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Is Gionee Elife E7 the Best Android Camera phone in the Market?

A new Android smartphone claiming the title of the best Android Camera phone has been unveiled in India by Gionee.  The Gionee ELife E7 is the company’s newest flagship smartphone that comes with an incredible 16 megapixels rear camera and an 8 megapixels front camera.  The announcement of the new Android smartphone efficiently puts an end to Blu Life Pro as the best smartphone for taking selfies because its 5 megapixels front camera is no match for Gionee Elife E7’s 8 megapixels front camera (related story here).

Gionee claims that the ELife E7 is the world’s best Android camera phone, but we know that there are currently some phones with amazing cameras in the market now.  Good examples are HTC’s One and One Max that have a ultrapixel cameras and Samsung’s camera phone Galaxy S4 Zoom which also comes with a 16 megapixels camera but with more lenses for better image quality.

The Gionee Elite E7 is a 5.5 inch display phablet in essence that boasts of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S800 quad-core processor with a third generation Gorilla Glass that promises 20 times more scratch resistance than regular glass and is twice as durable as its predecessor, the secong generation.  Gionee’s claims are untested since we are just getting to know about their new flagship Android phone which has quite impressive specs besides the cameras.

It’s very unlikely this phone will be making its way to the US market but it is good to know that some great devices are coming out of Asia, keeping the leading manufacturers on their toes as the race for the most powerful smartphone goes on.  Here is an overview of the device’s specs:

Core specs

Display: 5.5″ LTPS Ultra Bright display1080p resolution

Processor: 2.2GHz Quad- core Qualcomm Snapdragon S800 processor

Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Memory: 16 GB with 2 GB RAM or 32 GB with 3 GB RAM

Cameras: 16.0 Megapixels with AutoFocus rear and 8 megapixels front cameras

Battery: Non-removable 2500mAh

As I mentioned before, we can never really tell whether the Gionee Elife E7 has the best camera in the market before independent reviews test it, a good smartphone is not just the hardware but also the software.  The 16 GB version of Gionee ELife E7 retails for about $450 while the 32 GB version will retail for about $530.  Gionee is planning to release an E7 mini and it may come with a truly octa-core Mediatek processor.  Let’s wait and see how that goes but for now the question is, is this the best Android camera phone in the world now?

via IBN Live