Design and Display
The Gionee Marathon M5, despite its large battery size, shows a relatively slim body with a thickness of 8.5 millimeters.
Although it is also made of plastic, the pelt looks attractive. But the phone is rather cumbersome with 213 grams.
It is available in white, black and gold. The Gionee Marathon M5 is printing on a sloping 5.5-inch AMOLED screen to provide a perfect viewing angle.
Considering the size of the AMOLED touchscreen, there is an incredible HD resolution (720p), but it still has to offer a nice viewing experience.
Camera and storage
On the front of the camera is the Gionee Marathon M5, a robust 13 megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel front camera.
The back camera with LED flash, auto focus and HDR features full HD (1080p) video recording. The internal storage memory is 16 GB and you can add up to 128 GB more from the microSD card slot.
Hardware and battery life
The Gionee Marathon M5 aims to deliver good performance and a modest multitasking with a quad core processor with a speed of 1.3 GHz. Chip support is provided by 2 GB of RAM.
The Gionee Marathon M5 phablet offers incredible battery life with 3010mAh packs for combined battery capacity of 6020 mAh.
To help you better understand this incredible battery capacity, the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Taba 9.7 tablet is supported with 6000mAh battery.
In addition to its superb battery capacity, Gionee designed this phablet with dual charging chips and improved power management.
Extreme energy saving mode ensures an incredible 62 hours of standby time with only 5% of the battery capacity.
The Gionee M5 dual SIM works with the Android 5.1 operating system (Lollipop). The Gionee Marathon M5 offers 4G LTE connectivity for incredibly fast mobile data rates.
The Gionee M5 is compatible with 4G LTE in MTN, Etisalat, NTel, InterC and Smile in Nigeria.
Prices and availability
The Gionee Marathon M5 is now available in Nigeria. You can buy this monster from the main online stores in the country. The price of the Gionee Marathon M5 in Nigeria varies from 79,000 Naira to 105,000 Naira depending on its position in the country.
Gionee M5 Specifications
|Battery: 6020mAh Li-lon||Sim: Dual SIM|
|Camera: 13MP||Processor Type: 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU|
|Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop||Ram: 2GB|
|Display Size: 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels||Memory: 16GB|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSPDA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G LTE||FDD-TLE 800 / 850 / 2100 / 1800 / 2600|
|Status||Announced June 2015|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 mbps uplink; Up to 5.76 mbps downlink|
|4G LTE||Up to 150 mbps downlink; Up to 50 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Dimensions||204 x 154 x 9.9 mm|
|Colors||Black & White|
|Type||IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors|
|Size||5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 267 pixels per inch|
|Primary||13MP, up to 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR camera with LED flash|
|Secondary||5MP, up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures|
|MEMORY And OS|
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 128GB|
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Processors||1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, MediaTek MT6735 chipset, Mali-T760 GPU|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|Capacity||6020 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Messaging||MMS, SMS, IM, Email, push mail|
|Miscellaneous||– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player|
– FM Radio
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Document viewer/editor
– Preloaded applications
– Facebook, Opera Mini, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Face Unlock etc.
|Price in United States||About 370 USD|
|Price in Nigeria||About NGN but check out the Latest Price (Buy Now)|
|Price in Kenya||About KSh but check out the Latest Price (Buy Now)|
|Price in Ghana||About GH₵ but check out the Latest Price (Buy Now)|