Elephone Vowney is a midrange Android smartphone decked out with flagship features. It comes with a stunning 2K screen, robust octa-core processor, fingerprint scanner and ample RAM.
Design and Display
This amazing phone has the looks of a premium device, even though its curvy rear panel is made entirely of plastic.
The choice of material for the rear may sound a bit disappointing to some considering the significantly cheaper Elephone M2 parades an all-metal body.
Overall, the 8.9mm-thick Elephone Vowney doesn’t look shabby at all.
A major highlight of the Elephone Vowney is its huge 5.5-inch display with a Quad GD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.
This IPS touchscreen delivers jaw-dropping clarity and superb wide-angle viewing with an extremely high pixel density of 535 ppi.
On paper, the Elephone Vowney can rub shoulders with heavyweights on the market in terms of what it offers on the camera front.
The Elephone Vowney rocks a robust 21-megapixel Sony IMX230 sensor with super-fast phase detection autofocus on the rear.
The shooter features dual-LED flash, HDR and 4K video recording capability. If you are a selfie addict, the high-resolution 8-megapixel front-facing camera will no doubt be a highly welcome addition.
Hardware and Software
The Elephone Vowney is driven by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, a heavyweight chipset whose performance has been compared to the ones used on higher-end offerings such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9.
The 2GHz CPU is given robust support by abundant 4 GB of RAM. A G6200 GPU boosts the phone’s credibility for enjoyable 3D gaming.
You get generous 32 GB of onboard storage, expandable with the aid of a microSD card by up to 128 GB.
Out of the box, the Elephone Vowney boots a near-stock Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It is not clear if the OS will be upgradeable to the latest 6.0 Marshmallow.
The phablet is equipped with a massive 4,000mAh battery – a good choice when you consider the screen quality and processing power.
A Touch ID fingerprint sensor can be found below the rear camera, offering 0.5-second screen unlock.
The dual-SIM Elephone Vowney supports quad-band 4G LTE for superb mobile browsing experience.
Pricing and Availability
Elephone Vowney is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Elephone Vowney Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N60,000 to N70,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Elephone Vowney Specs
Here are a few specs of the Elephone Vowney:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A53 Octa-core 2.2GHz (MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795)
- GPU: PowerVR G6200
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black, White, Gold
- Dimension: 153 x 76.8 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 169 g
- SIM Type: Micro/Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch Touch Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Rear Camera: 21MP Camera, HD Video 2160p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus,Dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –