Gionee S6 is a sleek, ultra slim device which is going to launch in India in the coming days. We had our hands on the device for some time at an event. At first, we thought that the device would not be such a good one, but we were amazed because packing all that performance and power in such a slim form factor must not have been easy! Anyway, here is our quick review of the Gionee S6.

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Gionee S6 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

Gionee S6 Photo Gallery

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

Physical Overview

The Gionee S6 sports an all metal build on the outside, making you feel like a premium phone owner. On the front of the device, you’ll find a 5.5-inch HD display, above which you’ll find the 5-megapixel front facing camera and the earpiece. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find the usual buttons, home, back and multitasking. These buttons lack a backlight, which would have been great to see! 

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Moving on to the rear of the device, you’ll find a smooth metal build all over, with just a small camera cutout on the top. Right next to the camera, you’ll find an LED flash that helps you to take pictures in low lighting conditions.

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On the top edge of the device, you’ll find the 3.5mm audio headset jack and nothing else. The entire top is a smooth metal finish. On the bottom edge of the device, you’ll find two speaker outputs and a USB Type-C port for charging and syncing data to the device.

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On the right edge of the device, you’ll find the volume rocker at the top, and the power button just below the volume rocker giving you enough space between the two buttons. On the left side of the device, you’ll find a sim card tray, that supports dual SIM cards, a micro SIM and a nano SIM.

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User Interface

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The Gionee S6 runs the Android Lollipop based, Amigo OS 3.1, which is a custom ROM by Gionee. The ROM looks good and it has lots of features and bloatware apps. The device runs fairly smooth and is quick with animations. In our small time of usage with the device, we did not find it to lag at any point as such. The OS is highly optimised for the hardware that is being used under the hood. Even the bloatware that comes pre-installed in the device can be uninstalled from the settings under application manager. 

Camera Overview

Gionee is highly praised for the camera on a lot of its devices, and I’m hoping the S6 is also one of them. The phone features a 13MP rear camera, which takes beautiful images on your phone. This camera is accompanied by an LED flash, that assists it in taking pictures in low lighting conditions. On the front, you’ll find a 5MP camera, which also takes some decent pictures. Almost all the pictures turned out to be good in our period of testing the phone, you can see the photo samples in the hands on review video above. 

Price and Availability

The Gionee S6 will cost you INR 19,999 just as we had reported in our news piece related to the Gionee S6 launch in India. The phone will launch in India on 25th January, and should be available at launch.

Comparison & Competition

The Gionee S6 is priced really well, and keeping this price point in mind, it has a serious competition with a lot of devices. But out of the lot, the Moto X Play 32GB is the one that it competes with the most, with a lack of the fingerprint sensor in both. Stay tuned for our comparison between both these devices, which is coming shortly.

Conclusion

All in all, the Gionee S6 is an amazing device, which feels really good in the hand. Most of the credit for this feel goes to the premium metal build that the Gionee S6 features. We are eager to bring you guys our full review of the Gionee S6, which should be out really soon. Stay subscribed to GadgetsToUse so you don’t miss out on any updates.