The Gionee S6 is a phone that was launched by Gionee in India recently. The phone features an all metal build, and a good camera overall. The phone is priced at INR 19,999 and packs a lot of good features. Here in this article, let’s discuss a few FAQs about the device, along with the pros and cons of it.

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Gionee S6 Pros

  • The phone possesses a full metal build.
  • The phone features a good camera.
  • The battery capacity of the device is pretty good, 3150mAH

Gionee S6 Cons

  • The Android Version it runs. It runs Android 5.1 right now.
  • USB Type-C connector
  • The battery is not user replaceable
  • SIM 2 Slot shared with microSD card

Gionee S6 Coverage

Gionee S6 Hands-on Overview, India Price, Features, Comparison [VIDEO]

Gionee S6 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsGionee S6
Display5.5 inches
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1.1
Processor 1.3 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6753
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3150 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight147 gms
Price TBA

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Gionee S6 sports an all metal build, which gives it a premium feel in the hand. The phone doesn’t feel slippery when held in the hand. Coming to the build quality, the build quality of the phone feels really sturdy by just holding it in the hand.

Gionee S6 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Gionee S6 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, the phone has dual SIM slots.

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Question- Does the Gionee S6 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the phone has a microSD card expansion slot, but it is not a dedicated slot. It will take up the 2nd SIM card slot in order to place a microSD card.

Question- Does Gionee S6 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- No, the Gionee S6 does not have any sort of display glass protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Gionee S6?

Answer- The display on the Gionee S6 is an HD Super AMOLED display. Since the display is a super AMOLED display, the display looks amazing. It has vibrant colors that look really sharp on the display.

Question- Does Gionee S6 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, the phones supports adaptive brightness in display settings.

Adaptive Brightness

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, the buttons on the phone are not backlit.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- The phone runs Amigo UI 3.1, which is based on Android Lollipop 5.1.

Question- Is there any Fingerprint Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- The phone does not have any fingerprint scanner.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Gionee S6?

Answer- No, the device does not support Fast Charging.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of the box, we found around 23.2GB of Free storage that can be used by the user. The system and the pre-loaded apps take up a lot of storage on the device.

Free Storage

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Gionee S6?

Answer- No, the apps can not be moved to an SD card on this phone.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- In terms of bloatware, there are a lot of apps pre-installed on the phone. But the good news is that these apps can be uninstalled from the settings without any problem.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- On the first boot, there is approximately 2.1GB of RAM free out of the 3GB of RAM.

RAM On Boot

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, the device has LED notification light. When it turns on can be customized using the settings on the device.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- The device does support USB OTG (according to the box), but when we tried to connect a microUSB OTG with the help of a USB Type-C to microUSB adapter, we were not able to connect the drive.

Question- Does Gionee S6 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, the Gionee S6 Offers a lot of themes that can be downloaded using the in-built theme chooser.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- There are two speaker grills at the bottom, but only the one on the right is the actual speaker. The loudspeaker is decently loud. The music output was good from the device.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality on the Gionee S6 was good. I could hear the other person fine and the other person could also hear me well. The secondary noise cancellation microphone on the back plays a good role during the call.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Gionee S6?

Answer- The camera on the Gionee S6 is decent and provides some good shots, in natural lighting conditions and even in artificial lighting conditions. We are working on a dedicated camera review, and it will be available soon.

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Gionee S6?

Answer- Yes, we can play 1080p full HD videos on this device.

Question- Can Gionee S6 record slow motion videos?

Answer- No, the Gionee S6 can not record Slow Motion videos.

Question- How is the Battery Backup on Gionee S6?

Answer- With limited time with the device, we can’t comment on the battery life of the device, but since it packs a 3150mAh battery, it should give some good battery life with just a 720p HD screen to power.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Gionee S6?

Answer- The phone is available only in the Gold color as of now.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Gionee S6?

Answer- Yes, we can set the display colour temperature on the phone from Settings.

Color Temperature

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the phone?

Answer- Yes, there is an in-built power saving mode in the phone that can be used to extend the battery to a great extent. With 42% battery remaining, the phone showed us 2 hours and 7 minutes available, but with regular power saving it showed approx 3 hours and 40 minutes and with the extreme power saving mode, the device showed a battery life of around 189 hours.

Power Saving Mode

Question- Which Sensors are available on the phone?

Answer- The phone supports various sensors, such as Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope sensor, and Magnetometer.

Question- What is the Weight of the device?

Answer- The Gionee S6 weighs around 147 grams. It feels light in the hand, even after using it for a long time continuously.

Question- What is the SAR Value of the device?

Answer- The SAR value of the phone is quoted at 0.192 W/kg @ 1g (Head) and 0.119 W/kg @ 1g (Body).

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Gionee S6 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- During my use of the phone, the phone did not heat that much. After clicking a few pictures on the phone, by using different modes, it seemed to heat up a bit, but nothing major. Even while gaming, I did not feel that it’s getting anything really hot.

Question- Can Gionee S6 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, the phone can be connected to a bluetooth headset easily.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- The gaming performance on the phone is pretty good. While playing Asphalt Nitro, the phone did not lag at all, and provided a smooth gaming experience. The Asphalt Nitro was pre-installed on the phone, so you can consider it as bloatware.

Question- What are the Benchmark Scores for Gionee S6?

Answer- We ran the Antutu Benchmark, Quadrant Standard and Geekbench 3. After running all the benchmarks, here is the result from all of those benchmarks.

Gionee-S6-Benchmarks

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, mobile hotspot internet sharing is supported by the device.

Conclusion

The Gionee S6 is a decent phone overall, but it could have been priced lower in our view. The camera on the device performs good, both in outdoor and indoor lighting conditions. We are working on individual reviews of various things on this device and we’ll update you with them soon.