Gionee has launched selfie focused phone, Gionee S6s, in India. Gionee S6s has a 5.5 inch FHD display, 13MP/8MP camera setup, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM and a 3150 mAh battery among others. It is priced at Rs. 17,999 and it is now available on Amazon India in Mocha Gold and Latte Gold colors. Let us take a look at the Pros & Cons and Common Queries about the Gionee S6s.

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Pros

  • FHD resolution
  • 2.5 D curved glass
  • 8 MP front camera with flash
  • 1.3 Ghz processor
  • 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM
  • 3150 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE support

Cons

  • Hybrid microSD slot
  • No fast charging
  • No dual speakers
  • Seems overpriced

Gionee S6s Specifications

Key SpecsGionee S6s
Display5.5 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow 6.0
Processor 1.3 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6753
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128GB via microSD
Primary Camera13MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP with LED flash
Battery 3150 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyNo
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight161 gms
Price INR 17,999

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Question- How is the Design and Build Quality?

Answer – Gionee S6s has a 5.5 inch display with a 2.5 D curved gorilla glass on the top. It has a metal back with plastic on the top and bottom edge. On the front, it has a front camera with flash and navigation keys on the body. It weighs around 161 grams and the overall dimensions are 154.5 x 75.6 x 8.15 mm. At the back it has a round shaped fingerprint sensor along with primary camera and Gionee logo. The phone is available in Mocha Gold and Latte Gold colors. Overall the phone has a premium build and design.

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Question – How is the Display Quality ?

Answer – Gionee S6s has a 5.5 inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) and a pixel density of 400 ppi. The display has good viewing angles and good touch response despite a 2.5 D curved glass on the top. Moreover, the color reproduction and outdoor visibility are also good.

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Question – What is the hardware used inside?

Answer – It has a 1.3GHz Octa Core processor with MediaTek MT6753 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card.

Question- Which GPU is used in this handset?

Answer – Mali T720

Question – What are the Camera Specifications?

AnswerGionee S6s is equipped with a 13 MP rear camera with Sony IMX258 sensor, LED flash, autofocus and f/2.0 aperture. It features HDR, night mode, panorama, professional, time-lapse, slow motion, smart scene, text recongnition, macro, GIF, ultra pixel, smart scan and mood photo. On the front it has a 8 MP shooter with 5P lens, front flash and f/2.2 aperture.

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

Answer – Yes

Question- How is the camera performance on Gionee S6s?

Answer – The camera performance was at par with the expectations, it is one of the USP of the phone. The clarity was brilliant, images from the rear were clear and crisp in terms of colors and details. The front camera was also good in terms of colors and brightness, even in low light.

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Question – What are the battery specifications ?

Answer – It has a 3150 mAh Li-ion battery hat is non removable. It gives around 23 hours of talk-time and standby time of 400 hours.

Question – Does it support Fast charging?

Answer – No

Question – What all do we get in the box ?

Answer – Handset, Battery, Charger, USB Cable, Earphone, Protection Cover, Screen Guard, SIM Tray Pin, User Guide and Transparent Film.

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Question- What are the SAR values?

Answer – 0.26 & 0.47 for the head and body respectively.

Question – Will it come in more than one variants?

Answer No, it has only one variant

Question- Does Gionee S6s Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer – Yes

Question – Does it have a 3.5 MM audio jack?

Answer – Yes

Question – Does it have a USB type C port?

Answer – No

Question- Does the Gionee S6s Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer – Yes, up to 128 GB.

Question – Does it have a dedicated microSD slot?

Answer – No, it has a hybrid slot

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Question – Does Gionee S6s has any special features?

Answer – The front flash can be credited as a special feature.

Question- Does the Gionee S6s support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer – Yes

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

Answer – It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo 3.2 on the top.

Question – Are navigation keys backlit?

Answer – No

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Question – What are the connectivity options ?

Answer – Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB v2.0, 3.5mm audio jack and 4G VoLTE support.

Question – What are the sensors on board?

Answer – G sensor, Auto rotation, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, eCompass and fingerprint sensor.

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Question- How much RAM was free on first boot?

Answer – Out of 3 GB RAM around 1.6 GB was free.

Question- How much storage was free on first boot?

Answer – Out of 32 GB around 24 GB was free.

Question- What are the benchmark scores of Gionee S6s?

Answer – 

Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
Quadrant21388
Geekbench 3Single Core- 507
Multi-Core- 2825
AnTuTu (64-bit)37899

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Question – What are the dimensions of the phone?

Answer – 154.5 x 75.6 x 8.15 mm

Question- How much does Gionee S6s weigh?

Answer – 161 grams

Question- Can you move apps to SD card on the Gionee S6s?

Answer – No, you can’t move apps to SD

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer – Yes

Question- Does the Gionee S6s offer theme options to choose from?

Answer – Yes

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer – Call quality was good.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Gionee S6s?

Answer – Mocha Gold and Latte Gold

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer – Yes

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer – Yes, double tap to wake up is there

Question – How was the gaming performance?

Answer – As mentioned earlier, the phone has a 1.3GHz Octa Core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage. With this type of hardware, gaming was not an issue. We played games like death trigger 2, asphalt 8 and modern combat 5 on this device, it handled these games quite smoothly without any lag.

Question- Does  Gionee S6s have heating issues?

Answer – The phone does not heat up very easily. The device heated up to 35 – 40 degree when we tested it for heavy gaming.

Question- Can the Gionee S6s be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer – Yes

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer – Yes

Question- When the phone will be up for sale? 

Answer- The phone is available on Amazon India at Rs. 17,999 in two color options.

Conclusion

To conclude, Gionee S6s has a premium build & design, very nice display size & quality, curved glass protection, very good processor with enough RAM and storage, latest OS, great camera, enough battery backup, fingerprint sensor and 4G VoLTE support. On the downside, it does not have a dedicated microSD slot, lacks fast charging and dual speakers, moreover, it is priced unreasonably. Overall, Gionee S6s can do good in offline stores but there are better options available for online buyers.

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