India is a great market for Chinese phones, look at Xiaomi built a strong distribution and everyone was using it. Similarly, Gionee has a similar standing with the previous models doing fairly well. The latest model Gionee A1 plus was launched in March this year at Rs 26,999.
Let’s see if Gionee is worth investing in or not:
Bigger screen with a heavier feel
The prominent difference between the two phones is the screen. Gionee A1 Plus is significantly larger with 6-inch full HD screen which makes for a better media experience.
The display is sharper, brighter and scratch proof due to Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The design is better with 2.5D curves at the edges for and heavier on the hand owing to the bigger size of the battery, weighing 226 g with 9mm thickness.
Not many improvements except changes in spec-sheet, visible improvements across the board. The most prominent one is the new SoC, with the Gionee A1 Plus sporting the MediaTek Helio P25 SoC. The best part, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage can expand up to 256GB. Bluetooth’s 4.0 version is compatible with VoLTE and ViLTE.
It comes with Android Nougat 7.0 with the Amigo 4.0 UI on top Other changes include edge bar bringing the shortcuts for the apps, fingerprint sensor, smart gestures, and reverse charging.
Speed charging and huge battery
The battery is powered by a 4,550mAh battery with a longer life as compared to the previous model.
Gionee A1 Plus comes with fast charging capability, with a 18W charger which charger initially fast charges the phone when the battery level is low gradually reduces the voltage when the battery is almost full. Expect a charged phone in one hour.
Good quality selfies
Another feature that qualifies Gionee A1 Plus better than its predecessor the camera. With a dual-camera at the rear and 20-megapixel front camera with lamp flash, the images are bound to be produced in high quality. The rear camera setup uses a primary 13-megapixel sensor and the secondary 5-megapixel sensor. The phone can record 1080p quality videos, with the rear camera and 720p from the front camera. Low light pictures are not good but good for selfies though.
The Gionee A1 Plus slightly better than Gionee A1 in terms of battery, larger screen, and great quality front camera. While the rear camera falls a bit short of expectations and performance is average at best, there’s enough in the smartphone to make it a worthwhile purchase. Although some competing options could be better, it’s important to remember that the Gionee A1 Plus is available to buy offline, which is a key purchase factor for a lot of buyers.
Gionee appeal buyers with its big specifications, massive battery, and large screen. You can buy a better phone in that price range like the Xiaomi Mi Max.
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