Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CloudFone Next Versus Elephone P9000

CloudFone Next Versus Elephone P9000
CloudFone Next Versus Elephone P9000

Just a few days ago, CloudFone has released its best smartphone yet, the CloudFone Next. It packs great specs with an attractive price point. However, there are also lots of devices out there with compelling SRP and similar features, one of which is the Elephone P9000. Read on after the break to learn more which of the two gives more value for your money.

Device CloudFone Next Elephone P9000
Price Php9,999 Php11,499
O/S Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Dual SIM Yes, micro+micro Yes, micro+micro
Display 5.2-inch IPS Full HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 5.5-inch LTPS Full HD, Dragontrail Glass
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10
CPU 64-bit 1.4GHz octa core Cortex-A53 64-bit 2GHz quad core Cortex-A53 + 64-bit 1.2GHz quad core Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505 GPU Mali-T860MP2
RAM 4GB 4GB
Memory 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via a micro SD card 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card
Main Cam 16MP PDAF with LED Flash 13MP laser auto focus with LED flash
Front Cam 8MP with LED flash 8MP
Radio Yes Yes
HiFi Audio No No
Data GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA+, LTE GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA+, LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, Miracast dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Hotspot, Miracast
GPS Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes with A-GPS & GLONASS
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0
NFC No Yes
USB Micro, 2.0 Micro, type-C
 OTG Yes Yes
Battery 3000mAh Li-Ion, non-removable 3080mAh Li-Po, non-removable
Wireless Charging No Yes
Freebies and Inclusions Leather case, screen protector and TPU case Wireless charger, screen protector, clear case

Looking at the above table, the blue font means advantage of one device over the other. The CloudFone Next got three - it is more affordable, better 16MP camera and front LED flash. On the other hand, the Elephone P9000 also got three - it has NFC, the latest USB Type-C port and wireless charging, which also comes with wireless charger.

In terms of processor, the Next uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, while the P9000 employs the MediaTek Helio P10, both have 64-bit octa core Cortex-A53 processor, but differ in clock speed and GPU. Their Antutu scores are at the similar level, which is around 44K to 46K. So, for this part, it is hard to tell who is the winner.

Of course, there are other factors that affect the decision of the buying public, such as design and brand perception. However, for this comparison, we will go with the CloudFone Next, the 1500 pesos price difference is a big deal. In addition, its main camera is better, not only on paper, but in real-world performance. Yes, the Elephone P9000 got its own aces, but, these are less important things that we (and we believe others also) can live without.

By the way, it is worth noting that Lazada, offers vouchers and discounts from time to time, wherein earlier this month it dropped the price of the Elephone P9000 for only Php8,990. If it will be the permanent SRP, our hearts could go the other way around.

How about you? Which one do you think is better overall? Head on our comment section below and share your thought!

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