Gionee Marathon M5 Mini Review

Today we will be reviewing a well-liked Android smartphone Gionee M5 Mini manufactured by Gionee, a famous multinational company which has been manufacturing various ranges of smartphones and serving the world by marketing them in different parts of the world. In order to compete, Gionee released a smartphone named Gionee Marathon M5 Mini along with Gionee Marathon M5 Mini, on January, 2016. The Gionee M5 Mini is called small sibling of the Gionee M5 Lite which was the predecessor of the Gionee M5 Plus.

The body of Gionee Marathon M5 Mini is completely made as of the Gionee M5 Lite. The device features metal frame on the sides of its body, however, the rear part is made up of plastic. The device looks same like the Gionee M5 Lite. However, the rear panel of the Gionee M5 Mini is slightly curved which helps the users to hold the device safely.

Moreover, the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini features an earpiece at the top of the screen and is followed by sensors and front facing camera on each side. However, the device lacks the notification LED light which is also not available in the Gionee M5 Lite. The device, furthermore, features capacitive home button, recent app and back button below the screen which is not supported by backlit. The device also equips the SIM card slots and microSD card under the rear panel.

In addition, at right side of the device we can see note the volume alternation keys followed by a power button below . We also can observe the 3.5 mm headphone socket at the top, and a USB port and a microphone at the bottom. Besides, the device features main camera and LED flashlight at its rear side and also speaker grill at the rear-bottom.

Additionally, the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini features 5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive display which is also featured in different smartphones of Gionee. The device also possesses HD screen having 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixels) resolution. However, the Gionee M5 Mini lacks any type of protection in its screen. The text is sharp, colors are saturated and the viewing angles are good. The screen receives the auto brightness mode feature which automatically adjusts brightness under bright light. Overall, the display of Marathon M5 Lite is very good.

The Gionee Marathon M5 Mini also runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, which cannot be updated to new software launched by Android. Moreover, the device is packed with Mediatek MT6580, Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 and Mali-400MP2 GPU. The device, acquires, 16 GB of internal memory and 2 GB of RAM. The space of the device can be expanded up to 128 GB using an external microSD card. However, the Gionee M5 Lite has 32 GB of internal memory and 3 GB of RAM.

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

The Gionee Marathon M5 Mini, just like its twin, the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite, is equipped with Li-Po 4000 mAh non-removable battery which is also not supported fast charging functionality. The battery, is good and gives nice battery backup as of the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite. The device is available in gold, white and black colors.

Gionee Marathon M5 Mini Price in Nepal : Rs. 16,000 (Around)

Gionee Marathon M5 Mini 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  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM (3FF)
 2G Sim  NA


 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  No
 Location  GPS
  NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 5.1 Lollipop

Physical Information

 Color+  White, Black and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  143.5 x 71 x 9.6 mm
 Weight  NA
 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  NA

Audio and Video

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


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