Elephone G1 costs just $49, for a 4.5-inch screen, Android KitKat and Quad-core processor

by Chetan Bhawani 4

Elephone G1

Elephone is known not much outside of China, but in the Shenzhen, it has gained the popularity for putting out alternatives for top-end devices, with not similar specs but looks and for a relatively cheaper price. Chinese smartphone brands are known for competitive pricing, but the $49 smartphone from Elephone is worthy of a mention.

We’re talking of the Elephone G1, a device that doesn’t boast any top specs but the price tag of $49 is already very attractive. The device comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480 pixels resolution) at 218 PPI pixel density, and this already is good for this price point. It is internally powered by the quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6582M processor with 512MB RAM and Mali-400 GPU.

The other specs include a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB internal storage and a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The smartphone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and it has two SIM card slots (a 3G and a 2G one), while the battery included has 1800 mAh capacity.

The design is quite decent as well, and if the specs don’t speak of anything similar to the latest line of devices from different brands, the Elephone G1 doesn’t cost much and you might well have to even stop thinking if you are wondering about the future software updates, because Android KitKat is already an icing on the cake. Even the top-tier brands launch smartphones with over double the price of this with sub-standard specs and outdated OS.

But mind you, this is in China and if you are looking to have this as your secondary device, it could cost you some extra shipping charges, but still a slick deal. The Elephone G1 is currently available for pre-order and the company hasn’t given any details about the release and date of availability.

Chetan Bhawani

Chetan Bhawani is a dentist, a tech blogger and a passionate writer in the field of technology. He keeps himself connected to the web for the entire day, of course except when he's dozed off! Add +Chetan Bhawani on Google Plus for more!

  • Very nice deal indeed especially with so many companies releases phones with poor specs at higher prices you are getting a lot pf value wit with updated OS and a great design and form factor. Certainly better performer than what I use right now.

  • Jugal Mudoi

    Yeah, for those who wants to keep a secondary phone with them it would be a great option. Design is very good and the amazing thing the Android kitkat is already there. I also think no one would care about the software updates for that price.. really can’t conceal my eagerness to know about its availability.

  • The price is enough for this to be sold on huge, but there should be a little more upgrade in specs but these worth at this price tag and let’s watch and wait.

  • Suraj Racharla

    Great phone for the price and just looking at it from here you cant imagine a phone this cheap. It may not be a flagship killer but it is a great secondary phone and phone if you have a low budjet. It has Android kitkat and the design is not that bad also regarding the price. But i dont really like the capacitive buttons at the bottom and it doesnt suit the phone. I would have prefered a phone with on screen buttons