The Gionee M5 (aka Gionee Marathon M5) is a mid-range smartphone with an impressively long battery life coupled with good performance. The smartphone comes in a phablet size with a pair of batteries that delivers enough power to last the phone for days. Gionee M5 comes with some amazing features like it’s AMOLED display and others which I’ll be showing you in this article.
Gionee M5 Key Specs
• 5.5 inches HD+ AMOLED display
• MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor
• 3GB of RAM
• 32GB built-in storage
• 13MP rear camera
• 5MP front camera
• 6,020 mAh non removable battery
• 4G LTE network support
Design and Body
Gionee Marathon M5 shows off a relatively slim body at a thickness of 8.5 millimetres despite its large battery size. It looks attractive to the eye as well, even though it is made of plastic. But the handset is rather bulky at 213 grams.
It is available in white, black and gold colour options. The Gionee Marathon M5 crams in a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with thin bezels by the sides to allow great viewing experience.
Gionee M5 sports a 5·5 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with an HD+ resolution of 720×1280 pixels and a 267 pixels per inch density. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is scratch resistant and immune to easy damage. The resolution is not awesome given its size but should still deliver pleasant viewing experience.
Processor and Memory
Gionee Marathon M5 is powered by the MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor which clocks at 1.3 GHz coupled with Mali T720 MP2 GPU for gaming and graphics related activities. The Gionee M5 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB built-in storage with a micro SD card slot for expanding the storage.
Going to the camera department, Gionee M5 features a 13MP rear camera with a LED flash which features HDR, Panorama and Phase Detection Auto Focus. The rear camera can record 1080p Full HD videos at 30 fps.
There’s a 5-megapixels front camera with f/2.2 aperture for taking selfie shots.
Network and Connectivity
Gionee Marathon M5 has support for 4G LTE network which gives you access to fast blazing internet speeds when downloading and surfing the web. It supports the following LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 20, 38, 39, 40, 41. It comes with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot and an infrared port. It also has a Micro USB 2.0 port which supports OTG.
Battery and Charging
Gionee Marathon M5 phablet offers awesome battery life being fitted by a pair of 3010mAh batteries for a combined battery capacity of 6020 mAh.
In addition to the jaw-dropping battery capacity, Gionee designed this phablet with dual charging chips and improved power management.
An extreme power-saving mode allows you squeeze out a whopping 62 hours of standby time from only 5% of battery capacity.
Gionee Marathon M5 runs on Android 5.1 lollipop with Amigo 3.1 skin on top.
Gionee M5 price in Nigeria starts ranging from 49,999 Naira to 79,000 Naira depending on your location and deal. You can buy it in top online stores across the country.