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Camera samples: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/b7gw...Camera_Samples

Geekbench 3 Battery Test: http://browser.primatelabs.com/battery3/120146

In this review I will tell you the Pros & Cons about the Elephone Trunk. I will for sure not tell you that it is perfect! as I never have seen the perfect phone yet.

But for the price of 111 USD you get a really nice entry-level phone. And it does also have some surprising good things too! like the camera, build quality & UI speed!

This phone also has no stagefright vulnerability! So I believe it runs with true Android 5.1.1. The camera should be from Samsung, but unfortunately I could not verify this in any way, other than the camera does shoot some pretty good pictures.

Highlights
- 5.0 inch screen, 1280*720 pixels
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 1.2 GHz Quad Core
- Advanced 64-bit SoC
- Android 5.1.1 OS
- 2 GB RAM + 16 GB ROM
- Arc back cover design
- 13 MP Samsung main camera + 2 MP front camera
- Dual SIM Dual Standby
- microSD card support
- 2100mAh battery
- GPS with GLONASS support
- Supports 2G & 3G & 4G LTE network
- Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz - WCDMA 850/900/2100 MHz - FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B20

Again a new model from Elephone, this time using the Snapdragon 410.
Some say that "Trunk" will be a new sub-brand of Elephone.

Just like "Huawei" for example has the "Honor" name.
More info on the manufacture page: http://www.elephone.hk/trunk.html



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25th September 2015, 10:59 PM |#2  
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just arrived:
good first impressions.
I got mine white color.. and my wife is in love with it ..
Android 5.1.1 with Ele Ui interface and Rom of 10 September 2015.
Root currently not possible.
Battery 40g, and in the first measurement after shutdown (2000mAh say in line with the declaration):

GPS with glonass (8 of 14 satellites outside with clouds).
No OTG
Antutu 23000 points, but graphics Adreno 306 trudging in HD (3400 point in the test chart, as or slightly less than the Mali T720 of cpu mt6735p).
Good screen and brightness, there isn't the double tap to turn on the screen (double tap on the center button soft, you can choose to turn off a screen), but you can configure the volume keys to do wake up: D
The frames are not too thick and the total weight is about 140g:

Led white on middle button that reveals even the side dot.
Internal memory only one partition 10,7gb available.
2GB RAM with 1.2GB available on startup
good camera output quality and soof software for capture
Now Battery on test
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Thanks! I also just added my full video review to post #1 It actually confirms everything you just posted! Only thing you didn't mention is that it is also missing a notification LED.
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@megthebest

Thanks! I also just added my full video review to post #1 It actually confirms everything you just posted! Only thing you didn't mention is that it is also missing a notification LED.

Thanks to you too, i have to test is circle white led also works for notification purpose, have you tested it?
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Thanks to you too, i have to test is circle white led also works for notification purpose, have you tested it?

Yeah I have tested it, didn't work for me I don't know if they could implement it with just software or if it is also something with the hardware...
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Unboxing & Deep Review (Italian Language):


Review Elephone Trunk
Package, Content, Aesthetics:

The packaging is a pleasant surprise for the canons Elephone, white box with reason "floral" color from yellow to purple, the brand and model Elephone top Trunk moved to the multiplex on the right; the indications there are no indications about the characteristics of the smartphone, we find only the adhesive side with the two (IMEI could be a box no final product to be sold).
Box contents: Smartphone, 1 Power Adapter with USB socket Italian 5V 1A, 1 USB cable, 1 instruction manual in English. There are no screen protectors (the only 1 is applied) and there are no in ear headphones.
- External dimensions of the smartphone in line with other china phone 5 "; it measures 143 x 71.5 x 8.9 mm for just over 139g of weight.
- Construction of good quality, the use of relatively inexpensive materials.
The white model has received slightly turning to yellow, but a good impression.
- On the left side we find keys, and the right side we find the volume rocker on the top and the power button slightly lower.
- At the top we find the audio jack and the micro USB socket; on the underside of the microphone.
- In the back at the top center are slightly protruding from the camera 8 megapixel f / 2.2 (do not know if Samsung or Sony) (13 megapixels interpolated) and the LED flash, and the lower the speaker (unfortunately with a planar shape of the cover, the audio will be muffled with a minimum device on the table).
- In the front we find the earpiece at the top, the camera 2Mpixel f / 2.8 autofocus, LED flash and the light sensor / proximity.
- The keys have a soft touch white backlight fairly widespread and visible, the central circular shape, the side keys are simple dots; backlight / white LED does not seem to be associated with the arrival of notifications.
- Cover quite robust and with good joint with the body. The keys are on the cover, the finish is smooth, then a minimum slippery remains, we cannot see footprints because of the white color of our model.
- Screen with pre-applied film from the house which offers a good flowability and has a minimum of oleophobic treatment; there aren't more films in the package
- Display brightness is good, good viewing angle; HD IPS LCD screen with colors and sharpness well played good for the category.
- Touch-sensitive and comes with multitouch 5 touches, writing rapidly and with Swype function that you type with two fingers (keyboard used Google)
- Two sim slots: Both Micro Sim 4G (with dynamic selection software).
- Presence MicroSD slot with a capacity of 32Gb (I tested Samsung 64Gb and are properly recognized).
- Removable battery 2100mAh declared, to the test with amperomento, we found about 2000mAh; Geekbench test was not very positive, absolute, I expected more hours of screen instead maybe we are still a little rom and kernel optimized and standby power consumption is quite high.
- Android 5.1.1 with customization in icons and launcher Elephone UI (to be replaced immediately with something better like Nova, Apus, Cm Launcher).
- Open the app and switch between apps very quickly, stock browser with a few bumps as always (we recommend Chrome). Task manager by pressing and holding the center button and option to clear all apps.
- Excellent management 16Gb of internal ROM that are available in a partition to 11.7 GB for apps and data.
- Good management 2Gb ram by Android 5.1.1 .. more than 1.2GB of RAM free after loading some apps into memory at startup.

