Before we even start, keep in mind that these phones are a bit old.
The Lumia 920 was released in December 2012, while the Elife E7 was released in November 2013. However, since both of the devices represent a valuable progress of their respecting companies, they are still competitive in the market. Both devices are good choices for someone who hasn’t bought a new smartphone, but doesn’t want to spend a fortune on a device.
Design and Display
The Lumia 920 is one beautifully crafted device, with one downside. It is just too heavy for its size. Even though the Lumia 920 has a 4.5 inch screen display, it somehow manages to weigh 185 grams, which is on par with some of the high end phablets on the market. The one improvement in the design is the screen, which now curves into the frame. The Elife E7, a phone from the Chinese manufacturer Gionee, doesn’t offer some premium design qualities. It is a simple device, with flat screen and sharp corners. What does offer is several color options, as it comes in orange, blue, yellow, green, black and white. The handset has a 5.5 inch screen display, with an excellent full HD resolution of 1080x1920pixels and delivering density of 400ppi. The screen resolution of the Lumia 920 is set at 768x1280pixels, delivering density of 332ppi. The Lumia 920 also comes in several different color options, including black, yellow, white, red and gray.
Hardware and Operating System
The main selling point of the Elife E7 is excellent performances for a low price. The case here is the Snapdragon 800 processor, clocked at 2.2GHz and 2GB RAM memory. Notice those are characteristics of premium smartphones from manufacturers like LG, Samsung and HTC. And for those who want even more powerful device, the Elife E7 is available with 3GB RAM memory and 32GB of built in memory space. The difference in price between the two is approximately $50. However, being an older phone, the device runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with several customizations, but it doesn’t deliver the true Android experience. The Lumia 920 features a dual core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz and supported by 1GB RAM memory. Even though the device is not much powerful, due to the low requirements of the Windows OS, the Lumia 920 runs smoothly. The biggest downside is the eco system of the handset, and the lack of good applications. The handset runs on Windows Phone 8.0, with the option to upgrade to 8.1. We mentioned that the basic Elife E7 model comes with 16 GB built in memory, but there is a 32 GB version as well. The Nokia Lumia 920 provides 32GB of built in memory. Neither device has a slot for external memory.
In sheer power, the Elife E7 triumphs the Lumia 920. It packs a 16-MP rear facing camera, compared to the 8.7-MP sensor found in the Lumia 920. However, Nokia’s devices come with the PureView technology, Carl Zeiss lens, and optical image stabilization, features that deliver top notch quality photos. The big advantage of the Elife E7 is in the front facing camera, where the handset packs an extremely selfie friendly 8-MP sensor.
Battery life has always been the strength of Nokia’s devices. The Lumia 920 packs 2000 mAh battery that delivers 12 hours of talk time, 400 hours of standby and 67 hours of music play. The battery capacity of the Elife E7 is set at 2500 mAh, though there is no info how much talk time it can handle.
The price is one of the main selling points of the Nokia Lumia 920. With the price set at just $260 for SIM free versions, users are able to get a decent phone for Windows Phone Experience. The starting price of the Elife E7 is set at $370, with the 32GB version $50 more expensive.