Gionee to launch Gionee Elife E3 by end of this month

Gionee will soon launch the Gionee Elife E3 a new member in the Elife series by this month end. They have already started talking about the Gionee Elife E3 on their Facebook page. The E3 will be quad core powered handset sporting a 4.8 inch IPS touch screen.

E3 will be just 7.9 mm thick and will come with oil resistant coating. A common issue on many handsets especially those with glossy finishing is the fingerprint, oil / sweat impressing that makes the handset look kind of dirty. The oil resistant coating will reduce the impression made by fingerprint / greasy particles.

The full specifications are not yet clear but this is what we could make out from the Facebook updates. The handset is powered by quad core 1.2GHz (probably MediaTek), its super slim we already know its 7.9mm thick. The IPS screen is 4.7 inches capacitive with coating / nano technology.

The screen resolution will be the same as on the Gionee Dream D1 handset i.e. 1280×720 pixels. The camera probably will be the same of 8MP resolution (rear) with BSI 2 sensor and a 2MP front camera. RAM is 1GB with 16GB internal storage. It is a dual SIM handset with an 1800 mAh battery. E3 will run on Android Jelly Bean OS.

The Gionee E3 handset is expected to hit the Indian markets by end of this month. Some users have told me have already seen the handset in stores. Price is around Rs. 15,000.

Gionee Elife E3

Gionee Elife E3 colourful handsets

Gionee Elife E3 key features and specifications

  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby.
  • 1.2GHz MediaTek Quad core (cortex A7) + PowerVT SGX GPU.
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB storage and micro SD slot.
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
  • 4.7 inch capacitive IPS screen (on facebook they mentioned as AMOLED) with 16M colours – resolution : 1280×720 pixels (HD).
  • 8MP AF BIS camera with LED + front 2MP camera.
  • 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, micro USB, DTS 3D sound, FM radio and 3.5mm jack.
  • Sensors: Magnetic, G-sensor, light and proximity sensors.
  • 1800 mAh battery.
  • Available in White, Blue, Red and Black colours.
  • Price approx Rs. 15,000.

{ 150 Responses }

  1. Ezhil says:

    Hi gogi bro pls tell me which is better elife e3 or mmx canvas magnus a117 ?? am totally confused !!!going a buy a mob this week ! pls reply me !!!

    lookin for ur comment !!!!

  2. nikhil says:

    which one is good canvas magnus or elife e3 please tell me gogi sir i am going to buy a new phone this week

  3. edd says:

    Hey, can u plz tell me how much is onboard ram available for user after system sharing.

  4. waxman says:

    Pls gogi, I want to ask if gionee E3 has dedicative mic for noise cancellation? Thanks

  5. Roshan P Shajan says:

    Guys, anyone having some problem in using internet from Tata Docomo in Gionee Elife E3??. I can receive calls and stuffs, but I’m not able to connect to the internet.(Its in SIM 1-micro sim). But I can surf net using my BSNL Sim in SIM 2 slot(mini sim)..

    • harish says:

      yaa same problem , tata docomo on sim2 is not working for my gionee e3
      how did u resolve the problem?

      • Roshan P Shajan says:

        Tweaker APN Internet this app and it will help you to manually configure the internet the internet settings

    • Shanker says:

      Hello Bro you need to add docomo settings manually then you can connect internet…

      iam using 3g for both sims…working perfectly

      • Roshan P Shajan says:

        Thanks works perfectly fine

  6. Atul says:

    Which one have better display gionee dream d1 or gionee elite e3?

    • Sunny says:

      Saw D1 only for few min……E3 is exceptionally good!!

    • Shanker says:

      BOth are very nice..

      But E3 is Everything perfect.

  7. Gnana says:

    Hi Guys,
    How about still/video camera quality of gionee e3 ? if anybody have samples pics please share with me.

    • Shanker says:

      Daylight pics quality is good.

      • Sunny says:

        Shanker – Is it possible to use OTG on this? (without rooting)

      • Gnana says:

        Thanks Shanker!
        How about low light images?
        if you have any sample kindly share with me.

