Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Gionee eLife E3-Slim Beauty-Review



Gionee has launched the Gionee Elife E3 smartphone in the Indian Market.The Elife E3 is the new flagship Android smartphone from Gionee. It has a sleek body along with the latest processor and Android OS. Device is really great in terms of specs, looks, build, design and performance. Here I am going to evaluate in the light of hands on experience .So here we go:







Form and Feel Factor
Its quite slim, mere 7.9 mm thick and weight 110 grams appx.It comes in evergreen Black, Metallic Blue and Pink color options giving it a unisex label. Gionee is focusing a lot on the color factor to the extent that the company has bundled a transparent protective cover with the device which strengthens the device in order to keep the color quotient untouched. Bonus point is this that even the protective cover is also sleek. Even with the protective cover on, the phone doesn't feel bulky or thick.It has a very neat and clean finish which can be attributed to absence of hardware keys on the front. The It has three capacitive touch sensitive keys. The back panel of the device is having a glossy finish but the color options will make sure that minor scratches get ignored very easily. The placement of the power/standby key on the same side makes it easy to use and user friendly.Build quality of the device is superb. It's sturdy bundled snap-on-covers add a lot of additional protection as well.

Display
Its possesses 4.7 inch True HD, 720p display with IPS technology. The display works great and has great contrast. Color vibrancy is also so good. The native resolution supported is 1280 x 720 pixels at 4.7 inches which makes it a great for viewing HD movies and playing HD games. No pixelation effect was seen as such.

Processor and hardware
Performance of Gionee Elife E3 is rocking. It has Mediatek MT6589 chipset that includes a 1.2GHz quad core processor. GPU is Ultra low power PowerVR SGX 544MP graphic processor. The optimisation has been done nicely which makes it for heavy games to work freely on the device.

It features a 1GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage. Micro SD card slot is also there to enhance the storage upto 32 GB.

Experiencing multitasking on this smart phone is like a breeze. Credit goes to its 1 GB RAM and a quad core processor.

Operating System
It comes preloaded with latest Google Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 operating system. Along with 1GB RAM, it performs tasksat awesome speeds with superb fluidity.It uses Gionee's own developed user interface which is really very user friendly and easy to use. Home screens can be added and reduced in number to accommodate more stuff. Lock screens get a multi windows interface that provides a quick access to apps and utilities.

Its compatible with most of applications and work easily and flawlessly on this smartphone.

In nut shell, I can say that experience of device is very good. OTA updates capability adds more to the charm of this sleek and robust beauty.

Performance and usage
I have tested a lot of applications and tried to stress it beyond limits, but no hanging or freezing problem or jerky behavior was encountered. The 4.7 inch display is a major plus point of this device even the touch sensitivity of the device is very accurate and all the gestures are very accurately registered and translated by the device.

In terms of Antutu benchmark the Gionee Elife E3 offered 13247 marks putting it above the Google Nexus 7 which is a quad core device as well and the Samsung galaxy Note N7000. While in comparison with the Micromax Canvas HD that has almost similar hardware specifications the Gionee Elife E3 has marginal but a certain edge as it offers better overall scores but with a somewhat  smaller display at same resolution.

The call performance of this device is also another major plus point for the device. The calls are received and made without any issue. The earpiece and loudspeaker volume is good and the microphone also makes sure the receiver gets to hear every world loud and clear. The loudspeaker here needs a special mention as in a slim device the loudspeakers generally go faint but not on the Gionee Elife E3.

Camera and multimedia
It is having 8 MP rear camera (Auto Focus) along with 2MP front HD camera (Fixed Focus). Results are really better than other phones in simillar segment. The camera has zero lag shutter and a BIS (Backside illuminated sensor). BIS Sensor boosts up the colors and details in low light conditions. Full HD 1080p video recording @ 30 FPS is more than enough.

Both outdoor and indoor image performance rocks. LED flash comes in to play wherever needed and performs far better than other phones in same segment..

On multimedia front this device features support for all generic android formats. There is also stereo FM included which also supports HD recording and automatic signal boost feature for low signal areas.

In the above pic at right hand side is the headphone provided with this phone. Looks stylish and unique like the phone. This pic itself is clicked by E3 in low light w/o flash.

Battery
1800 mAh Battery may sound low at first instance but backup is one of the major plus points for the Gionee Elife E3. 1850 mAh is quiet good for 4.7 inch display. It lasts for 1 to 2 full days of usage between charges.

The device manages power usage quite brilliantly and offers superior performance on demand. So it offers a decent battery life.

Nutshell
The handset seems to be well built and in looks and build quality follows Nokia style. The handset comes with a rather very good 4.7-inch IPS HD display. When it comes to internal storage the handset comes with an impressive 16 GB on board memory. The handset comes with an impressive 8 mega pixel rear camera with auto focus besides a front facing 2 megapixel camera for video chatting.

The handset is going to be a big threat to not just Samsung’s Galaxy Grand that comes with lower specifications than Gionee’s E3. But the main victim may be an Indian company Micromax whose highest selling A116 Canvas HD comes for almost the same price. With better specs, E3 will beat other handsets from other Indian smartphone vendors with rather ease besides Micromax’s A116.

Gionee Elife E3 with the price of Rs 14,999 offers features and functionality in a sleek and slim profile. the only problem one may think is that of Gionee being a new brand in India.

