Elephone Vowney offers a Quad HD screen and 4 GB of RAM for under $300

Elephone Vowney offers a Quad HD screen and 4 GB of RAM for under $300
Elephone may not be among China's top smartphone vendors, but the company has some interesting handsets in its portfolio - including the P5000 (which packs a massive a 5350 mAh battery), or the P8000 (which offers pretty nice features for around $200). The newest Elephone smartphone, called Vowney, is also worth our attention, because it comes with high-end features, but doesn't cost too much.

Running Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Elephone Vowney sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) screen, and is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek MTK6795 processor helped by 4 GB of RAM. The handset also offers LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, NFC, a fingerprint scanner on the back, 32 GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. Its rear camera is a 21 MP Sony-made one with phase detection auto focus and 4K video recording, while the front facing camera is an 8 MP one. The Vowney measures 153 x 76.8 x 9.5 mm, weighs 156 grams, and includes a generous 4000 mAh battery.

The bezels around the screen of the Elephone Vowney are not as thin as the first promo image (seen below) wants us to believe. If you're looking at the other images, you'll see that there's quite a lot of black space between the display and the phone's main body. Anyway, the Vowney can be pre-ordered from Elephone's international website for just $289.90 (check out the source link at the end of this article), and should start shipping on November 20.

Earlier this year, we heard that Elephone was working on an Intel-powered high-end smartphone with a Quad HD screen, fingerprint scanner, and 4 GB of RAM, but, since then, there's been no word on that device. Or maybe the Vowney will have an Intel-powered variant? We'll let you know when we find out.

source: Elephone



13. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I was considering buying this phone but the Mediatek Helio X10 processor is a battery killer. GSMArena has battery life stats and phones with this processor are on the poor battery life side. I tried the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 for a while with this processor, awful battery life. Now Xiaomi offers the Redmi Note 3 with a 4000 mAh battery but the same processor is killing it too. Now I hear that they may switch this phone to Snapdragon 808 so there must be a real problem with the Helio X10. Better to avoid phones with this processor, including Elephone Vowney and any LeTV phones that use the Helio X10.

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11. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Helio X10 is good with QHD ?

9. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

people still think that UI is sooo much affected by graphics performance......facepalm.jpg if it was, Moto G would run like crap, same goes for the LG G3, ppl blamed the resolution, but when you put AOSP rom it flies, so no....the resolution is not the problem. 2K and X10 would be fine, not for games, but for videos, and UI perfectly fine. The main issue is, that this phone does not worth 130$ premium over Redmi Note 2, or 100 over Meizu Charm. This phones offer similar experience for much lower price, on top of that good software, and updates.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm seeing some resemblance with the the Galaxy Note 4.. and I'm quite in doubt about the MT6795 SoC.. MT is not so known for having phones with very long battery life despite being given 4000mAh batteries or higher

4. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Phone looks great, still wouldn't buy it because ewMediaTek.

8. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The current gen midrange soc from mediatek, the mt6752 bitch slaps the mid range soc from qualcomm, the sd615/617 and even the graphics performance is better. Stop with the stereotyping already. Fact is Qualcomm has been sitting on its a$$ ever since the sd800 was released and made a major mess with its sd810 firedragon. All this while mediatek have been catching up fast.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Quad HD + Helio X10? I doubt it will be smooth. I even doubt smoothness on a phone with 2K resolution with Helio X10.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

The Blue Pure Xl has the same specs and runs really well.

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Well, what about graphics? l doubt it will be smooth.

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

See HTC One E9+ review

1. deanylev

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Elephone have said that there is another variant with an Intel SoC and Windows 10, so there's your answer

10. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

This might be my first non EU phone. Looks incredible and still packs great internals, qhd display, 4gb ram, 4000mah battery

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