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Gionee ELIFE S5.5 - A Thin Slice of Android Heaven

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 9 Sep 2014
Launch SRP: PhP21999

Camera and Sample Images

Camera and Sample Images

The Gionee ELIFE S5.5 is equipped with a 13-megapixel main camera with flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens. With a wide-angle lens, the smartphone’s front camera is capable of accommodating more subjects in an “usie” shot or more objects in a “selfie” shot. Looking at the main camera, we noticed that it is quite elevated on the back of the smartphone. The elevated portion is the thickest region of the smartphone.

 The main camera is quite elevated on the back of the ELIFE S5.5.

Putting the main camera to the test, we captured some images with the ELIFE S5.5. We immediately noticed the brilliance of the shots, but in order to ensure that we were not deceived by the smartphone’s vibrant Super AMOLED display, we also observed the images on a regular laptop display. Certainly, the images that we took with the ELIFE S5.5 are both sharp and vibrant, specifically those that were taken under adequate lighting conditions. The camera’s HDR mode effectively enhanced the quality of our shots. However, the ELIFE S5.5’s Achilles points in the imaging department appeared when we used its digital zoom and took night shots. Image noise is obvious in outputs in which digital zoom was used. Night shots manifested blurriness, in addition to image noise.

Below are the sample shots. Click each of them to enlarge.

Without Digital Zoom

With Digital Zoom

Without Digital Zoom

With Digital Zoom

Without HDR

With HDR

Below are the sample Full HD videos.