- Android v4.4 KitKat OS
- Octa Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 5MP Front Camera
- 2100mAH Battery
- 16GB Internal Memory
Gionee, a Chinese smart phone and Electronics manufacturer has a strong presence in China and has tried to put its ingenious tactics to best use so as to attain awareness and maximum sales in Indian markets. With a lot of competition stifling the new entrants into the Indian smart phone market, it is of vital need for new players to either consider very competitive prices, else bring out something that no other smart phone has. Gionee has adopted the latter and makes an appearance like it has been on a strict diet of awesomeness.
Competing against various entry and mid level rivals as well as the Xiaomi smart phones, Gionee has made a solid attempt to create strong awareness in India so as to capture the attention of various customers and gain as much satisfaction (and sales) as possible. Adding a new entrant to its existing range of smart phones, is the Gionee Elife S 5.1 that is alleged to be the world’s slimmest smart phone and overtakes the Elife S 5.5 as the slimmest in its category. Well, it sounds interesting enough to view one in person, but is it really worth the money you spend? Let’s find out.
The device comes with Android v4.4 .2 KitKat (out of the box) supported by an Octa Core 1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6592 Processor with 1GB of RAM. The device also has the Amigo 2.0 on board. The phone has a HTML browser and a Proximity Sensor along with a G-Sensor, an E-Compass, Motion Sensor as well as a Light Sensor. The device also possesses a few additional features such as Smart Gesture, Face Unlock, OTA, Game Zone (yahoo cricket) as well as Java support (Java MIDP emulator) as well as SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Organizer, Photo/video editor, Organizer, Document viewer, Voice memo/dial, Predictive text input as well as Google integration with supporting apps such as, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar and Google Talk. A few standard features and a few essential features that seem quite the addition to this smart phone.
Design and Display:
One of the most prominent attractions about this device is its dimension; the phone is so slim that the world would just have an awe expression. The smart phone is made out of high quality metal and glass and makes it classier than most plastic bodied phones. A stunning body that puts the competitors at shame. The back cover of this device is the world’s thinnest glass cover that is as thin as four A4 sheets kept together. The front cover of this smart handset is just 0.22mm thin and makes it the world’s thinnest device with absolute class and top notch sophistication. The texture of this device stands unparalleled compared to various other smart phones the world has ever seen. The company has added the light, reliable and sturdy magnesium alloy that combines both hardness and softness that provides maximum protection, maximum safety and absolute finesse. The Nano-Molding technology is truly a marvel.
The device measures 139.8 x 67.4 x 5.15 mm and weighs just 100 grams. Light compact and convenient. Speaking about the display, the Gionee Elife S 5.1 has a Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen along with 16 Million colors that bring you closer to reality with each video / app / game or picture. The device has 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, mated into a 4.8 inch screen with a great appearance and colors with 306 ppi pixel density.
If you are wondering that is all, then prepare to be overjoyed because this device has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on its front and rear side which constitutes the most secure and safe display. Although this device seems slender and you might worry that the device might crack even with gentle pressure, but the contrary is true. The device is quite strong and packs a very neat and powerful punch. Gionee has its own interface named Amigo OS 2.0 that makes it a deal breaker for sure. The device is available in an outburst of impressive colors such as Black, White, Black, Pink as well as Sky Blue.
Network and Connectivity:
The Gionee Elife S 5.1 has various network and connectivity options. The device connects to 2G networks with GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 as well as 3G networks with HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 and HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 bands and connects with 4G networks (depending on the operator). The smart phone has only 1 Micro SIM slot and connects with GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps, EDGE (Class 12 ) and has HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps and has Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot) Bluetooth (v4.0, A2DP, EDR) GPS (A-GPS) as well as Micro USB v2.0, USB On-the-go.
You might also like the Lithium Li-ion 2100 mAh non-removable battery on this device. The battery gives a stand by time of up to 450 hours as well as a talk time of up to 23 hours on 2G as well as 10 hours on 3G. The battery is decent enough to get you across the day without having to worry too much about charging it.
Camera and Multimedia:
The Gionee Smart phone has an internal memory of 16 GB that cannot be expanded (unfortunately) and is accompanied by 1GB of RAM and hence, the processing speed is not compromised. Users might also love the Primary rear facing 8 Megapixel shooter that comes along with Autofocus as well as LED Flash. The camera also has Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR features and modes and shoots 1080 p videos at 30 fps. To add joy to the customers face, this device has a stunning 5 Megapixel front facing shooter that can also be substituted with the rear camera. There is also a great news for those who love music, the device has DTS 3D Surround sound and sounds as awesome as it should. The device has an Inbuilt FM Radio (with RDS) and supports Mp3, Mp4, H.264 / H.263, 3GP, AVI audio and video files.
The Gionee Elife S 5.1 device is an absolute marvel in the making, and definitely worthy of being considered as your companion by beating its own cousin, the Elife S 5.5 and making it the slimmest phone in the world.
Gionee Elife S5.1 Rivals:
Nokia Lumia 730
Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290
HTC Desire 816
Xiaomi Redmi 1S
Sony Xperia C3 Dual
Lava Iris X5
Motorola Moto G2
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2