Big, strong, durable, or reliable, if you are in the market for a new smartphone, chances are that Gionee Marathon M5 will fit your fancy. The Gionee Marathon M5 is a mid-range with an impressively long battery life in a phablet size. The device is equipped with a pair of batteries that deliver combined juice sufficient to power a tablet comfortably. Gionee M5 squeezes in a massive IPS display and is powered by a quad-core processor. It outperforms its competitors thanks to its terrific battery life, processing power and storage capacity.
Look and feel
The Marathon M5 sports a combination of metal and plastic which feels sturdy and durable. Gionee managed to trim the thickness down to 8.6mm by increasing the length and width. However, the larger battery has made the Marathon M5 a lot heavier, weighing in at 0.211kg
Marathon M5 comes with a 5.5-inch Amoled screen, 5-megapixel front camera, Gorilla Glass 3, and non-backlit capacitive navigation buttons. The microSD card slot sits on the right and can accept cards of up to 128GB. The two 4G Micro-SIM slots are placed on the left. The power and volume buttons are ergonomically placed and have good tactile feedback. It also has an IR blaster near the 3.5mm headphone socket on the top.
At the back is a 13-megapixel camera and a single-LED flash. The unit ships with a charger, data cable, headset, manuals, screen guard, and a flip cover. The cover is not windowed or magnetic so it will not turn the phone’s screen on and off automatically. It’s also completely devoid of branding, which masks the identity of the phone.
Superb battery life
The Gionee Marathon M5 is powered by a pair of 3010mAh batteries for a combined battery capacity of 6020 mAh. In addition to the astounding battery capacity, the phablet is designed with dual charging chips and improved power management. An extreme power-saving mode allows you squeeze out an enormous 62 hours of standby time from only 5% of battery capacity.
You can get the Marathon M5 between N60,000 to N75,000 .
Gionee Marathon M5 is quite heavy, but if you can look past that, the three-day battery life is a good enough reason to pick it a shot, if you frequently suffer from battery drain.