Elephone P9000 first impressions


elephone p9000 review

Our Elephone P9000 has just arrived with all the available Elephone P9000 accessories. Take a look at this Helio P10 phone now and read our first impressions.

The Elephone P9000 comes in an all new plastic box which is barely wide/long enough for the phone to fit in. The reason for the small packaging is partly due to the compact design of the phone but most due to the few included accessories.

In the box is the P9000, a heavy duty USB Type C wire, quick start guide, SIM tray tool and a silicone case to keep the rear of the phone in as new condition while you use it.

You will notice that from the accessories a mains charger isn’t included in the box, but Elephone do offer a fast charging Pump Express charger as an after market accessory for $14.99. There is also a wireless charger for the same price, and there is also a 2.5D tempered glass screen cover and flip case available for the P9000 too.

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The first thing that I noticed is just how lightweight the P9000 is. When I first picked up the phone (in this unboxing) I considered for a moment that the battery wasn’t inside! The battery is of course built-in and at 3000mAh is a fairly good size.

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Our black version of the Elephone P9000 features a super glossy black face which you might think will easily pick up fingerprints, but so far its as shiny as it was when I first got my hands on it.

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This being the standard P9000, the phone still retains bezels but they are very very narrow. In fact the bezels all around are narrower than most 5.5-inch phones, and the P9000 is a couple of mm shorter and narrower (but a lot lighter) than the OnePlus 2.

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An alloy chassis is standard on flagship phones, and the Elephone P9000 follows the trend with a metal chassis with matt grey finish and polished edges which really pop agains the black front and rear panels.

Dotted around the metal chassis are USB Type C, drilled holes for the speaker, physical smart button on the left with SIM tray, 3.5mm head phone jack at the top and finally power and volume controls on the right.

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Elephone have given this black version of the Elephone P9000 a sandstone finish. It looks the same as the finish of the standard OnePlus 2, but it’s not as rough to the touch.

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On the rear you will also find the ELE logo, fingerprint scanner, 13 mega-pixel Sony main camera, laser focus and dual LED flash.

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Elephone have really upped their game with the P9000 not only is it a good looking phone, but it is surprisingly lightweight, and well made to boot!

Specifications are impressive too. The Elephone P9000 has NFC, wireless charging, USB Type C, laser focus, and very nice 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display.

The P9000 is also the first Helio P10 smartphone we have used so far and the octacore chipset gets 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory for good measure.

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It’s also the first Mediatek powered phone we have used with Android 6.0! There’s a lot of new things to see in the settings on Android 6.0, but the UI is very similar to Lollipop.

The P9000 has a lot of interesting features to look at, so keep posted for our unboxing and hands on video, Elephone P9000 Android 6.0 video, and also benchmarks for the Helio P10 chipset coming very soon.

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If you have any questions about the Elephone P9000 please let us know in the comments section below.

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148 Comments

  1. lesmil
    February 8, 2016

    I’d like to see GPS test,please. Is gps.conf configured for Europe?

    • February 8, 2016

      Ill give it a test, Im in Spain at the moment

      • Toby
        February 8, 2016

        Andy, please test GPS with

        – NO Sims (remove them altogether)
        – Wi-Fi off
        – GPS Mode set to “Device Only”
        0 with any app that show satellite locks, long/lat etc.

        Otherwise it’s a questionable test.

        There are too many morons on YouTube who test GPS with sims inserted, Wi-Fi on (for local bounce-off), and the GPS Mode set to high accuracy, which means Android will provide all sorts of assists (router bounce, google location services etc.) to determine the location. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t test the capability of the chipset at all.

        Thanks for all your efforts, much appreciated.

        • Toby
          February 8, 2016

          @Gizchina:disqus ^

        • February 9, 2016

          Just made a video with the GPS running, but not sure I remembered to use GPS mode in ‘Device Only’ will need to double check but on the way to the airport now. I did remove the SIM and turn the WIFI off though, video will be posted later today.

          • Toby
            February 9, 2016

            Ok? I say “perfect”. 🙂

            First of all, thank you very much @Gizchina:disqus for taking the time and effort to do this – hugely appreciated.

            Next, I’m pretty sure that the “device only” mode is absolutely unnecessary to tick once you’ve removed sims and turned off Wi-Fi, so major, major props for that mate and don’t bother with it.

            Can’t thank you enough for this Andi, you absolutely rock.
            ::Thumbs up::

          • Toby
            February 9, 2016

            Also, color me impressed MediaTek – this is light-years ahead of what the MT6592, MT6589 and even the MT6595 (touted as a flagship) was capable of!

            Very, very happy to see this sort of cold locking performance without any assist.

