Gionee Elife E7 Mini, the review of

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Despite the close pursuit of innovation, today it seems difficult to find relevant news in the devices presented every day by smartphone and tablet manufacturers.

Today we offer you our full review of the Gionee Elife E7 Mini, a terminal not very recent, but characterized by the presence of a rotating camera from 13 mega-pixels.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Il Gionee Elife E7 Mini is available a 113 € 89 € su with shipping directly from China.

We present again our unboxing of the Gionee Elife E7 Mini:

Gionee Elife E7 Mini, the review of

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Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Design and materials

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Il Gionee Elife E7 Mini it is characterized by a body rigid plastic unibody, in our sample made in black coloring, which offers a good feeling of solidity and robustness to the touch. The corners are slightly rounded and offer good grip during the grip. The excellent one should be noted stroke of the keys.

The dimensions of the device are di 139.8 x 66.2 x 8.6 mm for a weight, battery by 2200 mAh included, of about 143 grams

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Display

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

THEElife E7 Mini mount a display from 4.7 inches with HD resolution 1280 x 720 pixels that in these days of testing it turned out to be a good unit, characterized by a satisfactory color rendering albeit slightly "opaque", with rather pale colors, despite the possibility of modifying the adjustment parameters of the color temperature and contrast within the system settings.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Good viewing angles even if in certain inclinations the contents are slightly distorted.

Discreet touch screen that suffers from some problem of ghosts touch that create not a few annoyances in typing.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Hardware and Performance

L'Elife E7 Mini mounts a not very recent octa-core processor Mediatek MT6592 with clock a 1.7 GHz accompanied by 1 GB of RAM. So let's talk about the previous generation of octa-core processors made by the Taiwanese manufacturer.

The performance offered by this hardware combination is quite good, thanks also to the excellent software, really well optimized on this Gionee Elife E7 Mini.

The device, in fact, turns out to be fluid in most uses, with some jamming detectable only with rather heavy applications, such as in gaming sessions or when playing high resolution videos.

However, in our gaming test with Real Racing 3 the details are reproduced perfectly, even in the rear-view mirrors.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Benchmark results

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Antutu Benchmark


Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Real Racing 3 gaming test

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Camera

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

The most interesting aspect of this terminal is certainly that related to the provision of one rotating camera from 13 mega-pixel with single Flash LED, a feature not really "original", as introduced on the market previously by another manufacturer, or Oppo.

However, in daily performance the camera turns out to be a not excellent unit, albeit able to take good shots.

We would have expected a better definition and management of image balancing, but in any case the sensor behaves discreetly in all circumstances.

The shots taken in excellent lighting conditions are of a good standard, which are defined and well balanced:

Good implementation of HDR that accentuates the contrasts, not distorting the various shades of the shots.

In low light conditions, the presence of some digital noise and a not very powerful LED flash penalize the overall quality of the shots taken.

Obviously, the rotating sensor guarantees the possibility of making excellent selfies which, however, strangely can not be taken with the help of the LED Flash. The camera app, in fact, when the camera is in "front" mode does not allow to activate the flash. Definitely a questionable choice of the manufacturer.

Good videos as well as audio captured in general.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Video recording test


Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Connectivity

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

The device is equipped with a double SIM slot format Microphone extractable by means of the supplied staple. There is no connectivity LTE.

Good one telephone reception on both SIMs as well as the quality of conversations is excellent, regardless of how the camera is positioned thanks to the presence of a double ear capsule on the rotating module. An apt choice from the manufacturer that allows for conversation without having to continually turn the camera.

No problem with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Audio

The device features a single system speaker placed low on the back cover. The quality of the audio is discreet with a maximum volume that is not very high that does not allow you to enjoy "full" music content.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Internal memory

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Il Gionee Elife E7 Mini has 16 GB internal memory that can not be expanded. Support is present, however OTG to connect mass storage devices, on which it will be possible to read or write files.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Battery

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

As anticipated in the introduction, the battery installed on the device is an ad unit 2200 mAh which allows you to arrive at the end of the evening with the use of two SIM at the same time with approximately 3 hours on screen turned on. Activating one of the saving modes you earn about others 20 minutes of autonomy.

To report that the percentage of charge is not well calibrated and therefore it will happen that from 100% it will collapse to 71% and then decrease much more slowly.

Given the battery with a very high amperage, the autonomy is certainly well optimized compared to the specifications and use of the terminal.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Software

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

The real plus of this terminal is definitely the operating system 4.4 Android KitKat customized by G with the proprietary interface Amigo OS 2.0.

The system turns out to be very light and very fluid during navigation inside the interface, guaranteeing a user experience that is certainly pleasant.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

The device has recently received an update of approx 200 mb which has fixed some bugs and introduced some improvements.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Graphically, both menus and icons have been customized with the possibility of changing the theme using the appropriate application.

Among the software implementations we find an excellent management of multitasking, the gesture with the screen off, the Smart Gesture, an advanced control panel for the audio management, some proprietary applications of G, a system manager from which you can manage multiple aspects of the device, the ability to perform backups and a customized notification panel.

The operating system is localized in English but installing the application MoreLocale2 and with the help of the root permissions the interface will become totally in Italian.

Amigo OS Gallery:

Gionee Elife E7 Mini Photo Gallery:

Gionee Elife E7 Mini - Final considerations

In conclusion, this device is recommended to all those who, not needing support for 4G LTE connectivity, are looking for a compact terminal with excellent software, quite powerful hardware, decent autonomy and a good camera.

We were not convinced by the touchscreen poco responsive, a display with slightly "pale" colors and the presence of a non-expandable 16 GB memory.

Il Gionee Elife E7 Mini is available a 113 € 89 € with shipping from China.