Gionee announces Marathon M5 with a massive 6020mAh battery for 2299RMB

Gionee has been busy off late with releasing the next set of phones in all of its categories and along with the Elife E8 flagship, Gionee unveiled what can be considered as the world’s most longest lasting phones in terms of battery life! Marathon M5, with a massive 6020 mAh battery! It is not just the battery department that it will be known for, read thru the specifications and the details that follow to know how Gionee has been coming off so good in getting a good blend of many different features:

Gionee Marathon-M5

Marathon M5 Specifications:

Display: 5.5″ AMOLED 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)

Form factor: 8.5mm thickness and around 200gms in weight

Processor: MediaTek MT 6735 Quad-core 1.3 GHz

OS: Amigo UI 3.0 based off Android Lollipop

Internal Memory: 16GB Expandable upto 128 GB via microSD card


Camera: 13MP rear camera + 5MP front shooter

Battery: 6,020mAh Dual Li-ion non-removable

Connectivity: Dual SIM 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Colors: Silver White

Price: 2299 RMB

The Marathon M5 is stated to provide at least 2 days of battery backup for a heavy user and 4 days for an average user – this is really way above the marks of many different phones out there, with the kind of specs that the M5 comes with. 13MP and a 5MP camera duo make it a phone that is way above the mid-range considering that the 2014 flagship killers like Xiaomi Mi4 and OnePlus One came with that camera configuration. The Amigo UI 3.0 has come a long way in becoming a very good, stable and smooth OS delivering good battery performance. Though it is packing a 6000 mAh battery which is massive, the phone still kept itself at 200 gms which is around the same as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G that is also a 5.5 incher. Gionee has truly pulled off some good designing here!

M5 features a smart power consumption system such that it can remain on standby mode for up to 62 hours with 5% of power left under extreme mode. M5 also supports fast charging and reverse charging as well that turns the device into a power bank and helps you charge other phones in case of an emergency.

Though it remains to be seen at what price the Marathon M5 will arrive in India, it still makes it all a very desirable phone with the major problem facing users being the battery life. We will try to get our hands on the device and we reckon it must be a good show! M5 will reportedly launch in July in India.

Cosmic Paladin

Cosmic Paladin is a Tech Enthusiast and a Gadget Freak! From Nokia 3310 from back in the day to OnePlus One today, he has used tons of devices and has dived deep into the nuances of what it takes to make a good phone. As a Product Manager building enterprise mobile and web apps, his passion is music, photography and tech blogging!

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