Expanding its footprint in global market, Chinese giant Gionee has unleashed its ultra-slim handset, Elife S6 in the Indian arena. Designed with perfection, the new metal beauty seeks inspiration from renowned flagships and offers a perfect set of specs with a design profile that just can’t be ignored. Gionee has been aggressive since last few months, but the introduction of its ultra-slim Elife S6 clearly signifies that now there’s no looking back for the company. The tempting handset, with its good looks and powerful performance, is set to take the battle against leading players in the game.
Available exclusively via Flipkart.com, Gionee S6 has a lot to offer for just Rs. 19,999. It is great deal for smartphone lovers, and is exactly what the company needed to push, OnePlus and Lenovo, off the edge.
Here are the best things about this mind-boggling beauty from Gionee!
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- Design Language and form-factor
Designed purely from aluminium, Gionee S6 is a perfect masterpiece for flagship lovers. The dual-
SIM based handset flaunts an excellent form-factor and fits nicely in one hand with a chamber-like surface and shining edges. Its design language, in our opinion, is absolutely premium, and that spot-on button placement takes the entire experience to a whole new level. From far, Gionee S6 looks like another of those Chinese smartphones that boast a full-metal unibody with chamfered edges, but on closer look, it looks much better, especially the rose gold variant.
In addition to this, it also important to note that Gionee has given considerable amount of attention to keep the dimensions at their place. Thanks to effective engineering, the handset tips on the scale at 6.9mm and weighs just under 150 grams.
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- Display and Visual Experience
With thin bezels and 77.8% screen to body ratio, Gionee Elife S6 packs one of the finest display technologies to create an ideal ecosystem for work and play. The power-packed handset incorporates a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display, with a decent pixel density of 267 pixels-per-inch. It delivers clear, crisp, and punchy colours with deep blacks, and gives a prolific visual experience without any snags or heating issues. Viewing gets an ultimate-touch with the razor-sharp high-definition display bundled with this handset.
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- Performance and Hardware Setup
To accelerate performance, Gionee S6 features a 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and Mali-T720MP3 GPU. The performance of this handset is pretty good, but we’ve to remember that this one is the same chipset that ships with Lenovo K4 Note and other entry-level players in the game. Mixing it with 3GB RAM will give you sufficient power to perform day-to-day functions and heavy multi-tasking without any lags or glitches.
As for storage, Gionee offers 32GB of built-in storage with an additional option for expandability up to 128 gigs via microSD card. The company takes full care of gamers, movie-buffs and heavy users.
- Terrific Camera Performance
The prolific 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter bundled with Gionee Elife S6 caters all of us with subtle perfection. The dual-SIM based handset delivers sharp and picture-perfect images with both, its rear and front-facing snapper. It features an aperture as wide as f/2.0, and captures 1080p videos with excellent audio-video quality
As for the other end, the 5-megapixel snapper performs as smoothly as any selfie-lover would have expected from an all new camera phone. It is just close to perfect in every way.
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With no chances of Android upgrade, Gionee S6 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based AMIGO 3.1 OS out-of-the box. The interface of the handset includes new app icons and themes, and is enriched with number of tweaks and impressive features such as, Moodcard, AMICLONE, System Manager, and IMAGE+. It handles routines functions seamlessly, but is one for those who are ok with keeping the same iteration of Android next year!
- Advanced Connectivity Options
Gionee S6 incorporates essential connectivity options such as, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 3G HSPA+, and GPRS/EDGE. The handset makes a great impression on the connectivity front, and includes 4G VOLTE, which gives faster download speed with HD voice clarity, and USB Type-C reversible connector, which allows the cable to be plugged from either side and provides for seamless charging and data transfer.
Gionee S6 features a powerful 3150 mAh battery and offers enormous amount of juice to keep things up and running throughout the day. The battery bundled with this handset endows sufficient backup for routine functions, and also provides for instant fast charging. In a nutshell, this phone is a complete powerhouse which can bear day-to-day functions on regular basis and can also run heavy games, without running towards the wall-charger!
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Pricing and availability in Indian markets
As mentioned earlier, Gionee S6 is currently hitting the shelves exclusively via Flipkart.com. The device is available at a price-tag of Rs. 19,999, and is a good choice, especially with on-going offers, discounts, and cash-back schemes at the merchant website! These schemes can save you a fair amount, unlike any offline store or retail channel
So here we go, all these things draw our attention towards the new Gionee Elife S6. The power-packed beauty makes a strong impression from all aspects, and is definitely a worthy option to count on. Elife S6 performs terrifically, but as many of you may already know, it is not the best deal under 20k!
As of now, many Chinese smartphone manufacturers are making phones which not only look similar to Gionee S6, but are also offering a much better deal in terms of pricing. Even Lenovo’s Vibe X3 is on this is on list and is posing some serious threats against Gionee with a powerful set of specs, fingerprint scanner and many more features.
Either way, Gionee stands out with its killer looks and powerful battery life, and continues to impress buyers with a perfect blend of all essential features and superb camera performance!