Gionee recently announced the world’s slimmest smartphone, the Gionee Elife S5.5. Aside from its slim profile, Gionee has additionally ensured that the device doesn’t compromise in the hardware department either.a powerful contender in its segment. We check out five other phones that may give the Elife S5.5 a good competition.
The Gionee (incidentally it’s pronounced JinLee in China and JoNee within the rest of the world) Elife S5.5 is a truly stunning bit of design. It’s so thin we dropped it twice just looking to get used to that slimness! The precise thickness measure is 5.6mm (0.22 inches), as the Galaxy S5 for instance is nearly 50% thicker.
The Gionee Elife S5.5 smartphone includes a 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel Super AMOLED display and it is colors just pop to you – they are that vivid and contrasty. Obviously, this is one very sharp screen and also you won’t be bothered by any pixelization, and it also has some great viewing angles. We can’t say definitely how accurate the colours on it are, but they seem just a little overblown at first sight.
Interface And Functionality
The Elife S5.5 is shipping with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and contains a custom skin over it. The interface is very flat with rounded icons, really different when it comes to visual style.It’s all Android at its core obviously so it can be customized and altered via custom launchers and that’s nice.
Processor And Memory
The Gionee Elife S5.5 sports an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 chip running at 1.7GHz, even though eight cores sound great in writing, there was a very slight slowdown in menus and also the interface. We think that’s a software issue, though, and we’re fairly certain that the phone can handle the most demanding games – we’ve observed that chip being optimized to operate Modern Combat 4 flawlessly, that is neat. There is also 2GB of RAM aboard.
With a 13-megapixel rear camera aboard and a 5-megapixel front shooter you shouldn’t worry much about detail inside your images. The main camera supports 1080p videos and is of the auto-focus kind of course. We don’t have camera samples at this time, but we’ll update this after they are available.