Gionee Marathon M5 Lite Review

Today we will analyze Gionee Marathon M5 Lite, a popular Android smartphone manufactured by a renowned smartphone manufacturing company Gionee, which has been producing various ranges of smartphones and marketing throughout the world. Giving continuity to this tradition, Gionee released a new smartphone named Gionee Marathon M5 Lite on 2016, January and was the small as well as big version of the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus and Gionee M5 Mini respectively .

The body of Gionee Marathon M5 Lite, just like other mid-range devices, is completely made up of plastic. However, the sides of the device are made up of metal and the rear panel has got metallic look. The device has got an identical look of other devices manufactured by Gionee. The device receives an earpiece, followed by sensors and front facing camera on each side at the top of the screen. The device, however, lacks the notification LED light. The device, furthermore, features capacitive home button, recent app and back button below the screen. The device equips the SIM card slots and microSD card beneath the back lid.

In addition, we can see that the device features the volume alternation keys followed by a power button below in its right side. At the top, we also can observe the 3.5 mm headphone socket, and we can observe a USB port and a microphone at the bottom. The device, besides, possesses main camera and LED flashlight at the rear side of the device and speaker grille at the rear bottom.

Besides, the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite, just like other smartphones of Gionee, features IPS LCD capacitive display screen having 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixels) resolution and 5.0 inches screen. The device also possesses the protection of Asahi dragon tail glass. Moreover, the screen is also slightly curved on both edges which makes is look attractive and provides good viewing angle. The text is sharp and colors are saturated. The device also features auto brightness mode which automatically adjusts brightness under bright light. Overall, the display of Marathon M5 Lite is very good.

The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite packs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, and could not be updated to new software launched by Android. Moreover, the device is equipped with Mediatek MT673, Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 and Mali-T720MP2 GPU. The device, besides, is equipped with 32 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128 GB with the help of an external microSD card.  Also, the Gionee MarathonM5 Lite comes with 3 GB of RAM.

Additionally, the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite comes with 8 MP, autofocus rear camera. The rear camera comes with features like geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, touch focus, face/smile detection. The rear camera is also capable of capturing videos at 1080p. The rear camera helps to capture good photos during the daytime. Moreover, the device features 5 MP of front facing camera.

The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite is equipped with Li-Po 4000 mAh non-removable battery. However, the device, just like other normal smartphones, lacks fast charging functionality. The battery, on the basis of it’s capacity, is good and gives nice battery backup. The device is available in golden color.

Gionee Marathon M5 Lite Price in Nepal : Rs. 18,000 (Around)

Gionee Marathon M5 Lite Specification


 Size  5.0 inches
 Resolution  720 x 1280 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed 1.3 GHz
 CPU Type Quad-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  (FHD) 1920 x 1080p@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  8.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB
 ROM  32 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable To 128 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM (3FF)
 2G Sim  850/900/1800/1900 MHz
 4G TDD LTE  B40


 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 b/g/n, NA
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.0
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS
  NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 5.1 Lollipop

Physical Information

 Color+  Golden
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  143 x 69.9 x 8.5 mm
 Weight  183 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  NA
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  4000 mAh
 Removable  Li-Po

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA


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