          • sluiz
            February 11, 2016

            Can you do camara tests? Thanks

  2. E8hffff
    February 8, 2016

    Great phone but they really needed to put in a 16MP+ camera with a 8MP
    front cam. I’m kind of feeling this is a Jiayu S3 2016 release even
    though it’s Elephone. It should be an all rounder to the purchaser, but not cutting
    edge.

    • February 8, 2016

      16mp might be fine on the spec sheet but it means nothing unless its optimised well. I’ve not really tested this camera yet, but will be in an amazing location in the coming days to give it a good test 😉

      • E8hffff
        February 8, 2016

        Enjoy the trip. Maybe this time around give your opinion of the 8MP front facing camera for those into conferencing.

      • Marco Lancaster
        February 8, 2016

        Agreed. I would pick a good 13MP + good lens and optimization over any other big sensor without it.

      • MaxPower
        February 8, 2016

        The brick wall?

        • February 8, 2016

          🙂

        • Joel Adames
          February 9, 2016

          Hahahaha, is it sad lame for me to know that reference? laugh out laud !!!

        • February 9, 2016

          Just for you I found another wall to use for my upcoming One More ears on :p

          • MaxPower
            February 9, 2016

            Can’t even wait 😀

      • JudikJ7
        February 8, 2016

        Can you also check out manual controls capabilities (with this app for exemple https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.vipek.camera2_compatibility_test even if I doubt it) for the camera ?

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 8, 2016

      Exactly my feeling, this P9000 wake up the same feeling that S3 made last year. By the way S3 got a huge development until now, don’t know about an Elephone.

    • balcobomber25
      February 8, 2016

      Depends on the rest of the camera setup. 13MP with good lens and optimization can take amazing photos.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 8, 2016

      werent you paid by Elephone to praise them ?
      what happened :D?

  3. MattD
    February 8, 2016

    As usual: no irda, no removable battery, hybrid sim/sd slot… I find the laser autofocus intriguing though

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 8, 2016

      I think removable battery will be past very soon :/, Samsung moved to unibody, LG is going towards too and will with G5, even Xiaomi Redmi gone to unibody.

      • MattD
        February 8, 2016

        Well, that just sucks :-/
        I know that’s the directon toward the market is moving, but this doesn’t mean I’m ok with that xD

        • MaxPower
          February 8, 2016

          Removable batteries are convenient, no doubt about it.
          But we really can’t claim this feature from this phone that has wireless charging.
          It’s going to be complicated to have both features.

          • G'n'T
            February 8, 2016

            Doesn’t have to be complicated @disqus_0lJZ8Bi7SK:disqus. I have a Japanese Sharp SH-04E at home which has a removable battery and wireless charging. This phone is now 3 years old. It does amaze me still how far in advance Japanese phones are against China. Although looking at the Japanese market from a sales perspective, you wouldn’t think so anymore… Real shame…

          • MattD
            February 9, 2016

            Never had a wireless charging phone, so i don’t know how it exactly works, but I’d doubtlessly give up on wireless charging to have a second battery i can plug in without waiting… Personal preferences, i guess 😀

            • MaxPower
              February 9, 2016

              I know how wireless charging works and I would totally go with removable battery as well.

              My point was “don’t be too demanding, overall we are talking about Elephone”

    • Aa
      February 8, 2016

      Why do you prefer removable battery? I don’t see any benefit with it. Actually, I prefer non-removable. Because structure integrity of the phone is better. And there can’t be any squeaking of back cover.

      • Stef
        February 9, 2016

        While I don’t mind the lack of removable batteries (in most models anyway), since most people don’t get its usability anyway, it does surprise me that enthusiasts (as I expect a lot of Gizchina users are) don’t seem to get it either:

        1) Zero Charge time (you charge a spare in the cradle while you use your phone)

        2) Extra juice for extra long days (carry a spare in your wallet)

        3) Battery longevity (lithium batteries eventually lose charge. That’s mostly an issue to those willing to hold on to their phones for long).

        Like I said I mostly don’t mind it. But one of the main reasons that I hold on to my Note 4 as my “pro”/enthusiast phone is its capacity to have a replaceable battery.

        The Zero Charge time, really sells me, it often surprises me that people haven’t even thought of it (it’s 90 times faster than any fast-charging phone).

        • Aa
          February 9, 2016

          Well, ok then. Me personally never needed extra juice and I always used one battery (If I wanted extra juice, I would buy power bank since it is universal for every phone).

          • Stef
            February 9, 2016

            Yeah but a power bank does not even try to deal with problems 1 and 3.

            Again I’m not saying that removable battery is for everybody, but I can’t see how you can’t see its benefits (it’s all my saying).

