Another new day, and another new comparison is on the cards. And with a host of smartphones currently in the market with different offerings at a host of different prices, it seems like comparisons will be coming in thick and fast with a number of challengers pitted against each other.
While the market is flooded with a host of smartphones from a variety of vendors such as Samsung, Apple and Sony, these are not the only vendors in the market. There are other India-based domestic vendors such as Micromax and Karbonn to consider here as well.
However, focussing our attentions away from big name vendors at the moment, it seems like China-based companies such as Gionee and Oppo are also trying to get a piece of that popularity in a market that's one of the fastest growing in the planet.
And one such device that intends to make the most of it is the Gionee-based Elife E7 Mini.
But with the new Nokia Lumia 930 now set to arrive and become the first ever handset to run the Windows Phone 8.1 platform, it has already come to others as a warning sign for a market that's ever-changing.
So how does the Nokia Lumia 930 play out when compared to the new Gionee Elife E7 Mini? Let's take a closer look at the specs comparison.
One of the biggest points of difference lies here as both the devices run on two different operating systems. While the Nokia Lumia 930 is set to arrive running the latest Windows Phone version -- dubbed Windows Phone 8.1, the new Gionee Elife E7 Mini comes running on Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Display and Dimensions
The Gionee Elife E7 Mini sports a 4.7-inch IGZO capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 139.8 x 66.2 x 8.6 mm.
The Nokia Lumia 930, in this regard, sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm, and weighs in at 167 grams, which will be quite heavy for most.
The Nokia Lumia 930, in this instance, offers a 20-megapixel primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 4992 х 3744 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 1.2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
The Gionee Elife E7 Mini, in terms of camera, offers a 13-megapixel primary rotating camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device doesn't come with a secondary camera though as the rotating lens serves that purpose.
Both the devices are quite new so it's only natural that both of them will come sporting engines with impressive performance and improved horsepower.
While the Gionee Elife E7 Mini is equipped with a octa core 1.7 GHz processor, the Nokia Lumia 930 comes equipped with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
Storage and RAM
The Gionee Elife E7 Mini offers 1GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16 GB internal memory variant. However, sadly enough, there's no option to expand the device's memory as an external microSD slot for additional memory is missing.
The Nokia-made Lumia 930, on the other hand, offers 2GB of RAM for users while offering the device in a 32 GB internal memory variant. However, similar to the Elife E7 Mini, there's no option to expand the device's memory since an external microSD slot for additional memory hasn't been provided.
While the Nokia-made Lumia 930 juices up the Windows Phone 8.1-powered device via a 2420 mAh battery, the Gionee Elife E7 Mini juices up the Jelly Bean-powered device via a somewhat lesser 2200 mAh battery.
The Gionee Elife E7 Mini has been currently priced at Rs 18,249 for aspiring customers, while the new Nokia Lumia 930 is awaiting an official price tag from the manufacturer.
Going by a certain brand name, it may seem like Nokia will have the upper hand here as it has become the first ever handset to come running Windows Phone 8.1 apart from a host of aspiring features.
Although the Gionee Elife E7 Mini comes running on the Google-based Android OS, it's quite hard to see how the company will counter all kinds of competition from all sides, one side already being dominated by Nokia. However, its Oppo-styled rotating camera might also become a major deciding factor.