Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Reviews and Price
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus is the successor of Gionee M5 in the M-line series of Gionee phones. In our previous reviews of gionee phones we looked at the price and specs of gionee m5 and also the price and specs of m5 lite. In this one we’ll consider the features that has been added to M5 Plus and also compare it with m5 to know exactly what they added. Below is the features of m5 plus at a glance.
Key features of Gionee M5 Plus
- Camera: 13MP back with LED, 5MP front
- Display: 6.0 inches 1080p FHD (368ppi)
- Memory: 64GB internal, 3GB RAM
- Battery: 5020 mAh battery
- Security: Fingerprint Reader
Price of Gionee m5 plus in Nigeria
Below is the price range of Gionee marathon m5 plus:
- In Nigeria: ₦ 120,000 – ₦ 130,000
Where to Gionee m5 plus
Gionee M5 Plus Review
The 13MP back or rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front camera on the m5 plus is nothing new as its the same camera that is on the gionee m5 and m5 lite. The camera can shoot a 1080p video at 30 frames per second, also the pictures are not bad either.
The display on this phone is an amazing Full HD 1080 * 1920 resolution on a 6.0 inches screen. The display makes images, text and videos look sharp and stunning.
Gionee m5 plus is packed with a 5020mAh battery capacity which offer Up to 829 hrs of standby time and Up to 53 hrs of talk time. Compared with other high end smartphones from other brands, the battery on the gionee m5 plus is really impressive.
The 4G LTE on the gionee m5 plus gives it a bump in terms of internet speed, 4G offers a lightening fast downloads and internet surfing. This phone also comes with a Usb type-C connector instead of the usual usb 2.0, as the former offers a faster file transfer and charging.
In performance we always talk about CPU and GPU of phones, gionee m5 plus comes with an MTK Octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz. The gpu on this phone is a Mali-T720MP3, so combinef with the cpu power apps and games runs very well on this phone.
Storing musics, videos, pictures and files on the gionee 5 plus won’t be a problem as it packs a 64GB internal memory which is expandable to up to 256GB with an external Sd card. This means that it be will difficult to get the “Not enough space” notification, even if that happens, the space can always be expanded with an additional sd card. Also, 3GB of ram makes multi-tasking on this phone very easy, as many apps will be opened up at once.
Gionee m5 plus comes with a fingerprint sensor which gives it an additional security. The fingerprint which is located at the font side (home button) can also be used for secure online payments or transactions.
That’s It for the review of gionee m5 plus, below is the full phone specification.
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus full Specification
- 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- 3G: WCDMA 2100
- 4G LTE: Yes
- SIM CARD: Dual SIM
- Back/Primary: 13MP with LED flash f/2.0
- Front/Secondary: 5 MP
- Features: Geo-tagging, AutoFocus, HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging.
- OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- ChipSet: MediaTek
- Processor(CPU): Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
- Type: IPS HD Capacitive touch screen
- Size: 6.0 inches
- Resolution: 1080 * 1920
- Internal storage: 64GB
- Ram: 3GB
- External: SD card up to 256
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 /b/g/n, Wifi hotspot
- Bluetooth: YES, 4.0
- GPS: YES, Glonas, GBD
- Radio: Yes
- USB: Yes, Usb 3.0
- 3.5mm Headphone jack: Yes
- Weight:208 g
- Dimension: 160.9 * 81.2 * 8.4 mm
- Color: black, gold, silver
- Capacity: 5020mAh Li-Ion
- Standby: about 829hrs on 2G
- Call Time: about 53hrs
- Sensors: Proximity, Gyroscope, fingerprint, accelerometer
- Messaging: SMS (Threaded View), MMS, E-MAIL, PUSH MAIL, IM
- Browser: Supports HTML5
- JAVA: No
- Music: MP3, MP2, OGG, AAC, M4A, AMR, FLAC, APE, MAV
- Video: AVI, MOV, TS, M2TS, RM/RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, DAT, MKV(XVID/px/H.264), MP4.
- Picture: photo / Video editor
- Files: Document Viewer, file manager
Where to Buy Gionee M5 Plus
For those In Nigeria, you can buy this phone in online stores like Jumia, Konga and Slot. The phone might also be available in your local retail stores.
Gionee M5 plus Vs Gionee m5
13MP back, 5MP front on M5 plus
13MP back, 5MP front on M5
The camera on both phones are the same, 13MP front camera with LED flash and 5MP front camera.
6.0″ 1080p FHD on M5 plus
5.5″ 720p HD on M5
Gionee m5 plus offers a 6.0 inches 1080 * 1920 full HD display while on gionee m5 display it is 5.5 inches 720 * 1280 HD. The screen resolution on gionee m5 plus is higher, thus offering a brighter and sharper screen compared to what we have on the m5.
Winner: gionee m5 plus.
64GB internal, 3GB ram on m5 plus
32GB internal, 3GB ram on m5
As you can see from the specs above, gionee m5 plus has a higher internal storage, so more music, videos and pictures will be stored on the without the need for an external sd. The RAM on both phones are the same which means they will offer the same muti-tasking capability.
Winner: M5 plus (higher internal storage)
5020mAh battery on m5 plus
6020mAh battery on m5
Obviously, gionee 5 has a bigger battery capacity which offers more juice (1000mah) compared to the battery on m5 plus. So longer endurance on gionee m5.
Winner: Gionee M5
Both phones has the same cpu and gpu, therefore the speed or performance of both phones are basically the same.
Fingerprint sensor on gionee m5 plus
No fingerprint sensor on gionee m5
Gionee m5 plus has support for a hardware security like fingerprint reader, but none on the gionee m5.
The price of Gionee m5 plus ranges from ₦105,000 to ₦130,000 while the price of gionee m5 is between ₦70,000 to ₦80,000 depending on the online store.
Winner: depends on you.
Which is Better, between gionee m5 plus and m5?
From the specs comparison above gionee m5 plus performed better because of the specs bump, though m5 is still better in some aspects like battery.
Which should you buy, gionee m5 plus or m5?
If you have the money, i will suggest you get m5 plus as it has a better specification and added features like fingerprint reader. But if you don’t care about those features that were improved on the m5 plus, m5 is still a good device at least you will be saving a huge amount of money (around 25K).
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