Elephone supersize with the dual camera Elephone Max


elephone max

The jury is still out on if bigger is better, but bigger is usually more popular hence Elephant’s decision to build a larger phone.

At 6-inches, the Elephone Max will be the companies largest smartphone produced to date and follows the trend of larger displays which we’ve seen even Apple follow with larger iPhone models.

The 6-inch Elephone Max promises to offer a decent screen to body ratio, i.e a narrow border design (perhaps similar to new phones from Xiaomi and Huawei) and will boasts dual rear cameras which are rumoured to record video at up to 4K.

An ultra-slim metal body will contain the rest of the hardware, RAM and processor which will run an Android 7.0 operating system.

The final details we know so far are that the Elephone Max won’t be too expensive as the company says they plan to make it as cost effective as possible with an attractive price.

News of the Elephone Max joins news of the Elephone H1, Elephone ELE Box 2 and a couple more new Elephone handsets due to launch in the coming months.

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145 Comments

  1. Tremaine Underwood
    December 2, 2016

    Andi please check out Techmagnet’s for the S7 review. It
    will blow your mind, you guys have pushed this phone for so long
    because you are clearly being paid for these ‘news’ articles. His review
    unit has so many issues, this why we have been trying to warn people
    away from this phone. I am hoping our message has got through to some
    people because you guys are sad and shameless..This was just the proof I
    was waiting for.

    • Ibrahim
      December 2, 2016

      Done.
      Man Elephone sucks XD

    • Acta.jr
      December 2, 2016

      none is forcing you to buy this, why the hell you are so caring about strangers, or it’s just someone pays you for that, screw idiot, stop spreading hate everywhere, there is nothing wrong with ele, l like them, why the hell you’re interested about us, even if l burn all my money that’s not your business

      • Tremaine Underwood
        December 2, 2016

        So you watched the review then? If you didn’t then stop speaking shit and watch it. Once you have please feel free to explain all the issues. I listed them above for your retarded buddy

        • Ibrahim
          December 2, 2016

          Dude are you stupid???
          Please when you see someone praises Elecrap then just look at their profile.. It is either:
          1-Private and this one you should 100% no no 10000000000% be sure that he/she/it is a elepaidfan.
          2-Not private, then just look at his/her/its comments and you will either:
          A- He/she/it has comments about nothing but Elephone and Mgcool then you must be sure that he/she/it is a crappy paid shit.
          B- They have comments about other companies, then ONLY THIS KIND of people you should argue.

          ———————————————————————————-
          Now let’s apply my mumbo jumbo guide to those two “Acta.jr and

          • jolu
            December 2, 2016

            I have used many different phones in the past 2 years. Only 3 of them where Elephones. I must say that each one of them actually performed quite good hence they each had their flaws too.

            In my opinion Elephone can be a great company, they just have to focus on making phones for other company’s who do know how to optimize the software and who master the art of good Quality Control and customer service.

            I’m currently waiting till the Holidays are over to get a few new phones. One of those phones might be an Elephone. Xiaomi Mi mix or Mi Note 2 are also on that list.

            • Ibrahim
              December 3, 2016

              Yes any phone can perform well for a few days, but the real challenge is to keep up after a month or 6 months or a year etc…

              I have tried so many Chinese brands and funny enough I tried P5000 with that huge monster battery and it was amazing “for 2 weeks” then camera and fingerprint stopped working. Then I got a weird red color on my screen then boom the touch no longer works XD

              On the other hand, I have Xiaomi Mi3 which is way older than P5000 and still is working well. Of course I have a lot of newer phones from China like Mi4c and Mi5S and Mi Note 2 Mi Max Redmi 2 and 3 and 3 pro…
              ALL are working still. The only one with problem is Redmi Note 2 with weird battery draining.

              My point is, don’t throw your money hoping Elecrap would change. They are awful “for now”

          • Acta.jr
            December 5, 2016

            why do you care so much, anyway i’m not asking you what to do, so please STFU

            • Ibrahim
              December 6, 2016

              That is super disrespectful, but I learned manners so I won’t reply.

            • Ibrahim
              December 6, 2016

              No wait my bad.. You are another Elecrap fan, so I could not expect more than a low-life person who gets paid a penny or two lol

            • Acta.jr
              December 6, 2016

              right so STFU

            • Acta.jr
              February 17, 2017

              yes l’m so what

      • lildwell
        December 2, 2016

        The problem is that when a newcomer comes to this site and read your paid for comments and all of these crappy articles about elephone, they might be tricked into thinking they are a good company. Hell, I was tricked. It’s shady business. But you won’t care. You’re going to go back to http://www.elephone.hk/job and collect your check.

        • arsalan
          December 3, 2016

          I don’t know why you people are so annoyed with elephone? Seems like you are also paid by the elephone rivals? I am not paid by elephone at all. But I want to tell you that I bought one phone from elephone “The Elephone P8” long before. That was one of the few larger phone of 5.7 inches at that time. Later I gave that phone to my wife and she is still using it as her primary phone and working well… I couldn’t understand your bias against elephone. I am not buying any phone on the gizchina advice. I do my own research also. But gizchina definitely gives us a chance to know about some phones which otherwise I or we don’t know… Peace

          • lildwell
            December 3, 2016

            Because you are in the minority. The majority of elephones products have been terrible. I got a Ecoo E04 which was elephone under a different name. The thing was full of bugs and died after a few months. My anecdotal evidence has just nullified yours. If you did proper research, you would’ve come across the elephone forums were they blatantly ignore complaints. You would know about the phones that they promised to create only to turn into nothing. You would know about the pre orders that elephone never filled. It’s one thing to cover unknown phone brands but elephone is spammed to death.