  8. Shanker says:

    Hi Sir,

    Iam facing one problem in my mobile all instant messengers (Whatsapp,gtalk,viber,wechat)are not working under 3G

    Fb,twitter,browsing working fine

    Under WiFi everything working fine please let me know what is the problem? How to fix it??



    • Shanker says:

      Problem Solved Because of APN Settings I got that Problem i Changed Vodafone live to Vodafone Gprs its working fine now.

  9. Deepak Navangule says:

    It’s now available at EBay for Rs. 13,069 & it’s really a good buy at this price tag.

    • EVRS says:

      Thanks, Deepak, for this valuable tip. After seeing it I read the reviews of this phone on different portals and concluded that this is a really good phone at this price. I just ordered it on eBay (Rs.13,065 – offer valid till 26th June only). Since you have been using it for some time now, can you post your experience so far?

  10. Ajesh says:

    does it have scratch resistant glass like gorilla glass 2 ?

  11. Krishh says:

    Guys, none of you are interested in root and CWM recovery? Then please join us at XDA,

    • Naga says:

      Hi Krishh , I am new to android what is the use of rooting please let me know.

  12. Gurpreet Singh says:

    Which set is better in between:
    Gionee e3 vs titanium s5

    • kool dhruv says:

      E3 way ahead !!

    • Krishhh says:

      No doubt Gionee E3 is superior, if you dont mind little smaller screen(4.7″ Vs 5″).

    • Naga says:

      Gionee e3 All the way !!

  13. Naga says:

    Bought it saturday from local retailer ……..

    My Review this Mobile is ultra stylish..

    Best display I ever seen for under 15k Iam iphone user but still i like this display very much. 10/10

    Wow Guys Mobile is Very thin 10/10

    I did not find any heat issue in my mobile 9/10

    Battery backup good 8/10

    No Lagging at all for seeing videos both 1080p n 720p 10/10

    Camera features 10/10 , Smile shot is perfectly executing iam pretty impressive.

    Rear Camera Quality 8/10

    Front Camera Quality 9/10

    For Gaming no lags 10/10 ( I play like temple run2 , subway surfers)
    Even in My iphone4 Subway surfers will lag everytime

    Iam facing 2 problems one is candy crush cannot connection facebook , if i click connect it is going to uc browser its telling android not installed. ( gogi Sir please solve my issue)

    another one is my friend number iam not sent continue messages that mean
    Eg:- First i will sent hi , next she will sent how r u , Next i am unable to sent message untill delete her message. ( Is there any settings Required)

    • Ramesh says:

      what is the sar value of this gionee elife e3 ?

      • Naga says:

        I Checked long before i forgot exact figure its is very less SAR value no need to worry its around 0.5.

        • Ramesh says:

          thank you so much giving the info.i have doubt pls clarify.can we surf internet on both sim cards or only one sim card.can you getting the calls while surfing the net on both simcards.pls clarify that

          Thank you

          • Sunny says:

            I had 3g ON and was able to get call on the number! Was trying to open a page in Chrome and at the same time asked friend to give me a call…..and call is received. (3g SIM is a micro sim).

          • Naga says:

            Rite now iam using 3g on Sim1 Slot ( Micro SIM) I did not used Sim2 , I will test it and let you know.

    • rohit arora says:

      What is hsdpa in that phone if anyone used it?and battery backup?which color do you have

  14. kool dhruv says:

    Bought it today from local retailer !!
    Prior to this i was using Lumia 920 !!
    Awesome Handset with Best Display even better than Lumia 920 (i was amazed)
    Super Slim and too Handy !!
    M loving it.

    • vivek says:

      guys i want to know this phone have led indicator on top for message, charging… anyone have this, pls reply me friends

      • Sunny says:

        This one doesn’t have LED indicator….but there are applications which will trigger sound for every pre-determined time if there are any unread messages or phone calls or etc.
        This one doesn’t completely replace the LED but I found this is much useful. You can check my earlier comments in this blog for the app that I am using.

