The Gionee Marathon M5 is a smartphone that has generated a lot of interest. Any smartphone packing a 6,020 mAh battery and capable of charging other gadgets should generate that kind of interest.
I got the chance to play with one belonging to a friend earlier this year. It runs Android Lollipop with Gionee’s custom Amigo 3.1 user interface, has a large 5.4-inch display, has a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, and it is 4G LTE enabled.
The M5 looks and feels like a solid device and good value for money. My friend thinks so too, and he seems quite happy with his unit. He says that, above all things, he is especially satisfied with the battery life. Personally, it is a smartphone I have considered for personal use because of the combination of dualSIM, 4G LTE and battery life. However, the size and weight is of some concern to me.
I’d love to have your thoughts about it though. You can check out the Gionee Marathon M5’s specifications so as to have a full picture of what the smartphone is about. What do you like about the phone and what are the issues you have with it? Do you see yourself using it as your everyday smartphone? Talk to me, people! Use the comments box below.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.