As promised, the Chinese handset maker Gionee is all set to launch its new Marathon M5 smartphone with a colossal battery of 6020mAh.
The company claims that the phone will have 62 hours of standby even if the phone has only 5% of power left. Moreover, this device comes with fast dual charging chips, and can be used to charge the other device as well.
Initially, this smartphone was launched at an event in Beijing in June this year. Moving on to the specifications, the Marathon M5 sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.
It is also powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU besides 3GB DDR3 RAM under the hood. On the storage arena, this battery centric device is equipped with 16GB of built-in memory, with an expansion option of up 32GB via microSD card.
On the imaging factors, the M5 smartphone features a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP front camera with wide angle lens. Talking about the software, this mid-ranger is shipped with Android 5.1 Lollipop on top of Amigo UI 3.1 out of the box.
This dual SIM device supports connectivity options like 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio. Moreover, the Gionee Marathon M5 comes in Black, White and Gold color variants at a price of Rs. 17,999 exclusively on e-retailer Flipkart.
Now, lets have a look at the list of 5 best and worst feature of the Marathon M5 smartphone:
It is indeed one of the best feature in the mobile, with humongous 6020mAh battery under the panel. The company claims that the phone will have 62 hours of standby even if the phone has only 5% of power left.
The Marathon M5 comes with 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with better viewing angle and pixel density.
Gionee Marathon M5 features a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front snapper with wide angle lens, which is used to cover more details onboard.
This mid-ranger is shipped with Android 5.1 Lollipop on top of Amigo UI 3.1 out of the box.
Quad Core CPU
It is also powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU
No fingerprint sensor
Well, many China-based smartphone makers are incorporating fingerprint scanner in their smartphone. Considering this, Marathon M5 lacks the fingerprint sensor on it.
No Corning Gorilla Glass
At this price point, this battery centric smartphone lacks the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Gionee has their own interface, dubbed as Amigo. This UI comes with lots of bug and lagging issues.
For a mid-range specification, the company has over priced it at Rs. 17,999. Some of the common specs like fingerprint scanner, NFC are lacking in this device.
Coming to the form factor, this device measures 8.5mm thickness and weighs around 214grams, which is pretty heavy for smartphones.