4G Phablet Comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

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Chinese phone makers have contributed a lot in world’s smartphone development and popularity rate after experiencing several stages from initially functional cell phones to nowadays smartphones. As the mobile connectivity technology is ever developing and smartphone manufacturing technique is every improving, 4G phablets become more and more common in people’s daily life. What is 4G phablet? 4G phablet means the smartphone supports 4G networks and with a big touch screen, for example, 5.5-inch smartphones, which are the main stream 4G phablets on the market and are always positioning as mid-range smartphones with best budget price. That’s why so many consumers around the world would like to purchase smartphones from China phone makers.

Today in this article, we would like to review 4G phablets: Elephone M3, SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780L and compare them with specs and price. If you are going to buy some best budget 4G phone from China phone makers, this comparison might be a good buyer’s guide for your reference.

Specs and Price Comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

4G phablets

Elephone M3

SISWOO R8

PHICOMM EX780L

Price

$199.99

$228.28

$230.00

Specs

MediaTek MTK6755 ( Helio P10 ) Octa Core processor of 2.0GHz

MediaTek MTK6595 Octa Core processor 2.0GHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AC Quad core 2.5GHz

5.5 inch Full HD touch screen with 2.5D Arc

5.5 inch FHD IPS OGS capacitive screen

5.5inch 1920 x 1080 FHD Screen

149.9 x 74.3 x 7.7 mm

152 x 77.7 x 8.9 mm

154 x 77 x 7.9 mm

21 MP Sony IMX230 camera, 8 MP front camera

13MP primary camera, 5 MP front camera

13MP primary camera, 5 MP front camera

3GB RAM, 32GB ROM

3GB RAM, 32GB ROM

3GB RAM, 32GB ROM

Dual SIM, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4G/5G)

Dual SIM, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi

Dual SIM, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi

Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

Networks:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD LTE: 800/1800/2600MHz

Networks:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2600MHz

3000 mAh battery

3350 mAh battery

2900 mAh battery

Android 5.1 (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

Android 4.4

Android 4.4

Quick charge, Type-C USB, Fingerprint

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Fingerprint scanner

From the specs and price comparison table, we can see that Elephone M3 is the most worthy unlocked 4G phablet while comparing with SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780L, the price is in the middle, but Elephone M3 has much more outstanding points than SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780, the newest chipset from MediaTek, and the better camera, more additional features like Quick charge technology and Type-C USB.

Design and Display Comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

Elephone M3 features a unimetal body with excellent phone cutting technology; SISWOO R8 has a plastic body with metal frame; and PHICOMM EX780L is similar to SISWOO R8, with a plastic body and metal middle frame. All the three 4G phablet feature a 5.5-inch FHD touch screen with same display of 1920 x 1080 pixels, but with different manufacturing technology. Elephone M3 uses 2.5D Arc technique which makes the display of this 4G phablet look bigger and provide a better feeling viewing images. SISWOO R8 uses OGS full lamination, but the thickness is not as thin as Elephone M3 and PHICOMM EX780L.

Hardware Comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

Elephone M3 sports the latest SoC from MediaTek, MT6755, which is an octa core processor that powers many high-mid range smartphones. SISWOO R8 also features an octa processor, MediaTek MT6595, even with the same clock speed, but the MT6755 is optimized by the chipset makers with higher performance and lower consumption. PHICOMM EX780 is fueled by a Qualcomm SoC, Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC), which is a quad core processor that used in most of the mid-range smartphones.

We can judge the performance of the hardware for the three 4G phablets from below benchmarks of Elephone M3, SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780L.

 Chipset performance: Elephone, Siswoo & Phicomm

Storage Comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

There is no difference between Elephone M3, SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780, all the three 4G phablet have the same RAM of 3GB and the internal storage of 32GB.

Camera Comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

It is obvious that Elephone M3 has better camera performance than SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780, the primary camera of Elephone M3 is up to 21 MP with a Sony IMX230 sensor and dual color temperature flashes, while both SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780 feature a 13 MP rear camera. The front camera of Elephone M3 is up to 8 MP with 84-degree view angle for better selfie, the other two 4G phablets adopt a 5 MP front camera.

Connectivity Comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

As a 4G phablet, all three big screen smartphones support 4G networks. From the comparison tablet we can know that Elephone M3 supports more 4G network bands than SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780. And it is said that Elephone M3 will be available for America 4G networks compatible in near future.

Battery comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

Big battery is necessary for smartphone for a longer battery life based on the daily use. All three 4G phablet have big battery, and the biggest battery smartphone is SISWOO R8 of the three. OUKITEL k10000 is the biggest battery smartphone in the world with a 10000mAh battery.

Android OS comparison: Elephone M3 vs SISWOO R8 vs PHICOMM EX780L

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest Android OS released by Google and many new phone makers will update their new smartphones with this latest Android OS. Elephone has confirmed that Elephone M3 will be shipped with Android 5.1, but users can easily update the phone to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in future. There is no news that SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780 will update OS to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So for now, Elephone M3 beats the other two 4G phablet in the mobile OS.

Conclusion

Of the three 4G phablets, Elephone M3 is the most worthy buying phone, no matter from the budget price, hardware performance, camera and the other features. It might be a reason that Elephone M3 is a new phone in 2016, SISWOO R8 and PHICOMM EX780 are relatively old devices from China phone makers. The update and upgrade of smartphone have played an important role in getting consumers’ attention.

4G Phablet , Comparison , Elephone M3 , SISWOO R8 , PHICOMM EX780L

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