The Gionee W909 is an innovative Android-powered flip smartphone with dual, similar-size HD touch screens. The device packs an octa-core processor, generous RAM, abundant inbuilt storage and a fingerprint sensor.
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Design and Display
Gionee W909 parades a clamshell design, which was the one to beat several years ago. The build quality is robust with a metal chassis.
A faux leather rear panel accentuates the Gionee W909’s high-end positioning. It has a thickness of 16.5 millimetres (when folded) and tips the scale at about 208 grams.
The main selling point of the device is its dual screens, each of which measures 4.2 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels.
The Gionee W909 looks like your average Android smartphone when folded; the difference only becomes obvious when you flip it open.
The internal screen is accompanied by a T9 keypad featuring physical buttons. The outer display features 2.5D curved glass.
Camera and Storage
On the camera front, the Gionee W909 offers a pair that one could consider decent for the price. It packs a 16-megapixel rear-facing shooter with phase detection autofocus and LED flash.
Selfie snappers are provided with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Integrated storage has abundant capacity of 64 GB, which you will still be able to push further by up to 128 GB using a microSD card.
Performance and OS
The Gionee W909 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset for convincing performance.
You are further ensured robust multitasking and high responsiveness with the provision of ample 4 GB of DDR3 RAM.
Gionee W909 will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system overlaid with its maker’s Amigo UI skin. The choice of operating system on this one is a tad disappointing for the price.
For a device packing dual HD screens, the 2,530mAh battery supplied for the Gionee W909 may not sound quite promising. However, this is supposedly expected to deliver talk time of almost 30 hours on a charge.
The phone features a fingerprint scanner said to be capable of getting it unlocked in just 0.38 seconds.
It allows you enjoy blazing-fast data connection speeds with 4G LTE support. The Gionee W909 offers reversible USB Type-C port amongst its connectivity features.
Pricing and Availability
Gionee W909 is not yet available in Nigeria or Kenya. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Gionee W909 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N120,000 to N180,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Gionee W909 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Gionee W909:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A53, Octa-core 1.8GHz (MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755M)
- GPU: Arm Mali-T860 MP2
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Rose-gold
- Dimension: 124.1 x 62.8 x 16.5 mm
- Weight: 207 g
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 4.2-inch Dual Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (350 ppi)
- Display Protection: One Glass Solution
- Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- 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+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- 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: Li-Ion 2530 mAh battery (Removable)
- Talktime: Up to 30 hours
- Standby Time: Up to 410 hours