At present, as per me, Gionee Elife E3 offers a very good package. The price is also lucrative. Performance is good beyond any doubt and the battery life is also very impressive (even though I didn't expect the same) . I personally love this phone and think that its a best available "Money + Performance" preposition right now.

(Sorry here friends for not posting pictures as my digital camera has gone out of order. I'll try to upload the same if I am able to arrange the camera)

Gionee Elife E3 Specifications
Network                      2G/3G
Operating System       Android 4.2.1
Dimensions                 137.5 x 68.4 x 7.9 mm
Display                        4.7", True HD IPS LCD Retina Display1280 x 720
Input Method              Touchscreen
Processor                     1.2 GHz, Quad core
Memory                       1 GB RAM 16GB internal memory
Connectivity               Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Multimedia                  Multiformat audio Video player
Camera                        8MP BIS rear (AF),2 FF MP front (FF)
GPS                             GPS +AGPS
Additional features     Free transparent case  + Two free scratch guards
Battery                        1850 mAh
Warranty                     1 Yr
Price                            Rs 14,999  ( Best Bargain price is 13500 INR) 


UPDATE (GOOD NEWS)
Gionee has released first OTA update for E3 eLife dt 19.06.13

Its 165.25MB in size. This blog is first to disseminate this info :)
In this update Android version remains the same but some apps and games has been added. They are:

Du Battery SAVER
Gionee XENDER
Little Big City
Wonder Zoo
Texas Poker
One more theme added

This is what is included in the update. But there may be some other performance enhancers included as the size of update is 165.25 MB. I'll post them as soon as I come across them. You guys also comment here the differences after this update. Cheers :)



Screenshots Removed to reduce the bandwidth usage for users on 2G

How to root gionee E3 For rooting guide of Gionee E3, follow this

197 comments:

  1. anyway its an awsome device,can we trust gionee???

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  2. Dear, this device is really awesome and has impressed me a lot. Its touch is just magnificent. And there is nothing wrong in going with Gionee. Its the top second company in China itself. And important to mention here that they are manufacturers of mobile phones with full fledge r&d setup. They don't just stamp the phone manufactured by another company (like Micromax, Lava, Karbonn, etc) This phone is their starting range of premium phones. Right now i m typing from same mobile.

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  3. What is the free RAM size of the fon??plz rply

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  4. Kudos to u Fransis bro. And many thanks for keeping us updated. I have also updated it after reading here. This piece of info is really not available anywhere else till now. Congrats for being first. I want to add as you asked. One more theme also added. I shall add on as and when I find more.

    Thanks
    Aman

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  5. I want to know that after the update if the version of OS become 4.2.2 or the same as before..

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    1. As mentioned above, there is no change in Android version. Its still 4.2.1

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  6. IN Review of igyaan he said gionee doesn't play many high end games like-NOVA3 assfault7 etc............can u tell us whether it's compaitaible or not

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    1. To be honest I haven't tried above said games but tried Real-racing 3. And doesn't seems to be any sort of under performance there.

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  7. What is the battery backup of this mobile?
    Can you state in terms of 2g/3g talktime, Total Web Browsing time using 3g/Wifi, Music Playback time, Video Playback time?
    how much is also the game playback time approximately??

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    1. With screen at 50% brightness, WiFi, continue usage gave about 4.5 hours of usage time.

      With 2 hours each of talk, video, YouTube and music, it gave around 6 hours.

      Moderate user gets around 8-9 hours.

      You can use “Battery saving mode” included in the OS to save battery life. Its very good app provided as default.

      Friends, also I would like to tell you the fact that Android OS is always power hungry. It doesn't matters if you pick small basic phone like Galaxy pocket or Big screen like Gionee E3 or even bigger screen like Grand. I have used all these phones. They all give average backup of one day with moderate usage. So you should worry only if battery performance is exceptionally poor. Avreage battery life should always be appreciated. Android phones doesn't vary much on battery backup.

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  8. hey bro.. can the data be shifted to memory card from mobile memory..?

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  9. what about usb otg?

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    1. 3G option is on micro sim i.e Slot 1
      I remain on WiFi round the clock. Haven't checked 3G on either slot.

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  11. 3g is not working... once ienable 3g from network stettings, then the micro slot network signals getting blank....Network Fully out of reachable...
    What to do...? Can any one help me with this?

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    1. Fransis, I Purchased GiONEE E3 5days ago.... So 3G is the issue.... im using Aircel 3G. But Not Getting Network When 3G Enabled. otherwise 2G Working Good.! If you find the Solution for me that would be Grateful..!!!

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    2. BRiTTO Ezekia, sorry to say that I never use 3G. I use wifi all d time.

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    3. 3g is working on sim2

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    4. 3g working on both sim . just turn on 3g in settings data network. Those who don't have 3 g range , change from gsm/wcdma option to wcdma only . phone is just awesome , enjoy friends .....

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    5. KSFE MEDICAL COLLEGE
      Thanks for your feedback

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  12. from which online site we can get gionee g1's cases

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    1. You can the back case via placing order through any of their customer care centers.

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  13. I have finalised to buy this fon.
    But what about GPS & navigation? does it work well?
    coz i have read that the mediatek chipset is a problem. is it true?

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    1. No its not true. I haven't faced any issue with that.

