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Moto X VS Gionee Elife S5.5 Comparison: Camera, Display, Processor and Features

Gionee has launched the world’s slimmest smartphone – Elife S5.5 in India today for a price tag of Rs 22,999. Another handset that prevails in the same price bracket is the Moto X costing Rs 23,999. The latter had created hype in the market some days ago and now, it has the Elife S5.5 competing against it. Being priced almost similarly, which handset – Moto X or Gionee Elife S5.5 could be a better choice? Here is a comparison to find this out.

moto x vs gionee elife s5.5

Display and Processor

The Moto X boasts of a 4.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen display packing a resolution of 1280×720 pixels with a pixel density of 312 pixels per inch. In comparison, the Gionee Elife S5.5 gets the applause for its stunning 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch screen display with 1920×1080 pixels and 441 ppi pixel density. Both the displays are protected using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating to withstand daily wear and tear.

On the hardware front, the Moto X is stuffed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Pro chipset that houses a 1.7 GHz dual-core Krait processor. On the other hand, the Elife S5.5 features an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz making it a superior offering among the two with its excellent octa-core capabilities. To handle the multi-tasking, both the smartphone have 2 GB of RAM under the hood. We expect both phones to perform at par with Moto X being faster in general day to day oeprations because of better Krait 300 cores.

Camera and Internal Storage

To handle the imaging requirements, Moto X uses a 10 MP rear camera sensor coupled with Auto Focus and LED flash and a 2 MP front-facer for video calling with 1080p video recording ability. However, the Elife S5.5 impresses us with a 13 MP primary shooter with Auto Focus and LED flash and an amazing 5 MP camera at the front. Both camera’s are very good and won’t leave much to complain about.

While Moto X comes in two versions – 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage options, the Gionee offering arrives with only 16 GB of storage capacity. The downside in both these phones is that they are devoid an external memory expansion card slot. In India only 16 GB Moto X is available hence it will be a draw between both.

Battery and Features

Giving the life in Moto X is a 2,200 mAh battery, whereas the Elife S5.5 is bestowed with a 2,300 mAh battery. It seems like both the batteries are at par with one another and hence, there could not be much difference in the battery life of these devices. But, it has noted that the FHD display and octa-core processor in the Gionee smartphone will consume more power for which the 2,300 mAh could not be sufficient.

Moto X impressed us more in the camera department. It comes with Android 4.4 kitkat which beats Gionee Elife S5.5 with Amigo UI on top. In terms of connectivity, the Moto X and Gionee Elife S5.5 bring a lot of features to the table with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Hotspot and 3G. While the Gionee phone features USB OTG, the Moto X has NFC.

On the software front, the Moto X has a feature called Active Display that displays the notifications, time and alerts even while the screen is off. The Migrate app helps in transferring content, text messages and call logs between Android 4.2 phones. In addition to these, the Touchless control lets users to listen to the voice commands without even taking the phone out. In comparison, the Gionee Elife S5.5 is the slimmest smartphone launched ever measuring as thin as 5.5 mm. Also, the phone has an all metal uni-body design that is pretty attractive. The handset runs on Android 4.2 platform and it is topped up with the company’s AMIGO v2.0 UI that is intuitive and distinct. Furthermore, the front-facing camera is a revolutionary one as it is the first smartphone camera to feature 95 degree ultra-wide angle.

Key Specs

Model Moto X Gionee Elife S5.5
Display 4.7 inch HD 5 inch FHD
Processor 1.7 GHz Dual Core 1.7 GHz Octa Core
Internal Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB, Non-Expandable 16 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Camera 10 MP/ 2 MP 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,200 mAh 2,300 mAh
Price 23,999 Rs 22,999


The Moto X and Gionee Elife S5.5 fall in the same price bracket, but the China based vendor has priced its phone affordably considering its high-end specifications. Well, the phone comes with advanced specs such as an eye popping 441 ppi FHD display and a powerful octa-core processor, which is present in top-tier flagship phones. Of the two competitors discussed above, the Gionee Elife S5.5 is a sure winner in my opinion as it is a well priced and speced package.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.