Gionee Elife S5.1 was briefly the world’s slimmest smartphone, but lost its crown to Oppo R5 prior to its India launch. The slim profile and light weight are indeed the USP of Elife S5.1. It manages to achieve these stats without compromising on 3.5 mm Audio jack, a well integrated camera module or narrow bezels. At a price of Approx 18,000 INR, it is also the cheapest phone among those competing for the slimmest title belt. Here in this post, we answer some important questions for those interested in buying Gionee Elife S5.1.

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Gionee Elife S5.1 Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 4.8 Inch AMOLED 1280 X 720p Full HD resolution,  306 PPI, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor:  1.7 GHz MT6592 Octa Core CPU
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Software Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Amigo 2.0
  • Camera: 8 MP, Can record 1080p videos
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP
  • Internal Storage:  16GB
  • External Storage: NO
  • Battery: 2050 mAh
  • Connectivity:  3G HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS
  • Sar Value: 0.183W/kg @1g (Head), 0.597 W/Kg @1g (Body)

Question – Does Elife S5.1 have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on front and back side.

Question – How is the Display of Gionee Elife S5.1?

Answer –  The 10 point Multi touch display is a good quality AMOLED panel flanked by very narrow bezels on each side. This makes Gionee Elife S5.1 very well suited for one handed usage even with 5 Inch diagonal length. Viewing angles and colors are good.

Question – How is the Build Quality?

Answer –  The build quality is very good.  The phone doesn’t feel fragile at all. The metallic side edge adds to the premium looks. Unlike Elife S5.5, there is no rear camera bump in this one and the 3.5 mm audio jack hasn’t been compromised. The handset is extremely light tipping the scale at less than 100grams.

Question – What comes inside the Box?

Answer- 1 Ampere charger, good quality headphones, Data Cable, User Guide, Warranty card, Service center list, SIM ejector tool, OTG Cable, leather flip covers, translucent case, 4 scratch guard

Question –What size SIM card is supported? How is the call quality?

Answer – Gionee Elife S5.1 accepts one Micro SIM card slot. The stock dialer supports cellular video calling. The call quality from the speaker is very good.

Question – Does it have LED notification light

Answer – No, It does not have LED notification light

Question – How much is Free Storage?

Answer – Out of 16 GB about 12 GB is available at user end. The storage is partitioned. 2.6 GB is available for apps and about 9 GB is available for app data and other files. There is no MicroSD card slot, but USB OTG is present so you can directly connect USB flash drive with the phone.

Question – Does Gionee Elife S5.1 have any heating issues?

Answer – As compared to Gionee Elife S5.5, the heating issues have been resolved to an extent. The device still heats up slightly more than a regular phone, but this isn’t noticeable in day to day usage.

Question – Does it support USB OTG?

Answer – Yes, USB OTG  is supported

Question – How is the Camera Quality?

Answer –  The 8 MP rear camera is a good one. We managed to capture some wonderful shots in day light. The charm cam app is loaded with options. You can record 1080p videos at 30fps.

Question – How much did Elife S5.1  score on Antutu and Nenamarks 2?

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Answer – Antutu Score is 30,867 and Nenamark Score is 61.8 fps. We observed some UI lag with heavy usage and while switching between apps, and this might worsen with time. We didn’t observe any issue with high end gaming.

Question – How many sensors does Elife S5.1 have?

Answer – You can see the full list in the image below

 

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Question – How much RAM is available on first boot?

Answer – Around 360 MB RAM is free on first boot. The interface is very responsive.

Question – How is GPS Locking?

Answer – GPS locking is good both indoors and outdoors.

Question – How Loud is Loudspeaker on Elife S5.1?

Answer – Loud Speaker is very loud. However, sound gets muffled when the phone is resting on its rear surface

Question – Can Gionee Elife S5.1 play Full HD 1080p Videos?

Answer – Yes, it can smoothly play full HD and HD videos. HD playback is smooth

Question – Can Elife S5.1 be connected to Bluetooth headsets?

Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset

Question – Is WiFi Display supported?

Answer – Yes, WiFi display is supported

Question – How is the battery backup

Answer – The 2050 mAh battery lasts for over 24 hours with low to moderate usage. With heavy usage and high end gaming, battery drains pretty fast. You can get around 4 to 5 hours of continuous usage.

Gionee S5.1 India Unboxing, Review, Camera, Price, Features and Overview[Video]

Conclusion

On the whole, Gionee Elife S5.1 is a beautiful device well suited for basic and moderate users. we do wish Gionee had fitted this one with 2 GB RAM. If you have more questions regarding this Amigo powered device, you can let us know in the comment section below.

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