Gionee’s slimmest smartphone, Gionee Elife S5.1, will retail in India starting first week of December, for 18,999 INR. As hinted from the device name, the handset is only 5.1 mm thick and beats Elife S5.5 by less than half of a millimeter.
It already lost the ‘slimmest’ crown to OPPO R5 last month, but unlike OPPO R5 this one still employs a 3.5 mm audio jack. The display is 4.8 inches Super AMOLED panel with 720p HD resolution and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
Gionee is using MT6592 MediaTek Octa core chipset clocked at 1.7 GHz (same as Elife S5.5), with Mali 450-MP4 GPU and only 1 GB RAM. Elife S5.1 is extremely light, tipping the scale at just 100 grams. For photography, there is an 8 MP rear shooter, with LED flash, capable of recording 1080p full HD videos.
The 5 MP selfie camera has an 88 degree wide angle lens to fit more in each frame. Software is Android 4.4.2 kitkat with Amigo UI on top and thus will offer decent Android Experience. Internal storage is 16 GB and there is no microSD card support for further expansion.
Other features include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG, GPS and DTS surround sound. Inside the slim casing, Gionee has managed to squeeze in a 2100 mAh battery.
Since Gionee Elife S5.5 with better hardware is selling for 20,000 INR, there is not much reason to opt for Elife S5.1 at 18,999 INR. Its slimmer and lighter, but has only 1 GB RAM to fuel Amigo UI 2.0.
|Gionee Elife S5.1
|4.8 Inch , HD
|1.7 GHz octa Core
|16 GB, Non Expandable
|Android Kitkat based Amigo 2.0
|8 MP/ 5 MP