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Neowin: Elephone P6000 smartphone review

By Neowin
May 29, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img alt="" src="http://www.techspot.com/fileshost/newspics3/2015/1_img_20150527_114838_hero.jpg" style="width: 760px; height: 428px;" /></p> <p>Low-end phones were traditionally what the name described: low-end. This included low RAM, a poor CPU, and various other low-end specs -- as you would expect. But as technology gets better and cheaper, we&#39;re starting to see low-end smartphones becoming extremely capable devices, like the <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/the-motorola-moto-g-2nd-gen-review-the-ultimate-low-cost-smartphone">Moto G I reviewed last year</a>. But when you couple that with China&#39;s extremely low prices, you end up with a smartphone like the one I&#39;m reviewing today: the Elephone P6000.</p> <p><em>If you haven&#39;t already, check out my first impressions and unboxing <a href="http://www.neowin.net/news/elephone-p6000-unboxing-and-first-impressions">here</a> for my initial thoughts and for an image gallery of the phone.</em></p> <h3>Design</h3> <p>The device measures in at 71.6mm x 143.5mm x 8.9mm. It has a 5-inch display with 2mm bezels on the sides. The screen itself has its own bezel: an aluminum lining that wraps around the whole device. Unlike most other low-end smartphones, the Elephone P6000 actually has a unique design.</p> <p>On the front, besides the display, you find three capacitive buttons at the bottom. Only the center button, which is a round halo, has backlighting but you will have no trouble using this to find the two light blue buttons flanking it. The center button also doubles as a notification light, slowlying fading in and out when there is a notification to check, and flashing if the battery is at a critical level. At the top of the screen we find the camera, ear speaker and proximity sensor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.neowin.net/news/review-of-the-elephone-p6000-the-smartphone-that-made-me-rethink-the-point-of-flagships">Read the complete review.</a></p> <p class="byline">This article is brought to you in partnership with Neowin.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/60832-neowin-elephone-p6000-smartphone-review.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/60832-neowin-elephone-p6000-smartphone-review.html'>http://www.techspot.com/news/60832-neowin-elephone-p6000-smartphone-review.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     

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