            Having a spare at a ready means having a potentially 100% phone at all times, which is probably a must for a pro phone, especially one that someone is willing to keep for long (while all my phones will fade, I expect,my Note 4 to remain relevant for a loong time, in no small part due to being able to buy a new battery if the old starts dying).

      • MattD
        February 9, 2016

        Build quality has nothing to do with being unibody: if it’s good it’s good, if it’s bad it’s bad (as you can see in the comment, someone pointed out an image of this device where you can see a huge gap on the bottom)

    • Adam Irvine
      February 8, 2016

      Yep, non removable battery doesn’t bother me at all, had my OnePlus One almost 2 years now and I haven’t noticed any battery cell degradation whatsoever in that time…

      If I get caught short out and about I always have my 10400mAh Xiaomi power bank with me to save the day too, it really is the same as keeping a 2nd battery charged all the time if not a little easier as you can charge a power bank at the same time as charging your phone…

      • MattD
        February 9, 2016

        I have a unibody phone too, and i fear the time when the battery will suffer from degradation… Maybe it’s not today, maybe it won’t be tomorrow, but someday it will surely happen… While on my older huawei y300 i can always change the battery and it’s brand new again!
        Moreover a spare battery is easier to carry, and is easier to use a phone without having it plugged with a powerbank, and just look at redmi note 2: with 12$ you get a spare battery and a charger…
        It’s not a vital feature for me, but it’s undeniable more comfortable

        • Adam Irvine
          February 9, 2016

          Still some points to argue I’m afraid…

          Firstly, I was trying to highlight that my OPO has been going almost 2 years and the battery is still tip top, so how long is a phone supposed to last before it gets outdated and you go and grab a new one? (maybe a 3rd year for me if I wanted to stretch it out that far???)

          Yes, a battery is slim and can be stored in a wallet I guess, but a 10k mAh PowerBank will charge the average phone battery several times now so for me that would offset the portability of it slightly as I’m usually carrying my laptop bag around with me…

          And finally, i’d like to just finish by saying that just because the battery isn’t officially ‘hot swappable’ doesn’t mean it can’t be changed, a quick search on Aliexpress reveals several OnePlus One batteries for around £6 supplied with tools and there’s videos on YouTube showing you how it can be replaced easily on any phone I guess… Maybe that’s just the ‘diyer’ inside me, but it’s of little worry either way.

          🙂

          • Riccardo Benzoni
            February 9, 2016

            your opo is ok, as is my coolpad after two years. but without removable back, you won’t easily notice if something wrong happens with battery (inflating problems) until the phone is damaged for good. Some people like to keep their phones until they are usable (you can still use 3-4 old year phones if usage is basic), and usually battery dies before the phone itself, so it’s definitely an issue for some people which are not practical with those things or are afraid to damage their phones to replace the battery.
            It’s just a strategy to make sure you don’t keep your phone too much, you know market is crowded and they need to sell, they also started this annoying thing with laptops, expecially cheap ones all have internal battery, and we know how easily those deteriorates, and they make sure you void your warranty if you want to put your hands on it to replace it.
            My friend on his (back in the day) 600€ SGS3 changed his battery twice (both originals) because they both went flat dead, now imagine if that phone was unibody, he would have sold it for peanuts and would have changed an s4 and an s5 right now probably, instead of two batteries. That’s were we’ll go, no issues for whoever changes its phone often, but problems for the ones who want to use their phone until it’s possible.

        • cyril dieudonné
          February 13, 2016

          you are damn right. All people trying to justify how a unibody is more convenient are fools. Who love to carry a super heavy power bank in the pocket? and use a phone tied to it? while a spare battery is thin and light. and cheap. I can hear unibody is more beautiful. But then, we thend to forget the function of a phone. As smart as the phone can be. People nowadays also tend to not give a shit anymore about recycling process. After all, why care about this so small problem. If the battery dies, we can still easily throw away the whole device and buy a new one. I still think removable batteries are much more convenient. I am not about to give up on my xiaomi 2s for this reason, as well as for its very smart screen size. Instead of stupidly wide screen we get now, to which we should add a power bank in the same pocket… In 2016, we need now a backpack to carry a phone along the day. Stupid. Simply stupid

    • realjjj
      February 8, 2016

      Not that i oppose removable batteries but there are a few things to consider besides the usual BS that people come up with.
      It does have fast charging and wireless charging and that mitigates the charging problem to some degree.
      Another important aspect is that battery banks are cheap , there are ample options when it comes to capacity and you can charge different devices with one,as opposed to having a spare battery for each device. Charging a spare battery is also more complicated than charging a power bank. Ofc if your battery dies for good ,it is harder to replace a non-removable one.

