After Elephone U Pro was the latest midsize smartphone of the Chinese company, but in the upper segment of the middle class sorted, whether it is fair for new Elephone A4 Pro, then will learn in our review.
Thus, another China phone moves into this segment, although one has already released there with the P20 Pro such a device.
But the Chinese manufacturers are known for throwing devices on the market quickly.
Also, not only visually are between the P20 Pro and the Elephone A4 Pro worlds, but not in terms of the hardware.
This is reflected in the price then clearly. So, let’s see the main specs of Elephone A4 Pro.
Elephone A4 Pro: Specifications
|Elephone A4 Pro:||Specs|
|Display:||5.85 inches with 1512 x 720 pixels|
|CPU:||MediaTek Helio P23 Octa Core 2.2GHz|
|GPU:||ARM Mali-G71 MP2|
|Memory extension:||up to 256GB|
|Cameras:||16.0MP main and 8.0MP front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS|
|Connections:||Micro USB slot and 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Dimensions:||150.4 x 72.8 x 8.0 mm|
Elephone A4 Pro: Design and Appearance
Smart to look at is the Elephone A4 Pro in any case in our analisis. Especially this variant shimmers beautifully in slightly different shades of blue, depending on the light.
The processing is here for a mid-range smartphone at a very high level and need not hide from other manufacturers.
The A4 Pro looks very elegant with the narrow edges and casing. The front and back are made of 2.5D glass and the rounded corners make it supple in the hand.
Despite the smooth surface, both front and back, it attracts little fingerprints thanks to a good coating.
The side frame is made of metal and covered with a piano lacquer.
The narrow edges also have your advantage, because with dimensions of 150.4 x 72.8 x 8.0 mm, the device is as compact for a 5.85-inch device as a 5.5-inch model.
Also, the single camera was nicely sunk into the case, so that no hump is created.
In addition, the dual LED flash and on side of the phone has the fingerprint sensor.
So the Elephone A4 Pro in the test is a real eye-catcher from all sides, but has a big disadvantage, because the case is slippery like an eel and can quickly slip out of your hand if you are not careful.
On the bottom is behind the mesh of the mono speakers and in the middle of the micro USB connector.
On the right side the power button and the volume rocker and fingerprint sensor.
There is nothing on the opposite side because the dual sim card slot for two nano-sims is at the left side.
There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.
Elephone A4 Pro: Display
The 5.85-inch display of Elephone A4 Pro is an LCD ISP panel, which is bent at the sides.
This leads to barely visible edges on the sides, only at the top and bottom, you still have a small edge.
The appearance of the ISP display is very good, the colors are strong, the contrast and black level are very good.
Due to the HD resolution of 1512 x 720 pixels with the notch, everything looks very sharp.
I could not detect any pixel errors or the like. The display is at a very high level for a mid-range device.
Also, the A4 Pro in the analisis has an 18.7: 9 display and the sense and nonsense of the displays are still different than the ghosts.
The viewing angle stability is also quite good, without the colors changing at certain angles. The maximum brightness is good of Elephone A4 Pro.
The touchscreen of the A4 Pro responds very precisely and has a 5-point.
Elephone A4 Pro: Hardware and Performance
The Elephone A4 Pro in our test is equipped with the MediaTek Helio P23 and thus the device runs really smooth.
The Helio P23 is an octa-core SoC with a clock speed of up to 2.2 GHz.
Together with the ARM Mali-G71 MP2 graphics unit, it plays his strengths well and is also very efficient.
With the AnTuTu benchmark, about 70000 points come out of the stand and are therefore loosely on last year’s flagship SoC level.
Coupled with the fairly fast internal memory 268MB/s read + 205MB/s write and the 4GB LPPDR4X RAM (7364MB/s), you get a very good powerhouse that should be sufficient for all common applications and games.
All apps open fast and the multitasking runs without much delay.
Games such as Asphalt 8, Modern Combat etc. are absolutely fluently playable and only rarely noticed a short stutter.
The angle of inclination is sometimes a little too sensitive and caused something to spin too fast or react.
Elephone A4 Pro: Software
The Elephone A4 Pro comes shipped directly from the factory with Android 8.1 Oreo, making it one of the few China phones that have already pre-installed this version.
After the initial setup, I was offered several updates that you can easily update via OTA.
All in all, there are now two updater apps, one of them, Elephone updaters for the regular system updates and the other for Google security patches.
