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Gionee Marathon M5 Plus first impressions

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Gionee Marathon M5 Plus

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus
8.28571428571

Display

9/10

    Design

    9/10

      Hardware

      8/10

        Software

        8/10

          Camera

          8/10

            Battery

            9/10

              Value for Money

              8/10

                Pros

                • - Large Display
                • - Metallic Body
                • - RAM
                • - Memory
                • - VoLTE
                • - Expandable Memory
                • - Fingerprint Scanner

                Cons

                • - Slow Processor
                • - Camera - No OIS
                • - Missing NFC
                • - Non-removable Battery
                • - Weight

                Gionee Marathon M5 Plus, as the name suggests, The smartphone major attraction is Battery. M5 Plus is 6″ FHD Display with 2.5 D curve Glass and Corning Gorilla Glass.

                The biggest change which Gionee made now, is Design, Metal Touch and UI Buttons which are more visible now. Let’s have a look at the pictures and try to compare with earlier models like the Premium Model Elife E8. You will rate M5 Plus on high standards.

                You can Notice the following changes in Smartphone Design :

                • Gionee moved the Logo on down instead of keeping in middle of Back
                • Camera is square instead of Round
                • Fingerprint sensor moved in front
                • Menu options are clearly visible
                • Instead of Black Border, Gionee gave Body color Border
                • Gionee Logo redesigned

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                What all  you will find in Retail Box :

                • Gionee M5 Plus
                • Screen Guard
                • Plastic Back Cover
                • Ear Phones
                • USB Cable
                • Wall Charger
                • SIM Tray Tool
                • Warranty Card

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                M5 Plus design base is metal, with a D Curve on back of panel ( like you see in iPhone ). The back panel is equipped with 13MP primary camera, with dual-tone LED flash just below the camera lens.The back panel got a branding of New Logo and Gionee.

                In front Display, Above the screen, you’ll find the 5MP selfie shooter, earpiece and sensors, while at bottom, you will find two Android navigation keys,and home button that doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.

                On the right side of panel, you can see the volume rocker and power button, and an ejectable tray that holds the microSD card. The left side features another tray that conceals the two SIM card slots. Gionee does not provide any slots / buttons on top, while at the bottom you’ll find the USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack and primary microphone.

                For software, M5 Plus comes with Lollipop and Amigo UI 3.1. The smartphone is equipped with lot of third-party apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, UC Browser, 360 Security Lite, Touchpad, DU Speed Booster, DU Battery Saver, Hotoday, OLX, Bubble Bash 3, Danger Dash, Dragon Mania, Motocross. As usual, Gionee has provided Trial version of Spiderman and Football ( Trial run for 5 times, after that you need to purchase the games from Gionee Store ). 

                For hardware, M5 Plus is powered by Octa-Core 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6753 processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. The main point which Gionee has highlighted is ” Ultra Fast Fingerprint scanner which can unlock smartphone in 0.38 secs”. The another attraction of M5 plus is off course ” Heavy Duty Battery ” @ 5020 mAh battery.

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                Gionee claims a stand by time of 32 days, and going by previous experience, We expect battery to perform for a full day on moderate usage. The only key missing point of Gionee is ” Value for Money”.

                The smartphone is highly priced @ Rs 26,999. While you will find some better options at this Price Point. I would like to ask the readers if M5 Plus is priced correctly.

                Source : 91Mobiles

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