After unveiling the highly-anticipated Elife E8, Gionee has moved a step ahead by launching the newest member of its Marathon lineup, Gionee Marathon M5. Touted as the most powerful smartphone in the mid-range segment, the new Marathon M5 offers some really impressive features with a major highlight of long-lasting battery support!
Marathon M5 ships at a tempting price bracket, and is far better than those sleek yet weak phones rolling in the market. The company endows enormous power by deploying two 3010mAh batteries in a single handset. But unlike previous models, the new Marathon M5 is not just limited to prolonged battery life. The handset has a lot on offer, and here’s what we have to say about its display, performance, and operating system. Have a look to know more!
Design and Build
Gionee Marathon M5 comes in White, Gold, and Black avatars and flaunts a great look from all angles. The 5.5-inch phablet boasts a metallic unibody design with thin bezels, and gives a great grip with its sleek 8.5mm body and an outer rim of 4.75mm. It makes a sassy style statement with a subtle touch of class, and is perfect for single-handed usage as well.
The two 3010mAh batteries packed with this phone make the entire package a little heftier. But despite this, you’ll hardly face any trouble while using the device or carrying it around from one place to another. The back of the phone is more of a mix of plastic and metal, and is fairly strong as well!
As far as the viewing experience is concerned, the 5.5-inch HD AMOLED panel of Gionee Marathon M5 lives up to our expectations. Although its screen-resolution is a little disappointing, you’ll not witness any snag or color shift while watching movies or playing graphic intensive games. It looks vivid, bright, and dense from all angles and retains a true-to-life viewing experience everywhere, indoors as well as outdoors!
The hardware setup of Gionee Marathon M5 is also a highlight for gamers and heavy users. The mid-ranged phablet powers up by a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz, and pairs up with 3GB of RAM for seamless and lag-free multi-tasking. It handles demanding and graphic intensive apps smoothly, and delivers top-of-the line performance while running games like Asphalt 8 and Nova 3. It handles everything pretty well, and can easily cater all your needs without frequent stuttering, thermal issues or lags!
The software of Marathon M5 features a major and very impressive improvement. This time, Gionee has upgraded its proprietary Amigo UI with the latest and sweetest version of Google’s dominant mobile OS, Android 5.1 Lollipop. AMIGO UI 3.1 looks very clean and slick, and includes a plethora of features and apps to offer smooth and glitch-free performance right out-of-the box. The bunch of apps pre-installed on this smartphone includes, Du Battery saver, Twitter, WhatsApp,Gionee Xender, Facebook, Game Zone, and Amigo paper.
Moreover, features like smart gestures, auto-call record, Eco Mode and IR blaster, Gionee Marathon M5 make the package even better and more tempting!
Like always, the camera setup offered by Gionee stands out and creates an ideal ecosystem for seamless photography. The device goes in line with other mid-range players and boasts a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter for vivid photography in all environments. It features a simple and easy-to-use app with a bunch of features such as, LED flash, beautify, Normal, professional, HDR modes, Panorama, Geo-tagging, touch focus, and face detection. It makes photography intuitive and delivers crisp images and videos with bright color tones and perfect frames.
As far storage is concerned, Marathon M5 offers sufficient room with 32GB of onboard space. The device packs a lot ofinbuilt storage, and goes even better with an additional option of expandability via microSD card. For movie-buffs and gamers, the memory of this power-packed beast can be enhanced up to a whopping 128 gigs via microSD card.
In terms of connectivity, Gionee Marathon M5 looks very versatile and flexible. The dual-SIM based device offers advanced LTE connectivity, and packs top-notch performance with the native set of options such as, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS/EDGE, 3G HSPA+, A-GPS, and USB Type-C reversible connector. The device connects seamlessly with wireless internet networks, works as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, and delivers blazing transfer speeds via USB Type-C reversible connector!
The best part of Gionee Marathon M5 is its humongous 6020 mAh battery. The device incorporates two 3010 mAh batteries in a single package, and offers enormous power for nonstop work and play. It gives prolonged usage on a single charge, and promises 62 hours of talk time on 2G and 28 hours on 3G mobile networks.
No matter how long you’re using this phone, it will give impeccable performance without heating up or running out of power at any point. It also includes two charging chipsets and an advanced Smart Power Consumption system, which ensures faster heat dissipation and long-lasting battery performance. Even on 5% battery, it can offer up to 32 hours of standby time without any stuttering or performance hiccups.
Recently, Gionee launched Marathon M5 at a price tag of Rs. 17,999 via Flipkart.com. The device is available without any registrations or flash sales, and will be coming with a bunch of launch all offers from Gionee and other companies. At 18k, it will take on the likes of OnePlus X, Xiaomi Mi4, and other mid-ranged players.
Gionee Marathon M5 with dual battery support makes a perfect package for on-the-go users. The device includes some mind-boggling features, and packs sufficient juice for more than a day. It’s HD AMOLED display, powerful chipset, and long-lasting battery is an ideal choice for gamers and movie-buffs. You can play around with this handset, or can even prepare Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel sheets in a matter of few minutes! In a nutshell, it’s a great deal from Gionee at a really impressive price tag.