Our reader – Lukasz Krawiec – known to most as Kraft, he had the pleasure to test the "flagship" phablet's elephone, model P9000. His first impressions decided to share with us.
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Elephone is a company who likes to do buzz around their products. There is no month without announcing the release of a new model. In this case, the emotions were, however, higher – elephone releases new flagship. The manufacturer wanted to boost interest in offering promotional coupons. Over the period prior to the presale juggle but parameters, and even the number of models. With a single P9000 grew suddenly three. P9000, P9000, and P9000 Solid Edge. Curious, I decided to try all the action with the model P9000 and now, after four months from the start of the promotional campaign, my copy came under thatch.
Specifications elephone P9000
|System||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Screen||5.5 ", Full HD (1920 X 1080 pixels) LTPS|
|SoC||Octa MediaTek Helio P10 (2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53), 64-bit|
|GPU||ARM Mali-T860MP2 @ 700MHz|
|built-in memory||32 GB (for a user less than 25.5 GB)|
|card Slot||yes – hybrid|
|The camera||13 megapixel Sony Exmor IMX258, lens aperture F / 2.0, dual LED|
|Camera||8 megapixels, OV8858|
|Communication||modem LTE, NFC, USB-C, dual SIM (hybrid)|
|Battery||3000 mAh Wireless charging|
Housing and appearance
From each flagship can be expected above-average quality materials surrounding components. In the case of P9000 we have a combination of metal, glass and specific plastic. Front is adorned with flat glass Gorilla Glass. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not specify which version. At the top we find the gap speaker for talks, and the sides of the light sensor, proximity and a front camera.Below the screen there is only one button touch, the center of which is a white LED notifications. Why one and not three, as in the case of other models with Android? I can only guess that the manufacturer has put on visual minimalism. For me, a plus. Frame smartphone is cut using a CNC aircraft aluminum alloy. Around the screen gleams the polished part, giving a block of elegance. On the top edge you will find only a headphone jack. The right side is the volume buttons and the wake. On the opposite – a hybrid card slot micro sim / microSD, as well as programmable function key. Down device to the USB port while hepatitis C and two rows of holes hiding microphone and (unfortunately) only one speaker. Left bezel is just a dummy suitable symmetry. Back model P9000 are made of rough, difficult to scratch the plastic that even in contact with water protects the phone from falling out of hand. Hard to find on the fingerprints. High-end smartphones have accustomed us to a rather more aesthetic finish of the rear part. Not everyone can so please stand off slightly Turley rear panel. You'll find the camera lens, tunable LED, laser autofocus and a fingerprint reader. At the bottom glistens large logo Elephone'a. There was no second microphone for noise reduction and sound recording. It's quite a serious shortcoming at a time when even the phones of the lower price levels have two microphones. Whole, thanks to the thin frames is small – like on the surface of the screen – dimensions. Weight only 145 grams. Elephone P9000 fits comfortably in your hand. Everything is mated with high precision – not hear the faintest sound coming from the housing.
5.5-inch display full HD LTPS has excellent viewing angles. The maximum brightness of 443 cd / m2 is sufficient for use in a bright environment. Color reproduction is at a high level. According to the manufacturer – 93% range of NTSC. The manufacturer has applied this model Miravision technology that allows you to adjust contrast, saturation, sharpness, and color temperature. The screen is evenly lit, but the automatic brightness adjustment does too much jumping, which may slightly interfere with everyday use. The phone supports 5-point multitouch, but the inclusion described below gestures limited him to just three points. Sam touch running instantly and accurately in response to every movement of your finger tumble and according to my expectations.
matrix camera unfortunately fell victim to cost-cutting. With 20.7 megapixels was announced only 13 megapixels. However, this is a good and proven Sony Exmor IMX258, known devices such as OnePlus X, or Xiaomi Mi4C. The lens aperture of F / 2.0 is supported by the tunable LED. Laser autofocus is intended to accelerate the catching focus on close subjects and actually takes a little less than the detection phase, it is still above the value of the order of 0.5 seconds.
The same image quality with good lighting is at a good level. Lens angles are wide. Unfortunately, the amount of noise in the darker environment is more than noticeable. There is little I am here to help illuminate the LED. Colors are somewhat distorted, as can be seen in the picture on the petals of flowers. Mode HDR recommend at the moment do not use until the manufacturer does not improve the operation of the entire apparatus in subsequent updates as promised. Photos in this mode, simply look artificial. It remains to wait and hope that the situation will improve.
The front camera is a decent 8 Mpix OV8858. Wide viewing angle appreciate the people who like to do Selfies with a larger group of friends, without parading with poles.
