Gionee Marathon M3 Specs & Price

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Gionee Marathon M3 is the latest generation of Gionee’s Marathon family of smartphones with very high battery stamina. Gionee Marathon M3 is a successor of the Marathon M2 and boasts of an amazing 5000 mAh battery offering an out of this world 32.5 hours talktime. Gionee M6 is the latest member of the battery-focused Marathon M Series.

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Gionee Marathon M3

The Display

Gionee Marathon M3 features a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The display uses the One-Glass Solution (OGS) which is a technique that removes one glass layer from the traditional touchscreen panel and replaces it with an insulating layer. In short, OGS cuts down on the thickness of the display, creating an improved touchscreen experience while the company responsible saves money in the process.

Processor and Memory

Gionee Marathon M3 is powered by a 1.3GHz, Cortex A7 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. While the built-in storage is less than stellar, the Gionee Marathon M3 does provide a microSD card slot for an additional 128GB of storage expansion for those who can’t get enough storage.

The Battery

The Gionee Marathon M3’s best feature, by far, is its battery. Make sure you’re sitting down when you read this next sentence.

The Gionee Marathon M3 offers a 5000 mAh battery, which Gionee promises will provide up to 32 hours of 3G talk time, 51 hours of 2G talk time, and up to 33 days on standby. To put this into perspective, keep in mind that the Motorola Droid Turbo (known beyond Europe as the Motorola Droid Maxx) has a battery size of 3900 mAh.

The Marathon in the name is aimed to suggest that the smartphone can endure long hours of usage without recharge and with up to 32 hours talktime, the Gionee Marathon M3 is very impressive considering that the M2 could only last 24 hours.

Gionee notes that the weight of the device has been provided “without battery,” which means that the monster battery will add some additional heft to the device.

The Cameras

Gionee Marathon M3 has a 2 megapixels front camera and an 8 megapixels rear camera with HD video recording. The best of the Marathon M3 camera experience is more in the software than the camera sensors anyway. When you peel away the standard cameras, you’ll find that Gionee has added some interesting camera software features such as Smile Shot, Gesture Shot, Face Detection, Geo-Tagging, Eraser, and vertical and horizontal Panorama camera shots.

In Conclusion

Gionee Marathon M3 runs on Google’s Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). The battery is the best thing about the Gionee Marathon M3, and the 720p screen resolution will conserve your battery even more, while still offering a brilliant view.

If you can never get too much battery, and have that as your number one priority above all else, you can’t go wrong with the Marathon M3.

Pricing and availability

Gionee Marathon M3 is not yet available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability. When available, Gionee Marathon M3 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N30,500 to N40,000, depending on your location in the country.

Gionee Gionee Marathon M3 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Gionee M3:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor
  • GPU: Mali 450
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Black
  • Dimension: 144.5 x 71.5 x 10.4 mm
  • Weight: 180.3 g
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (294ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash, 720p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Face Detection, Panorama, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 5000 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Talktime: 32.5 Hours
  • Standby Time: 792 Hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Gionee Marathon M3 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 17th, 2019
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