    • Prasad says:

      hi, kool, what is the sar values of Gionee e 3.

      • kool dhruv says:

        SAR Values
        Head 1.06
        Body 0.88

    • prasad says:

      hi, what is the sar values of Gionee e 3.

  15. vivek says:

    guys i want to know this phone have led indicator on top for message, charging… anyone have this, pls reply me friends

    • kool dhruv says:

      No LED indicator :)

  16. Deepak Navangule says:

    Hi Sunny,
    Received this beautiful mobile yesterday. I can tell you that I haven’t seen the display like this in a phone under 15k. U can almost compare it to some high end phones. The colour reproduction is stunning. And yes, as you said the display is visible under the direct sunlight too. Its really awesome one.
    Got it from a seller at Ebay with a price tag of Rs. 14,099/-. First time I have purchased from Ebay & I can tell you that the item was shipped in almost an hour after I ordered and got it delivered to my doorsteps in less than 40 hours. Really cool…….
    Thanks a lot Sunny for your valuable feedback.

    • Sunny says:

      Great that information was useful!! Enjoy your new phone!

    • Krishhh says:

      bought it from itnmall on eBay. Mine has arrived from them just next day of ordering. Great supplier and I am the second buyer from them after you. I could not collect it from DTDC. Will get it on Monday.
      Anyone has rooted the phone?

      Dear Gogi,
      Any idea how to root this phone?

      • Sunny says:

        Enjoy your phone today!! BTW why do you want to root the phone? I guess all the features are available right out of the box….even moving apps to SD card!

        • KRISHH says:

          Thanks sunny,

          I will be using this phone as my second phone for another number that I own. I also own Note 2 and that is also rooted and running custom FW. So, I am kind of used to rooting. I dont expect the availability of Custom FW but may be debloat the ROM and for running apps like Titanium backup.

          • Krishhh says:

            Got the Phone. I must say the screen is the highlight of this phone. Not very happy with the graphics and UI, would have liked little smaller icons. For the time being using NOVA launcher. First thing I did was rooting the phone. I successfully rooted the phone and backed up the apps. Now debloating and insalling my favorite apps will follow. Lets see what is the level of customization can be achieved.

            • Sunny says:

              Great!! Keep posting your experiments Krishhh!

              • Jigar says:

                Hi Sunny,

                Does this phone has gyroscope and compass working ?

                • Krishhh says:

                  Yes, it does have a gyroscope. Check out detailed specs here, I have uploaded the extracted info.

                  • Jigar says:

                    Thanks Krishhh….it contains all information….

                    • Krishhh says:

                      Big news,
                      Are you looking for custom recovery and rooting instructions.
                      Visit this thread at XDA:
                      Thanks to sankhauaa….Now you can play with the ROM… back up, restore, Modify and customize the ROM. But be careful and take good time to read and understand so tha tyou dont find yourself in a situation to blame someone. Noobs please be careful and do not mess if you dont know what to do if something goes wrong…

                    • rahul says:

                      what is the free ram size of the fon??? its 500+ or less thn 500 ???

  17. Sunny says:

    Thanks Gogi!

  18. abhishek says:

    Hi Gogi,

    ZEN 701 HD is available for Rs. 11999/- on snap deal. Is it better buy ? the specifications is very similar except internal memory.
    Please help I would like to purchase a phone very shortly.

    • Gogi Rana says:

      Abhishek, I have the review unit will upload it few days.

      • abhishek says:

        few days!!! comon Gogi u can do this in a couple of days man… We are waiting eagerly for your review on this:)

    • Chaitanya says:

      Abhishek, its an awesome phone. Very good display, fast and has good looks too. It is playing asphalt 7 effortlessly. You can move apps to the sd card. so dont bother abt memory

      Cons- heavy when compared to MMX, there is no metal rim around the cam. (my lense cover already broken. service center ppl said it would cost me Rs260 to replace it). Proximity sensor responds little slowly(may be only on my phone).
      Overall, i would highly recommend it for 12K

  19. Jigar says:

    Hi Sunny,

    Does this phone has gyroscope and compass working ?

