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These days we are talking about Xiaomi and its Xiaomi Mi3 Snapdragon 800, which became available on the market from poco more than a week. We at have already presented ours too exclusive unboxing of the Mi3, but before dedicating ourselves "body and soul" to the "beast" of Xiaomi we will see today the complete review of the Gionee Elif E6.

After a few weeks of use, in fact, today I will talk in more detail about this elegant and powerful smartphone, kindly sent to us by, the company that offers our readers an exclusive discount on all products in the catalog, which can be used with a code GIZTOP!

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Features of the Gionee Elife E6

As already underlined in the postbox of unboxing the Gionee Elife E6 is equipped with a display from 5 inches FULLHD 1920 x 1080 "leaning" on a body with design u which contains the well-known Mediatek quad-core chipset MT6589T from 1.5 Ghz, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

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The dimensions of Gionee Elife E6 are of 142.50 x 69.40 x 7.90mm for a total weight of 128 grams.

But let's see them complete specifications of the Gionee Elife E6

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Gionee Elif E6: Design

In recent weeks Gionee has talked a lot about and especially after the release of his new TOP GAMMA Gionee Elif E7, or a smartphone that, at least on paper, should ensure levels of quality and efficiency equal to those of devices made by the best-known brands. Although not at the levels of the Elife E7, the E6 has also proved to be an excellent smartphone, with TOP GAMMA finishes and more than satisfactory performances.

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The unibody design makes the Elife E6 very elegant. The construction materials appear very resistant and, at the same time, make the device extremely light. The weight reduced to just 128 grams, in fact, is something that compensates for the size is not very reduced.

The Gionee Elife E6, in fact, is perhaps a little too long, which certainly does not facilitate its use with one hand. Furthermore, as I have already anticipated in unboxing, also for this reason it is poco conceivable the choice of Gionee to position the power button on the upper edge, or in a position not really easy to reach.

However, apart from these small "functional" details, the Gionee Elife E6 turns out to be a smartphone with excellent finishes and without any kind of constructive imperfection.

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Since the rear shell is not removable, the Gionee Elife E6 is equipped with an input tray for the microSIM (iPhone style) on the left side of the phone.

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In the front we find the cameras (top) from 5 mega-pixels with opening F / 2.4 (on the right side) and the various sensors. On the upper edge, however, on the left side, there is the 3,5 jack for headphones and on the other side the power button.

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On the lower edge, at the center of the body, we find the microUSB input, with two loudspeakers and the noise reducer on each side.

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On the right side there are the volume keys.

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On the left side instead we find the only input tray for the microSIM.

Gionee Elife E6 review by GizChina.itIn the back we find the 13 mega-pixel camera with F / 2.2 aperture and the LED flash, located on the right side.

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Gionee Elife E6: Display - 5 inches FULLHD 441 PPI

The display of the Gionee Elife E6 is a 5 inch panel with FULLHD 1920 x 1080 resolution, with a clearly superior brightness and brightness. The 441 PPI in fact guarantee an optimal rendering of the images projected on the display and also the AMIGO OS ROM is from a graphic point of view well optimized to exploit the excellent potential of the screen to 100%.

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Also good calibration of the brightness sensor, certainly higher than most of the smartphones reviewed so far.

Gionee Elife E6: performance and benchmark

Excellent results achieved by the Gionee Elife E6 in the various benchmark tests performed, even in this case certainly superior to most of the smartphones that mount the Quad-core chipset Mediatek MT6589T. The score achieved by E6 in the Antutu benchmark is of 15.455 points.

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Benchmark Quadrant of the Gionee Elife E6

Also the result of the benchmark made with the Quadrant app is above average: 4.667 points!

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Benchmark Epic Citadel of the Gionee Elife E6

Good result of the benchmark test on Epic Citadel, in which the Gionee Elife E6 got a 46.4 FPS, lower, for example, ai 51.2 FPS achieved by the Xiaomi Hongmi UMTS.