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  14. I'm planning to buy this phone now....Fransis Sibin, you have been using this mobile for over a month now...so tell me if I can trust a company like Gionee? Thanks in advance

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    1. Dear Sundars, as far as question of trust on company is concerned, you can go ahead wothout any worries. We have tested them from various angles

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  15. I really like this phone
    but people are saying it has not good camera , 3g problem and many games didnt work on it

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    1. Anmol, never go with the opinions of those who have never touched/used the phones. Camera is good in its category. I havent faced any issue with the games i have played so far. But regarding 3g I cant say anything as i never use it.

      Here i would like to mention one thing also. The touch of the phone is very delicate as compared to samsung phones. A little bit pressure can damage it without any good reason. Thats the only negative aspect we have found after disassembling the mobile. Otherwise its d best in its class.

      One more thing, i would like to request all the users of E3 to post here their feedbacks so that novice fellows may be benefited.

      THANKS

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    2. As I'm using this e3 since 7 months .I've never faced any problems like low performance n struck. But as concerned to battery backup. Its little low as it gives 10 hours for a normal user..and the only problem i faced is 3g net .as sometimes it doesn't connect. Plzz say is micro Sim supports 3g?

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    3. 3G is supported on both sim slots. Nothing to worry about that. Regarding connectivity it depends on service provider. Battery discharge rate is average, just like any other android smartphone with 4.7" screen..

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  16. ok i agree with you
    sir i am going to buy my first android phone
    and i really like this phone but i am confused in Gionee Elife E3 Vs xolo play vs canvas hd
    Xolo play is a good phone and i heard that game play really well on it but it has old android version .
    canvas hd is also good but it also has old android version

    And plz tell me about Gionee After sale services ....

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    1. About after-sales you need NOT to worry at all provided the service center is there nearby your location. As already said, we have tested their after sales part very thoroughly. Their offices are not hifi but performance wise they are equivalent to samsung and others. We had tested them by ordering display and touch. On fourth day we got the full furnished phone in our hand. Same duration is taken by samsung and others for such parts.

      Regarding canvas HD versus E3, E3 is far ahead in overall appeal. And regarding xolo play, its also a good phone but their customer care unit is not upto mark. Lava phones are treated on the spot, but Lava's subsidiary Xolo's phones are packed and couriered to their head office for treatment. This is my experience and information with me. May be possible that their customer care is more efficient at your place.

      I have stated the facts only and not favoring E3 in any manner. I always try to be unbiased as every individual has own tastes and preferences. Don't go for any phone (even E3) blindly. Do little bit research and interrogate well within your region and then take final purchase decision. All the best.

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  17. Thank you sir for Your concern
    sir my sister want to buy a phone at budjet Rs 12000
    her priorty are
    good front & rear camera
    music
    good gaming experience
    latest android
    she is confused b/w
    xolo q1000 & intex aqua i5

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    1. Among the phones you mentioned, xolo q1000 is better.

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  18. Thank you sir for advice

    but before buying gionee the only problem in my mind is that it is a chinese brand .
    my friend Will laugh on me when i tell them that i buy a chinese phone @ 15000 Rs
    they will say that you should buy galaxy grand istead of that chinese

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    1. Plz read the above comments for clarification.

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  19. ser mujhe mere dosto ne khaha hai ki gionne aachi cmpny nahi hai trsted nahi hai es mobile ki screen jaldi kharab ho jaegi kya ye such hai

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    1. Dear Bhavesh (and all my friends here)
      Its my request to all of you that kindly go through the all the comments before posting. Most of queries are already dealt with.

      Secondly, Kindly use English only. I need to translate with the help of my friends or software.

      And Bhavesh, the screen is the main USP of Gionee E3. Touch is super. It just give the pleasure of Apple's touch. Just visit your nearest store and experience it yourself.

      Thanks

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  20. thx sir
    sirm litl confuse between gionee d1 ane e3

    sir which is the best one e3 and d1

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    1. Both phones are class in themselves. Go for one as per your personal taste and preference.

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  21. Could u please install aspahlt7 to test its performance so that we users are able to test its reap capability.

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    1. I'll try bro.

      I would again request the E3 users to share their experiences here. I don't get enough time to download and test large files as my academics is in full swing.

      Thanks

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    2. Thanks for your prompt response bro...anybody please share ur experience of 3G...

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    3. Dear Chetan. I have downloaded the game and data. But sorry to say that it is not getting loaded. I don't know why. I think i am skipping something somewhere or there is something wrong with the data files. So I couldn't test Asphalt7. By the way Real racing 3 is running buttery smooth.

      Any other user who has tested Asphalt7 kindly post here reviews about Asphalt7. I'll be thankful to her/him.

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  22. Did any face any issues while downloading applications from Google play store...many users have reported their inability to download apps...

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    1. There is no such issue. Don't worry. Go ahead.

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  23. Dear Fransis, i m impressed with device.
    1. i would like to replace its 1800 mah battery with any other compatible battery having higher than 2000 mah. is it possible to get compatible battery and its accessories like back cover and case?
    2. could u pls suggest method of rooting this device to enable usb hosting
    Rgrds,
    sajeed

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    1. 1.Even though higher mAh battery may seem to work well, but its not advisable to do so. Because inner circuits and components are designed to operate on fixed amperes and voltage. Higher mAh battery can ruin the device.

      2.My friend, sankhauaa, already working hard on that along with other guys. You can follow http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2311404

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  24. i like configuration of gionee e3 but i m really confusedd between gionee e3, samsung galaxy grand quattro and xperia sl which has to buy pls suggest

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    1. If that is the case and money is no constraint, Xperia SL is the best option among the phones you specified. Go for it without second thought.