      • MattD
        February 9, 2016

        Just look at redmi note 2: for 12$ you can get an extra battery and a charger… Nothing simpler than that! 🙂

        And it’s not just the “instantly at 100% battery” thing: batteries always suffer from degradation, so I’d like not to worry about it knowing i can always change the battery without dismantle all the phone praying I’m doing everything right and something won’t broke…

    • balcobomber25
      February 8, 2016

      I haven’t removed a battery on a phone in years, since the days when phones would freeze and require a battery pull to reset (around Android 2.3). That is a non issue for me, especially if a phone has quick charge.

      • MattD
        February 9, 2016

        It’s not like having less is a good thing, in this case… It may not be vital, but it’s an option I’d rather have than not

        • balcobomber25
          February 9, 2016

          For me personally I prefer a unibody design for a phone, which isn;t possible with a removable battery. I think unibody phones are stronger and more durable than those with removable backs.

    • Ruby
      February 8, 2016

      Among the top 5 smartphone manufacturers, LG is the only company that still has a user replaceable battery in their flagship device. That will likely disappear as well on the G5.

      • MattD
        February 9, 2016

        I know it’s common, but this doesn’t mean you gain something going by this choice

        • highwind
          February 9, 2016

          Sorry, but if you do not “see” the gain you are either blind vor retarded…

          Removable battery and backcover needs about as much as 30% more space… Just compare battery size and phone dimensions between Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 3

  4. realjjj
    February 8, 2016

    Can you run GFXBench, too few results for the MT6755 and it’s versions.
    Just run it , i’ll find the results in their database.
    I also wonder about battery life with 4GB of RAM. The P10 should do ok but the extra RAM offsets that.

    • Karly Johnston
      February 8, 2016

      There are enough benchmarks to know it is below the X10 which is enough for anyone to lose interest.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 8, 2016

        really ?

      • realjjj
        February 9, 2016

        That doesn’t make much sense does it? It’s an arbitrary choice when you decide that X10 GPU perf is the min everybody wants no matter the cost or power.
        It’s faster than the MT6752 and 6753 while using less power and that was the point. It’s also competitive vs the Adreno 405.

        • MattD
          February 9, 2016

          To be fair, i didn’t get which soc you’re talking about but every chip you mentioned just destroy adreno 405 in every possible way (both in benchmarks and in real life usage)

          • realjjj
            February 9, 2016

            The P10 was the topic ofc lol

        • Karly Johnston
          February 9, 2016

          Phones with the X10 have gotten so cheap, anything less is a burner.

  5. Guest
    February 8, 2016

    I’d like to see GPS test,please. Is gps.conf configured for Europe?

    • Andi Sykes
      February 8, 2016

      Ill give it a test, Im in Spain at the moment

    • Guest
      February 8, 2016

      Andy, please test GPS with

      – NO Sims (remove them altogether)
      – Wi-Fi off
      – GPS Mode set to “Device Only”
      0 with any app that show satellite locks, long/lat etc.

      Otherwise it’s a questionable test.

      There are too many morons on YouTube who test GPS with sims inserted, Wi-Fi on (for local bounce-off), and the GPS Mode set to high accuracy, which means Android will provide all sorts of assists (router bounce, google location services etc.) to determine the location. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t test the capability of the chipset at all.

      Thanks for all your efforts, much appreciated.

    • Guest
      February 8, 2016

      @Gizchina:disqus ^

    • Andi Sykes
      February 9, 2016

      Just made a video with the GPS running, but not sure I remembered to use GPS mode in ‘Device Only’ will need to double check but on the way to the airport now. I did remove the SIM and turn the WIFI off though, video will be posted later today.

    • Andi Sykes
      February 9, 2016

      this ok?

    • Guest
      February 9, 2016

      Ok? I say “perfect”. 🙂

      First of all, thank you very much @Gizchina:disqus for taking the time and effort to do this – hugely appreciated.

      Next, I’m pretty sure that the “device only” mode is absolutely unnecessary to tick once you’ve removed sims and turned off Wi-Fi, so major, major props for that mate and don’t bother with it.

      Can’t thank you enough for this Andi, you absolutely rock.
      ::Thumbs up::

    • Guest
      February 9, 2016

      Also, color me impressed MediaTek – this is light-years ahead of what the MT6592, MT6589 and even the MT6595 (touted as a flagship) was capable of!

      Very, very happy to see this sort of cold locking performance without any assist.

    • sluiz
      February 11, 2016

      Can you do camara tests? Thanks

  6. E8hffff
    February 8, 2016

    Great phone but they really needed to put in a 16MP+ camera. I’m kind of feeling this is a Jiayu S3 2016 release even though it’s Elephone. It should be an all rounder to the purchaser, but not cutting edge.

