Elephone S8 – Why does it cost more than other Tri-Bezel-Less phones?


Elephone S8

The Elephone S8 is one of the latest tri-bezel-less devices to hit the market, but some of you may have noticed it costs slightly more than what the competition offers, albeit still much less than Xiaomi’s MIX 2.

Elephone say that people are still willing to spend a bit more to get their handset and they explained why; let’s hear them out.

Elephone S8

1. The Elephone S8 is the first tri-bezel-less smartphone to feature a large 6.0-inch display and 2K resolution, with a 92.4% screen-to-body ratio; it also sports a deca-core processor.

2. Elephone decided to produce a more premium device and thus used higher quality materials instead of cheaping out. This probably makes the device more stable and more durable on the long run, but does add production costs and final price.

3. The Elephone S8 is equipped with 3D curved Lumia material on the back with a thin sheet of glass over it. With these materials the S8 supposedly looks more beautiful and solid as well, compared to similar devices.

The Elephone S8 is currently available over at Gearbest with a $40 off discount. If you’re interested head over there, only two days left before the offer expires.

What do you guys think about the reasons Elephone gave for the higher price? Do you agree with them? Let us know in the comments section below!

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74 Comments

  1. Aix-Roy ‏ن
    September 22, 2017

    2X the price and less bright screen than VkWorld Mix .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw14ibjO2tE
    not really worth sorry

    • Jack
      September 22, 2017

      2K display will be darker than FHD, but it’s clearer and has higher saturation. I suggest you to try compare a 2K display phone and normal FHD phone in your local store. In total, 2K display is better than FHD. That’s why many large brand also start to use 2K display. Personally, I prefer 2K display.

      • goodwill
        September 23, 2017

        2k is pointless if you don’t use VR. You can’t notice 2K on a 6 inch display, So, It’s pure gimmick. The display is too small to render 2K in it’s glory. and 2K displays are not necessarily darker or has better viewing quality, it depends on the technology of the display, like whether it’s Amoled compared to LCD and etc. You don’t know what you’re taking about.

        • Caleb Katana
          September 23, 2017

          I think if you have a good eye you can see the dots on a FHD 6incher. I wouldn’t mind if it was an amoled FHD anyway.

          • goodwill
            September 23, 2017

            That’s biologically, not possible. Unless you have micro or magnifying vision. Many say that they can tell the difference but in reality its just the difference in display technology that they are seeing. I can guarantee if you use a Galaxy S8 (which I am) and toggle the display setting from FHD to QHD, you won’t be able to tell the difference.

            • Caleb Katana
              September 23, 2017

              Sorry I was talking about a 6inch HD display. That you can see

            • lildwell
              September 24, 2017

              Still impossible to see. What most people see is the placebo effect.

            • EnKiu
              September 30, 2017

              LOL you do not have to be able to see a single pixel to tell a difference. You can perceive a better quality without seeing pixels one by one. I know, I have 2K phone.

            • goodwill
              September 30, 2017

              Are u using the galaxy s8 like i am and change the settings between fhd and qhd? U wont be able to tell this diff. And this is the best example cause its the same display. So diff screen tech wont be in the equation.

        • Jack
          September 23, 2017

          The display is 6.0″. You really think it’s no difference? I guess you haven’t seen the 2K display smartphone. The effect is obvious.

          • goodwill
            September 23, 2017

            Let me requote, That’s biologically, not possible. Unless you have micro or magnifying vision. Many say that they can tell the difference but in reality its just the difference in display technology that they are seeing. I can guarantee if you use a Galaxy S8 (which I am) and toggle the display setting from FHD to QHD, you won’t be able to tell the difference.

