Elephone P9000 Lite review – Helio P10 powered

The Elephone P9000 Lite is running Android 6.0 with 4GB RAM over a 5.5 inch FHD screen and is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz. This handset is available for around $206 that comes to approx ₹13,700.

P9000 Lite Unboxing

Box pack content : handset, user manual, unique looking SIM tray ejector pin, data cable (USB Type C) and travel charger 5V ~ 2A.

Design

The Elephone P9000 Lite is using a plastic body, with silver metallic finishing on the sides. Rear panel has got a glossy finishing, this handset is available in Black and White colour options. Build quality and finishing is good.

Handset is comfortable to hold, weight with battery is 140 grams and dimensions are 74.79 x 149.33 x 8.28 (mm). P9000 Lite has got a curvy design. Power and volume buttons are on the right side. Audio jack is on the top. SIM tray is on the left along with a dedicated quick launch button and Mic, Speaker out and USB Type C port is present at the bottom.

Elephone P9000 Lite review and unboxing

This is a dual SIM handset – It’s a hybrid slot, you can either use 2 x micro SIM or 1 x micro SIM and 1 x micro SD card. There is no LED notification and this smartphone comes with a single navigation button that can be used to go back, check recent apps and jump to home screen.

Elephone P9000 Lite dual SIM slot

There is an option to enable the 3 on screen buttons if needed – check video review.

P9000 Lite is loaded with Accelerometer, light, proximity and magnetic sensors.

Display

P9000 Lite sports a 5.5 inch OGS screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Viewing angles, colour reproduction and touch response are very good.

Elephone P9000 Lite 5.5 inch screen with full HD resolution

Memory, Storage and OS

This smartphone sails on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and packed with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM. On the first boot you will get around 2GB free RAM and 24GB free internal storage space.

Performance

This handset houses the MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 octa core chipset clocked at 2GHz with Mali T860 GPU. Performance was good, lag free in general. Maximum battery temperature I encountered was 39 degrees.

Benchmark

  • Quadrant – 15263.
  • Antutu (64 bit) – 46283 | 3D score – 7334
  • Nenamark 2 – 54.7fps
  • Internal storage Speed – Read (192MB/s), Write (80MB/s)
  • Multi Touch – 5 Point.

Gaming

I was able to play Asphalt 8 game with screen touch controls (left and right screen touch to control the car movements). There was some issue with the sensors, I tried re-calibration and even restarted the system. Seems like a software bug.

But the game was playable in high visual quality mode.

Camera

There is  a 13MP camera on the rear and 8MP on the front. Rear camera can shoot full HD videos. Camera quality was disappointing, there was too much of yellow tint. Check the sample images and video below.

Elephone P9000 Lite 13MP AF camera with dual tone LED flash

Rear Camera Sample

Front Camera Sample

FHD videos shot using Elephone P9000 Lite

Others

There is turbo download mode (disabled by default) that makes use of 4G/3G and WiFi simultaneously to download data.

P9000 Lite also comes with special button placed on the left side. You can assign any single app from a list of supported app, when you press that button that selected app will launch instantly.

4G worked on both the SIM slots, no issues with WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. The sound quality is not that great when compared with other handsets and even the network I felt was weak (voice cut off occasionally).

Battery

There is 3000 mAh non-removable battery that does a decent job. You can expect 4 to 5 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage on a single charge.

Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / battery temperature).

  • Running Benchmark app – 10 minutes / 3% / 36 degrees
  • Played Asphalt 8 – 24 minutes / 10% / 39 degrees
  • FHD (1080p) video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – 43 minutes / 13% / 35 degrees

It took me 1 hours 46 minutes to charge the handset using wall charger from 12% to 100% battery.

Verdict

The Elephone P9000 Lite is loaded with really good hardware unfortunately the camera output, sound output and network signal strength is no good.

Elephone P9000 Lite is available for $206.

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Elephone P9000 Lite video review

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