Just 2 months after the release of the P7000, Elephone has released the P8000, another highly anticipated and competitively priced handset from Elephone. Boasting 3GB of RAM, an Octacore chipset and a full 1080p screen, this phone looks to be a smash hit for Elephone. Is this phone an instant buy? Continue watching my video to find out. Gearbest.
|5.5″ 1920×1080 IPS Display||MTK6735 Quad Core 1.2GHz|
|3GB Ram, 16GB ROM||13P + 8MP Camera|
|Android 5.1 Lollipop||GSM 850/900/1800/1900|
|SIM, MicroSIM, MicroSD||WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100|
|3450mAh Battery, Fingerprint sensor||FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600|
|SIM, MicroSIM, MicroSD||198g, 155 x 76.7 x 9.3mm|
The phone is quite large. It is the exact same size as the Elephone P7000, which is definitely not a compliment. For someone with small hands like me, I can barely reach half the screen and I need two hands just to use the phone. If you have bigger hands this might not be an issue though. This phone is also very heavy, much heavier than I expected, no way around it. The weight does come with the benefit of feeling good quality. Just like the P7000, Elephone has also tried to hide the rather large bezels around the screen by colouring them black so you think it’s part of the screen, and I don’t think it’s fooled anyone yet. The bottom of the device has the home button that lights up and the back and menu buttons that are just dots, but it’s quite obvious which is which. The home button also doubles as the notification LED, and it does look pretty cool.
The same metal band on the P7000 can be found here as well and gives this phone a much more premium feel. The volume and power buttons are located on the right side of the phone and are quite good quality.
The back of the device is plastic but does not feel like that at all. In fact, it feels very close to the carbon fiber cases sold by Ghost Armor or Dbrand, and I really appreciate that. The plastic back cover flexes quite a bit when trying to take it off and once you do get it off, you find the non removeable 4000mAh battery, 2 SIMs and an SD card slot. The back of the phone holds the camera, flash, fingerprint sensor and the Elephone logo. Removing the backcover reveals the 3450mAh battery, the 2 SIM slots and the MicroSD card slot.
While this phone is large and heavy, there is no doubt that this phone looks and feels very high quality. It’s definitely very close in design to the P7000, but looks and feels different enough to stand on it’s own as the P8000. It’s also quite durable, so there’s not much to worry about there.