Gionee has been late to the party now, with the introduction of Xiaomi Mi 3, Asus Zenfone 5, and even the Xolo 8X-1000, the Indian smartphone market is now super competitive than ever! Gionee announced th Gpad G5 on last thursday which aims at the mid-range budget Android market. Let’s take a quick look at the specs and features on this quick review!
Gionee Gpad G5
Processor, Ram and Battery
The Gionee Gpad G5 is powered by the 1.5GHz hexa-core Cortex-A7 processor and Mali 450 GPU. It is coupled with 1 GB Ram.
The battery unit on the Gionee Gpad G5 is 2400mAh, which is above average considering that pretty much every other phone other than the Xiaomi Mi3 comes with a battery not more than 2100mAh. The company says the phone gives 288 hours of standby time, 15 hours of 2G talk time, and up to 12 hours 3G talk time.
Camera and Storage
The camera unit is 8MP primary and 2MP secondary. Coming to storage, the Gionee Gpad G5 comes with 8GB of internal storage with expandable memory upto 32GB.
Screen and Other features
Gionee Gpad G5 comes with a 720p 5.5 inch display. It is average in terms of pixel density, but should not mean a big let off for an average user. It is protected by the Dragon Trail glass protection. This could be little let off for some people as you can get phones with full HD displays at the same price (Micromax Canvas Turbo and Karbonn Titanium Octane).
The phone comes with Android KitKat 4.4.2 with Gionee’s custom skin running on top of it.
|Model||Gionee GPad G5|
|Processor||1.5 GHz Hexa-core processor with Mali 450 GPU|
|Display||5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS with DragonTrail|
|Camera||8MP Primary/2MP Secondary|
|OS||Android kitkat 4.4|
|Storage||8GB/Expandable up to 32 GB|
Price and Comparison
Gionee Gpad G5 is announced for Rs.14999 and will be available on online and retail stores starting next week. Comparing it with it’s competitors, such as the Canvas Turbo, Lenovo S660, Huawei Honor 3C, Titanium Octane, etc to name a few, it does fare well if you aren’t in a need for a Full-HD display and an Octa-core processor (Pick Titanium Octane). But, what we have to take in consideration is that the Gionee has a good reputation in making good built smartphones than other Indian manufacturers (Karbonn, Micromax, Spice Ahem!) and also better battery life.
On the conclusion, what GadgetRaid has to say is that the Gionee Gpad G5 is a pretty good deal, if you don’t stack it against the Xiaomi Mi 3. Also, it would have been better if Gionee had provided a 1080p display in the Gpad G5. The processor provided with the phone is also good, the Mediateks’s Hexa core processor. It also has got a very interesting and pretty looking boxy rectangular design! Go for it if you want something better than offerings from other Indian manufaturers.