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Gionee Marathon M5 (2015) review

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
MediaTek MT6735
Mali-T720 MP2
2 GB / 16 GB
5.5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

Gionee announced the launch of the Marathon M5 smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Gionee Marathon M5 phone with 5.5 inches display, MediaTek MT6735 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Gionee Marathon M5 comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 6020 mAh battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (720 x 1280 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Gionee Marathon M5 specifications

BrandGionee
NameMarathon M5
ModelMAM5
Release date2015

Body

The weight of Gionee Marathon M5 is about 7.51 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Gionee phone are average (5.98 x 2.99 x 0.33 inches).

Weight7.51 oz
Dimensions5.98 x 2.99 x 0.33 inches
Colorsgold, gray, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Gionee Marathon M5 comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCMediaTek MT6735
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720 MP2

Display

The size of Marathon M5 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches AMOLED display of Gionee Marathon M5 with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes, up to 5 fingers

Memory

The internal memory of Gionee Marathon M5 (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Marathon M5 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Gionee Marathon M5 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Marathon M5 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 6020 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Marathon M5 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 6020 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Gionee phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Gionee Marathon M5 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Gionee Marathon M5, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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