Gionee M5

The Gionee M5 has come as a part of Gionee’s marathon line of phones, and it has brought significant improvements in the line.

Since the coming of smartphones, one problem that became popular is that of battery constantly running out. Powerbanks came as the good news, but because even they are hardly getting much charged, they are also easy to run out.

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The solution now seems to be a phone with a massive and crazy battery that can run as good as it can go. That is it with the Gionee Marathon 5.

Phone Design

The first and most obvious thing which is easy to appreciate with the phone is the fact that it is very beautiful and well built. It has a 5.5 inch HD display which is protected against cracking by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The display is extremely good and smooth. The only problem that I noted is with the touch screen which is not as responsive as I would have loved.

It is a dual sim phone and it runs the Amigo 3.1 user interface (UI) which is designed based on the Android Lollipop 5.1.

Storage, Memory, and Processor

Also, the phone comes with a rather large storage space of around 32 GB internal memory provided. Also to this, the space could easily be expanded to as high as 128GB via microSD card.

With this, you can have all your mobile videos, pictures, songs and apps well kept. It even gets better knowing that the Gionee piece functions very good as regards its multimedia functionality.

Powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, the phone has a 3GB of RAM. The RAM as found will be able to give the best in smooth performance.

Withe the internet connectivity, it allows for GSM, HSPA, and LTE connection.

Camera Performance

Gionee m5 CameraCamera performance

Something else that the phone has to brag about is the camera it features. Even though it is not the highest on the field, with 13 MP, the phone has a back camera that beats the 8MP that many phones have come to accept as the standard for back cameras.

Audio quality

The audio quality of the phone is not the best you can get out there, but that is understandable since it comes with a mono speaker. However, with a pair of headphones, you should have a very good experience. In fact, it comes with a pair of earphones that have great sound signature and are very impressive.

You will not have the best of the sound if you are playing it outdoors because it is not as loud as some people may want. As such if you want the fairly sounding phone that should only be loud enough for a small room, this should be the deal.

Battery life

One thing that stands the phone from all others is the fact that it has what can be said to be one of the best phone batteries out there. At 6020 mAh, this battery is even better than more expensive phones including the Techno Phantom 6 in the battery line.

Let me add something here. The generous battery it comes with can be shared with others as it allows you to use it as a power bank and charge other phones using the Gionee cable it comes with.

Finally, although it is heavy, I have come to note that it as a result of the battery size and weight. Of course, there is no way that a 6020 mAh battery can come light.

Specifications of the Gionee M5

  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo 3.1
  • Display: 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720)
  • Battery: 6020 mAh
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit
  • Storage: 32GB ( expandable up to 128GB with microSD card)


  • The battery life is great.
  • Strong build and has good quality
  • The camera is good
  • Is designed with good features
  • It has large space and with the processor and RAM, there is good processing speed and easy multitasking.


  • It doesn’t have the smoothest of touchscreens when you are using.
  • The phone is quite heavy.


The best way you can describe the Gionee M5 is the true Nigerian phone. This is most especially as it can easily cater for you even when there is continuous power interruption considering that it has one of the best batteries you can get in any phone.

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Overall, however, this is a very good phone that should be able to serve the most diverse phone needs of buyers.

Where to Buy the Gionee M5

If you are interested in buying the Gionee M5, you will get to have various options online. We have been able to find it good on Jumia Nigeria and there are various options to select from.

Check it out on Jumia Nigeria and Pay on Delivery