Gionee launches a very beautifully designed mid phones at a budget price. It got 8MP primary camera running on Android Lollipop. It is named marathon because of the high power 4000mAh battery combined with it and supporting 4G. Let us check the performance and then think of buying it.
Gionee has come with various stylish designs and one of them is Gionee Marathon, as usually this is also given with great design. It comes with a much glossier look and looks bigger than usual because of the large upper and lower bezels. The built quality is made up of metal but it is still removable.
No keys or ports are present on the left side. It is combined with a 4000mAh battery in its core and it is really a heavy battery and not removable. The device also weighs a bit more than usual. It has the sleek design. The volume rockers are present and the power button is occupied on the right side. The power slot and the 3.5mm headphone jack is available on the top.
The smartphone feels quite heavy and cannot be used with single hand conveniently which is a slight drawback. At the rear, there is a camera with LED flash to the corner. The branding comes to the back side written very small with silver color.
The speaker grill is available on the bottom rear side. The three capacitive touch buttons are placed on the bottom panel. It has dimensions of 143 x 69.9 x 8.5 mm and weighs around 183grams. The smartphone is available in black, white and gold colors.
Gionee Marathon M5 Lite is 5 inch HD display. Its display is made of IPS panels consisting of multi-touch capacitive touch screens. Barring a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of ~294ppi. It does have a screen to body ratio of 68.9%. It is provided with Asahi dragon trial glass. Runs on UI Amigo 3.1
Gionee Marathon M5 Lite is packed with a 5” display with IPS panel technology and having fast running 1.3 GHz Quad core processor with Cortex a 53 processor make and a GPU of Mali-T720MP2. It does come with an internal memory of 32GB with 3GB RAM. The expandable memory provided up to 128GB.
It is running on the android v5.1 lollipop. At the rear side, it has 8MP camera with autofocus, LED flash. It consists of features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, Faces/smile detection and panorama, HDR for better capturing of images.
The secondary camera consists of 5MP which records video at 720p. Accelerometer, proximity, and compass are available. It contains non-removable 4000mAh li-Po which is a very larger power battery.
The company estimates to provide a battery life of Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G) standby time and talk time of Up to 33 h (2G) / Up to 19 h (3G). Micro USB v2.0 port. It is a dual sim smartphone with 4G connectivity available.
The device comes with the semi-transparent back case on the box. It is a 5-inch display phone very nice to handle and carry. The device is very strong and had nice built quality. The overall design is decent. And due to the large battery, it is slightly heavier than the other smartphones. It scored around 33026 in AnTuTu benchmark test.
Mostly you will have around 25GB free inbuilt memory. It has a high definition IPS display and you can almost see from any angles. The brightness contrast is very good. The device can handle heavy multi-tasking. This is a very vivid display. Coming to the camera it has a very good camera with great features provided. The front camera also works well with face mode and much more. It contains the good level of details.
So the primary camera is very decent. The 1.3GHz Quad-core processor works really well with its fastness. In terms of graphics, it scored pretty well when we did benchmark test. While talking about gaming this phone runs all mid games like Subway Surfers and Temple run.
With 1GB RAM, it doesn’t stutter with mid games but with very high-end games it is not a good deal. The applications are customized and mostly everything is customized. The battery provided is very good and provides around 1.5 day backup.
The main advantage of the phone is it has the very good display which is very bright and the best 3GB RAM with the 4000mAH battery. I would consider this phone to buy because of its good specifications. I’m really impressed by its performance. Worth your money. It is available around Rs.12999/- (@ Flip kart) which is very affordable.