Elephone P8000 review – has got the looks!

The Elephone P8000 is a MediaTek octa core powered smartphone (64 Bit) that houses a 4000 mAh non-removable battery and also includes a touch ID based finger print scanner. P8000 sails on Android Lollipop with 3GB RAM and 16GB storage.

P8000 unboxing
Inside the box you will find the handset, screen guard, data cable, user guide and travel charger (5V ~ 2A).

Design and Display
The key highlight about the Elephone P8000 is the design. The handset is using a metal frame and the rear panel comes with nice texture that blend well with the overall look. It is an excellent combination of Metal and Plastic (Metal frame + plastic back panel). The back panel because of the textures actually looks and feels like metal.

The P8000 is loaded with 4000 mAh / 4165 mAh battery and that makes the handset a bit bulky. The weight with battery is 208 grams and dimensions are 77.56 x 154.56 x 9.84 (mm). Handset looks extremely beautiful, but as mentioned it is heavy.

Elephone P8000 review and unboxing

Volume rocker and power button is on the right side, micro USB port is at the bottom and audio jack is on the top. This is a dual SIM handset; there are two micro SIM slots and a micro SD card slot. P8000 comes with a single mic placed at the bottom next to the micro USB port.

Elephone P8000 dual micro SIM slots

Elephone P8000 sports a 5.5 inch screen with full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels. Color reproduction, viewing angles and touch response are good. There are borders around the screen, clearly visible if you use colorful wallpaper.

Elephone P8000 5.5 inch screen with 1920 x 1080p resolution

Native video calling is not supported. There is LED notification (circular LED also doubles up as home button – check video review). The P8000 comes loaded with 3 sensors – accelerometer, proximity and light.

Elephone P8000 beautiful back panel golden colour

Memory, Storage and OS
The P8000 is running Android 5.1 (64 Bit) with 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. On the first boot you will get about 2.1GB Free RAM and around 11GB free internal storage. OTG is not supported and apps are getting installed on the internal storage.

Performance
This handset is powered by 64 bit cortex A53, 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 (Some benchmark apps are showing it as MT6735 chipset which is not true) octa core processor coupled with Mali T-720 GPU. Performance is smooth, lag free for normal usage but when it comes to gaming it is not that smooth. P8000 did get heated up with heavy usage – max temp I encountered was 42 degrees.

Elephone P8000 review

Benchmark

Benchmark App Score
Quadrant 21855
Antutu (64 bit) 1st – 33502 , 2nd – 33669
Nenamark 2 60.8fps
Multi touch 5 point

Gaming
I installed Asphalt 8 (on internal storage). Even though the benchmark scores and the FPS are good, the game lagged in high visual quality mode. It was playable in medium visual quality mode with some minor lags, occasionally, it will play smoothly in low quality mode. Check the video review.

Camera
The P8000 comes with a 13MP AF camera on the rear with LED flash support and there is a 5MP front facing camera. Handset can record full HD videos. Camera quality is average. Check the sample images and video at the end of this review.

Elephone P8000 13MP AF camera

Others
This handset supports 4G, however the 2300 4G band is not supported (however the tailor made iBerry Auxus Prime P8000 supports 2300 band),  no other issues found. Sound – loudspeaker and incall is loud and clear. WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth worked well.

There is finger print scanner on the rear, it is touch ID based. Just touch the sensor (no swiping required), accuracy is very good and processing is fast (almost 1 second).

Battery
This smartphones comes with 4000 mAh /4165 mAh non-removable battery. Battery backup looks pretty good, you can expect about 5 to 9 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage on a full charge. I got one and a half day of backup with mixed usage.

Elephone P8000 4000 mAh built in battery

Performance Time Battery drop % Battery Max Temp
Benchmark 17 Minutes 3% 39 degree
Gaming (Asphalt 8) 17 Minutes 6% 42 degree
FHD movie play with full brightness + Wi-Fi on 20 minutes 6% 38 degree
Wall Charge (on standby) 2 hours 35 minutes  18% to 100% (charge)  36 degree

Verdict
The P8000 is powerful, looks beautiful. It’s available in Golden and Silver colour options. Camera quality is average and battery backup is pretty good. The handset is quite heavy. Elephone P8000 is priced at $210.

It is available in India as re-branded iBerry Auxus Prime P8000 for ₹14,999. do note the Auxus Prime P8000 is tailor made for India and it does support the 2300 band (confirmed by iBerry).

It could have been a good option had it been priced at under ₹11,000.

This handset will also be available on Amazon.in (in Black, White and Gold colour options) for approx ₹12,999 with free flip cover and 9h tempered glass.

Image Gallery

Rear Camera Sample

Front Camera Sample

Video review

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