Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Which Octa Core 'Shapes' the Market?

Smartphones, in current times, have effectively shifted the course of business in the planet from feature phones of the previous generations. And needles to say, that business sector is booming with more and more new manufacturers now getting into the scene.

Focusing on the Indian smartphone market for the time being, according to a recent IDC research on the market, it was revealed that the Indian market is one of the highly ranked among the top markets in the Asia-Pacific region. But you don't need us to tell you that. Look to the market for a more vivid picture.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Specs Comparison

Sure the market is currently occupied by the likes of Samsung, Apple, Sony or HTC, but we feel that it's just a matter of time when more and more new makers will approach the market and look to be a thorn in the way of all these manufacturers.

Two devices that we are currently focussing on are the new Gionee Elife S5.5 and the other Panasonic P81. Both the devices have captured our attention in the past few weeks, while also offering a glimpse of the future market and its probabilities.

So if we were to separate both the devices from all others in the market and put them side by side for a more detailed perspective, who do you think will have an advantage over the other? We take a look at the specs comparison between Gionee Elife S5.5 and Panasonic P81 to know more.

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Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Operating System
No comparisons in this sector as both the devices, as expected, are running of the Google-based Android operating system. To be more precise, both the running the previously popular Jelly Bean operating system.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Display and Dimensions
The Gionee Elife S5.5 sports a 5-inch super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 145.1 x 70.2 x 5.6 mm.

The Panasonic P81, on the other hand, comes with a similar 5-inch capacitive touchscreen, although with a lesser 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Camera
The Gionee Elife S5.5, in the camera department, offers a 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 5-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.

The P81, on the other hand, also offers a similar 13-megapixel camera at the back with flash, although with a lesser 2-megapixel camera up front.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Processors
Both the devices offer processing powers that are only acceptable with modern day devices. And there are no regrets in that sector.

While the Gionee Elife S5.5 is equipped with an octa core 1.7 GHz processor, the Panasonic P81 also comes powered via a similar 1.7GHz octa-core processor.

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Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Storage and RAM
The Gionee Elife S5.5 offers 2GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16 GB internal memory variant. But there's no option to expand the device's memory as an external microSD slot for additional memory is missing.

The P81 smartphone, however, offers a lesser 1GB of RAM while offering the device in 8 GB internal memory variant. But unlike the Gionee device, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is present.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Battery
While the Gionee Elife S5.5 juices up the device via a big 2300 mAh battery, the P81 comes fitted with a slightly greater 2500 mAh battery.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Price
While the Gionee Elife S5.5 is available at Rs. 20,542, its Panasonic counterpart has priced the P81 handset at Rs. 17,455.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Vs Panasonic P81: Verdict
As of now, you don't really need to be a rocket scientist to conclude that both the devices are somewhat similar to each other. In fact, boasting more or less the same kind of specs makes it quite hard to come to any specific conclusion.

However, Gionee might edge this one primarily due to its size and looks factor. And that's so since not everyday you come across a device that offers a 5.5mm thinness factor. Since everything remains the same between the two, it seems the Gionee Elife S5.5 will get the better of the P81 riding on its awesome thinness.

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