        • Acta.jr
          December 5, 2016

          thanks looser 🙂

    • BS
      December 2, 2016

      oh dear someone is offended by ele, give me a reason why should l listen to you? in fact l’m thinking about to get more that 50 S7’s just because of you, and by the way techmagnet is worst source of news

      • Tremaine Underwood
        December 2, 2016

        Don’t listen to me, that’s the whole point of this comment, listen the renowned reviewer who has found tons of issues with his phone. Please buy 500000 of them, try take as many away from other people as can. Clearly the reviewer made up the issues with the phone. The scratches, the non working home button, the crap cameras, the lower than average antutu for an X20(which is on par with all the S7 review scores so far) . Plus I would like to add and I can find the news article on here where they claimed it was like 20000 higher than that. But I just hate Elephone.

        • lildwell
          December 2, 2016

          Techmagnet isn’t the only person taking a huge crap on this piece of junk either. All over YouTube there are bad reviews with this device. The funny coincidence though is that after all of the news sites that pushed this crap with daily useless articles haven’t reviewed it. They more than lekely won’t review it. Let Cheng review it.

          • Rob
            December 3, 2016

            Trouble is everyone knows that Elephone are sh*t so if they buy these pieces of junk then more fool them, anyone with half a brain knows that every phone they make has crap software, awful cameras, general build quality issues and over all poor performance. Some of their new phones might look prettier but there’s only so much you can polish a turd, at the end of the day it’s still sh*t!

    • ElefraudSux
      December 2, 2016

      Don’t reply to them. They are employees. They earn money from the positive comments.

      http://www.elephone.hk/job

      I saw the review of TechMagnet and I wasn’t surprised… I already knew that this phone, would be something more than junk…

    • Airyl
      December 2, 2016

      We haven’t actually reviewed the phone yet, so we can’t really share our sentiments on the matter.

      And it’s not really that we’re paid for these articles, rather we just write about news. If Elephone is making a new device, we write about it the same way we’d write about an Oukitel device or LeEco device.

      As writers, we need to be objective. If something is objectively boring, we point it out. If something is objectively good, we say it. But until we actually receive a device and get to use it, we cannot give our subjective opinions on the device because it would be biased writing.

      That said, we don’t advocate people to buy Elephone either. Like I’ve previously stated, we’re just writing the news. Until we actually review the device, anything we say is from an objective standpoint. Thus, feel free to have your own opinion on it.

      I’d also like to add one thing, and that is that here at Gizchina, we legitimately want these smaller companies to improve. Whether it’s Elephone or Oukitel, we prefer to write about these companies and offer helpful criticism than advocate their ends. I hope you understand this.

      • lildwell
        December 2, 2016

        80% of the stuff you post about elephone isn’t news though. Its foolishness. “Elephone now has an explosion proof membrane” isn’t news. “The elephone s7 comes with a silicon case” isn’t news.

        • Airyl
          December 2, 2016

          Yes, yes they are. These are just simple news articles made to hype up certain devices so that companies feel pressured into making their devices better. It makes the market more competitive.

          When Bluboo sees “Elephone makes bezeless phone”, this prompts them to improve their design. When Ulefone sees “Oukitel ships with silicone case”, they’ll respond accordingly.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            December 3, 2016

            i actually appreciate this !

            well done @airyl:disqus

      • goodwill
        December 3, 2016

        Then what is Gizchina going to do with the influx of these fake commenters from elejob? Do explain.

        Are you going to let it run. I’m sure you are aware of the popularity of elephone threads are little to zero until elephone proposes elejob, the spike of constant same biased “overly excited”, “loyal” actors commenting on their threads

        Refer to this as proof.
        https://disqus.com/home/discussion/gizchina/elephone_gets_the_mediatek_stamp_of_approval_for_helio_p20_usage/#comment-2921502092

        I’m 100% sure some of the positive comments here are fake too.

        • lildwell
          December 3, 2016

          That’s hilarious.

        • Airyl
          December 3, 2016

          We don’t delete those because honestly, they’re pretty funny. If it eventually gets out of hand, we’ll handle the issue, but as it stands it’s just hilarious to read them.

          • Radz Rastas
            December 4, 2016

            It’s even more hilarious to listen to the Elehaters comments.

            • goodwill
              December 4, 2016

              Well you’re one to talk. Facebook states that you live in Australia with just 16 Asian women friends (creep). Can’t be any more fake than that. Haha. You literally don’t exist. No digital footprint, seriously? Even my mother has more digital footprint. You only comment on elephone threads and nothing else. Making your disqus private is pointless btw. I can still find what threads you post on with google. haha.

              Why don’t you go relief yourself somewhere else. We know that you’re fake. And apparently gizchina is aware of you rats too. Haha.

            • Radz Rastas
              December 4, 2016

              Hahaha – you’re welcome to laugh at any of my comments , just as you have me laughing at yours detective goodwill.

            • goodwill
              December 4, 2016

              Uhuh, sure. Haha

            • lildwell
              December 4, 2016

              So are you real or not because it appears as though you side stepped his comment. LMAO

            • Radz Rastas
              December 4, 2016

              Best not to ask those questions lildwell , you never know who you are chatting with.
              Have a nice day.

            • lildwell
              December 4, 2016

              Which proves his point. We all know youre a fake profile. I just find it funny that instead of defending yourself or just vanishing, you side step his comment with a poor excuse of ad hominem. Have a blessed day.

