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Samsung smartphones might be the most talked about devices in the Indian marketworld right now, but at the same time Gionee handsets are also making big news right now. The Chinese tech vendor is filling the space in the television commercials by spending a lot of amount in the advertising campaigns of its recently launched quad core handset Gionee Elife E6 in order to reach out the direct consumers.
On the other hand, the South Korean handset manufacturer is making every attempt to tap the premium mid range segment in the market by coming out with more and more handsets in the Galaxy series inspired by the biggest selling affordable handset price tag. Recently, Samsung released the miniature version of Galaxy S4 in India.
Priced at Rs. 23,500, the Galaxy S4 Mini may not be as powerful as its elder siblings, but its retail price and brand name may attract the targeted audience. On the other hand, Chinese tech vendor Gionee Elife E6 is a brand new Full HD phone selling at a price of around Rs 20,000.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and Gionee Elife E6 are smart, trendy and packed with power. So how will you decide which out of the two will stack up for your needs in the best way. Well, here is a brief detailing on all the specs and pricing details of both the power-puffed handset. Take a look and decide which out of the two is worth your wallet and suitable for your next phone upgrade.
The Galaxy S4 Mini is all made of cheap polycarbonate plastic and it would be tough for Samsung to convince at first sight. On the other hand, the Gionee Elife E6 is also made up of unibody plastic, but the makers have better treatment in terms of look and build quality.
The Galaxy S4 Mini has forgettable design, whereas the Elife E6 first impressions will last for a longer time. The Elife E6 measures 7.9mm in terms of thickness and weighs 128 grams, whereas the Galaxy S4 Mini weighs 108 grams and measures 8.9mm. However, the Elife E6 is comfortable to hold despite a massive 5-inch FHD display.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, whereas the Gionee Elife E6 features a 5-inch IPS display powered by One Glass solution (OGS). However While Galaxy S4 Mini has a 4.3-inch qHD display (960 x 540); Amigo is a Proprietary OS based on Android OS.
Gionee Elife E6 possesses a 5-inch Full HD IPS ( 1920 x 1080) resolution. This means that the Elife E6 has a bigger, brighter and more vibrant display, when compared to the Galaxy S4 Mini's 4.3-inch qHD screen.
Processor Power and Other Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini features a 1.7GHz dual-core processor with Krait 300GPU, 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. These days most of the latest handsets priced above Rs. 20,000 features powerful quad-core processor and at least 16GB of internal memory.
The Gionee Elife E6 uses a 1.5GHz quad-core processor powered by Mediatek MT6589T chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The 32GB of internal memory is non-expandable via a microSD card slot, which is a big drawback. While, the Galaxy S4 Mini allows you to easily expand the internal memory up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
OS and UI
The Galaxy S4 Mini runs the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. In the coming days, Samsung has promised to update the Galaxy S4 Mini to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Samsung also uses its own UI or TouchWiz on the top of Android with little modifications. The South Korean giant also gives you can experience its own native apps that are exclusive to high-end Galaxy series. Some of the prominent apps include: S Health, S Translator, WatchOne, among others.
Gionee Elife E6 runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with custom ROM on the top of it. Amigo is a Proprietary OS based on Android. It's a home backed OS, thus, kills the standard Android UI. Sometime the whole experience gets muddled into confusion, so it's difficult to trust Amigo.
When you compare the two camera phone, the Gionee Elife E6 offers betters camera UI and slightly better pictures in compared to Galaxy S4 Mini. The Elife E6 incorporates a 13MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. There's a 5MP front-facing camera. Galaxy S4 Mini comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and a 1.9MP front -facing camera. Both the devices can shoot videos in Full HD (1080p FHD) format. Neither of the cameras have built-in Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
Galaxy S4 Mini has a 1900mAh battery with 12 hours of talk time; Gionee Elife E6 features a 2000mAh battery fitted inside with an undisclosed battery backup time.
Galaxy S4 Mini comes with dual-SIM connectivity which allows a user to use more than one SIM card. The Gionee Elife E6 lost to Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, as the former handset doesn't support Dual SIM.
Well, both the smartphones have their own pros and cons. While, Gionee Elife E6 has a better display, camera shooter, battery specs and internal memory storage. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini wins over with NFC, lightweight body and inclusion of Samsung S features. Also, Gionee Elife E6 supports a MicroSIM, while S4 mini is compatible with Normal SIMs as well.
Coming on the price factor, when compared to Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the Elife E6 wins over with a more affordable price tag.
Gionee Elife E6
Asking price - Rs. 21,000
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Asking price - Rs. 22,990
Edited by Akansha Srivastava