Indian smartphone market is filled with mid-range devices from different companies and one more will arrive later this month. The Elephone P8000 is being listed on popular Indian online retailer Flipkart, and it will have to compete with several devices, including Lenovo K3 Note, ZenFone 2 ZE550ML and Xiaomi Mi 4i when launched.
The device, which was announced last month along with its features, will be priced $210 in the US and is expected to be priced around ₹12,999 in India. So, it will have to take on devices like ZenFone 2 ZE550ML (₹12,999), Xiaomi Mi 4i (₹12,999) and Lenovo K3 Note (₹9,999).
Prospective smartphone buyers may face a strange problem of selecting the best device not for lack of it, but for many to choose from. It's difficult to say which smartphone is best, but here is a specification comparison that may help buyers in choosing the device that will suit their needs.
Display: Both Elephone P8000 and Lenovo K3 Note have 5.5-inch display with FHD 1,920x1,080p (401 ppi pixel density) screen resolution, whereas Zenfone 2 ZE550ML sports a 5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen, but has only 267ppi. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi 4i has a smaller screen (5-inch), but has a better display with 1,920x1,080 pixels (441 ppi pixel density).
Processor: Lenovo K3 Note is powered by Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core processor clocking at 1.7GHz, while Elephone P8000 has MediaTek MT6753 and Zenfone 2 ZE550ML has Atom Quad Core Z3560, and Xiaomi Mi 4i has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615.
Operating System: Elephone P8000 comes running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, while Lenovo K3 Note has Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI), Zenfone 2 ZE550ML has Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Xiaomi Mi 4i houses Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. All the devices run on Lollipop though a couple of them come with upgraded version of the OS.
Memory: Packed with 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD cards and 3GB RAM, Elephone P8000 scores over other phones. Lenovo K3 Note has 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB and 2GB RAM while Zenfone 2 ZE550ML has 16GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB and 2GB RAM and Xiaomi Mi 4i has 16 GB internal storage (no microSD card slot) and 2 GB RAM.
Camera: All the devices score even with 13mp main camera and 5mp front snapper.
Battery: Elephone P8000 is packed with a powerful 4,165mAh large battery, which its users can boast about. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi 4i is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3,120mAh battery, while Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and Lenovo K3 Note have 3,000mAh batteries.
Conclusion: Elephone P8000 scores over other three devices with more memory as well as RAM, and a stronger battery. However, Lenovo K3 is one device to watch out, as it is almost on par with devices in terms of features despite the price difference.