How’s the Elephone S3 body made ?


Elephone S3

If you are a type of a person being satisfied by easy answers, then the answer to the question in the title is indeed pretty simple. Injections.

But that would be probably too shallow of an answer cos there and big differences in injection types and the Elephone engineers are using the so-called “nano-injection moulding”. That sounds pretty complex and sophisticated, but in general that this technology is used for the creation of both the plastic components and the metal alloy components.

It’s basically a technique, where the specific liquid heated by the induction is injected into somewhat frozen mould and it cools and hardens. Thus creating very precise metal parts and components. This technology has been used also in the process of making the Elephone S3 and the company is admitting very significant rise in the production cost (allegedly up by 500%) of some particular components. But it adds majorly to the general sturdiness, durability and finesse of the device so it’s all worth it.

The Elephone S3 is not going to dazzle too much with its specs, but the design is a completely different animal and we can expect to have quite a looker on our hands with its arrival. In the meantime you can check the aforementioned process documented on the official video.

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53 Comments

  1. E8hffff
    April 25, 2016

    Is anyone going to even buy this phone? I’m sick of waiting for x20, x25 based phones so maybe some people will buy into older technology.

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 25, 2016

      duuuuuude me too its like all these x20s are coming out Q3 or something, zoppo isnt even out yet lol

      • E8hffff
        April 25, 2016

        The Zopo Speed 8 is said to ship from China on the 28th of this month, being April. I’m seriously thinking of getting it as it’s one of the only frontline phones to have NFC. I’m really interesting in getting the Vernee Apollo, or the Doogee F7 Pro but they haven’t yet locked down their specs. The LeEco 2 Mac or Pro are another series to watch but I think the price will blow out once it hits the market. There’s also the Oukitel K6000 Premium had the specs but now is said to be released in October.

        • Trayanee
          April 26, 2016

          LeEco 2 Max has Snap 820

    • tauerman
      April 25, 2016

      When are the X20 phones finally shipping? It seems like it take ages

      • E8hffff
        April 25, 2016

        As balcobomber25 puts it the Meizu Pro 6 just hit. Others are next month.

      • balcobomber25
        April 26, 2016

        With the Pro 6 just launched, I would give it 1-3 months and then the market will be flooded with X20 and X25 devices.

        • tauerman
          April 26, 2016

          So what would you buy now if you needed a device before june (like me) for max. 300€?

          • balcobomber25
            April 26, 2016

            If I had a max budget of 300euro? That is a good question. My Good friend MaxPower has been less than impressed with his Redmi Note 3 Pro, not sure I personally would get that. I would probably get my current phone (assuming I didn’t already have it) the Meizu MX5. But that’s just me. What specifically do you want in a phone?

            • tauerman
              April 26, 2016

              hm…I want a smooth user experience (minimum 3gb ram).
              [having read that the Meizu M3 note had hiccups/lags in a test, does bother me, otherwise that phone could have been a possible option]
              I use it for web browsing and taking photos, I don’t game much on it.
              Battery should obviously last 1 day, better 1.5 days.
              Design-wise I really like the Huawei Mate S and Mate 8 devices.

              I’ve searched for a few hours and every phone has a let down.

              LG G4 motherboard problems.

              Nexus 5X only 2 GB ram

              Xiaomi locked bootloader and maybe you get rejected

              Zuk Z2 Pro would be nice but who knows when it is really available, they also said that they wont sell it in Europe, which means no direct selling and again resellers fees for customer

              See on that article on the bottom they updated it http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/21/zuk-z2-pro-lenovo/ “Lenovo’s PR rep just reached out to say that the Z2 Pro is just for China and “will not be for sale in EMEA.”

            • balcobomber25
              April 26, 2016

              The Z2 Pro is just for China, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to buy it on a reseller and use it in your country. A lot of Meizu phones are just for China too.

