Gionee Marathon M5 Plus is now available in Indian market for Rs. 26,999. Evidently, M5 Plus is an upgrade with Fingerprint sensor, trendy phablet-size 6-inch display and a massive 5020 mAh battery. Lets check out if it can stand out in the spate of the market.
The smartphone is made of metal body which confers a sturdy and premium feel to it. Edges are smooth due to 2.5D curve design which works like a charm to the style.
The biggest obstacle company face is to maintain the weight even after having a whopping battery inside. And Gionee tried pretty hard to keep a composure between design and specs so people don’t find it bulky. Scaled at 208g the smartphone is lighter than its predecessor and measured at 160.9 x 81.2 x 8.4 mm it is pretty much thin also.
Bottom bezel features non-backlit capacitive navigation buttons and fingerprint sensor cum home button, which came as a new addition from the company. Impressive!
It comes with a massive 6-inch FHD AMOLED display at a pixel density 368 PPI. There is no information on protection provided by the company. The display turned out to be a bright and sharp display in the first impression.
MediaTek Octa-Core processor powers the smartphone, integrates 3GB RAM and having Mali-T720MP3 GPU onboard. Combination ensures a smooth and lag free performance while gaming, multitasking and regular usage.
You get an option of expansion up to 128 GB via microSD card if 64 GB internal storage doesn’t suffice.
The smartphone embarks 13MP rear and 5MP front shooter to capture your moments. The primary camera boasts feature like face beauty, HDR, professional mode, few filters, touch to focus, night mode and panorama. We took few pictures and they turned out to be adequate in color exposure and details.
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus runs Android 5.1 Lollipop having company’s own Amigo 3.1 skin on top of it. Amigo UI is pretty responsive and smooth as we have previously seen in Marathon series. It’s a dual SIM (Micro SIM) device with regular connectivity options like 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPRS, and USB Type-C cable. In terms of sensors, it boasts Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, and compass sensor.
Gionee gives more power to you with a massive 5020 mAh battery which is expected to serve you at least 2 days of battery life and 829 hours of standby time. It supports fast charging and can be fully juiced up in around 2.30 hours.
Gionee Marathon M5 Price in India
The smartphone is priced at 26,999 INR and is available exclusively on Flipkart. The smartphone has almost everything one can wish for. This was our initial observation of the device and we’ll soon be posting our detailed review after getting hands-on with the smartphone.