Smartphone with a Marathon battery backup
Display and Design
The Gionee Marathon M5 smartphone offers a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with an HD resolution. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla glass which is resistant to scratches and user marks. It sports a metal-finish unibody design and has a thickness of 8.5mm with the outer rim measuring 4.75mm. The Marathon M5 is available in black, white and gold variants.
Configuration and UI
The Gionee Marathon M5 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, aided by 3GB of RAM which ensure to deliver a swift performance while gaming and operating heavy apps. It runs Android Lollipop out of the box with Gionee's proprietary Amigo UI on top.
Camera, Storage and Connectivity
For photography, the Marathon M5 packs a 13MP rear shooter with an LED flash. It is also equipped with a 5MP front snapper for video calling and selfies. For storage, it has 32GB of internal memory, which is further expandable up to 128GB via a microSD. In terms of connectivity, the dual-SIM 4G-enabled smartphone supports both Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB along with OTA sync. One of its main highlight is the IR Blaster feature which lets you control and operate your TV, AV and other supported devices.
The Marathon M5 is equipped with a 6,020mAh li-polymer battery which makes it one of the best phones in terms of the battery life. The smartphone also comes with fast charge technology thanks to the dual charging chips. The phone offers two days of regular usage, and lasts four days for normal users. It also works as a power bank to charge other devices via USB OTG
The Gionee Marathon M5 is a bit expensive when compared to the competing devices, but well justifies the price tag with a stylish outfit and smart power management features. Despite housing such a large battery, Gionee has managed to keep the smartphone thin, which is appreciable. It is a perfect smartphone for those who are looking for a marathon battery life and good connectivity features.