Excerpt: For a claim to fame, “World’s thinnest smartphone” isn’t a bad one. The record is currently held by Gionee, a name with which many will be unfamiliar, but the Chinese company is currently making a big push into the world’s emerging smartphone markets.
Pros: Excellent design and build quality, Super thin chassis, Fast octa-core processor, Attractive user interface
Cons: Too much software bloat, Poor User Interface performance, Amigo 2.0 UI, Volume/power buttons too large, Mediocre camera software and performance
Summary: The Gionee Elife S5.5 probably got what it takes to entice its prospected users. It has a powerful true octa-core processor, stunning display with Super AMOLED, wide-angle front camera, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and of course, the title of being the slimmest phone in the world.
Conclusion: The Gionee Elife S5.5 is the very definition of surprise. Made with attention to detail and having an easily marketable feature, its hopes of success can extend beyond the intended markets.
Pros: 5.0" Super AMOLED, 1080p, 441ppi, Gorilla Glass 3, ambient light sensor, Gionee's Amigo OS 2.0, based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, MediaTek MT6592 chipset, octa-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Mali-450MP4 GPU and 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, single LED flash, 1080p video recording, 5MP front-facing ...
Cons: No microSD slot, No Android KitKat at launch, Non user-replaceable battery, No LTE connectivity, No NFC, Chipset is upper midrange at best (granted, you're not being charged a premium price)
Summary: Overall, for a price of around Rs 22999 (currently selling for Rs 20000-21000), the device is a decent buy with great design, excellent build and display and an above average camera performance.
Excerpt: The Gionee Elife S5.5 comes with an excellent looking design in the slimmest package possible and also features a bold hardware spec sheet. The UI isnt very well refined and there are some heating issues, but overall the handset is worth the price.
Gionee Elife S5.5 review: Poor battery life ruins a beautiful phone
12 July 2014
Summary: The Gionee Elife S5.5 was launched at an MRP of Rs 27,199, though it’s available in most retail stores for approximately Rs 22,000. The S5.5 is a great device to consider if you’re looking for a smartphone that stands out with its looks.
Summary: Over the past few months, we’ve been consistently impressed by the offerings brought forth by Gionee. With a focus on bringing high end specifications at a mainstream price point, the company has mostly succeeded with the likes of the Elife E6 and E7.
Pros: Design & Construction, Camera, Display
Cons: Average performance, Battery Life, Video quality
Summary: Gionee has risen in the ranks in the past year like anything. Ever since it unveiled the ‘E’ series, Gionee has continuously and vigorously attacked different segments of the market and excelled at it.
Summary: For a brand that has been in the crowded Indian smartphone market for little over a year, Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee has found a way to break through the clutter. The brand’s flagship device Elife E7 was touted as the best Android camera phone, and soon after Gionee unveiled the world’s...
Pros: Beefy specifications, a superb full-HD screen, surprisingly low price tag