Hands on review: The Gionee S5.1

Taking forward the “Slim” tag, Chinese handset maker Gionee has recently launched the S5.1 smartphone.

Marco Angelo D'Souza

Taking forward the “Slim” tag, Chinese handset maker Gionee has recently launched the S5.1 smartphone.

“At just 5.1mm, re-define the meaning of slim. Crowned the world’s slimmest phone by Guinness World Records,” the company website says.

We have tried our hands on the Gionee S5.1. The phone has a good form factor and is comfortable in the hand and is incredibly light.

The S5.1 has a battery capacity of 2050 mAh. While we fiddled with the phone we found that the phone has a decent battery life.

The phone has an 8.0 mega pixel camera with LED flash while the company boasts of features including “Charm Camera(Face beauty, Makeup, Stamps , PPT ,Live filters)Panorama(Horizontal & Vertical), Face detection, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, 20 snaps in one click, Gesture Shot, Smile Shot.

However we found that it struggled with low-light photography.

The phone runs Android OS, v4.4 Kitkat ( Amigo 2.0) while it has true Octa-core 1.7 Ghz processor. It uses a skinned version of Android called the Amigo Custom UI which you may or may not like and the system’s response gets sluggish when pushed even slightly.

Key Specifications

Display: 4.8-inch AMOLED, 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi)

Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB storage (no expansion via external storage)

Camera: 8MP main with LED, 5MP front facing

Processor: Mediatek MT6592, Octa-core 1.7GHz Cortex A-7

Price: Rs 18,999

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