            • goodwill
              December 5, 2016

              It’s going to be hard tho. I can just list down all the fakes here with proof but as Airyl said, they won’t do anything to them for now and these guys can just make new accounts. It’s so annoying. The root of the problem is Elejob, really; tempting all these people into doing all this rather pathetic things. Should just boycott Elephone just for their dirty marketing.

          • goodwill
            December 4, 2016

            It was entertaining at 1st but as you can see your readers are getting rather annoyed by these comedian now; resulting to them voicing out.

            You don’t even get such excitement on other low tier chinese brands. Ulephone, Umi and etc barely gets 5 comments on their threads and Elephone which is not any better gets well much over that (after Elejob came about ofcourse, I know this because I’ve been your reader well since that)

            • lildwell
              December 4, 2016

              I wouldn’t call it excitement. More like a battlefield…

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 3, 2016

        “I’d also like to add one thing, and that is that here at Gizchina, we
        legitimately want these smaller companies to improve. Whether it’s
        Elephone or Oukitel, we prefer to write about these companies and offer
        helpful criticism than advocate their ends. I hope you understand this.”

        this is actually good

      • MattD
        December 3, 2016

        Now, don’t try to fool us. The very same articles you write, are done on other sites too. And they both come from elephone/ulefone/bluboo/whoever newsletter. Only, other sites are polite enough to write [SPONSORED] in the title, so readers know what’s going on. You don’t, you just publish elephone including a silicon case like it’s the second coming of obama. That’s straightforward BS.

        Now, this news we’re writing under, is not the same case. If someone is about to launch a new device, it’s good to let us know. But recently (really have been many months, but let’s just stick with “recently”) things have gone out of hands: out of 10 news, 9 are utter crap coming from a newsletter about silicon cases, “3 million steps cnc frames”, iphone comparisons, totally biased tests made by companies themselves and so on.

        And I’d dare say: there is nothing wrong with that too! Sponsored news were a thing since the days of newspapers. All it would need is a “sponsored” in the title, that would settle waaay too many things. This crap you’re trying to push “we do it to drive chinese industry” is an insult to our intelligence.
        Obviously your credibility would sink a bit once 9 out of 10 news you published has “sponsored” in the title, I can understand that.
        But that’s the problem with you now. Gizchina lately has been doing nothing but paid articles. No reviews, no news published in time. Last time I’ve read a news here before reading it on other sites, it was the redmi note 2 launch. Now, everytime there’s something like that, you write something 1-3 days later, if ever. The only one making real reviews is Zi Jin now, he’s the only blogger writing here we can trust. Everyone else is doing the worst job possible, while andi and yash are desaparecidos the most of the time. Just watch the nomu s20 review by markus, basically “it’s a perfect phone made by super company”, with an essay on the company itself: that’s coming from a newsletter too.

        So… If you’ll ever read without outright delete this comment…
        Don’t insult our intelligence and try to be more transparent about what you’re doing… And, perhaps, work a little harder… Many of us still have some kind of faith in this site, don’t treat us like retards.

        • Airyl
          December 3, 2016

          Trust me, I’m not trying to fool you. I’m not going to deny that we get news sources from Elephone, Ulefone, Bluboo and many other companies, but that’s simply because they’re reliable sources of information. We’re not sponsored by them, we just write what they send us on slow news days.

          We would generally like to avoid these types of articles, but these days the Chinese smartphone market just isn’t as bustling as it used to be. Back then you could go online and 20 different companies would be duking it out for the spotlight (Like during the JiaYu G3 days), while nowadays it’s really just the next Ulefone device, or the next Elephone device, or some variation of the sort.

          We have been sponsored in the past, but these aren’t our sponsored articles. All of our sponsored content is tagged as sponsored and is then sorted into our sponsored archive, which you can find here.

          https://www.gizchina.com/category/sponsored-2/

          I’ve also read Markus’s review of the Nomu S20, and to be honest, I don’t really see too much wrong with it. I definitely disagree about the camera (it’s below average, IMO), but I do agree that the build is quite nice and the software is snappy. You’ll also have to understand that Markus is a new writer. If you want him to improve, it’d be better to go to his review and give him some constructive criticism.

          I’m not going to delete my comment. I’m trying my best to be transparent here, I really do want to understand you and improve the site. And, I do understand where you’re coming from. Honestly, I’m also somewhat unhappy about the current state of things. I’m sorry if I’ve offended you, that was never my intention. I’ll try to put in a good word, but do tell me what else you’d like to see improved.

        • Rob
          December 3, 2016

          I hardly ever bother on this site now, let alone leave comments. However, in this case I will make an exception as I commpletely agree with you. Let’s just say ‘site b’ will publish a dozen articles in one day and the only one you’ll find here is the Elephone/Umi one etc, all the real stories are completely ignored. If this site does do a reivew (happens on rare occassions) then it tends to be a Xiaomi phone (aside from the Elephone ones). Again, I find this boring as there are so many phones available that it would be nice to see reviews of some of the ‘lesser known’ brands. I would’ve loved a review of my q5 plus from one of these sites before deciding to take a chance but I know that will never happen as it’s not made by Elephone. As for this site, over the last 12 months it’s become completely laughable and is just a shadow of it’s former self.

          • lildwell
            December 3, 2016

            I’d like to add to your comment. Elephone won’t be reviewed ever. The only devices that get reviewed these days are Xiaomi devices. And then its usually a redmi series phone. For example, I didn’t even know the pptv phablet existed looking at this site. On another site there is a full review though. But these guys claim that thy care about small brands. Please…

            • Rob
              December 3, 2016

              Reminds me of earlier in the year when they reviewed the same Xiaomi phone twice as one had an extra 1gb ram, only to find the performance was the same! Could’ve told them that myself, that time would’ve been better spent reviewing a different phone. Sums this site up really unfortunately.

