Gionee jumped into prominence with the USP of the slimmest phone in the world. The newest addition to the slim phone series is the ELife S7 which is just 5.5 mm thick and is trying to enter the premium phone market with improvements in design.
The new model uses a magnesium – aluminium alloy which gives strength to the structure. Earlier the models had an issue of the body breaking.The phone seems to be quite sturdy. Front and back are protected with Gorilla glass. The phone is also quite light in weight, weighing around 125 gm. The 1080 pixels display which is 5.2 inches is quite good. The display looks the best with black theme.
The processor is octa chip which makes the phone real fast.2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage is what you have in this phone. There is no option of external SD card. This might prove to push back the phone against its competitors. The rear camera is well fitted in the frame and does not protrude out as in case of most models. The front camera is also good. The only issue with the camera is that it is a bit tacky in night-light.
The Amigo UI based on Android Lollipop has all the features. However it still has issues and needs fixing. The problem with the software is that it hangs while running multiple apps.
The clincher for this phone is the price. Priced at a meager $200, it tops the price war with the features. So if you want a phone that has great looks and features but you are short of cash Gionee ELife S7 is not a bad option.