Initially Elephone achieved notoriety betting on high sizes in their phones (Elephone S8), while their hardware improved its power without the price being restrictive for users. Today its catalog enjoys greater versatility, and even, it has really attractive entry-level models such as the example of Elephone A8.
Elephone A8 is a low-end smartphone that is presented as a creation suitable for the times, ie with a modern design, attractive to the eye and with choice of materials of very good quality. Then, inside there is not much to highlight but it does get a price-specification ratio that puts it among the most prominent terminals in the market.
It is common for affordable phones to mention that their design has been left out and that there is not much to expect from their aesthetics, because for that price they can not wait any longer. However, Elephone A8 throws everything away by including a style that has nothing to envy to more expensive and complete versions.
As can be seen in the images, the housing is made of aluminum and has a texturing work on its back area so that you feel really comfortable when you have it in the palm of your hand. Also ahead there are relevant changes as is the case of its side bevels that have been reduced to the maximum so that your panel takes better advantage of the total surface.
To conclude, versions in black or gold show an elegance that is worth taking into account, but there are also other alternatives such as red and blue that give more “life” to the terminal without losing good visual sensations. The official dimensions correspond to 14.28 x 7.30 x 0.96 cm and the weight remains at 133 grams .
Before moving to a summary of technical specifications of the mobile, you have to position the best and worst features to take into account before making the purchase. Among the first group, you can not start with another feature that is not your operating system version, since having Android 7.0 Nougat installed at the factory allows access to the latest features and improvements of the Google platform.
In addition to having compatibility with all the latest Apps and the next ones that will arrive in the future thanks to this OS version, you also have to refer to the presence of a fingerprint sensor that is not usual to see in very cheap equipment. It is located in the back central area so that the pulsation with index finger is comfortable.
Turning to the negative group, it is surprising that in current times we have chosen to include a 5-inch screen with a native resolution of 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA) , since the HD standard is already established as the minimum for almost all manufacturers. Also lovers of high-speed mobile networks will miss the lack of access to 4G LTE frequencies.
The Elephone A8 features are summarized in the choice of a processor signed by MediaTek, MTK6580 quad-core at a frequency of 1.3 GHz, followed by a total of 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card . There is also a battery of 1800 mAh that should reach for the whole day with moderate use.
In the category of cameras, there is availability of a front sensor of 2 megapixels and a rear one of 5 megapixels interpolated to 8 MP with LED flash , while in connectivity there is no lack of support for Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n and slot for Dual SIM.
In conclusion, do not expect much from this team to the point that it is really difficult to respond well to demanding games or multi-tasks, but should not have problems to run traditional Apps such as social networks, navigation, messaging and streaming audio /video. Should you want a little more and be willing to pay some extra dollars, Elephone C1 Max is still on the scale.