Gionee Elife E8 arrives in India, will retail for $540 at Snapdeal


gionee elife e8

India continues to be a country of quickly-growing smartphone adoption, and Gionee, like all manufacturers, has decided to make it a target country for the company’s smartphones. The latest from Gionee concerns the Elife E8 and its launch in India.

The Gionee Elife E8 brings a 6-inch, Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a 2,560 x 1,440p screen resolution, an octa-core, MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, an 8MP front camera, 24MP back camera, 3X digital zoom, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), 4K video, optical image stabilization (OIS), an LED flash, 3,520mAh battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop with Gionee’s Amigo 3.1 overlay pre-installed. The Gionee Elife E8 also comes with fast charging to increase your battery life, despite the monster 3,520mAh battery that will more than meet your needs. It is said that the 24MP camera can stitch photos together and create 120MP photos.

Gionee is bringing its “A” game with the bright Super AMOLED display, 3,520mAh battery, 8MP/24MP camera combo, octa-core processor, OIS, 4K video, and so on, and this is the type of phone that many tech-savvy consumers demand in 2015. These are all features on which tech-savvy consumers should not be forced to compromise, and Gionee is serious about making a compelling case in India. To add to its ambitions, the company is working with local retail stores in India as well as online retailer Snapdeal to start selling the Gionee Elife E8 online at its website on October 12th for $540 USD.

Oddly the Elife E8 when sold under the Gionee name is priced very highly, but the same phone sold under the Blu brand in the United States costs just $350! It will be interesting to see if any of those Blu phones manage to make their way in to India and other markets.

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10 Comments

  1. Rob
    October 8, 2015

    Is the software better than the Blu version as reviews for it are poor, especially the camera. Haven’t found a single review of the Gionee version.

    • balcobomber25
      October 9, 2015

      The software is just Gionee’s Amigo with a new skin. This has always been the Achilles heel of Gionee, great hardware with bad software. As for the camera I have seen mixed reviews but from those that I have talked with that have the phone, the problem lies in the software, as it often does. Swap out the stock camera app and the results improve significantly.

  2. HBK
    October 8, 2015

    hahahahaa.. This is the Joke of the Day.!

    Gionee phone for 540 usd. With bad servicing and superslow updates. Their last flagship got kitkat in 2015 and still running on kitkat if im not wrong. Not to forget the bloatware it comes with. Lol.

    With few offers we can buy a LG G4 or a Samsung galaxy Note 4.
    Moto launched the Moto X Style in india for 29999 and 31999 today only.
    Nexus 6 avail for 30k.
    Oneplus 2 with SD810 and no overheating is avail. for 25k. Honor 7 launched for 23k.

    And this elife e8 for 35k. Complete Joke. Considering this sells for 23k or 350 usd in usa unde blu. It will be cheaper to buy and import the blu phone than this S*it.

    Blu priced the phone correctly. This phone should be priced under 400 usd. Similar to oneplus 2.

    Gionee is living under a rock. + This phone is online exclusive, will only be sold online. Lol. Cant understand the ridiculas price. They think they are samaung and lg, they need to realise their standard.

    • Tajwar
      October 8, 2015

      In Italy you can get a LG g4 for something like €425

  3. Burs
    October 8, 2015

    Price goes very well with the image on the top: it’s out of this world! 🙂

  4. Rob
    October 8, 2015

    Is the software better than the Blu version as reviews for it are poor, especially the camera. Haven’t found a single review of the Gionee version.

    • balcobomber25
      October 10, 2015

      The software is just Gionee’s Amigo with a new skin. This has always been the Achilles heel of Gionee, great hardware with bad software. As for the camera I have seen mixed reviews but from those that I have talked with that have the phone, the problem lies in the software, as it often does. Swap out the stock camera app and the results improve significantly.

  5. Guest
    October 8, 2015

    hahahahaa.. This is the Joke of the Day.!

    Gionee phone for 540 usd. With bad servicing and superslow updates. Their last flagship got kitkat in 2015 and still running on kitkat if im not wrong. Not to forget the bloatware it comes with. Lol.

    With few offers we can buy a LG G4 or a Samsung galaxy Note 4.
    Moto launched the Moto X Style in india for 29999 and 31999 today only.
    Nexus 6 avail for 30k.
    Oneplus 2 with SD810 and no overheating is avail. for 25k. Honor 7 launched for 23k.

    And this elife e8 for 35k. Complete Joke. Considering this sells for 23k or 350 usd in usa unde blu. It will be cheaper to buy and import the blu phone than this S*it.

    Blu priced the phone correctly. This phone should be priced under 400 usd. Similar to oneplus 2.

    Gionee is living under a rock. + This phone is online exclusive, will only be sold online. Lol. Cant understand the ridiculas price. They think they are samaung and lg, they need to realise their standard.

    • Tajwar
      October 9, 2015

      In Italy you can get a LG g4 for something like €425

  6. Burs
    October 8, 2015

    Price goes very well with the image on the top: it’s out of this world! 🙂