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Elephone P9000 is on Pre-Sale – A Top-Notch Quality for a Bargain

You have probably heard about the Elephone p9000 already because this smartphone was the object of a lot gossip on the internet. It was announced to hit the stores back in 2015, it was supposed to have a revolutionary new Deca-Core processor, and many other neat features were in play during the spread of these rumors.

Elephone P9000 front feature

As it is with all rumors, some of it came true and some of it not so much, but nevertheless, we have still got ourselves a magnificent new smart device. We at XiaomiToday have acquired a P9000 model and have put it through our routine testing to get an opinion of the Elephone’s new flagship.

We have uncovered the myths and sorted out the truth from the internet gossip. Today we’re going through the specs, the build, the hardware, and the software of this device.

As per usual, we’ll start with the company guaranteed specifications:

Display Size

5.5-inches (72% display to body ratio)

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Pixel Density

401 PPI

Colors

16 M

Chipset

MediaTek MT6797

GPU

ARM Mali-T800 MP4

CPU

Octa-Core Processor 2.0 GHz

RAM

4 GB

Internal Storage

32 GB

Operating System

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Primary Camera

20.7 MP

Secondary Camera

8.0 MP

Bluetooth

Version 4.0

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

2G Network

GSM 1900 / 1800 / 900 / 850

3G Network

HSDPA 2100 / 1900 / 900

4G Network

LTE Band 2600 / 2100 / 1800 / 800

Battery Type

Li-Poly (Lithium Polymether)

Battery Capacity

Li-Polymeter 3100 mAh

Phone Dimensions

152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm (5.99 x 3 x 0.32 in)

Phone Weight

150 g (5.3 oz)

Colors Availability

Black, White

Packaging

Elephone P90000 Package contents

After you start unboxing your Elephone P9000 smartphone packaging, you will get the following items:

Cell Phone: 1

USB Cable: 1

English Manual: 1

SIM Needle: 1

You will receive SIM Needle tool to open the SIM slot easier. It’s usual place is on the top of the device, in the 3.5mm jack. A quite strange, but useful feature.

SIM Card Needle for Elephone P9000

Design

Thinner than most smartphones on this market segment, and heavier than average, the p9000 is 152.60 mm high, 76.20 mm wide, and has a depth of 8.00 mm, which is 10% thinner than an average smartphone released in 2015. In fact, the Elephone p9000 is thin enough to have a case and still be thinner than an average smartphone.

Elephone P9000 dimensions With a weight of 150 grams, its weight is average for the dimensions. The battery is the main reason behind this; it is quite large.

Display

Elephone P9000 Front Display and BUildThe Elephone p9000 comes with a 5.5-inch display, which is a little larger than an average phone released in 2015. Since the screen is over 5.3 inches, the Elephone p9000 can be classified as a phablet. This also means that for most of its users, this smartphone will be difficult to use with one hand when compared to phones with smaller screens.

The screen has a resolution of 1920 px by 1080 px, making it a 1080p HD screen. Display sharpness can be ranked in the density of the pixels per square inch of screen, and at 400 PPI, we can say it’s 1.5 times sharper than the average smartphones that were released in 2015.

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CPU and RAM

With the 4 GB of RAM, we can say for sure that the Elephone p9000 has much more memory than the other smartphones that were released back in 2015. We were disappointed a little when we saw that the p9000 doesn’t have a Deca-Core processor as the Company announced it, but still, the Octa-Core MTK6755 Helio P10 CPU that runs at 2.0 GHz is a good replacement.

Together with the 4GB of RAM and ARM Mali-T860 GPU we assure you that you won’t have any problems at all running any of the high-demanding applications.

Also, if you are a person that loves to play mobile games, you will be able to play your favorite games without any problems at all.

Camera

Elephone P9000 Camera
Courtesy of Elephone official

Elephone P9000 Back side

The Elephone p9000 comes with the two cameras: the back camera features 20.7 MP image size with the flashlight and auto focus, which will take extremely high-resolution photos. Its 8-megapixel front camera makes it an excellent choice for selfies. P9000 can capture 1080p high definition video with its primary camera.
The images taken with the Elephone p9000 have a high level of sharpness, details and color quality that Sony lenses are mostly famous for. Here you can see some of the picture samples taken with the primary camera:

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Internal Storage Capacity

The base model of the Elephone p900 has 32 GB of the internal storage capacity, which makes it a reliable choice for storing a modest amount of media and many other files among smartphones that were released in 2015.

But if 32 GB is not enough for your requirements, there are other size options (64GB) or you can increase its storage for an additional 128GB with a microSD card which makes it 160 GB in total, which is great when you take into consideration that we are talking about the phone.

Operating System

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Elephone p9000 comes with pre-installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. We have spent some time in testing the OS, and we have created the pros & cons list:

PROS CONS
Now on Tap is handy, has great potential It’ll be a while before everyone gets it
Improved search and voice commands Now on Tap sometimes swings and misses
New permissions give users more control Permissions can seem intrusive
Flex Storage blurs the line between internal, external storage  

OS Summary:

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Although this is not as a huge cosmetic upgrade as last year’s big update, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow does an excellent job of addressing Lollipop’s characteristics.

More importantly, Google is flexing its contextual smarts with the increase of features like Now on Tap and also improved version of permissions that will give users a better understanding of what their apps are trying to do.

Connectivity

The Elephone p9000 supports various wireless Connections like GSM, Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Wireless Connectivity 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot Tethering
Networks 3G (HSDPA / CDMA), 4G (HSPA+), 4G (LTE), Edge/2G (GSM/GPRS)
GSM Networks 1900 MHz / 1800 MHz / 900 MHz / 850 MHz
LTE Networks 2600 MHz / 2100 MHz / 1800 MHz / 800 MHz
UMTS Networks 2100 MHz / 1900 MHz / 900 MHz / 850 MHz
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, GPS, Gyroscope

Battery

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When we talk about the battery, the Elephone p9000 has a Li-Polymer battery type with a capacity of 3100mAh. We started our battery test, and the p9000 has scored a 49h rating, which means you can count on the battery to last for two days if you do an hour each of browsing the web, calling and video playback a day.

3G Talk time 17 Hours
Web Browsing 7 Hours 26 minutes
Video Playback 6 Hours 27 minutes

Our Opinion

After examining the Elephone p9000, we can say our personal thoughts about the model. This is a quality-made smartphone, aimed to win the shoppers in the worldwide market, and to pair the biggest flagships of today. Great specs, quality build, and a new and fresh OS are reasons well worthy to consider this phone. And one particular reason more, which had to be stated separately – this device costs a fraction of the flagships around the world and provides same (better on some aspects) specs.

The Pre-Sale started recently, and there won’t going to be many phones at this price, so if you’re up for a great device, you need to hurry.

 

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