            • Airyl
              December 3, 2016

              Not many companies are actually willing to send us review units, while the demand for review articles is pretty high. We went a week without a review once and the comments section was rife with “Gizchina doesn’t review phones anymore”.

              On top of that, Xiaomi phones tend to sell well for online stores, so that’s the reason why we get offered those a lot. We also prefer to take them because the standard Xiaomi review gets a lot of views compared to, say, an Elephone review.

            • Rob
              December 4, 2016

              My issue is everyday you put another article, I mean ad about the same Elephone phone as an excuse to list all the specs (yet) again and then you say they won’t send you review units! I wonder why, could it be because they are rubbish?

              As for only putting these articles up because there’s not much happening in the world of Chinese phones, I’ve never heard such utter nonsense. Other sites find plenty of interesting phones and I often stumble across interesting devices that never even get mentioned anywhere. You may be aware of the saying “if you don’t have anything interesting to say, then don’t speak”. The same could be said for these Elephone/Umi/Blackview etc ads, if you have nothing new to add then don’t post! That would straight away stop 90% of these pointless posts, and they may actually send review units instead for free publicity.

            • lildwell
              December 3, 2016

              True. Its all good though. I got a list of people to watch on YouTube so I’m probably just going to stick to them.

            • Airyl
              December 3, 2016

              PPTV did not want to send us a review unit of the King 7, and most stores were more interested in sending us different devices. On top of that, the only Redmi we’ve reviewed recently is the Redmi Note 4. I believe Zijin has a Redmi 4 and 4A in the pipeline, but aside from that there really aren’t any other Redmi reviews.

            • lildwell
              December 3, 2016

              You might want to start buying phone to review then. Many reviewers do it and are building up fan bases that are even willing to donate to their Patron accounts to financially support them. And you in particular could go back to that series you were doing on defunct historic Chinese phone brands. Till the product gets better though, I’ll just stick to watching zi jin on YouTube.

            • Airyl
              December 4, 2016

              I would if I could. Unfortunately, I’m not exactly in an incredibly stable financial situation myself, and living in Malaysia is incredibly taxing on your budget.

              I’d like to go back to that series, but while they were well received, they didn’t really get read much. It was kind of disappointing when I researched a whole bunch for the Newman article and got about 5 comments on it, including two of mine.

            • lildwell
              December 4, 2016

              Well many of us appreciated it.

            • lildwell
              December 4, 2016

              If you really want to make this site better you would delete all of the elephone paid commenters. Its gotten so bad they are spilli g into other posts….

            • goodwill
              December 5, 2016

              You’re from Malaysia? So am I. Ampang.

    • Radz Rastas
      December 2, 2016

      What a sad sad poor excuse of a person you are.
      Nothing but hate in your heart.
      Try to breath more and enjoy life.

      P.S. The more you try to convince us the more we laugh at you.

  2. BS
    December 2, 2016

    with all those narrow bezels l was thinkin about 6.5″ display, phablet

  3. Zdeněk Anděl
    December 2, 2016

    you do better if you buy LeEco Le 2(x620/625) than this crap lol

  4. Tremaine Underwood
    December 2, 2016

    Andi please check out Techmagnet’s for the S7 review. It
    will blow your mind, you guys have pushed this phone for so long
    because you are clearly being paid for these ‘news’ articles. His review
    unit has so many issues, this why we have been trying to warn people
    away from this phone. I am hoping our message has got through to some
    people because you guys are sad and shameless..This was just the proof I
    was waiting for.

    • Ibrahim
      December 2, 2016

      Done.
      Man Elephone sucks XD

    • B5 Elite
      December 2, 2016

      none is forcing you to buy this, why the hell you are so caring about strangers, or it’s just someone pays you for that, screw idiot, stop spreading hate everywhere, there is nothing wrong with ele, l like them, why the hell you’re interested about us, even if l burn all my money that’s not your business

    • D.Cakaj
      December 2, 2016

      oh dear someone is offended by ele, give me a reason why should l listen to you? in fact l’m thinking about to get more that 50 S7’s just because of you, and by the way techmagnet is worst source of news

    • Tremaine Underwood
      December 2, 2016

      Don’t listen to me, that’s the whole point of this comment, listen the renowned reviewer who has found tons of issues with his phone. Please buy 500000 of them, try take as many away from other people as can. Clearly the reviewer made up the issues with the phone. The scratches, the non working home button, the crap cameras, the lower than average antutu for an X20(which is on par with all the S7 review scores so far) . Plus I would like to add and I can find the news article on here where they claimed it was like 20000 higher than that. But I just hate Elephone.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      December 2, 2016

      So you watched the review then? If you didn’t then stop speaking shit and watch it. Once you have please feel free to explain all the issues. I listed them above for your retarded buddy

    • Ibrahim
      December 2, 2016

      Dude are you crazy???
      Please when you see someone praises Elecrap then just look at their profile.. It is either:
      1-Private and this one you should 100% no no 10000000000% be sure that he/she/it is a elepaidfan.
      2-Not private, then just look at his/her/its comments and you will either:
      A- He/she/it has comments about nothing but Elephone and Mgcool then you must be sure that he/she/it is a crappy paid shit.
      B- They have comments about other companies, then ONLY THIS KIND of people you should argue.

