Gionee Elife E8 coming to India 8th October


While the myriad of Chinese smartphone makers that ply in India bank on online commerce for their existence, a few brands like Gionee still prefer word-of-mouth marketing (and offline advertising) over online campaigns. That is also something that makes Gionee a lot more popular in tier 2 and tier 3 cities and towns in the country than its Chinese competitors.

Gionee is all set to unveil its most powerful phone so far in the Elife E8 in India next. The unveil will take place in the country capital of New Delhi on the 8th of October. Expect the phone to be popular among the shutterbugs, as was the case with its predecessor, the Elife E7.

The Elife E8 isn’t going to be the most powerful phone on the planet, but with a MediaTek Helio X10 processor and 3GB of RAM, it should be able to take you through for the most part. The highlight will, as mentioned, be the camera — a 24 mega-pixel sensor on the rear (and an 8 mega-pixel front facing shooter). The 24 mega-pixel snapper will come with some interesting specs such as OIS,ย 6P lens, sapphire glass lens cover to protect it from scratches, and a true-tone dual LED flash.

It’s quite a massive unit as well with a 6 inch screen (2K resolution) and a 3520mAh battery. Besides that, the Elife E8 will have 64GB on-board storage (if you’re going to use the camera, you’ll soon have to add your own storage — up to another 128GB).

With only a couple of days in between now and the launch, there isn’t much waiting you have to do to know about the pricing and availability details for the phone. Just a heads up — the Elife E8 should be more expensive than, say, a OnePlus 2.

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35 Comments

  1. King
    October 5, 2015

    Any news about Honor 7 launch in India?

    • October 5, 2015

      7th October, if I’m not wrong.

      • balcobomber25
        October 5, 2015

        Where is your S7 review??

        • King
          October 5, 2015

          Wait for him to finish college. Plus, he has now got a drone/quadcopter site up as well, which needs his time. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • balcobomber25
            October 6, 2015

            LOL. Yash and I both love Gionee and he uses his phones the same way I do, so I trust his reviews more than anyones, especially when it comes ot Gionee.

            • King
              October 6, 2015

              ๐Ÿ™‚

              Looks like E8 or Blu Pure XL (the Gionee at 350$) may be my next one. I have been following your passionate posts about the Elife 7 (I think) – the phone with the best camera, which you still vouch for.

            • balcobomber25
              October 6, 2015

              Not the best camera but one of the best released last year, the Vivo Xshot was probably the overall best last year.

          • October 6, 2015

            Oops, need to update my bio, college got over long time back ๐Ÿ™‚

            • King
              October 6, 2015

              Good to know. ๐Ÿ™‚

              if you are doing a startup or something on your own or plan to study further, then no worries. Looking out to work some place get some experience before starting on your own, then ping me. I am in Pune too.

        • October 6, 2015

          The review is pretty much ready to be posted, but its been like that since a long time… will need to talk to the team to see if its still worth posting ๐Ÿ™

          • King
            October 6, 2015

            Go ahead, post it here. Balco and me will still read it. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • balcobomber25
            October 6, 2015

            Just do it!

  2. HBK
    October 5, 2015

    Blu pure xl priced at 349 usd. Lower than oneplus 2. This phone should be priced same as oneplus two in india.

    • King
      October 5, 2015

      Launched yet?

    • Rob
      October 5, 2015

      Trouble is its not very good with a very poor camera, was gonna buy it myself till I read some reviews.

    • xi7
      October 5, 2015

      true, and purecel camera with ov23mpx , but test ugly photo and video…

  3. King
    October 5, 2015

    Any news about Honor 7 launch in India?

    • Yash Garg
      October 5, 2015

      7th October, if I’m not wrong.

    • balcobomber25
      October 5, 2015

      Where is your S7 review??

    • King
      October 5, 2015

      Wait for him to finish college. Plus, he has now got a drone/quadcopter site up as well, which needs his time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • balcobomber25
      October 6, 2015

      LOL. Yash and I both love Gionee and he uses his phones the same way I do, so I trust his reviews more than anyones, especially when it comes ot Gionee.

    • Yash Garg
      October 6, 2015

      Oops, need to update my bio, college got over long time back ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yash Garg
      October 6, 2015

      The review is pretty much ready to be posted, but its been like that since a long time… will need to talk to the team to see if its still worth posting ๐Ÿ™

    • King
      October 6, 2015

      Good to know. ๐Ÿ™‚

      if you are doing a startup or something on your own or plan to study further, then no worries. Looking out to work some place get some experience before starting on your own, then ping me. I am in Pune too.

    • King
      October 6, 2015

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      Looks like E8 or Blu Pure XL (the Gionee at 350$) may be my next one. I have been following your passionate posts about the Elife 7 (I think) – the phone with the best camera, which you still vouch for.

    • King
      October 6, 2015

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      Looks like E8 or Blu Pure XL (the Gionee at 350$) may be my next one. I have been following your passionate posts about the Elife 7 (I think) – the phone with the best camera, which you still vouch for.

    • King
      October 6, 2015

      Go ahead, post it here. Balco and me will still read it. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • balcobomber25
      October 6, 2015

      Not the best camera but one of the best released last year, the Vivo Xshot was probably the overall best last year.

    • balcobomber25
      October 6, 2015

      Just do it!

  4. Guest
    October 5, 2015

    Blu pure xl priced at 349 usd. Lower than oneplus 2. This phone should be priced same as oneplus two in india.

    • King
      October 5, 2015

      Launched yet?

    • Rob
      October 5, 2015

      Trouble is its not very good with a very poor camera, was gonna buy it myself till I read some reviews.

    • xi7
      October 5, 2015

      true, and purecel camera with ov23mpx , but test ugly photo and video…

  5. amirexpressir
    October 8, 2015

    Many claim blu pure xl camera quality(which in reviews has come unexpectedly not satisfactory) is the same as gionee e8,which according to these links.it’s simply on par with iphone 6s & samsung s6/note5

    check it out yourself:
    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://mt.sohu.com/20150819/n419228916.shtml&prev=search

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://mobile.hiapk.com/evaluate/solo/1638134.html&prev=search

    so I don’t think the result photo taken by blu pure xl & gionee e8 is the same..they have modified hardware quaity to gain lower price maybe??!!
    only gionee/blu know for sure

  6. amirexpressir
    October 8, 2015

    Many claim blu pure xl camera quality(which in reviews has come unexpectedly not satisfactory) is the same as gionee e8,which according to these links.it’s simply on par with iphone 6s & samsung s6/note5

    check it out yourself:
    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://mt.sohu.com/20150819/n419228916.shtml&prev=search

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://mobile.hiapk.com/evaluate/solo/1638134.html&prev=search

    so I don’t think the result photo taken by blu pure xl & gionee e8 is the same..they have modified hardware quaity to gain lower price maybe??!!
    only gionee/blu know for sure