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About Gionee

1. Trusted Brand

2. A popular company from China, Gionee entered the Indian markets in 2012. The company has come out with various innovative handsets from time to time such as the 'slimmest phone' or 'phone with highest battery capacity'.

3. Gionee has above 900 service centres all over India. Toll Free Number: 1800 208 1166

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Gionee M5 Marathon Plus details

Buy For
  • Large battery capacity 
  • Solid configuration
  • Premium metallic design 
  • A lot of RAM 
Beware of
  • Average camera specs
  • Extra large display
Verdict

The Gionee M5 Plus is an excellent smartphone for power-hungry users with a massive 5,020mAh battery. in addition to offering a massive battery, the phone comes with the latest standard USB Type-C port for faster charging and data transfer capabilities, a phablet-grade display, a powerful processor, and impressive amount of internal storage. The M5 Plus is suitable for those looking for a premium design and solid configuration for a mid-range budget. 

Premium design, powerful battery
Display and configuration

The Gionee M5 Plus is a battery-centric smartphone featuring a 6-inch, 2.5D AMOLED display with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top, offering a resolution of 1080p. The device has a waistline of 8.4mm, and tips the scale at 210 grams, even featuring a large battery. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor for enhanced security. The phablet is powered by a 64-bit, 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, aided by 3GB of RAM.

Camera and storage 

For imaging, the Gionee M5 Plus is equipped with a 13-megapixel primary snapper, aided by autofocus, a CMOS sensor, an LED flash, and white balance presets along with full HD video recording. For self portraits, the device gets a decent 5-megapixel secondary shooter. For storage, the device gets an excellent 64GB of internal memory, which can be further increased up to 128GB via a microSD card.

Connectivity and battery 

In terms of connectivity, the Gionee M5 Plus’ main highlight is a USB Type-C port, which delivers faster data transfer speed. Its other connectivity options include dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, USB OTG and A-GPS. Since the handset is a battery-centric device, it is backed by a powerful 5,020mAh battery, which also supports fast charging.
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3.9 / 5
94 User Reviews
3 / 5
1 Expert Review
Rs.  9,499 ( out of stock )
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • VoLTE
  • 64 GB + 128 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Micro + Micro
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • FM Radio
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Gionee M5 Marathon Plus Review

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3/5

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus review: solid battery life that comes at a price

The Marathon M5 Plus will put your battery woes to rest. But is that enough?

May 18 2016 By Ketaki Bhojnagarwala
PROS
  • Premium metal build
  • Great battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Responsive fingerprint sensor
CONS
  • 6-inch screen is a tad too big
  • A few lags in performance
  • Expensive
Verdict

Gionee has tried really hard to make the Marathon M5 Plus a desirable option in the big-battery segment. And in many ways, the company has succeeded. The metal body, fingerprint sensor, stunning display, good battery life and decent cameras work in its favour. There are some caveats though, namely in the slightly sluggish performance and location of the fingerprint sensor. The 6-inch screen size also weeds out a chunk of the user base, and we can’t help but feel that the M5 Plus would have

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3.9 /5 BASED ON 298 RATING(S)
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  • 4 stars
    44
  • 3 stars
    29
  • 2 stars
    13
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    44
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poor camera (1)
poor phone (2)
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awesome display (2)
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value for money (4)
amazing performance (4)
great sound (2)
hanging issue (8)
poor performance (2)
heating issue (2)
fast charging (1)
fingerprint sensor (1)
build quality (4)
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flash (2)
selfie (1)
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reading (1)
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Biggest mistake of my life!
11 Sep 2016 By Vikash Choudhary On flipkart.com

Very bad product, very big issue of hang. Really disappointed.

Good Product
08 Jun 2016 By Parag Bhattacharya On flipkart.com

The product is good. Delivery was timely. Good buy. The screen size is very big so you'll take time to get accustomed to it. Processor is fast. The fingerprint sensor works fine.

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Gionee M5 Marathon Plus Specifications

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Key Specs
RAM 3 GB
Processor MediaTek MT6753
Rear Camera 13 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Battery 5020 mAh
Display 6.0 inches
General
Launch Date May 4, 2016 (Official)
Brand Gionee
Model M5 Plus
Operating System Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
SIM2: Micro
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor yes
Quick Charging yes
Design
Height 160.9 mm Compare Size
Width 81.2 mm
Thickness 8.4 mm
Very Good
Weight 210 grams
Poor
Build Material Case: Metal
Back: Metal
Colours Champagne Gold, Polar Gold
Display
Very Good
Screen Size 6.0 inches (15.24 cm)
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Pixel Density 367 ppi
Excellent
Display Type AMOLED
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated) 75.78 %
Performance
Good
Chipset MediaTek MT6753
Processor Octa core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53
Poor
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Mali-T720 MP3
RAM 3 GB
Excellent
Storage
Best in Class
Internal Memory 64 GB
Best in Class
Expandable Memory yes Up to 128 GB
User Available Storage Up to 52 GB
Camera
Good
Main Camera
Resolution 13 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
Sensor CMOS image sensor
Autofocus yes Phase Detection autofocus
Physical Aperture F2.2
Optical Image Stabilisation no  No
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 5 MP Front Camera
Below Average
Autofocus no  No
Flash no  No
Battery
Excellent
Capacity 5020 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable no  No
TalkTime Up to 21 Hours(3G) / Up to 47 Hours(2G)
Quick Charging yes Fast
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Micro, SIM2: Micro
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE yes
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth yes v4.0
GPS yes with A-GPS
NFC no  No
USB Type-C yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Multimedia
FM Radio yes
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Front
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
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