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Elephone S8 Smartphone -- $230 @ Gearbest

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I saw a review of this phone and was blown away by the specs and features for the price. I realize most in the US can't use it, so I'm posting for those out of the country and as a novelty. Reviews are very strong, especially regarding the display. And the screen to body ratio is an amazing 92.4%.

Check out these specs:

Screen:6.0 inch 2560 x 1440 pixels screen with Corning Gorilla glass (490 ppi resolution)
Dual Camera: front 8.0MP + rear 21.0MP with AF and flash light
Touch Focus Yes
Sensor: Fingerprint Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Material: CNC Aluminum frame + 2.5D curved glass
WIFI: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet
GPS: A-GPS Support, Built-in GPS
Multi-Touch: Support
Multi-Language: Support
Quick-Charge YES,PE+ 2.5A/1.67A(5V/7V/9V) 1.25A(12V)
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Music format: AAC,AMR,FLAC,MP3,WAV
Video format: 3GP,MP4,MPEG4
Ports: Dual sim. Nano SIM Slot,Micophone,Speaker,Type-C
Size: 15.8 x 8 x 0.8 cm
Certification CE、RoHS、WEEE、Msds、UN38.3
Battery: 4000mAh
Language: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Cestina, Dansk, Deutsch, Espanol, Filipino, French, Hrvatski, Italiano, Latviesu, Lietuviu, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romana, Slovencina, Suomi, Svenska, Tieng viet, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Khmer, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese

It weighs only 155g, super light for a 6" display with a 4,000 mAh battery.

LINK https://www.gearbest.com/cell-pho...55833.html

Alternatively
http://www.elephonestore.com/elep...128gb.html


Here's the video review if you're interested
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkdoOyIRCj4



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Would it work on Sprint network?
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Would it work on Sprint network?
Is that a serious question?
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Would it work on Sprint network?
it does support Sprint TD-LTE band 41, so the data may work, if you have a activated SIM.
No other US bands available. you need to do some work to turn on LTE band 2/4/5/7/12/13 to be able to work n US
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Is that a serious question?
Sorry if it looked sarcastic. Yes my nexus 6 broke which I am using with free byod sprint plan.
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will this work with Powertel?
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Sorry if it looked sarcastic. Yes my nexus 6 broke which I am using with free byod sprint plan.
I don't think it will. It's GSM unlocked and doesn't have the bands to even support 4G in this country. Sprint is CDMA. Only certain phones work on the BYOD program. This isn't one of them. You might want to look into the factory unlocked Moto E4 or E4 Plus. Those will work. The Moto G4 Plus is on sale at B&H for $180 and that's a nice phone which would work. Either way, check their site before you buy anything.
https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/of...:1yearfree

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will this work with Powertel?
Never heard of it. Compare the bands with the ones they use.
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They can't even innovate something as simple as the product's name? It's so cheap because they don't have a R&D budget. These Chinese knock-offs are usually junk.
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Really poor merchant reputation with Gearbest. Beware, as people are still waiting on their orders from November, and if you didn't use Paypal you have no way of getting your money back as Gearbest jerks its customers around.
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Really poor merchant reputation with Gearbest. Beware, as people are still waiting on their orders from November, and if you didn't use Paypal you have no way of getting your money back as Gearbest jerks its customers around.
Right?! As I've posting in other Gearbest deals, wouldn't spend anything more than $5 at Gearbest and that's pushing it. Can't even get $1 items shipped timely. Simply stopped buying from them.

$230 item? Better odds at the slot machine.
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Is that a serious question?
Well I do see a question mark.
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