Only a few years ago, when asked for recommendations on which smartphone to buy normally we recommended Samsung and Apple. Surprisingly we have a new contender in smartphone market, Gionee tempting us to give advice to anyone who asks us to suggest a stylish and sleek Android smartphone.
The Gionee is manufactured a refreshingly slim designed smartphone with cutting edge hardware. The slim and sleek design is attractive and very comfortably fits in your hand. This mid range device won’t disappoint you, it is bound to tempt anyone with slim looks.
Gionee Elife S5.5 Display, Camera and Performance
Elife S5.5 comes with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and 1080 x 1920 pixels with 5.0 inches. That resolution still works out at ~441 ppi pixel density which is higher than the iPhone 5S (326 ppi).
The main camera is an impressive 13-megapixel 4160 x 3120 pixels shooter including features like auto focus, LED flash. It is a good all-round performer, additionally noise cancellation microphone is added below the rear camera. Camera quality is good in terms of brightness, color and saturation. The front camera is 5MP, which is good enough take selfies and make video calls.
If selfies are your thing, the S5.5 front camera is fantastic, and you’ll be very happy with the results.
Just because you want a smaller smartphone doesn’t necessarily mean that you miss the features and performance. It is packed with Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali-450MP4 GPU with 2GB RAM. It is fast, snappy, and capable of jumping from app to app without any lag. It is capable of running multiple apps smoothly, gaming is also impressive.
Voices come through loud and clear on the Elife S5.5, phone doesn’t seem to have any trouble establishing and maintaining a signal. The battery in the S5.5 is a non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery. For this size the battery is well enough to handle average usage of the user.
Unless you’re an extremely heavy user, the S5.5 battery should last a whole day.
Unfortunately the device has no SD card slot, which is a big disappointment for entertainment lovers. In the box you’ll find OTG cable, which is a gift to add additional storage to the phone.
The Elife S5.5 comes out of the box with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and new Amigo 2.0 UI. Like MIUI interface Amigo is very responsive and faster.
Overall Gionee Elife S5.5 is a great combination of design, hardware and software. Thanks to a modern, sleek design that avoids boring bulky looks in your hand, we won’t hesitate in recommending the Gionee Elife S5.5 to you.