Gionee A1 & Gionee A1 Lite Specs, Price and Full Review 2018

Twin Gionee Devices

The Gionee A1 and its variant the lite A1 were released the in the first quarter of 2017.  Both smartphones are incredibly built to satisfy the needs of users in aspects like; camera, battery and improved screen resolution.

It has a lot of trick that makes the A1 one of the most outstanding Gionee phones of 2017. The major selling points are the staggering 20MP front camera, and 4100mAh battery.

Let’s look at the key difference between these phones:

Gionee A1 Key SpecsGionee A1


  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • Screen: 5.5 inchesIPS Display, Full HD with 1920×1080 pixels
  • Processor: 1.8GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Internal Storage: 64GB Storage, up to 128GB memory card
  • Camera: 16MP Front Camera & 13MP Front Camera
  • Battery: 4100 mAh Li-ion Battery]
  • Price –    Check Price

Key Specs of the A1 Lite:

A1 lite

  • 4G: Yes
  • Screen: 5.3-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (277ppi)
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 CPU with 3GB RAM
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Storage: 32GB Storage, up to 64GB memory card
  • Camera: 13MP Rear Camera and 20MP Front Camera
  • Battery: 4000 mAh Li-ion Battery


Obviously, it’s written up on the wall that the A1 is better than its variant. The variant also wins in the price category as it a better option for budget users.

Design X Display

Both smartphones are made to wow the user and prospective buyer. Thanks to the chasis grade metal, the phone is superbly sleek and will get heads turned when you whip the phone out.

The screen of the A1 is 5.5-inch large. Coupled with an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the phone is inclined for media consumption.

While the A1 lite is tad downgrade, it does offer some decent specs and for a good price. It comes with a 5.3 inch screen and an excellent 720 x 1280 pixel to compliment the screen category.

Curved edges and camber rear makes  the phone stay put in hands. You won’t experience inadvertent slips whatsoever.


For me and many phone enthusiasts, the cameras of the phone is the crème de la crème and you can see why:

The Gionee A1 comes with a 16MP front camera, taking uber realistic pictures is what the phone stands for. And yes the rear camera doesn’t disappoint with a 13 megapixel camera which utilizes the Sony IMX 258 snapper. With features such as the phase detection, auto focus and HDR.

The Gionee A1 lite front camera is equipped with a 20MP camera, and 13MP rear camera.

Performance X Software

The A1 ships in with an octa-core MediaTek MT655 Helio P10 processor. Sure, the phone is built for fast actions. It also combines a 2.0GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage turns the phone into a beastly machine.

The A1 lite on the other hand, has 3GB of RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 1.3GHz octa-core.

Both smartphones run the Android 7.0 Nougat OS and runs the Gionee customized OS – Amigo 4.0 skin.


The Gionee A1 sports a 4100mAh battery while the A1 lite has a 4000mAh. The phone boasts of 2days of usage on a full charge. However, on a heavy use, expect a day of use as 4G use, Games and running high-end apps zaps out the the battery.

Price and Availability

The Gionee A1 price ranges from N120,000 – 130,000 while the A1 lite price is from N80,000 – N90,000.