Octa Core - Elephone P3000S

Elephone recently introduced to the marketA new range of smartphones available. Today I prepared a review about one of the models, Elephone 3000S, with support for FDD 4G LTE network technology. In my opinion, the smartphone has an excellent design and powerful specifications. In addition, this smartphone has some unique features (such as a fingerprint scanner and software that responds to movements of the user's hand), which are not found among devices of a similar price category.
This makes the Elephone 3000S a great value for money.
So what do we get by buying this smartphone?
Passage of the parcel

? MediaTek MT6592 platform
? 8-core ARM Cortex A7 1.7 GHz processor
? graphics accelerator Mali450 MP4 700MHz
? 5.0-inch IPS OGS display JDI display with a resolution of 1280 * 720 pixels and a protective coating Corning Gorilla glass 3
? two sim cards (SIM and micro SIM standards)
? Russian language is present
? Android 4.4.2 Kitkat operating system with a proprietary interface
? memory 2 Gb ram + 16 Gb rom, support for memory cards up to 128 Gb
? 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
? 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz (HSDPA)
? 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600 MHz
? 13MP SONY rear camera with f / 2.2 aperture
? front camera 8 MP
? GPS A-GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth: 4.0, 2.0 micro USB
? technology support: OTG, NFC and Fingerprint ID
? Gravity sensor, Distance sensor, Gesture sensor, E-compass, Acceleration sensor
? 3150 mAh battery
? overall dimensions 145 * 72 * 8.9 mm
? weight 149 g.

The smartphone comes in a light cardboard box with a company logo.

In addition to a smartphone, the package includes:
? battery 3150 mA / h
? USB charger
? USB cable for charging and connecting to a computer
? screen protector (replacement)
? case book (gift)
? brief instruction

Charger at 5v 1000mA.

USB cable

Cover book responsive to closing / opening.

Photo cover on the smartphone

The design of the P3000S is the same as its predecessor (P3000).
The thickness of the phone is relatively large (8.9 mm.), It is also quite large in area (both above the display and below it), but this does not look like a drawback.

On the front side are a 5-inch display, speaker, front camera, proximity sensor and lighting. In the upper right corner is the 4G logo.

To the right near the earpiece is an indicator of events.

The event indicator is configured in the phone menu. You can change the color and time.

Under the screen there are three large keys - “Menu”, “Home” and “Back”. The only drawback is that these keys are not highlighted, so it is difficult to use them in the dark.

This smartphone is relatively thick, the thickness reaches almost 9 mm.

The volume keys and the power button are located on opposite sides. The power button is on the right, and the volume keys are on the left side of the smartphone.

Interestingly, the USB port is located at the top of the phone, next to the 3.5 mm headphone jack. As a result, there is nothing below, except for the microphone hole.

Camera, fingerprint scanner and LEDthe flash is located on the back of the device, located in a circle. This circle is made of metal, which gives the device a beautiful prestigious look.

In addition to this metal ring, the entire bodymade of plastic, but it still looks expensive. In the lower part of the case the company logo and the motto of the manufacturer “Keep expecting and be surprised” and the main speaker are depicted.

The overall dimensions of the phone are 145 * 72 * 8.9 mm. It can not be called compact, but in principle it is acceptable and is not a big drawback of the P3000S, it is hardly worth paying attention to it. Moreover, the weight of this smartphone is 149 grams.

Under the cover we see 2 connectors for standard SIM cards and Micro SIM, as well as a slot for microSD memory card.

The main place under the back cover is the battery, the declared capacity of which
3150 mAh.

Battery Weight 47 g.

Battery Test Result

P3000S is equipped with a 5-inch HD IPS panel with1280 x 720 pixels. According to information from the manufacturer’s website, the smartphone’s screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which protects against scratches and dust.
The image on the display is clear, it has a large viewing angle and very good color reproduction. For ordinary everyday use, this is a very decent display.

In the screen settings you can find the following items:

Excellent viewing angles

The screen gives a bright, juicy picture of the color on it looks very attractive

Multi-touch supports 5 simultaneous touches.

