The Elephone S7 is an 'explosion proof' Galaxy Note 7 - S7 edge knock off


It's not a secret that many smartphone manufacturers are trying to capitalize on Samsung's discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7. As it turns out, however, some companies are willing to go to extreme lengths to bank on the Note 7 fiasco. Enter the Elephone S7, a phone with a name that's highly similar to that of the Galaxy S7 edge and a design that can be easily considered a Galaxy Note 7 rip off.

Build-wise, the Elephone S7 features a metal frame that goes around the sides separating two glass panels on the back and the front. Add a design language that should be highly familiar to Samsung fans and a curved display glass on the front, and the Elephone S7 looks a lot like a mix between the Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy S7 edge. However, while the Elephone S7 may look like one of Samsung's flagships, it definitely fails to live up to the same standards in terms of specifications. 

Before getting to the hardware, however, we'd first like to touch upon an S7 feature that shouldn't really exist in the first place. See, Elephone markets the S7 as 'explosion-proof' guaranteed. The maker says that there are three layers of protection against explosions. The first is a battery that's supposedly been extensively tested. The second layer is an explosion-proof membrane and the third is an explosion-proof TPU shell. It's hard for us to buy into this marketing scheme, given that phones shouldn't explode in the first place. 


There are two versions of the Elephone S7. One comes with a 5.2-inch display while the other features a larger 5.5-inch panel. Both panels run at a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels and are protected by a curved display glass. 

Under the hood beats the heart of a MediaTek Helio X20 chipset with a deca-core CPU and an ARM Mali T880 GPU. In the memory department, there are multiple variants to consider. The cheapest variant comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage but there are also models with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage as well as a variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. 

In the imaging department, the Elephone S7 is equipped wit a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front. Other specs include a microSD card slot, dual-SIM capabilities, an NFC chip, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and a 3000mAh battery. 


As for the price, the 2GB-16GB version of the phone is only available in gold and costs $139.99. The 3GB-32GB option is available in gold ($169.00), midnight blue ($189.99), black ($199.99), and green ($209.99). The maxed out version with 4GB of RAM and 64 of storage can be had in gold, blue, black, and green for $199.99, $229.99, $239.99, and $249.99, respectively. Just in case you're really bad at math, yes, that's a $40 difference between the gold and the green color options, which is a bit absurd if you ask us!

No, this is not an April 1st joke. The Elephone S7 is a real device and is already up for preorders. 

source: Elephone

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16 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"design that can be easily considered a Galaxy Note 7 rip off" funfact: that design already leaked even before note7 launchhttp://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/07/upcoming-elephone-s7-to-feature-mediatek-x20-fullhd-display.html so it's S7 rip-off another funfact: Other PA's writer already cover this exact newshttp://www.phonearena.com/news/This-Chinese-phone-comes-with-an-explosion-proof-membrane-triple-protection-against-accidents_id87189 "It's not a secret that many smartphone manufacturers are trying to capitalize on Samsung's discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7" not only smartphone manufacturers, but also tech news site trying to capitalize it.. i.e mentioning Note7 explosion whenever they can

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yep couldn't agree more. I remember when the whole iPhone's bendgate happened, Ray S. mentioned it in one of his article that they (PA) wouldn't mention bendgate anymore as they already exploited the situation too much. I wonder where are their morals gone now. I guess money speaks louder then morals.

10. aegislash

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Keyword there...Ray S. Same guy who threw a hissyfit over Samsung's headphone jack jab towards Apple at the Note7 event. All of the negative articles about Apple/Bendgate were causing his blood pressure to skyrocket, so the writers stopped posting about it in fear for his health.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

+100 more for you both

11. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

They said that about the Mi Note 2 as well, even though Xiaomi has been using the curved rear approach since before Samsung ever did. They only thing they added was a curved front and boom, all of a sudden they're copying Samsung. Give me a break, PA...

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

How can PA be sure that the 'elephant phone is explosion proof' This Note 7 joke is just long in its the tooths.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

To be fair PA never said it is. They are just saying what the manufacturer is advertising. They even put explosion proof in quotes.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

microwave test? lol...

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"We saw a fundamental flaw in the Galaxy Note 7 explosion scandal. It didn't have enough shrapnel" Because that's what happens if it was a real explosion and you wrap tougher stuff around it.

6. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

"The Elephone S7 is an 'explosion proof' Galaxy Note 7 - S7 edge knock off" "design that can be easily considered a Galaxy Note 7 rip off " Apart from the complete lack of a stylus. And the size, and resolution. And almost everything. The utter bollocks you writers write to try and get us to click on the story is amazing .

8. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Couldn't agree with you more

13. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree with you

14. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

it IS a note7 knock off duh, it has glass and there is some metal, and it makes phone calls it has a CPU, and A GPU, and some RAM and ROM it has a battery and can send text messages and has internet capabilities and it comes in different colors God what more do you want its a perfect knock off of the note7. also for anyone who has not herd enough about the note7 "fiasco" (not my words BTW) I would just like to ask what other company EVER had the integrity to spend tens of Billions in a complete across the board recall of any product EVER?? when there were a few cases out of the millions of units sold and they can not reproduce the failure in a lab. cause we all know the Note7 was the first product ever in history to have any issues let it rest please move on to more important things in life like what your favorite celebrity is doing today.

9. robertdenaro116

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

All phones with lithium ion battery can explode. The difference is, this phone prevents the fire from spreading.

15. salvo unregistered

Boom hahahahaha anyway i think taht if you want a very strong smartphone you have to buy a rugged phone and the best is the agm x1

16. edisonhuang

Posts: 2; Member since: May 11, 2018

My brother is very fond of this phone, I bought it at efox-shop, the price is very low

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