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  25. Does this phone as led notification and does dis phone available at any store in mumbai.........?

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    1. No LED notification is there. Yaa its available nation wide all over India.

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  26. Can we transfer app in xolo q700 In sd card
    by Using GL
    gl to sd app from playstore its free if u wanna play games create a date name folder on external …. And put the game files on external and… Go to app gl to sd and add the game app and mount it …. It have mount option there should be .. Super user permission… And after …. That .. Your game will successfully work ..

    does this techique work ???

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    1. Thanks bro for sharing. I haven't tried it yet.

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  27. Dear Friend,

    As mentioned in above comments "The touch of the phone is very delicate as compared to samsung phones. A little bit pressure can damage it without any good reason."..Is it true..? as it is very major cutoff as a phone might get damage by an unintentional pressure...any safe guard for this...?

    Pls help.. Shall i buy this spending 14500/- or Iris 504Q for Rs 13500/-..Please revert..Thanks..Amit

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    1. Yaa thats absolutely true bro.
      Even then I would prefer E3 over Iris.

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    2. Thanks Fransis Brother,...but tell me..If it is true about delicate and damaging touch,then can this phone is worth spending 14.5k .considering its fragile body..Also how good would be the service centre of this new company to solve any problem happen to display/body?

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    3. Don't worry go ahead.
      Its touch is thinner than some samsung phones, but that does not mean that it will get damaged as such. It depends on the intensity and angle of impact. And more on luck lolz. Google for "S4 drop test video". In a single drop its was ruined like anything.

      Regarding customer care you need not to worry at all.

      Also I would like to tell my friends here that Display and Touch are two totally different units in any mobile phone. Damaged touch doesn't means that display is also damaged. Here is the room where the mobile phone technicians exploit the novice fellows by over-charging.

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  28. Does this phone support flash videos embedded in websites or can it play videos given in sites like "daily motion.com"...pls revert

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    1. Tested dailymotion.com
      Its working flawless in default UC browser.

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    2. Dear Fransis,

      Readings your reviews i have bought this phone.Phone is pretty good..however some issues--1)camera pictures get blurred when you zoom them..2)also free ram is about avg.40%, though still not many apps are installed in phone and i clear all running apps all time,still only 35-40% through NQsecurity widget..3) also as you confirmed, flash video doesnot support and dailymotion not worked in default UC browser.

      Can you provide some solutions on this points and name of useful apps( like antivirus,RAM cleaner,battery saver etc) u use to increase its productivity..would be very appreciative..Thanks in advance..

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    3. Dear amitshukla007

      1. Every mobile camera blurs for a moment when u try to focus it. After that it comes normal. As its camera is auto focus, image will come out without any blur.

      2. 40% free RAM is good enough dude. What more do you want?

      3. Regarding embedded videos on sites like dailymotion.com, I have re-confirmed it after reading your comment. Its really playing well in UC Browser. I have added screenshots at the end of the post just for you. Just have a look.

      Finally, have you OTA updated your phone? After that you would get Du Battery saver as well as many minor bugs fixed. No need for any RAM cleaner as its inbuilt by the name of App Manager. Regarding antivirus its also there inbuilt by the name of NQ Mobile Security. Its good antivirus.

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    4. Thanks Fransis..

      You are really helpful .thanks..
      but in my UC browser dailymotion is not opening...perhaps my browser needs update..can i remove the pre installed browser and install latest UC browser for android from play store..
      Also in my set NQ mobile security( not useful as it want premium for updating),Du battery,weather apps,few games is preloaded without any OTA done..however gionee xender is not there..shall i need to update my phone..?

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    5. No need to uninstall and reinstall any app. Just go to Google Play and update apps.

      Regarding NQ virus database update, do it when asked by NQ or get update manually whenever you desire. It updates in a fraction of second. No issue.

      Regarding OTA update, you do it whenever you are on wifi or 3G. No harm in doing that. Many bugs are fixed automatically.


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  29. can we transfer apps from phone memory to external sd card...

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  30. will u be able to capture screenshots from e3 as possible in other high end phones?

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    1. Yaa screen shots can be captured very easily as in other so called high end phones.

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  31. sir, i am planning to buy a new phone...
    I liked both gionee e3 and e5...
    Do you prefer me to go for e5 taking in mind that it is of 19k......
    my queries have been already solved as far as e3 is concerned...
    or suggest me some more devices i should go for around 19k..??
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Dear Dashmesh
      Being a latest product E5 is better if you see the specs enhancement worth additional 5K bucks. But if you are ready to shed off few bucks further, I would recommend E6. Thats another fabulous piece of art and technology from Gionee.If you wana go for other brands, then you can check Sony Xperia series. In samsung you can think of Quatro. But don't go for Grand as it has been proved a flop show. Lot of issues there with grand.

      All d best

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  32. so far do you have any problem encountered with this phone?

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    1. No.
      I haven't faced any issue till date.

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  33. I read your post and I found this is amazing. Your thought process is wonderful. The way you express yourself is awesome.
    Bloomington Used iPhones

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  34. hows the phone now francis? price drop up to 7% in my country, planning to buy but still waiting for another price drop.

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    1. Glenford, its good choice and no probs till now. Price drop is a bonus. But dont go for E5. Sadly E5 is flop show by Gionee.

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    2. thanks for reply francis.. one more question, saw the demo model of lenovo s820, the phone seems promising.. which one do you think is better? quality and performance?

