Gionee A1 Lite Summary and Introduction
Gionee A1 Lite is one of the best mid-range smartphones that put our wallets into consideration. It offers most of the exciting and amazing features you’ll ever get on a budget device.
This phone doesn’t just come with a beautiful body design but also packs a massive battery capacity to keep you going.
Packing in a humongous battery, the Gionee A1 Lite is a smartphone for users who would like to avoid hooking up to a power outlet frequently. This stripped-down variant of the Gionee A1 also promises something impressive for the selfie enthusiasts.
In fact, darn it. With a 20-megapixel front facing shooter and a 4000 mAh battery, the A1 Lite is definitely the bridge.
Retailing at a price much more reachable than its big brother (the A1), here are the details of the new device.
|Resolution||720 by 1280 pixel|
|OS||Amigo UI and Android Nougat|
|microSD Storage||Up to 256GB|
Price: How much does Gionee A1 Lite cost?
You can get the Gionee A1 Lite in the US for $230 while the price on Canada starts at $261 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $277 but the price of Gionee A1 Lite in UK is £199 while the EU countries can buy Gionee A1 Lite for €220. In Africa, you can buy the Gionee A1 Lite in Nigeria for ₦73,000 and Kenya for KSh 21,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Gionee A1 Lite is RS 13,500.
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In building the A1 Lite, Gionee went with a premium-looking metal chassis which is chamfered at the edges and features curved corners. The Gionee A1 Lite is not looking bad at all. It’s designed with aluminum featuring some plastic on the top and looks unique with a solid and excellent body feel.
For color selection, you would be able to choose between black, gold and red when the device debuts in Nigeria.
With a 5.3-inch screen size, the A1 Lite offers you the chance to hold and feel a large screen device on your palm. Although it doesn’t feature an FHD display, the resolution is better than some other phones in its price range.
It has a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which increases durability by making the screen scratch-resistant. The IPS display technology is decent enough to bring color reproduction.
Powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor and Mali T-720 GPU, the Gionee boasts an excellent performance. Although a Snapdragon chipset would have been better, the phone still tops the game considering the fact that the GPU provides moderate graphics.
The large RAM of 3GB is an awesome tool for a seamless multitasking experience. Switching from one app to another will definitely be hitch-free. This is a good news for heavy users.
Let me start with the secondary camera in this case. The Gionee A1 Lite sports a 20 MP camera on its front. This is quite odd as the primary camera is pegged at 13 MP. But then, remember it’s Gionee, and it isn’t their first time of pulling stunts like this too.
The camera features include 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, and HDR.
Battery and Sensors
Gionee A1 Lite packs a non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors which includes finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass and light sensor.
|Device Name||Gionee A1 Lite|
|Released Date||Released August 2017|
|Dimensions and Size||150.5 x 74.4 x 8 mm (5.93 x 2.93 x 0.31 inches)|
|Weight (in grams)||161 g|
|Number of SIM||Two|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Size (inches)||5.3 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI)||277 ppi pixel density|
|Colors||16 million colors|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Operating System||Amigo 4.0 UI / Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Processor Type or Chipset||Mediatek MT6753|
|Processor||Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Expandable Storage Type||microSD|
|Maximum Expandable Storage||Up to 256GB|
|Front or Secondary||20-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture|
|Rear or Primary||13-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture|
|Features||1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR|
|Wifi or Wi-Fi||Yes|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Network Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Fingerprint||Yes – rear mounted|
|Compass or Magnetometer||Yes|
“From Smartphone to Smilephone”. Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd also known as Gionee was founded in 2002 with HQ in Shenzhen, Guangdong is a Chinese based smartphone manufacturer whose products (mostly Android smartphones in the low and mid-range segments) are currently available in over 50 countries including India, Nigeria, Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and the Middle East amongst others.
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