The once flagship phone form Gionee for the Nepali market, the Gionee A1 has received a sizable price drop. With an initial release price of Rs. 29,999, you can now buy the smartphone for Rs. 26,999. So, is the new price tag worth your attention?
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The phone was released in April this year, so it’s safe to say it’s a relatively new smartphone. With an up par 5.5″ 1080p AMOLED touchscreen on the front, this device is no slouch in the display department. It also runs on a relatively new version of Android OS, i.e Android Nougat with Amigo OS 4.0 on top.
The Helio P10 inside might be a bummer, but considering the price, it’s not a big deal. Pair that with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, that’s a configuration most high-end flagships hold.
Coming to the camera setup, a 13MP on the front and a 16MP at the back will be more than enough for most people. And that statement isn’t just going by the numbers, the Gionee A1 has a really good camera setup. It is a decent performer in our books.
The battery was also pretty decent with around 5 hours of screen-on-time during our use. What does disappoint are the mediocre connectivity such as Wi-Fi and the lack of USB C which won’t be an issue for most people.
The Gionee A1’s top competitors are the OnePlus 3 and the Coolpad Cool1 Dual. The former now costs a hefty Rs. 8,000 more while the latter with its 64GB of storage costs a good Rs. 4,000 extra. The main competitor for this device now is Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is about the same price as the Gionee A1. But considering everything it’s still a pretty decent smartphone to buy, especially after the price drop.
Gionee A1 Specifications:
- 5.5-inch (1920× 1080 pixels) Full HD in-cell display with 2.5D curved glass
- Gorilla Glass 3 on the front; Full Metal body on the back
- 1.8 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with Mali T860 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 64GB Internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with micro SD
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Amigo OS 3.5
- Dual Hybrid SIM (4G + 4G)
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 1/3.0+” sensor, 5P lens
- 16MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 1/3.06″ sensor, 5P lens, selfie flash
- Fingerprint sensor (embedded on the home button)
- 3.5mm audio jack, Waves MaxxAudio
- Dimensions: 154.5 x 76.5 x 8.5mm; Weight: 182g
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- Gyro Sensor
- 4010mAh battery with fast charging
- Color Option: Black, Gold, and White