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    Gionee A1

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    Release Date
    5-Feb-17
    Market Status
    Available
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    Original Price
    ₹19,651
    Price with Buyback
    Approx. ₹7,860
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    4010 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v7.0 (Nougat)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    5.5 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
    Colors
    + 2
    Ram & Storage:
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    General
    Announced On5-Feb-17
    Market StatusAvailable
    BrandGionee
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 8,999
    Design
    Weight182 grams
    ColorsBlack, Gold, Grey
    BuildCase: Metal, Back: Metal
    Dimensions154.5 x 76.5 x 8.5 mm
    SAR ValueHead: 1.180 W/kg, Body: 0.346 W/kg
    Display
    Screen Size5.5 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
    Pixel Density401 ppi
    Screen to Body Ratio70.39%
    Screen QualityFHD
    Performance
    GPUMali-T860 MP2
    Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 (Nougat)
    ChipsetMediaTek MT6755
    CPUOcta core (2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
    Clock Speed2 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Process Technology28 nm
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants4GB 64GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    RAM TypeLPDDR3
    Storage TypeeMMC 5.1
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 256 GB
    OTG SupportYes
    Front Camera
    Front Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 16MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution16 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Front Camera 1 Lens3" sensor size
    Front Aperturef/2.0
    Front FlashYes, LED Flash
    Battery
    Battery Capacity4010 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-Polymer
    Charger TypeFast
    USB Type-CNo
    Fast ChargingYes
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    NFCNo
    BluetoothYes
    FM RadioYes
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev4.0
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    OISNo
    Rear FlashYes, Dual LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupSingle, 13MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens3" sensor size, 1.12 micrometre pixel size
    Rear SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
    Rear Aperturef/2.0
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Micro, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s 300 Mbit/s ...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s 300 Mbit/s ...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes

    Price & Availability


    Gionee A1 (Black, 4 GB RAM/64 GB)
    Price
    ₹19,651

    About the Phone

    Pros:

    • It has a Full HD AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen display, and a Corning Gorilla Glass protects the screen.
    • It has excellent battery life.
    • The processor ensures the phone operates without any lag.
    • The phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat.
    • Fantastic front and back camera features.

     

    Cons:

    • The body is slightly bulky.
    • It can start having heating issues.
    • The software has a bloating problem.
    • The fingerprint sensor is a hit and miss.

     

    The Gionee A1 is a good-looking phone with a sturdy body and an excellent battery life. It also has a high quality front and back camera for a phone in its price range. If you’re someone who is always on the move or loves to travel and click pictures and selfies, this phone is suited for you.

    With a starting price at Rs. 9878 available at PayTM, Gionee A1 is available in black, grey and gold with an internal storage of 64GB. Specially designed for selfie lovers, the phone sports a 16MP front camera with a front-facing flash. The Gionee A1 also compares with phones such as the Vivo V5 Plus and the Oppo F3.

    The Gionee A1 uses A6000 aircraft-grade material that the company claims is used in making premium cars and planes. The device’s rounded sides and back also adds to its appeal. The front of the phone is primarily glass which reaches the corners of the phone and meets the curve of the metal rim. The phone’s polished back looks, and the body feels sturdy.

     

    The power and volume buttons are on the right, and there is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, with the “Back” and “Recent” buttons on either side of it. The Micro-USB charging port and speaker are on the bottom, while a 3.5mm audio jack is on the top. The front camera is placed on top of the screen which also has an LED flash known as the “Selfie flash”. The Gionee logo is etched in a circle, and it feels like the ideal location for a fingerprint reader. The Gionee name is imprinted at the bottom of the back side as well.

    For a phone within this budget, the Gionee A1 features a 5.5 inch full HD display, with good viewing angles and other display qualities such as brightness and vibrant colours, thanks to the AMOLED panel. The 2.5 D curved glass that is used for the front panel possesses the finger sensor/home button by which you can unlock the phone by touching it even in sleep mode. An annoying feature is the lock screen, which displays different wallpapers every time you unlock the phone, and sometimes it also comes with links and ads. As seen in previous versions of Amigo OS, there is a lot of bloatware which is of hardly any use.

     

    On another note, a few features such as Smart Gestures have also been added which allows you to answer calls, click photos and snooze alarms with the help of gestures.

    In terms of performance, the Gionee A1 is anything but disappointing since the octa-core processor suffices for most jobs. Out of the 4GB of RAM, we discovered that at any moment, 1.8GB of RAM was always available.

     

    One setback we noticed was that the phone got hot after just 30 minutes of usage, be it for gaming, navigation or talking on the phone. It has even restarted after getting heated up, which isn’t acceptable for a phone at any price point.

     

    The Gionee A1 has a fantastic audio enhancement in terms of volume and clarity from earphones as well as speakers. Even in areas with a poor network, the phone has excellent audio clarity.

    The Gionee A1 has a 16MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and the back camera is 13MP with a dual-LED flash. 

     

    The front camera displays great selfies with impressive sharpness and detailing. The front camera has a selfie flash which is quite useful as it stays on like a torch so you can see the effect before you click your selfie. Taking a selfie in low light might be an issue since the front camera maximises the screen brightness which casts an unnatural glow on your face.

     

    The rear camera works pretty well too. It is fast and good at taking difficult macro shots in focus. The images taken during the day takes on natural colours, and other aspects are well balanced. The rear camera faces a few issues in low light, where the images have visible grain and little sharpness.

    The battery performance is one of the biggest highlights of this phone. It comes with a non-removable 4010mAh battery, and the phone can charge to a 100 per cent in less than 2 hours. During a video loop test, the battery life lasted for roughly around 12 hours and 30 minutes, which was quite impressive. With multiple apps left open in the background, the battery still lasted for over 34 hours.

    In this mid-range price segment, the two big selling points of Gionee A1 are the battery life and the camera quality. However, the phone’s heating problem is one of the biggest setbacks and is hard to ignore. The phone also runs on Android Nougat, which is a bonus in itself and along with purchasing the phone, you can also get a two-year warranty paired with a set of JBL headphones. The Gionee A1 is also competing with phones such as the Moto M and Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime in this price range.