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Is the Hi-Fi feature on Elephone P25 worth buying?

by Dimitris Economou 15

High fidelity—or hi-fi or hifi—reproduction is a term that home stereo listeners, audiophiles and home audio enthusiasts use to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound to distinguish it from the lower quality sound you usually get from inexpensive audio equipment. Ideally, high-fidelity equipment has inaudible noise and distortion, and a flat (neutral, uncolored) frequency response within the intended frequency range. Such support is present in the Elephone P25 that’s coming soon.

Elephone P25

So, what’s the difference between the Hi-Fi phones and normal ones? Firstly, if you are a faithful fan of an artists, a Hi-Fi device can deliver you the premium, flawless version of their songs so that you can experience music the way it was meant to be heard. Exactly the sound that the artist and sound engineer want you to hear.

Secondly, with a Hi-Fi phone you can hear much more music detail that you have never noticed before. That is amazing, just feels like entering in a new world. Of course, such a device should always go with an appropriate headset for optimum experience.

Luckily, the upcoming Elephone P25 will support Hi-Fi audio among other features. To stay up to date with news about Elephone products, you can follow the official Elephone Page here and here.

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  • balcobomber25

    Depends on the price, there are already plenty of HiFi phones on the market.

    • G’n’T

      Seems to be a feature that few phones promote now but to me is just as important as a good camera. What would you say is a good hifi phone at the moment @balcobomber25:disqus .

      • balcobomber25

        Not all of them promote HiFi but there are several that either use a DAC or have excellent all around audio. Some of my favorites this year were:

        LeEco Le S3 (excellent audio with headphones, even the cheap ones they supply)
        LG V20
        ZTE Axon 7
        Alcatel Idol 4s
        iPhone 7
        LG G5
        Pretty much any Vivo

        • G’n’T

          Thanks Balco. Yes agree with the Vivo remark. I am still using my XShot as my holiday phone. Great for snaps, selfies (god help me) and Audio. I enjoy the audio on it so much its always the first thing I turn on with that phone befre emails, messages, etc, lol.

          • balcobomber25

            Xshot is one of my favorite phones ever. To this day it is still a better camera than many flagships.

    • goodwill

      I’d still say no tho, balco. The software will fail badly. Did you go check out the elephone S7 bug thread in it’s forum recently? bad.

      • balcobomber25

        I am well aware of Elephone’s failures. But like all companies I am willing to give them a try if they can produce a quality phone. I remember a time when even the top companies like Huawei had trouble producing quality phones.

        • goodwill

          I’m well aware of giving another shot for them to do better but you do know that Elephone has released over 30+ smartphones right? and that is not even including their OEM brands. No other smartphone brands that I’m aware of have released 30+ smartphones and yet not improve, somehow. Still, they never learned. Not even a slow progress on the SW. Their approach to the importance of SW are just words with zero proven record. Only the design got better overtime. In my opinion, pointless. You can try their phones but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

          • balcobomber25

            I have been one of their biggest critics over the years, you must be new around here lol. But I have seen improvement from them. They are nowhere near where they were 2 years ago. You apparently weren’t around for the early days of Chinese phones. Huawei, ZTE and several others released 30+ and more phones before finally figuring it out. Huawei didn’t really have a problem free phone until the last few years with the Mate and from the P8 onwards.

          • goodwill

            I’ve had Huawei since thier early Android days. I had the Ideos X5 pro and i even flashed custom roms like MIUI (It was V3 then) ROM in the early days and other ROMs and Huawei was a rather nice Android smartphone in its early days. So, I don’t know what you’re talking about. Instead of assuming that I wasn’t testing Chinese phones since in the early Android days, you are wrong. Apparently your knowledge of Huawei phone is as far as Lollipops goes. I’ve been using it since Gingerbread or not, Froyo days my friend

          • balcobomber25

            ZTE and Huawei were a long long way from “brilliant” in the early days. Even Samsung wasn’t brilliant when they first started out.

          • goodwill

            Samsung wasn’t good when they 1st started out? Have you had the Galaxy S? One of their 1st android phones. It was one of the 1st phone the developers started using for custom developments. I don’t know what kind of over the top standards you had or criteria to judge them as such but that is utterly nonsense and many would agree, sorry to say.

          • balcobomber25

            Have you heard of TouchWiz? It was an absolute disaster of an OS until just recently, at one point it featured the most bloatware of any custom ROM.

          • goodwill

            Just to get your facts straight, TouchWiz is not a custom ROM, It’s a stock ROM, FYI.

            Your complaint is in regards to the bloatwares? are you serious? Bloatware apps differ depends on the Telco you buy it from or the region you got it from (some may have more or less). It doesn’t take a genius to know how to disable or delete those, seriously.

            and to be clear, older TouchWiz OS was actually better (non design wise) than now with the current security it has with the likes of Knox. Now It’s even harder to bring custom development into the current Galaxy series.

            From the points that you have pointed out, you are definitely a rookie critic, in this field atleast. Then again everyone has the right to their own opinion so I’ll just end it here. (No point of going further, really..)

    • Wolvie

      Sorry Balco, you do know how i hate those badly manufactured stuff regardless how cheap they are. At least with cheap pricing, give their customer a descent performance hardware, good build quality, and good support then it is gold already.

      So far almost all those small peanut china manufacturers, they only care about pricing and never care about quality of their products, support,etc etc

      I did a lot of reading before i posted and so far the experiences from elephoney users are quite bad. So here i am keep bashing Elephoney until they can improve their quality and stop lying to public with their stupid over bombastic marketing gimmick, paying fake troll posters, and other UN-ethical way to cheat their potential buyers.

      A lot of us i believe are average people that don’t have enough money to spend on gadgets replacement every 3-6 months, so my expectation is our gadget can last at least 2 years.