Hisense adds style to its smartphone range with the new Elegance E76 and Faith F31

Designed to perform as beautifully as they appear, Hisense’s new Elegance and Faith smartphones deliver style and class in abundance, not to mention a number of enviable features.

Since its entry into the local smartphone market in 2013, Hisense has focused on offering customers a superb value proposition that pairs price and performance into one seamless package. The Chinese company is now going one step further with the introduction of two new devices – the 4G enabled Elegance and Faith.


With smartphones forming an integral part of any individual’s life – whether it be for browsing the web, responding to emails, watching videos, or taking photos – having a device at your disposal that can handle all this and more has become an essential tool. Hisense believes its phones certainly cater to these needs, and now their latest Elegance and Faith smartphones offer consumers a pair of devices that allow you to take on the world, fabulously.

Feature rich

Elegance and Faith are ultimately designed for performance and style. With this in mind, Hisense has utilised a beautifully rendered sandblasted aluminium design to ensure that they are not only lightweight, but strong. 

It is not simply about aesthetics as Hisense has embedded a number of noteworthy technologies within these models that is sure to turn heads. Both the Elegance and Faith include fingerprint recognition, catering for up to five different fingers, unlocking either device in 0.5 seconds. This biometric system is linked to Hisense’s Vision UI 3.0 (based on Android Marshmallow 6.0) applications, such as email, contacts and the photo gallery, ensuring security throughout the devices.

There is also a handy feature for the data conscious among us, with a data saving mode to call upon when needed. This feature allows users to save up to 50% more data while streaming content, without compromising the quality of the video.

Sizing up

The Elegance is the larger of the two devices, boasting a 5.5-inch Full HD display that offers a sumptuous 400 pixels per inch (ppi). The Faith might be slightly smaller with its 5-inch screen, but still commands HD visuals and 294 ppi. Although different in size, the Elegance and Faith are quite similar in the specification department. Both models feature a 13MP camera on the back, as well as a 5MP front facing one for the avid selfie taker.

Hisense has imbued the devices with a number of different shooting modes, including a 0.1 millisecond shutter speed. The result is that the Elegance and Faith handsets can cater for light trail and water effects, along with a beauty, night, professional and HDR mode – ideal for users who want to put their photography skills to the test.


Both models are powered by an efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz Octa-core processor. The difference between the two, however, is that the larger Elegance has 3GB of RAM with 32GB of on-board storage, compared to the Faith’s 2GB and 16GB capacity. To cater to extra storage, both offer a microSD slot that can cater for up to 128GB of additional memory, while the slot also doubles as a second SIM (4G) slot.

Another noteworthy element of the Elegance and Faith is battery life, with each handset utilising 3000 mAh and 2500 mAh units respectively. For those that employ their smartphones in every waking moment, both devices can deliver up to one and a half days’ worth of battery life under average use. Added to this is a Ultra power saving mode, which kicks in when the battery hits 15%, closing any unnecessary applications and leaving solely the native phone, contact and messaging features of the Elegance and Faith in operation.     

Coming soon

These two trend-setters are available from Game stores, Dion Wired, the Foschini Group of stores, all the Edcon Group outlets nationwide as well as selected online retailers. While their design and features will certainly pique the interest of consumers, their price tags will no doubt seal the deal, as the Elegance sells for a recommended R3 999 and Faith at R2 999.

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