Gionee Marathon M5 Review

Today we will be reviewing Gionee Marathon M5, an Android smartphone manufactured by Gionee, a smartphone manufacturer multinational company which has produced and marketed different ranges of smartphones around the world. To survive in the competition between different mobile manufacturers, on November, 2015 Gionee released a smartphone named Gionee Marathon M5. The Gionee Marathon M5 is the predecessor of the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus which was later launched on 2015, December.

The Gionee Marathon M5’s body, just like other high-end devices of Gionee, is completely made up of metal. The device features metal frame on the sides of its body and also at the rear part. The rear part, however, is not slippery and easy to hold. The device also features the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass from the front. Moreover, the rear panel of the Gionee M5 is slightly curved which also helps the users to hold the device easily.

Moreover, the Gionee Marathon M5 features an earpiece followed by sensors and notification LED lamp on its right and front facing camera on its left at the top of the screen. The device features the capacitive home button, recent app and back button below the screen which are not supported by backlit. However, its successor, the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus features a physical home button. The device, moreover, carries the dual SIM card slots at the left hand side. This means the back lid of this device is not removable.

The device features the power button and volume adjusting keys followed by microSD card above them at the right side of its body. Moreover, we also can note that the device possesses 3.5 mm headphone socket and IR sensor at the top, and a USB port and a microphone at the bottom. Besides, the device features main camera, LED flashlight and secondary mic at its rear side. The speaker grille can be seen at the rear-bottom.

Additionally, the Gionee Marathon M5 features 5.5 inches, Super AMOLED capacitive display which is featured in high-end smartphones of Gionee. However, the device possesses only 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixels) resolution screen. The Gionee Marathon M5, moreover, acquires protection of Gorilla Glass 3 on its screen. The device, because of Super AMOLED screen, provides vibrant color in the screen and sharp texts. The viewing angles too are good. The screen receives the auto brightness mode feature which automatically adjusts brightness under bright light.

Besides, because the Gionee Marathon M5 was launched 2 years ago, it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, and cannot be updated to new versions launched by Android. The device is packed with Mediatek MT6735, Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 and Mali-T720MP2 GPU. The device comes with 32 GB of internal memory and 3 GB of RAM. Also, the device features a microSD card slot which allows users to expand the memory up to 128 GB.

Additionally, the Gionee Marathon M5 is furnished with 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, phase detection autofocus rear camera. The rear camera has got features like geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, touch focus, face/smile detection and so on. The rear camera helps to shoot HD videos at 1080p@30fps and also captures quality photos during the daytime. Moreover, the device features 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture lens front facing camera. The secondary camera too shoots videos at 720p.

Further, the Gionee Marathon M5 is equipped with Li-Po 6020 mAh non-removable battery. Nevertheless, this device, because being old, lacks fast charging functionality which can be noted in many other smartphones. The battery, however, is good and gives nice battery backup. The device is available in gold, white and black colors.

Gionee Marathon M5 Price in Nepal : Rs. 30,000 (Around)

Gionee Marathon M5 Specification


 Size  5.5 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  13.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB
 ROM  32 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
 PC Sync  No
 Location  GPS


 Operating Software  Android 5.1 Lollipop

Physical Information

 Color+  White, Black and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  152 x 76 x 8.6 mm
 Weight  211 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  6020 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

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


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