Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Smartphone Review

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Smartphone Review

We use smartphones almost every minute of our lives. This constant usage and dependency demands manufacturers to come up with phones that can give a good battery output. While a good screen, cool graphics and sound quality are surely attractive features, it is high time a phone entered the market that could sustain heavy duty usage and it seems that Gionee has heard our prayer by presenting this powerful phone capable of handling nonstop usage for hours. With this phone’s great power backup, you would be feeling no need to get any additional external battery support.

The phone has aptly been named the Gionee Marathon and here is all you need to know about the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus:

Gionee Marathon M5 plus


At 176 grams, the phone surely has a sturdy construction and is 10.1 mm in thickness which is nothing like current day lighter and sleeker models. However, the phone has sleek edges giving it a comfortable grip in your hand. With a metal frame and overall sleek finish, the phone makes for a smart model and is a great upgrade compared to other Gionee Phones.


The phone comes with a stunning 5 inch super AMOLED screen with a resolution 720×1280 which makes a good screen for viewing, reading and playing games. The colors have a good balance without being too sharp giving it a realistic look but the display does not have a very high brightness level which might make it difficult to use under harsh sunlight. You can watch videos, search for reviews, play Pokemon Go and enjoy every activity on this sleek display with vivid color display.

Software and Internals

The phone runs on the latest Android Lollipop topped by Gionee’s Amigo 3.0 user interface for smooth running and quick shortcuts, customizations, pre-loaded apps and commands which give you seamless integration. The phone runs on a 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor and a 2GB helping you get fluid usage from this phone. As for the memory, the phone offers 16GB memory which can be expanded up to 32GB with a micro SD card slot. It helps the phone handle multitasking smoothly and efficiently without lags.

Gionee Marathon M5 plus


Gionee Marathon M5 plus offers an 8MP camera that helps captures great photos in good lighting. The photos come out clear and have good color balance and clarity in detail. However the phone lacks image stabilization causing even a slight movement that makes the photograph hazy. The front camera is 5MP which takes amazing selfies which you can proudly font on social media platforms. You can select through various pre-installed filters and have fun with the camera app. The colors are sharp and vivid and it makes for a good camera in sunlight.


Speaking of its amazing 5000 mAh battery, this enormous battery can last up to 2 days on a single charge. That means when the rest of the world is searching for the top best portable power banks to support their low battery smartphone, you can simply relax and get the most out of this smartphone easily. This is a great phone for those who love playing endless games or watching movies and videos on your phone as you won’t be requiring any back up power bank as it can easily sustain heavy usage. On a video loop test, the phone presented a performance of over 21 hours shattering all previous records. The phone can charge quickly enough and give you at least two days of battery on normal usage that includes texting, calls, games and viewing videos. The phone runs seamlessly without lags as you switch from one app to the other and apps like Temple Run work without any pause giving you a great experience for your money.

Be sure to get this stunning phone with an even more impressive power back up that helps you unleash the true potential of good battery. This phone will surely keep you busy for hours without having to run around to charge it.

 Author bio:

Aditya is a Mumbai based tech enthusiastic and reviewer, blogging for last 2 years, who likes to write about the latest gadgets and geek stuffs from the tech world. You can reach him over Facebook 

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