    • Andi Sykes
      February 8, 2016

      16mp might be fine on the spec sheet but it means nothing unless its optimised well. I’ve not really tested this camera yet, but will be in an amazing location in the coming days to give it a good test 😉

    • E8hffff
      February 8, 2016

      Enjoy the trip. Maybe this time around give your opinion of the 8MP front facing camera for those into conferencing.

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 8, 2016

      Exactly my feeling, this P9000 wake up the same feeling that S3 made last year. By the way S3 got a huge development until now, don’t know about an Elephone.

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 8, 2016

      Agreed. I would pick a good 13MP + good lens and optimization over any other big sensor without it.

    • MaxPower
      February 8, 2016

      The brick wall?

    • Andi Sykes
      February 8, 2016

      🙂

    • JudikJ7
      February 8, 2016

      Can you also check out manual controls capabilities for the camera ?

    • balcobomber25
      February 9, 2016

      Depends on the rest of the camera setup. 13MP with good lens and optimization can take amazing photos.

    • Guest
      February 9, 2016

      werent you paid by Elephone to praise them ?
      what happened :D?

    • Joel Adames
      February 9, 2016

      Hahahaha, is it sad lame for me to know that reference? laugh out laud !!!

    • Andi Sykes
      February 9, 2016

      Just for you I found another wall to use for my upcoming One More ears on :p

    • MaxPower
      February 9, 2016

      Can’t even wait 😀

  7. MattD
    February 8, 2016

    As usual: no irda, no removable battery, hybrid sim/sd slot… I find the laser autofocus intriguing though

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 8, 2016

      I think removable battery will be past very soon :/, Samsung moved to unibody, LG is going towards too and will with G5, even Xiaomi Redmi gone to unibody.

    • MattD
      February 8, 2016

      Well, that just sucks :-/
      I know that’s the directon toward the market is moving, but this doesn’t mean I’m ok with that xD

    • Aa
      February 8, 2016

      Why do you prefer removable battery? I don’t see any benefit with it. Actually, it is opposite with me, I prefer non-removable. Because structure integrity of the phone is better. And there can’t be any squeaking of back cover.

    • Adam Irvine
      February 8, 2016

      Yep, non removable battery doesn’t bother me at all, had my OnePlus One almost 2 years now and I haven’t noticed any battery cell degradation whatsoever in that time…

      If I get caught short out and about I always have my 10400mAh Xiaomi power bank with me to save the day too, it really is the same as keeping a 2nd battery charged all the time if not a little easier as you can charge a power bank at the same time as charging your phone…

    • realjjj
      February 8, 2016

      Not that i oppose removable batteries but there are a few things to consider besides the usual BS that people come up with.
      It does have fast charging and wireless charging and that mitigates the charging problem to some degree.
      Another important aspect is that battery banks are cheap , there are ample options when it comes to capacity and you can charge different devices with one,as opposed to having a spare battery for each device. Charging a spare battery is also more complicated than charging a power bank. Ofc if your battery dies for good ,it is harder to replace a non-removable one.

    • MaxPower
      February 8, 2016

      Removable batteries are convenient, no doubt about it.
      But we really can’t claim this feature from this phone that has wireless charging.
      It’s going to be complicated to have both features.

    • G'n'T
      February 8, 2016

      Doesn’t have to be complicated @disqus_0lJZ8Bi7SK:disqus. I have a Japanese Sharp SH-04E at home which has a removable battery and wireless charging. This phone is now 3 years old. It does amaze me still how far in advance Japanese phones are against China. Although looking at the Japanese market from a sales perspective, you wouldn’t think so anymore… Real shame…

    • balcobomber25
      February 9, 2016

      I haven’t removed a battery on a phone in years, since the days when phones would freeze and require a battery pull to reset (around Android 2.3). That is a non issue for me, especially if a phone has quick charge.

    • Ruby
      February 9, 2016

      Among the top 5 smartphone manufacturers, LG is the only company that still has a user replaceable battery in their flagship device. That will likely disappear as well on the G5.

    • Stef
      February 9, 2016

      While I don’t mind the lack of removable batteries (in most models anyway), since most people don’t get its usability anyway, it does surprise me that enthusiasts (as I expect a lot of Gizchina users are) don’t seem to get it either:

      1) Zero Charge time (you charge a spare in the cradle while you use your phone)

      2) Extra juice for extra long days (carry a spare in your wallet)

      3) Battery longevity (lithium batteries eventually lose charge. That’s mostly an issue to those willing to hold on to their phones for long).

