Gionee S6s Specifications, Price and Features

Gionee S6s Review, Specifications and Price in Nigeria: China-based smartphone manufacturer Gionee, recently launched its selfie sensation smartphone, the Gionee S6s, as the latest variant in the ‘S’ series and a successor to the S6. Devices in the 'S' series make up the company's premium series and the S6s is a definite upgrade over its predecessors. It features one of the best front camera lenses on a smartphone and like its predecessor, the S6, it focuses more on camera quality. Gionee claims the 'selfie flash' is the biggest highlight of the S6s and its target is at buyers between the age group of 18 to 25, the self-obsessed and the selfie obsessed.


Gionee S6s Specifications, Price and Features
Gionee S6s


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Specifications of the Gionee S6s show that this device can compete with other high end devices like the Moto X Play. But when its price is compared with other devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy J7 that have similar and more advaced specs, the S6s has a higher price tag. Would a potential buyer rather go for the S6s instead of these other less expensive devices? the specs below would tell. The Gionee S6s is however a great match for those who don't want to take out such a large chunk out of their wallets but still want a sleek and well built smartphone that can handle their daily tasks. 


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Overview Features


Display and Build

The Gionee S6s features a 5.5 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and pixel density of 401 PPI. The display which is bright and responsive with good viewing angles makes text, images, games and HD movies look good enough even under bright light. There is also support for auto-brightness with an economical backlight feature to conserve power. Serving as a protection on the screen to minimize cracks and scratches and at the same time give the phone a lovely look is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. 

Its body is made of metal with smooth edges and a gold lining running through the corners at the back. This gives this device an attractive design, a premium feel and durability. The S6s has a weight of 161g and a dimension of 154.5 x 75.6 x 8.15 mm (height x width x thickness). Despite its large screen, the flat spine and curved back of the phone still makes it comfortable to hold. This device is available in different colour options of latte gold and mocha gold.

The Gionee S6s also comes with a fingerprint sensor that is positioned at the device's rear, between Gionee's logo and the rear camera. The finger-print sensor using bio-metric authentication is easy to configure and is quick and accurate at unlocking the phone thereby enhancing user's privacy.


Hardware and Software

The S6s is powered by a MediaTek octa-core processor that is clocked at 1.3 GHz and a Mali T720MP3 GPU. The processor can provide speedy performance without noticeable stutters on the device. It has 3GB of RAM whose capacity should be able to handle multitasking without lags especially while switching between apps. There's also a 32GB of internal memory storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card (hybrid slot). For the MicroSd card, one will have to choose between either using the external storage or a second SIM, as there is no third slot specially made for the microSD card on the S6s. 

This smartphone runs on Gionee’s user Interface, Amigo 3.2 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Similar to Huawei’s Emotion UI, this UI screen shows different wallpapers each time the phone is unlocked. Pre-loaded apps on this UI include Xender for sharing files between phones and PC, Mobile anti-theft to lock the device if it gets misplaced and Chameleon app that picks a colour of an object captured by the camera and then make a theme based on that colour. Users can also arrange these apps on different home screens.

Camera

The S6s features a 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX258 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and an LED flash. The camera supports phase detection auto focus and has various modes which include panorama, slow motion, time-lapse, text recognition, HDR, PicNote, smart scan, etc. Users can capture decent shots with a good amount of detail and colour accuracy.

It also has an 8MP front camera with an LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, screen flash support, 1.4 micro meter pixel size and a 5P lens. The screen flash for taking well-lit selfies even during the night and other features of the front camera makes the S6s well optimized for selfies. There are also a few editing options like real-time filters and the Face Beauty 2.0 technology. 

Battery and Connectivity

As with the S6, the battery capacity of the Gionee S6s is 3150mAh. Although it has the same capacity as its predecessor, the battery might last longer because this variant of the Amigo comes with some battery specific optimizations. The battery is non-removable, is based on Li-Po technology and uses microUSB 2.0 to charge. It charges quickly and has a battery life which is sufficient for an average user and can last a full day on modest use. Gionee claims the battery can support standby time upto 400 hours on 2G and 394 hours on 3G, and talk time up to 23 hours on 2G  and 11 hours 30 minutes on 3G.

The S6s is a dual SIM (Nano SIM, micro SIM) smartphone with dual Standby where one SIM slot supports either Nano SIM or a microSD card. This means that users of this device will have to sacrifice either a second SIM to use a memory card or a microSD card for a SIM. Both nano and micro SIM slots support 4G LTE networks and VoLTE. Other Connectivity options on the Gionee S6s include Wi-Fi, bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Sensors on this smartphone include proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, and gyroscope sensors.


Apps and Games

The S6s also comes preloaded with apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Hotoday, Chameleon, Swiftkey, and True Caller.

Gionee S6s Specs


 

Body

Dimensions154.50 x 75.60 x 8.15 mm
Form factorTouchscreen
ColorsLatte Gold, Mocha Gold
CoverMetal
Weight161g

 

Display

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.5-inch 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density401PPI

 

Memory And OS

Card slotmicroSD, up to 128 GB
Inbuilt32GB
OSAndroid 6.0 MarshMallow / Amigo 3.2
CPU

Chipset

GPU

1.3GHz  octa-core

Mediatek MT6753

Mali-T720MP3

RAM3GB

 

Camera

Primary13 MP
Featuresf/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash,
1/3" sensor size, 1.12 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging,
 touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video1080p@30fps
Secondary8 MP, f/2.2, LED flash

 

Battery

Capacity3150mAh Li-Po battery
RemovableNo 

 

Connectivity

3GYes
4GYes
5GNo
WIFIYes
BluetoothYes v4.0
GPSYes
NFCNo
USBYes
FMYes
Wireless ChargingYes
SIMDual  SIM (Nano SIM, Micro SIM)

 

Other Features

SensorsAccelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
 proximity, Ambient light sensor

Price and Availability

Gionee S6s smartphone was launched in August 2016 and its price ranges from Rs.16,000 to Rs.18,000. In Nigeria, this smartphone is not yet available. When it is available, it can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country. Depending on your location in the country and the current exchange rate, the price of  Gionee S6s in Nigeria is expected to range from ₦75,000 to ₦85,000. 

Where to Buy Gionee S6s

KONGA        FROM   ₦ 27,000         BUY NOW

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Tech Lass's Verdict:

Most outstanding feature of the S6s is its front flash while its other features are standard ones and not fetures anyone would be surprised to find in a phone with this price tag. At the price it is being offered, there are several smartphones that come with similar features but are less expensive than the S6s. The Gionee S6s is still a decent smartphone with premuim looks, excellent selfie camera, large battery capacity and good performance. This smartphone shines in places where it is intended to and is worth considering.

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