    • Sunny says:

      I remember checking compass in google maps……also able to play labyrinth game…guess both are there!

  20. pankaj says:

    hi sunny

    please let us know whether e3 have one micro sim slot or both are normal sim slot… and are u using micro sim if it have? and I eagerly waitng to watch the camera quality of e3 as my use is more in this category… can u send me some sample photos taken by your e3 camera if possible… my email id is… I can’t wait more.. thanks in advance

    • Sunny says:

      Pankaj – sim with 3g capability is a micro-sim slot and other one is a regular (but not 3g). Got the regular sim (airtel one) cut into micro sim by the shop guy.

  21. Deepak Navangule says:

    Hi Gogi,

    How safe it is to buy from Have anybody some experience? I have never purchased from any seller on ebay. Gionee Elife E3 Blue colour is available at a seller on ebay with price tag of Rs. 14,099/-
    Should I go for it on ebay?

    • Gogi Rana says:

      Deepak, I have bought stuffs from ebay. It is a open market (any seller can sell) but safe as controlled by ebay.

  22. Deepak Navangule says:

    Never by anything from MANIACSTORE. These people are just unprofessional. I ordered GIONEE ELIFE E3 today morning & just before that I confirmed by calling their Customer Care that it is available in BLUE color. After that I made the payment & now I just received a call from their CC that BLUE color will be available after 7th of June & I will get it delivered after 10th of June.
    I don’t know what were these people doing when I asked in the morning? Were they sleeping? Now when I asked for refund, they are telling me that refund will be processed within 10-12 days.
    Hell of a experience……
    Don’t purchase anything from MANIACSTORE…….

    • Sunny says:

      Sorry to hear this Deepak!!! Good that I did not buy from them (initially thought of buying online but guys from hyderabad (in this thread) referred a shop and I bought from there!!

      Let us hope you get what you want!

      • Shanker says:

        Sunny Bro ,

        How is the performance of battery ?

        Are you using dual sim ?

        What about mobile heat ?

        IS there any lagging for playing games like templerun , subwaysurfers , highway rider ?

        Can you share any sample images please ?

        • Sunny says:

          You can check my comments on the battery in the details provided earlier. With minimal usage (30 min of gaming a day – subway surfers, 15 to 20 short calls – 1 / 2 mins calls, with dual sim loaded, NO WIFI, NO 3G, NO BLUEtooth) battery still shows 40% after 2 days 9 hours!!! Too good to believe!! Waiting for complete drain once. my son played templerun 2 and subwaysurfers and he did not complain anything…btw he is very choosy!
          Have personal photos…..will try take some general photos to upload later.

          • Shanker says:

            Thanks for ur review wow 2 days battery backup its amazing bro..for my usage 1 full day is enough.

            Iam going to buy this mobile in AP Price is 14,000/- Only… In Bangalore ppl telling 15,000/-

          • Shanker says:

            Bro,i am i phone user , I heard every andorid mbl have heat issues…wt about this mobile it is over heat or normal heat ?

            • Sunny says:

              I am not a heavy user of phone….need to see the heat stuff as during weekends my kid plays heavy games….will be able to tell only after that!! had 45 min of internet browsing (basically app download and install)…did not observe any significant heat

              • Sunny says:

                Yesterday my kid played subway surfers for 40 min and checked the heat… temp was raised…its not like hot pan but the top half portion got heated up!! Felt the heat on the front side but not on the back side may be due to the additional plastic cover that it had.

          • Arpan says:

            battery is not so good

    • mayum says:

      i would not recommend snapdeal also.

      i ordered a laptop cooling fan in april, product delivered in broken stae,called CC n dey told to send it back. i paid courier charge of 150 rs , sent it back….but now no word from them…..tried calling ….will be put on hold forever…… mailed them but no response…… cant trust these shi*tty sites.

      flipkart n infibeam d best!!!

  23. Deepak Navangule says:

    Hi Guys,

    Just have a look at this Hands on review of GIONEE ELIFE E3 on you tube –

    It seems to be quite amazing………….

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