      Like I said I mostly don’t mind it. But one of the main reasons that I hold on to my Note 4 as my “pro”/enthusiast phone is its capacity to have a replaceable battery.

      The Zero Charge time, really sells me, it often surprises me that people haven’t even thought of it (it’s 90 times faster than any fast-charging phone).

    • MattD
      February 9, 2016

      Build quality has nothing to do with being unibody: if it’s good it’s good, if it’s bad it’s bad (as you can see in the comment, someone pointed out an image of this device where you can see a huge gap on the bottom)

    • MattD
      February 9, 2016

      I have a unibody phone too, and i fear the time when the battery will suffer from degradation… Maybe it’s not today, maybe it won’t be tomorrow, but someday it will surely happen… While on my older huawei y300 i can always change the battery and it’s brand new again!
      Moreover a spare battery is easier to carry, and is easier to use a phone without having it plugged with a powerbank, and just look at redmi note 2: with 12$ you get a spare battery and a charger…
      It’s not a vital feature for me, but it’s undeniable more comfortable

    • MattD
      February 9, 2016

      It’s not like having less is a good thing, in this case… It may not be vital, but it’s an option I’d rather have than not

    • MattD
      February 9, 2016

      Never had a wireless charging phone, so i don’t know how it exactly works, but I’d doubtlessly give up on wireless charging to have a second battery i can plug in without waiting… Personal preferences, i guess 😀

    • MattD
      February 9, 2016

      I know it’s common, but this doesn’t mean you gain something going by this choice

    • MattD
      February 9, 2016

      Just look at redmi note 2: for 12$ you can get an extra battery and a charger… Nothing simpler than that! 🙂

      And it’s not just the “instantly at 100% battery” thing: batteries always suffer from degradation, so I’d like not to worry about it knowing i can always change the battery without dismantle all the phone praying I’m doing everything right and something won’t broke…

    • Adam Irvine
      February 9, 2016

      Still some points to argue I’m afraid…

      Firstly, I was trying to highlight that my OPO has been going almost 2 years and the battery is still tip top, so how long is a phone supposed to last before it gets outdated and you go and grab a new one? (maybe a 3rd year for me if I wanted to stretch it out that far???)

      Yes, a battery is slim and can be stored in a wallet I guess, but a 10k mAh PowerBank will charge the average phone battery several times now so for me that would offset the portability of it slightly as I’m usually carrying my laptop bag around with me…

      And finally, i’d like to just finish by saying that just because the battery isn’t officially ‘hot swappable’ doesn’t mean it can’t be changed, a quick search on Aliexpress reveals several OnePlus One batteries for around £6 supplied with tools and there’s videos on YouTube showing you how it can be replaced easily on any phone I guess… Maybe that’s just the ‘diyer’ inside me, but it’s of little worry either way.

      🙂

    • balcobomber25
      February 9, 2016

      For me personally I prefer a unibody design for a phone, which isn;t possible with a removable battery. I think unibody phones are stronger and more durable than those with removable backs.

    • MaxPower
      February 9, 2016

      I know how wireless charging works and I would totally go with removable battery as well.

      My point was “don’t be too demanding, overall we are talking about Elephone”

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      February 9, 2016

      your opo is ok, as is my coolpad after two years. but without removable back, you won’t easily notice if something wrong happens with battery (inflating problems) until the phone is damaged for good. Some people like to keep their phones until they are usable (you can still use 3-4 old year phones if usage is basic), and usually battery dies before the phone itself, so it’s definitely an issue for some people which are not practical with those things or are afraid to damage their phones to replace the battery.
      It’s just a strategy to make sure you don’t keep your phone too much, you know market is crowded and they need to sell, they also started this annoying thing with laptops, expecially cheap ones all have internal battery, and we know how easily those deteriorates, and they make sure you void your warranty if you want to put your hands on it to replace it.
      My friend on his (back in the day) 600€ SGS3 changed his battery twice (both originals) because they both went flat dead, now imagine if that phone was unibody, he would have sold it for peanuts and would have changed an s4 and an s5 right now probably, instead of two batteries. That’s were we’ll go, no issues for whoever changes its phone often, but problems for the ones who want to use their phone until it’s possible.

    • Aa
      February 9, 2016

      Well, ok then. Me personally never needed extra juice and I always used one battery (If I wanted extra juice, I would buy power bank since it is universal for every phone).

    • Stef
      February 9, 2016

      Yeah but a power bank does not even try to deal with problems 1 and 3.

      Again I’m not saying that removable battery is for everybody, but I can’t see how you can’t see its benefits (it’s all my saying).

      Having a spare at a ready means having a potentially 100% phone at all times, which is probably a must for a pro phone, especially one that someone is willing to keep for long (while all my phones will fade, I expect,my Note 4 to remain relevant for a loong time, in no small part due to being able to buy a new battery if the old starts dying).

