This time we are dazzled by an Asian manufacturer that has had a good reception in the market in recent months due to the vanguard of their Smartphones, which is why Elephone is the protagonist of the section today, where we remember devices such as the Elephone A4 successor of the Elephone A8, ingenious terminals that put this company on top and generate more ambition in each release, the most recent case being the Elephone Soldier, to which we will dedicate this article.
Elephone Soldier: Package Content
The Elephone Soldier comes in a box that meets the following dimensions: 18cm x 12cm x 8cm and a weight of 0.5kg, also, inside we find a series of accessories, which are:
- USB Cable
- SIM eject tool
- User’s Manual
Elephone Soldier: Design and screen
The Elephone Soldier features a resistant design combined with a sophisticated style which plays an important role in the offered versions, which are 4 colors available: Gold, Black, Green, Blue an excellent plus for the taste of the client.
As for its construction materials, it consists of a series of elements that give life to our terminal, showing it as a strong device capable of resisting any adversity. The body is made of a metal base that extends throughout the frame while the corners are covered with excellent plastic and polycarbonate materials that make it shockproof.
Detailing each angle of this device we must mention 3 important aspects that differentiate it from the rest, in the first place, it has an exclusive hitch design, similar to a military style, this hook allows to “hang” the mobile on clothes, suitcase or the backpack, it is also accompanied by 2 buttons that stand out in red, which are positioned on its side and is for the fingerprint recognition while in the back we see an SOS button useful for any emergency situation, allowing calls to certain emergency services (police, fire, rescue, ambulance).
On the front, we appreciate an IPS LCD screen that covers only 68% of it, has a size of 5.5 inches with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a 2K Ultra HD + resolution of 2560 × 1440, plus it adds the front camera and the loudspeaker at the top. Finally, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, which extends throughout the glass.
On its sides are the on/off buttons, the volume button, the SIM card slot and, as mentioned previously, a fingerprint sensor on each side, while on the back we will appreciate the individual rear camera accompanied by the SOS button, it also provides us with a physical compass that allows us to navigate when the mobile is out of service.
Finally, this is a robust terminal that despite its body, does not tend to be as uncomfortable as some might think and this is due to its weight of 251 grams. These are the dimensions:
- (Height) 155 mm
- (Width) 78 mm
- (Thickness) 13 mm
Elephone Soldier: Dro-proof Resistance
If something makes this phone an almost indestructible device, it is its construction materials, which are of the highest quality, but for this device to be complete, it features IP68 certification, which assures us a total resistance against dust and water, the latter being the most striking feature because it allows us to submerge the terminal to a depth of 1 meter.
Elephone Soldier: Hardware and Operating System
The Elephone Soldier is an incredible option and perfectly represents a cutting-edge mobile thanks to its processor, this being a MediaTek Helio X25 (MTK6797T) Deca core, which works at a frequency of 2.5 GHz, it also comes with an ARM GPU Mali-T880MP4 850MHz and consequently, has a 4GB RAM memory along with a 128GB ROM, expandable by a micro SD card of up to 512GB. In this way, the most demanding games will have smooth performance.
As for its operating system, it resorts to a very popular software that is recognized worldwide, we refer to the classic Android 8.0.
Elephone Soldier: Connectivity
In this type of Smartphones we not only look for a resistant design but also that allows us to stay connected in any place and so we can communicate with friends, family, work or allow us to share the adventures of our daily lives, which is why the connectivity in the devices is quite significant, since without it we will not be able to enjoy those benefits.
The Elephone Soldier provides Wi-Fi Dual Band and NFC connectivity to pay with Google Pay. In addition to this, it is complemented by connections such as Bluetooth version 4.1, GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS navigation and support for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks.
Regarding networks, it supports the following bands:
- WCDMA 850/900/2100 MHz
- FDD-LTE B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B20
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Elephone Soldier: Cameras
The Elephone Soldier continues to create very strong emotions in us when we realize its capacity and the novelties it offers, being very important to know about its photographic section, in which we must mention that because it has that resistant touch, it handles a more classic style for avoiding difficulties. Continuing with the previous idea, we have 2 cameras, with the rear one protected by a metal base.
Now let’s get into the subject, for its front camera has a Samsung 16 MP sensor capable of recording videos at 1080p, while the main or features a Sony 21 MP sensor, with a Dual-LED flash, likewise, between its features we find: HDR, PDAF, video recording at 4K or 1080p at 60 fps.
Elephone Soldier: Battery
For a terminal to be really productive this must provide us with a reliable battery that guarantees hours of usage without difficulty, under that determination, the Elephone Soldier offers us a power of 5000mAh, improving its energy efficiency by 40% compared to other devices with the same SOC, In addition, this battery supports fast charge of 18W (9V/2A).
Elephone Soldier: Specifications
|SIM card slot:||Dual SIM|
|SIM type:||Double Nano SIM|
|Screen and dimensions|
|Type of screen:||IPS LCD|
|Screen size:||5.5 inches|
|Dimensions||155 x 78 x 13 mm|
|CPU||MediaTek Helio X25 (MTK6797T) Deca core|
|GPU||ARM Mali-T880MP4 850MHz|
|Band technologies||2G: GSM 1800MHz, 1900MHz, 850MHz, 900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz, B2 1900MHz, B4 1700MHz, B5 850MHz, B8 900MHz
4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz, B12 700MHz, B17 700MHz, B2 1900MHz, B20 800MHz, B3 1800MHz, B4 1700MHz, B5 850MHz, B7 2600MHz, B8 900MHz
|Wireless connectivity||WIFI: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS, GPS|
|Interfaces||SIM card slot, fingerprint sensor|
|Features||Portrait mode with bokeh effect, Burst mode, facial recognition, automatic HDR, mirror function, 4K shooting support.|
|Includes||1x Elephone Soldier, 1x USB Cable, 1x Charger, 1x SIM eject tool, 1x User Manual|
Elephone Soldier: Where to buy it?
Currently, we can find the Elephone Soldier on the Gearbest, Aliexpress, Banggood online stores for a price of $279.99 (€242). Then, we will leave you the purchase links in case you are interested in this incredible device:
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