Update 17-2-2014: The Phone has been officially launched at Rs. 10,999. The phone will provide with 555h of standby time, 31.5 hours of talk time on 2G and 24 hours on 3G.

Battery is the life of a smartphone and a large battery lets you uninterruptedly enjoy all those features that make your phone smart. There has been a demand for high battery backup specially from domestic manufacturers and Gionee M2 has been designed to deliver on that count with its massive 4200 mAh battery catering to a 5 inch display. Let’s take a look at the hardware.

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Camera and Internal Storage

With MT6582 chipset becoming increasingly popular in India among quad core devices, 8 MP camera is the most you can hope for as of now until the octa core brigade jumps in. The front 2 MP shooter is also present for video calling.

The internal storage is standard 4 GB and can be further extended to 32 GB using microSD card support. Most manufacturers are offering similar storage option but it’s a trend that we don’t like much in Android eco system. Phones like Huawei Ascend D1 and Nokia Lumia 525 will provide you with better storage options in the same price range.

Processor and Battery

The processor is MT6582 1.3 GHz quad core which is fast replacing last generation MT6589 series in budget quad core segment. The low cost chipset is a decent performer and is assisted by 1 GB internal storage and Mali 400 MP2 GPU.

The battery capacity is ample 4200 mAh which according to Gionee will offer you 555 hours of standby time and up to 24 hours of talk time on 3G. The battery capacity is the USP of this phone which differentiates it from the other quad core crowd. The USB OTG support lets you use this phone as a battery bank to charge other devices as well.

Display and Other Features

The display is 5 inches in size and sports FWVGA 480 X 854 pixel resolution which implies your texts won’t be as sharp with pixel density of 195 pixels per inches. The display is TFT LCD and not an IPS panel which will affect viewing angles and brightness adversely. Overall the display is not a highlight in this phone and it would be wise to not expect much out of it.

The Phone supports Dual SIM functionality and runs on Android 4.2 operating system, most likely customized with Amigo UI.

Looks and Connectivity

The front is mostly screen with three capacitive touch buttons at the bottom and speaker, proximity sensor and camera at the top. The back is mostly neat with speaker grill and Gionee insignia at the bottom.

The connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB OTG and GPS.

Comparison

The phone will compete against phones like Moto G, Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini, Xolo Q1010, Lenovo P780 and Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus.

Key Specs

Model Gionee M2
Display 5  inch, FWVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 4200 mAh
Price Rs. 11,123

Conclusion

The Gionee M2 is meant for those looking for a large battery backup in budget price segment. It incorporates a large display and other features to cash in on the advantage of the magnificent backup and you can buy this phone if that is the priority for you. Moto G offering premium experience at a budget price range will mark a huge dent in its sales as well.

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26 COMMENTS


  1. Please give a review on gionee gpad g4. If possible give an indepth video review.
    Most importantly it’s usb otg supported or not..?


  2. can i purchase this phone if i want a good camera for still images and video? or should i go for some other similar model like xolo which u have mentioned for camera?


    • If you want only camera Function as highlight then go to Nokia Lumia Series with more than 40+ MP camera..
      Kindly guys don’t expect all the best features with less budget..


  3. Hello Abhishek sir,
    i kindly request you to do unboxing of gionee m2 because i want to purchase this phone but i want to know total review of this phone and your best review about this phone


  4. The Best phone which fits the budget specially for the office and Executives..
    Battery is awesome..
    I am an International Business Executive. Almost after every 10-15 mins I receive or make a call..
    The best till date..
    Camera is also good not the best.. But its as per the budget..
    Call recording facility is good.
    I purchased it 2 months ago.
    No problem till date.
    If anyone is looking for the best to fit pocket phone(Price not Size) Gionee M2 is best
    Rs.10999/-
    Even easy in installments also at various local shops.
    Go ahead and purchase it and enjoy gaming, Wi-fi, Bluetooth and all other functions.
    But remember one thing at last it an electronic gadget.
    ** Kindly keep mobiles at distance while sleeping at night **


    • sir.. i am planning to buy this phone.. i heard that. this phone is available also in 8gb internal memory.. that kind gionee m2 8gb model available or not..//?
      please reply me.. or reply in inbox of fb..


  5. Hi Kumar sir

    I heard that there is no facility to download apps from google play store. Is it true..?

    And also that the software is not good, after reading some reviews. Please update on this. I am very much eager to buy this phone for my dad who needs very good battery backup ..


    • hi.. sindhu.. now you bought this phone..

      i too.. eager to buy this phone.. due to battery back up.. but, i need to know. .about the internal memory and app memory allocated..? any chance of replying me..!!


  6. Hi, I want to buy Mobile, Specifications of Gionee M2 are better except two queries?

    1. Resolution: 854X480 pixels

    Will this sufficient or I may see dots on screen due to this?

    2. Camera: Whether camera of 8 MP better than 5MP camera of Samsung galaxy Quatro. Will I get good picture quality with this phone?

    Please reply ASAP.


    • you won’t notice any dots the display will be slightly soft. if you want better display there are better resolution display phones like Zenfone 5 which make more sense in this price range these days. haven’t used galaxy Quadro, but the 8 MP camera on Gionee M2 is good


  7. i need to know.. Is there 8GB of internal memory is available in this model of Gionee M2 8gb phone..??? or else only 4GB of internal memory only available in market..?


  8. Dear All Friends.
    Please do not buy gionee mobile phone. its very pathetic sales and service provide. by gionee

    Pathetic phone. when i change main pcb than after i face till same problem in M2. It does not work. as months his phone creates so much problems. My phone automatically switches on the WiFi and data networks without approval again and again even after switching it off. Please provide me with the solution.

    I WANT TO REPLACE THIS MOBILE PHONE.

    Job No. GC15700117627

    Model No. GIONEE M2 8GB White

    JOB Date:- 25/07/2015 12:37:48.


  9. i want to take a sreen shot by opening of the mail in which a PDF File of images has been send to me
    how do i do it can u advise


    • steps to take screenshot in Gionee M2:
      step 1: Go to the app or screen that you want to take a screenshot off
      step 2: Press and hold the volume down button and power button at the same time.
      step 3: The image is captured and will be stored in gallery.

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