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      February 10, 2016

      Sorry, but if you do not “see” the gain you are either blind vor retarded…

      Removable battery and backcover needs about as much as 30% more space… Just compare battery size and phone dimensions between Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 3

    • cyril dieudonné
      February 14, 2016

      you are damn right. All people trying to justify how a unibody is more convenient are fools. Who love to carry a super heavy power bank in the pocket? and use a phone tied to it? while a spare battery is thin and light. and cheap. I can hear unibody is more beautiful. But then, we thend to forget the function of a phone. As smart as the phone can be. People nowadays also tend to not give a shit anymore about recycling process. After all, why care about this so small problem. If the battery dies, we can still easily throw away the whole device and buy a new one. I still think removable batteries are much more convenient. I am not about to give up on my xiaomi 2s for this reason, as well as for its very smart screen size. Instead of stupidly wide screen we get now, to which we should add a power bank in the same pocket… In 2016, we need now a backpack to carry a phone along the day. Stupid. Simply stupid

  8. realjjj
    February 8, 2016

    Can you run GFXBench, too few results for the MT6755 and it’s versions.
    Just run it , i’ll find the results in their database.
    I also wonder about battery life with 4GB of RAM. The P10 should do ok but the extra RAM offsets that.

    All the P10 results so far, the TCL is using MT6755bm and the Lenovo MT6755m but no clue about the GPU specs for the bm and m versions. This one appears to be using the vanilla MT6755 and fastest version.

    • Karly Johnston
      February 9, 2016

      There are enough benchmarks to know it is below the X10 which is enough for anyone to lose interest.

    • Guest
      February 9, 2016

      really ?

    • realjjj
      February 9, 2016

      That doesn’t make much sense does it? It’s an arbitrary choice when you decide that X10 GPU perf is the min everybody wants no matter the cost or power.
      It’s faster than the MT6752 and 6753 while using less power and that was the point. It’s also competitive vs the Adreno 405.

    • MattD
      February 9, 2016

      To be fair, i didn’t get which soc you’re talking about but every chip you mentioned just destroy adreno 405 in every possible way (both in benchmarks and in real life usage)

    • realjjj
      February 9, 2016

      The P10 was the topic ofc lol

    • Karly Johnston
      February 9, 2016

      Phones with the X10 have gotten so cheap, anything less is a burner.

  9. Muhammad Yasir
    February 8, 2016

    Camera review plz. Also tell how helpful is that fancy laser !!

    • realjjj
      February 9, 2016

      i am curious about autofocus in low light since some have big problems with that.

  10. Guest
    February 9, 2016

    Camera review plz. Also tell how helpful is that fancy laser !!

    • realjjj
      February 9, 2016

      i am curious about autofocus in low light since some have big problems with that.

  11. Young
    February 9, 2016

    The only thing I like about Elephone is that their phone is SUPERB only on paper.

  12. Joel Adames
    February 9, 2016

    IS SO ODD TO SEE HOW THINGS CHANGE (read: “opinion” here) WHEN A GOOD PRODUCT IS MADE COMARED TO A CRAPPY ONE.

    no one seems to be really complaining this time about $#&ty Elephone … Let’s see if they don’t manage to dessapoint Andy over a long review.

    • February 9, 2016

      so far the fingerprint scanner does not seem to be enabled

      • Young
        February 9, 2016

        Elephone still doing what they know how to do best.

      • Razor
        February 10, 2016

        Ha! antelife exclusive youtube video I saw seems to have fingerprint scanner works perfectly fine though.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpADt1bvDL8

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 10, 2016

        oh good GOD !
        they just have to screw up somewhere !

  13. Christos Tsartsalis
    February 9, 2016

    I would like to see a detailed battery review because i’m interested in buying this phone

    • Carlos Orff
      February 9, 2016

      The most important info of them all…how long does the battery hold.

  14. Young
    February 9, 2016

    The only thing I like about Elephone is that their phone is SUPERB only on paper.

  15. Joel Adames
    February 9, 2016

    IS SO ODD TO SEE HOW THINGS CHANGE (read: “opinion” here) WHEN A GOOD PRODUCT IS MADE COMARED TO A CRAPPY ONE.

    no one seems to be really complaining this time about $#&ty Elephone … Let’s see if they don’t manage to dessapoint Andy over a long review.

    • Andi Sykes
      February 9, 2016

      so far the fingerprint scanner does not seem to be enabled

    • Young
      February 9, 2016

      Elephone still doing what they know how to do best.

