The Gionee M5 mini boasts of the largest battery capacity to have featured on a Gionee smartphone in 2016.
Also known as the Marathon M5 Mini, the device is the successor of the highly rated Gionee M5 which received mostly favorable reviews amongst smartphone users last year.
For customers that are looking for a budget Android device that has it all; Affordable price, fast processor, great cameras and large battery storage. Explore no further, The M5 is yours to the taking.
Overall, the Marathon (M) series is a product line of Gionee devices that holds impeccable specs and budget prices.
Before we head in to the review, I’ll like to outline the Pros and Cons of the device. So that you know the flaw and quality of the phone you want to buy.
- Large battery storage
- Affordable Price
- Extremely durable
- Great RAM storage for a mid-entry phone
- I don’t think there are obvious cons of the product, even if there is, pointing it out will be nitpicking cause almost every smartphone has the flaw.
GENERAL SPECIFICATION OF THE GIONEE M5 Mini
Operating system: Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6580 CPU
SIM Count: Dual SIM
Current Price: Between N40,000 – N50,000
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Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
Back Camera: 8MP Camera, phase detection, Dual-LED flash, autofocus & HDR
Front Camera: 5MP Camera, LED Flash, Panorama
Internal Storage: 16GB Storage
Memory Card Support: Yes (Expandable to 256GB)
4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
USB Port: Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Music Player: Yes
FM Radio: Yes
Video Player: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Battery: 4000 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
DESIGN & DISPLAY
Gionee M5 mini is what I’d like to call the small but Mighty. It holds a large 5-ich screen that’s built with HD in-plane switching Technology Which enables flawless viewing angles whether indoors or outdoors.
Like most design in the marathon series, the M5 mini too has a similar design. The phone has a nice cut rectangular shape with curved edges making it appealing to the eyes.
On a closer look you’ll think the phone is built with metallic frames, on the contrary the phone is constructed with premium plastic materials with metal finishing running around the edges.
The power button and volume rockers are positioned by the right side of the phone. Just below the display you can see the three menu options while call speaker and front camera are placed above the display.
For a mid-entry device, the cameras of the M5 mini is right on point, most especially the rear camera which packs an 8MP shutter.
Also, the front camera features a 5MP that utilize great camera features like the beautification effect which can make your selfies look smooth & crystal. The Gionee M5 mini camera will help you capture moments as they are.
Impressively a phone of this quality costs little to nothing when you consider the premium features it harbors.
If you want a killer Camera phone, check out Gionee’s latest Flagship Phone.
PERFORMANCE & SOFTWARE
Powered by a quad-core MediaTek Mt6580 processor the phone is tipped for fast task actions. Thanks to the 1.3GHz and 2GB RAM you can enjoy runs heavy apps smoothly without lagging issues.
With that said, the phone has a built-in storage of 16GB ROM that can be expandable with a MicroSD card to 128GB.
Coming to the software of the phone, it runs the Android 5.1 (lollipop) while it also use the customized Gionee’s Amigo UI 3.0 Skin.
For most users the battery 4000 mAh is the coolest feature on the phone. According to the parent company, you can enjoy up to 18 hours of talktime and 22 hours music playback without a budge.
On an average use, a single charge will pull you through the day, however, heavy users will find more solace with a power bank in hand.
In addition, the mini supports fast charging and a power saving mode.
GIONEE M5 MINI PRICE IN NIGERIA (JUMIA & KONGA)
The Mini 5 starts retail within the price range of
N45,000 – N60,000. You should know that the price may vary depending on where you get it from.