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Gionee Marathon M6S Plus (2017)

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 MSM8976 Pro
Adreno 510
6 GB / 64 GB
6 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 6 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 MSM8976 Pro chipset, and 6 GB of RAM.

Navigate through its features, both the gems and quirks!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Gionee Marathon M6S Plus smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Gionee Marathon M6S Plus specifications

BrandGionee
NameMarathon M6S Plus
ModelM6SP
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight7.58 oz
Dimensions6.43 x 3.19 x 0.32 inch
Colorsblack
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the Gionee Marathon M6S Plus is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 653 MSM8976 Pro
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.95 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 510

The Gionee Marathon M6S Plus comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. This octa-core CPU consists: Octa-core, Quad-core 1.95 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size6 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The Marathon M6S Plus's AMOLED display has deep blacks and vibrant colors. It also has fast response times and features like Always-On Display. The 6 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM6 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Gionee Marathon M6S Plus comes with 6 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. 64 GB of storage is usually seen as good for a smartphone. It should be enough for most users. We can expand the internal storage of the Marathon M6S Plus (64 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera8 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Marathon M6S Plus smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. The Marathon M6S Plus supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Marathon M6S Plus smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. The Marathon M6S Plus has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS. It is used to accurately measure and record outdoor activities. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful.

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Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 6020 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 6020 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The Marathon M6S Plus does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging, Quick Charge

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in Marathon M6S Plus smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. With fast charging, we can get a significant amount of battery life in a few minutes of charging.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Gionee phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • appropriate screen size
  • adequate memory
  • microSD slot
  • good battery
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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