The Elephone P4000 is another big battery phone released by Elephone. You might not have heard of it as it might have been overshadowed by it’s flagship the P8000, but based on the specs alone, this phone looks very well rounded and is a direct competitor to the Mlais MX Base, check out my review of it here. So let’s get started. Gearbest.
|5″ 1280×720 IPS Display||MTK6735 Quad Core 1.2GHz|
|2GB Ram, 16GB ROM||5MP + 8MP Camera|
|Android 5.1 Lollipop||GSM 850/900/1800/1900|
|SIM, MicroSIM, MicroSD||WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100|
|4300mAh Battery||FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600|
|SIM, MicroSIM, MicroSD||198g, 145 x 71.5 x 9.9mm|
This phone is thick. at 9.6mm, it’s definitely within range of fat. I said about the same thing about the Mlais MX Base which is 0.3mm thicker, but the Elephone feels way thicker because the phone doesn’t gradually curve, so it feels very thick and substantial. The front of the device actually looks nice, nicer than the Mlais as I am a fan of their light up capacitive buttons, it looks quite futuristic and reminds of Cortana from Halo.
The volume and power buttons are located on the right side of the phone and are quite good quality even though they use the same glossy plastic as the back.
The back of the device is glossy plastic, and I don’t like it very much. It feels quite cheap in hand and also gets stick very quickly, and can feel disgusting at times, like someone rubbed KFC all over the back of the phone. The back is removeable and reveals the 4300mAh battery, SIM, MicroSIm, and MicroSD. The battery is removeable, which I’m quite surprised about, since large batteries like these are usually not removeable. However, overall the build quality is durable, it feels more solid than the Mlais.
The phone looks very plain and is very thick, thick enough to be a deal breaker for some. It is quite solid in terms of durability, but the glossy plastic back is just not a very nice material to hold on to.