Gionee Steel 2 Specs and Price

Launched early this year by Gionee as one of the devices in the midrange segment of the smartphone market, is the Gionee Steel 2. Only this year, we've gotten several admirable devices from this manufacturer, devices like the Gionee A1, A1 Plus and M6s Plus each targeted at a particular class of users. Judging from the Gionee Steel 2 specs, this smartphone was built for lovers of devices that provide a high level of performance and at the same time, offered at a reasonable price.


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The Gionee Steel 2 is a budget friendly smartphone with midrange specs and features. To provide an acceptable level of performance, this device comes with a RAM large enough to support seamless multitasking, powerful and speedy processor for efficient processing and a battery whose capacity is above average for a device of this range. Other features that make the Gionee Steel 2 smartphone one of the competitive devices from the Chinese-based company Gionee, are given below.


Gionee Steel 2 Features


Display and Build

Gionee Steel 2 features a 5 inch IPS LCD screen with an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and pixel density of 293PPI. Although the resolution and pixel density are rather on the low side, for a screen of this size, images and text displayed are still of good quality. This specs also translates to low power consumption on the device, saving enough juice to perform other operations than have the screen suck out almost half.

The Steel 2 is made from metal, and this gives the device a premuim design and a prolonged use before it damages. It has a dimension of 144.30 x 70.50 x 8.60 (height x width x thickness), weight of 160g, and is available in different color options of jazz gold and gold black. There is also a fingerprint sensor on this device and it is located on the home button. This sensor serves to improve the level of security on the Steel 2.

Hardware and Software

The Gionee Steel 2 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor with a processing speed of 1.25Ghz, and Mali-T720MP2 GPU for graphics rendering. There is also a RAM whose size is 3GB and an Internal memory storage of 16GB or 32GB, either of which is expandable via microSD card upto 128GB. The processor combined with the RAM can ensure the smooth running of the phone, as little or no lagging will be experienced. The inbuilt storage is low, but with support for expansion on both variants of the steel 2 via a dedicated slot, users can still have sufficient space to store their files 

The  Steel 2 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system on top Gionee’s customized user Interface Amigo 3.5. As is a common notion with Android OS, their interfaces are user friendly offering control to the user to customize their devices with themes, wallpapers, widget and app locations as it best suits them. The power saving features also ensures that this device has a long battery life.


Camera

The Gionee Steel 2 features an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera with LED flash. These are usually the basic resolutions featured by cameras of midrange devices from other manufacturers. The Huawei Y5 2017 as also featured same. With both cameras, images and videos of good quality can be captured. 

Both cameras feature an LED flash to allow bright images to be captured in low light, and the back camera can record videos in HD resolution. Other features of the Gionee Steel 2 camera include face detection, autofocus, digital zoom, geo-tagging, panorama, touch focus, self-timer, smile detection, HDR, GIF Mode, voice capture, pic notes, smart scan and gesture shot feature.


Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of  the Gionee Steel 2 is 4,000mAh,  the battery is non-removable and based on Li-Po technology. While the screen isn't one of the highlights of this device, one can be sure of getting optimal use of the battery since it will most likely not run down fast. This battery can provide upto 527 hours of standby time and 45 hours of talk time while on 3G network .

The Steel 2 is a dual SIM smartphone that supports two micro SIMs. The second SIM slot can also support a microSD card, and one can either choose to use a second SIM on the device or expand the device's memory. Other connectivity options of this smartphone include GPS 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE. Its sensors include accelerometer, proximity, ambient light and gyroscope sensors.

Price and Availability

Pre-orders for the Steel 2 began in countries like China, and the smartphone is priced at about $188.33 (1299 yuan). In Nigeria, the Gionee Steel 2 is not yet available, but when it is available, it can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country. The Gionee Steel 2 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 58,000 Naira to 95,000 Naira depending on your location in the country and the current exchange rate.


Gionee Steel 2 Specs


 

Body

Dimensions
144.3 x 70.5 x 8.6 mm 
Form factor
Touchscreen
Colors
Jazz Gold, Gold Black
Cover
Metal
Weight
160g

 

Display

Type
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,
16M colors
Size
5.0-inch Display
Resolution
720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel Density
294PPI

 

Memory And OS

Card slot
Yes, Upto 128GB
Inbuilt
16/32 GB
OS
Android 6.0(Marshmallow)/
Amigo 3.5
CPU
Chipset
GPU
Quad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 910T
Mali-T720MP2
RAM
3GB

 

Camera

Primary
8MP
Features
Geo-tagging, touch focus,
face detection, panorama, HDR
Video
1080p@30fps
Secondary
5 MP

 

Battery

Capacity
Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Removable
No

 

Connectivity

3G
Yes
4G
Yes
3.5mm Jack:
Yes
WIFI
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes, v4.0, A2DP
GPS
Yes
NFC
No
USB
microUSB 2.0
FM
Yes
Wireless Charging
No
SIM
Dual SIM

 

Other Features

Sensors
Accelerometer, proximity,
Ambient light sensors

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