The Gionee phones are without a doubt one of the best available Android phones you can find that is reliable, big and affordable. Gionee Smartphones match all the criteria you need to select a good Smartphone which has; Good battery capacity, Sleek aesthetics & design, incredible Camera precision and affordable price tag. Any one of the Gionee products that is expensive, is worth it, due to the features it possesses. Gionee was established in 2002 in China where it originated from. Apart from India, the brand also has presence in countries like Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand and the Middle East. Gionee is a Chinese company with a strong offline retail presence in India, eschewing the trend of only doing online business. The company has launched several Android smartphones in the low and mid-end segments, even to the higher segment. One of the most captivating phones they have ever manufactured is the Gionee Marathon M5.
The Gionee Marathon M5  was officially launched in June 2016. It is part of the mid-end segment which have a very powerful capacity battery, although it comes in Phablet size. It also comes with pair of batteries that can combine to give sufficient power to a tablet. It is a device which has an AMOLED display, which is powered by a strong quad-core processor. The following are some of the features of the Gionee Marathon M5 Smartphone;


The Gionee Marathon M5 Smartphone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 267 pixels per inch. The device runs Android 5.1. It is powered by a strong capacity non removable battery of 6020 mAh. Its measurement is 152.00 (height) x 76.00 (width) x 8.55 (thickness), and generally weighs 211.00 grams.
The Gionee Marathon M5 Smartphone is also powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, and it possesses a 3 GB of RAM. It also carries 32 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB, using an external microSD card. Now lets face the cameras, the Gionee Marathon M5 device carries a 13 megapixel primary camera which is on the rear and a 5 megapixel front shooter for selfie lovers.
The Gionee Marathon M5 Smartphone is a dual SIM (GSM + CDMA and GSM) device that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM. Connectivity options consists of Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone consists of Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor. The following are the detailed specs of the Gionee Marathon M5 Smartphone;
Gionee Marathon M5


General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
  • GPU: –
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: White
  • Dimension: 152 x 76 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 213 g
  • SIM Type: –
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Maps: –

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: No
  • Sp02: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: No

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: 6020 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –


The Gionee Marathon M5 Smartphone is now available in Nigeria. You can buy the device at leading online stores in the country. The Gionee Marathon M5 Price in Nigeria ranges from N75,000 – N90,000, depending on the part of the country you are based in. This is an absolutely captivating high Tech. Smartphone that you will never regret having. Welcome to your Gionee World of Smartphones!!!

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