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    3. Lenovo s820 is one step down as it is with MTK 6589W and not with MTK 6589. To know more about MTK 6589W you can follow this post: http://mobileswhisper.blogspot.in/2013/05/fresh-stock-of-xolo-q800-coming-with.html

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    4. fransis, i just bought e3, so far so good.. amazing touch screen and colors are vivid and vibrant. just wanna ask, why is it my free ram even without running apps is about 250 mb? thanks

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    5. @glenford dacanay
      Your last query has been already answered somewhere in this post. Kindly go through it.

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  35. Hi. I'd like to know the SAR value for this phone. EU an US standar...thanks

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  36. Thanks for providing such a great article, it was excellent and very informative.
    as a first time visitor to your blog I am very impressed.
    thank you :)

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  37. fransis, may ask, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a rooted gionee e3 and the not rooted? thanks!

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    1. Dear glenford dacanay
      Rooting is nothing more than getting authorized to access and modify the system files which is otherwise not possible. Also many applications (e.g Firewall, etc) need the root access to your phone to work. If you are a tech savvy guy, you can also customize your phone to any extent. Unless and until you feel the need of rooting, its always advisable to avoid it, because after rooting probability of intrusion by third party apps increases and makes it more vulnerable to malicious activities. I strongly recommend "Not rooting your phone" for those who do serious jobs on mobile phone (like net-banking, online financial transactions).

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  38. @francis ur style of solving everybody's issues are awesome man! Hats off to u and your way of explaining! :D

    Actually i am about to buy this phone (most probably tomorrow) as i am astonished by its specs and pretty looks.
    But going thru the reviews i got scared after watching the one by igyaan.com.
    There they say that the phone hangs sumtyms out of nowhere and it doesnt wakes up again untill u do a battery pull out!
    I would lyk to ask to all gionee E3 users and @francis if this was the same case with you?
    I mean i dont want a phone which freezes up in middle of my some imp work.
    And if its true then i guess i'll buy lava iris pro 504Q as the next best alternative.

    Waiting eagerly for your reply.
    Thanks :)

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    1. Dear anshul, thanks for appreciation.
      Regarding your query, I haven't faced any such serious issue till now.
      If you still have any doubts, I would suggest you having hands on experience on someone's unit before the final purchase.

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  39. why cant i install zombie tsunami on my unit?

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    1. Downloaded and tested the above said game for you. No issues bro.

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    2. thanks fransis, downloaded it again and works good..

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  40. 1. Does e3 have led notification for sms call charging
    2. Does it has secondary mic for noise cancellation
    3. Does it support pen drive?
    4. Does it support modern games like modern combat 4 real racing 3
    5. Which color looks awesome in this handset?
    6. Given you the choice which one your would buy (A116 or Iris 504q or E3)

    Please reply immediately as looking to prchase one as soon as you reply...

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    1. @ manmohan agarwala
      1. No
      2. Yes
      3. No
      4.Yes
      5. White, Black
      6. E3

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  41. Can you post black color front and back view of Gionee E3 here?
    As this phone supports OTA , is there any performance improvement after july update?
    Pl. confirm which sim supports 3G, because two sims are in different size.
    Does this phone support dual standby mod?
    which will be the preferable place from where i can buy this...local store or online?
    please answer all the above question immediately. I am waiting for buying it. Thanks in advance.

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    1. 1.Sry
      2. Yes. Improvements in camera. And many minor bugs fixed
      3. 3g tested on Micro sim slot. Working perfectly.
      4. Yes its dual standby and not dual-active.
      5. Search your local mobile market. Its available nation wide. For online portal you plz check on internet.

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  42. Hi Fransis,
    I m very much impressed with review of gionee e3. I have purchased e3. I found it really worth. Now i heard about lenovo p780 with 8 gb rom and 4000mah battery.

    I would like to have your expert review video of the same. No mobile is offering dual sim, quad core processor, usb otg, 4000mah in rs. 18900/-.
    My requirements are dual sim, higher capacity processor, huge battery within 20000/-. Also guide me for any other alternative.

    Regards
    Anis

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  43. Hi Fransis,
    I read all the comments over here and i am really very impressed with your explanation.
    I am thinking to buy Gionee Elife E6.
    I did a detailed study by referring many websites. But still under confusion.
    My budget is 25,000/- Rs.
    The only doubt I have with Elife E6 is, Gionee is a chinese company, can we Trust in terms of reliability. My doubt is almost cleared by going through your blog. Still I want to confirm.
    which one is better among these phones. please help me out.
    1. Lenovo k900
    2. Intex aqua i7
    3.Nexus 4
    4. Sony Xperia SP
    5. Gionee Elife E6
    or if you know a better mobile in this range happily accepted.
    Regards,
    Bhimsen

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  44. Hi fransis, waiting for your response on lenovo p 780.

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    1. Dear Anis
      Sorry for being late as I was busy in my academics.

      If you have no problem with such brands then also check Huawei G700. Its features are almost same but with double RAM. As you seem to have no monetery constraint, you may check Sony xperia series also. All the best

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  45. Hi Fransis,
    I am waiting for your reply.
    please help. I want to buy mobile next week.

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    1. ooops!!!!How could I skip your query !!!!
      Bro among the phones u mentioned I
      would prefer Nexus. Xperia sp is having
      TFT display which doesn't give that
      wow factor. Lenovo and Intex brands stand nowhere against Nexus.

