Like the Marathon M4, the Gionee M5 (a.k.a. Gionee Marathon M5) is a mid-range with an impressively long battery life, but in phablet size. The device is armed with a pair of batteries that deliver combined juice sufficient to power a tablet comfortably. The Gionee M5 crams in a massive AMOLED display and is powered by a quad-core processor.
Gionee M5 Key Specs & Features
- 5.5-inch AMOLED Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)
- 1.3GHz quad-core Processor with 2GB RAM
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- 32GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
- 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Dual SIM
- 6020 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
Gionee M6 is the successor of the M5.
Design and Display
Gionee Marathon M5 shows off a relatively slim body at a thickness of 8.5 millimetres despite its large battery size.
It looks attractive to the eye as well, even though it is made of plastic. But the handset is rather bulky at 213 grams.
It is available in white, black and gold colour options. The Gionee Marathon M5 crams in a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with thin bezels to allow great viewing.
The AMOLED touchscreen has an HD (720p) resolution, which is not exactly awesome given its size, but should still deliver pleasant viewing experience.
Camera and Storage
On the camera front, Gionee Marathon M5 packs a robust 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The rear camera, which has LED flash, autofocus and HDR features, boasts Full-HD (1080p) video recording capability. Inbuilt storage memory is 16 GB and you can add up to 128 GB more via the microSD card slot.
Hardware and Battery Life
Gionee Marathon M5 looks to offer decent performance and modest multitasking with its quad-core processor, which delivers speeds of up to 1.3 GHz. Support is provided to the chip by RAM of 2GB capacity.
The Gionee Marathon M5 phablet offers awesome battery life being fitted by a pair of 3010mAh batteries for a combined battery capacity of 6020 mAh.
To help you better appreciate this amazing battery capacity, the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 slate is powered by a 6000mAh battery.
In addition to the jaw-dropping battery capacity, Gionee designed this phablet with dual charging chips and improved power management.
An extreme power-saving mode allows you squeeze out a whopping 62 hours of standby time from only 5% of battery capacity.
The dual-SIM Gionee M5 is powered by Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system. Gionee Marathon M5 offers 4G LTE connectivity for blazing-fast mobile data speeds.
Gionee M5 supports 4G LTE on MTN, Etisalat, NTel, InterC, and Smile in Nigeria.
Pricing and availability
Gionee Marathon M5 is now available in Nigeria. You can buy this beast at leading online stores in the country. Gionee Marathon M5 Price in Nigeria ranges from 79,000 Naira to 105,000 Naira, depending on your location in the country.
Gionee Marathon M5 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Gionee Marathon M5:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: White
- Dimension: 152 x 76 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 213 g
- SIM Type: –
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 256GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: No
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: 6020 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –