Gionee isn't really an unknown name when it comes to the native smartphone market. The Chinese handset maker has been around for quite some time with some decent smartphones out of its bag. And now we have the new Gionee Elife S5.1 among us.
Touted as the world's thinnest handset, the smartphone is expected to be available by next week. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Gionee's Amigo 2.0 UI on top of it, while its other features include an 8MP rear camera and 2050 mAh battery.
However, with the new Gionee handset already here are ready to hit the shelves, we take a look at the features of the phone and why it could actually turn out to be a hit among smartphone enthusiasts.
While the Gionee Elife S5.1 runs on the latest KitKat OS, it is laid on top with Gionee's own Amigo 2.0 UI. This interface, while nothing as that of Xioami's MIUI, is still a refreshing approach toward the entire smartphone layout scene. However, most importantly, it's snappy and crisp. And worls out well when combined with the hardware of the Elife S5.1.
Unless you grab hold of the phone, its near to impossible to make you understand exactly how thin it is. While numbers add up to 139.8 x 67.4 x 5.2 mm, just know that the phone will slide right into even the most skinniest of jeans, and still won't feel a thing. Also, there's a considerable danger that might fall from your hand.
The new Gionee Elife S5.1 is making sure users will never run out of space internally. And hence the phone comes with support for a major 16GB internal memory. This means you will have ample space to load all your important multimedia files, images, as well as games and app without ever requring the need to clear out the old for the new.
While the Elife S5.1 is big on internal space, the company has completely decided against providing any kind of support for an external memory support. This is one area where its rivals might boast an upper hand over the new handset. However, an internal memory of 16GB should be enough to satisfy your needs.
The new Gionee Elife S5.1 maintains the current norm and has been released running the not-so-dated Android KitKat operating system (with all the talks about Lollipop everywhere). While we aren't sure if the new Gionee handset is in line to receive the Android Lollipop OS in the future, for the time being, however, KitKat will do just fine.
This new Gionee handset also maintains a fine balance, as far as an in-device camera is concerned. And as most in line in the smartphone fraternity, this device also offers a decent 8MP rear snapper. While it may not be that usual 13MP of the rest, or even a 20.7MP as that of an Xperia, but it will still get the job done as far as photos for your social page are concerned.
While an 8MP snapper has been provided on the back side, Gionee is also looking to cash in on the entire selfie trend that's catching on like a wild fire. And accordingly, for the Gionee Elife S5.1, there is a 5MP camera up front for all those selfies to come to life once you are done with it.
The Gionee Elife S5.1 is powered by a processor that's fed with eight cores. The concept of octa core phones had been introduced long back with Xolo phones. And now it's back with this new Gionee with an impressive advantage over dual and quad cores. Hence, less lagging and snappy experience sre on the cards.
The new Gionee comes with 1GB of RAM that will make sure you aren't stuck ever with the phone in any terms. The 1GB of RAM is actually a decent offering when considering the space internally and the processor inside.
The new Gionee Elife comes with a big battery support. Hence, with a 2050mAh battery, expect the handset to offer support for more than a day. Going by standards of mixed usage, the handset should last you decently on a single charge.