Gionee has added yet another device in its Marathon lineup, called the Marathon M5 Plus. The M5 Plus was launched in China last year and it is only now that it has been unveiled for the Indian market. Marathon series is known for its mammoth battery capacity and the M5 Plus is no different. The device comes packed with a 5020mAh battery pack and also features the smart power consumption feature which is aimed at further enhancing the battery life. Gionee Marathon M5 Plus is priced at Rs 26,999 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart.
The device comes equipped with a 2.5D Curved Edge 6-inch FHD AMOLED display and under the hood lies an octa core MediaTek MT6753 clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. On the storage front the Marathon M5 Plus offers 64GB of ROM along with a microSD card slot.
Marathon M5 Plus sports a 13-Megapixel primary sensor and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. Gionee has however bought about a few improvisations in their camera app including that of trash feature and the ability to open the camera from gallery. Furthermore, the phone also comes bundled with apps like Amiclone which will help you clone your previous device onto the new Gionee.
The Marathon M5 Plus runs on Amigo 3.1 which is based on Android 5.1. The 5020mAh battery promises talk time of 21 hours and standby time of 619 hours which seems pretty impressive for a 6-inch FHD display. The design of the Marathon M5 Plus is something that surprised us, the sleek outline doesn’t give away the fact that the phone actually houses a 5020mAh battery. The full metal body along with the physical home button with fingerprint sensor baked in, it looks elegant.
The smartphone offers the usual set of connectivity features along with VoLTE support and fast charging support through Type-C USB. The Marathon M5 Plus will be available in Champagne Gold and Polar Gold colours. Gionee has been typically trying to tap the rather large number of people for whom the battery capacity is one of the most important aspect of a smartphone. While most of us might suggest powerbank for folks who need better battery backup it is not always convenient and feasible.