Gionee is ready with another offering in its power-laden Marathon series of smartphones in the form of the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini. This latest phone, which was only recently unveiled in Nigeria, is a stripped-down variant of the Marathon M5 and comes with a 4,000mAh battery, an HD IPS display, 2GB RAM and a quad-core processor.
Build and Screen
Gionee Marathon M5 Mini shows off a compact, elegant and metal design that should help make it more attractive to buyers, depending on its eventual price. It has a dimension of 143.5 x 71 x 9.6 millimetres. The phone sports a 5-inch diagonal display with a HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Being based on the In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, the Marathon M5 Mini should deliver enjoyable wide-angle viewing.
Camera and Storage
In the camera department, the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini looks to be capable of serving up some spectacular shots with a combo of 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera in the mix. It comes with an internal storage capacity of 8 GB, which users will still be able to expand by another 128 GB through the use of a microSD card.
Power and Performance
The Marathon M5 Mini is decked out with a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor, which runs along at a maximum speed of 1.3 GHz. The CPU’s responsiveness and multitasking capability is boosted with the provision of decent 2GB of RAM. The device will boot Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, which will have Gionee’s Amigo UI 3.1 skin on top of it.
The major talking point in the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini is arguably its large 4,000mAh battery that its maker promises can support up to 18 hours of continuous talk time. It offers standby time running close to two weeks. Fast charging technology enables you get nearly two-day standby time from a 10-minute charge.
Gionee Marathon M5 Mini will reportedly support reverse charging and you will be able to charge other devices with the provided OTG cable. Connectivity options on the single-SIM device include Bluetooth 4.0, 3G and Wi-Fi.
Pricing and Availability
At this time, there is no information on where you can get the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini from, and nothing has been said about its price either. It is safe to say that this smartphone will be cheaper than its bigger brother and, probably, the Gionee Marathon M4 as well.
Gionee Marathon M5 Mini Specs at a Glance
– 4,000mAh battery
– 5” HD IPS display
– 8MP rear & 5MP selfie cameras
– 1.3GHz, quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor
– 2GB RAM
– 8GB onboard storage with microSD expansion (up to 128 GB)
– Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo UI 3.1