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2016

      The first X25 phone is finally on the market, Meizu Pro 6 went on sale this week. It seems Mediatek wanted them to be the launch device for the X20/25 platform, it makes sense given that Mediatek invested in Meizu awhile back. They were also the first to launch a MT6750 (M3) phone and my guess is they will be the first to launch a Helio P20 phone with the MX6/Metal 2.

      Several were announced before the Meizu but have yet to go on sale. Meizu is becoming the new launch platform for Mediatek.

      • E8hffff
        April 25, 2016

        You made some good points but to me Meizu is over priced.

        • Assefa Hanson
          April 25, 2016

          why?

          • E8hffff
            April 25, 2016

            Meizu do have some shockingly cheap items, but their PRO range aren’t so cheap. I don’t also like their restrictive iterations of Android.

            • Assefa Hanson
              April 25, 2016

              oh i will agree that their flagships are pricey relatively speaking

        • balcobomber25
          April 25, 2016

          I am used of Xiaomi so the prices are about the same for me.

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 25, 2016

        dont want to jynx anything i just have a feeling majority of the p20 and x20 will be out in Q1 2017 i hope im wrong, so when will x30 be out mid 2017??

        • balcobomber25
          April 25, 2016

          I think the X20 will be very similar to the X10. The first X10 phones didn’t come out until around June of last year, Mx5 was one of the first. After that we saw this chip pretty much take over the midrange segment.

    • Trayanee
      April 26, 2016

      I agree with you. Its a shame we have to wait this long. It seems like most companies are following the same pattern. Introduce a flagship to reach the market half a year later and in the meantime pump out more crap with obsolete specs. And of course in Elephone case, also spam with annoying adverts every day. Living in Europe with weird LTE frequencies doesnt help either.

  2. Assefa Hanson
    April 25, 2016

    so Me, E8hfff, and the homie, joel adams(zoppo speed 8) are waiting on x20/25 devices, meanwhile balco,max power, muhammad,mattD,Andi and everyone else on gizchina are waiting on mtk 6580 phones with 1gb of ram running jelly bean 😛

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2016

      I am waiting on good X20/25 and P10 devices from reliable brands that actually release products and lie to customers. I would rather use a 6580 phone than something from Elecrap.

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 25, 2016

        lol XD speaking of p10 going on a single review, the meizu m3 note when playing 3d games stutters wuite alot i dont know if its the soc but i was suprised to see that from meizu but then again all brands have hiccups in one shape or form

        • balcobomber25
          April 25, 2016

          It will be interesting to see what other reviews of the P10 show, then we will know if it is the chip itself or a firmware issue. The Gionee S8 with a P10 is launching this month and should be reviewed soon.

          • Steven Fox
            April 26, 2016

            Do keep in mind that the Mali 860MP2 is not a huge upgrade over the 760MP2 found in MT6752.
            Performance should be up by 20-25%, but that’s not saying much.
            Don`t expect it to come close to SD650 in terms of GPU performance, but it will double the 6753 and SD615 performance, so that is not bad at all.

            • balcobomber25
              April 26, 2016

              I don’t expect it to be anywhere near the 650. That is a chip in a class all itself.

          • Rob
            April 26, 2016

            Unfortunately it won’t be on this site as they have an aversion to reviewing Gionee phones!

            • balcobomber25
              April 26, 2016

              They do a hands on and then promise a review that never comes. Luckily other sites review nearly every phone for us.

    • Joel Adames
      April 26, 2016

      I fingers crossed that Meizu as well as Zuk will launch a “MAX” version of the “” PRO 6″” and the “”Z2 PRO”” …

      Both with 2K 5.7″ screens and +4000mah Batteries, and in meizu’s case 6gbRam just for the sake of it…

      The ZUK Z2 PRO MAX at $500
      The Meizu 6 PRO also at $500

      Then I would just flip a coin… Hehehe

      • April 26, 2016

        For Zuk Z2 Pro I just found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ2u0RkzBLQ . And in some way it shows they went Elephone’s way (in matter of quality build).

        • Alexis T
          April 26, 2016

          Can you tell us, non-mandarin-speakers, what this skinny guy says about Z2 ?