    • Razor
      February 10, 2016

      Ha! antelife exclusive youtube video I saw seems to have fingerprint scanner works perfectly fine though.

    • Guest
      February 10, 2016

      oh good GOD !
      they just have to screw up somewhere !

  16. Christos Tsartsalis
    February 9, 2016

    I would like to see a detailed battery review because i’m interested in buying this phone

    • Carlos Orff
      February 9, 2016

      The most important info of them all…how long does the battery hold.

  17. Ankit Allwin
    February 9, 2016

    The only problem in Elephone P9000 is the Hybrid tray… You cannot insert 2 sims & micro sd at a same time… You have to use 1 sd card+1 sim card
    Or only 2 sim card… I Hope in May2016 Elephone P9000 Edge will launch and that time hope they also include a another port for sd card…

    • geogeo
      February 9, 2016

      I guess you can use all at the same time. Don’t get confusiond by that picture they are using in adverts. I have a M1, with the same tray type, two SIM +SD card :).

      • Ankit Allwin
        February 9, 2016

        Only Elephone M series support both external sd card & dual sim… Not P9000.. I cancelled my elephone P9000 order by knowing this from elephone customer support that they don’t have this feature

    • Adrian P
      February 12, 2016

      I have the same doubt, in GearBest its support team told me the P9000 can use SIM1 + SIM2 + SD card at same time.

      Can anyone confirm the information?

      Ankit Allwin has right information?

      Regards

      • Ankit Allwin
        February 12, 2016

        Right now there are many reviews on P9000 and you can see there are nothing like external sd card slot
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CpADt1bvDL8

      • Ankit Allwin
        February 12, 2016

        If you want more storage like 64gb than wait for P9000 Edge & Edge will launch In May…

  18. Ankit Allwin
    February 9, 2016

    The only problem in Elephone P9000 is the Hybrid tray… You cannot insert 2 sims & micro sd at a same time… You have to use 1 sd card+1 sim card
    Or only 2 sim card… I Hope in May2016 Elephone P9000 Edge will launch and that time hope they also include a another port for sd card…

    • geogeo
      February 9, 2016

      I guess you can use all at the same time. Don’t get confusiond by that picture they are using in adverts. I have a M1, with the same tray type, two SIM +SD card :).

    • Ankit Allwin
      February 9, 2016

      Only Elephone M series support both external sd card & dual sim… Not P9000.. I cancelled my elephone P9000 order by knowing this from elephone customer support that they don’t have this feature

    • Guest
      February 12, 2016

      I have the same doubt, in GearBest its support team told me the P9000 can use SIM1 + SIM2 + SD card at same time.

      Can anyone confirm the information?

      Ankit Allwin has right information?

      Regards

    • Ankit Allwin
      February 12, 2016

      Right now there are many reviews on P9000 and you can see there are nothing like external sd card slot

    • Ankit Allwin
      February 12, 2016

      If you want more storage like 64gb than wait for P9000 Edge & Edge will launch In May…

  19. Allanitomwesh
    February 11, 2016

    Lol,no charger? That’s rich

  20. Allanitomwesh
    February 11, 2016

    Lol,no charger? That’s rich

  21. Steven Fox
    February 13, 2016

    Looks like this time Snapdragon has MTK beat, as all their new chips will perform better than P10/X10.
    Just seen Antutu scores on the P10 and it`s nothing short of a 6752 clone, it even scores pretty much the same.
    There is no way I`m gonna buy this over Redmi Note 3 Pro, and at the same price as well, who cares about 1GB of RAM more that is never going to be utilized.
    MTK better come up with an answer soon(P20 might come sooner than we think), because once those SD625 and SD650 devices start rolling out they are in trouble.

  22. Steven Fox
    February 13, 2016

    Looks like this time Snapdragon has MTK beat, as all their new chips will perform better than P10/X10.
    Just seen Antutu scores on the P10 and it`s nothing short of a 6752 clone, it even scores pretty much the same.
    There is no way I`m gonna buy this over Redmi Note 3 Pro, and at the same price as well, who cares about 1GB of RAM more that is never going to be utilized.
    MTK better come up with an answer soon(P20 might come sooner than we think), because once those SD625 and SD650 devices start rolling out they are in trouble.

  23. bobo
    February 14, 2016

    where can you buy the wireless charger from?

  24. bobo
    February 14, 2016

    where can you buy the wireless charger from?

  25. Singhapura
    March 6, 2016

    Any wireless Qi charger will do. I just bought a wireless Qi puck from Aliexpress for 5 bucks and it works flawlesly

  26. Singhapura
    March 6, 2016

    Any wireless Qi charger will do. I just bought a wireless Qi puck from Aliexpress for 5 bucks and it works flawlesly