The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite is one of the few devices that comes with a massive battery pack. To be precise, the device sports a battery pack of 4000 mAh, and that’s massive by any means! Gionee’s Marathon series has been dedicated by the company to provide the customers with smartphones that have the largest battery capacity and top-notch backup.
Coming to the specifications, the smartphone features a 5-inch IPS display that comes with a resolution of 1280 x 720, and is covered with Asahi Dragon trail Glass for an added layer of protection from scratches and all. The dual SIM device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop variant with Gionee’s Amigo UI 3.1 on top of it. The UI is quite feature rich, and gives the device an amazing feel.
As far as performance is concerned, Gionee has made no compromises in this department as well. A 64-bit quad-core processor MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz powers the device and the graphics are handled by a modest Mali T720 GPU. For fast multitasking, Gionee has included a RAM of 3 GB, and the internal storage is rated at 32 GB. The memory of the device can be expanded up to 128 GB using a microSD card.
For the photography enthusiasts, the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite comes with an 8 MP rear facing camera, which is accompanied by an LED flash to ensure well lit images even in the night. The rear camera is capable of recording 1080p videos. The front of the device has a 5 MP selfie camera that also takes pretty decent shots.
As noted above, the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite is a dual SIM device and has support of 4G LTE connectivity. The device supports both the Indian bands for seamless connectivity in India as well. Besides 4G, the device also supports HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and USB OTG. Overall, the device is quite rich in terms of connectivity features and options.
The main highlight of the device is its battery pack of 4000 mAh. The company claims that the device can give a talktime of 33 hrs on 2G, and 19 hrs on 3G connection. The stand-by time of the device is rated at a whopping 450 hrs on 2G, and 400 hrs while the network is set on 3G. With such a large sized battery, you can also charge other device using the USB OTG feature. The numbers are quite overwhelming, and the device is surely one of the best smartphones in the budget segment, and a major credit goes to the mammoth sized battery pack of the device.
Gionee has priced the device at Rs. 12,999, and is already available on their online stores, while it will soon be available at the offline stores too.
Gionee Marathon M5 Lite Specifications
Display: 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with Asahi Dragon trail Glass protection
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU
Storage: 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128 GB with microSD
Software/OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Amigo UI 3.1
Camera: 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1080p video recording; 5 MP front-facing camera
Audio: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Dimensions: 143 x 69.9 x 8.5 mm; Weight: 183g
Connectivity: 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
Battery: 4000 mAh battery
Colour Options: Golden Colour