Gionee Marathon M5 specifications, reviews, price, pictures

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Gionee Marathon M5 Summary and Introduction

Like the Marathon M4, the Gionee M5 (a.k.a. Gionee Marathon M5) is a mid-range with an impressively long battery life, but in phablet size. The device is armed with a pair of batteries that deliver combined juice sufficient to power a tablet comfortably. The Gionee M5 crams in a massive AMOLED display and is powered by a quad-core processor.

The Gionee Marathon M5 has a unique, sleek and elegant body design, The Gionee flagship was induced as a successor to the Gionee Marathon M4.

The android powered device showcases interesting features that will surely push you into giving it a shot, Just read along and see for your self.

Gionee M5 sports a 5.5 inch super AMOLED display. The screen is super-thin and produces bigger and clearer images than your imagination.

The capacitive multi-touch 5-points display comes with ACL technology that helps you save more than 20% of power. It gives high-quality images with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Display 5.5 inches
OS Android Lollipop
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Front Camera 5-megapixel
microSD Storage Up to 256GB
Battery 6020mAH
Design Metal

Price: How much does Gionee Marathon M5 cost?

You can get the Gionee Marathon M5 in the US for $199 while the price on Canada starts at $271 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $282 but the price of Gionee Marathon M5 in UK is £158 while the EU countries can buy Gionee Marathon M5 for €173. In Africa, you can buy the Gionee Marathon M5 in Nigeria for ₦75,000 and Kenya for KSh 20,200 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Gionee Marathon M5 is RS 12,999.

*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!


The dual-SIM phone has been painstakingly crafted to feel perfect in your hand. Its slim metal body is just 8.5 mm thick so it fits easily into your pocket.

Gionee Marathon M5 shows off a relatively slim body at a thickness of 8.5 millimetres despite its large battery size.

It looks attractive to the eye as well, even though it is made of plastic.

The ergonomically designed phone is shielded by a protective coating and weighs 214g. It comes with a dimension of 152 x 76 x 8.55 mm and is available in black, white, and golden colors.


The Gionee Marathon M5 crams in a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with thin bezels to allow great viewing. The AMOLED touchscreen has an HD (720p) resolution, which is not exactly awesome given its size, but should still deliver pleasant viewing experience.

The screen display size at 5.5 inches with screen resolution at 720 x 1280 pixels and screen density, PPI at 267 pixels per inch.


With an internal memory of 16GB, M5 allows you to increase your storage space to up to 128GB. Storing your data is no difficult task with this device.

Gionee M5 accommodates a 2GB RAM that works alongside the 1.3GHz Quad Core CPU to give you a seamless multi-tasking experience. Playing 3D games is fun on this device.

Gionee Marathon M5 runs on Amigo UI and Android Lollipop operating system with performance backed by a 3GB RAM and Quad-core processing unit clocking at speeds of 1.3 GHz.


Experience a high-speed camera with a fast focusing time of less than 0.3s. The 13MP rear camera comes with a Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology that lets you get quality images instantly.

An LED flash sits next to the rear camera to give you bright images even in the dark.

Gionee M5 makes sure you’re not left behind in capturing high-quality selfies with the 5MP front camera.

Battery and Sensors

Enjoy long hours of use with a Li-Po battery capacity of 6020mAh. The phone is designed with dual charging chips which guarantee large capacity with less heat.

Have fun for as long as you desire with your long life and long cycle battery. The battery can still guarantee more than 93% of valid power after 400 times of charging and 80% valid power after 800 times of charging.

Smartphone Design
Device Name Gionee M5 or Gionee Marathon M5
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released November 2015
Dimensions and Size 152 x 76 x 8.6 mm (5.98 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches)
Weight (in grams) 211 g
Colors Gold, White, Black
Number of SIM Two
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Material Metal
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Type Non-removable Li-Polymer
Battery Capacity 6020 mAh
Stand-by 557 hours (3G)
Talk time 28 hours (3G)
Fast Charge No but has reverse charging capabilities
Wireless Charging No
Screen Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.5 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 72.2%
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 267 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating System Amigo 3.1 UI / Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor Type or Chipset Mediatek MT6735
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Internal Storage 32GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 256GB
Front or Secondary 5-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Rear or Primary 13-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
Features Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v4.0
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio, RDS
USB microUSB 2.0
USB On-The-Go Yes
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint No
Gyroscope No
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor Yes

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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