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Geeks on a Budget: Elephone S1 8GB (Php 3,999)

Geeks on a budget is back and what better way to celebrate the return than with a P4,000 smartphone which was recently launched; we’re talking about the Elephone S1 8GB.

elephone s1

Seriously, I kid you not, the name is catchy. And there have been a couple of times last week where I thought I read the word “Elephant”. But this upstart in the mobile game came prepared and at the “below 5,000 pesos mark” the Elephone S1 looks to trample the competition.

Elephone S1 Main Selling Points

  • Fingerprint ID
  • MT6580 1.3GHz Quadcore
  • 1GB RAM/ 8GB Internal Storage
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 13MP Main Camera
  • 2MP Front Camera
  • 5.0-inch HD Display
  • 1800mAh Battery
  • Dual SIM

Product Description:

Every smartphone must work to make your life easier and simpler. Get a phone that will help you handle your tasks at any time. Let the Elephone S1 8GB be your companion towards making your life just a little bit better.

On the surface, the Elephone S1 comes with a 5-inch, 720p IPS HD display that leaves enough breathing space for your fingers as you use it, and a sight to behold with an On-cell lamination technology that gives the screen a shine. Its Dual-SIM/Dual standby for Micro or Nano SIM feature allows you to utilize two networks at the same time to double your capacity to communicate.

Elephone S1 Feature Gallery







So Why Get it?

First off, it’s Php 4,000. It’s like buying two action figures or two console games from DataBlitz. More importantly, the brand shows promise with the technology they used for the S1. The quad core used seems pretty OK to me, though I have yet to try it out. A 5 inch screen within a 4,000 budget also seems more than decent. Also since the price is placed at that don’t expect too much in terms of the strength of the screen. Better get screen protectors. Lastly, the slim element for the S1 is also an achievement unto itself. Just remember to secure the phone when taking the MRT or a boarding a crowded bus during rush hour because its so easy to swipe.

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