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    2. Thank you for your valuable reply Bro.,
      What about Gionee Elife E6?
      You did not mention anything about it.
      Please throw some light upon that.

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    3. I am waiting for a review unit from Gionee or some friend. Only after that I will be in position to say about much hyped E6. I had just experienced it for a while during its launch. Its form factor is appealing. Touch too is good. Can't say more right now. But one thing is for sure that the price tag of INR 22000 is not justified. It should be around 17K bucks after some days.

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  46. Thank you very much Fransis.
    You are doing a great job.

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  47. Where can I get the case to this phone in Delhi?

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    1. Via Gionee customer care in your area.

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  48. Dear Fransis,
    I am using Gionee E3 and it is indeed value for money, best seller from Gionee..Everything is running fine till now. Thank you very much for such a informative review for users.
    One thing wanna ask, how to remove certain pre loaded apps like NQ security( which require premium amount for anti virus though lot of good free Anti virus are available in play store) and yahoo cricket etc. They really take much of space and i don't use them also.
    If you can help it will be fantastic. I dnt wanna root the phone to void my warranty..

    Thanks in advance. take care.

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    1. Dear amitshukla007
      As you already know that its not feasible without rooting your device. So the only alternative is to disable unwanted apps via system settings->>apps. Also uncheck the " Show notifications" box. After this the desired app will never get loaded. Your phone will be like as if no such app is installed at all.

      Cheers :)

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  49. ei. fransis, im planning to buy a power bank for my e3, do you think the power bank with voltage 5v-1a will work without any problem with e3 or should i get voltage 5v -2a? thanks in advance

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    1. For smartphones, 1 amp is recomended. 2 amp is recomended for tablets.

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  50. Hi fransis, I have read all comments in your post.Excellent
    Now it is almost 5 months from you bought this mobile, is there any performance lag.
    And i read one good thing about gionee charger as it is 3A charger, it is taking hour to charge from 20 to 80% ..Is it true?
    After reading this really worrying about display bcoz it may damage if we drop it from little high.
    I will be happy if u test and post the review about asphat 7 again and novice 3
    And finally one more doubt is rooting vvill void warranty?
    Bcoz while asking customer care executives, they said they will help for rooting the phone. But i forget to ask whether it will void warranty or not.

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    1. 1. No performance lag
      2. Yep. Its high amp charger
      3. Being a slim, its needs good care.
      4. Sry bro. I dont have spare time to download and test the above said games. I would request other friends here to kindly test the same.
      5. Yes. Rooting voids warranty for sure. Also I would like to add that no CC Executive is officially authorised/permitted to root your device.

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    2. Ya i agree it has high amp charger ..What about its charging time..
      And One more doubt.. Whether it has wifi direct or not .. In their product spec paged they didnt mention that ? But CC Executives are telling that it has Wifi direct... Why I am asking is ...
      I beleiv, Wifi file transfer is possible only if the mobile has Wifi direct

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    3. Thanks Glenford. Its nice to see your valuable feedback here as a user. Keep it up man.

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    4. No worries about the screen.. It is reliable.. Though its slim.. My daughter dropped my e3 about 2ft. And i also dropped it about 3ft.. No problem occur.. It has wifi direct.. Charging time is about 2-3 hrs..

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    5. Just downloaded asphalt 7 works great with my gionee e3 iwNt to upload screen shots but i dont know how..

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  51. Thanks francis . On seeing u r Blog , went ahead and bought E3 for 13200.
    But I was a bit worried abt its Build quality and cheap looking charger and Headphones.
    It seems chinise is chinese.

    My colleague boyught Hauwei Ascend P1 for around 11100 price. I believe Ascend P1 is more VFM although it scores less in Benchmarks

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    1. Ascend P1 belongs to totally different category as it is unibody dual core phone with 4.3" display, 4GB onboard memory. There is no comparison with E3.

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    2. @Manikya venkata: E3 is famous for is build Quality... Why u r worrying about that ... Any issue with panel or display.. especially with mobile other than charger and headphones?

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  52. New weather with sound effect ,WiFi,Bluetooth fix,Gionee live wallpaper and more ..total 9 items .Thanks Ginee.

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    1. @Barmanda : What about android version... Is it update that too

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    2. No Android Version update. Still sticked to same 4.2.1

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  53. FRansis another question here, does e3 support MHL and mirror display on HDTV? how about bluetooth keyboard? thanks. i wanna try if this video will wok on e3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfzLxKEd6s4

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    1. I haven't tested MHL support on E3 because of resources constraints.

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    2. Read some review saying it support MHL but i still wanna try..

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  54. Dear Fransis,I have installed Line free calls &Messaging app from Play Playstore to my E3.But it always said connect error and not working.I have tested this app with another unit of E3 but same issue occurred.I I have re-installed the app many time but nothing happened.Please help me out.Because Line is very essential for me.

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    1. Sourav I would like to suggest you to check the same in some another brand but on same internet connection. Only then you could conclude anything. Also the app may not work properly on 2G network. Try 3G or hi speed WiFi connection.

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    2. Yes I also check the same version of Line messenger in Galaxy Grand,Gionee GPAD G1,Lava iris 501,Sony Xperia C,Gionee P2.This app work perfectly with those phones on same internet connection.I am using Airtel 2g data plan.But I also tried to use this apps with Airtel and Bsnl 3g plans and also with wifi too.But nothing happened.Every time this app shown this message "Connect Error".I also tried different version of Line,I tried older version as well as newest version.But no solution found.

