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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 radioWi-Fi Direct, 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 August 2019, Gionee Elife E3 price in India starts at Rs. 6,499.

Gionee Elife E3 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Gionee Elife E3 (1GB RAM, 16GB) - White 6,499
Gionee Elife E3 (1GB RAM, 16GB) - Black 13,000
Gionee Elife E3 (1GB RAM, 16GB) - Blue 6,500

Gionee Elife E3 price in India starts from ₹ 6,499. The lowest price of Gionee Elife E3 is ₹ 6,499 at Amazon.

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Gionee Elife E3 Full Specifications

General
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
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 312
Hardware
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.2
Skin Nova
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Regular
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
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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  • Five Stars
    Haria (Jun 1, 2015) on Amazon
    Good Phone
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  • super and best mobile i have seen
    kuldeep (Oct 31, 2014) on Amazon
    i have a mobile ......... super and best mobile i have seen ever
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  • Five Stars
    Amazon Customer (Nov 3, 2015) on Amazon
    Good
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  • The best smartphone in the world
    Imtiaz Abdur Rob Kazi (Aug 18, 2015) on Amazon
    Product DescriptionGionee brings a revolutionary touchscreen mobile that works on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and lets you enjoy host of applications without any hassles. The Elife E3 model from the house of Gionee boasts of 16GB internal memory and up to 32GB expandable TF Card memory for storing bulk data, applications, videos and photos to your heart's content. Get this smart phone to enjoy theatre-like 3D surround sound with its unique DTS audio feature. Sleek and stylish in design, it is ideal for one-handed operation. Slim Profile, Bright Display, Dual SIM Support Available in black, this Gionee Elife E3 mobile phone looks elegant and matches your style statement. This ultra slim device flaunts HD IPS touchscreen of 4.7inch that offers a crystal clear view of menu, videos, games and other applications. It has dual SIM and dual standby and helps you to manage your professional and personal contacts with ease. Backed up by a 1.2GHz quad core Cortex A7 CPU and PowerVR Series5XT GPU, this device provides powerful performance and quick functioning. You can treat yourself with its FM radio functionality along with audio-video recording and video and music players. Dual Camera with Face Detection and Auto Focus This quad core mobile phone has an 8MP primary camera with auto focus, BIS and LED flash. It also carries a 2.0MP secondary camera. Unleash your photography skills or passion for capturing stunning videos with this smartphone having HDR function, HD video support, built-in photo frames, etc. In fact, you can easily switch effects and frames with a little shake. This Android mobile phone further has 16.7M colour support to provide life-like clear pictures of captured videos, games or digital world. Furthermore, geo-tagging, face detection and touch focus features will enhance your image capturing experience. Built-in Sensors, Powerful Battery Backup This Gionee Elife E3 black phone has sensors for magnetometer/ compass, proximity, accelerometer and ambient light that facilitate better gesture controls and powerful motion sensing. Along with H.264/ H.263, it supports Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP for easy connectivity. Groove to your favourite music on the go connecting this dual SIM smartphone with your headset through the 3.5mm jack. This handset has MMS, Push Email, Email and SMS (threaded view) messaging facilities to help you manage important professional emails and messages. Powered by 1800mAh Li-ion battery, it lets you enjoy uninterrupted entertainment, talk time or online navigation. Product Features Brand: Gionee Model: E3 Display: 4.7-inch touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution Colour: Black Operating System: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean Screen Type: HD IPS touchscreen Processor: 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 quad core RAM: 1GBMemory Storage: 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GBCamera: 2MP front and 8MP primary camera Colour Support: 16.7MConnectivity: GSM, GPRS, 3G, UMTS, Wi-Fi and EDGE Battery: 1800mAh Li-ion battery Sensors: Light-, Proximity- and G Sensors Special features: Music and video players, FM radio, eCompass, Email and Dual SIM support Dimensions: 13.7 x 0.8 x 6.8 cm
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  • Boom Shaka Laka Boom Boom
    Lawrence Gomes (Oct 20, 2014) on Amazon
    Man was i so pleased with this seller Apnamall and the Gionee e3. Ordered the white e3, got a brand new sealed piece. The device is true to its specs just awesome in display and the perfect mid ranger device for me. Seems like Gionee has corrected all the software bugs in this device as I got it with new firmware May 14 installed. So I did not have to do any system updates. The only buggy things I found in the software were 1. the torch shortcut (volume down long press to activate) does not happen and the gionee swifkey messaging keyboard does not swipe to input (Just installed the free swipekey it works wonderful and uninstalls the gionee swifkey). Calling, sms, call record, blacklist (caller only/ not sms), loudspeaker, youtube all work well. The free screenguards are premium quality and so is the flip cover case. Earphones are adequate. Battery life is just like that for any android device. standby times are fantastic while working with wifi on is average. Jelly bean out of the box 4.2.1/ Kitkat is supposed to come by November. No charging or phone hanging issues. Butter smooth touch. Just remember to enter settings>battery>disable cpu limiter/throttling. Outdoor viewing is superb, indoor you need just 10-15% brightness settings. Display is just mind blowing, with the best viewing angles, even better than LG G3. There is no Notification LED though. Most of the pre installed bloatware can be uninstalled. The rest can be disabled. Dual standby SIMS. Micro and Regular. Both can access 3g only one at a time. Signal catch and 3g hsdpa plus speeds are fantastic on this device. The icing on the cake, this phone is so so so so light and so so so so slim. No gorilla glass. Top end games play well. Stock App manager is fun to use and can transport apps to ext sd. Not required as you get ample 11-12 gb free from the 16gb internal. The best in built app i loved was the filemanager. Its super graphic and easy to navigate. Wow. What a phone. I thought of redmi, mi 3, honor holly, moto g2, asus 5, xperia sp and even spice dream uno. This beauty beats them all. Gionee now has a lot of service centers in India. GO FOR IT.UPDATE 1Be careful with the kit kat update. the update is not OTA. needs to be done via download of drivers/firmware and laptop connection. Many if not almost all those who updated to kitkat are crying. the phone lags, the battery drains, numerous issues with software.....final verdict, leave this device with its jelly bean, its supreme!! Gionee is not that accomplished a manufacturer to give perfect updates and that too OTA. They are OKAY but nowhere near Samsung,LG, SONY or HTC.
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  • gionee camera full dslr camera its awsmmm
    Amazon Customer (Oct 30, 2016) on Amazon
    Awsm camera gionee e3 as like as dslr camera..
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  • Five Stars
    Amazon Customer (Jan 8, 2016) on Amazon
    Very good price this products. Thanks amazon
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  • Five Stars
    Lakshmikanth (Jan 2, 2016) on Amazon
    Good shipping. Good product.
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