Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The Elephone P8 MAX in our review is after the Elephone P8 and Elephone P8 Mini now the third model of the manufacturer Elephone P series in 2018.

From Elephone is in all cases only the name left. With a price of around $140, it ranks in the middle between 3 and 6, no wonder technically.

Elephone P8 MAX 4G Phablet

Price: $139.99

5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080pixels, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 5000mAh, Android 7.0, MT6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

Elephone P8 MAX 4G Phablet

Price: $139.99

5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080pixels, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 5000mAh, Android 7.0, MT6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

So, it offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a MediaTek MT6750T, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory, 5000mAh battery and 16-megapixel front camera. And how was it in the test?

Elephone P8 MAX: Specifications

Display: 5.5 inches with 1920 x 1080 pixels
CPU: MediaTek MT6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz
GPU: Mali-T860 MP2
RAM: 4GB
Internal memory: 64GB
Memory extension: up to 128GB
Cameras: 13.0MP main and 16MP front camera
Connectivity: 802.11 B / G / N / (2.4Ghz),3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
Battery: 5000mAh (5V/2A)
OS: Android 7.0
Connections: Micro USB and TF card slot
Weight: 160 grams
Dimensions: 153.8 x 76.3 x 9.0 mm
Price: $140

Elephone P8 MAX: Packaging

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The Elephone P8 MAX comes in a white box with the blue sticker. The front shows the P8 MAX with a globe. On the sides, there is the Elephone logo. On the bottom are the technical data.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

There is also a MicroUSB cable including EU charger, a transparent protective cover, the user manual, a SIM needle slot opener.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

It is a good equipment for the budget smartphone with the price of $140, which even includes Silicone Case.

Elephone P8 MAX: Design and Appearance

The new Elephone P8 MAX comes in a matte metal case, therefore. You are looking for corners and edges in vain.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

With dimensions of 153.8 x 76.3 x 9.0 mm and a weight of around 160 grams, it is not exactly small or light.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The well-known Elephone logo can be seen on the backside. There you will find next to the 13-megapixel camera and a Dual LED flash. The lens protrudes 0.5 mm out of the housing.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The display glass on the front side is slightly rounded at the edges (2.5D).

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Incidentally, the 3.5 mm headphone jack is on the bottom.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Also, here is the speaker, the microphone, and the simple MicroUSB connector.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Two SIM cards (nao) and a microSD memory card are pushed into the housing on the left side. There are two trays there.

Elephone P8 MAX: Display

The Elephone P8 MAX has 5.5-inch Full HD display (IPS) with 1920 by 1080pixels. The icons of most apps on the user interface, however, Elephone has dipped in blue.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The maximum brightness is fully in order and so you can read the contents even in strong sunlight.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Corning Gorilla glass protects the screen from scratches, but unfortunately not from fingerprints and dirt.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The operation of Android 7.0 via the two capacitive buttons below the display. The home button with an integrated fingerprint sensor is located in the middle.

Elephone P8 MAX: Hardware and Performance

The Elephone P8 MAX in our analisis is also powered by a MediaTek MT6750T with Octa cores. To be honest, the SoC is not the fastest one.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Together with the 4GB of RAM run simpler games like Shadow Fight 3 impeccable, more sophisticated representatives such as Asphalt 8 or Modern Combat 5 bring the CPU but quickly to the limit.

Therefore, in the current AnTuTu benchmark, it is only enough for 55901 points.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

In Geekbench 4 it comes to 616 points in the single-core and 2617 in the multi-core.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Let’s see the speed of the internal memory using the AndroBench application. As you can see from the picture below, the data transfer rate is good.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Elephone P8 MAX: Software

The Elephone P8 MAX is delivered in Europe with the current Android 7.0. The user interface itself has taken over the manufacturer almost unchanged from Google.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Bloatware or malware cannot be found. Most of the icons are colored blue, but unfortunately, this does not apply later for additional installed apps.Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Personally, I also find that pretty boring. The standard Android (Google) apps are now available.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Additional features, such as split-screen sharing (50:50), are nice gags. The security patches from Google are on the status of 05 November 2017 and thus current.

This is called “timely” updates. Unfortunately, there is still no update to Android 7.1.

Elephone P8 MAX: Cameras

The P8 MAX in the review is, in any case, a 13-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0 is used.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The sensor on the back of the smartphone can also rely on a dual-tone LED flash.

The camera app itself only offers an HDR, panorama and beauty mode. The picture quality was a bit mixed.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The colors look a bit pale, videos are recorded in Full HD.

Elephone P8 MAX: Connectivity

The Elephone P8 MAX in the analisis supports dual SIM card operation at the same time, allowing even more MicroSD memory expansion.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The transmitting and receiving power was inconspicuous, so neither stand out nor bad. Also, the change between GSM, HSPA, and LTE was possible in a timely manner and on my test track with the train there were the usual dropouts.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

The volume and sound reproduction could convince. This is not due to the two stereo speakers on the bottom.

In addition to the music player, an FM radio is also available. At interfaces, the Elephone P8 MAX offers beside Bluetooth 4.0 also GPS with GLONASS support and NFC.

The fingerprint sensor on the front is quite nice but quite narrow. In the test, it therefore often came to problems.

Elephone P8 MAX: Battery

The battery of the Elephone P8 MAX in our test has a capacity of 5000mAh. However, the smartphone has a good runtime of around 10 hours in the PCMark battery test.

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Intensive users will have already emptied the power cell after two and half of working days. A full charge takes around 2:30 hours.

Elephone P8 MAX: Conclusions and Reviews

The Elephone P8 MAX in our review costs about $140 and does not offer more, like almost every other middle-class smartphone from China (Xiaomi and Co).

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018

Only the firmware is currently kept up to date quickly and quickly supplied with updates.

Yes, Elephone cannot boast an 18: 9 aspect ratio, but it’s a budget smartphone that has its advantages. For example, the handset Elephone P8 MAX has good Full HD display and big battery with 5000mAh.

The Elephone logo says nothing about the quality, but the case is really well made. The rest (display, performance, camera) just good middle class.

Elephone P8 MAX: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

At the moment you can already buy handset Elephone P8 MAX at a low and good price for only $139.99 at a discount of 17% OFF. With this price, we can very well advise the phone to buy in 2018.

Elephone P8 MAX 4G Phablet

Price: $139.99

5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080pixels, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 5000mAh, Android 7.0, MT6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

Elephone P8 MAX 4G Phablet

Price: $139.99

5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080pixels, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 5000mAh, Android 7.0, MT6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

Elephone P8 MAX Review: Traditional Phone with Big Battery in 2018 was last modified: February 11th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn
  • M├írio Ferreira

    Does it has notificaton leds?