Gionee, an upcoming Chinese Mobile manufacturer is been making rounds with quality handsets in the name of Elife series. Gionee Elife E3, one of the smartphones from the Elife stable is very sleek and trendy.
By the looks of it, it looks as though it was built to cater to the needs of teenagers whilst sporting bright and radiant colors. At 7.9mm, the Elife E3 is one of the slimmest if not the slimmest android smartphone out there. Functional design aside, lets look at the default Music app on the Gionee Elife E3.
As soon as you tap on the music app for the very first time, you will be able to see right through it. The ‘Zune’ inspiration is quite evident. That’s not to say that its not beautiful to look at. A neat and clean execution, it very minimal and offers very basic functions.
The library is categorized into The hits, Artists, Albums, Folders and Songs. Jumping into Now Playing Window takes you to an elegant Window that displays the current song being played, options to launch the equalizer (called dts effect here) and the Album Art. However, one feature that seems to be missing here is that the app does not download missing Album Arts from any source whatsoever.
The dts effects (or equalizer) has five basic settings namely, standard, nature, surround, voice and default. The app also has supported shake function which works like it should.
The Music app on the Gionee Elife E3 leaves a lot to be desired. The preconfigured equalizer settings fall short in number and if you rely on multiple sources for downloading music files, you might have to live with blank album art images. That aside, it looks elegant and the color combinations are neither too loud nor too boring.
Stay tuned for a full review of the device.