Gionee P7 Max
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About the Phone
- The screen has good viewing angles and colour production.
- The UI is clean and easy to use.
- The phone has a guest mode feature that allows you to hide specific data.
- It has a good camera app which displays good image quality.
- The body feels bulky when you hold it with one hand.
- The phone might have slight heating issues.
If you don’t wish to spend much on buying a mobile phone and are happy with essential, smooth-running functions, this is the phone for you. The phone also has a child mode, which is a great feature to have if you’re spending your time around children and want to limit their access to your data.
The Gionee P7 Max is available in two colours, Gold and Grey-Blue with an internal storage of 32GB with expandable memory. The phone comes with a 16MP rear camera with a rear flash and a 5MP front camera. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1080 pixels, and also measures 154.00 x 76.80 x 8.80mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 182.00 grams.
While the Gionee A1 has received praises for its good looks, the Gionee P7 Max fails to impress as much as the previous phones. The smartphone has a rear panel with curved edges, which makes it easy to hold with both hands. Users may face an issue in operating the phone with one hand since the body is quite bulky and thick.
A little above the selfie camera is the earpiece, the LED indicator and a proximity sensor. The back of the panel is removable, where lies the dual sim card slots, the memory card slot and the battery. The back also consists of the 13MP camera, an LED flash, a circular Gionee logo and speaker grills at the bottom.
The top has a 3.5mm audio jack, the charging port is at the bottom of the phone, and the right side has the power button and the volume rockers.
The Gionee P7 Max has a 5.5-inch HD display of 720×1280 pixel resolution, but with a pixel density as low as 267ppi. Nonetheless, the screen has proven to be quite vibrant with good viewing angles and colour display. Still, when using the phone under direct sunlight, the screen is more on the reflective side and viewing is a little unclear. The screen still suffices for clicking outdoor photos and provides a good experience for playing games and watching movies.
The Gionee P7 Max works on an octa-core MediaTek SoC along with 3GB RAM. When we tested the phone, it performed considerably well and without any signs of lagging. Although there was slight heating while trying out a few games, it held up pretty well for most of it. When we opened and switched between more than 12 apps, there was no lag there either.
An upgrade from the Gionee P7 that only offers 16GB of internal memory, the Gionee P7 Max offers 32GB internal memory, with expandable memory via a micro-SD card.
The Gionee P7 Max not only offers dual sim card slots, but it also has great phone call quality and offers good signal reception and VoLTE network connectivity.
While the camera of this model isn’t as good as the other Gionee phones, its picture quality is still pretty good. The P7 Max offers a 13MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies. After putting it to test, while low light photos are average at best, the detailing on the images clicked during the day turned out to be quite impressive. The camera app also has multiple shooting modes such as panorama, slow-motion, burst amongst others. It also has an app to create GIFs and a beautification app to help enhance your selfies.
The Gionee P7 Max consists of a 3100 mAh battery which after testing, proved to last a little more than a day after a reasonable amount of usage. Compared to the previous phones manufactured by the Gionee, this phone lacks the mileage expected from a battery even within this price range.
While the Gionee P7 Max is a well-rounded, well-balanced phone, it fails to beat its competitors in the market, such as the Moto G4 Plus. The Moto has a better design than the Gionee, has a fingerprint sensor and a better CPU. If you’re going for a phone within this price range, you can give the Gionee P7 Max a pass.