Gionee Marathon M5 Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Gionee Marathon M5 at a Glance:-

The mobile technology turns into Smartphone technology but still facing issue about the battery that is not long lasting for two or even one full day. In every field Smartphone opted better and more advance features from camera, processor to memory capacity.  But battery is still like a beta feature which really needs to be more powerful; to taking this issue into consideration Gionee launches Marathon M5. Main specs highlighted in phone are 5.5 inches AMOLED display, 13 and 5 MP camera, 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor, v5.1 (Lollipop), Dual SIM support, 32 GB ROM with 128 GB Ext. SD card, 3 GB RAM and 6020 mAh battery. Here we will have Short review, Pros and Cons of Gionee Marathon M5.

One thing we can praise about this phone is its dazzling metal and plastic built design. This version of marathon series is more appealing than its predecessor phones. It is quite slim with lesser bezel space, although it’s heavier that most of counterpart devices weighing around 211 grams. MicroSD card slot, power and volume buttons are placed the right, two 4G Micro-SIM slots are placed on the left. The 3.5mm headphone socket near IR blaster on the top.

Its era where phones are coming with QHD resolution even recently Sony launches 4K resolution phone but Gionee seems reserved about this feature & launches 5.5 inches Marathon M5 with 720 x 1280 pixels (HD). This is same applied for its display density of 267 ppi, after eliminating these thing this is relievable to see AMOLED touchscreen instead of IPS. Screen is bright and sharp but don’t expect too much because this falling under average category. To make it protected from the scratches there is guard of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
We didn’t get the point why Gionee frizzed its processor to MediaTek and that is only Quad-core with 1.3 GHz clock speed? However the phone doesn’t show any kind of hiccups in performing day to day tasks. But this configuration doesn’t satisfy the needs of the heavy gamers, multitasking is not a problem until you didn’t fill it with multiple apps. 
Lets come to the camera; everyone especially teenagers and youths are obsessed with group photography, selfies etc. So now it is important to have a quality camera in the Smartphone. This phone has 13 MP primary camera which ensures the decent photography, outdoor pictures are showing more details and feels crisper. The samples of night photographs looks noisy but it can be enhanced to some extent by using manual mode such as ISO, brightness etc. 5 MP front camera is sufficient to snap some cool pictures.
The feature highlighted this Smartphone is its 6020 mAh battery capacity; Gionee official website claims that it can stand up to 62 hours talktime in 2G network that can be a great feature for the people which are mostly stay away from power source.

Specification of Gionee Marathon M5  

Operating System
OS- Android
OS Version- v5.1 (Lollipop)
CPU- MediaTek MT6735
Clock Speed- 1.3 GHz
Core- Quad-core
GPU- Mali T720

Screen and Display
Type- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size- 5.5 inches 
Display Resolution- 720 x 1280 pixels
Display Reinforced- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Density- 267 ppi

Rear- 13 MP
Front- 5 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 152 x 76 x 8.6 mm
Form- Bar
Weight- 211 g

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
3G- HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.0
WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes
Accelerometer- Yes
Light- Yes
Gyroscope- Yes

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 32 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB

SIM Type- Micro
SIM Support- Dual SIM

Capacity- 6020 mAh
Stand By- 557 hours
Talktime- 28 hours

Phone’s Available Colour- White, Gold and Black

Pros of Gionee Marathon M5  

  • OTG cable is supported.
  • Handset look and feel is classy.
  • 4G supported in both SIM slots. 
  • Both SIM slots can be used for CDMA as well GSM.
  • A power bank equivalent 6020 mAh battery.

Cons of Gionee Marathon M5  

  • Display is not so crisp because of low resolution and low PPI.
  • Battery is non-removable.
  • Processor is not so strong.
  • No quick charging facility available for the huge battery takes 4-5 Hours to fully charging.

Solution of Problems in Gionee Marathon M5  

Running apps suddenly stopped and go back to Home screen 
Go to Settings > power management > Power manager > choose "None"

Why to buy and Final words about Gionee Marathon M5  

The phone has two benefits over all other average features.
1. Phone supports 4G+GSM+CDMA in both slots.
2. It has a huge 6020 mAh capacity battery.
And now decision of selecting this phone is just a matter of preferences.

Price-  17999 INR
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