The Elephone M1 looks great in the flesh, but those bezels


This hands on video posted by Elephone shows just how good the Elephone M1 looks, but what about those bezels.

When we first posted leaks of the Elephone M1 we were excited by the prospect of the phone. Those early images promised a phone with Elephone’s low-cost, good hardware, but an all new build quality not seen from the phone maker before.

The above video does confirm a great looking device with beautiful alloy construction and interesting floating screen design (similar to the OnePlus 2), but it also shows us something else which has plagued recent Elephone devices.

If you didn’t catch them the first time around watch the video again and check out the bezels on the phone. When the screen shows a black background the bezels are notable but once visible they are very thick.

The thickness of the bezels do explain why the 5.5-incher looks so huge in the hand. If you can look past the black borders though the device does also feature a rear fingerprint scanner, and will be the first USB Type C Elephone to be launched.

Other details include a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front and 1.3Ghz Mediatek processor.

Let us know what you think of the Elephone M1 in the comments below.

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15 Comments

  1. Stiven
    September 14, 2015

    If you look closely on beginning of video you can see that phone is bent.

    • September 14, 2015

      Good eye! Did not notice that at first!

      • Stiven
        September 14, 2015

        i have one more suggestion for the site i will post it to your comment later on facebook. thnks for removing rainbow colors.

  2. Adam Irvine
    September 14, 2015

    Yep, decreasing the size of those bezels seems to be a very large hurdle that Elephone just don’t seem to be able to jump over…

    Or maybe they’re just not even trying?

    • Max
      September 19, 2015

      i don’t know why they don’t just make the bezels the same colour as the rest so you would have real bezels and not just a black frame…

  3. OSNY
    September 14, 2015

    Honestly wouldn’t care that much about the size of the bezels if they made it the same color as the rest of the face.

    • E8hffff
      September 14, 2015

      And that’s the crux. It’s not as if Elephone is making bezels, it’s a part of the screen component. It’s then up to the phone manufacturer to hide them. Some screens will obviously have smaller bezels but there’s probably a cost factor or they’d be embedded into glass to protect the edges.

  4. hacker power
    September 14, 2015

    At least the bezels are even as opposed to Ulefone Be touch 2…

  5. E8hffff
    September 14, 2015

    Vowney Fans can now check out;
    http://www.elephone.hk/Vowney.html

    • MickyLo
      September 14, 2015

      I can’t open the link,i only can open http://www.elephone.cc/elephone-vowney.html,what should i do

      • E8hffff
        September 14, 2015

        Ok they hid the elements. It’s still work in progress. I substituted another phone profile with “vowney” and found the contents.

        • MickyLo
          September 14, 2015

          you have order the phone?I get the specs from the web i just write, and they will give us a $10 coupon,

  6. Riccardo Benzoni
    September 14, 2015

    as if p7000 wasn’t bending enough…

    • Yeti hand
      September 14, 2015

      you made my day thank you sir. you’re a gentleman

  7. Rezneck
    September 20, 2015

    Actually these borders are not so annoying, first day when i opened my p7000 I was a bit sad but after couple weeks you don’t even notice !