Connectivity:
WiFi b / g with no problem hooking stable, good power (not tested it in wifi dual band).
BT 4 tested pairing with headsets and car, no problems
OTG: NOT Working
GPS: fast enough, with cloudy sky outside has also fixed in 20 seconds 8 satellites (out of 14), with accuracy of 5 meters .. compatibility with satellites glonass.

Camera:
- Main camera Samsung 8Mpixel f / 2.2 (13Mpixel interpolated) that produces valid shots with daylight; good focus and flash of good power; camera interface optimized Qualcomm has many options; when using the flash or light conditions unfavorable, the quality of the shots falls but not overly, interesting seal at high ISO that allows to bring home click the "acceptable" even 1200 ISO.
- Sufficient video performance, slightly slow the focus and during the displacement along the axis of rotation, is present shuttering.
- Secondary camera for Selfie 2Mpixel with autofocus and face recognition, quality of the shots enough for video calls to some emergency selfie with good light.
Bench:
Antutu 5.7.1 over 23000 punti..risultato in line with that of other cpu quad core Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz.
Geekbench 3 with 1484 points in multi-core test and 490 in the single-core test.
https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/3578356
Geekbench Battery Test (approximately 6 hours of screen on time, I would say not great for a real 2000mAh perhaps due to poor optimization kernel / rom).
https://browser.primatelabs.com/battery3/118368

Audio:
Good sound quality overall, good volume of speaker and earpiece.
Position of the speaker rear which happens to be unhappy if you usually place the device on the table and then playing Expect a loss of volume.
Good vibration and sound with headphones pretty good.


Conclusion:

PRO:
- Good quality of the screen has a resolution HD adequate to the class of the device, has a good brightness, good color and viewing angle of the display.
- Good assembly and product design, weight evenly distributed and good ergonomics.
- Price of about 100 € for a quad core CPU Snapdragon 410 2Gb Ram 16GB Rom, 2 SIM and Micro SD
- 4G bands 1,3,7,20 (then there is also the band 20 to 800Mhz essential especially with the wind)
- Dual SIM (both Micro SIM) and support up to 64Gb MicroSD least tested (declared support up to 32GB)
- GPS with Glonass
- Soft touch buttons illuminated with white light (at least in the white version of the phone)
- Android 5.1.1 practically stock of Sept. 2015
- Setting the device to wake from standby through the volume keys and turn off the display by double tap on key soft-touch center


AGAINST:
- The Adreno 306 graphics card hard with heavy games at HD resolution, however also titles like Asphalt 8 are still enjoyable without excessive sacrifice framerate
- Battery below expectations, 6 hours of screen with Geekbench could turn into about 3 hours with the backlight on using SIM and Internet traffic; definitely missing optimization software, there is still the possibility to enable the energy saving that seems only slightly affect performance.
- No No Compass and Gyroscope
- No support OTG
- No notification LED (illuminates the soft touch is not used for notifications)
- The keys to the screen though excellent, steal valuable space on the desktop and the keyboard while typing
- No cover or film since it is a brand new product
- Root currently not possible with the usual software tools.
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so about 2050mAh , more or less as i have seen with my measurements..
today i used he phone with screen on and some operations fot 1h 20" and battery goes from 100 to 72%.. in this case i expect more than 4 hours SOT .. not really bad f

geekbench battery test i my sample, with brightness automatic, gave me about 6 h:
https://browser.primatelabs.com/battery3/118368
i have seen that yours is lower by 1h and 30 minutes!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by megthebest

so about 2050mAh , more or less as i have seen with my measurements..
today i used he phone with screen on and some operations fot 1h 20" and battery goes from 100 to 72%.. in this case i expect more than 4 hours SOT .. not really bad f

geekbench battery test i my sample, with brightness automatic, gave me about 6 h:
https://browser.primatelabs.com/battery3/118368
i have seen that yours is lower by 1h and 30 minutes!!

I made a second test (but from 93%) and got this, a bit better http://browser.primatelabs.com/battery3/120146
Maybe it gets better after more charging cycles.
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Tjos trunk seems to be good..
From 27th up to now, with heavy use 2h yesterday and more than 3h today, battery lasting a lot!

6h screen on time, automatic brightness (half bar) and some viseos, surfing, music..
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I think for the first time, that in normal use the battery last longer than during the geekbench battery test.
On the other phones testd, if i had 9 hours of screen on time in geekbench, during normal use, i had about 4/5 hours of screen on time.. Very strange and interesting too...
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