As we have mentioned, Gionee’s official website has listed the CTRL V5 smartphone for sale while the handset is yet to be launched officially. The Chinese manufacturer is well known for its offerings in Android that have the ability to compete with the smartphones launched by other vendors be it local or global players. Talking of the Gionee CTRL V5, the handset packs great features and is much cheaper in terms of pricing. Now, here is a quick review of the dual SIM phone purely based on its spec sheet.
Camera and Internal Storage
Gionee CTRL V5 an 8 MP primary camera at its back with auto focus and LED flash and also offers a 2 MP front-facing shooter for making video calls. At this price range, other vendors have started offering even 13 MP sensors and advanced features. Hence, this camera set needs little improvement though it is satisfactory for average imaging requirements.
The Gionee CTRL V5 comes with 8 GB of onboard storage space that can be expanded up to 32 GB via a micro SD card. Though the internal memory capacity appears to be a bit low, the expansion card slot resolves this issue.
Processor and Battery
Gionee has given the CTRL V5 a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor that ticks at 1.3 GHz speed. This processor is clubbed with Mali 400 GPU for enhanced graphics performance. The quad-core processor is backed by 1 GB of RAM that can deliver acceptable levels of multi-tasking and smooth performance ensuring that almost all the apps run without any clutter.
Battery capacity of the CTRL V5 is 1,800 mAh and with the screen size of 4.7 inch, it seems to be mediocre. It can deliver a backup for about a day only on moderate usage, hence it would have been great if Gionee has included a 2,100 mAh or above.
Display and Features
Gionee CTRL V5 sports a 4.7 inch qHD capacitive touch screen display that boasts a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, which is good to have in this price range. With a good processor, the screen delivers good output.
CTRL V5 comes with connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Also, there are dual SIM card slots for the convenience of its users.
|Model||Gionee CTRL V5|
|Display||4.7 inch qHD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP|
Price and Conclusion
On the pricing front, the Gionee CTRL V5 bearing a tempting price tag of Rs 12,999 is certainly priced reasonably so that consumers do not burn a hole in their pocket. Also, for this pricing, the phone packs a good spec sheet that almost all the phones in this segment come with. However, the handset misses some important aspects such as advanced features and enhanced battery backup.