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    3. Sourav Dey, you are right. I also tested the above said app and got same results. But it used to work prior to E3 software update. It seems to be some sort of software conflict or compatibility issue. I am looking for the solution. But for the tine being you can report the same in the reviews in google play store. Or you can ask the developer via email also. I will revert back to you as soon as i get the key to this prob.

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    4. yeah, i m having same issue. reported to near by service store n they updated software . but nothing changed . m too having same no internet connection/ connection error.
      my set has E3_102_V6318 software.
      also i noted some times it conflicts other upload data apps also. like online games shows "U r disconnected from server. please login again. " and speed test aps. like speed net by Ookla shows good download. while upload has 0 value n reports error as Network communication err.

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  55. good day sir Francis Sibin,

    my e3 has been lock after to many pattern attempts, i have a gmail account but the keypad doesn't appear on the screen .what should i do in this case ?
    waiting for you promt reply.. thanks

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    1. Dear Jaycee Nacpil
      You need to hard reset your device now via stock recovery. It will bring your phone to default factory settings. Go To Stock Recovery by pressing VOL+ and POWER BUTTON together. Then select Wipe Data/Factory reset.
      Thats all.
      All d best.

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    2. thanks for your reply sir . i did on what you instruct to me i press the vol+ & power button together then select wipe data/factory reset.but nothing happen the only thing to appear is the android logo & NO COMMAND message.

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    3. Repeat the same once again. This time also WIPE PARTITION. After that clear Delvik Cache by entering into Advance Settings. Then select Reboot. It should be done.

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    4. its not working though i will be bring it to the service center anyway ,tnx for the help sir francis .

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    5. Sorry to hear that you couldn't sort it out. But it works fine for me. Anyway service center is always there for help. They may charge 150-300 INR for this as its not a consequence of fault in product. Or if lucky they may get it done without any single penny.

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    6. how can i mute the camera sound ?? thanks

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  56. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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  57. I've gone through the review you've provided. And through all the comments as well. And I think I've rarely ever seen a blogger replying to each and every comment and that too after so many months after posting. Being a blogger once, I think this is a great work you are doing.
    I too have a question regarding this mobile. Sites like eg:-NDTV gadgets are saying WIFI Direct is absent in this mobile in their specification of the mobile. I've been using this feature in my current HTC mobile to connect with my TV. Though Glenford here said wifi direct is present, am still confused as the Gionee site even not mentioning wifi direct, but the hotspot feature. Hope you or someone here can help me.

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    1. Glenford is right. WiFi Direct is there in E3. One more thing that WLAN Direct and WiFi Direct are the one and same thing.

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    2. Thank you so much. Now am facing another problem. Flipkart is listing the item as out of stock/coming soon. I think I was late by one or two days :). Thanks once again.

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  58. Hi Fransis Sibin i tried using samsung device headphone to my E3 but it dint work.. is this a problem u r too facing or not.. please reply soon...

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    1. No problem with standard 3.5mm jack

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    2. thn i think i'm having oroblem with my new cell... :(

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    3. i tried inserting samsung note 2 hp to my cell it dint play well only music was heard but nt lyrics... thn i inserted it partially it worked bot could hear only through left head piece... please help should i replace my cell.. i purchased it through flipkart...

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    4. please reply fst bro!!! n my screen blinks sometimes while recording video... r u facing it too?? please reply fast... i'm tensed...

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    5. Btw why r you using Samsung headphones? Haven't you got and tried the headphones in the box itself? Your cell's socket may be faulty if and only if the original headphone is creating any problem. But as u said screen blinking problem is also there, its better to see the service center. They will re-load the software.

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    6. thank u so much Sibin... one more doubt.. during video recording my secondary cam doesn't focus on object until i touch the screen.. but it focuses automatically while clicking pics... i had to tap the screen each n every time during video recording to get clear focused video.. please help...

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  59. Is there any particular option to enable auto-focus or its inbuilt feature??
    How to take screenshot in this phone?
    when they re-load the phone i ll loose all my installed softwares, games.. ets.. how to backup..??

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    1. 1. Its inbuit as default setting
      2. Power + Vol down
      3. Many backup apps are available on Google Play Store.

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  60. regarding the headset issue.. its the samsung jack headset.. it doesnt support the hd sound..

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  61. I read your post and I found this is amazing. Art Lighting

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  62. i am using this phone for last two months.. its good but GPS problem was there... and still it takes much time to fix the position... is there any solution.

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  63. i dont know how to take screenshot in my GIONEE E3 pls help me with pics

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  64. Very informative post. Keep up the good work. I would really look forward to your other posts. mobile phones

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  65. which app is best suited for wifi direct file transfer. since i m having it in my device while most other manufacturer dont give it in stock.

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    1. Try Gionee Xender. It is fantastic and works on some other brands too.

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  67. Hello Francis dude,

    Hope you are doing good. This forum is very informative and do good for many users around the world. I recently bought my Gionee E3 and it stunned me with its slim look and awesome performance.

    However, i am facing an issue with my charging indicatior. The percentage of battery level does not show its exact value. It never decreases after long usage unless i reboot the handset. (For example it will be in 90% after 8 hours of usage and once i reboot the device it will come down all the way to 5%)

    Same issue while charging the phone too. Battery percentage does not getting increased after 2-3 hours of charging. (For example, it will be in 15% after charging for 2-3 hours unless i reboot the handset).

