Gionee M5 Lite Price & Specs

Gionee M5 Lite Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria: The Chinese based mobile phone manufacturer, Gionee has launched several Android devices in the low-end and mid-end segments of the smartphone market in various countries. These devices featuring great specs with a tagged budget friendly price are in competition with Tecno, Infinix and InnJoo devices. As it is a common practice by Gionee to design lower versions of their most successful devices, the Gionee Marathon M5 lite is one of such. It is a mid-range android smartphone and a lowly speced version of the Gionee Marathon M5.

Gionee M5 Lite Price & Specs
Gionee M5 Lite 

The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite has impressive specifications and desirable features that make it seem like an imitation of the Gionee M5. Some of these include its large battery capacity which is even higher than the ones on some high-end devices, its ability to reverse charge other smartphones and its large RAM size. In terms of design, this variant still features similar design to the higher model but with lower specifications that can still deliver good performance. Notable differences between the Gionee M5 and Gionee M5 Lite would include their display screen size, battery capacity and expandable capacity of their Internal memory storage.

Overview Features

Display and Build

Gionee Marathon M5 Lite features a 5-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and pixel density of 294ppi. This display is capable of producing photos and videos of high quality and with Its IPS technology, users can expect a wide viewing angle for an enhanced movie watching and gaming experience. On this screen is Asahi's Dragontrail Glass that provides protection against scratches that could wreck the phone's display.

As seen on high end devices, the M5's body is made of metal to give it a sleek design and make it durable. It has a dimension of 143 x 69.9 x 8.5 mm and weight of 183 g. Colour options for this device include gray and gold. Compared to the Marathon M5, the M5 lite is lighter and has a smaller display screen but is still a heavy device with its weight. Nevertheless, this device has been built to look elegant and attractive. 

Processor, Hardware and OS

The Gionee M5 Lite is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and a Mali T720 GPU for graphics rendering. It has a RAM size of 3GB and an Internal Memory storage of  32 GB that can be expanded up to 128GB via the microSD card. With its processor and RAM, decent performance with seamless multitasking is what the M5 Lite can provide. Users get to browse the internet effortlessly, watch movies or perform other  operations with little or no glitches. Its Internal storage should be able to provide users with a large enough space to store for their photos, videos and apps.

The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite runs on Gionee's own operating System Amigo 3.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. This OS according to its name 'friend',  hopes to make the device user friendly and chic with several features including a nice professional camera settings, methods for storing and arranging contacts, and a battery saving mode that gives the phone a long standby time when the battery is low. 


The Gionee M5 Lite features an 8 MP back camera that can capture HD videos and produce images of good quality. This camera comes with a LED flashlight that allows users to capture images of decent quality even in lowly lit areas. Other features of this camera include face detection, autofocus and HDR. For its front camera, there's a 5MP camera for making video calls and taking selfies.

Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of the Gionee M5 Lite is 4,000mAh and since its quite large, can be used to reverse charge other devices due to its OTG reverse charging technology. This battery is said to deliver up to 33 hours of talk time and 450 hours of standby time on 2G network, and 19 hours of talktime and 400 hours of standby time on 3G network . 

The Gionee M5 Lite has dual SIM capability where it supports the use of two micro SIMs. Connectivity options on this device include FM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. Its sensors include proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and accelerometer sensor.

Gionee M5 Lite Specs



Dimensions 143 x 69.9 x 8.5 mm
Form factor Touchscreen
Colors Gray and Gold
Cover Metal
Weight 183 g



Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,
 16M colors
Size 5.0-inch IPS Touch Display
Resolution 1,280 x 720 pixels
Pixel Density 294 ppi


Memory And OS

Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Inbuilt 32GB
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop / Amigo 3.1
Processors 1.3 GHz quad-core Processor
 (Mediatek MT6735)



Primary 8 MP
Features geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,
 Auto HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fp.
Secondary 5MP



Capacity 4000mAh Li-Ion battery
Removable No



3G Yes
4G Yes
5G No
Bluetooth Yes v4.2
Wireless Charging No
SIM Dual micro SIM


Other Features

Sensors Accelerometer, gyroscope,
 proximity, Ambient light sensor

Price and Availability

Gionee M5 Lite is not yet available in Nigeria but when available, it can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country. Gionee M5 Lite Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N42,000 to N55,000.

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Tech Lass's Verdict:

One of the best specs of the Gionee M5 Lite is its large battery capacity that can last for long hours even when subdued to heavy usage. The camera quality and its RAM size are good as with its 4G network support for both SIMs. Some mid-range devices have less battery capacity, same camera specs and a smaller RAM capacity and yet go at the same or higher price of the Gionee M5 Lite. For its budget friendly price and great features, users of this smartphone would most likely be impressed by its design and performance. 


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