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Key Specs
  • Display 4.70-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 1800mAh
  • OS Android 4.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateMay 2013

Gionee Elife E3 Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good build quality, slim profile
  • Bright display
  • Good performance
  • Bad
  • Underwhelming battery life
  • Capacitive touch buttons' backlight doesn't light-up with the screen in the dark
  • Camera performance could have been better

Gionee is a China-based handset maker that has now entered the Indian market. While the economy Android smartphone segment is already flooded with offerings from Indian handset makers such as Micromax, Karbonn and Lava, among others, there's always room for new entrants if they're able to offer products that deliver good quality and bring a differentiated experience.

Gionee Elife E3 Summary

Gionee Elife E3 smartphone was launched in May 2013. The phone comes with a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels at a pixel density of 312 pixels per inch (ppi).

Gionee Elife E3 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM.

The Gionee Elife E3 runs Android 4.2 and is powered by a 1,800mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Gionee Elife E3 on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Gionee Elife E3 runs Nova based on Android 4.2 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Gionee Elife E3 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Regular and Micro-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Gionee Elife E3 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Gionee Elife E3 measures 137.50 x 68.40 x 7.90mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 110.00 grams. It was launched in White, Black, Pink, and Blue colours.

As of 24th June 2019, Gionee Elife E3 price in India starts at Rs. 8,999.

Gionee Elife E3 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Gionee Elife E3 (Blue, 1GB RAM, 16GB) 6,500
Gionee Elife E3 (White, 1GB RAM, 16GB) 8,999
Gionee Elife E3 (Black, 1GB RAM, 16GB) 15,250

Gionee Elife E3 price in India starts from ₹ 8,999. The lowest price of Gionee Elife E3 is ₹ 8,999 at Amazon.

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Gionee Elife E3 Full Specifications

Brand Gionee
Model Elife E3
Release date May 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 137.50 x 68.40 x 7.90
Weight (g) 110.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1800
Removable battery Yes
Colours White, Black, Pink, Blue
Screen size (inches) 4.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 312
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Operating system Android 4.2
Skin Nova
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Regular
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Gionee Elife E3 User Review and Ratings

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  • Gionee eLife E3 Review
    Devinder Singh (May 6, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Form and Feel FactorIts quite slim, mere 7.9 mm thick and weight 110 grams appx.It comes in evergreen Black, Metallic Blue and Pink color options giving it a unisex label. Gionee is focusing a lot on the color factor to the extent that the company has bundled a transparent protective cover with the device which strengthens the device in order to keep the color quotient untouched. Bonus point is this that even the protective cover is also sleek. Even with the protective cover on, the phone doesn't feel bulky or thick.It has a very neat and clean finish which can be attributed to absence of hardware keys on the front. The It has three capacitive touch sensitive keys. The back panel of the device is having a glossy finish but the color options will make sure that minor scratches get ignored very easily. The placement of the power/standby key on the same side makes it easy to use and user friendly.Build quality of the device is superb. It's sturdy bundled snap-on-covers add a lot of additional protection as well.DisplayIts possesses 4.7 inch True HD, 720p display with IPS technology. The display works great and has great contrast. Color vibrancy is also so good. The native resolution supported is 1280 x 720 pixels at 4.7 inches which makes it a great for viewing HD movies and playing HD games. No pixelation effect was seen as such.Processor and hardwarePerformance of Gionee Elife E3 is rocking. It has Mediatek MT6589 chipset that includes a 1.2GHz quad core processor. GPU is Ultra low power PowerVR SGX 544MP graphic processor. The optimisation has been done nicely which makes it for heavy games to work freely on the device.It features a 1GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage. Micro SD card slot is also there to enhance the storage upto 32 GB.Experiencing multitasking on this smart phone is like a breeze. Credit goes to its 1 GB RAM and a quad core processor.Operating SystemIt comes preloaded with latest Google Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 operating system. Along with 1GB RAM, it performs tasksat awesome speeds with superb fluidity.It uses Gionee's own developed user interface which is really very user friendly and easy to use. Home screens can be added and reduced in number to accommodate more stuff. Lock screens get a multi windows interface that provides a quick access to apps and utilities.Its compatible with most of applications and work easily and flawlessly on this smartphone.In nut shell, I can say that experience of device is very good. OTA updates capability adds more to the charm of this sleek and robust beauty.Performance and usageI have tested a lot of applications and tried to stress it beyond limits, but no hanging or freezing problem or jerky behavior was encountered.
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  • good phone from gionee but its not enough to take on moto g.
    Jayant Sharma (May 5, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Gionee elife e3 iis a good phone with decent specs. Key specs. Display 4.70-inch Processor 1.2GHz Front Camera 2-megapixel Resolution 720x1280 pixels RAM 1GB OS Android 4.2 Storage 16GB Rear Camera 8-megapixel Battery capacity 1800mAh Review- Good Good build quality, slim profile Bright display Good performance Bad Underwhelming battery life Capacitive touch buttons' backlight doesn't light-up with the screen in the dark Camera performance could have been better
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  • Excellent product***review after using it for 6 months***
    abhishek gupta (Aug 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    I purchased it from local market after long research for selecting new android smartphone under 20k n finally with so many reviews i ended up on this piece of mobile . It has been excellent mobile experience with first android phone after using IPHONE ,WINDOWS phone .I am happy for my decisions on selecting a new brand over Samsung or Nokia in this price range. You can trust this brand with no hesitation, it is an excellent performer !! just go for it.
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  • E3 Execllent worth for money
    Prasanth (Jun 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    16GB internal memory & 8 MP camera really worth for money. Excellent speed processors,Very good performance.
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  • Its more than a year , using this device ,,, still i cant find anything better at this price ..
    Sukhwinder Singh (Dec 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    Its more than a year of using e3 .. this is ulmimate in every angle .. do not lag , excellent camera ..touch .. usually i change after every 6 months ,, but still after 14 months of extreme usage ... i did not find any other device for a change ... more than 20 people have purchased this after seeing my phone ... 100 % satisfied ..
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  • Great product
    Deepak Saini (May 1, 2019) on Flipkart
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  • Awesome
    Vikas Parihar (Oct 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    Best ever mobile produce by Gionee...
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  • Best product
    Nikhil Sethi (Jun 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    I buy this phone in 2013. This phone is very fantastic and excellent work till now. I was very happy to buy this product. The processing is too much good (i.e Excellent). Overall it is best phone or you can say that also it is best model of gionee
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  • super
    clinton (Sep 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    super set specially in camera and video recording excellent performance battery performance is vary good
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  • Excellent security app
    JEYASEKARAN THILLAINATHAN (Feb 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    I bought this mobile as a gift for my wife on June 2014. The phone is in-built with splendid apps. Especially NQ security. I am not sure whether other brand mobile phones have this kind of security. NQ security that comes in-built is capable of Anti-theft feature. I had given my contact number as the reporting number for the sim change. Unfortunately, I lost this mobile couple of months back. As a normal user I was bit worried for few hours and then let it go. To my surprise I got a sms a week after with the mobile number of the replaced sim from this NQ security app. And it also had the features to lock, backup, delete, locate the mobile from the reporting number. I did locate this mobile and it was precise with 0.5km radius. Nice App..! I got the mobile back with the help of the police (and obviously it's a long story & process). I had rated ALL STARS for the feelings I had gone through. Thanks for the security app.
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