Gionee M6 Gsmarena Specs and Price

Gionee M6  Gsmarena Review, Specifications and Price in Nigeria: Recently launched by the China-based smartphone company Gionee, are the Gionee M6 and Gionee M6 Plus as successors to the Gionee Marathon M5 and new members of the Marathon Series. Historically, this series has held a class of devices with humongous battery and the M6 as a member, has followed this trend with its promise of a good battery backup. This device as the lowly speced version of the duo recently released, boasts of some features found on high end devices, that are similar to its predecessor and more advanced ones making it a worthy and equally impressive successor.

Gionee M6 Specs and Price
Gionee M6


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One notable spec of the Gionee M6 is its mobile security feature that makes the device the world’s safest Android smartphone in terms of user's privacy. This device comes in two variants based on security and storage options. China's variant of the the Gionee M6 comes with an inbuilt data encryption chip that ensures users are protected from malware and their IM communications are secured and are not easily decrypted, while the global variant of the device comes with a fingerprint sensor. Other specifications of Gionee M6 that give it its premium design, improved performance and humongous battery life are given below.

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Overview Features


Display and Build

The Gionee M6 Gsmarena features a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, pixel density of 401ppi, 100 percent NTSC gamut, and a 2.5D curved glass protection. This display is bright and sharp enough to present words and images in clear and vivid details. The wide viewing angle of the M6's dispaly coupled with its sharpness will ensure users get a good gaming experience. 

The M6's body is made from metal instead of the more plastic body of its predecessor, the Gionee M5. It weighs 180 grams and has a dimension of 152.3x75.3x 8.2mm making it 0.4mm slightly slimmer and 31 grams lighter than the M5. This bulid gives it a sturdy feel and makes it comfortable to hold even with one hand. The Gionee M6 uses hardware buttons with the 'back' and 'recent apps' buttons being touch-sensitive while the 'home button' which also serves as a fingerprint scanner requires pressing. This smartphone is available in different colour options of Gold and Latte Gold.

Based on security features and storage options, there are two variants of the Gionee M6. For security, these are the Chinese variant that features a data encryption chip offering 10 layers of protection that secures the user’s data, and a global variant that features a fingerprint scanner, privacy protection and malware destruction. Since the global variant of the M6 won't have the built-in encrypted chip, when the M6 is released in Nigeria, users should expect the this variant in the country. 

Hardware and Software

Gionee M6 is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P10 dual quad-core processor(octa-core processor) with one clocked at 1.8GHz and the other at 1.0GHz. This software allows the device to run smoothly without lags even on heavy use. It has 4GB of RAM, large enough to give this smartphone a high level of performace because of its support for better multitasking even when large apps are running and games with long loading times are played, especially 3D games.  

For its variants based on storage options, the M6 features devices with either a 64GB Internal memory storage or 128GB Internal memory storage, both of which are expandable upto 256GB via microSD card. Either variant can provide a large free area for users to store their files without the need for an external storage device like the microSD card,

It runs on Amigo 3.2 UI skin on top of Android v6.0 Marshmallow operating system. This OS provides a user interface that is pretty clean and easy to use. According to Gionee, this variant of the Amigo skin comes with a lot of optimizations. One of these includes its feature that allows users to use two WhatsApp applications for two SIMs on the same phone. 

Camera

Gionee M6 sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 lens. The camera features include Exmor-RS CMOS sensor, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED flash, Panorama, and 1080p HD video recording. These features make for good colour reproduction on the M6 and enhancement of selfies. 

Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of Gionee M6 is 5000mAh. Gionee claims that this battery can provide up to 6.4 hours of video playback, 55 hours of continuous call, and 794 hours (33 days) of standby time. The battery houses 9V/2A dual-charge chip for fast charging allowing the device to be fully charged in two hours.

This battery at that capacity should be able last well over two days on normal use. Also, the battery is an li-polymer battery, is non-removable, and supports reverse charging where it can be used like a power bank to other smartphones 20% faster than regular power banks.

The Gionee M6 supports dual micro SIM. Connectivity options on the M6 include Wi-Fi, GPS, bluetooth, WLAN, USB OTG, Micro-USB port, 3G and 4G LTE. Sensors on the phone include proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor and an IR blaster that allows users to use the Gionee Marathon M6 as a remote control for audio and video devices.

Apps 

The M6 comes preinstalled with several apps, one of which is a security app called “Private Vault”. This app provides a storage for data that only the user can have access to when unlocked using their unique fingerprint or PIN. The data in the vault is stored on the device’s encryption chip and according to Gionee, carries a self-operating system that generates random cryptographic keys using a true random number generator (TRNG). 

Gionee M6 Specs


 

Body

Dimensions152.3x75.3x 8.2mm
Form factorTouchscreen
ColorsChampagne, Gold
CoverMetal
Weight180 g

 

Display

TypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5-inch (~72.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401ppi

 

Memory And OS

Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Inbuilt64GB/128GB
OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
ProcessorsOcta-core Processor: 1.8GHz Quad Core and
1.0GHz Quad-core (Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10)
RAM4GB

 

Camera

Primary13MP
Features1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size,
Autofocus, Dual-LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus,
face/smile detection, Panorama, HDR
Video1080p@30fps
Secondary8MP, f/2.2, 1/4" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size

 

Battery

Capacity5000mAh Li-Po battery
RemovableNo

 

Connectivity

3GYes
4GYes
5GN0
WIFIYes
BluetoothYes v4.2
GPSYes
NFCYes
USBYes
FMYes
Wireless ChargingNo
SIMDual micro SIM

 

Other Features

SensorsAccelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
 proximity, Compass/ Magnetometer,
 Ambient light sensor

Price and Availability

 The Gionee M6 was expected to be on sale on 6th August in China at CNY 2699 and CNY 2899 for the 64GB variant and 128GB variant respectively; and on 13th August in India. In Nigeria, this smartphone is not yet available and judging from the release date in those two countries, we should be expecting this device before the year runs out. When it is available, Gionee M6 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from ₦130,000 to ₦170,000 and Gionee M6 Price in Kenya is expected to be around 46,000 KSh depending on your location in the country and which variant you want to buy.

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Tech Lass's Verdict:

Specifications of Gionee Marathon M6 like its large battery capacity, large RAM size and well optimized software to provide a good user experience makes the Gionee M6 a must have. As the world’s safest smartphone, the Gionee M6 has been uniquely distinguished from other Android smartphones, has given other smartphone manufacturers a device worth competing with and has let the world know that the Marathon race is still on!

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