    Hope i am clear in explaining the my query. Any help from you or other users will be great.

    Thanks in advance. Happy Blogging.!!

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  68. Guys,

    Anyone out there who can help me? A couple of updates on my issue which i mentioned in my previous comment.

    1. I bought this mobile a week back so it came with the OTA update.
    2. Initially i thought it may be an App issue and hence, uninstalled DU Battery saver and checked. Issue remains same.
    3. I have done the factory restore and still issue remains the same.

    Anyother option that i can try out before i hit the service centre?

    Thanks,
    Surjith

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    1. Hard reset your device as already mentioned somewhere in above replies and clear Delvik cache and wipe data/cache.

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  69. Hello,

    Thanks for all the good information, its very helpful.

    1) Please i am having issues with my Gionee E3. i recently noticed that i can no longer upload pictures from the gallery onto apps like instagram or blackberry messenger. Later, when i go to my gallery page, i see blank pictures with 'no thumbnail' written inside. The number of pictures are usually an equivalent of the number of times i have attempted to upload a new picture on my facebook, bbm or instagram profile page.

    2)Similarly, i can no longer save pictures sent to me from my friends who send through social media platforms like blackberry messenger, whatsaap etc.

    please help, im so unhappy.

    Thanks,
    Kanyinsola

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    1. Try following steps:

      1.First of all check if the sufficient memory is available. May be possible your mobile memory gets exhausted. Also check memory storage option.

      2.Use inbuilt app "App Manager" to free up the extra load on the processor by clearing the cache, etc. You can also use "Clean Master" from google store

      3.Uninstall the latest installed app after which you are facing problem.

      4.Replace your SD Card.

      5.Otherwise factory reset your device.

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  70. how to take screenshot in android 4.2 gionee elife e3

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    1. Volume down and powet button together

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  71. francis just want yo know, what is the wifi chipset of gionee e3

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  72. I m not satisfied with e3's external speakers...any solution to raise its volume??

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    1. Follow the given steps:

      1. Install Mobileuncle MTK Tool from Google play

      2. Open Mobileuncle MTK Tool and select Engineer Mode

      3. Select Engineer Mode MTK

      4. Swap to Hardware Testing

      5. Select Audio

      6. Select Loudspeaker Mode

      7. Change Max Volume Value 128 to 145 and press set. You can set this value up to 160 but above 150 is not recommended as it may damage speaker.

      8. Exit Mobileuncle MTK Tool.

      Thats all.

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    2. I HV done it but no change in volume....

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  73. Francis, its been almost 8 months since i have used this fone, and just this morning i noticed 3 white dots on my screen, these dots are light brighter than my screen thats why these dots are noticeble.. Any help you do for this problem before bringing it to service center? TIA

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    1. If they are not rectified after master reset then they are dead pixels. Go to service center soon as your device is under warranty.

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  74. Not a dead pixel bro.. Seems like backlight bleeding..

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    1. May be thats d case. But even then its advisable to see customer care.

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  75. hi im using this phone from oct 2013 i purchased in sangeeta mobile store 3g supports on both sim just u have to try in network settings nd i played asphlat 3 it never lags i love this phone..very much i just cant be without this gionee is a good company but some stupids or reverting the name its china made china made but just i want to tell this phone is awesome nd u can buy this back covers in shopclues.com
    or u can give order to ur street retailer shop they'll find it in market
    honestly saying flashlight is not good enough but its chalta...and im uploading so many videos nd pictures in my facebook account from this phone never it lags
    im regular user of 3g i never disconnected the data on 3g its give 7 to 8 hours honestly telling..who ever want buy pls must go on

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    1. Mansoor Pasha, Thanks for sharing your views. Reviews from the visitors enhances the beauty of any blog. Keep it up.

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  76. hi fransis
    i confused between e3 & moto g & xolo q1100
    plz suggest me which one is better

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    1. Its not possible to decide among e3, moto g & xolo q1100 without knowing anyone's taste and preferences. As per my taste I would go for E3 due to its perfect size (4.7 inch), slim factor and finally internal memory (16GB). Only unfavorable point is that its still sticked to android version 4.2.1 while MotoG runs on 4.4.2 and Xolo1100 runs on 4.3.

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  77. sargam electronics is the best Electronics company in delhi-ncr. if you need any electronic items than follows our website Sargam

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  78. last week i upgraded my e3 to kitkat using the rom given by gionee, unfortunately i dont like it.. and for my opinion it is not as good as it used to be.. so iwant to downgrade it to jellybean.. do you know how to do it? thanks..

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  79. i want to update my gionee e3 wifi and 2g working fine but it says network anomaly plz check and try again

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  80. Hello Fransis/Friends,

    My earpiece gone bad and it is difficult to get the original back as i have to go to the service centre-pay advance-place an order.
    Looking to get other brand earpieces. Will the below pieces would be compatible?

    1.Sennheiser cx 180
    2.Sony mdr-xb30ex

    Thanks,
    Surjith

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    1. Experiencing the same problem.. Tried several earphones.. But non works as better as the original earphone of e3 pls let me know if you find a good brand.

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  81. nice blogs.
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  83. For those who have Honor6X or who are planning to buy it: https://youtu.be/nWqVK-QvFr8

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  84. Thanks for the information. Hope devotes will be careful after reading this post.Regards


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