      ———————————————————————————-
      Now let’s apply my mumbo jumbo guide to those two “Acta.jr and BS, okay? THEY ARE BOTH PRIVATE.
      Done! They are both elecrappypaidfans.

    • Guest
      December 2, 2016

      Don’t reply to them. They are employees. They earn money from the positive comments.

      http://www.elephone.hk/job

      I saw the review of TechMagnet and I wasn’t surprised… I already knew that this phone, would be something more than junk…

    • Airyl
      December 2, 2016

      We haven’t actually reviewed the phone yet, so we can’t really share our sentiments on the matter.

      And it’s not really that we’re paid for these articles, rather we just write about news. If Elephone is making a new device, we write about it the same way we’d write about an Oukitel device or LeEco device.

      As writers, we need to be objective. If something is objectively boring, we point it out. If something is objectively good, we say it. But until we actually receive a device and get to use it, we cannot give our subjective opinions on the device because it would be biased writing.

      That said, we don’t advocate people to buy Elephone either. Like I’ve previously stated, we’re just writing the news. Until we actually review the device, anything we say is from an objective standpoint. Thus, feel free to have your own opinion on it.

      I’d also like to add one thing, and that is that here at Gizchina, we legitimately want these smaller companies to improve. Whether it’s Elephone or Oukitel, we prefer to write about these companies and offer helpful criticism than advocate their ends. I hope you understand this.

    • lildwell
      December 3, 2016

      80% of the stuff you post about elephone isn’t news though. Its foolishness. “Elephone now has an explosion proof membrane” isn’t news. “The elephone s7 comes with a silicon case” isn’t news.

    • lildwell
      December 3, 2016

      The problem is that when a newcomer comes to this site and read your paid for comments and all of these crappy articles about elephone, they might be tricked into thinking they are a good company. Hell, I was tricked. It’s shady business. But you won’t care. You’re going to go back to http://www.elephone.hk/job and collect your check.

    • lildwell
      December 3, 2016

      Techmagnet isn’t the only person taking a huge crap on this piece of junk either. All over YouTube there are bad reviews with this device. The funny coincidence though is that after all of the news sites that pushed this crap with daily useless articles haven’t reviewed it. They more than lekely won’t review it. Let Cheng review it.

    • jolu
      December 3, 2016

      I have used many different phones in the past 2 years. Only 3 of them where Elephones. I must say that each one of them actually performed quite good hence they each had their flaws too.

      In my opinion Elephone can be a great company, they just have to focus on making phones for other company’s who do know how to optimize the software and who master the art of good Quality Control and customer service.

      I’m currently waiting till the Holidays are over to get a few new phones. One of those phones might be an Elephone. Xiaomi Mi mix or Mi Note 2 are also on that list.

    • Airyl
      December 3, 2016

      Yes, yes they are. These are just simple news articles made to hype up certain devices so that companies feel pressured into making their devices better. It makes the market more competitive.

      When Bluboo sees “Elephone makes bezeless phone”, this prompts them to improve their design. When Ulefone sees “Oukitel ships with silicone case”, they’ll respond accordingly.

    • goodwill
      December 3, 2016

      Then what is Gizchina going to do with the influx of these fake commenters from elejob? Do explain.

      Are you going to let it run. I’m sure you are aware of the popularity of elephone threads are little to zero until elephone proposes elejob, then came a spike of constant same biased “overly excited”, “loyal” actors commenting on their threads

      Refer to this as proof.
      https://disqus.com/home/discussion/gizchina/elephone_gets_the_mediatek_stamp_of_approval_for_helio_p20_usage/#comment-2921502092

      I’m 100% sure some of the positive comments here are fake too.

    • arsalan
      December 3, 2016

      I don’t know why you people are so annoyed with elephone? Seems like you are also paid by the elephone rivals? I am not paid by elephone at all. But I want to tell you that I bought one phone from elephone “The Elephone P8” long before. That was one of the few larger phone of 5.7 inches at that time. Later I gave that phone to my wife and she is still using it as her primary phone and working well… I couldn’t understand your bias against elephone. I am not buying any phone on the gizchina advice. I do my own research also. But gizchina definitely gives us a chance to know about some phones which otherwise I or we don’t know… Peace

    • Guest
      December 3, 2016

      “I’d also like to add one thing, and that is that here at Gizchina, we
      legitimately want these smaller companies to improve. Whether it’s
      Elephone or Oukitel, we prefer to write about these companies and offer
      helpful criticism than advocate their ends. I hope you understand this.”

      this is actually good

    • Guest
      December 3, 2016

      i actually appreciate this !

      well done @airyl:disqus

    • Ibrahim
      December 3, 2016

      Yes any phone can perform well for a few days, but the real challenge is to keep up after a month or 6 months or a year etc…

      I have tried so many Chinese brands and funny enough I tried P5000 with that huge monster battery and it was amazing “for 2 weeks” then camera and fingerprint stopped working. Then I got a weird red color on my screen then boom the touch no longer works XD

      On the other hand, I have Xiaomi Mi3 which is way older than P5000 and still is working well. Of course I have a lot of newer phones from China like Mi4c and Mi5S and Mi Note 2 Mi Max Redmi 2 and 3 and 3 pro…
      ALL are working still. The only one with problem is Redmi Note 2 with weird battery draining.

      My point is, don’t throw your money hoping Elecrap would change. They are awful “for now”

    • lildwell
      December 3, 2016

      Because you are in the minority. The majority of elephones products have been terrible. I got a Ecoo E04 which was elephone under a different name. The thing was full of bugs and died after a few months. My anecdotal evidence has just nullified yours. If you did proper research, you would’ve come across the elephone forums were they blatantly ignore complaints. You would know about the phones that they promised to create only to turn into nothing. You would know about the pre orders that elephone never filled. It’s one thing to cover unknown phone brands but elephone is spammed to death.

