All the smarts in your smartphone means nothing if it can’t hold through your day. This is also a primary reason why people who need to make loads of cellular calls through their day still rely on a secondary feature phone. Gionee Marathon series tries to fix this perennial problem for smartphones. The latest in the series is Gionee Marathon M5 and here are 5 reasons why you should buy it.
Key Specifications of Gionee Marathon M5:
|Model||Gionee Marathon M5|
|Display||5.5 inch HD IPS display|
|Processor||1.3 GHz 64 bit Quad Core MT6735|
|Camera||13 MP rear camera with 5P lens and 5 MP front camera with wide angle lens|
|Dimensions and Weight||152mm × 76mm × 8.5mm and 211 Grams|
The first and foremost reason why you will be buying Marathon M5 is its durability. The handset combines two 3010mAh battery and comes with an extreme power saver mode which further helps you prolong usage time under critical times.
The power saver mode lets you last for 4 to 5 hours even on 2 percent battery. You can rest assured that you won’t have to run to the charging point through your day.
Internal storage is often faster than MicroSD storage and more of it is always a good thing. Gionee Marathon M5 comes with 32GB internal storage (26GB available at user end) and also makes room for MicroSD card, which supports further expansion up to 128GB. If you are a heavy multimedia consumer, you won’t risk running out of space with Marathon M5.
Good quality display
Gionee Marathon M5 includes a 5.5 Inch display with narrow bezels (72.2 percent screen to body ratio) and 720p HD resolution. The display is vivid, bright and of good quality. As an additional perk, the display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3 layer on top, which will protect it against minor day to day scratches.
Efficient Amigo UI
Amigo UI has never been a strong point for Gionee, but with time the OS has improved and is finally a decent alternative to stock Android. The Amigo 3.1 UI (Based on Android 5.1 Lollipop) allows you to change theme and icons incase what you see isn’t in line with your taste. There aren’t many preloaded apps on the device to hog resources. You can control app permission
Gionee Marathon M5 includes a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The rear camera faithfully reproduces natural colors in good ambient lighting and even in low light, image quality doesn’t degrade dramatically. Gionee has tried to synchronize camera hardware and software very well and it shows. It is not the fastest snapper around, but still you can muster great shots with the Marathon M5.
Gionee Marathon M5 is a decent performer and comes with full set of connectivity options including 4G LTE and USB OTG. If you are looking for a mid-range device with the best battery backup, then Marathon M5 is one of the best smartphones under 20,000 INR. Since Gionee has been focusing on expanding its offline footprint in India for the last couple of years, you can also expect reasonable after sales support from the brand.