Elephone S8 Comes with a Bigger Battery than You’d Expect


Battery life is one of the most important deciding factors in purchasing a smartphone nowadays. Because, after all, what do you need one for if you run out of juice in the middle of the day? Well, Elephone seem to have taken that under consideration and that’s why their latest Elephone S8 comes with a bigger battery than you’d think.

Let’s get into the specifics now: how big of a battery is it? Data in hand, the Elephone S8 comes with a 4000mAh capacity battery. That’s quite a big battery if you consider the latest Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 featuring the “same” 6-inch display only comes with a 3400mAh battery.

Sure, the Elephone S8 might not be as thin or have a similar screen-to-body ratio compared to the Mi MIX 2, but isn’t that what we’ve been asking companies in the last years? Give us a slightly bigger device and fill that additional space with battery. Well, Elephone seem to have done just that.

Elephone say that the bigger battery can achieve 480 hours of standby and 10 hours of continuous calling, we’ll let you know if that’s true once we get our hands on the device.

If you can’t wait for our review, you can get the Elephone S8 now over at Gearbest for $239 in the 4GB/64GB version.

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38 Comments

  1. Sirus Valencia
    September 14, 2017

    Elephone is a shitty company, stop shilling for them.

    Truthfully, almost all of the “mediatek vendors” (as I like to call companies like Elephone, Umidigi, Doogee and Bluboo) are really sketchy.

    The only exception that I’ve seen so far is Vernee (they do a surprisingly decent job updating their phones, plus their quality is decent).

    Anyway, rant aside, i’d personally suggest getting something more established and with proven quality (Xiaomi, HuaweiHonor, ZTE Nubia).

    • Nick
      September 14, 2017

      U sure abt that? Vernee?

      • Sirus Valencia
        September 15, 2017

        Yes.

        I’ve had an Apollo and a Mars, both worked very well, no issues with build or software, good battery life and even a couple of updates.

    • Arun
      September 14, 2017

      Hater spotted with guest account 😂😂

      • Sirus Valencia
        September 15, 2017

        Elephone has lied before, MANY times.

        Are we sure that battery is actually 4000mAh?

        They lied about the back cover (claimed it was “lumia glass” when it’s actually plastic).

        They lied about the battery capacity on their phones before, are you seriously trusting Elephone?

        That’s like trusting a murderer with your kids.

        • Anna
          September 15, 2017

          I think it was Umi, not Elephone who claimed fake battery capacity.

          • Sirus Valencia
            September 15, 2017

            You’re correct, IIRC the Umi Super and their older Umi Hammer S both lied about the battery size. Their Rome also lied about the display resolution.

            My point still stands (even more so now), all of these shady chinese companies like Elephone, Umi, Homtom, Bluboo and Doogee need to be shut down.

            As an avid Android enthusiast that primarily takes interest in Chinese companies, these low-effort manufacturers are really grinding my gears.

  2. Sirus Valencia
    September 14, 2017

    Elephone is a shitty company, stop shilling for them.

    Truthfully, almost all of the “mediatek vendors” (as I like to call companies like Elephone, Umidigi, Doogee and Bluboo) are really sketchy.

    The only exception that I’ve seen so far is Vernee (they do a surprisingly decent job updating their phones, plus their quality is decent).

    Anyway, rant aside, i’d personally suggest getting something more established and with proven quality (Xiaomi, HuaweiHonor, ZTE Nubia).

    • Guest
      September 15, 2017

      U sure abt that? Vernee?

    • Guest
      September 15, 2017

      Hater spotted with guest account 😂😂

    • Sirus Valencia
      September 15, 2017

      Yes.

      I’ve had an Apollo and a Mars, both worked very well, no issues with build or software, good battery life and even a couple of updates.

    • Sirus Valencia
      September 15, 2017

      Elephone has lied before, MANY times.

      Are we sure that battery is actually 4000mAh?

      They lied about the back cover (claimed it was “lumia glass” when it’s actually plastic).

      They lied about the battery capacity on their phones before, are you seriously trusting Elephone?

      That’s like trusting a murderer with your kids.

    • Cathleen
      September 15, 2017

      I think it was Umi, not Elephone who claimed fake battery capacity.

    • Sirus Valencia
      September 15, 2017

      You’re correct, IIRC the Umi Super and their older Umi Hammer S both lied about the battery size. Their Rome also lied about the display resolution.

      My point still stands (even more so now), all of these shady chinese companies like Elephone, Umi, Homtom, Bluboo and Doogee need to be shut down.

      As an avid Android enthusiast that primarily takes interest in Chinese companies, these low-effort manufacturers are really grinding my gears.

