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Elephone P8000 Quick Review

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Elephone made a successful debut in the Philippine market and has been making a buzz ever since. Among the three smartphones available, we are very excited to review the Elephone P8000 simply because of what it offers for its price tag. Our friends from Lazada Philippines gave us generous amount of time to review the Elephone P8000. Is it worth your money? Let’s find out.

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Elephone P8000:

  • 1.3GHz octa core Mediatek MT6753 processor
  • Mali T720 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 13 megapixel rear facing Samsung camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel rear facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • SRP: P7,799
  • BUY ONLINE

UNBOXING

Here’s what’s inside the box:

  • Elephone P8000 unit
  • Wall Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Screen Protector

HARDWARE AND DESIGN

Looking at the Elephone P8000 especially at the back, it reminds us of the old Kata M2 and older BlackBerry smartphones. It feels like retro because of the pattern design at the back. It may be a love or hate affair for many but for us it stands out from the usual plain black, silver, and white. It is quite hefty due to the large 4,000 mAh battery.

DISPLAY

We do not have complains on the phone’s 5.5-inch display. It is bright and vivid but compared to the Elephone P9000, the P8000’s display a bit washed out. We were not able to take the Elephone P8000 outdoors so we cannot judge on the phone’s outdoor display performance.

Clash Royale on the Elephone P9000
Clash Royale on the Elephone P9000

SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE

Overall performance of the Elephone P8000 is generally smooth and fluid. Gaming experience is also fluid and we never encountered any slowdowns on playing Clash Royale. It does not heat up despite playing playing for more than 30 minutes.

CAMERA

The 13 megapixel camera has a Samsung sensor inside. Photos look a bit saturated but the level of saturation is on the normal side for us. Take a look at our sample photos.

BATTERY

We only had about 3 hours to review the device. Based on that time, the battery drops from 75% to 68% after extensive gaming and watching videos which is very good. The Elephone P8000 is connected to WiFi the whole time on the duration of our review though we have not tested its 4G LTE capabilities since Lazada’s office in BGC has no LTE coverage.

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VERDICT

We are pretty impressed on the Elephone P8000 more than we are impressed on its flagship P9000. Battery is solid, the design is a stand out, and has good camera.