Gionee Elife S7 is 5.2-inch, 5.5mm MT6752 phone


Gionee have received TENAA approval for their new slim phone, and while it isn’t as thin as we had hoped it still loss rather promising.

There are a few details I really do like about the Gionee Elife S7, first of all it is thin but not silly thin, we’re talking about a 5.5mm device which weighs only 126.5g and has a respectable 2700mAh batter. I also like the fact the S7 has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 13 mega-pixel rear and 8 mega-pixel front cameras and a fabulous MT6752 chipset.

The dimensions (148.8 × 72.4 × 5.5mm) remind me of a slimmer, more compact Vivo Xshot and we have seen from the E7 that Gionee know how to make a decent camera phone. Measuring 5.5mm is also thick enough to allow for a Super AMOLED display, 3.5mm headphone jack and SD card slot.

I’ve never owned a Gionee, but I might be tempted by the Elife S7. What do you think of the specs?

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28 Comments

  1. ufg
    February 17, 2015

    Why do they go back to generic apple copy design when they have such a good design on Elife S5.5 and S5.1 etc? Very disappointing looks imo

    • 3_nity
      February 17, 2015

      Apple design? Are you blind?

      • mf1gt3r
        February 17, 2015

        He/she most definitely is.

      • balcobomber25
        February 18, 2015

        You didn’t know Apple was the only one who made square phones with rounded edges?

      • ufg
        February 20, 2015

        Actually I probably am, no idea why I said that.
        I do think their older phones look better, though.

    • Micechal
      February 17, 2015

      I’d rather say it mimics the Honor 6, if at all it does.

  2. Yury
    February 17, 2015

    Nice move Gionee.

    • Nitink
      February 18, 2015

      Lun done gionee

  3. iKosh
    February 17, 2015

    I like it but I’m afraid it’s going ti be expensive, probably over 200$.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 17, 2015

      same fears here!

      • bbc
        February 17, 2015

        above 300$

    • balcobomber25
      February 18, 2015

      Over $200 isn’t expensive for a phone with good mid range specs like this has.

      • iKosh
        February 23, 2015

        Yes, you’re right, but it’s over my budget. I’m considering two options at this moment. Buying an older flagship like Meizu MX3, Gionee elife E7 or something new like Jiayu S3 Meizu m1. The Gionee elife S7 could be an option if the price is right.

        • balcobomber25
          February 23, 2015

          If you can live without LTE the E7 is one of the best bargains you can get today. It has flagship specs (Snapdragon 800, 3GB of RAM) and one of the best cameras available. But the best part is they just slashed the price on it and you can now find it for $189, sometimes even cheaper.

  4. overlord
    February 17, 2015

    Nice, How thick is Bezel?

  5. manohar basavaraju
    February 17, 2015

    super… i am looking forward to it while Jiayu S3 is unusually delaying the mass availability.

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    February 17, 2015

    if cheap , buy!

  7. elmoel
    February 17, 2015

    my prediction price is usd 189.99

  8. Kejj
    February 17, 2015

    Assuming 2 or 3 gb RAM and 16 gb ROM, this sounds like the perfect specs for me. If the price is in line with other mtk6752 phones then I definitely want one.

  9. ferdi
    February 17, 2015

    super AMOLED -seems a fantastic phone. single flash wasnt a proplem in low light in the Elife e7? shouldve maybe had dual flash in this model i think though. any mention of what sensor brand is used? Im sure as mentioned the camera with not disappoint either way. However with the price expected $400 maybe? It has much competition with other flagships with great camera so best wait for reviews. if it available closer to the $300 mark then i will be very much tempted to purchase.

    • Venci
      February 17, 2015

      u crazy 400$ ??
      < 250$ is the price i am thinking comparing it to meizu M1 note and jiayu S3 both <200$

      • ferdi
        February 17, 2015

        I really hope you are correct and it will be my next phone if you are and battery specs are correct

      • ferdi
        March 2, 2015

        lets sees who is correct? i think you were being naive thinking gionee will sell a phone for <$300, i really expect $400+. though we can hope for less since the elife E8 is coming too and that is the flagship so might keep s7 price down.

        https://www.gizchina.com/2015/03/02/gionee-elife-s7-launched-specifications/

        • Venci
          March 2, 2015

          well, i am just comparing it to m1 note and s3 which have almost the same specs. Of course, the slimmer design and better camera are going to cost more, but if its more than 300$ it is going to be really overpriced in my opinion.

        • Venci
          March 3, 2015

          Well you were right its 400euros, but I really think even samsung could come with better pricing :D.
          Asking for the double price of avarage mtk6752 phone is just outrages for chinese manufacturer.

  10. February 17, 2015

    Impressive stuff. This phone has the third lowest Portability Index I’ve ever seen: 102.67. Portability Index formula: (volume[mm^3]/screen size[in]) * (weight[g]/screen size[in]) / battery[mAh]. For the record, here are the three phones with the best Portability Index of all the phones I have on record (the lower the better):

    1. Vivo Xplay 5S – 93.81
    2. Gionee Elife S5.1 – 100.38
    3. Gionee Elife S7 – 102.67

  11. smota
    February 18, 2015

    Dual Sim??

  12. Steven Fox
    February 19, 2015

    Super Amoled displays are very expensive, phone will cost between 250-350USD.