            In addition to that. Currently, I own the S8, LG G6, Honor 8 pro which all have 2K and had previously owned many 2k display phones, fyi

      • Aix-Roy ‏ن
        September 23, 2017

        I write from HD redmi 4x after owning elephone s7. 4 hours SOT on s7, 10 hours now on redmi. And screen as good IMO. Would never come back to former s7 (sold difficultly in mint condition…)

  2. Riccardo Benzoni
    September 22, 2017

    well, I’ve never supported Elephone, but their S8 really does seem the only “bezel less” which is decently made so far. The Screen looks very premium and camera shots are surprising for an MTK device (of the smaller brands).

    • Shannon
      September 22, 2017

      Thanks so much for your support, Sir. About the disadvantage, you can tell us in facebook PM or other social media channels. We will develop it.

  3. zuk
    September 22, 2017

    The back is looking very attractive. It’s decent! Recently I’ve ordered one and waiting for the device to come πŸ™‚

  4. Aix-Roy ‏ن
    September 22, 2017

    2X the price and less bright screen than VkWorld Mix ..

  5. Aix-Roy ‏ن
    September 22, 2017

    not really worth sorry

    • Guest
      September 23, 2017

      2K display will be darker than FHD, but it’s clearer and has higher saturation. I suggest you to try compare a 2K display phone and normal FHD phone in your local store. In total, 2K display is better than FHD. That’s why many large brand also start to use 2K display. Personally, I prefer 2K display.

    • goodwill
      September 23, 2017

      2k is pointless if you don’t use VR. You can’t notice 2K on a 6 inch display, So, It’s pure gimmick. The display is too small to render 2K in it’s glory. and 2K displays are not necessarily darker or has better viewing quality, it depends on the technology of the display, like whether it’s Amoled compared to LCD and etc. You don’t know what you’re taking about.

    • Caleb Katana
      September 23, 2017

      I think if you have a good eye you can see the dots on a FHD 6incher. I wouldn’t mind if it was an amoled FHD anyway.

    • goodwill
      September 23, 2017

      That’s biologically, not possible. Unless you have micro or magnifying vision. Many say that they can tell the difference but in reality its just the difference in display technology that they are seeing. I can guarantee if you use a Galaxy S8 (which I am) and toggle the display setting from FHD to QHD, you won’t be able to tell the difference.

    • Guest
      September 23, 2017

      The display is 6.0″. You really think it’s no difference? I guess you haven’t seen the 2K display smartphone. The effect is obvious.

    • goodwill
      September 23, 2017

      Let me requote, That’s biologically, not possible. Unless you have micro or magnifying vision. Many say that they can tell the difference but in reality its just the difference in display technology that they are seeing. I can guarantee if you use a Galaxy S8 (which I am) and toggle the display setting from FHD to QHD, you won’t be able to tell the difference.

      In addition to that. Currently, I own the S8, LG G6, Honor 8 pro which all have 2K and had previously owned many 2k display phones, fyi

    • Aix-Roy ‏ن
      September 23, 2017

      I write from HD redmi 4x after owning elephone s7. 4 hours SOT on s7, 10 hours now on redmi. And screen as good IMO. Would never come back to former s7 (sold difficultly in mint condition…)

    • Caleb Katana
      September 23, 2017

      Sorry I was talking about a 6inch HD display. That you can see

    • lildwell
      September 25, 2017

      Still impossible to see. What most people see is the placebo effect.

    • EnKiu
      September 30, 2017

      LOL you do not have to be able to see a single pixel to tell a difference. You can perceive a better quality without seeing pixels one by one. I know, I have 2K phone.

    • goodwill
      September 30, 2017

      Are u using the galaxy s8 like i am and change the settings between fhd and qhd? U wont be able to tell this diff. And this is the best example cause its the same display. So diff screen tech wont be in the equation.

  6. Thi Ha
    September 22, 2017

    No sd card slot? And no nfc? Why?

  7. M Santos
    September 23, 2017

    In my opinion the phone looks great and the screen top notch. One thing that bothers me is thr lack of 2.0 ufs storage – it’s a resl bottleneck having emmc. Also, they could have used the X30. I would pay 25 dollars more for that. Camera software and firmware should be taken very seriously and should be hyper optimized.