          • April 26, 2016

            I wish I could understand. He was talking about frame and a cover (back and top) if I got it correctly 🙂

    • MattD
      April 26, 2016

      Yesss!!! That’s my sh*t!!!
      [doogee intensifies]

  3. balcobomber25
    April 25, 2016

    It’s made out of lies and fabrications like all Elecrap products.

    • Millet Air Purifier
      April 26, 2016

      Why always hate against them, give them a chance….

      • Trayanee
        April 26, 2016

        They probably deserve it. Maybe If they put the same effort into customer service as they put into aggressive marketing, we wouldnt hate on them. Actually the P9000 looks nice, but they have screwed up on the software side again so…

      • balcobomber25
        April 26, 2016

        I gave them about a dozen chances they failed each time. I actually bought two Elephones, a P6000 and P7000 both of them failed within 3 months. Unlike this website I don’t have a revisionist history when it comes to this company. They have to earn back my respect. Doogee is starting to do it, I despised that company for the longest time but I have actually seen them improving. They still have a long way to go but they are making the right decisions.

        • Millet Air Purifier
          April 26, 2016

          I also had 3 elephones which failed within 3 months, but now I wouldnt even consider on of these No-name brands. The P7000 was clear from the begining that it had to be a complete fail, after all those delays and quality issues. Never in my life would I buy a Doogee or Elephone as main phone, but I like seeing that these companies wont give up and still try to move on and sell their crap.

  4. MattD
    April 25, 2016

    “How’s the Elephone S3 body made?”

    Like every elephone’s product, it’s made of 500gr of exquisite renders, 150gr of great promises, 50gr of hopes, 10gr of dreams. Mix everything and blend it. Then add, in 5:1 proportion, lies and viral marketing. Let it rest until everything’s brown and smelly. Put it in the oven of pre-sale times for 6-8 months, waiting for it to get old and overpriced even before it comes out.
    …and, there you have it! Put it on the window and let it get cooler (or throw it at someone you hate, if the latter is passing by the window while you’re at it. After all, that’s the best way an elephone could be used)

    • Rob
      April 26, 2016

      Trouble is it’s so poorly made it would probably disintegrate before hitting the person you hate, and they would then be laughing at you for owning a piece of Elephone crap, making you hate them even more…..

      • MattD
        April 26, 2016

        Oh gawd, there’s no way escaping this! T.T

  5. Young
    April 25, 2016

    Another well cooked lies for dummies.

  6. Steven Fox
    April 26, 2016

    I`ll give you a hint – nothing like the video shows 😀

    • Rob
      April 26, 2016

      It might be, unfortunately the video was probably shot in a Vivo factory! lol

  7. Atere Jr
    April 26, 2016

    All body and no brain, makes ELE a useless brand

  8. Arcane
    April 26, 2016

    If I write a small chrome extension to eliminate all Elephone related articles from the GizChina homepage and feed, would you guys use it?

    It’ll probably take me a day or two at most.

    • MattD
      April 26, 2016

      Don’t know, it’s always funny to write and read comments about it… Moreover, that would cut like half of the articles here on the blog, it would get boring on the long run!

    • Alexis T
      April 26, 2016

      I’ll be definitely using it.

      Make it hide stupid ads – articles on cheap “smart” watches too and I’ll send cash thru PayPal.

    • bro-reac
      April 26, 2016

      It would be a good thing but from the time ele receives “this site might be sponsored and financed by the ELE-PEOPLE” so you wouldn’t want it to close would you?

  9. Alexis T
    April 26, 2016

    Know that we know “how” it’s made, we should now from what it’s made. I’d say scrapped auto parts and electronics scavenged from Nokia 3210s, but it’s only a wild guess.

    • balcobomber25
      April 26, 2016

      Don’t forget the metal handle from takeout food containers they found in the trash!

      • Alexis T
        April 26, 2016

        They can’t use this ones since UMI employees scrapped all of ’em already to craft their phones ^^

  10. wolvie
    April 26, 2016

    Wow another fake advertising from Elephoney again ?? WTF