?!

    u. screenshot of AnTuTu with info page regarding Installed SENSORS (like Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Temperature, Pressure, Ambient, Relative Humidity, Linear, Rotation)!

    v. does it have Call,SMS,MAIL Notification LED and is it multi color ?!

    w. will be support like UPDATES for fixing IMPORTANT BUGS in GPS,CAMERA,SCREEN TOUCH or future MODEM.img Updates for compatibility ?!

    x. SDCARD support ?!

    y. is support for 2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHZ, 3G:WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHZ, 4G:FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz ?!

    z. is/are there options in Android OS to calibrate & configure the SENSORS (for G-sensor, proximity and so on…..) ?!

    • Kasper Johnsen
      December 23, 2014

      I’m sure it doesn’t have most of what you are listing – but what does? At least on the China low price end? You get what you pay for…

    • desponent
      December 23, 2014

      Jiayu S3 got most of that for around $160. You get what you pay for indeed.

    • Kasper Johnsen
      December 23, 2014

      It does`? Im actually still on the market for a new device, I will look into the Jiayu S3, hopefully some european resellers will get it soon. 🙂
      Thanks. 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      December 23, 2014

      Wait for the official specs, should be released soon enough 😉

    • Andi Sykes
      December 23, 2014

      S3 is pretty killer

    • Guest
      December 23, 2014

      Next week said that two weeks ago……
      Always remember the STRATEGY of CHINA made in brands:
      “Coming soon, in a few days, next week, when we get……we will update, please visit our news section”
      Well ask for the kernel source code “latest one” and u will see just what happens !
      The problem here is:
      A. The SOC MT6752 has FUNCTIONS that are meant to go/come ENABLED, no matter of any device based on MT6752 SOC !
      B. Now the ALL THE brANDS will cut/disable important FUNCTIONS like HEVC H.265 encoding (that this will give quality with only half of the bandwith from H.264)
      eMMC from real 400MB/s R/W it will be replaced with a crappy 10MB/s R/W !
      Missing Sensors, NO BT LE, crappy audio codecs with crappy quality and many many more……
      Remember those FUNCTIONS will be deep cut as the manufactures wont/don’t want the users to enjoy them !
      And the manufactures will ENABLE those FUNCTIONS in another inventions named as PRO with the same SOC MT6595, MT6752 and so on.

      Till now the Jiayu seems to have the ACE in their hand (remains to see just for how long) !

    • Guest
      December 23, 2014

      yep i’m still looking for some manufacturer that produce FEW and SUPPORT those for long term !
      i communicate with some of the brands……till now “only pro-mis-es” !

    • Airyl
      December 23, 2014

      There’s has yet to be an MTK6752 phone on the market, so there’s no proof of any of that. It’s all still assumptions.

    • Guest
      December 23, 2014

      we should call this THE NAKED TRUTH lol
      im not sure how accurate is your information as we still waiting for the first MT6752 phone to hit the market..but i have few questions for you,
      – you said that Jiayu seems to have the ACE in their hand till now. i think you mean their S3 Advanced version,, can i know why did you pick that phone? is it because you know they will not do what all brands does already? they do not cut or disable any functions? you sure of that?
      – also, im not a tech. just a normal user ,, that’s why i would like to ask you,, how can you know if a brand cut or disable functions in their devices? is there’s anyway yo ucan know that before you buy their device?
      – last question ( and the most important one for me ) you know any method to restore or get these functions back ? i mean can we recover the SoC’s functions through anyway?
      thank you

    • Guest
      December 23, 2014

      what about OTA?

    • Guest
      December 23, 2014

      and what about dual speakers?

    • Adam Irvine
      December 24, 2014

      Haha, we need these questions on all of the phones here! Reviews would be very comprehensive then! 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      December 24, 2014

      Haha, that would be a super indepth review 😀

    • Guest
      December 24, 2014

      DO NOT PICK THE JIAYU S3 ADVANCED 3GB
      the so called advanced is just of extra 1 GB RAM !
      that’s it nothing more except another extra 20 USD !
      and the NKAED TRUTH that Jiayu has BiG, BiG PRO-blems with this extra 1 GB RAM !
      The Android OS, Kernel and APPS are NOT reporting or not even working right with the extra 1GB RAM, hahahaha !
      Jiayu is still working for fixing this advanced crap issue, and it will be on market in February 2015 !
      So i Honestly suggest to pick up the Jiayu with 2GB instead of waiting for the super buggy 3GB !
      Simple i compare the REAL SPECS of/from MediaTek from what i have with the ones that the “brands” are selling !
      Yes i can ENABLE disabled functions (not all of them) !
      i know MediaTek, how they work.
      ex: see for uorself at thl w100 with MT6589 !
      check my blogspot: http://roedi7.blogspot.ro

    • Guest
      December 24, 2014

      well …
      Mr.Andi .. as a cellphone enthusiast , i gess u should do this kinda review. This’ll increase traffic (hence more bucks :P)
      MAKE ur site unique !
      AAANNND that’ll be a huge popularity boost for you!
      who know … helll , even chinese companies may start endorsing your judgment on their devices! (and implement improvments as per your criticisms!)

