Elephone ask fans to put the final touches to the Elephone S3


Elephone have opened a questionnaire up on their website asking fans to choose their own specification features for the upcoming Elephone S3.

The S3 looks (from renders) like a really nice unibody metal phone, but although we have seen the device teased a few times it doesn’t look like the Elephone team are quite ready to release it just yet.

Over on the Elephone website, the company is asking fans to take part in a questionnaire to speak freely about what features they are looking forward to most.

From the questions we can see that part of the hardware is already decided on including a large battery, USB Type C, NFC etc but it appears that a final processor choice hasn’t been make yet.

Options for the chipset include the Mediatek MT6753, MT6735 or the more potent (and likely fan favourite) Mediatek Helio P10 chipset. There are also memory options too which might indicate two variants will be available at launch.

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If you want to have your say check out the questionnaire on the Elephone website here.

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39 Comments

  1. Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
    March 18, 2016

    The pohne looks really good, if it wouldnt have the beloved ELE-Bezels(tm). Helio P10 would also be good in a 2016 phone

    • Assefa Hanson
      March 18, 2016

      it doesnt have large bezels

      • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
        March 18, 2016

        Renders can lie

        • Assefa Hanson
          March 19, 2016

          renders? im talking about actual video hands on footage that is out for the s3

  2. Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
    March 18, 2016

    That would be my selection

    • Adam Irvine
      March 18, 2016

      Where’s the NFC though..?

      • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
        March 18, 2016

        Well I don’t really need nfc

  3. Andy Chan
    March 18, 2016

    i think the most important features that should be added is “no lies” and “customer support”? never use elephone before though. just heard bad things about them. a lot!

  4. Maksim
    March 18, 2016

    In 2017 it will be listed? Please stop all kinds of activities, it’s just meaningless hype, elephone lied many times.

  5. balcobomber25
    March 18, 2016

    Everyone knows Elephone will do whatever is cheapest and claim that is what fans picked. And then they will release a few models to the media, proclaim manufacturing (or some other) issue and consumers won’t be able to buy it till 7 months from now. Shady company.

    • Rob
      March 18, 2016

      I see your slowly warming to them!!! lol

      • MaxPower
        March 18, 2016

        He’s gonna end up buying one soon. Lol

        • Rob
          March 19, 2016

          I reckon he’s a closet elephone fan really, probably using one as a works phone as we speak.

          • MaxPower
            March 19, 2016

            Lol

    • tauerman
      March 18, 2016

      Hm, from what I am reading on Gizchina you shouldn’t buy Elephones and you also shouldn’t buy Umis

      • balcobomber25
        March 18, 2016

        Umi isn;t too bad

        • Young
          March 19, 2016

          UMI is horrible but Elephone is worst.

          • Razor
            March 21, 2016

            UMI is far worst than elephone. They straight up lie about their phone specs. Specially with their recent UMI Rome debacle.

      • MaxPower
        March 19, 2016

        You can read about Elephones all over the web. Same results.

  6. E8hffff
    March 18, 2016

    The problem is them getting the phones to market. The next is having so many phone that are pretty much the same specs.

    • Stef
      March 18, 2016

      I cannot know about the other points, but (about the 2nd point), P8000 is close to reach nightly status: http://forum.xda-developers.com/elephone-p8000/orig-development/rom-cyanogenmod-12-1-p8000-t3259022

      The only outstanding issue is the fingerprint sensor but from what I read they’re rewriting the HAL from scratch as we speak.

      If it does ascend into nightly status, I think it will be the first chinese phone to do so, so fast.

      So they succeeded , at least with that phone (OK the community helped more to be fair), in that point.

      • E8hffff
        March 18, 2016

        The P8000 is the exception. They need to step up to newer phones like the Vowney and P9000. I’ve already been informed they will release code for P9000.

    • Rob
      March 19, 2016

      What do you mean by “they have lost respect with customers”? That would imply they had some to start with, they didn’t so completely useless comment right there.

  7. tauerman
    March 18, 2016

    What do you guys think about the Elephone M3 (3gb version)?

