Gionee has launched its latest smartphone in the Marathon series, called the Marathon M5 Lite in the Indian market. Highlight of this phone is its massive 4000mAh battery. It will compete with the likes of Asus ZenFone Max and Lenovo Vibe P1m which are also backed up by monstrous batteries.
If you are not able to decide which smartphone you should buy, then we can help you in making the right decision. In this post, we have pitted these three phones against each other to ascertain which smartphone is better and why. Read on to find out how Gionee Marathon M5 Lite vs Asus ZenFone Max vs Lenovo Vibe P1m compare with each other in terms of specifications, features and price.
Gionee Marathon M5 Lite vs Asus ZenFone Max vs Lenovo Vibe P1m: Comparison
|Device/Features||Gionee Marathon M5 Lite||Asus ZenFone Max||Lenovo Vibe P1m|
|Price||Rs. 12,999||Rs. 9,999||Rs. 7,999|
|Display||5-inch HD IPS, Asahi Dragontrail Glass||5.5-inch HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 4||5-inch HD IPS|
|Resolution||1280×720 pixels resolution||1280×720 pixels resolution||1280×720 pixels resolution|
|SoC||MediaTek MT6735||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410||MediaTek MT6735|
|MicroSD||Yes – up to 128GB||Yes – up to 64GB||Yes – up to 32GB|
|Primary Camera||8 mega pixel, Auto Focus, LED Flash||13 mega pixel, Laser Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash||8 mega pixel, Auto Focus, LED Flash|
|Front Camera||5 mega pixel||5 mega pixel||5 mega pixel|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo UI 3.1||Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI 2.0||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Dimensions/ Weight||143×69.9×8.5 mm, 183 grams||156×77.5×10.55 mm/202 grams||141×71.8×9.3mm, 148 grams|
Processor & RAM
The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite and Lenovo Vibe P1m are powered by quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor while Asus ZenFone Max comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. Marathon M5 Lite houses 3GB of RAM while other two smartphones pack 2GB of RAM.
All the three smartphones feature HD displays with 1280×720 pixels resolution however there is a difference in screen sizes. The Marathon M5 Lite and Vibe P1m feature 5-inch display while Asus ZenFone Max flaunts a 5.5-inch display.
Asus ZenFone Max and Vibe P1m house 16GB of internal memory compared to 32GB inbuilt storage of Marathon M5 Lite. All the three smartphones support microSD card for expandable storage.
The Marathon M5 Lite and Vibe P1m sport an 8 mega pixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The ZenFone Max comes with a 13 mega pixel rear camera with laser auto focus and dual LED flash accompanied by a 5 mega pixel front facing camera.
Lenovo Vibe P1m runs Android Lollipop operating system. Other two smartphones run Android Lollipop wrapped under their respective UI’s.
Marathon M5 Lite and Vibe P1m are backed up by 4000mAh batteries. The ZenFone Max is fueled by a larger 5000mAh battery.
Lenovo Vibe P1m is the cheapest of the lot. It carries price tag of Rs. 7,999. The Asus ZenFone Max costs Rs. 9,999 while Gionee Marathon M5 Lite is priced at Rs. 12,999.
You can buy these smartphones from the following best buy links:
Gionee Marathon M5 Lite
Asus ZenFone Max
Lenovo Vibe P1m
If you are looking for a smartphone with massive battery in sub-Rs. 10,000 price range, then you can consider either Asus ZenFone Max or Lenovo Vibe P1m. The ZenFone Max costs Rs. 2,000 more than the Vibe P1m but that is justified considering that ZenFone Max offers larger display, more expandable storage, larger battery and better camera combination. The price tag of Gionee Marathon M5 Lite disappoints us a bit since it does not offer better features than the other two smartphones except more inbuilt memory and larger RAM.
Which smartphone among Gionee Marathon M5 Lite vs Asus ZenFone Max vs Lenovo Vibe P1 do you think is better? Share your views with us in the comments section below!