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Benchmark 3D Mark of the Gionee Elife E6

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As usual, to meet the curiosity of the most hardened gamers I performed the benchmark with 3D Mark. The scores measured with the 3D Mark Benchmark are as follows:

  • ICE STORM: 3.721

Gionee Elife E6: Telephone part and 3G navigation 

The telephone reception of the Gionee Elife E6 is excellent, the signal is constant and always good. Excellent audio both with active "handsfree" and in normal calls. Navigation in 3G is also excellent. Now the initial problems of the Mediatek quad-core chipset seem to be completely outdated.

Gionee Elife E6: GPS navigation

Another of the major problems related to smartphones that mount the Mediatek chipsets is related to GPS and FIX of satellites. For this reason we have published a guide on how to run FIX on smartphones with MTK processor, which is the guide I used on the Gionee Elife E6. Once I ran the first FIX, I had no problems with hooking up satellites or losing signal.

Gionee Elife E6: WiFi reception

The WiFi reception of the Elife E6 is absolutely in order, without infamy and without glory.

Gionee Elife E6: Bluetooth

Even with this device I tested, with a positive result, the bluetooth compartment using the device installed in my car. All absolutely regular.

Gionee Elife E6: Quality of cameras

The main camera of the Gionee Elife E6 is equipped with a 13 mega-pixel sensor with F / 2.2 aperture with which you can take clear and detailed photos.



The only drawback is perhaps the LED flash slightly "fired" that tends to overly light objects closer to the shooting point.

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Gionee Elife E6: Battery

As already written for other smartphones with specifications similar to the Gionee Elife E6, even in this case one of the main question marks concerned the tightness of the battery alone 2000mAh, definitely "risked" if we consider the hardware equipment of the phone (FULLHD display and Quad processor -core on everything).

I must say that Gionee amazed me enough and with my classic intense use I managed to get to dinner time with a residual autonomy of 10%. Excellent then the optimization of the "made in Gionee" ROM AMIGO OS.

To give you more precise references, also in this case I emphasize what I mean by intense use:

  • 3G always active (with 3 email accounts in push, whatsapp, facebook, hangouts, skype and twitter with active notifications);
  • WiFi surfing of around 3 hours;
  • GPS navigation of 40 minutes about;
  • bluethoot always active;
  • use of the camera to realize some of the photos of this review;
  • use the WordPress application to update

Before closing, review the unboxing video.

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Gionee Elife E6: final Thoughts

What convinced me most about the Gionee Elife E6 is the AMIGO OS ROM, which, although not very fluid, is very well made from the point of view ofuser experience. Too bad for the absence of the Italian language. The ROM of the Gionee Elife E6, in fact, currently supports only the Chinese and English languages. This is why we hope for greater international openness in the future of Gionee, perhaps driven by the new TOP GAMMA Gionee Elif E7!

I was particularly impressed by the unibody design of the Elife E6 as, in my opinion, it makes the phone extremely elegant and "sexy". Furthermore, the quality of the construction materials does not penalize the weight of the device. The Gionee Elife E6 weighs only 128 grams and has a thickness of just 7.9 mm. The weight and the reduced thickness compensate in part also the other "neo", that is the one related to the length of the phone and the difficulty of easily reaching the power button, positioned, incomprehensibly, by Gionee on the upper edge.

For these reasons, my overall evaluation of the Gionee Elife E6, from a scale from 1 to 10, is a excellent 8, certainly improved after the creation of a multilingual ROM, slightly smoother, with a flashLED set up optimally and ... maybe with the power button in a more "comfortable"!

Those interested in this device can buy it directly from Italy on the store, the company that offers our readers an exclusive discount on all products in the catalog, which can be used with a code GIZTOP!

I remind you that the smartphones bought on they are shipped from Italy and enjoy 24 months of Italian assistance and warranty.
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