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Elephone G5, the $130 OPO Clone ships from September 25

by Frank Tu 1

Elephone has a number of smartphones in its pipeline in the second half of 2014 and the Elephone G5 is the one of the first to start shipping in the market.

Given that the device is going to be available by the end of this month, we decided to take a look at this handset.

DESIGN

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You won’t take much time to realize that the device is an exact clone of the OnePlus One. That’s not really a bad thing because the devices looks great. People really loved the design and the texture of the OnePlus One, so naturally you’ll love this device too. It comes with the rear camera and flash enclosed in a rectangular box and the logo below it. This is exactly like the OPO, with the difference being the Elephone logo instead of the +1.

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In short, we really liked the design and the overall built of the phone.

DISPLAY

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Like the OPO, Elephone G5 too comes with a 5.5 inch display but the resolution is only HD. But even with the 1280 x 720p display, you get a pixel density count of 267PPI which is not that bad. So, images and videos should looks good on the IPS panel.

HARDWARE

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Elephone G5 comes with a Mediatek MT6582 1.3Ghz Quad Core processor which is pretty much what you see in most mid range Chinese smartphones these days. There’s 1GB RAM, Mali 400 GPU and 8GB ROM with expandable memory up to 64GB via MicroSD card.

CAMERA

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On the back, you get a 13MP camera with LED flash and features such as Auto Focus, Panorama, Face Beauty, Smile Shot, Best Shot, HDR and EV Bracket Shot.

On the front, there’s a 5MP sensor which should be enough for your day to day selfies.

CONNECTIVITY AND BATTERY

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Elelphone E5 comes with connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, Wi-Fi, GPS, A-GPS and sensors like gravity, distance, gesture, holzer and light. The included battery is of 3020 mAh which should be enough for your daily usage.

SOFTWARE

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The device runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS and you also get the option of having MIUI on it. There are a lot of special software features on G5 like double tap to wake, open apps directly even when the screen is off etc.  You can customize the letters and the apps for the gesture but standard gesture controls include drawing an O on the screen to open up the camera, V for torch and W for message.

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In short, the device comes a lot of features with which you can play around. Elephone G5 just costs $129.99 which means its a great buy for anyone who’s looking for a mid range smartphone.

G5 comes in Black, White and Pink colors and will start shipping from September 25th. The White version of the device is currently available in stock at Giztop, so head over to the website to buy one for yourself. 

Check out the full gallery of the device below.

 

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  • Parm

    Hi thanks for the review, will it be possible for you to do a video review of the phone to get more information about the phone. I am planning to buy the phone but was wondering that will it work in NZ or not? How is the battery life of the phone, will it last for a day at least since it is a huge 3020 mAh battery. how about the performance of the phone, can it play all the latest games or not, and what about the speed, does it lag since it only has 1 GB ram.