Gionee is part of the leading china phone brands in the Nigeria. With their recent annoucement at the MWC (Mobile World Congress), the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus are both SUPER when it comes to Selfie and Battery life.
Yes, the phone has good battery life and super camera for the selfie fanatics but there are more compelling features..Keep reading
Gionee A1 Specifications
Design and Build
The Gionee A1 comes with a metallic build with different colors (black,golden).The metal casing at the back curves at the edges and while the finish is matte, and that makes it quite slippery. Thankfully Gionee offers a case as well as a screen protector in the box.
The device’s rounded sides and back also add to its visual appeal. The phone definitely feels sturdy, and the polished back is quite good-looking. The front is dominated by glass which comes right up to the corners of the phone and meets the curve of the metal rim. It fit very well in our hands.
he rear of the Gionee A1 looks familiar, with many current smartphones following the same design. We have antenna lines running across the top and bottom, likewe’ve seen on many other phone. The camera protrudes slightly, but it isn’t as noticeable . There is a dual-LED flash right below the primary camera, with Gionee’s logo below it to give a well-arranged look. The logo is embossed in a circle, and it feels like the natural placement for a fingerprint reader. We kept trying to place our finger on the logo at the back at first, because we’re so used to this positioning now.
Weight: At 183 grams, the Gionee A1 feels slightly heavy for a phone with this screen size
In The Box: The Gionee A1 comes with a charger, a Micro-USB cable, earphones, a transparent back cover, an instruction manual, and a SIM eject tool.
Design and Build Result: 7/10
Gionee A1 software and specification
Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) at 2GHz clock
ROM: 64GB storage with MicroSD card support upto 256GB
SIM: 2 SIM Slot
Network: 4G (Both SIM) which supports LTE,VoLTE, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 and USB-OTG
Battery: 4010mAH (company claims it can last for 48hrs with Max Usage (this phone Charges really fast, which is a cool feature)
Softeware: The handset runs Amigo 4.0 OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat, and is among few handsets in its price segment that offers the latest version of Android out-of-the-box. Gionee’s in-house Amigo OS has received much-required visual updates, and integrates a lot of Nougat features as well. Users will get the ability to run different apps in split-screen mode. The Settings app has also received a refresh, although there is no menu button in the upper left corner which lets users quickly switch between subsections without the need to go back to the main Settings screen.
Gionee has added few features like Smart Gestures that let you do things like answers calls automatically when you pick the phone up, or pause alarms when you flip it over. Smart vibration reminders can notify you about missed calls and messages while the phone is in standby, and a double-tap can wake the phone so you don’t have to reach for the power button. There’s an Edge Bar feature that offers shortcuts to your favorite apps when you swipe left or right on the home button.
Camera: The camera comes with a Front 16MP and a Rear 13MP. This makes the phone a super selfie smartphone.
In a matter of fact, The phone is great and its worth buying, we didn’t just like the regularly all smart phone design look.
PRICE: Approximately N120,000, depending on the store