Gionee has launched Gionee Marathon M5 Plus about a month ago in India at a price of INR 26,999. The main USP of the device is a gigantic 5020 mAh battery. It was made available in other countries about a couple of months ago. Today, we have got a chance to hands on Gionee Marathon M5 Plus. Before heading over to the review.

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Let’s see some specs:

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Features:

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus is powered with a 5020mAh Li-ion battery, M5 Plus has an impressive talk time of up to 21 hours and a standby time of up to 619 hours, offering day long stress-free usage. Despite the large battery, the design is stylish and ergonomic with an ultra slim full metal body and a centrally placed camera.  The phone has 2.5D FHD Amoled water drop display screen. The device is equipped with 3 GB RAM expandable up d 64GB ROM. The Marathon M5 Plus is advanced with the fast and convenient touch sensitivity, giving access to make things work smoother.

Gionee Marathon M5 Key Specs:

  • 2.5D Curved Edge 15.24cm(6.0),   FHD AMOLED display
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Type C USB for Fast charging with Finger Print Security
  • Chip set MT 6753 (Octa Core 1.3 GHZ Android 5.1)
  • 64 GB ROM + 3 GB RAM
  • 13.0MP + 5.0MP camera
  • Amigo 3.1, based on Android 5.1
  • 5020 mAh Li- P0 Dual Setup Battery
  • Champagne Gold and Polar Gold
  • Eco mode, Power saving mode, Extreme mode
  • CDMA Bands 800MHz

Talking further about the device while launch, Mr. Alok Shrivastava, Regional Director North, Gionee said, “We are thrilled to bring the M5 Plus to India. The device is a perfect reflection of a beautifully crafted powerhouse. Our motto with the Marathon series remains the same with each device to make people’s life stress free with no battery issues bothering them. We at Gionee believe that smart phone are needed to take down your burdens not add on it, hence, we design our devices as per the utmost needs of our consumers.”

Hands on Video Gionee Marathon M5 Plus:


Marathon M5 Plus runs on the advanced Amigo 3.1 and has highly optimised software for flawless experience.

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Display and Design:

The phone reflects a giant capacity of 3G RAM and 64 GB ROM with a 2.5D Curved Edge 15.24cm(6.0),   FHD AMOLED display and packed with Octa Core Processor 1.3 GHZ . The device is equipped with exciting features like Amiclone; that allows you to switch data from your old device at a fraction of a second. The smartphone comes with an energy efficient mode comprising of Eco Mode, Power Saving Mode, Extreme Mode allowing customers have a better experience.

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Gionee Marathon M5 Plus has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and front facing 5MP camera allowing a superior picture capturing experience. Advanced image processing enables taking continuous shots of objects in action and full panoramic shots of great scenes!

Here are some pictures taken from Gionee Marathon M5 front and back camera:

Additional Features:

Accredited with some of the newly added features such as camera that can be opened from the gallery and trash feature and few interesting apps like mobile security the solution for anti-theft, Child mode app, Gionee abroad services displaying two countries time zones, flight information and hotel information for those travelling international frequently, the theme park and the prime version theme. The device also allows the users to multitask where you can watch a playing video while playing games.


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