    • Dominik Schmidtmeyer
      September 23, 2017

      I agree about the look of the phone… Expecting (hyper) optimized software is a bit too much for elephone though…you should be lucky if it doesn’t have too many bugs

  8. Riccardo Benzoni
    September 23, 2017

    well, I’ve never supported Elephone, but their S8 really does seem the only “bezel less” which is decently made so far. The Screen looks very premium and camera shots are surprising for an MTK device (of the smaller brands).

    • Shannon
      September 23, 2017

      Thanks so much for your support, Sir. About the disadvantage, you can tell us in facebook PM or other social media channels. We will develop it.

  9. Guest
    September 23, 2017

    The back is looking very attractive. It’s decent! Recently I’ve ordered one and waiting for the device to come πŸ™‚

  10. Marsela
    September 23, 2017

    S8’s back side is looking very attractive . And 2K display will be darker than FHD, but it’s clearer and has higher saturation.

    • Aix-Roy ‏ن
      September 23, 2017

      Yes, your phone has a “better” DARK screen that you can enjoy when not using outside. Whoo. Worth paying twice redmi or vkworld ?

      • Peter
        September 23, 2017

        Then I suggest you buy two units of HD vkworld. When you play game or watch videos, you will regret the decision.

        • Aix-Roy ‏ن
          September 23, 2017

          Sure not. Videos work very fine on my redmi 4x human eye cant go further 300ppi, unlike stupid commercial “arguments”
          Not even talking about the 3/4hours screen on time reached by then expensive elephone s7
          You won’t be able to watch your video if you do 1hour browsing before… So fhd or 2k won’t change much

          • balcobomber25
            September 23, 2017

            300 ppi was a lie created by Apple to sell people on their “Retina” Displays.

            Multiple scientists have debunked it since then, in fact most of them can’t actually agree on what the true number is because of the way human eyes work and the differing in people’s visions. But most claim it is a lot closer to 1000 ppi than 300.

  11. balcobomber25
    September 23, 2017

    Cue the Elephone employees:

    • TheOracle
      September 24, 2017

      Lol

  12. Thi Ha
    September 23, 2017

    No sd card slot? And no nfc? Why?

  13. September 23, 2017

    The Gionee X1s still remain the best. See the specs >> http://www.prexblog.com/2017/09/gionee-x1s-with-16-megapixel-selfie.html

    • Coinphone
      September 23, 2017

      That’s a piece of junk compared to Elephone S8. Why did you even bring it up? LOL.

      • lildwell
        September 24, 2017

        I see you like comparing shit and piss.

  14. Mariya
    September 23, 2017

    The Elephone S8 is equipped with 3D curved Lumia material on the back with a thin sheet of glass over it. With these materials the S8 supposedly looks more beautiful and solid as well, compared to similar devices. I’m so excited to use this phone.

  15. MRU
    September 23, 2017

    I like the S8 very much. But for a premium phone I expect a lot more FDD bands, than the mere 4 offered here. Pity.

  16. M Santos
    September 23, 2017

    In my opinion the phone looks great and the screen top notch. One thing that bothers me is thr lack of 2.0 ufs storage – it’s a resl bottleneck having emmc. Also, they could have used the X30. I would pay 25 dollars more for that. Camera software and firmware should be taken very seriously and should be hyper optimized.

    • Dominik Schmidtmeyer
      September 23, 2017

      I agree about the look of the phone… Expecting (hyper) optimized software is a bit too much for elephone though…you should be lucky if it doesn’t have too many bugs

    • Coinphone
      September 23, 2017

      This coolicool crap is fake. I have been watching it for more than 2 weeks and it’s always out of stock. I eventually ordered from Gearbest. But it’s a pain in the ass too as it never ships out the phone for about 2 weeks also. May be it’s still in presale and there are no actual phones? If I could find a seller who could ship immediately I might cancel the order.