If the design and appearance of the P3000S is accuratecopy of the P3000, a significant step forward has been made in terms of the selection of components and performance. This smartphone is equipped with an eight-core central processor Mediatek MT6592 + 6290 based on the core Cortex A7 with a frequency of 1.7 GHz. A powerful processor, together with 2 GB of RAM and a Mali-450 MP4 GPU, guarantees the high performance of this smartphone.
These improvements are made in a timely manner, sincereviews on forums from previous models had some problems in graphic games and when opening resource-intensive applications. The performance of the quad-core processor was enough, however, 1 GB of RAM is a very modest indicator. In addition, the predecessors had a relatively weak video chip.
The system works with the new Octa Core processormuch faster and smoother than before. Games start quickly without visible braking, applications open instantly, in general, the device responds to control actions quickly and efficiently. As a result, the P3000S received 32,752 units in AnTuTu Benchmark v5.5 tests, while the P3000 received only about 17,000 units.

The board has 16 GB of memory with the ability toadditional expansion. With a microSD slot with a maximum capacity of up to 128 GB. This is enough to save a library of images and videos on a smartphone.
Information about the smartphone in the CPU-Z program.

Nenamark 2 v2.4

Antutu 3Drating Benchmark

3DMark - The Gamer’s Benchmark

Vellamo Test Results

All the games that I installed go smoothly do not slow down.

Elephone P3000S comes with Android 4.4 / Kitkat /. This is not the latest release of Android OS at the moment, but it is quite convenient and fast operating system.
The device has full support for Google Play.

Like other devices, there is a notification menu and a quick settings menu that you can call by swiping down from the top of the screen.

You also get a number of features exclusive to this model.
In particular, you can use the sensorfingerprint. Elephone P3000S is one of the most inexpensive models in which this option is implemented. The sensor is located at the back, just below the camera inside the metal case, which I examined above.

Fingerprint lock can be setalmost any application can completely block a smartphone. Everything works very correctly checked many times. For correct operation, you only need to press your finger tightly against the scanner. So that no one else can access it, even with a telephone.
Another useful purpose of the scanner is scrolling pages in the browser (up / down).
There are other interesting features from Elephone. For example, you can double tap on the screen to unlock the device without pressing the unlock button. You can even draw characters on the screen when it is turned off to launch an application that is assigned to a particular character.

Therefore, if for example you assigned the letter ‘M’ forplaying music, just draw M on the screen, and the music player will start. Similarly, the letter ‘O’ will open the camera directly from the lock screen. For this action, you can also assign almost any application.

The smartphone also has a gesture control function. With it, you can flip through photos in the gallery, switch music in the player and much more.

A short video about smartphone features

In this smartphone you get all the standardconnectivity features that you would expect from a phone in this price category. Two SIM cards (SIM + Micro SIM cards), Wi-Fi 802.11 n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, OTG, FM radio, etc.

In addition to these features, the phone supportsultra-fast FDD 4G LTE network, making it one of the most affordable 4G devices on the market of modern smartphones. It fully supports the following frequency ranges - GSM: 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 (HSDPA), FDD-LTE: 800/1800/2100 / 2600. I want to note that 4G It works both on the first and second Sim-card.
Both SIM cards work stably, without interruptions. For all the time using the phone, there were no problems with wireless modules.
Also, the smartphone is equipped with an NFC module.

Installed sensors (gravity, proximity, light, accelerometer, compass and gyroscope).
Speed ​​tests in the SPEEDTEST program

GPS operation in NAVITEL

According to information from the Elephone website, cameras from Sony are installed in this model. The rear claimed 13 megapixels, front 8 megapixels.
Photographs taken in the daytime with good lighting are of high quality with good color reproduction and low noise.
In short, in bright light, pictures with the P3000S are very decent, but in low light the quality will drop significantly.
Basic camera settings.

The front camera takes pictures with a resolution of 2448x3264

The main camera takes pictures with a resolution of 4160x3120

Examples of shooting with the main camera

Video records with a resolution of 1920x1088

Filmed in total darkness

Elephone P3000S Unboxing

Case book for Elephone P3000S

OTG Technology Support on the Elephone P3000S

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