This UI is very close to Stock, which is good for the performance. You only have a few more features, but you could have done without it in the meantime.
After the start, welcome you as always first the setup assistant and guides you through the most important functions and applications.
For the launcher, there are 4 alternative designs and various backgrounds.
The launcher also has a “split screen” function. You can use two apps at the same time on the display.
The popular Google Assistant can be started directly from the launcher by holding down the home button or on the left next to the home screen is the Google Now Launcher.
Incidentally, an FM radio is also available when headphones are plugged in.
Elephone A4 Pro: Connectivity
The voice quality of the Elephone A4 Pro during a call is excellent. I and my interlocutors were always able to understand me well during the test.
Otherwise, it also supports the LTE band 20 with 800MHz in Europe with the band 8 with 900MHz, which is increasingly used in Europe.
Incidentally, Dual VoLTE is also supported and the two SIM card slots can establish an LTE connection.
The reception is good but not quite high-end.
The GPS fix took about 0.3 seconds the first time, then only 0.1 seconds and is fast enough.
It built a constant connection to many satellites so that a routing without problems is possible.
The position determination is accurate to a few meters and remains constant.
There is also an e-compass. The WLAN is supported in the 2.4 and 5GHz network to 802.11 b / g / n / and managed a very good data throughput.
Even with the connection range, the A4 Pro was convincing.
Elephone A4 Pro: Camera
Also, the Elephone A4 Pro wants to score with a single camera on the paper, unfortunately, it remains so far on the paper.
The lens has a resolution of 16 megapixels with a f/2.2 aperture, of which the main sensor takes the color display (RGB).
Which sensors it is exactly is not known and already suggests the assumption that you probably do not want to boast.
The photo quality of the main camera is rather mixed up to mediocre.
The result of the pictures Elephone A4 Pro depends very much on the light conditions and angles. Especially problems with the finding of the appropriate ISO values, because they were often too low and this led to dark photos despite good lighting conditions.
As a result of Elephone A4 Pro, they are noisy too fast and the dynamics of the motif are completely lost.
Also, the depth effect could not quite convince and often the effect was either too low or too high so that the focused object is partially blurred.
Elephone A4 Pro: Battery
The Elephone A4 Pro has a battery capacity of 3000mAh.
The supplied EU power supply creates 5V with 2A, so the U Pro of 5% -100% in about 1.45 hours thanks to Quick Charge fully charged. (15 minutes = 15%, 40 minutes = 60%, 1.15 hours = 90%).
About the store itself but you have to worry about at least about day eh hardly because, despite intensive use, you should get along easily 1.5-2 days on a single charge.
On average, I always managed a display turn-on time of 6-7 hours during intensive use in my test.
Elephone A4 Pro: Conclusions and Reviews
The Elephone A4 Pro in our review is certainly one of the most beautiful China phones the market currently has in Asia.
Even if you have certainly looked at the design of one or the other manufacturer, it still has something independent.
The sparkling blue finish on the back with the Medium Orchid-plated metal rim make it look like a high-end smartphone.
The workmanship is also absolutely high, even if it is a bit slippery in the hand.
Also to convince the inner values of the A4 Pro, because with the MediaTek Helio P23 and the fast LPDDR4 memory one delivers very high-performance device, which brings enough power in everyday life.
With the 64GB of internal memory you should get along for a while and if not you can still use a sim slot for a MicroSD memory card.
Even with Android 8.1, you are up to date, as far as the operating system is concerned, even if there are small software bugs here and there.
This is especially true for the camera software, there is still a lot of work in front of him and above all the portrait mode and the regulation of the ISO values get under control.
Although, depending on the light conditions and angles, sometimes acceptable images, but for that, it sometimes needs two attempts. Unfortunately, this is appropriate in this price range under $150.
The Elephone A4 Pro can score again with good voice quality, precise GPS, as well as good WiFi and Bluetooth reception quality.
Overall, Elephone has learned with the A4 Pro and realized that there is nothing to flood the market with many devices and prefer to focus on a few, but the better device. This works well with the A4 Pro, but also at the expense of the final price.
Elephone A4 Pro: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now the action is taking place and you can buy the Elephone A4 Pro at a good and low price for only $139.99 at a discount of 29% OFF from August 27 to September 3.
If you want to get a good and inexpensive phone, then the Elephone A4 Pro can be a good choice.