We have a comparison today for our many readers in India in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos vs. Gionee Elife E7 Mini. The Galaxy S4 Mini has been an extremely popular smartphone in India, and even though it has been available for some time it is still well liked. On the other hand the Gionee Elife E7 Mini is a new arrival for the Indian market.
We’ll run through the key specs of each device so that you can see what they have to offer. They are similarly priced and are both dual SIM (GSM + GSM) handsets running the Android operating system.
The Galaxy S4 Mini Duos has a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics. The Elife E7 Mini has a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor with Mali 450-MP4 graphics.
The S4 Mini Duos has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 960 x 540 resolution and 256 ppi. The Elife E7 Mini has a 4.7-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution and 312 ppi.
RAM and Storage
There’s 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB for the S4 Mini Duos. On the other hand the Elife E7 Mini has 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (non-expandable).
The S4 Mini Duos has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture as well as a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The Elife E7 Mini has a 13-megapixel rotating camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture.
You’ll find a 1900 mAh battery with the S4 Mini Duos and a 2200 mAh battery for the Elife E7 Mini.
The S4 Mini Duos has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and USB 2.0 and the E7 Mini has the same.
The Galaxy S4 Mini Duos runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.3 while the Elife E7 released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean skinned with the Amigo 2.0 UI.
Dimensions and Weight
The S4 Mini Duos measures 124.6mm x 61.3mm x 8.9mm and weighs 107g. The Elife E7 Mini measures 139.8mm x 66.2mm x8.6mm and weighs 142.9g.
This varies by retailer but we’ve seen pricing from around Rs. 18,300 for the Galaxy S4 Mini Duos and around Rs. 18,000 for the Gionee Elife E7 Mini.
As you can see there are advantages for each of these phones over the other. While the Galaxy S4 Mini Duos has more RAM, it has less internal storage although this is expandable. It is also the lighter of the two devices. However, the Elife E7 has a larger display with higher resolution, an octa-core processor, higher megapixel camera sensor, and higher capacity battery.
Are you thinking of buying either of these two smartphones? If so, will you choose the older Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos or the new Gionee Elife E7 Mini?