EL Mobile Y30 hands-on: glass style with supreme value

EL Y30

If you look around at the current smartphone market, dual glass phones are HOT. Almost every flagship rocks glass panels at front and back, bringing supreme visual and touch like never before. EL Mobile, the brand that’s known for packing great user experience and charges little for it, has teased its new mid-range dual glass full screen smartphone, the Y30. The slick-looking glass-and-metal design is the perfect embodiment of the brand’s pursuit for sleek style and ultimate craftsmanship!

Stylish dual glass design

The beauty of the Y30 starts from two pieces of glass, one on the front, and one on the back. They are no ordinary glass. They were cut from a thin sheet cover glass with pristine surface quality, outstanding optical clarity and inherent dimensional stability, and then went through high-precision polishing to feature beautiful 2.5D curves on the edges. The result is a rounded and elegant texture, a true modern glass art which eludes premium the moment you hold it in your hand. What’s more, the back cover has 10 layers of nano-optical coating, which gives the glass a rich layer of illusion and reflects light and shadow from different angles with sleek style.

Stunning craftsmanship

Y30’s metal band acts as part of the antennas and also the structure that holds the front and back glass covers together with crounded curvature to offer great hand-feel. In order to achieve the seamless integration of the Y30’s metal frame and glass cover, EL Mobile worked closely with Apple supply chain manufacturer, and uses a 10-axis engraving to precisely polish the edge of the glass cover in 5 times of industry average. And the metal frame is processed with high precision CNC of 0.05mm, and finally the middle frame is integrated with the 2.5D glass cover with a beautiful curve that breaks imagination. In order to make the color of the middle frame and the color of the glass cover infinitely close, the designer repeatedly altered more than 80 sets of color schemes, which finally made the middle frame melt between the two glasses.

Beautiful full-screen with no notch

The full-screen display of Y30 brings infinity without any notch or cut-out. It is a 6-inch IPS display has 1440×720 HD+ resolution. The screen is vibrant and crisp, and is powered by EL’s RawColor display enhancement technology to bring true-to-life colors. With in-cell technology and minimal bezels, you just feel that the screen seem to be floating on the surface.

Dual cameras that capture high-quality images

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As for cameras, the Y30 boasts 13MP+5MP dual rear camera with an 8MP front camera. The main camera has F2.0 large aperture, making low-light shots just clearer. EL Mobile claims that with years of experience accumulated in photography algorithm, the cameras will deliver stunning results as if they were taken by professional photographers. During our brief test, the output images are crisp and vibrant with accurate white balance which are rarely seen at $100 price range phones. The front camera has F2.2 large aperture and beauty mode, enhancing selfies for different face shapes and skin tones in real-time, delivering great results.

Powerful and efficient


The Y30 is more than great looks. It is powered by a fast and efficient octa-core MTK6750 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, and a large 3200mAh battery, delivering all-day battery life and smooth experience with no lags or hick-ups.

Surprisingly-good audio

According to EL Mobile, the Y30 delivers high-fidelity sound with carefully selected electrical components and professional tuning by audio engineers. What’s more, the EL Y30 comes with a pair of high quality earphones. We think the audio output is not only pure, but also has a depth and a rich overall sound profile as well. Enjoy a listening experience like never before with the EL Y30.

Dual unlock offers better convenience

Last but not least, Y30 features two super fast ways to unlock the phone, rear fingerprint unlock and face unlock, all in a speed of up to 0.3 seconds. Simply tap or look at the from camera, it is just that simple.


Overall, we think the EL Y30 delivers great user experience in a stylish package. The sub-$100 pricetag makes it even more tempting. EL Y30 will soon be officially released, stay tuned to EL Mobile for more information.

EL Y30 full specs :

Model Y30
Display 6.0-inch 1440×720 IPS
CPU MTK6750 1.5GHz Octa-Core
Rear Cam 13+5MP
Front Cam 8MP
Battery 3200mAh
Fingerprint Yes, Rear
SIM Card 4G Dual SIM
Expansion up to 128GB
OS Android 8.1
Size(mm) 155.6x75x9.5mm
Weight(g) 168g
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