Gionee has finally launched the Gionee Marathon M5 smartphone in the Indian market. Highlight of this device is its monstrous 6020mAh battery. The device also supports fast charging as well as reverse charging such that it can be used as a power bank to charge other devices.
Battery pack is one thing which smartphone buyers look for. But does this phone offer as powerful performance as its battery? Is it superior in other departments like camera and display as well? Let’s find out answers to all these questions in this post. Read on to find out Gionee Marathon M5 hands on review [with video].
On design front, it is a sturdy and robust smartphone. The metal finish unibody design gives it a premium look. The massive battery however seems to have increased the weight of this device. It weighs 214 grams and is a bit bulky to hold in hand.
The 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display looks vibrant. It has resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The display is sharp and bright. Viewing angles are good and it can be easily used in sunlight.
Above the display, there is LED notification light followed by sensor, earpiece and front camera.
Below the display, there are three touch capacitive buttons.
The top edge of the phone houses 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster.
Volume rockers, power button and microSD card slot are placed on the right edge.
The left edge houses dual nano SIM card slot.
The bottom edge houses USB charging port and microphone hole.
On the rear of the phone, there is primary camera accompanied by LED flash and secondary mic for noise cancellation.
Speaker mesh is located on the lower part of the rear of the phone. Audio quality of this phone is loud and clear.
On camera front, it sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. Both cameras take stunning shots with impressive color reproduction.
As for performance, it is powered by a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. On testing the phone on Antutu benchmarks, we got a score of around 28,000.
It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system wrapped under Amigo UI 3.1. The UI is well optimized and this phone is designed to offer smooth gaming and multitasking experience to the users. For storage purpose, it comes with 32GB of inbuilt memory which can be expanded using microSD card. The mammoth 6020mAh battery which should give you more than one full day of usage. The company claims that it can deliver up to 62 hours of standby time with just 5% of battery left. It supports fast charging and reverse charging features as well. The device also supports fast charging as well as reverse charging to charge other devices.
Specifications & Features Of Gionee Marathon M5
- Processor: 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735
- Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Amigo UI 3.1
- Display: 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720 pixels resolution)
- RAM: 3GB
- ROM: 32GB (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
- Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with LED flash
- Front Camera: 5 mega pixel
- Battery: 6020mAh
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB OTG
- Dimensions: 152x76x8.5mm
- Weight: 214 grams
- IR Blaster
Price & Availability
The Gionee Marathon M5 is priced at Rs. 17,999 and is now available to buy exclusively from online retailer Flipkart. You can buy the Marathon M5 from here:
The Gionee Marathon M5 is the perfect device for you if you need to use your smartphone on the go. This stylish phone with its massive battery will make sure that you don’t run out of battery so easily.
Hands On Review Video
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