The Gionee Elife E8 has been launched in India for Rs 34,999 and it is expected that Google backed Huawei Nexus 6P will retail for around Rs 39,999 when it is launched in the country on October 13. Let us see what these two premium phones have to offer.
The Huawei Nexus 6P is an all metal phone with super thin bezels on the side and a uni-body construction. The phone isnâ€™t the thinnest, but it looks to be super sturdy. It measures 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm, and weighs a significant 178 grams. It has a fingerprint sensor.
The Gionee Elife E8 is also a great looking device. It has a brushed metal backing, and a metal surround which encases the thin bezels of the display very well. The dimensions and weight arenâ€™t known as of now, but it since it has a 6 inch display, it is bound to be larger than the Huawei Nexus 6P. This too has a fingerprint sensor.
The Gionee Elife E8 is armed with a 6 inch AMOLED display with a quad HD resolution, that is, 1440 x 2560 pixels. It is likely protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3/4. The Huawei Nexus 6P, on the other hand, has a slightly smaller 5.7 inch AMOLED display with a quad-HD display (2560 x 1440) protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Processor & Memory
The Huawei Nexus 6P runs the top of the line Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, clocked at 2.0 GHz, with 3 GB of RAM. You can have 32, 64, or 128 GB of internal storage, which is non-expandable.
The Gionee Elife E8 too has an octa-core processor, but it is from MediaTek, the MTK6795, clocked at 2.0 GHz, with 3 GB of RAM. It has a 64GB of inbuilt storage with expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The Gionee Elife E8 runs on Android Lollipop with Gioneeâ€™s Amigo OS on top of that, while the Huawei Nexus 6P runs on Android Marshmallow.
The Gionee Elife E8 is armed with a 3500 mAh battery while the Google Nexus 6P has a 3450 mAh battery. The Nexus 6P comes with USB type C, that supports fast charging as well.
The Huawei Nexus 6P has a 12.3 megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.0, and a pixel size of 1.55 Um for more light, and video recording at 4K resolution. The front of the phone has an 8 megapixel selfie shooter.
The Gionee Elife E8 is armed with a 24 megapixel camera. In addition, the rear camera has optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus, geotagging, touch focus, smile detection, panorama, HDR, flash, dual-tone flash, and video recording at 2160p at 30 fps. The front of the Gionee Elife E8 has an 8 megapixel selfie shooter with autofocus.
The Gionee Elife E8 is a dual-SIM 4G phone with WiFi (Direct, Hotspot), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS (A-GPS), and NFC too. The Huawei Nexus 6P is a single SIM phone with 4G, GPS (A-GPS and GLONASS), Bluetooth 4.2, DLNA, NFC, and USB Type C.
It is really neck and neck with these two, on one hand you have a larger screen and better camera (on paper), and in the other you have a super-premium phone, latest OS (with the cleanest layout), and a super sturdy metal uni-body, albeit at 15 per cent more cost. But, Nexus does have the backing of Google and will always be the first smartphone to get Android updates.