Gionee Elife E7 Mini vs Intex Aqua Octa: The Octa Core wars

By January 7th, 2014 AT 2:38 AM

A few days back Gionee launched its octa core smartphone, the Elife E7 Mini for Rs 18,999 and now Intex has introduced its octa core handset for Rs 19,999 as well. The two are the only octa core devices on sale in India and will be battling it out against each other for a better sub Rs 20,000 smartphone.


Let us have a comparative look at the two smartphones to determine which one has an edge over the other:

Display: The Gionee Elife E7 Mini carries an IPS touch display of 4.7 inches while the Intex Aqua Octa features a 6 inch IPS HD OGS touch display. Both the smartphone provide a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its a matter of personal choice if you want a bigger or a smaller screen.

Processor: Both, Gionee Elife E7 mini and Intex Aqua Octa have been loaded with a MediaTek MT6592 octa core processor of 1.7 Giga Hertz and Mali 450 GPU. Both of them have the same chipset so it’s a tie in this regard.

Software: Both the smartphones functions on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform and would hardly get any updates. But even if they do, they’ll reach 4.3 Jelly Bean so we’d call it a tie in this regard as well.


Camera: Gionee Elife E7 Mini carries a swivel camera of 13 mega pixels with LED flash that can me used as both rear and front camera. On the other hand, Intex Aqua Octa features a primary camera of 13 mega pixels with LED flash and a secondary, front facing camera of 5 mega pixels. The Gionee offering surely takes the cake in this regard.

Memory: Gionee Elife E7 Mini offers 1 GB RAM while Intex Aqua Octa offers 2 GB RAM. Both the smartphone provide an internal memory of 16 GB. The Aqua Octa has an upper hand in the multitasking department.

Connectivity Features: Both the smartphone carry connectivity features such as Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G.

Other Features: Both the handsets are dual SIM devices and feature a 3.5 mm AV jack. Gionee Elife E7 comes in pink and blue color variants while Intex Aqua Octa will come in white and black colors.

Battery: Gionee Elife E7 Mini runs on a battery of 2100 mAh whereas the Intex Aqua Octa runs on a 2300 mAh battery. The Gionee device will be the one giving you a better battery back up in all likelihood.

Our Take: Gionee Elife E7 Mini and Intex Aqua Octa are both really good smartphones with almost similar features. It is hard to choose one as a clear cut winner. Though, Gionee Elife E7 Mini provides you with an advantage to use its 13MP swivel camera both ways, Intex Aqua Octa provides bigger display, more RAM and better battery. My personal choice will be the Intex Aqua Octa. What about you?

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@drkavint The octa core processor made by mediatek is much better than the octa core processor also known as samsung exynos 5 octa made by Samsung.Samsung exynos 5 octa is not even a true octa core processor.The exynos 5 octa is made of two quad core processors.In exynos 5 one of the quad core processor is a cortex A9 processor whereas the other one is a cortex A15 processor.Depending on the load on the system a transistion is made from cortex A9 to cortex A15.But unfortunaltely Samsung has not been able to fine tune the transition which leads to a… Read more »


i agree with you rama..gionee is one of the best brand today in the era of smartphones


Before i do some research i kindly learn about utilisation of ram among more than one processors. They get either divided equally or they get used fully by first running processors.. Either way by increasing no. Of cores without ram is useless practically. I own amd 8 core pc with 16gb ram and 1 gb graphics.. I have practically performed analysis of ram increases and core performance. So 8 core with 2gb is slower than 4core with 2gb.. Please read about NVIDIA announcement why their quadcore will outrun so proposed octo core..unless 64bit operative system and more than 4gb ram… Read more »


@drkavint I agree with you but all I want to say is that mediatek has manged to develop a processor that works properly although its power cannot be utilised completely unlike samsung’s exynos 5 octa which has heat problems and results in a laggy experience because of transition related problems.The topic of optimisation is useless atleast in the case of android if you consider the fact that android is only optimised for dual core processors but still you see all flagships except the moto x having quad core processors.So buying the samsung galaxy S3 would also seem like a stupid… Read more »


i dont know are the people crazy or brainless to opt for chineese quad cores/ oct cores when s3 is available for 22k and xperia zr is at 23k….. i think people are more bothered about year of announcement than the mere products… s3 is time tested for performance and features… nokia 1320????/

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