Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1 Comparison: Which Is Better & Why?

Gionee has today, launched its Marathon M5 smartphone in India. The USP of this device is its massive 6020mAh battery. The handset also supports fast charging and reverse charging. Priced at Rs. 17,999, the Marathon M5 is available to buy exclusively from Flipkart.

Boasting of its monstrous battery and decent specs, it will compete with the Lenovo Vibe P1 smartphone which is backed up by a 5000mAh battery. Read on to find out how Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1 compare with each other in terms of specifications and features.

Gionee Marathon M5 vs lenovo vibe p1

Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1 Comparison

Device/Features Gionee Marathon M5 Lenovo Vibe P1
Price Rs. 17,999 Rs. 15,999
Display 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED 5.5-inch full HD
Resolution 1280×720 pixels resolution 1920×1080 pixels resolution
SoC MediaTek MT6735 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
CPU Quad-core Octa-core
GPU Adreno 405
Memory 32GB 32GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 128GB Yes – up to 128GB
Battery 6020mAh 5000mAh with 24 watt super fast charging
Primary Camera 13 mega pixel, Auto Focus with LED flash 13 mega pixel with flash, ISO Cell sensor, PDAF, dual-color LED flash
Front Camera 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel
Connectivity 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB OTG 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, OTG and NFC
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Amigo UI 3.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions/ Weight 152x76x8.5mm/214 grams 152.9×75.6×9.9 mm/189 grams
Fingerprint Sensor No Yes

Processor & RAM

The Gionee Marathon is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. The Lenovo Vibe P1 on the other hand, comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.


While the display size of both smartphones is same- 5.5-inch, there is a difference in display resolution. The Marathon M5 features a 5.5-inch HD display with resolution of 1280×720 pixels whereas the Vibe P1 comes with 5.5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution.


Both smartphones sport a 13 mega pixel rear camera and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The Marathon M5 comes with single LED flash while the Vibe P1 comes with a dual tone LED flash.


Both devices house 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded further up to 128GB using microSD card.


The Marathon M5 is backed up by a 6020mAh battery and supports fast charging and reverse charging. It is claimed to deliver up to 62 hours of standby time even if there is only 5% of power left.  The Lenovo Vibe P1 is fueled by a 5000mAh battery and supports fast charging and USB OTG.

Operating System

The Marathon M5 runs  Android 5.1 Lollipop OS wrapped under Amigo UI 3.1 while Lenovo Vibe P1 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

Additional Features

The Lenovo Vibe P1 features a fingerprint sensor for additional security. The Marathon M5 misses out on fingerprint scanner.


The Marathon M5 is priced at Rs. 17,999 while the Lenovo Vibe P1 can be grabbed for Rs. 15,999.


Both smartphones are closely matched to each other in terms of specifications and features. Talking of battery department, the Marathon M5 does have an upper hand. But in terms of price, camera and fingerprint sensor, the Lenovo Vibe P1 has an edge over the Marathon M5.

Which smartphone between Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1 do you think is better? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

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