The Elephone p6000 is a dual SIM handset using the MediaTek 64 bit quad core (MTK6732) chipset running Android 4.4.4 out of the box. The handset is priced at $160 loaded with 2Gigs of RAM and 16Gigs of internal storage.
Inside you will find the Elephone P6000, battery of 2700 mAh capacity, user manual, data cable and travel charger. Earphone is not included.
Design, display and OS
The P6000 got a premium look, nice curvy design and a glossy body. Back panel is white coloured and covers up almost 80% of the handset. Build quality is very good – it’s plastic body. Handset weight is 172 grams with battery and dimensions are 71.66 x 143.25 x 9.41(mm).
Power / volume rocker are on the right side, 3.5mm audio jack on the top and micro USB port at the button. There is a single mic at the bottom. There are dual micro SIM slots with 4G support unfortunately the 2300 band that works in India is not supported.
This handset sports a 5 inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Viewing angles, colour reproduction is good and so is the touch response. Handset also comes with a factory fitted screen guard. The circular touch sensitive home navigation button doubles up as LED notification. There are 3 sensors – light, accelerometer and proximity.
P6000 sails on Android 4.4.4 and it will get the Android 5 Lollipop update soon.
Memory and Storage
Elephone P6000 comes packed with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and micro SD card slot that supports up to 64GB external storage cards. On the first boot you will get about 1.4GB of free RAM and about 12GB space for apps. OTG is not supported but you can install apps on the external storage.
This handset is using the 64 bit 1.5GHz Cortex A53 MediaTek MT6732 chipset coupled with Mali T760 GPU. Performance is very smooth, no lags and hardware can play high end games. The device is rooted.
|Vellamo||Metal (1073) Multi core (1539) Browser (NA)|
|Nenamark 2||54.1 fps|
|Multi Touch||5 point|
Gaming and Entertainment
I tried Asphalt 8 that got installed on external storage. Game play was smooth in highest visual quality mode. Check video review at the end. Handset can shoot and play 1080p videos.
P6000 is packed with a 13MP auto focus camera on the rear and a 2MP on the front. Rear camera is with LED flash support and can shoot FHD videos. You can check the sample images and videos shot using this handset at the end of this review.
At times the camera is not able to focus properly, the still images are not that sharp, they are a little blurry. Video quality however is pretty good.
No other issues found. Gmail app was missing, but you can download it from Google Play. OTA updates are supported, watch out for Android 5.0. 4G will not work in India. 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth worked well. Sound is loud and clear.
There is 2700 mAh Li-po removable battery. You can expect battery backup of about 3 to 5 hours with moderate to heavy usage.
|Task||Time||Battery drop (%) (max temp)|
|Running Benchmark apps||28 minutes||8% (37)|
|FHD video playback with Wi-Fi on + full brightness||18 minutes||6% (40)|
|Asphalt 8 Game Play||11 minutes||6% (48)|
Not a bad option for $160 (approx Rs. 9,800 – shipping / customs extra). It is 64 bit quad core powered handset with good overall performance and running KitKat (will get Lollipop update). Camera could have been better. Battery backup is average.
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 (cannot use decimals in the review box below)
Elephone P6000 is available for $159.99.
Rear Camera Sample Images
Front Camera Sample Images