    • lildwell
      December 3, 2016

      That’s hilarious.

    • MattD
      December 3, 2016

      Now, don’t try to fool us. The very same articles you write, are done on other sites too. And they both come from elephone/ulefone/bluboo/whoever newsletter. Only, other sites are polite enough to write [SPONSORED] in the title, so readers know what’s going on. You don’t, you just publish elephone including a silicon case like it’s the second coming of obama. That’s straightforward BS.

      Now, this news we’re writing under, is not the same case. If someone is about to launch a new device, it’s good to let us know. But recently (really have been many months, but let’s just stick with “recently”) things have gone out of hands: out of 10 news, 9 are utter crap coming from a newsletter about silicon cases, “3 million steps cnc frames”, iphone comparisons, totally biased tests made by companies themselves and so on.

      And I’d dare say: there is nothing wrong with that too! Sponsored news were a thing since the days of newspapers. All it would need is a “sponsored” in the title, that would settle waaay too many things. This crap you’re trying to push “we do it to drive chinese industry” is an insult to our intelligence.
      Obviously your credibility would sink a bit once 9 out of 10 news you published has “sponsored” in the title, I can understand that.
      But that’s the problem with you now. Gizchina lately has been doing nothing but paid articles. No reviews, no news published in time. Last time I’ve read a news here before reading it on other sites, it was the redmi note 2 launch. Now, everytime there’s something like that, you write something 1-3 days later, if ever. The only one making real reviews is Zi Jin now, he’s the only blogger writing here we can trust. Everyone else is doing the worst job possible, while andi and yash are desaparecidos the most of the time. Just watch the nomu s20 review by markus, basically “it’s a perfect phone made by super company”, with an essay on the company itself: that’s coming from a newsletter too.

      So… If you’ll ever read without outright delete this comment…
      Don’t insult our intelligence and try to be more transparent about what you’re doing… And, perhaps, work a little harder… Many of us still have some kind of faith in this site, don’t treat us like retards.

    • Airyl
      December 3, 2016

      We don’t delete those because honestly, they’re pretty funny. They’re way too obvious for anyone to mistake them for actual comments. If it eventually gets out of hand, we’ll handle the issue, but as it stands it’s just hilarious to read them.

    • Airyl
      December 3, 2016

      Trust me, I’m not trying to fool you. I’m not going to deny that we get news sources from Elephone, Ulefone, Bluboo and many other companies, but that’s simply because they’re reliable sources of information. We’re not sponsored by them, we just write what they send us on slow news days.

      We would generally like to avoid these types of articles, but these days the Chinese smartphone market just isn’t as bustling as it used to be. Back then you could go online and 20 different companies would be duking it out for the spotlight (Like during the JiaYu G3 days), while nowadays it’s really just the next Ulefone device, or the next Elephone device, or some variation of the sort.

      We have been sponsored in the past, but these aren’t our sponsored articles. All of our sponsored content is tagged as sponsored and is then sorted into our sponsored archive, which you can find here.

      http://www.gizchina.com/category/sponsored-2/

      I’ve also read Markus’s review of the Nomu S20, and to be honest, I don’t really see too much wrong with it. I definitely disagree about the camera (it’s below average, IMO), but I do agree that the build is quite nice and the software is snappy. You’ll also have to understand that Markus is a new writer. If you want him to improve, it’d be better to go to his review and give him some constructive criticism.

      I’m not going to delete my comment. I’m trying my best to be transparent here, I really do want to understand you and improve the site. And, I do understand where you’re coming from. Honestly, I’m also somewhat unhappy about the current state of things. I’m sorry if I’ve offended you, that was never my intention. I’ll try to put in a good word, but do tell me what else you’d like to see improved.

    • Rob
      December 3, 2016

      I hardly ever bother on this site now, let alone leave comments. However, in this case I will make an exception as I commpletely agree with you. Let’s just say ‘site b’ will publish a dozen articles in one day and the only one you’ll find here is the Elephone/Umi one etc, all the real stories are completely ignored. If this site does do a reivew (happens on rare occassions) then it tends to be a Xiaomi phone (aside from the Elephone ones). Again, I find this boring as there are so many phones available that it would be nice to see reviews of some of the ‘lesser known’ brands. I would’ve loved a review of my q5 plus from one of these sites before deciding to take a chance but I know that will never happen as it’s not made by Elephone. As for this site, over the last 12 months it’s become completely laughable and is just a shadow of it’s former self.

    • Rob
      December 3, 2016

      Trouble is everyone knows that Elephone are sh*t so if they buy these pieces of junk then more fool them, anyone with half a brain knows that every phone they make has crap software, awful cameras, general build quality issues and over all poor performance. Some of their new phones might look prettier but there’s only so much you can polish a turd, at the end of the day it’s still sh*t!

    • lildwell
      December 3, 2016

      I’d like to add to your comment. Elephone won’t be reviewed ever. The only devices that get reviewed these days are Xiaomi devices. And then its usually a redmi series phone. For example, I didn’t even know the pptv phablet existed looking at this site. On another site there is a full review though. But these guys claim that thy care about small brands. Please…

    • Rob
      December 3, 2016

      Reminds me of earlier in the year when they reviewed the same Xiaomi phone twice as one had an extra 1gb ram, only to find the performance was the same! Could’ve told them that myself, that time would’ve been better spent reviewing a different phone. Sums this site up really unfortunately.

