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Gionee Marathon M5

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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 Marathon M5 details

Buy For
  • Excellent battery backup
  • IR Blaster connectivity
  • Strong configuration
  • Elegant design
Beware of
  • Non-removable battery
  • Heavyweight
Verdict

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.

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.

Battery

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
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Gionee Marathon M5 Price
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  • Gionee Marathon M5
78%
4.1 / 5
190 User Reviews
This product is permanently discontinued.
Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • 32 GB + 128 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Micro + Micro
  • No Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • USB OTG Support
  • FM Radio
What makes Gionee Marathon M5 unique?  
  • The best1 CDMA phone in terms of specifications
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User Reviews

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4.1 /5 BASED ON 877 RATING(S)
OVERALL RATING
  • 5 stars
    499
  • 4 stars
    169
  • 3 stars
    88
  • 2 stars
    34
  • 1 stars
    87
190 USER REVIEW(S)
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All reviews
awesome camera (9)
decent camera (2)
poor camera (1)
poor phone (6)
awesome battery backup (25)
bad battery backup (2)
battery saving mode (1)
awesome display (4)
awesome phone (35)
value for money (7)
amazing performance (3)
great sound (4)
hanging issue (14)
heating issue (13)
awesome performance (2)
slow charging (1)
fingerprint sensor (3)
service center (1)
build quality (3)
flash (1)
low light (1)
metal finish (1)
selfie (3)
reading (1)
features (26)
gaming (7)
beautiful (1)
removable battery (1)
touch sensitivity (1)
sar value (2)
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Amazing Phone
03 Dec 2015 By KETAN PANCHAL On flipkart.com

Packing : Superb 5 StarnPhone look : Superb 5 Starninbuilt all accessories : Superb 5 StarnCamera Quality : Superb 5 Starn100% Satisfied for this Gionee marathon M5,nPrice wise superb 10 Star For this phone. nAny time purchase this phone without any confusion.

Wonderful phone with reasonable price
28 Nov 2015 By Ravipal Reddy Banda On flipkart.com

Wonderful phone with reasonable price.nBattery is excellent. Camera quality is also very good. and unbelievable speed. I am satisfied with this mobile.

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Gionee Marathon M5 Specifications

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General
Brand Gionee
Model Marathon M5
Operating System Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+CDMA
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
SIM2: Micro
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
no  No
Quick Charging
no  No
Design
Height 152 mm Compare Size
Width 76 mm
Thickness 8.5 mm
Very Good
Thickness compared to
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8.5 mm
Average in group
8.8 mm
Best in this group
4.8 mm
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 211 grams
Poor
Weight compared to
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211 grams
Average in group
152 grams
Best in this group
80 grams
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Build Material Case: Metal
Back: Metal
Colours Black, Gold, White
Display
Good
Display compared to
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64%
Average in group
55%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
267 ppi
Good
Pixel Density compared to
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267 ppi
Average in group
294 ppi
Best in this group
801 ppi
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Display Type
AMOLED
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v3
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
72.02 %
Performance
Good
Performance compared to
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61%
Average in group
51%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset MediaTek MT6735
Processor
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53
Below Average
Processor compared to
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Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Mediatek MT6735
Average in group
Quad core, 1 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6735M
Best in this group
Dual core, 2.37 GHz, Monsoon + Quad core, 2.37 GHz Mistral, Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic
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Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Mali-T720 MP2
RAM
3 GB
Excellent
RAM compared to
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3 GB
Average in group
2 GB
Best in this group
8 GB
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Storage
Best in Class
Storage compared to
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98%
Average in group
95%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
32 GB
Excellent
Internal Memory compared to
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32 GB
Average in group
16 GB
Best in this group
256 GB
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Expandable Memory
yes Up to 128 GB
User Available Storage Up to 23.5 GB
USB OTG Support
yes
Camera
Good
Rear Camera compared to
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68%
Average in group
56%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 13 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
Main Camera compared to
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13 MP
Average in group
8 MP
Best in this group
24 MP
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Sensor CMOS image sensor
Autofocus yes
Aperture F2.0
Optical Image Stabilisation no  No
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
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
Good
Front Camera compared to
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5 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
24 MP
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Autofocus no  No
Flash no  No
Battery
Best in Class
Battery compared to
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97%
Average in group
75%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
6000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
no  No
TalkTime
Up to 28 Hours(3G) / Up to 50 Hours(2G)
Standby time
Up to 633 Hours(4G) / Up to 557 Hours(3G) / Up to 684 Hours(2G)
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Micro, SIM2: Micro
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz
4G Speed:
51 Mbit/s ↑ 150.8 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 4)
GPRS:
Class 12
EDGE:
Class 12
SIM 2
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
SAR Value
Head: 0.32 W/kg, Body: 0.479 W/kg
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS
NFC
no  No
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
no  No
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
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