Elephone S7 - Bezel-less Curved JDI FHD Screen - Android 6.0 - 4GB RAM - 64Gb ROM - Helio X20 MTK6797 - Dual SIM - £163.12 Delivered @Gearbest
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Elephone S7 - Bezel-less Curved JDI FHD Screen - Android 6.0 - 4GB RAM - 64Gb ROM - Helio X20 MTK6797 - Dual SIM - £163.12 Delivered @Gearbest

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Found 31st Mar 2017
Highlights
5.5 Inch Bezel-less Curved JDI Screen, 1920*1080 Pixel
1. Helio X20 MTK6797 2.0GHz Deca Core
2. Double Curved Design
3. Support Touch ID, E-touch (Intelligent Fingerprint), Support Off Screen Wake up
4. 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, Support 128GB TF Card Expansion
5. 13 MP Back Camera + 5 MP Front Camera
6. 3000mAh Battery, Support 5V2A Quick-charge
7. Dual SIM: NANO SIM + NANO SIM / TF Card (The SIM Slot Can Be Used in Combination with a NANO SIM Card or a TF Card)

Specifications:
Brand: ELE
Operating System: Android 6.0
CPU Type: Deca Core
Hardware Platform: MTK6797
CUP: 2.0GHz
Product Type: Android Phone, 3G Smartphone, 4G Smartphone

Screen:
Screen Size: 5.5 Inch
Screen Type: Capacitive
Multi-point Touch: 5 Points Touch
Screen Resolution: 1920*1080

Memory:
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 64GB
Card Slot: Micro SD
Max Storage Expansion: 128GB

Camera:
Front Camera: 5MP
Rear Camera: 13MP
Flash Camera: Support
Auto Focus: Support
Multi-shot: Support
Video Recording: Support

Communication: WIFI: Support
GPS: Support, Internal GPS
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Network Frequency: WCDMA 900/2100MHz, FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B20, GSM 850/900/900/1800/1900MHz

Functions:
Gravity Induction: Support
Distance Senor: Support
Light Sensor: Support
NFC: No
OTF: Yes
Supported Audio Format: MP3/ACC+WAV/AMR
Support Video Format: MP4/3GP/MPEG-4 Format
Wireless AP: Support

Others
SIM Card: Dual SIM Dual Standby
SIM Card Type: Dual NANO Card
Battery Capacity: 3000mAh
Headphone: 3.5mm
Data Cable: Micro USB
Community Updates
81 Comments
x25 version rather than x20 is £156 at igogo, although unable to understand much else cos don't know the igogo lingo igogo.es/pro…tml
So basically it's a Samsung galaxy S7 edge under a different name.
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qwerta369

So basically it's a Samsung galaxy S7 edge under a different name.



I've no experience with the Chinese copies but I'm assuming the quality is ****
Don't assume. Research, here's a clicky
P.S. Samsung uses third party companies for their parts, just like apple do.
What SD processor is comparible with the x20?
would this be much better than my note 3 looking to upgrade also need it to work with o2 thanks for any feedback
What's a JDI screen?
Original Poster
sinxa

What's a JDI screen?


the screen manufacturer.
Edited by: "Dealminboys" 31st Mar 2017
hassanomar

What SD processor is comparible with the x20?



​x20 isn't that bad, deca core if i remember rightly, and around the same processing power as an SD 805-810 (without the over heating issues of an 810) but if you have have a mediatek chip before then you'll know the longevity and actual function of it compared to a SD chip is negotiable.
Stay away from Elephone. Have an S3 myself. I downloaded an update from the manufacturer, and now I have malware that even a factory reset wouldn't get rid of.

Never again.
tumbleweed34

Stay away from Elephone. Have an S3 myself. I downloaded an update from … Stay away from Elephone. Have an S3 myself. I downloaded an update from the manufacturer, and now I have malware that even a factory reset wouldn't get rid of. Never again.



​do a hard reset
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qwerta369

So basically it's a Samsung galaxy S7 edge under a different name.



​No way.

Its just a blatant rip off of the Samsung. Bought one for a relative 3 months ago. Its ok but I wouldn't spend that much even if the specs on paper are fantastic.

