Often, phone with at least 4 GB RAM is paired with premium pricing. That's one of the reasons why we're gladly surprised earlier when we found out that the Elephone P9000 with that config combined with powerful specs was priced very low here in the Philippines. Sensing that this phone might be a huge hit, we made sure that we'll be able to hold it earlier to tell you guys what we initially think about it.
|Elepone P9000 first impressions and hands on|
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Elephone P9000 Specs
Display: 5.5 Inch FHD LG LTPS OGS 1920 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi
CPU: 2.0 GHz 64 Bit Helio P10 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T860
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 32 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 256 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP Sony IMX258 sensor w/ laser AF and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP OV8858 wide angle lens
Battery: 3,000 mAh w/ quick charging tech
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, HSPA+, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM (micro)
Others: Fingerprint sensor, USB Type C, FREE Wireless charger
Dimensions: 148.4 x 73.2 x 7.3 mm
Weight: 145 g
Price: 11,499 Pesos
Build Quality / Design
|Back of the P9000 showing the dual LED flash, camera, laser AF and fingerprint sensor|
Though the build and look isn't as flashy and edgy as the P8000 and S1, the Elephone P9000 still manage to pull it off nicely. Boasting an aluminum like metal chassis on the sides, sandstone textured semi rounded plastic back for better grip and Gorilla glass protection in front, rest is assured that this should be a fairly durable device when you take care of it properly.
|3.5 mm jack on top|
|What appears to be dual speakers or mic together with USB Type C reversible port below|
|Removable SIM card tray slot and dedicated|
Going to the design, it's beautiful without the need of being flashy. For me it's a minimalist phone designed to blend very well with its powerful specs. What I liked here the most is it is slim and surprisingly light and has a very narrow bezel that maximize the screen at 1.6 mm.
Ergonomically, the power button and volume rocker is found on a standard location at the right. There's also an Elephone smart key that can could be a camera shutter button. The fingerprint scanner at the back was easy to locate as well.
To sum it up, the Elephone P9000 is aesthetically great.
Specs and features analysis
|Look at those 1.6 mm narrow bezels|
Everything that Elephone did with this hand excites me for the price. Imagine, you don't need to shell top money to get this type of specs anymore. It boast a beautiful LG LTPS OGS screen at full HD that has fantastic viewing experience, rocks the powerful 2.0 GHz 64 Bit Helio P10 octa core processor paired with Mali T860 GPU and 4 GB RAM for your heavy gaming and usage.
It also has 3,000 mAh of battery, a pretty high quality 13 MP Sony IMX258 sensor w/ laser AF and dual tone LED flash which should be great enough for your mobile photography features.
The 8 MP selfie camera OV8858 lens also has a wide angle feature that can even let you put several people for your groufies. It's also complete with connectivity features such as NFC, LTE and uses the newer USB Type C tech which will be the new standard soon.
While we weren't able to test its fingerprint sensor, we expect it to be on par or better than the one found with the low end S1.
What I like the most here is its using a near stock Android skin on Marshmallow OS that feels very fluid and familiar to use.
Overall, we think that this phone can do and run any task you throw at it with good smoothness due to the above mentioned powerful internals.
As of the moment
This is probably one of the bang per buckest phones that we've ever encountered this year yet. Given all those positive traits and powerful specs, this has the potential to be a HUGE HUGE hit. Initially, we're satisfied with what we saw with this phone.
Hopefully, we can do a full review to further analyze and see if its worth all the hype.
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