Ark Elf S8 – Affordable Samsung Galaxy S8 Clone: Review, Specs and Price

Ark Elf S8: Review

Ark Elf S8

The Ark Elf S8 has been launched on the 12th of March as a Samsung Galaxy S8 clone that retails for a giveaway price. The company is known for getting inspirations from other OEM and they didn’t fail with this.

The Elf S8 is very affordable, so don’t expect impressive specs and features. Nonetheless, it dishes out a stunning bezel-less display. But is it worth it? Lets find out.

Design

Ark Elf S8

I have absolutely no idea what’s going here to be honest, it looks more like a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Clone from the back. The dual rear camera are vertical at the top middle with the fingerprint scanner below, just like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus we saw at the MWC.

Beside the dual rear cameras to the left, is the dual-LED flash. While a “heart rate” sensors sits to the right. Moving to the sides, you can actually see the display through the sides. It measures 9.4 mm in thickness, and weighs just 157g overall. You can get it in Blue and Black colors only.

Display

Ark Elf S8

Impressively it sports super minimal bezels with tiny narrow bezels in sight. Dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio as the stretches up to 77.23% screen to body ratio, absolutely impressive for its price.

The bottom bezel came out to play a little bit, while the top houses the selfie camera and speaker grille. The 5.72-inch FWVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen displays like other budget smartphone. Boasting of just 960 x 480 pixels in resolution and 188 pixel per inch density for normal visuals.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6580 chip, a 32-bit CPU architecture alongside 4-cores of processor. The Quad-core processor runs at a speed of 1.3GHz with a 28nm process technology for a smooth ride. Handling graphics is the ARM Mali-400 MP2 processor with 2-Cores.

Moving further, there’s just 1GB of RAM with a memory speed 533 MHz for fast multitasking. While 8GB storage space is available to store all files and apps. If you need more space, you can always upgrade up to 64GB using a memory card. The Elf S8 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with modified user interface.

Camera

The dual 8MP + 0.3MP dual rear camera is not as bad as you might think. They come with a LED flash and captures 3K resolution images, with the Ark Elf S8, you can take pictures that boasts of 3266 x 2449 pixels in dimension. Record videos of 720 pixels at 30 frames per second and take cute selfies with the 2MP selfie camera.

Battery

Powering the Ark Elf S8 is a 2500mAh removable Li-Ion battery with fast no charging technology. Even without the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take more than 1.9 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.

 

Ark Elf S8 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Ark Elf S8
Announced March, 2018
Released March, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Micro + Micro

SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Plastic
Dimensions 151.7 x 72.3 x 9.4 mm
Weight 157g
Protection Yes
Colours Black, Blue

Display

Display Type TFT FWVGA capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.72-inch
Resolution 960 x 480 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 188ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 77.23%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection 2.5D Curved Glass
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No

Camera

8MP + 0.3MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED
2MP

Software

Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Modified
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

MediaTek MT6580
CPU Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2
1GB
Internal Storage 8GB
Yes, up to 64GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient Light

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial Recognition Yes
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2500mAh
Placement Removable
Fast Charging No
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is Ark Elf S8 Price and Availability Status?

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I started reading with great expectation, but that didn’t last long as it got punctured when i saw it only has 1GB of RAM and a battery or just a little over 2000. This isn’t impressive at all. Though, the phone itself looks appealing on the outside. If the price is affordable, the company might end up selling quite a few of it.

  2. Nice clone but as earlier stated that don’t expect much impressive spec from it! The phone lack behind in the battery capacity and the resolution

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