Gionee M5 with 6,020mAh battery costs double price of predecessor
Finally, we have a phone which can withstand your torture of playing music, making phone calls, texting and surfing the internet; for three consecutive days minimum and on a single charge. If Gionee’s word on print is anything to go by, the M5 would have a go at four, or even five days — without charging.
Right now, the Gionee Marathon series have become very popular, thanks to the hard work of the previous gadgets in the lineup. When it was released last year, the Gionee Marathon M3 cost an equivalent of about $184 in India and $120 in Nigeria, but now, the all-new Gionee M5 will set you back at least $370, as it just launched in China for 2,299 yuan ($370.17).
Two battery units with two 3,010 mAh energy cells each stack up inside the Gionee Marathon M5 to take you on a long experience. To show you how spirited the smartphone stands, it can even charge your other microUSB devices as a powerbank.
Housing a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) AMOLED touchscreen display, the M5 measures 152 x 76. 8.5 mm and tips the scale at 213 grams. Google’s latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS boots out of the box with the smartphone, with the help of a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of in-built storage which is expandable by an additional 128GB using the phone’s memory card slot.
The dual SIM Gionee M5 will support LTE though this type won’t be functional in most countries except in places where FDD-LTE is supported (India and China). The handset sees the world through the opening of a 13-megapixel main camera at the back and a 5MP selfies camera at the front.
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