Elephone is known for their affordable and value for money devices, which also means, the manufacturer generally pays little attention to the build quality and the overall design of the phone in order to keep its price low. However we came across an interesting masterpiece from the Hong Kong based company recently.
The device called as the Elephone P8 Pro is truly pro version in the Elephone’s device lineup and it looks like the company has finally paid a lot of attention to details while designing this device.
The Elephone P8 Pro takes some design cues from the larger iPhone 6. However, be assured that its not a clone, giving the device a unique identity.
On the front, there is a large 5.7 inch display which easily fits on its 157*81*8.2mm body. The bezels are thin and its rectangular body is curved around the sides, which should make it easier to hold the device. The ear piece, sensors and the front camera lies on top of the display while at the bottom, you have a Samsung like home button. Elephone has covered the front screen with a unique arc screen curved glass design which gives it a posh look.
The whole body is supported by a premium metal frame made from a mixture of Aluminium and Magnesium. The company claims that this is the same material used in iPhone 6’s border frame, making it extremely light yet hard enough not to break easily. On the back, you have a textured material which provides a good grip to the user holding the device.
On top of the back panel lies the 13MP f/2.0 camera with a single LED flash. The front camera is of 2MP.
The 5.7 display up front comes with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which translates into pixel density of 257PPI. This is kind of disappointing given that the screen won’t be as vibrant or clear as other 5 inch phones from Elephone with the same resolution. Still, it remains to be seen the overall quality of the images and videos displayed on the screen of this new P8 Pro.
The device is powered by a Mediatek MT6592 1.7Ghz Octa Core processor with Mali 450MP GPU and 2GB RAM. You get 16GB internal storage which can further be expanded up to 64GB using a MicroSD card. On the back, you have a 2,650 mAh battery which should be enough for a day’s usage.
As for connectivity, the Elephone P8 Pro supports WCDMA 2100/850 (HSDPA), GSM 850/900/1800/1900, Wi-Fi n, GPS/ A GPS, OTG, FM, MicroUSB port, Bluetooth 4.0 etc. There are three sensors on board the device namely gravity, light and proximity sensors.
It comes with Android 4.4.2 out of the box, and support special software features like Air Gestures and Off Screen gestures.
We don’t have any more details or pictures of the device, but we’ll update you guys as soon as we get more information.
So, what do you think about this new offering from Elephone? Looks good right?