The Gionee A1 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Speaking of the specs, the handset packs in a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset clubbed with 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB of onboard storage.
Gionee A1 Specifications
|Key Specs||Gionee A1|
|Display||5.5 inch IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10|
4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
4 x 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
|microSD card||Yes, upto 256GB, hybrid slot|
|Primary Camera||13 MP, Phase Detection Autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, rear mounted|
|Dual SIM||Yes (nano)|
|Dimensions||154.5 x 76.5 x 8.5 mm|
Gionee A1 Coverage
The Gionee A1 is a handsome looking device with excellent build quality. The design language is nothing new. The Gionee A1’s metal back with plastic borders on the top and bottom is pretty standard among the midrange smartphones. Coming to the dimensions, the 154.5 x 76.5 x 8.5 mm mobile fits quite decently in hand.
Now, let’s have a detailed look at the exterior of the Gionee A1.
At the front, the 2.5D curved 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display steals the show. Above it lies the in-call earpiece with the sensors and the front camera on either side.
Moving down, we come across the fingerprint enabled home button and the capacitive menu and back keys.
The right side of the phone houses the power button and the volume rockers.
At the left, there is the hybrid SIM card tray.
The 3.5 mm headphone jack remains at the top.
Coming to the bottom, we can see the Type-C USB port along with the loudspeaker and primary microphone.
The back of the Gionee A1 is basically clean apart from the main camera, dual LED flash and Gionee branding.
Coming to the performance of the device, the Gionee A1 does a good job. The device comes with an octa core processor. It comes with 4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4 x 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53. The Gionee A1 comes with Mali-T860MP2 GPU and it handles graphics very well.
App Launch Speed
The app launch speed on the Gionee A1 is snappy.
Multitasking and RAM Management
The Gionee A1 comes with 4 GB of RAM. This allows the device to handle multiple apps at once. The Amigo OS 4.0 does not take much RAM and this allows users to get more performance out of the device.
The Gionee A1 boasts a 16 MP front camera and 13 MP rear camera. This makes it a hot choice for selfie enthusiasts. Both the rear and the front shooter produce exceptional images. The photos come out to be sufficiently sharp and have perfect colour tone and white balance. Needless to say, we are quite amazed by the imaging capability of Gionee’s latest smartphone.
Looks and Design
The Gionee A1 comes with a premium look. The device comes with a metal back with plastic borders on the top and bottom. The device comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. Gionee has designed the device very well. The device will be available in Black, Gray and Gold color options.
The Gionee A1 comes with a metal back and plastic on the top and bottom. The device measures 154.5 x 76.5 x 8.3 mm and weighs in at 182 grams. The device gives a good feel when you hold it.
Display Clarity, Colors and Viewing Angles
The Gionee A1 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD panel. The display has got a 2.5D curvature too, which enhances the premium aspect of the handset. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. On our usage, we found the display to be quite good. It produces excellent colours, is adequately bright and has loads of contrast.
Outdoor Visibility (Full Brightness)
Outdoor visibility is good, even in bright sunlight, you can see the display properly.
The A1 comes with dual speakers. They are placed at the bottom of the device. The speakers on the device gives a decent sound output and you will not miss any calls.
In our testing, we found that the call quality of the A1 is decent. The microphone and the speaker works properly.
We played Modern Combat 4 on the A1. The gaming experience was lag free. We did not face any issues or frame drops in the game. The battery drop was also minimal and there were no heating issues.
The Gionee A1, priced at Rs. 19,999 is a decent device. The design, display, RAM and a snappy UI make the device a good buy. It competes with the likes of Vivo V5s, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 among other devices. In India, Gionee mainly targets the offline market, in comparison to the online-only model of other smartphones. If you want to buy a device without having to wait for flash sales, Gionee A1 is a good choice.