      GOOO ANDI !

    • Guest
      December 24, 2014

      your posts are very informative for me,,i would love to know how exactly to enable or disable ( at least ) the most important functions like the read/write speed ,H.265 encoding and of course the audio codecs.
      from what we can see here , it appears that the MT6752 Soc is more stable with only 2 gigs of RAM,, maybe this is why meizu choose to go for that combination,, instead of using 3 Gigs ,, but the confusing thing is , there’s some others brands are using 3 Gigs of ram instead of 2, so the big brands ( HTC Desire 820s for example ) went for only 2 gigs RAM ,,and smaller brands mostly went for more amount of ram,, i guess we will need to wait and test the actual devices from both.
      one more question please, we heard about the Dakele 3 few weeks ago,, you have any idea about its availability and price?
      thank you

    • Guest
      December 24, 2014

      The SOC support up spead R/W till 433MB/s.
      Speed can’t be enabled, they are coming default as the internal storage that might be, ssd or whatever the brands are using and with that might be a low 10MB/s R/W or more like 20MB/s…..up to 433MB/s.
      Most of the brands use 10MB/s. Meizu MX4 use really high speed ssd.
      I can ENABLE the Video Encoding HEVC H.265 with High Profile, Audio Codecs i can play with them good as Encoding AAC Codec more than 192KBps……till 320KBps.
      I suspect that most of the MT6752 devices will ONLY 1080p record/encode, so no 2K for now (anyway if the 2K is force encoded as DISABLED in Kernel, i can’t make it ENABLED).
      The Audio Codecs are by default HQ with 192KBps, what i wanted was a chip NX or DiracHD even Yamaha that sports low power consumption.
      The 3GB vs 2GB is just vaporwave !
      The aarch32 bit can support 4GB per app, but on Android really don’t exist (till now apps that req this amount of ram). The aarch64 bit is just marketing!
      The only OS that support aarch64 bit is Lollipop 5.x. So KitKat is no good for MT6752 ! I know some will said UBUNTU ?! Well this will be so buggy for the next years to come, more problems if will came from Meizu.
      The ONLY good OS for MediaTek SOC’s are the ONLY ones by MediaTek itself based on Default Google OS respective version code! So expect Flyme, Colour OS, le Frog, Lewa and the super buggy Cyanogenmod to be nothing more than vaporwave !
      I will not choose Dakele even HTC 820s or Zopo ZP920, Iocean MT6752, Kingzone Z1, Asus Pegasus X002 or others over Jiayu, the Jiayu 2GB is the ONLY device (till now) that use more of the MT6752 functions, and i respect them for that and even the 150 USD as price is beaten an MT6592Turbo with functions and on price too.
      The SOC’s are powerful but the brands are cripple them all !
      Mr Andi can do a good job for him and his readers if he can spoke with the brands managers and explain them to not cripple anymore from the functions as people noticed !

    • Guest
      December 25, 2014

      Thank you for sharing such important details , i only have a few more questions,, and i hope you please Explain these points for me,, cause i really need to understand,
      – how exactly to ENABLE the Video Encoding HEVC H.265 with High Profile and the audio codecs?

      – is there’s any hope that jiayu can fix the 3Gig RAM version or s3 ? i mean if they release the advanced version,,that should mean they were able t o fix it already,, we can trust them ?

