Gionee Marathon M5 Mini specifications, reviews, price, pictures

Gionee Marathon M5 Mini

Gionee Marathon M5 Mini Summary and Introduction

The Gionee M5 mini boasts of the largest battery capacity to have featured on a Gionee smartphone in 2016.

Also known as the Marathon M5 Mini, the device is the successor of the highly rated Gionee M5 which received mostly favorable reviews amongst smartphone users last year.

For customers that are looking for a budget Android device that has it all; Affordable price, fast processor, great cameras and large battery storage. Explore no further, The M5 is yours to the taking. Overall, the Marathon (M) series is a product line of Gionee devices that holds impeccable specs and budget prices.

The M5 Mini is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

Resolution 720 by 1280 pixel
Display5.0 inches
OSAndroid Nougat
Rear Camera12-megapixel
Front Camera6-megapixel
microSD StorageUp to 128GB

Price: How much does Gionee Marathon M5 Mini cost?

You can get the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini in the US for $190 while the price on Canada starts at $229 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $249 but the price of Gionee Marathon M5 Mini in UK is £163 while the EU countries can buy Gionee Marathon M5 Mini for €175. In Africa, you can buy the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini in Nigeria for ₦64,000 and Kenya for KSh 18,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Gionee Marathon M5 Mini is RS 11,200.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!


It sports a stunning design enveloped in gray or golden color. The plastic cover features a metal band which surrounds the phone at its sides giving it a more beautiful appearance. The 5-inch display compliments the sleek body. This makes the phone appealing to the eye and feels smooth in the palm.


The Gionee Marathon M5 Mini IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 67.6% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 5.0 inches with screen resolution at 720 by 1280 pixels and screen density, PPI at 294 pixels per inch.


Gionee Marathon M5 Mini runs on Amigo UI and Android Lollipop operating system with performance backed by a 2GB RAM and Quad-core processing unit clocking at speeds of 1.3 GHz. The Internal storage size of the Gionee phone is available at 16GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 128GB.

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Gionee Marathon M5 Mini has both a rear or primary camera and a front or secondary camera. Gionee Marathon M5 Mini comes with 8-megapixel for the rear or primary camera while a 5-megapixel front or secondary camera is stationed for additional camera support.

Battery and Sensors

Gionee Marathon M5 Mini packs a non-removable Li-Polymer 4000mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes WI-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors which includes gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass and light sensor.

Smartphone Design
Device NameGionee Marathon M5 Mini
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Released DateReleased February 2016
Dimensions and Size143.5 x 71 x 9.6 mm (5.65 x 2.80 x 0.38 inches)
Weight (in grams)
ColorsWhite, Gold, Black
Number of SIMTwo
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water ResistanceNo
Dust ResistanceNo
TypeNon-removable Li-Polymer
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Talk time18 hours (3G)
Fast Charge
Wireless ChargingNo
Screen TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches)5.0 inches
Screen-to-body-ratioApproximately 67.6%
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)294 ppi pixel density
Colors16 million colors
Screen Protection
Operating SystemAmigo 3.1 UI / Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor Type or ChipsetMediatek MT6580
ProcessorQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Internal Storage16GB
Expandable StorageYes
Expandable Storage TypemicroSD
Maximum Expandable StorageUp to 128GB
Front or Secondary5-megapixel
Rear or Primary8-megapixel
FeaturesAutofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Wifi or Wi-FiYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
BluetoothYes v4.0
Infrared portYes
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0
USB On-The-GoYes
Headphone3.5mm jack
Network TechnologyGSM / HSPA
Iris scannerNo
Compass or MagnetometerYes
Heart rateNo
Light SensorYes

Gionee Marathon M5 Specs

“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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