The Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of finest smartphones of 2015. The phone hardly needs any introduction and stands out completely, thanks to its brilliant design language and stunning features. Currently, the S6 is available in all major markets, and is creating some serious problems for the new iPhone 6s and other high-end players rolling in the market. The phone is undoubtedly very good, but today, we’ll be comparing it with Gionee’s latest sensation, Elife E8. The powerful flagship from the China-based company packs a nice set of specs, and goes straight against the likes of the Galaxy S6. It comes at a lower price tag, and offers full value for money with best experience.
But the question is, can Gionee stand against Samsung, like other smartphone makers? We know, the company has some potential, but still, when the battle comes down to the finest from both phone makers, confusions can occur quite easily. So today, we’ll give a close look to both these phone, and see how far they go against each other, in terms of performance and on their spec sheets. Have a look to know more-
The element of design is one of the major highlights of Gionee Elife E8 and Samsung Galaxy S6. Both phones (especially Galaxy S6) flaunt classy look with a bunch of qualities that no other smartphone manufacturer has been able to offer.The stunning S6 can be described as a perfect union of beautifully crafted glass and precisely-cut metal. The device is unbelievably solid and flawlessly beautiful. It features an indicatively slim body, comes in a bunch of colors, and fits in hand perfectly.
The new Gionee Elife E8 is also an exquisite masterpiece. The phone looks quite big due to its humongous display, but features a nice set of elements from all-angles.The display of the device is surrounded by a thin metal frame, but everything is not metal. The rear-panel is made out of plastic, which is a small disappointment. However, it still has the premium feel of a high-end phone, and gives nice user-experience with its responsive fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display with a whopping pixel density of 577ppi. It comes with innovative components that come together and create an immersive ecosystem for delivering best viewing experience, indoors as well as outdoors. Samsung has also employed protection from Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to retain the strength and classiness of the display of galaxy S6.
And, as for Gionee Elife E8, the display is the biggest highlight.The new phone features a humongous 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It features 490 pixels per inch and delivers good viewing angles with bright and vibrant colors, that aren’t too saturated. The screen of this handset looks really wonderful, and comes with an added option to adjust color temperature as per user’s liking. So, whether you’re indoors or outdoors, you’ll get a nice visual treat with this handset as well.
Here comes the biggest difference. The Galaxy S6 powers up by world’s first 14nmExynos 7420 octa-core chipset providing increased processing speeds while handling different tasks.It consumes less power than Galaxy S5 and transforms saved energy into enhanced processing speeds. Whether you’re running demanding games or multiple apps, performance will be not be an issue with the Galaxy S6.
On the contrary, Gionee Elife E8 powers up by MediaTek’s Helio X10 MT6795 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0GHz. It’s the same chipset from HTC One M9+promising buttery smooth and glitch free performance. It takes 3D gaming to a whole new level and provides great scrolling speeds and quick app-launches with minimal lags. But, against Galaxy S6, the processor equipped with this device might just lose by a very small margin! S6’s hardware is slightly above than that of Gionee Elife E8.
On the software front, the Galaxy S6 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with an improved avatar of TouchWiz UI.The interface of the device is really clean, and is enriched with a bunch of elements such as, Samsung Knox, Ultra Power Saving Mode, and S-Health.The S6 will also upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in coming months.
The Amigo 3.1 interface of Elife E8 is also based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.It’s a whole lot different from Stock Android, but features a bunch of elements that you don’t get with standard Android Lollipop. The look and feel of the interface is quite satisfying, but if you’re expecting frequent firmware upgrades or the massive upgrade to Android 6.0, you should probably look elsewhere.
For photography, Galaxy S6 features a 16-megapixel rear camera with F1.9 aperture, optical image stabilization, face detection and LED flash. It delivers great image quality low light environments, but against Elife E8, it can face some serious problems. The latest beauty from Gionee features a24-megapixel snapper, touted to produce images up to 120-megapixels by combining several shots. Its low light performance is also quite good, and you’ll playing with different added to eliminate the need further editing or customization. Even the 8-megapixel front-facing shooter of the device is also a tough competition against the 5-megapixel unit packed with the Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Gionee Elife E8 both offer sufficient amount of juice to keep the day going. But if you’re one those who’re always on the move, we’ll suggest you to go with Gionee Elife E8. The device packs a mammoth 3500mAh battery and offers enormous power for non-stop work and play. The 2550mAh battery of Galaxy S6 combined with its Ultra-power Saving mode is also quite good, but Gionee Elife E8 looks good enough to take it out comfortably. So, you’ll get full day backup with both phones but with Gionee, you can expect few hours more without any issues.
Considering the entire package, we’ll say Gionee Elife E8 at Rs. 34,999 and Galaxy S6 at Rs. 39,999 both are quite tempting. They both have some pros and cons, but ultimately, everything depends on buyer’s pocket. If you’re looking for a phone under 35k, Elife E8 is an ideal option, else with a bigger budget,the Galaxy S6 is always a perfect phone to count on!