      – about the 2K video shooting..dakele 3 and jiayu S3 claimed they will use Sony IMX214.Rear sensors…and we know that sensor capable of shooting 2K@ 30 FPS,,1080p@ 60 FPS and even 720p@ 120 frame per second. and i read before that MT6752 can support these video shooting modes too,, for Jiayu S3, we can enable these functions?
      – about Elephone,, and their P7000. can we trust this brand? i heard many negative feedbacks before about them in Quality terms and functions too,,
      again,,thank yo uso much

    • Guest
      December 26, 2014

      Jiayu 2GB is recording (i presume that all the MT6752 will be limited to record in H.264 ONLY, 1080p due of facts like Playback compatibility on some TV w/mp, MP devices or PC’s) with HEVC H.265 U will need Media Player Home Cinema to Decode HEVC H.265 video format.
      Anyway the HEVC H.265 it is really good on 1080p, as for now and some year to come most Devices, TV, PC’s, MP’s will NOT be able to Decode just yet the HEVC H.265 format.
      But the HEVC H.265 it is very useful due of of his Bandwith and i will explain.
      The MT6589 SOC’s encoded Audio AAC 128kbps and H.263 format with 25MB/s, and that was Huge as for 1 min of rec equals 200 MB of storage.
      I managed to low that value to maximum 8 MB/s, resulting 1 min equals 60 MB/s, with H.264 Profile High, Level AVC 4.1 + Audio AAC 192kbps.
      NOTE: The high bitrate ONLY helps on having a loooot of action (when recording).
      – Now i can change the way of recording Video H.263 to H.264 or HEVC H.265 and Audio AAC to AC3 to DTS (if supported)!
      All above can be Enabled from/within Camera.apk or Gallery.apk and hard force modding “system/lib/*files”.
      – I would’t count too much on 3GB version. As if they have problems now, who knows in the future updating to Lollipop 5.x.x. And really to pay eXtra 20 USD for an eXtra of 1 GB RAM……i would pay if it was an eXtra 16 GB Storage that combined to give 32 GB !
      -2K videos can’t be Enabled if the respective resolution is force/locked on 1080p from/in Kernel ! Simply U can’t do mod’s on that ! But U can play on/with codecs as explained UP.
      – i don’t trust Elephone, Micromax, Coolpad, Doogee, iOcean, ThL, MEIZU, HDC, Allview, Cubot, Samsung, Apple……
      Instead i am looking for SPECS and for REAL PRICES, No0o0T EXTRA !
      I am interesting in Jiayu only on MT6752 2GB version since the devices based on MT6595 didn’t show up at REAL PRICES, and since the MT6795 is still far away and the only one know till now is the HTC Desire 850, i respect Zopo (except the Big prices) as it sems that they do work well and support updates , KingZone as having extra specs than the rest of all MTK based brands and some more others out there.
      The REST just want our money and if possible to make us update each year with a new device !

    • Guest
      December 26, 2014

      so you mean i will need to install a Camera.apk to enable recording Video in H.264 or HEVC or H.265 instead of H.263 ,and Audio AAC to AC3 to DTS ? if that’s what you mean,, please kindly name the best camera apps to do that..

      – about the MT6595 , i been waiting so long to see it in other phones,, only few brands used it,, and i can’t understand the reason,, i mean that processor is a beast,, but for some reasons,, few brands only used it,, i was waiting fr the M6 by Zeaplus, but i think it will be a cappy clone

      – on the other hand,, i consider the MT6795 is the real Deal ..4 cored A57+ 4 cores A53 , if used with a good GPU,, devices will run so fast and smooth with it,, i never heard of desire 850.. but i hope it will arrive soon,, as it will be a good and cheaper alternative to Snapdragon 810 with the same combo,

      finally,, please don’t forget . i need to know few apk’s can enable/change from Video H.263 to H.264 or HEVC H.265 and Audio AAC to AC3 to DTS..thank you

    • Guest
      December 27, 2014

      camera.apk / gallery.apk
      i think on google play are many cam app’s each one with various effects. just avoid super cam Lenovo apk, as for the bundled trojan inside.
      u can install other apk cam that will bypass (some) of the limiations (if they are like NO HEVC H.265). but that will work ONLY if the system/lib/* files * are NOT LOCKED to a Default Setting(s) *profiles/res/codec/bit rate/channels……*
      i honestly can’t suggest u any app yet that will do that as i am not sure or have the knowledge for any app that do HEVC aka H.265.

      – when the Jiayu 2GB edition will be available, i will release an ROFuSiON Rom with Modded libs,apk’s and others, TWRP Recovery and so on.
      The Rom will be kindly shared with all that want something eXtra !
      So if U too will acquire the Jiayu 2GB version maybe U can experience the strenght in functions of ROFuSiON Rom, also my MT6752 rom will and can be Ported for another MT6752 Device(s)!

