Gionee M7 Power is a new offering by Gionee for its power usage. As the name suggests the smartphone houses a massive 5000mAh of the battery which is one of the most crucial topics in choosing a good smartphone. As the year of 2017 is of bezel-less smartphone and Full View Display, Gionee brings M7 Power with a Full View Display along with the massive battery. The Gionee M7 Power is priced at 16999 INR. Let’s check if its worth our buy or not.
Design and Build:
The design section is not very interesting as this type of design is seen in almost every device. Our device is Gold in colour and offers a shiny rear panel. The phone is bit heavy due its big battery capacity and the 6-inch size makes it more difficult to hold and use. But still the built is sturdy. The phone was dropped sometimes but still didn’t get any crack or scratches.
The rear panel is divided into three sections, the top one has camera and flash, and the section has glass body. The midsection has shiny and has dotted abstract design, along with Fingerprint sensor and Gionee Logo. The bottom part has a metal cover. The front panel has 18:9 Full View Display, camera sensors at the top and a Gionee logo at the bottom. There are three on-screen buttons provided in this smartphone.
The top edge has IR Blaster while the bottom part has a 3.5-mm Audio Jack, speaker grill and micro USB port. The volume rocker keys are at the right side along with power button while the SIM card tray is stapled on the right side. Overall the design is a classic, the build quality is sturdy.
The Gionee M7 Power features a 6-inch HD+ display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution. The 18:9 ratio display is good and offers great colour reproduction. Gionee provides pre-installed screen guard on it which is really good. The sunlight readability is acceptable. The viewing angles on the device are not that great.
Gionee M7 Power runs on 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It offers 64GB of inbuilt storage and a microSD card slot which can support up to 256GB. Its a Dual-SIM smartphone which supports 4G VoLTE. Other connectivity options are 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC.
On the software section, Gionee M7 Power smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system with Amigo 5.0 skin on top. The UI is good but the tone level seems a bit too colourful. There is a lot of bloatware which comes preloaded on the smartphone.
This section of the smartphone is average. Despite the Snapdragon chipset and 4GB of RAM, the smartphone lags a lot and sometimes the screen freezes. Multitasking is also average as you can swipe up the apps but the app takes time to load up every time.
The Gaming section is also not good. One can enjoy smaller games like Subway Surfer and Candy Crush but big games like Asphalt 8 lags a lot. The fingerprint sensor works fine and quickly unlocks the smartphone. There is a minimal heating issue with charging and heavy camera usage.
The 4G VoLTE works fine and there wasn’t any type of call drop issue. The Audio and Video quality of the smartphone is good and as battery support you can watch continous videos. The Benchmark section of the device is average. It scored 45454 in AnTuTu while the GeekBench score was 2567 in Multi-Core and 674 in Single Core.
The 5000mAh of battery offers excellent battery life. One can use the phone for 2 days straight and still the battery will be more than 20%. In my moderate usage the phone last for 2 days still there is 17% battery remaining on it. Probably on minimal usage, users will get more than 3 days of battery life easily. Gionee is also offering Quick Charge along with it but still it takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the handset.
As Dual-Camera is on trend, Gionee M7 Power offers a single 13-MP camera alosng with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. The camera shoots decent images with good amount of indepth details. The colur saturation is not the best still users get good pictures. The low light performance is not the best but acceptable.
The front camera is of 8-MP with f/2.2 aperture. It shoots good selfies, however if you turned on the beautify the captured selfies has tone level higher than normal and makes the image odd. There are lots of modes offering by the camera like Panorama, 3D Photo, Face Beauty, Card Scanner and Bokeh.
At a price tag of 16,999 INR, the Gionee M7 Power offers powerful battery life but average performance. If you want a good battery life smartphone you can definitely go for it but if you want more there are better options available in the market.