Feels solid but heavy & the body seems to mark more easily than other phones.
I don't know why anyone would buy this when you can buy the superior Redmi Note 3 Pro for less. If you're looking at spending £150~ on a 5.5" smartphone it's the only option.
tumbleweed34

Stay away from Elephone. Have an S3 myself. I downloaded an update from … Stay away from Elephone. Have an S3 myself. I downloaded an update from the manufacturer, and now I have malware that even a factory reset wouldn't get rid of. Never again.



Could you explain how the malware effects the phone? Thanks
yeahbutitsnotfree

P.S. Samsung uses third party companies for their parts, just like apple … P.S. Samsung uses third party companies for their parts, just like apple do.



Samsung is the third party when it comes to Apple.
barmrest

I don't know why anyone would buy this when you can buy the superior … I don't know why anyone would buy this when you can buy the superior Redmi Note 3 Pro for less. If you're looking at spending £150~ on a 5.5" smartphone it's the only option.



​Agreed, I bought one a few months ago, it really is a quality piece of kit that would easily rival the big names.
I'm never going to buy elephone again. Had the p8000, died in a week(something 'popped' internally while charging). Thought I will give them another try with the p9000 and it broke within a month (half the screen stopped responding). I'm sure they are people who have had no issues. But for me, the customer support was shoddy and both phones ended up being recycled for pennies.

Hopefully they'll get better in time but for now they ain't ready.
I've had this phone for about six weeks now. It's worked flawlessly.Not as good as the Samsung obviously but for the money you can't grumble.The camera is really good takes smashing photos and 15 mega pixels @ 16x9.I bought mine from banggood because they have better quidco and I had some credit to spend.It's avilable here



Edited by: "bobon" 1st Apr 2017
Says B20 but then doesn't list 800mHz, confusing specs?
I have the P9000 and would recommend Elephones. Got no bloatware
They are bringing out a new phone soon call S8 which has 6Gb of ram
I bought the elephone s7 at launch. Good phone. Think I paid around the £200 mark including import tax. In the build up to launch they were advertising quick charge 3, but 2 weeks before launch they said they were not sure. A week or so after launch they said that the phone did do quick charge 3 but you had to buy a separate charger, money grabbing swines.

gizmochina.com/201…ge/

The phone charges in under 1 hour 15 mins in quick charge 3. Cant remember with the original charger, think it was 1 hour 45 mins to 2 hours. I bought new micro usb charging cables in the hope of better charging time but nope, just the same.

Then they announced the x25 version not long after, which I would have waited for.

My daughter is on a £50 a month contract for 24 months for her S7 phone (despite me whining in her ear about getting a better deal on HUKD) and the bottom half of her phone stopped working just this week. Her phone is insured so no problems getting it fixed but I think you've gotta weigh up the options.

I'm also a P8000 user bought July 2015, it cost me £115 a year and a half ago, never had a problem and it's working as good as I got it. Best phone I've had.

Since that time I've bought my son a Cubot H1 (just broke after 14 months use, he dropped it), my wife a Homtom HT3 (broke after 6 months), myself an id107 smart watch (broke after 6 months) and a Mi Band 1, still working after a year but I don't use it but all that combined still is nowhere near what my daughter has paid on her contract and she's still over a year to go.

I think you've just gotta take those risks when the difference is £163 compared to what you pay for the likes of Samsung and Apple products.

There must also be some sort of insurance you can take out for these Chinese phones but I reckon it would take away a lot of the value you get in buying from China.

samiemiah

I'm never going to buy elephone again. Had the p8000, died in a … I'm never going to buy elephone again. Had the p8000, died in a week(something 'popped' internally while charging). Thought I will give them another try with the p9000 and it broke within a month (half the screen stopped responding). I'm sure they are people who have had no issues. But for me, the customer support was shoddy and both phones ended up being recycled for pennies. Hopefully they'll get better in time but for now they ain't ready.




Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 1st Apr 2017
babylon

Samsung is the third party when it comes to Apple.



