Gionee – One of the largest phones manufacturer companies has launched the Marathon M5 in India. This phone comes in at a price tag of Rs. 17,999 and is loaded with 3 GB RAM and a humongous battery capacity of 6020 mAh. The phone comes with 2 batteries of 3010 mAh which can be inserted simultaneously inside the phone to power the device and as per Gionee, this should give the phone a battery life of 4 days under normal usage. There is also an Extreme Mode which when enabled gives you a phone uptime of 62 hours at just 5% battery.
Gionee Marathon M5 Key Specifications
- 1.3 Ghz Quad Core Processor – MediaTek MT6573
- 3 GB RAM
- 5.5 Inches – 720x1280px AMOLED display
- Android 5.1 with Amigo 3.1 UI
- Dual SIM with 4G Connectivity
- 32 GB storage along expandable up to 128 GB
- 13 MP rear camera with flash; 5 MP front facing camera
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi along with IR Blaster
The phone runs on Android 5.1 currently which has Amigo 3.1 skin on it. Gionee will be updating this phone to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the future.
The phone has a really premium look to it and it is merely 8.5mm thick which is surprising considering it has such a huge battery. It comes with a metallic unibody and has an outer rim of 4.75mm which makes the phone look premium.
The IR blaster can be used to control home appliances like television for changing channels, turning off TV etc.
Is it worth Rs. 17,999?
The main selling factor of the phone will be the battery life of the phone. It comes with dual batteries which total to a whooping 6020 mAh. But looking at other features like a 720p AMOLED screen, 3GB RAM and 4G connectivity, Gionee has set a really high price than most people would be considering to shell out for the phone.
The phone seems to be a combination of really nice set of hardware but the fact that it is priced at Rs. 17,999 might create a bit of problems in the Indian market.
The phone comes in White, Black and Golden colors and will be sold exclusively on Flipkart.com.