Just like the trends in the fashion world, the full view display also known as the 18:9 aspect ratio is a trendy feature in the smartphone industry. It so happens that Chinese smartphone OEM – Gionee integrates this feature into its latest craft – Gionee F205.
The smartphone, being a mid-range, delivers the Full View display and other decent specs at a price level that’s accommodating.
At this point in time, let’s take a sneak peak at the smarphone’s core technical features
GIONEE F205 KEY SPECS
- 4G: Yes
- SIM: Dual SIM
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat OS (Amigo 5.0)
- Screen: 5.45-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1440 pixels (295 PPI)
- Storage: 16GB Storage, up to 128GB memory card support
- Camera: 8 megapixel Rear Camera and 5 MP Front Camera
- Processor: Quad-core Processor with 2 GB RAM
- Battery: 2.67 Ah Li-Poly battery
- Price – Check Price
Design & Display
Starting out with the fore, the presence of the Full View display made the room for bezels limited, thereby appearing minimal. Beauty at the fore is further expressed by the curvy outlay of the 2.5D curved glass.
With each edge of the 8.8 mm thick smartphone artistically rounded, the aluminium alloy body material gleans at the rear. At the rear, the camera and flash are set up at the top left corner in a sleek horizontal format.
The 5.45-inch display lashed out with the 18:9 aspect ratio yields excellent display quality. The Full View display allows users more display area to maximize viewing pleasure. Furthermore, HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 295 PPI ensure the display quality is not only crisp but also sharp.
With the 8 MP rear camera, sound images are produced. Luckily, with the LED flash, images taken in low light conditions receive brightness. Added features such as auto focus and face detection amplify the workability of the camera. More photography features can be explored on the smartphone given the presence of HDR, panorama, ISO and Geo tagging.
That said, a 5 MP front-facing camera generates the selfies on the smartphone. Disappointingly, no LED flash is on tap at the fore to brighten the occasion.
Performance X Software
At the helm of affairs, MediaTek MT6739 serves as the SoC integrating vital operations on the smartphone. A Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU of 64-bit architecture works assiduously with the chipset. Upon reaching a max speed of 1.5 GHz, the smartphone adopts the 28 nm process technology. In light of that, a 2 GB RAM suitably takes care of fine multitasking.
Pressing further, the soft work on the smartphone is handled by the Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. In the skin of Amigo 5.0 UI, the smartphone delivers delectable functionalities.
Substantial amount of files can be stored in the 16 GB internal storage which can enlarge to 128 GB with the aid of a MicroSD card.
2G GSM, 3G WCDMA and 4G LTE are the brains behind the cellular connectivity on Gionee F205.
Moving ahead, easy transfer of files is achieved with the micro USB v2.0 port and Bluetooth v4.0. Meanwhile, location services have the GPS as the controller.
The smartphone’s running juice is a non-removable Li-Poly 2.67 Ah battery.
Gionee F205 Pricing & Availability
Although having the Blue, Red and Black color variations, the smartphone is currently unavailable in the country. The device’s selling price is around US $145.
- Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat OS (Amigo 5.0 UI)
- Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex CPU (MediaTek MT6739 Chipset)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8100
- Colours: Black, Blue, Red
- RAM Storage: 2 GB RAM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.2 inches IPS display
- Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
- Pixel Density: 295 PPI
- Rear Camera (primary): 8 MP, LED Flash
- Rear Camera Top Features: Autofocus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Geo tagging, CMOS sensor
- Front Camera (secondary): 5 MP Camera
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, Up to 128GB
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 3G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi and Hotspot: Yes
- Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- FM Radio: Yes
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Google Maps
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Voice Control: Yes, Google Voice Control
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: No
- Battery: 2.67 Ah battery
- Type: Non-removable Li-Poly
Gionee F205 meets the budget requirements and still holds some elite features like the Full View display. What are your thoughts about the device?