Gionee recently launched Marathon M5 Plus in India. Now the company has unveiled two new Marathon M series phones, but this time in China. Gionee launched Marathon M6 and M6 Plus in Beijing, China. In this article we will take a look at the Pros & Cons and Common Queries about Gionee Marathon M6.

Gionee M6 is priced at CNY 2,699 / CNY 2899 (Rs. 27,200 / 29,200 approx) respectively for the 64 GB and 128 GB variant. As the name suggest Marathon series is known for its long battery life, likewise the new Marathon M6 is also backed by a massive 5000 mAh battery. Moreover, the phone has encrypted chips for better security.

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Pros

  • 5000 mAh battery
  • Encrypted chips
  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display
  • Android Marshmallow
  • Full HD resolution
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64 GB / 128 GB storage

Cons

  • Non removable battery

Specifications

Key SpecsGionee M6 Plus
Display5.5 inch AMOLED display
Screen Resolution1920 X 1080 pixels (Full HD)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 1.8GHz Octa core processor
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P10
GPUMali T860MP2
Memory4 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB/ 128 GB
Storage Upgrade128 GB
Primary Camera13 MP with LED Flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual
Weight180 grams
Dimensions152.3x75.3x 8.2mm
Price CNY 2,699 / CNY 2899

Gionee M6 First Look [Video]

Gionee M6 Photo Gallery

Question- How is the Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Gionee Marathon M6 has a metallic unibody design. it looks very premium because of the metal construction. It has a 5.5 inch display with 2.5 D curved glass on the top. The back has a Gionee logo in the center and a rear camera with LED flash on the top center. On the front it has a physical home button and two capacitive buttons. Overall, the phone look very premium and it can be handled more easily as compared to its elder sibling, M6 Plus. 

Question – How is the Display Quality ?

Answer – It has a 5.5 inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels. The display quality is equally good as in the M6 Plus. It has nice colors with great viewing angles.

Question – What is the hardware used inside?

Answer – It is powered by a 1.8 Ghz Octa core processor with MediaTek Helio P10 chipset and coupled with 4 GB RAM. Talking about the storage it is launched in two variants in China, with 64GB and 128GB internal storage options which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD slot.

Question- Which GPU is used in this handset?

Answer – Mali T860MP2

Question – Does it support Full-HD Video-Recording?

Answer –  Yes.

Question – What are the battery specifications ?

Answer – Gionee M6 is backed by a massive 5000 mAh battery. The battery can also be used as a power bank to charge other phones.

Question – Does it support Fast charging?

Answer  – Yes it supports a 9V/2A charging which ensures fast charging.

Question – When it is expected to come to India?

Answer – It can reach India around August this year.

Question- What are the SAR values?

Answer- NA

Question- Does Gionee Marathon M6 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes

Question – Does it have a 3.5 MM audio jack?

Answer – Yes.

Question- Does the Gionee Marathon M6 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, up to 128 GB

Question – Does it have a dedicated microSD slot?

Answer – Yes

Question- Does the Gionee Marathon M6 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer– Yes

Question- Which OS version, type runs on the phone?

Answer – Android v6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo OS 3.2 on the top.

Question – What are the connectivity options ?

Answer – Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth, WLAN, USB OTG, Micro-USB port, 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE.

Question- What are the camera specifications?

Answer- It has a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF and LED flash. On the front it is equipped with a 8 MP camera.

Question – Does it has a Fingerprint sensor?

Answer – Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor inbuilt in the Home button.

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Question- How much RAM was free on first boot?

Answer- Around 2.6GB out of 4GB was free on first boot.

Question- How much storage was free?

Answer- 55.8GB out of 64GB was free on the handset we tested.

Question- How much does Gionee Marathon M6 weigh?

Answer- It weighs around 180 grams.

Question – Does Gionee Marathon M6 has any special features?

Answer – Yes, it comes with Data encrypted chips and a massive battery that can be used as a power bank (resverse charging).

Question- What are the encrypted chips?

Answer – Data encryption chip are embedded inside the phone for providing more protection to the user’s personal data in addition to the fingerprint sensor. However, international version won’t have this data encryption feature.

Question – How can the battery be used as a power bank?

Answer – The massive 5000 mAh battery in Gionee M6 can also be used as a power bank. It can charge other smartphones 20% faster than the regular power banks.

Question- Can you move apps to SD card on the Gionee M6?

Answer – No

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes

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Question- Does the Gionee Marathon M6 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer  – Yes, moreover you can also download new themes.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Gionee M6?

Answer– It will be available in Champagne Gold and Mocha Gold color options that will enhance the premium feel of the device.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer – Yes

Question- What are the dimensions of Gionee M6?

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Answer – its dimensions are 152.3×75.3x 8.2mm

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer – Yes

Question- Where is the fingerprint sensor located?

Answer- It is inbuilt in the Home button.

Question- Can the Gionee Marathon M6 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes

Conclusion

Gionee Marathon M6 is the smaller and affordable version of M6 Plus. But the battery backup of 5000 mAh is not small from any angle, for normal usage. The other highlight of the phone is the Data encryption chips but that is limited to the China version. Other than this, it has a big display, not bigger like M6 plus but it is more than enough. It has nice display quality, latest OS, good processor, enough RAM and storage, good camera and a fingerprint sensor. Let us see what response it receives, when it will come to the Indian markets.