Elophone is one of the few Chinese firms that offers you great value for your money. Their phones are usually solidly built, offers great specs and most importantly affordable.
The Elophone P6000 is one of the most affordable high-end smartphones in the market. Yeah, high-end I dare to call it. With 3GB RAM, 64-bit Octa-core processor, Android v5.0, 13MP rear snapper and 5 inch HD display. All packed into an 8.9mm solidly built body.
Now, you will agree with me that the Elophone P6000 is a big player. But, if you are still in doubt as to what makes it a big player, then follow me as I unbox the amazing features of this device.
Elophone P6000 is not particularly a beautiful piece in terms of physical design. It is never going to win a beauty contest in a phone world where there are the likes of HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and even the Huawei P8.
However, unlike these fragile looking devices, the Elophone P6000 stand a good chance of winning the Mr. Macho with its solid build.
The Elophone P6000 is an all plastic smartphone with the front finished with glass material. The rear cover which is a deep removable casing covers most of the phone’s exterior. Including the volume rocker and the power keys. Eliminating distinct edges. The sides of this plastic cover are curved to improve the overall look and grip.
The front of the phone is the 5 inch display. Housing 5MP snapper at the top and the soft keys bottom. The home key also double as the notification light. With a glowy blue light indicating whenever there is a message, missed call, news feed, and so on.
The plastic cover frame accommodates the closely separated power button and the volume rocker at the right-hand side. On top of the plastic frame, you find headphone jack. While the microUSB port is fixed at the bottom of the phone.
If you flip the phone over, you will find the primary camera lens and the accompanying flash below it. Then at the bottom side of the rear, you will find the speaker grills. While the design is finely finished by imprinting the Elophone logo somewhere close to the middle of the rear cover.
In all, the Elophone P6000 does not break grounds in terms of physical design. It is just solidly built sturdy. The good thing about this is that you don’t get to carry your phone like egg all the time.
However, let’s dig deeper to see what Elophone has concealed under this sturdy body.
I have already stated that the Elophone P6000 sports a 5 inch display. But, what I didn’t mention is that this screen is an IPS display. Clocked at 1280 by 720 pixels. This translates into 293 pixels per inch.
Not too bad for a device of such price. To be able to break even out of such a lowly price, the company must make some compromise. This is not a FHD display. But it offers vibrant display and quality colour reproduction.
Overall, it is good enough for everyday use. And even in bright sunlight, you may not necessarily need to tweak the display brightness to the highest.
The Elophone P6000 sports a 13MP primary camera thoughtfully placed at the top corner of the rear. This allows you capture breathtaking photos.
The photo taking capability of the phone is further enhanced by a host of setting options which allows you change things like the scene type, white balance, and so on. other modes like the panorama and HDR also allows you to take different angular photos.
I wonder what a 2MP snapper is doing on a device with 13MP primary camera.
Anyway, according to the brand, the 2MP front facing snapper is capable of taking clear and crisp selfies and wefies.
However, I must advice you against taking photos in dimly-lit places if you want usable photos from the front snapper.
The Elophone P6000 serves you the sweet taste of Lollipop with Android version 5.0. This Operating System is rooted by default. So, all you are required to do is enjoy it hot or cold.
Under the hood, the Elophone P6000 is run by a powerful 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core cortex-A53 processor. Clocked at 1.5GHz.
And Supported by a Mali-T760 GPU. According to Elophone, this chipset on the P6000 is 20 percent faster than the MediaTek A7 processor. And also offers 30 percent battery efficiency over the latter.
The device comes fitted with a 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. Impressively, unlike most MediaTek powered devices, the internal storage of this device is not divided into system and phone storage. This means that you have access to the full storage.
Overall, the Elophone P6000 offers excellent user interface, breezy operations, fluid multitasking, and can handle 3D games smoothly.
The Elophone P6000 is powered by a decent removable battery with standard capacity of 2700mAh.
This is rather too lowly for a phone competing in a world where smartphones are becoming power banks. Including one of its own – the Elophone P5000.
See: Smartphones with long lasting battery.
Another low point is that it doesn’t support fast charge. Thus, running out of juice with a 2700mAh battery is likely to be quick. While refilling the tank might take longer than is becoming usual.
However, with a power efficient processor and less power consuming display type. The battery may be able to render decent performance.
On the onnectivity front, the Elophone P6000 offers you all you can get from a high-end smartphone. Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G and microUSB port.
If the review above seem too lengthy for you to read, here is a recap of what the review is all about.
However, taking time to read the review would provide you with important details that may aid you in making buying decisions which the summary below does not contain.
Screen Size: 5.0 inch
Rear Camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 2MP
OS: Android OS v5.1(Lollipop)
Processor: Octa-core Mediatek processor
Storage: 16GB (expandable via microSD card)
Battery Capacity: 2700mAh
At the time of writing this review, the Elophone P6000 sells for ₦31,635 at Jumia store. This price may change over time. See current offers at Jumia store.
Despite some compromise, I think the Elophone P6000 is in a good position to compete with the big players in the industry.
Moreso, it is not as expensive to buy as most phones with similar specs.
Finally, I think I won’t be wrong to term the Elophone P6000 a high-end device.
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