Gionee has announced the GPad G5 phablet that is the sequel to the GPad G4 for Rs 14,999. It is claimed that the device will be made available for sale via both the online and offline retailers in the next week. The handset launches the fleet of hexa-core devices in country and here is a quick review on the same.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera unit in the Gionee GPad G5 is an 8 MP primary camera that is coupled with LED flash for better low light photography. Along with rear snapper, there is a front-facing 2 MP selfie shooter that that can take care of video conferencing at HD 720p. At this pricing, there are many offerings that come with advanced camera centric social features making the Gionee offering an average performer in terms of photography capabilities.

The internal storage is standard at 8 GB and this can be extended up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. Almost all the devices launched in this price bracket arrive with similar storage options and hence, there is nothing pretty unusual with this device.

Processor and Battery

The chipset used is a MediaTek one that houses a 1.5 GHz hexa-core Cortex A7 processor and ARM Mali 450 MP graphics engine. This hardware is further enhanced with 1 GB of RAM that will take charge of mutli-tasking. With these aspects, this smartphone appears to be yet another hexa-core offering capable of delivering a decent performance.

Battery capacity of the Gionee GPad G5 is a juicy 2,400 mAh one that sounds decent as it is rated to deliver a backup of up to 288 hours of standby time and up to 12 hours of talk time on 3G and 15 hours on 2G respectively.

Display and Features

Gionee is given the GPad G5 a 5.5 inch IPS display that carries a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The viewing angles should be acceptable with decent color reproduction with as the handset incorporates an IPS panel. Furthermore, it is layered with Dragontrail glass that adds to the strength to the screen.

The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system that when combined with the hardware aspects mentioned above will render faster multi-tasking and efficient performance. Also, it packs standard connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM functionality.

Comparison

The Gionee GPad G5 will be enter into a competition with the other hexa-core smartphones such as Xolo Play 6x-1000, Karbonn Titanium Hexa and Micromax A190 Canvas HD Plus.

Key Specs

Model Gionee GPad G5
Display 5.5 inch, HD
Processor 1.5 GHz Hexa Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,400 mAh
Price Rs 14,999

What we Like

  • Capable Hexa Core Chipset
  • Large sized Display

Price and Conclusion

Gionee Gpad G5 features decent specifications, but lands in a price rage where several new players are offering Jaw dropping hardware. Since Octa cores and Hexa cores are a common citing in vicinity of 10K mark, Gionee Gpad G5 strikes as a decent device from, a successful and Complacent Chinese brand. If you are looking for a phablet sized 5.5 Inch or above – display smartphone, Gpad G5 will be a viable option.

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