When it comes to making smartphones with long lasting batteries, Gionee is surely the leader in the Android market. And the recent release of the Gionee M5 packed with 6000mAh is a sure way of maintaining that status.
With a mammoth battery of 6000mAh, the Gionee M5 has the biggest battery capacity in the Android market. And of course it boasts of other amazing features such as a large screen size, a fairly good design, good processor, good camera and it is quite affordable.
However, it comes with some hardware and software compromise. In fact, apart from the huge battery, it is a mid-end device.
Let’s check out the specs:
Design of Gionee M5
Despite the mammoth battery, the Gionee M5 is still fairly sleek, slim and easy to grip. The M5 is made of plastic and metal materials with smoothly curved rims and beautifully designed rear.
At a size of just 8.5mm, it competes with the likes Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 in terms of slimness. But the aforementioned devices are far more beautiful in terms of finishing than the M5.
However, Gionee wasn’t able to pull same trick in terms of reducing the weight of the phone. Because at the weight of 213g, the Gionee M5 is rather too heavy. In fact, it remains one of the heaviest smartphones I have ever held. No thanks to the mammoth batteries.
The Gionee M5 is available in black, white, and gold colours.
The function buttons and sensors are all well placed. With the screen accommodating the 5MP secondary camera and the ambient light at the top while the home button and the return button are somewhere beneath the screen
The edge accommodates the volume and standby buttons by the right, the headphone jack at the top while the microUSB port is placed at the bottom.
While the rear houses the huge 13MP primary camera at the top with the speakers positioned at the bottom corner of the rear.
Like I stated earlier, this phone might not be the best in terms of physical design, but it is fairly beautiful.
Display of Gionee M5
The Gionee M5 comes fitted with a 5.5 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen displaying at a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels and 72.2 percent screen to body ratio.
This means that with the M5 users are in for a decent display. The Gorilla Glass 3 ensures that the screen of your fragile device is always protected against scratch and knocks.
So, with the Gionee M5, you are sure to enjoy your movies, games and surfing the web has never been better. And like most Gionee devices, the colour display is good enough for everyday use. Even in bright sunlight you don’t have to squint
Processor And Operating System of Gionee M5
Under the hood, the Gionee M5 is well packed to ensure you have the best Android experience.
The M5 runs Android OS v5.1(Lollipop) alongside the company’s amigo 3.1.
Internally, the device is powered by a quad core Mediatek processor clocked at 1.3GHz. All these goes to ensure that the Gionee M5 works seamlessly.
The phone has the 2GB and 16GB internal memory expandable to 128GB via microSD card.
So, whether you are playing games, watching videos, or surfing the internet, you are assured of a smooth experience.
Above all, the device guarantees lightening transitions and free multitasking. And the user interface is just amazing courtesy of the Amigo 3.1.
Camera Quality of Gionee M5
The Gionee M5 comes fitted with an amazing rear camera of 13MP. With an aperture of f/2.2, LED flash and other features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and a fast autofocus.
So, it delivers punchy and brilliant photos. Even in dimly-lit environment. This camera also has the capability to record FHD videos at 30Hz
The front camera of 5MP with LED flash is good and delivers crisp and accurate selfies.
Battery Life of Gionee M5
The Gionee M5 is unarguably the smartphone with the highest battery capacity in the android market. So, when it comes to battery life, it is the king.
The Gionee M5 is powered by mammoth Non-removable Li-Po 6020 mAh battery that delivers upto 684 hours standby time and 557 hours talk time.
It comes with fast charging technology that guarantees you of full charge in less than 2 hours. The phone is also capable of charging other devices.
Literally, this Gionee device is a power bank.
Connectivity of Gionee M5
On the connectivity front, the M5 offers you all you can get from a mid-end smartphone. Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, 3G, and microUSB port.
Summary Of The Key Specs of Gionee M5
If the review above seem too lengthy for you to read, here is a recap of what the review is all about.
However, taking time to read the review would provide you with important details that may aid you in making buying decisions which the summary below does not contain.
Key Specs of Gionee M5
Screen Size: 5.5 inch
Rear Camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 5MP
OS: Android OS v5.1(Lollipop) & Amigo 3.1
Processor: Quad core Mediatek processor
Storage: 16GB(expandable via microSD card)
Battery Capacity: 6000mAh
Price Of Gionee M5 In Nigeria
At the time of writing this review, the Gionee M5 sells for around #51,000. This price may change over time. See current offers at Konga and Jumia stores.
My Opinion about Gionee M5
If you are in need of a phone with long lasting battery, then the Gionee M5 is the best device to go for. Apart from Cramming a massive 6000mAh battery, it also boasts of other amazing features that is sure to be good enough for your everyday phone use.
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