Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lenovo S8 vs Elephone P9

Nowadays, octa-core smartphones are more popular on market, because customer request higher specification. How can we choose the most satisfied and cost-effective one among a wide variety of octa-core phones? Now we make a comparison between the LenovoGolden Warrior S8 and Elephone P9, telling you the way to choose better one. 

Elephone P9

The two models are basically similar on the appearance design. But differentiating from the silver colored Elephone P9, Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 is all wrapped in champagne gold color, which well illustrates the name of Golden Warrior. Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 equips with a 1280x720 pixels resolution screen into its 5.3-inch LTPS display, featuring OGS full laminating technology, while the Elephone P9 is 5-inch 720P with IPS but not OGS, though, we have to say that Elephone P9 brings us superb screen experience as its ppi is 294, higher than the 227 ppi of S8.

Lenovo S8

Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 features the MTK6592M processor@1.4GHz, which is supposed to be the underclocked version of MTK6592@1.7GHz, low frequency means saving more power but losing better performance at the same time. If you prefer better games and videos performance, Elephone P9 will be a better choice as it quips a standard 1.7 GHz version MTK6592, with which in daily use we can obviously see it is much smoother. In other aspects, both Golden Warrior S8 and Elephone P9 have 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, dual SIM cards and 2MP front camera. However, Elephone P9 supports OTG, WiFi display, air gesture and other features, running the Android 4.4 KitKat, which do brings much better experience, of course, Lenovo S8 also has advantages like Bluetooth 3.0 and 13MP camera, but in a way these features are usually seldom used

Lenovo S8

The biggest difference of S8 and P9 should be the supported network, Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 supports 3G network of TD-SCDMA which can be only used in China, the 2G supports GSM 900/1800/1900MHz. For Elephone P9, it supports both WCDMA 850/2100 MHz and 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, so it means that you can use it all over the world. In Antutu benchmark, Elephone P9 reached 27410 points, higher than that in Lenovo Golden Warrior S8. In terms of battery life, P9 equips with a 2100Mah battery while S8 has only 2000Mah one, both removable but P9 can offer longer using time under test. For the price, Lenovo S8 is $224.99, Elephone P9 is only $199.99.

Elephone P9
In conclusion, if you want to find a cost-effective convenient cellphone, the Elephone P9 is the best choice, newest Android 4.4 and humane functions are attractive, of course if you are a fan of gold and willing to endure the slow 2G network, S8 is also suitable~ thanks for reading.

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