The processor used in the device is Mediatek octa helio P10, clocked at 2.0 GHz. So the promised Helio X20 also remained substitute. However, with the support of 4GB DDR3 memory and graphics Mali-T860 (2 cores, 700 MHz) is doing quite well, even with the more demanding tasks. The interface runs smoothly. From the beginning, you can be feeling that too smoothly. This is an effect used trick of reducing the default duration of the animation in the options of development. However, I have not experienced, so far, no cropping with daily use of the device. This is due to the large amount of RAM. I did not notice the effects of throttling the stronger heating of the processor. Perhaps it is the effect good heat dissipation. I have the impression that the whole frame of the device is at the same time the heat sink. From the result of the AnTuTu benchmark at the level of 47216 points away model P9000 to flagowców other companies. It was created more for people who prefer smoother interface with a greater demand for RAM.
System and interface
Model P9000 is the debut of Android 6.0 phones under the sign of an elephant. We are dealing here with almost a clean interface, so that it is smooth and does not constitute too large a burden on the memory. The manufacturer said its 5 cents to the system setup menu. Here we have access to several interesting solutions, such as. Turbo download, that when downloading a file larger than 20MB, supports WiFi parallel combination of mobile data. On the Smart Assistant we have a number of options associated with gesture support. In standby mode, double thump to wake up the screen, and the performance of the gesture triggers assigned to it function. For example, the shift to wake up and unlocks the screen, the execution of the letter "C" turns the camera. Six additional gestures can be assigned to run your favorite applications. Using these functions, unfortunately, is topped with some delay, because every time the gesture, the device confirms it animation corresponding to the movement of a finger. A few words about the additional physical button. It performs two functions. One is the same: hold switch profiles between normal sound and vibration. Second, programmable, allows you to quickly launch applications one touch. Both functions work only with wybudzonym and unlocked the screen. Interestingly solved the buttons on the screen, but rather one universal. Single slump is the equivalent of the back button, double it home and holding produces a table of recently used applications. It should be added that the producer left the possibility of including the standard on-screen buttons with their behavior and eject during use. Small ficzer of Android. Holding the settings icon at the abandoned notification bar gives you access to the calibrator UI. You can edit the quick settings after leaving the bar, turn off the information icons on the notification bar and add a percentage to the battery icon.
Battery and accessories
The manufacturer placed the device cell lithium-polymer with a capacity of 3000 mAh. It's difficult to determine the battery life after just 4 days of intensive use, but considering the used CPU capacity seems to be sufficient for a standard one-day use. By night the battery level drops by 3 – 4%, and a very good result. The standard equipment does not include the charger (!), And only the USB cable type C carrying up to 2 amps. I used mine, attached to the Xiaomi MI4i charger of the same race. The effect of this is to charge the battery from 20% to 100% in 1 hour and 20 minutes. So you can assume that the dedicated charger + PE recharge the battery a little faster. Housing phone with the sucking power from the charger quite hot. I do not mind, metal frame conducts heat very well, so I am aware that excess will be quickly taken to the ambient. In the future, I plan to use the wireless charger, the charge current does not heat the device and battery less suffers. Equipment phone USB Type C is quite problematic because of the small, for now, the popularity of this connector. It is necessary to buy a couple of wires to be able to charge the phone in the car, or at work. A little about communication and accessories. WiFi coverage is satisfactory. Do not deviate from my previous devices (LG G2, Xiaomi MI4I). Bluetooth combined properly with the periphery does not tend to break connections such audio devices. The phone supports Polish band WCDMA and LTE, but with the latter, even though it is in range, uses less likely than the above mentioned devices. NFC operates correctly. I miss the function Miracast. It is true Chromecast, but in my case required an additional adapter to the TV. There is also no infrared port, from which I used quite often in the LG G2. The built-in rear panel of the fingerprint reader works almost every applying finger. The condition for this is the appropriate learning mobile by bringing a finger pad various scrapbook so that the stored surface as large as possible. The phone has sufficient 32 GB built-in memory. In the era of standard 16 GB and promote the holding of data in the clouds, it's a nice gesture on the part of the manufacturer. Available for less than 25.5 GB user memory can be expanded via a microSD card with a maximum capacity of 256 GB, the cost of one sim card slot. The phone also supports OTG. Pretty good.
Flagship. It sounds proudly. However, in this case, the hype around the new model has outgrown its capabilities. If elephone not abandoned announced components, especially processor and camera, P9000 could become compete with new models of the premium class. But still a very powerful device, which, in combination with in as low price, is an object worthy of attention throughout plejadzie smartphones with the Middle Kingdom.
- As fast processor;
- A memory (RAM and internal);
- Wireless charging;
- Display and execution;
- The included silicone case.
- Camera (apparently the manufacturer has improved its performance in upcoming updates);
- No charger fitted;
- No Miracast;
- No IR;
- One microphone.