​What as in they supply all the replacement screens that crack so easily on iPhone's?
This has ghost touch written all over it
yeahbutitsnotfree

Don't assume. Research, here's a clicky


He/she assumed correctly
Cons from the video at the end suggest it might be better to buy something else


Owned a P7000 for 18 months from launch, then I dropped it and it stopped working. Over that time I was waiting for Elephone to launch a phone with a decent camera, but everything they've launched has failed to deliver and usually has serious hardware or software glitches.
I bought an Xiaomi mi max about 4 months ago and it's in a different league in terms of quality and performance - I'm sure this is what Elephone aspire to be like, but I have my doubts they'll last long enough to have any real success - all they're promoting now is ideas, the R9 launch last November never happened, and that's Elephone in a nutshell.
Worth remembering the Samsung warranty in UK is not too shabby. Two years from original owner's purchase date even if you buy it second hand. Provided the device hasn't been mistreated (dropped/drowned) or subject to unauthorised repair/modification they'll fix it. I've done this with devices bought from CEX (microphone went) and eBay (motherboard failure causing reboots). Often not so easy with a device bought straight from China, depends what price you put on that sort of thing.
Edited by: "Kreskin" 1st Apr 2017
steveturnbull2014

This has ghost touch written all over it


Yuk. I hate devices covered in overpowering corporate branding.
If buying Chinese stick to UMI or Xiaomi, the rest are too risking in terms of warranty issues.
After 3 unsuccessful android phones sub £200 from Lenovo, Vodafone and Motorola which all developed screen glitches I've bought and had my first iPhone for 7 months, so far it's like a breath of fresh air it just works without any problems and is reliable when I need it. No more battling with cheap androids for me, total waste of my time and energy
Kreskin

Worth remembering the Samsung warranty in UK is not too shabby. Two years … Worth remembering the Samsung warranty in UK is not too shabby. Two years from original owner's purchase date even if you buy it second hand. Provided the device hasn't been mistreated (dropped/drowned) or subject to unauthorised repair/modification they'll fix it. I've done this with devices bought from CEX (microphone went) and eBay (motherboard failure causing reboots). Often not so easy with a device bought straight from China, depends what price you put on that sort of thing.



Yes, agree. Managed to get a bargain for an S7 for wife on amazon warehouse (just over 300). When it came it acted strangely then died completely. Took it to a Samsung repair shop and it was as easy as pie and repaired in 3 days (needed new mobo) and been working great since.

On the flip side, bought myself a phone from gearbest which didn't work after using it for only a week. I had to return it at my expense and took months of emails to finally get my money back as they said they never received it. If you deal with them, just hope you get a working device otherwise it's a lot of stress and time (and more money) to get a refund. Put me off all these Chinese sites for anything electrical.
Elephone have never made a decent phone, decent specs but always buggy (like 99% of chinese unbranded handsets) bordering on unusable. Throw gearbest in to the mix and you should run for the hills.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 1st Apr 2017
I have a elephone p6000 that i use when i go clubbing and it it is brilliant, screen is a bit iffy compared to a flagship model, the phones are the best at the budget price range
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Disco.Dave

They are bringing out a new phone soon call S8 which has 6Gb of ram



​Wonder what inspired that
i picked up an elephone last year all i can say is that it freezes most of the time which seems to be a common issue with these phones. They've come out with some pretty nice phones but all i can say is you can make a piece of **** look pretty but at the end of the day it's still a piece of ****. I was Very-Very-Very disappointed with the phone...be careful.
steveturnbull2014

After 3 unsuccessful android phones sub £200 from Lenovo, Vodafone and … After 3 unsuccessful android phones sub £200 from Lenovo, Vodafone and Motorola which all developed screen glitches I've bought and had my first iPhone for 7 months, so far it's like a breath of fresh air it just works without any problems and is reliable when I need it. No more battling with cheap androids for me, total waste of my time and energy


£700 phone better than £200 phone, who'd have thunk that?
Seriously, iPhones are assembled in China, they're perfectly capable of producing quality gear (as Xiaomi prove).
babylon

Samsung is the third party when it comes to Apple.



​well that makes apple only a marketing company.
Echo comments on here, I've had an Elephone P8000 and it lasted the shortest length of time out of any of my phones from China (1 year).
Currently have the ZUK Z2 and really happy with it.
Side by side with the Samsung S7 the only difference was that the S7 was a tiny bit faster, screen was a lot brighter/better contrast and the camera was amazing.
For the price differential (£140 for Z2 vs £440 I could've sold the S7 for it was a no brainer)
I really wanted to be blown away and converted to the mainstream expensive phones as people claim how great they are but my judgement was that it's just hype on the whole and your personal circumstances and needs may match a Chinese phone rather than a catch all.
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