Elephone add 850mhz band and Gorilla Glass rear to Elephone S2 and S2 Plus


Elephone S2 S2 Plus

Elephone have added additional network support and durability to both the Elephone S2 and S2 Plus smartphones.

The Elephone S2 and S2 Plus are some of the most recent phone from Elephone, and by far the best looking in terms of build quality and materials used. Both phones come with alloy chassis with glass front and rear panels, reminiscent of the iPhone, and current Oppo, Vivo and Huawei phones.

I’ve had a chance to handle both devices at a pre-production stage and they felt lightweight and looked pretty good, but two details have changed since my time with the phones. The first is that Elephone are now using Gorilla Glass glass on the front and the rear of the devices (originally it was only the front), a necessary addition to any phone featuring a dual glass design.

The other change isn’t a physical one, but one that will extend the usability of the S2 and S2/Plus to other users, the addition of 850mhz FDD-LTE support. With 850mhz, the Elephone S2 and S2 Plus should now work on Sprint in the USA, U.S Cellular, in addition to networks in Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Korea and more.

Elephone S2 Plus

Other features of the phones remain the same. The Elephone S2 has a 5-inch display with 2100mAh battery while the S2 Plus has a 5.5-inch display and 2600mAh battery. Both phones have Mediatek MT6735 processors, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel main camera, 2 mega-pixel front and Android 5.1 Lollipop. More details of the Elephone S2 range can be found at the source link below.

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17 Comments

  1. MaxPower
    October 13, 2015

    Sprint is a cdma carrier, are you sure about this info?

    • bro-reac
      October 13, 2015

      Talk about it.

      • MaxPower
        October 13, 2015

        like Verizon, Sprint is a Cdma2000 carrier which means it doesn’t use GSM technology.

        I’m not going technical to explain the difference between the 2 technologies here, you can wikipedia it if you feel to expand your knowledge.

        what i can easily say is that you can forget of using devices on both Sprint and Verizon networks unless you bought from them directly (except for iPhones or Nexus)

        as for the LTE bands used by Sprint
        we have:

        1900mhz (band25) which is their main band

        800mhz (band26) former Nextel

        2500mhz (band41) former WiMax
        scheduled to shutdown in a bunch of months.

        850mhz aka band5 is used by AT&T in rural areas where they don’t have their primary LTE band (700mhz or Band17)

    • balcobomber25
      October 13, 2015

      That was my thought exactly.

  2. E8hffff
    October 13, 2015

    The Mediatek P10 and Mediatek Helio X20 are truly world 4G/LTE phones.

  3. E8hffff
    October 13, 2015

    When’s the Vowney getting a review?

    • inquirercet
      October 14, 2015

      or paris

  4. Chickens
    October 13, 2015

    Philippines here, the two most known carriers here use 1800MHz and 2100MHz.

    I dunno who uses 850MHz on their phones here.

    • balcobomber25
      October 13, 2015

      Smart operates on 850, it’s not as widely used but it does work.

      • Chickens
        October 14, 2015

        Postpaid?

        My prepaid has:

        please ensure the following:
        *(compatible to SMART’s LTE network, 2100MHz Band1 frequency)

        • balcobomber25
          October 14, 2015

          Yea it was a sim card i picked up in some electronics shop

  5. Max
    October 13, 2015

    really? what about those who already bought it? these companys should stop to upgrade minor things just a few weeks after most of the people already bought the weaker version without knowing there would be an improved version after a few weeks. but i didn’t expect anything better from elephone…

  6. Dante
    October 13, 2015

    This phone will have some succes in the usa

  7. Young
    October 13, 2015

    Elephone and their stupidity again. How can you upgrade already launched phone without putting those already bought it into consideration?

    Elephone management are confused set of people.

    • balcobomber25
      October 13, 2015

      How would they update phones that have already been released and bought by consumers? Companies do this all the time, they upgrade existing products with new or added features. If anything this is one of the first smart decisions Elephone has made.

  8. October 14, 2015

    LTE B4 for USA is the real choice

  9. Andy Chan
    October 15, 2015

    is this phone good? any review?