  3. Arun
    September 14, 2017

    4000 mAh!! If I’m not wrong then this is the maximum battery capacity that Elephone has ever used. Great to know that it supports fast charging 🙂

  4. Rick
    September 14, 2017

    In the reviews Mrwhoistheboss said Umi digi Crystal, Doogee Mix all are having fake dual rear camera! Now finally this one comes with a single 21mp real camera. Hahaaa.. great job.

  5. Damini
    September 14, 2017

    4000 mAh capacity battery backup is not a jock. After this news i’m so happy and excited that Elephone provide us this facility.

  6. Kamini
    September 14, 2017

    Every one has a big problem that there phon’s battery backup is not good.But Elephone S8 comes with 4000 mAh battery backup .I think this is a great step.

  7. Modhumita
    September 14, 2017

    Already i did use some smart phones. But all phone’s have the same problem. The battery backup. Elephone informed us that S8 comes with 4000 mAh battery backup. And now I can’t wait to grab this phone.

  8. Guest
    September 15, 2017

    4000 mAh!! If I’m not wrong then this is the maximum battery capacity that Elephone has ever used. Great to know that it supports fast charging 🙂

  9. Guest
    September 15, 2017

    In the reviews Mrwhoistheboss said Umi digi Crystal, Doogee Mix all are having fake dual rear camera! Now finally this one comes with a single 21mp real camera. Hahaaa.. great job.

  10. Guest
    September 15, 2017

    4000 mAh capacity battery backup is not a jock. After this news i’m so happy and excited that Elephone provide us this facility.

  11. Guest
    September 15, 2017

    Every one has a big problem that there phon’s battery backup is not good.But Elephone S8 comes with 4000 mAh battery backup .I think this is a great step.

  12. Guest
    September 15, 2017

    Already i did use some smart phones. But all phone’s have the same problem. The battery backup. Elephone informed us that S8 comes with 4000 mAh battery backup. And now I can’t wait to grab this phone.

  13. Ron
    September 15, 2017

    Is it true that it’s screen to body ratio is more that Xiaomi Mix?? I read that Xiaomi Mix has 92.3% where as this has 94.4% !! Is it true??

    • Joel Adames
      September 26, 2017

      Of course it’s smaller than that, more in the zone of 87%.

  14. yota
    September 15, 2017

    How much time Quick charge PE+ takes to change from 0% to 100%?? And what’s the average screen on time for this device?

  15. EXPLORER
    September 15, 2017

    Is it true that it’s screen to body ratio is more that Xiaomi Mix?? I read that Xiaomi Mix has 92.3% where as this has 94.4% !! Is it true??

    • Joel Adames
      September 26, 2017

      Of course it’s smaller than that, more in the zone of 87%.

  16. Chandan Mitra
    September 15, 2017

    How much time Quick charge PE+ takes to change from 0% to 100%?? And what’s the average screen on time for this device?

  17. coinphone
    September 15, 2017

    I just placed an oder for the phone at $239.99 after nearly every reviewer gives a positive review, except for the headphone jack and led notification. I hope it’s worth it otherwise I’ll be really pissed.

  18. Guest
    September 15, 2017

    I just placed an oder for the phone at $239.99 after nearly every reviewer gives a positive review, except for the headphone jack and led notification. I hope it’s worth it otherwise I’ll be really pissed.

  19. Steve
    September 15, 2017

    Now I’m liking this device from the positive reports of recent times. S8 it the best among its competitors.

  20. Anna
    September 15, 2017

    I hope the massive 4000 mAh is well optimised and it can give 1.5-2 days of battery backup

  21. carlos
    September 15, 2017

    Now I’m liking this device from the positive reports of recent times. S8 it the best among its competitors.

  22. Cathleen
    September 15, 2017

    I hope the massive 4000 mAh is well optimised and it can give 1.5-2 days of battery backup

  23. Daz Mo
    December 21, 2017

    One evening last week after one month of use my S8 heated up to the point that I thought it was going to burst into flames, even after I switched it off. Now it’s dead. Gearbest want me to pay more for postage and “handling” for a “free” repair than I paid for the phone in the first place. In short, I’ve been robbed of 200 euros. Be aware that your rights when buying from China are non existent. Even if the device has a dangerous, potentially life threatening fault. Don’t do it.

  24. Daz Mo
    December 21, 2017

    One evening last week after one month of use my S8 heated up to the point that I thought it was going to burst into flames, even after I switched it off. Now it’s dead. Gearbest want me to pay more for postage and “handling” for a “free” repair than I paid for the phone in the first place. In short, I’ve been robbed of 200 euros. Be aware that your rights when buying from China are non existent. Even if the device has a dangerous, potentially life threatening fault. Don’t do it.