      – MT6595 or the 2.5GHz Turbo Edition, the last of Armv7 it might seems to not added anymore on devices ?!
      Maybe of the Armv8 ?! Or with Android 5.x and after 6.0, the aarch32 bit will not be supported anymore ?! That might explain the explosion of migrators to Armv8 ?! Don’t know remain to be seen !
      Shame the MT6595 even if it has almost 2 years since work on it, and on 30 USD per SOC, it wasn’t addopted by device maker or the few ones made it possible at eXagerated high prices !

      – MT6795 is first 20nm from MediaTek. The HTC is testing it on Desire 850 Series, and will be released as High End Device and the first one with own UI based on Lollipop. Of course will be cheaper than the Egg frying on the shell, qualcomm 810. qualcomm will continue to loose a big piece of the pie, and more and more will work on/with MediaTek.
      Remains to see the GPU if it is the same crap MALI-T760 MP2 or it will be upgraded to MP4, 6 or 16 Cores ?!
      Also the MT6752 1.7GHz at 1920×1080 can reach the 37.000 on AnTuTu and with that performance can manage multikasking and loot’s more except the GPU MP2 that limit all.

    • Guest
      December 27, 2014

      -I agree with you, the performance of MT6595 is amazing, i been waiting for it for so long to be released in more devices,
      – only 2 cores for Mali T760 is a disappointment , i read before that it can outperform Adreno 420 ,,but with a higher number of cores,,not just MP2. unfortunately , all the brands used any mediatek 64bit until now ( MT6732 or MT6752 ) decided to use only 2 cored for the Mali-T760. i can’t understand why. only Exynos variant of Note 4 by samsung went for the MP6 version,, and it’s amazingly a beast as expected.
      – of course i will be waiting for the ROM you mentioned ..and im happy to know that it can even work with any MT6752 device.
      – the ROM you mentioned brought a question to my mind now,, i know it’s little silly, but im not a Tech as i already told you before.
      the question is: is it possible to use a UI i like ( lets say Flyme or MIUI..etc) on a device like Jiayu S3 or P7000? if this is possible without bugs or lags,, please tell me exactly what i need and steps to do so,,
      regards

  14. Kasper Johnsen
    December 23, 2014

    Man that’s good lookin! If this comes or will be updated to lollipop – im sold.

    • Guest
      December 23, 2014

      Its looks good, but will it last at 12 months ?

  15. Guest
    December 23, 2014

    Hi Andi

    Nubia Z7 is for sale. Will you make a test for this phone?
    Will you also test the MX4 pro ? Comparing MX4 apn and that of the MX4Pro would be
    interesting. I was not really convinced by the the MX4 apn.
    Maybe, could you give us your opinion about the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro K920.

    Thank you again, your site is really very good and it’is a precious help for me.

    Gilles

  16. iKosh
    December 23, 2014

    I trust JiaYu more than Elephone.

    • thesniper321
      December 25, 2014

      is that a joke?

  17. Guest
    December 23, 2014

    Wow, looks really nice! A lot better than the renders from this morning

  18. Michael Ogbonnaya
    December 23, 2014

    It does look good really. Hmm … I guess the features will determine if I will go for this as a second phone or not.

  19. realjjj
    December 23, 2014

    Funny how it looks better in real pics than in those renders, they really need better renders or they might as well release high quality real pics.

  20. Don Rogers
    December 23, 2014

    The Elephone looks good, but I will only make the decision after they physically are available and someone has made an objective comparison between the 2 phones The Jiayu S3 still gets my vote at the moment. If I have to wait later than February 2015 for the S3 who knows what my next buy might be.

  21. Guest
    December 23, 2014

    AWESOME!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

  22. Airyl
    December 24, 2014

    The design of the back is pretty uninspiring, but aside from that it’s looking fairly solid. Can’t wait to see this one go on sale.

  23. Airyl
    December 25, 2014

    The design of the back is pretty uninspiring, but aside from that it’s looking fairly solid. Can’t wait to see this one go on sale.

  24. Rahul
    December 25, 2014

    Out of topic, but i must ask you andi, where is the zopo magic a.k.a zp920 lauch??!!..25 is over..WTH..

  25. Guest
    December 25, 2014

    Out of topic, but i must ask you andi, where is the zopo magic a.k.a zp920 lauch??!!..25 is over..WTH..

  26. Ronnie Katsie
    December 28, 2014

    what is that white big bizzled crap near my beautiful phone?

  27. Ronnie Katsie
    December 28, 2014

    what is that white big bizzled crap near my beautiful phone?

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    May 28, 2015

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    May 28, 2015

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    May 28, 2015

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