    • Airyl
      December 3, 2016

      PPTV did not want to send us a review unit of the King 7, and most stores were more interested in sending us different devices. On top of that, the only Redmi we’ve reviewed recently is the Redmi Note 4. I believe Zijin has a Redmi 4 and 4A in the pipeline, but aside from that there really aren’t any other Redmi reviews.

    • Airyl
      December 3, 2016

      Not many companies are actually willing to send us review units, while the demand for review articles is pretty high. We went a week without a review once and the comments section was rife with “Gizchina doesn’t review phones anymore”.

      On top of that, Xiaomi phones tend to sell well for online stores, so that’s the reason why we get offered those a lot. We also prefer to take them because the standard Xiaomi review gets a lot of views compared to, say, an Elephone review.

    • lildwell
      December 3, 2016

      True. Its all good though. I got a list of people to watch on YouTube so I’m probably just going to stick to them.

    • lildwell
      December 4, 2016

      You might want to start buying phones to review then. Many reviewers do it and are building up fan bases that are even willing to donate to their Patron accounts to financially support them. And you in particular could go back to that series you were doing on defunct historic Chinese phone brands. Till the product gets better though, I’ll just stick to watching zi jin on YouTube.

    • Radz Rastas
      December 4, 2016

      It’s even more hilarious to listen to the Elehaters comments.

    • goodwill
      December 4, 2016

      Well you’re one to talk. Facebook states that you live in Australia with just 16 Asian women friends (creep). Can’t be any more fake than that. Haha. You literally don’t exist. No digital footprint, seriously? Even my mother has more digital footprint. You only comment on elephone threads and nothing else. Making your disqus private is pointless btw. I can still find what threads you post on with google. haha.

      Why don’t you go relief yourself somewhere else. We know that you’re fake. And apparently gizchina is aware of you rats too. Haha.

    • goodwill
      December 4, 2016

      It was entertaining at 1st but as you can see your readers are getting rather annoyed by these comedians now; resulting to them voicing out.

      You don’t even get such excitement on other low tier chinese brands. Ulephone, Umi and etc barely gets 5 comments on their threads and Elephone which is not any better gets well much over that (after Elejob came about ofcourse, I know this because I’ve been your reader well since that)

    • Radz Rastas
      December 4, 2016

      Hahaha – you’re welcome to laugh at any of my comments , just as you have me laughing at yours detective goodwill.

    • goodwill
      December 4, 2016

      Uhuh, sure. Haha

    • Airyl
      December 4, 2016

      I would if I could. Unfortunately, I’m not exactly in an incredibly stable financial situation myself, and living in Malaysia is incredibly taxing on your budget.

      I’d like to go back to that series, but while they were well received, they didn’t really get read much. It was kind of disappointing when I researched a whole bunch for the Newman article and got about 5 comments on it, including two of mine.

    • lildwell
      December 4, 2016

      Well many of us appreciated it.

    • Rob
      December 4, 2016

      My issue is everyday you put another article, I mean ad about the same Elephone phone as an excuse to list all the specs (yet) again and then you say they won’t send you review units! I wonder why, could it be because they are rubbish?

      As for only putting these articles up because there’s not much happening in the world of Chinese phones, I’ve never heard such utter nonsense. Other sites find plenty of interesting phones and I often stumble across interesting devices that never even get mentioned anywhere. You may be aware of the saying “if you don’t have anything interesting to say, then don’t speak”. The same could be said for these Elephone/Umi/Blackview etc ads, if you have nothing new to add then don’t post! That would straight away stop 90% of these pointless posts, and they may actually send review units instead for free publicity.

    • lildwell
      December 4, 2016

      If you really want to make this site better you would delete all of the elephone paid commenters. Its gotten so bad they are spilli g into other posts….

    • lildwell
      December 4, 2016

      So are you real or not because it appears as though you side stepped his comment. LMAO

    • lildwell
      December 4, 2016

      I wouldn’t call it excitement. More like a battlefield…

    • Radz Rastas
      December 5, 2016

      Best not to ask those questions lildwell , you never know who you are chatting with.
      Have a nice day.

    • lildwell
      December 5, 2016

      Which proves his point. We all know youre a fake profile. I just find it funny that instead of defending yourself or just vanishing, you side step his comment with a poor excuse of ad hominem. Have a blessed day.

    • goodwill
      December 5, 2016

      It’s going to be hard tho. I can just list down all the fakes here with proof but as Airyl said, they won’t do anything to them for now and these guys can just make new accounts. It’s so annoying. The root of the problem is Elejob, really; tempting all these people into doing all this rather pathetic things. Should just boycott Elephone just for their dirty marketing.

    • goodwill
      December 5, 2016

      You’re from Malaysia? So am I. Ampang.

    • B5 Elite
      December 5, 2016

      thanks looser 🙂

    • B5 Elite
      December 5, 2016

      why do you care so much, anyway i’m not asking you what to do, so please STFU

    • Ibrahim
      December 6, 2016

      That is super disrespectful, but I learned manners so I won’t reply.

    • Ibrahim
      December 6, 2016

      No wait my bad.. You are another Elecrap fan, so I could not expect more than a low-life person who gets paid a penny or two lol

    • B5 Elite
      December 6, 2016

      right so STFU

    • B5 Elite
      February 17, 2017

      yes l’m so what

  5. D.Cakaj
    December 2, 2016

    with all those narrow bezels l was thinkin about 6.5″ display, phablet

  6. Zdeněk Anděl
    December 2, 2016

    so big
    Elephone is shit anyway…

  7. Dany
    December 3, 2016

    6 inches is too big for the hand….I prefeer something smaller….

