Comparison: OnePlus One vs Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Gionee Elife S7

OnePlus One vs Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Gionee Elife S7

Buying a new smartphone is one of the biggest struggle these days. There was a time when the smartphone market was ruled by Nokia and Samsung. There was not much choice in the market and owing a smartphone with good camera and bigger screen was considered as a good deal. But, things are changed now. Now, there are so many smartphone companies that it is almost close to impossible to pick the best one among them. No matter, how hard you will try, at the end you will remain confused among three four models.

OnePlus One vs Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Gionee Elife S7

If you are planning to buy a mid-range budget smartphone, chances are high that you are getting confused among OnePlus One, Xiaomi Mi 4 and Gionee Elife S7. These three models are currently selling like hot cakes and are in great demand. But, you can’t buy all three of them so let’s compare these three spectacular phones and find out which one is the best.

Looks and Design

Buying a phone for looks and design is not a new thing now. A smartphone is used as a style statement and it should look beautiful.

When it comes to looks and design, Gionee Elife S7 is the straight winner. With just 5.50mm thickness and Corning Gorilla Glass on both sides of the phone, it looks mesmerizing. The phone has got a 5.20 inch Full HD display yet it weighs only 127gm.

OnePlus One has also got good looks but only from rear side as it has got sandstone finish which feels premium and offers a strong grip. It has got 5.50 inch Full HD display and is 8.90 mm thick.

There is nothing special in Xiaomi Mi 4 looks. The device is thick, heavy and has got smallest display among the three devices.


Who doesn’t love a powerful phone which offers complete lag free multitasking? Processor, RAM, UI, storage etc. plays a major role in making a powerful phone.

Gionee Elife S7 is way behind in terms of performance. The phone is equipped with a 1.7 GHz Octa core MediaTek processor with a 2GB RAM which offers decent performance. The phone comes with Android 5.0 lollipop out of the box and it uses Gionee’s own UI, Amigo 3.0 which looks sluggish. The battery is also decent with 2700mAh capacity.

Xiaomi Mi 4 is pretty much powerful as compared with Elife S7. It is powered by a 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with a 3GB RAM which can handle heavy gaming and full HD videos with ease.  However, the phone is behind in terms of Android version and comes with Android 4.4 with MiUi 6 which is also not that good. It features a 3080 mAh battery which offers good backup and can last for a day with normal use.

OnePlus One is the beast in terms of performance and there is as reason why it is called Flagship killer.  It is powered by a 2.5 Ghz Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and is supported by a 3GB RAM. Although, it is same as Xiaomi Mi 4 but, the reason why it performs better is the Cyanogen Mod which allows you to customize the phone as per your needs without voiding the warranty. The phone just got its Android 5.0 update and runs on fresh new Oxygen UI. OnePlus One has got the most powerful battery in this comparison with 3100 mAh and can last up to two days even with a normal usage.


We are living in the era of selfie where everyone is busy clicking selfies and posting them on social media. No one wants to buy a separate camera and wishes to have a perfect camera in the phone itself.

Gionee has got a decent camera with 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. It can shoot HD videos.

Xiaomi Mi 4 also features a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. There is nothing that much to brag about the camera and it can be considered as a good camera.

OnePlus One also boasts of a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 5 MP front camera. The device is capable of shooting 4K videos without any lag and can click some amazing pictures with its HDR mode and low light mode.


Price is an important factor while choosing a phone. You don’t want to buy an over budget phone and neither you are going to save your money by buying any other phone in the market.

Gionee Elife S7 is price at INR 27,990 while Xiaomi Mi 4 is priced at INR 18000.

OnePlus One is available on invite basis at INR 22000.

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a phone which has got amazing design and looks which offers decent performance, Gionee Elife S7 is your best choice. However, if you are low on budget but still wants to have a powerful smartphone with amazing specs, Xiaomi Mi 4 is made just for you.

Gionee Elife S7 Xiaomi Mi 4 OnePlus One
Display 5.5” Full HD 5” Full HD 5.5” Full HD
Processor 1.7 Ghz Octa-Core MediaTek 2.5 Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 2.5 Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801
Internal Storage 16GB 16GB 64GB
Android Android 5.0 Android 4.4 Upgradable to Android 5.0
UI Amigo 3.0 MiUI 6 Oxygen UI
Camera Rear : 13MP

Front: 8MP

Supports HD Shooting

Rear: 13MP

Front: 8MP

Supports HD Shooting

Rear: 13MP

Front: 5MP

Supports 4K Shooting

Battery 2700mAH 2080mAH 3100mAH
Price INR 27,990 INR 18000 INR 22000

If you wish to have both the looks and performance, along with a decent budget, OnePlus is the perfect smartphone for you.

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