    • IWannaBeTheGuy
      March 18, 2016

      I saw it and considered it, but after all the research i did on elephone, it seems like thir quality control is really low (i dont know how it is with the new ones like the p9000, but i would wait for more user experiences), the M3 probably went trough the same quality control as the p8000, and if you read Android Authority’s review on it, their unit was really badly put togheter, the phone came with dust inside the screen.

      • tauerman
        March 18, 2016

        Okay, so I better look out for the Meizu M3 Note then. (or Ulefone Future, if it isn’t too expensive)

  8. Master Go
    March 18, 2016

    Elephone is one of the best brand out there now when it comes to price/quality . i realty like it i had 2 devices im very happy

    • wolvie
      March 18, 2016

      Not another bullshit stories from freakin cheater elephone.

      Haven’t they get tired yet ?

    • Hakim Farouk
      March 19, 2016

      Then the only phone you ever had is an elephone. hahaha

  9. Owsley_66
    March 18, 2016

    Is the P9000 shipping yet? It was supposed to start shipping in February and on coolicool’s site they’re saying not until mid-April.

    I put down $5 on the P9000 because there was going to be a “B” with support for 4G/LTE in the U.S. That phone was supposed to start shipping in April and maybe it will but I haven’t seen anything on it since the end of their pre-order campaign back in January.

    Youtube reviews on the P9000 have been very favorable but in typical Elephone fashion the phone is already delayed by almost 2 months.

    Elephone just does not impress.

  10. Rajveer Singh
    March 18, 2016

    Hardware side:-

    1. 13MP Rear camera with dual tone flash and 8MP rear camera with aperture size of f/2.0 on both cameras with sony’s sensors.
    2..IR blaster port.
    3. Gorilla Glass 4 protection for display.
    4.Color Options:- Charcoal Black, Rose Gold, Grey and campaign gold.
    5. Dual sim 4G( with all bands-EU,US,ASIA, others.) + SD card slot toption (expandable upto 64GB) , avoid hybrid sim slot option if possible
    6. GPS with Glonass (which doesn’t comes in mostly Mediatek powered phones) and A GPS as well
    7. Keys with backlits
    8. 4000mAh-4200mAh “Li-Polymer Battery” , avoid Li-Battery if possible
    9. 8-8.5 mm thickness maximum.

    Software side:-

    1.. Dolby Atmos sound.
    2.3rd party app lock feature with fingerprint sensor as well.
    3. Source Code release like you did for P8000.
    4.fingerprint sensor should be able to capture photos/videos on by tapping on it.
    5. Night mode option.
    6. Finger print support with third party launchers also.

  11. Lloyd
    March 18, 2016

    Wait..They have fans?

    • Young
      March 19, 2016

      Hahaha

  12. Steven Fox
    March 19, 2016

    No matter what you put in there, they will find a way to mess it up(either software or built quality issues)

    • Young
      March 19, 2016

      101% right.

  13. Hakim Farouk
    March 19, 2016

    even if they put 8gd of ram in their phones elephone will still be elephone. Only ex elephone users know what i mean. (even current) hahaha. Better off buying oneplus or xiaomi

  14. MitsosDaBest
    March 19, 2016

    I wrote them this, but the Submit button is not working (just like their phones, LOL):

    “It’s not always the specs… I think for a price under $130 (presell under $100), it would be great to see the MTK 6735 with 2GB RAM+16GB ROM (32GB could be better). I also want to see a big battery (real 3000+mAh) with Fast Charge and the best of all, make a good Android 6 ROM with NO bugs!! You Elephone and ECOO always mess up with the ROM and you never give Updates, so your phones are rubbish, even with good specs… Also, I want to see 1080p screen and Metal Body for more beauty. Thank you.”

  15. Nilzie
    March 21, 2016

    Ulefone future will probably be a better phone, so maybe they should just make it with m6753 to offer a lower price.

  16. Wolvie
    March 21, 2016

    Ah finally Elephone advertising a phone that emphasized the model “FUTURE”.

    I think what they mean this unit will only available in the future-ish, like 10 years from now LOL

    I think we should be beware of this brand until their products has been tested by a reputable independent reviewer.