    • Yeti hand
      December 3, 2016

      Tell this to my hands 😉

      • lildwell
        December 3, 2016

        He has baby hands.

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    December 3, 2016

    size is not a problem … but quality will be a decisive factor

    too bad elephone don’t give a damn about that

  9. techi
    December 3, 2016

    Finally original design. It would be good for big screen entertainment.

  10. EXPLORER
    December 3, 2016

    Wow! another brand launching dual camera?
    it seems by 2017 every company is going to provide the dual camera functions.
    Will be waiting to see the additional functions of this device’s camera.

  11. Dany
    December 3, 2016

    6 inches is too big for the hand….I prefeer something smaller….

    • Yeti hand
      December 3, 2016

      Tell this to my hands 😉

    • lildwell
      December 3, 2016

      He has baby hands.

  12. Guest
    December 3, 2016

    size is not a problem … but quality will be a decisive factor

    too bad elephone don’t give a damn about that

  13. December 3, 2016

    I like your opening comment: “The jury is still out on if bigger is better…” I agree with this, I was excited about bigger phones a few years ago. Loved the 6 inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Also really liked the 5.7 inch Meizu Pro 5 – both too big I decided in the end. Now I think that large phones are a bit of a fad and only for a niche audience who need big phones for watching videos or playing certain games, who want a sort of mini tablet. There has been a trend this past year toward the release of quite a number of 5.2 inch phones, suggesting that at least part of the market, like me, now thinks that smaller phones are better for everyday use. I prefer 5 inch phones at the moment.

  14. EXPLORER
    December 3, 2016

    Wow! another brand launching dual camera?
    it seems by 2017 every company is going to provide the dual camera functions.
    Will be waiting to see the additional functions of this device’s camera.

  15. Giovanni
    December 3, 2016

    This is the first different idea of smartphone by Elephone. Could be very interesting!

  16. Moose
    December 3, 2016

    I like your opening comment: “The jury is still out on if bigger is better…” I agree with this, I was excited about bigger phones a few years ago. Loved the 6 inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Also really liked the 5.7 inch Meizu Pro 5 – both too big I decided in the end. Now I think that large phones are a bit of a fad and only for a niche audience who need big phones for watching videos or playing certain games, who want a sort of mini tablet. There has been a trend this past year toward the release of quite a number of 5.2 inch phones, suggesting that at least part of the market, like me, now thinks that smaller phones are better for everyday use. I prefer 5 inch phones at the moment.

  17. Giovanni
    December 3, 2016

    This is the first different idea of smartphone by Elephone. Could be very interesting!

  18. Girolamo
    December 3, 2016

    I don’t know, for me is already so much 5.5 inches, my ideal size would be 5.0 inches, but I can understand that a big screen will like many!

  19. Girolamo
    December 3, 2016

    I don’t know, for me is already so much 5.5 inches, my ideal size would be 5.0 inches, but I can understand that a big screen will like many!

  20. Midori Chen
    December 4, 2016

    6 inch would be too big I think, 5-5.5″ is compact size.

  21. Midori Chen
    December 4, 2016

    6 inch would be too big I think, 5-5.5″ is compact size.

  22. Gaspar
    December 4, 2016

    I thought the same thing, then I saw and handled a 6-inch phone, and I can assure you that the difference is very small and the handling is not affected. Is a good idea to fans of the genre.

  23. Alfred
    December 4, 2016

    I can’t wait to come out, in order to see it live. Looking the pictures it looks fantastic!

  24. Thomas Nelson
    December 5, 2016

    In my opinion, it is quite nice they have decided to go with a larger screen for this phone, i believe they haven’t had released any other 6 inches screen smartphones until now (i might be wrong, as i don’t really know all of their models), so it is something different for the new customers.

  25. Thomas Nelson
    December 5, 2016

    In my opinion, it is quite nice they have decided to go with a larger screen for this phone, i believe they haven’t had released any other 6 inches screen smartphones until now (i might be wrong, as i don’t really know all of their models), so it is something different for the new customers.

  26. BS
    December 5, 2016

    if this phone is under 250$ l’ll order one maybe, dual cameras are great but needs a better camera interface, for real elephone needs a new camera interface

  27. Alex
    December 6, 2016

    Elephone is releasing crap after crap after crap. I’m amazed how they’re still in business.

  28. Alex
    December 6, 2016

    Elephone is releasing crap after crap after crap. I’m amazed how they’re still in business.

  29. JTiG
    December 7, 2016

    Well, this model is definitely a beautiful phone, but I reckon everyone have their attention on S8 now, as it’s more unique than Max

  30. Marria
    December 7, 2016

    finally! a sleek, simple phone… elephone past models have had pretty unique features (like the back cover of s7 for instance), so I think this is perfect, because of its simplicity!

  31. JTiG
    December 7, 2016

    Well, this model is definitely a beautiful phone, but I reckon everyone have their attention on S8 now, as it’s more unique than Max

  32. Marria
    December 7, 2016

    finally! a sleek, simple phone… elephone past models have had pretty unique features (like the back cover of s7 for instance), so I think this is perfect, because of its simplicity!

  33. OverPlayed
    December 7, 2016

    well, at least they kept the hardware buttons, which is kinda rare these days… i like that feature 🙂

  34. OverPlayed
    December 7, 2016

    well, at least they kept the hardware buttons, which is kinda rare these days… i like that feature 🙂