Unboxing the Elephone G1 Super Budget Smartphone

Elephone is well known for their budget-priced phones and unique builds of Android on each device.  Some devices have shipped with CyanogenMod built in, others have MIUI and EMUI ROMs, while others still have a very stock-looking version of Android that's got a few extra bells and whistles.  Elephone surprised everyone with how low they could bring the price of smartphones when they announced the Elephone G1 back in January for $50.  We got one of our very own and were able to unbox it and show it off a little bit for you all, and in general it seems like a really great value for the money.  Packed with Android 4.4.2 KitKat with some extra features above standard AOSP KitKat, the G1 runs pretty well with its budget quad-core processor and nearly no bloatware installed out of the box.  We're probably going to be waiting for the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for a few months while Elephone gets developers to port the latest version of Android to the MediaTek-powered phones it sells, but until then check out the unboxing below.  We'll have the full review out soon so you can see just how much phone $50 can buy!


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Nick has written for Androidheadlines since 2013, is Reviewer for the site, and has traveled to many tech events across the world. His background is as Systems Administrator and overall technology enthusiast. Nick loves to review all kind of different devices but specializes in Android smartphones, smartphone camera reviews, and all things VR, both here on the site and on our YouTube channel. He is very passionate about smartphones and the continued improvement they can bring into people’s lives and is an expert on many different types of technologies, including mobile devices, VR, and cameras. Contact him at [email protected]