Not late enough since Samsung’s discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7, many smartphone manufacturers are already trying to capitalize on Samsung’s misery. Now every single phone looks basically the same, call it an inspired design or a plain rip-off. It has become literally hard to guess if it’s a Samsung? Honor? OPPO? Huawei? Vivo? On the contrary it’s way hard to believe that Xiaomi of all companies has the most unique design around with it’s Mi Mix. iPhone separate’s itself with it’s courage(ahem!)
Elephone is totally unapologetic in terms of what makes up its S7’s design DNA. The S7’s dual-curved glass sides, oval-shaped home button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor, and the combination of metal and glass makes the phone appear completely similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Slight, though minor design difference comes with camera lens is to the left, while the volume rocker and power button are on the right side. With a starting price of just $139.99(approx Rs. 9350), its difficult to find a better looking phone for the price, especially one with a curved display.
Elephone markets the S7 as ‘explosion-proof’ guaranteed. The maker says that there are three layers of protection against explosions. The first is a battery that’s supposedly been extensively tested. The second layer is an explosion-proof membrane and the third is an explosion-proof TPU shell. Although all phones with lithium ion battery can explode. The catch is, this phone prevents the fire from spreading.
There are two versions of the Elephone S7. One comes with a 5.2-inch display while the other features a larger 5.5-inch glass. Both panels run at a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels and are protected by a Full HD LCD with bezel-less 3D glass.
Core hardware components includes MediaTek Helio X20 chipset with a deca-core CPU and an ARM Mali T880 GPU. There are again two versions in the memory department, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB, second with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage as well as a variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.