Gionee has come up with a new budget smartphone named the Gionee P7. The smartphone is priced approximately at Rs 10k and offers nominal specifications like 2GB RAM, 5-inch HD display and 2,300mAh of battery. The specifications are not the best in class but let’s see what the smartphone offers in terms of the real-life usage.
Design and Build
Gionee P7 is a candybar-shaped smartphone with curved edges. Unlike some of the best smartphone in this segment which offers metal build, it stills sticks to the plastic construction. The rear part has a glossy and shiny surface which gives it premium looks.
The rear panel has Gionee logo, with speakers at the bottom and camera at the top. The front panel has secondary camera and sensors at the top, three capacitive backlit buttons at the bottom of display. The power and volume rocker is placed on the right side of the edge. MicroUSB is on the bottom and 3.5mm audio jack is on the top.
The overall design of the smartphone is not so impressive, but the glossy part does make it look premium. The device fits in one hand easily and is light in weight to hold.
Gionee P7 offers a 5-inch HD display (1,280 x 720 pixels). The display seems somehow a little dull and toned down even at full brightness. The sunlight readability is average as well as it cannot be seen easily via different viewing angles.
Hardware and Software
The smartphone runs on 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of inbuilt memory which can be further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot. It is a dual SIM smartphone with 4G VoLTE support. Sadly, there is no fingerprint sensor in this smartphone.
It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with its custom Amigo UI 3.2.0 on the top of it. The UI is average, it has customization tools but seems less attractive. It contains a lot of bloatware like this results minimal internal storage like 9GB is free out of 16GB.
The everyday usage is good but if you throw more than 5-6 apps on the Gionee P7 simultaneously, it starts hanging. The touch response of the smartphone is good. The multitasking ability is average.
The gaming response is not very good. One can run simple games like Candy Crush and Subway Surfers but high-end games like Asphalt 8 lags and hangs down the smartphone.
The Benchmark performance of the smartphone is average. It scores 33113 in AnTuTu which is very less comparing to the other smartphones in this segment. The GeekBench 3 result were 570 in Single-Core and 1611 in Mutli-Core.
The Audio and Video quality is ok but not that impressive. The connectivity feature works fine. It also supports OTG. There was no call drop or any kind of connectivity issue with it.
The 2,300mAh of battery doesn’t score much in our test. It lasts for 8 hours in our loop video test. The smartphone is able to give 12 hours runtime with minimal usage.
The rear panel sports an 8MP camera with LED flash. The camera productivity is average comparing to other smartphone cameras. It produces images with very less details. The front camera is of 5MP which shoots decent selfies but are less attractive and lack colour reproduction and sharpness.
The Gionee P7 is an average smartphone with its all specification and performance. It doesn’t offer much to the users but if you need a smartphone urgently that’s available offline easily, you can go for it. But if you can wait and purchase online, then other options are better such as the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, Xiaomi Note 4 and Lenovo K6 Power.
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