Gionee Elife S8 Reviews and Full Specifications

Gionee Elife S8 flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) AMOLED display with support for 3D Touch pressure sensitive touch technology smartphone.

Gionee Elife S8 Reviews

The brand new Gionee Elife S8 is out with its stunning metal finish, new 3D Touch controls and improved camera quality. Gionee launched the phone at the Mobile World Congress, the event which occurred in Barcelona. Not only that, but Gionee also launched their new logo which was influenced by the emoticons. The president of the company stated that the aim to change the logo into the emoticon based one is to globalise the company.

The Gionee Elife S8 has a 5.2 inches Full HD, 1080 x 1920 pixels Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 424 ppi. It has Gorilla Glass protection as well. Coming to cameras, it has a 16 MP rear camera and a 8 MP front camera for selfies. It has a microUSB port for data syncing and charging. There is a fingerprint sensor present on the Gionee Elife S8 smartphone as well, along with a accelerometer sensor. It is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 4G LTE, USB OTG, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, Bluetooth and GPS too. The Gionee Elife S8 runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and all this is powered by a 3500 mAh battery.

Gionee Elife S8 smartphone

Gionee Elife S8 smartphone

General Information

  • 1.9GHz Octa-core processor
  • 4 GB ram
  • HSPDA 900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/100/1900
  • Android v6.0 marshmallow
  • Dual SIM support functionality
  • Up to 100kpbs downloads speeds on 2G networks
  • Up to 42.57mpbs downloads speeds on 3G networks
  • Up to 159.57mpbs downloads speeds on 4G/LTE networks
  • WIFI Hotspot
  • Bluetooth v3.0

Gionee Elife S8 Specifications

Build And Design

The smart phone has a metal case which is non removable. Gionee claims that this model is based on invisible antenna loop design but certainly you will find the antenna strip towards the edge. The phone is easy to hold and is not slippery. It does not have much curves on the rear side. On the left side, you will find the dual sim slot and on the opposite side, there are the volume and the power buttons. At the base, the speakers are located and the USB C type port. It has 3.5 mm jack. The handset is quite slim too.


The handset comes with 5.5 inch screen which is full HD with AMOLED display. It is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The 3D touch that the company implemented works well enough- a bit similar to the one which we find on the iPhone 6s as well as 6s plus. For instance, if you press the camera icon for a long time, you will be given options of either clicking selfies or videos or snapshots. If you long press the home page, then you get an animated home page. There are several such options. The company also states that it is going to work with the app developers and soon make the 3D Touch compatible for all the apps available.

Ram, Storage And Battery

The Gionee S8 comes with the Mediatek’s P10 chipset or the M16755. Although the Mediatek P10 is for the average ranged phones, it is used for this phone. The smart phone has a RAM of 4 GB and comes with any internal storage of 64 GB. It also contains a expandable memory slot which can expand memory storage up to 200GB. It works on octa core processor. The phone is compatible with 4G connections and the other connectivities include Wi Fi, Bluetooth as well as the FM Radio. The phone had dual sim feature. There is the fingerprint sensing scanner too. The battery is decent with 3000 mAh. There is still no idea whether it supports fast charging feature or not. Stay tuned, will soon update.

Gionee Elife S8 smartphone

Gionee Elife S8 smartphone


The brand new Gionee smart phone has a back camera of 16 mega pixels and a front facing camera of 8 mega pixels. It supports RWB sensor too. It has an aperture of f/1.8. It is credited with the laser AF and phase detect AF features. Even the front facing camera has a 1/4 inch sensor. The camera is a lot like the Elife E7 which also supports time lapse as well as slow motion video recording. There is a great video editing app that helps you capture as well as edit videos present on the smart phone. The phone’s camera is said to be supporting barcode scanning as well as animated GIFs. Although these features seem exciting, it is still a huge doubt whether it will function perfectly in the real world or not.

Software And Operating System

The Gionee Elife S8 runs on the latest Android version, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smart phone supports WhatsApp on both the sim. There is a live locker feature too. If you look at the previous models, Gionee smart phones does shutter a tad bit. For instance when the live wallpapers are used, there a lot of brakes in between.The phones seems to be a package of all latest and impressive features. Have a look at the phone as soon as you can. The Gionee Elife E8 is a phone you should definitely consider. Stay tuned for further updates.

Author: Product Manager

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