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    {NEW}Elephone S3 Review

    Elephone S3 5.2inch Bezel-less 2.5D Arc FHD Screen Android 6.0 MTK6753 Octa Core Smartphone 3GB 16GB 13.0MP Touch ID Fast Charge Metal Body

    Hi All,

    In this Review im going to be looking at the Elephone S3.. Big thanks to Elephone for the review sample.

    The phone arrived in 6 days to the UK via DHL with £16 Import Tax's to pay ouch

    First of all a few facts about the Elephone S3

    5.2inch bezel-less 2.5D Arc FHD 3D curved glass Incell screen , 1920x1080 pixels,424 PPI
    CPU:MTK6753 octa-core, 1.3GHz, GPU:Mali-T720
    Android 6.0 OS, 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM,can extend to 128GB
    Dual sim card dual standby, Micro + Nano sim card
    Dual cameras, 5.0MP OV5670 front camera, 13.0MP Sony IMX135 camera with flashlight And auto focus back camera
    Fast charge,off-screen wake up,full metal body Support FDD LTE/4G/3G/GPS/Wifi/Bluetooth/Touch ID
    Networking:2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, 3GWCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz, 4G: FDD LTE: 800/1800/2100/2600MHz, TDD-LTE:B38/B39/B40/B41MHz

    This is the 2nd elephone i have owned my first being the elephone p7000.

    Looks & feel on the Elephone s3

    The s3 looks & feels so much better, it has a real quality feel about it with the 5.2inch Bezel-less Screen that goes right to the phones edge's.

    The 5.2inch Bezel-less Screen is a big selling point for me & wow does it stand out its a pleasure to use & show off.

    The colour quality of the screen its self is outstanding everything looks so crisp & clear witch stand out even better when your using the camera.

    Its not a light phone weighing in at 145g but a nice sturdy phone.It comes with 3GB RAM,16GB ROM,Octa Core, 1.3GHz chipset, 5.2inch Bezel-less 2.5D Arc FHD Screen, Android 6.0 , 13 mega-pixel main camera & a 5 mega pixel front facing camera.

    The first thing I did with the phone was to check for a OTA update just to make sure I was on the latest FW.There was a update 20160612

    (Don't ask me what the change log was as its in Chinese.But anyway I installed the update very easy,The one thing I did notice was the new ELE UI.

    The UI appears in the form of Launcher,Where you can find the option in settings and choose from

    Android original UI and the ELE UI. See video below Android UI & ELE UI Compared.


    The Elephone s3 has a Octa core 1.3GHz Processor along with the Mali-T720 GPU giving it better performance than most phones.It comes with Android 6.0 out the box witch runs Awesome.

    The UI looks great & with the 3GB of RAM everything runs smooth & fast.

    Using the Fingerprint scanner on the s3 is cool.It reads my fingerprint every time iv not had it fail yet, Just over 1 second to open the phone + you can use is to take front facing photos,Scroll the phones app draw,Skip music songs, Nice touch ha ha.

    Iv Installed & tested both beach buggy blitz and asphalt 8 & both play ok but played better once i had reduced the graphics quality.


    More to come on the Camera

    Another cool thing with the S3 is the Turbo download it combines 4g and wifi both at the same time giving you very fast downloads indeed.

    Antutu score

    Not that high but this is no slow phone

    CPU Z

    For me the only down side to the Elephone s3 is the 2100mAh battery,It would of been nice to see something a bit bigger as it will need charging everyday but on a plus side it does charge from flat in about 2.5 hours.


    Stock ROM 20160612

    TWRP 3.0.2-1 Elephone S3 MT6753

    Package Contents
    1 × Phone
    1 × USB cable
    1 x Eject pin
    1 × User manual
    1 × Power adapter

    More info can be found here Elephone S3
    Last edited by blinkone; 07-04-2016, 04:31.
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