What is good? The phone comes with a dedicated camera button enabling users to take quicker photos. The positioning of the fingerprint scanner is also  good and it is also very fast. The six-inch wide quad-HD display is amazing to watch movies on. Gaming is also a delight. There were no problems with viewing angles.

Interestingly, the phone comes with 640 pixel support, one of the maximum seen on phones till date. The high pixel density also contributes to more life-like images.

The 64-bit octa-core MediaTek processor, along with a 3GB RAM, can take anything that you throw at it. Switching between apps was very fluid. Gaming was also fun as there were no lags while playing games like WWE Immortals, Nova 3 and Mortal Kombat.Going by Geekbench 3 scores, the phone has excellent multi-core performance, topping the app chart.

On An Tu Tu, the phone scores 49,992 points, taking it very close to other rival flagship devices and above Meizu's MX4.

The E8's rear 24-megapixel camera is an excellent performer under all light conditions. Pictures taken on the device came out clean with no noise or blur. This time, Gionee has also included a professional mode along with other modes like PicNote, Panoroma and Ultra Pixel and Smart Scene.

The front eight-megapixel camera takes good pictures in well-lit conditions and is a premium performer for video chats.

Gionee finally took into consideration the need of storage for Indian consumers and has provided a 64 GB internal memory which can be further expanded to 128 GB via a microSD card.

This is a first phone which not only has a 64 GB memory but is also expandable. The device also comes with other features which are common in flagships like NFC, Bluetooth module 4 and Wi-Fi.

It also supports dual-SIM 4G-LTE. The phone's 3,600 mAH battery is also very impressive, retaining a better part of the charge on heavy usage.

What doesn't work for the phone?
The phone has a bulky design owing to its huge screen size and battery. The back panel is made of plastic which doesn't seem very appropriate and it is a tad heavy as well.

The camera button's utility could have been improved if it could also be used to quick launch the camera app. The screen-to-body aspect ratio could have been better to gain more advantage from the huge display.
The front camera doesn't capture wide angle pictures, which is a minus for larger groupies.

Verdict:
Keeping in mind the price, the features except for a Snapdragon processor, this is the perfect crwod-pleasing combo from Gionee's stable. Sales volume shall speak for the rest.