Gionee M5 plus is a variant of the Gionee M5. However, the plus comes with additional upgrades that were missing from the original patent.
Just as the name “plus” implies you are getting a plus of everything that’s present on the M5.
Now like most phone upgrades, the phone packs ample features like the 3 GB of RAM, Increased AMOLED screen size at 6-inches, powerful MediaTek MT6753 processor, and a fingerprint reader top it all off.
There’s no doubt, that the Marathon M5 plus is almost twice better than the Marathon 5.
Check out the key differences between both devices.
Gionee M5 Plus Vs Gionee Marathon 5 – Key Differences[table id=24 /]
From the differences in specs above, the Marathon M5 plus shows to be the superior in almost every category. Although the M5 got the better of its variant in the battery category, the plus still comes out on top.
General Specification of the M5 Plus
Operating system: Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6580 CPU
Colours: Champagne Gold
SIM Count: Dual SIM
Current Price: Between
N90,000 – N110,000
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Display: 5.5 inches 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
Back Camera: 13MP Camera, phase detection, Dual-LED flash, autofocus & HDR
Front Camera: 8MP Camera
Internal Storage: 64GB Storage
Memory Card Support: Yes (Expandable to 256GB)
4G LTE: Yes
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: 5020 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
FEATURES, DESIGN & DISPLAY
Built with a slim metallic frame of about 8.4mm, Gionee M5 plus is sleek device that’s for men of style.
Like its Predecessor, the phone tends to a bit heavy as it weighs 210g. Despite the weight, the phone is extremely comfortable in hands and users with large palms can easily use a single hand to operate it.
However, if you hands turns out to be small, you may have a hard time getting grip of the phone.
More so, it features a sleek design which somewhat looks rectangular except for the curved edges which makes it more stunning. The phone size is trimmed and you can easily fit it into your pocket or purse and still have enough space left.
There’s something about the design that will make you love the design. The design is simple; it features a single home button while the power button and volume rockers are placed by the side of the phone.
Gionee made use of the AMOLED display to make media consumption of files like pictures and videos more fun. Thanks to the capacitive 6.0 inches, you have all the space to play HD games and watch on a big screen.
With the help on an amazing 1080 * 1920 pixels and HD display, you can get the most vibrant and attractive colors while playing games & movies.
Most people would agree that the cutting edge design of the smartphone is as amazing as the Cameras it holds.
If you want to taste the feel of DSLR camera the 13MP rear camera gives you that feeling. The phone ships with a lot of camera features and effects that ensures you take the best pictures from different settings.
Thanks to the LED Flash you can take pictures even in poor lit environment without losing the quality.
There is a 5 MP camera upfront that is stationed for taking selfies. The front camera does not have a LED flash meaning that the quality of pictures you take with the front camera especially in the dark is not guaranteed to be clear.
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus features a MediaTek MT6753 Octa-Core Processor, which is noteworthy improvement on the Marathon M5.
Furthermore, the processor is coupld with a Mali – T720 GPU and a massive 3 GB of RAM that makes the phone runs extremely fast. You will be surprised how smooth and easy it is to run HD games, multi-task and watch movies without glitches or lagging problems.
Added to its sleeve, it runs the Android v5.1 (lollipop) which can be upgraded to the Android V6 (Marshmallow).
Out of the hood is a very large 5020 mAh battery that powers the Gionee M5 Plus to life. Some users were disappointed that the phone featured a less battery storage the the Marathon M5 6020 mAh battery.
On the contrary, the battery in the phone is made to last longer. The power saving mode and its ability to retain power even when running heavy apps make it a winner in battery category.
Yes, I did mention in the comparison table that the battery of the M5 wins in the battery section but that conclusion was on paper.
If there was a distinctive feature which sets the Marathon M5 plus apart from other Gionee phones. The fingerprint will be that feature.
The fingerprint reader is embedded on the home button which is located just below the display. The reader allows you to register up to five prints that can unlock the device.
GIONEE M5 PLUS PRICE IN NIGERIA
The Gionee M5 plus is a premium device that’s rather expensive for customers on a budget.
Are you on a strict budget? Check out the Gionee M5 Mini as it is cheap and durable.
The M5 plus goes for a retail price of (outdated price
N90,000 – N110,000) online or from smartphone outlets. For customers that want the best available discount of the phone, kindly check Jumia, Konga, slot or yudala.
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