The Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is surely one of the hottest phones currently available on the market. However many customers resign from its purchase due to its really whooping price. Conscious of that China-based mobile maker, Elephone, released a device being almost a carbon copy of the Samsung’s flagship. The Elephone S7 surprises with identical design to the original, killer specs, dual-edge screen and a price tag that make this deal a steal.
Elephone releases a copy of the Galaxy S7 Edge. The Chinese clone offers almost identical design, high end specs, and comes labeled with price under $100.
Chinese people believe that the greatest tribute you can pay your competitor is to copy its success. Elphone has taken this old proverb very seriously and launched a phone that is a more affordable imitation of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The Elephone S7 is available in two sizes: 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch. Both variants boast the same AMOLED display with Full HD resolution sporting proposed earlier by Samsung dual-edge screen technology, delivering quick access to favorite contacts and apps.
Just like the Galaxy S7 Edge, the Elephone S7 features a glass and metal design and incorporates an oval home button hiding a fingerprint scanner. Although the phone looks quite like the famous flagship, there are some quite visible differences between them. First of all the Galaxy S7 Edge has its primary camera set in the center of the top part of the back case, whereas the Elephone S7 camera lens has been located on the left side. Secondly, the Galaxy S7 volume rocker sits on the left, while the power key is set on the right. Meanwhile, in the case of the Elephone S7 both buttons occupy the right side of the device.
When we take a closer look at the Elephone S7 hardware, we will see that it doesn’t only differ from the Galaxy S7 in terms of design. The Chinese device comes powered by the deca-core MediaTek Helio X20, whereas the Galaxy S7 runs on the octa-core Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 unit coupled with 4GB RAM. This means that it would be unwise to expect the Elephone device to reach performance level close to the one offered by the Galaxy S7.
When it comes to the amount of RAM and ROM, the Elephone phablet is sold in two versions. You can either buy a 3GB/32GB model or choose a 4GB/64GB one. Both devices the Galaxy S7 and its clone work on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Moving on to the optics department, here we can also observe small disparities. However, in this field the clone beats the original product, at least in terms of the amount of megapixels. The Galaxy S7 offers a combination of 12MP and 5MP cameras, whereas the less expensive Elephone S7 packs a 13MP primary sensor that comes accompanied by a 8MP selfie snapper.
Speaking of the perhaps most important aspect that is pricing, although the Elephone hasn’t unveiled the pricing details yet, the company announced that it will range from $99.99 for the basic model to $190 for the most premium version. The mobile maker didn’t specified what they understand by basic and most premium variants, but we can assume that the former will be a 5.2-inch 3GB/34GB model, whereas the latter will be a 5.5-inch 4GB/64GB version.
All models are sold unlocked, support 4G LTE connectivity and are accessible in two color options: blue and green. Even if small differences have big meaning, the Elephone S7 is still worth its price, as the similarly specced Meizu MX6 is sold for $300.
source: Elephone Store