We continue with our coverage of Chinese terminals, and we do it this time with one of the most powerful models from Elephone, also one of the most prominent Chinese brands to date. It is a 5.2 or 5.5-inch smartphone (depending on the version), belonging to the medium-high range and that can be found in several versions: 2GB + 16GB, 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB.

This Elephone S7 is a terminal that draws attention both for its stylish appearance and for its features (especially its Helio X20 SoC, which incorporates a ten-core processor), definitely very decent for its price (the higher version can be found in stores Chinese for around €200), in addition to having the odd interesting extra, such as the fingerprint reader.

It is a terminal with great features, which we will talk about shortly. The version of the S7 that we are going to show you today is the highest configuration (5.5″, 4GB + 64GB), and in black.

This model can currently be found in Chinese online stores for around €200 (note that through the official seller in Spain it is €300…) and its technical characteristics are as follows:

  • General
    • Bezel-less design
    • 3D curved screen
    • Front fingerprint reader (used to unlock the phone from standby)
    • Colors: Gold, Blue, Black, Green
  • CPU and GPU
    • CPU: Helio X20 64-bit Ten core
    • GPU: ARM Mali T880
  • Screen
    • 5.5″ 1080*1920 pixels
    • JDI Incell Full Lamination
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • five point touch
  • Storage
    • 2+16GB/3+32GB/4+64GB
    • Memory cards: T-Flash
    • Support for micro SD (T-Flash): Up to 128GB
  • cameras
    • Rear: 13.0MP F/2.2
    • Front: 5.0MP F/2.4
    • Video recording resolution: 1080p
    • flash: yes
    • Auto Focus: Yes
    • Touch Focus: Yes
  • Other features
    • Sensors: Gyroscope, Acceleration, Proximity, Light, Compass (Hall)
    • OTG: Yes
    • I/O interface: USB
    • USB: Micro USB 5 pin
    • Fingerprint reader: Yes (The central home button)
    • Notification led: Yes (3 colors)
    • Certifications: CE, RoHS, WEEE, Msds, UN38.3
    • Special functions: E-touch 2.0, Gesture function
  • networks and connectivity
    • WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4G/5G
    • Frequency bands (EU):
      • GSM:B2/B3/B5/B8 (1900/1800/850/900)
      • WCDMA:B1/B8 (2100/900)
      • FDD-LTE:B1/B3/B7/B20 (2100/1800/2600/800)
      • TDD-LTE:B38/B40 (2600/2300)
      • 4G+ VOLTE (The operator must offer it too)
    • SIM card type : Nano SIM + Nano SIM/TF
    • GPS: Yes, GPS/Glonass
    • AGPS: Yes
  • Battery
    • 3000mAh (Li-Po)
  • Weight and measurements:
    • Dimensions: 150.4*73.2*7.6mm
    • Weight: 148g
  • Package content
    • 1x Smartphone
    • 1 x Data cable (100cm)
    • 1 x Charger/Adapter (100~240V)
    • 1 x Skewer for card tray
    • 1 x Silicone Case
    • 1 x User Manual

As we see, it comes with a lot of great features. A lot of power and storage, supported by a 3000 mAh battery, which, without being one of the largest on the market, should not be insufficient.

To that we add the fingerprint reader, the gyroscope (perfect if we want to tinker with virtual reality) and the quality of the cameras and we get a very good device on paper. We’ll see if it meets expectations or not.

Without further ado, we begin with our analysis, which we hope will be useful to you.

Elephone S7: Our analysis