      • balcobomber25
        September 23, 2017

        It’s not that Coolicool or Gearbest is crap, it’s that Elephone is crap. They never even come close to launching when they claim they will.

  17. Guest
    September 23, 2017

    S8’s back side is looking very attractive . And 2K display will be darker than FHD, but it’s clearer and has higher saturation.

    • Aix-Roy ‏ن
      September 23, 2017

      Yes, your phone has a “better” DARK screen that you can enjoy when not using outside. Whoo. Worth paying twice redmi or vkworld ?

    • Guest
      September 23, 2017

      Then I suggest you buy two units of HD vkworld. When you play game or watch videos, you will regret the decision.

    • Aix-Roy ‏ن
      September 23, 2017

      Sure not. Videos work very fine on my redmi 4x human eye cant go further 300ppi, unlike stupid commercial “arguments”
      Not even talking about the 3/4hours screen on time reached by then expensive elephone s7
      You won’t be able to watch your video if you do 1hour browsing before… So fhd or 2k won’t change much

    • balcobomber25
      September 23, 2017

      300 ppi was a lie created by Apple to sell people on their “Retina” Displays.

      Multiple scientists have debunked it since then, in fact most of them can’t actually agree on what the true number is because of the way human eyes work and the differing in people’s visions. But most claim it is a lot closer to 1000 ppi than 300.

  18. balcobomber25
    September 23, 2017

    Cue the Elephone employees:

    • TheOracle
      September 24, 2017

      Lol

  19. Guest
    September 23, 2017

    This comment was deleted.

    • Guest
      September 23, 2017

      That’s a piece of junk compared to Elephone S8. Why did you even bring it up? LOL.

    • lildwell
      September 25, 2017

      I see you like comparing shit and piss.

  20. MRU
    September 23, 2017

    I like the S8 very much. But for a premium phone I expect a lot more FDD bands, than the mere 4 offered here. Pity.

    • Guest
      September 23, 2017

      This coolicool crap is fake. I have been watching it for more than 2 weeks and it’s always out of stock. I eventually ordered from Gearbest. But it’s a pain in the ass too as it never ships out the phone for about 2 weeks also. May be it’s still in presale and there are no actual phones? If I could find a seller who could ship immediately I might cancel the order.

    • balcobomber25
      September 23, 2017

      It’s not that Coolicool or Gearbest is crap, it’s that Elephone is crap. They never even come close to launching when they claim they will.

  21. Zola
    September 25, 2017

    2K flagship!! Read at Forbes they have placed this at number 1

  22. NextHype
    September 25, 2017

    Damn… all this fuss about 2K screens and bezels and build quality…
    You’re missing the point : this phone has a deca-core SoC ! deca means 10 ! 10 is sooooo much it’s crazy, this phone must be soooo fast and strong and unbelievable and worth every penny you’ll spend on it. So stop hesitating about screens or bezels and buy it before there is no more !

    (I hope I’ll get my cut for lying like a whore, Elephone)

    • Anna
      September 27, 2017

      So are you a whore?? πŸ€”πŸ˜±πŸ˜±
      I thought you could be a stripper πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      • NextHype
        September 27, 2017

        Depends on the tip πŸ˜‰

  23. Guest
    September 25, 2017

    2K flagship!! Read at Forbes they have placed this at number 1

  24. NextHype
    September 25, 2017

    Damn… all this fuss about 2K screens and bezels and build quality…
    You’re missing the point : this phone has a deca-core SoC ! deca means 10 ! 10 is sooooo much it’s crazy, this phone must be soooo fast and strong and unbelievable and worth every penny you’ll spend on it. So stop hesitating about screens or bezels and buy it before there is no more !

    (I hope I’ll get my cut for lying like a whore, Elephone)

    • Cathleen
      September 27, 2017

      So are you a whore?? πŸ€”πŸ˜±πŸ˜±
      I thought you could be a stripper πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • NextHype
      September 27, 2017

      Depends on the tip πŸ˜‰