The Indian smartphone market, which has already taken the size of a juggernaut, keeps rolling on. And while it rolls its way down the smartphone hill, it seems like the juggernaut keeps boasting more and more new phones from a host of different makers on the way.
There are a host of smartphones in the market to choose from in recent times. These smartphones are not only made by primary makers such as Samsung, Apple or Sony, but also vi a number of Indian makers such as Micromax, Karbonn and others.
However, keeping both the Indian and rest of the world smartphone makers out of the context for the moment, it seems like Chinese handset makers are doing quite the job of releasing phones at regular intervals. Needless to say, they have found a safe haven for that in the native smartphone market.
When we talk about Chinese phones, you will notice that a lot of different names are already present in the market in recent times. And two such devices looking to make a mark for themselves are the new Xiaomi Mi3 and the previously released Gionee Elife E7 Mini.
While Gionee is already becoming a household name in the market with its regular pushout of devices, the Xiaomi Mi3 will look to test the market even more, while creating more problems for other makers in the race.
So if we are to keep all others out of the contention and take both these Chinese handsets and pit them against each other in a comparison, who do you think will have the upper hand? We take closer look.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Operating System
There's much to choose from in this respect since both the devices run on the Google-based Android operating system. In fact, both the devices offer Android Jelly Bean out of the box.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Display and Dimensions
The Xiaomi Mi3 sports a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm. The device weighs in at 145 grams.
The Elife E7 Mini, comparatively, comes with a slightly greater 4.7-inch display with an IGZO capacitive touch screen, while also rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 139.8 x 66.2 x 8.6 mm.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Camera
The Xiaomi Mi3, in the camera department, offers a 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a 2-megapixel fron shooter.
The Elife E7 Mini, on the other hand, sports a similar 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels. The device, however, doesn't offer a front facing snapper.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Processors
While the Xiaomi Mi3 is equipped with a quad core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor, the Gionee Elife E7 Mini comes equipped with a greater octa core 1.7 GHz processor.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Storage and RAM
The Xiaomi Mi3 offers 2GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16GB internal memory variant. However, an external microSD slot for further memory expansion is missing.
The Gionee Elife E7 Mini smartphone, however, offers 1GB of RAM while offering the device in 16 GB internal memory variant. Again, there's no option to expand the device's memory as a microSD slot is absent.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Battery
While the Xiaomi Mi3 juices up the device via a massive 3050 mAh battery, the Gionee Elife E7 Mini comes fitted with a lesser yet potent 2200 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Price
While the Xiaomi Mi3 is set to be available at a price tag of Rs. 14,999, the Gionee Elife E7 Mini is listed with a price tag of Rs. 17,599.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Verdict
Both these phone, more or less, offer the similar kind of specs and features. Both have a problem when it comes to external microSD support, while both enjoy massive camera offerings at the same time. So it is quite the rivalry with both more or less mirroring each other.
However, if we are to pick a winner among both, it has to be said that the Gionee Elife E7 Mini takes the cake with its far superior octa core processor. Surely, the power of eight will be enough to push the phone across the finish line, when compared to its Xiaomi rival.