Gionee has significantly gained momentum in the smartphone market. Not only Gionee keeps its phone stylish, the company also prices the phones competitively. Recently, Gionee launched its “M6 Plus” smartphone that comes along with its sibling “Gionee M6.” So let’s see how this smartphone works in the real world and if it is really worth your time and money.
Let’s tell you upfront that the phone has a premium look. Not only the phone has full metal unibody but also has decent form factor. The amazing property of this phone is that in spite of having large battery, the phone thickness is kept less. The phone is big as its dimensions are 6.32 x 3.17 x 0.32 inches and so using this phone through one hand is not possible. The smartphone weighs 215 grams that can be too heavy for many users. The phone offers a 6.0 inches super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display is one of the best features of the phone, as the screen produces amazing colors. The viewing angles are great and so is the sunlight legibility.
The phone is powered by an Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor that is backed by Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset and Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The processor seems too old compared to the prize one pays to get to have this phone. The same kind of hardware could be found in budget segment of smartphones like Meizu M3 Note. The processor works fine for day to day functions. The smartphone comes in 64/128 GB internal storage and with 4 GB of RAM. The internal memory could be expanded up to 256 GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone runs on Android platform and works on Android OS, version 6.0 i.e. Marshmallow. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks and allows dual-SIM compatibility.
The primary camera provided in this phone features 16 MP, f/1.8 MP, phase detection autofocus camera that is supported by dual-LED flashlight. The rear camera also comes with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. The front camera sports a 8MP camera. The rear camera works great as it captures decent pics that too in dim light conditions too. The front camera takes shareworthy pics and fulfills all kinds of selfie needs. Video recording is done with frames like 1080p@30fps, however, 4K video recording cannot be done with the camera. Talking about multimedia, the smartphone features loudspeaker but doesn’t feature a 3.5mm audio jack. Also, the smartphone has been provided with IR Blaster, which remains absent in Gionee M6.
The battery is one of the best attraction of this phone, as a gigantic 6020 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery is provided in the phone. The battery can easily work for two and half days with heavy usage. However, the one drawback we did find with the battery was that it did not support fast charging. The lack of fast charging would then take more than 3 hours to charge the phone completely. The smartphone offers a range of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.0 with A2DP, A-GPS, FM radio, RDS, recording, microUSB v2.0 and USB On-The-Go. There are several sensors provided in the smartphones i.e. Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.