Ginonee Elife S5.5 Review, Tech Specs and Price in India

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In this Expanding Ocean of smartphones, where a new handset is launched every other day, Gionee a Chinese brand has launched their latest handset gadget called Gionee Elife S5.5. The reason why it unequalled from the other smartphones and worth taking a look at is because it is the world’s slimmest Smartphone with only 5.55 mm of thickness. It’s packed with a powerful Octa-core Media Tek Chipset inside which the company boasts about.

Meet Ginonee Elife S5.5: World’s slimmest phone

In this ever growing war of Android Smartphones, it is becoming extremely difficult for Mobile Brands to innovate and bring something unique to the consumer’s plate. It is very easy to get a customer’s attention by saying “World’s slimmest phone” for a moment. But that will only aid if the performance and software are equally noticing. Here I will find out whether the Ginonee Elife S5.5 stands out the crowd or it is just another Smartphone device.

Ginonee Elife S5.5 Design and Display Features

Ginonee Elife S5.5 is actually the world’s most slimmest phone with  only 5.5 mm of thickness. When it comes to slim devices Gionee is just extraordinary. When it launched their handset Gionee Elife E6 last year it was one of the slimmest phones last year, and ever since they have been on a track of improvement. It has a metal chased body with edgy looks. With a price segment of Rs. 21,000(may vary) it is the slimmest device currently available in the market. Gionee has applied a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology on both front and back of a magnesium alloy unibody chasis.In spite of that the thickness just measures to 5.5 mm. It has a 5.0-inch Full HD Super Amoled Display with three capacitive buttons in front. These capacitive touch buttons are merely visible because of lack in backlight. Having chamfered edges the phone is actually not a pain to operate with one hand though it has a 5.0 Inch Screen, the phone tends to sink in with its thickness. It has a 1080×1920 pixel screen with a pixel density of 441 Pixels per inch(PPI) which makes it one of the best displays in this price range.

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Ginonee Elife S5.5 Hardware & Software

With its elegant look and crisp screen Gionee has used a True Octa-core 1.7 GHz Media Tek MTK6592 Chipset Processor with Mali 450-MP4 GPU for graphics. To match up with this monolithic hardware Gionee packs in a 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The only drawback which I noted with this classy hardware is the lack of external SD card expansion which I think can be overlooked because of its refined thickness. The device has currently got an Android update of Kit Kat 4.4 which makes it a power pack with the Amigo OS 2.0 by enhancing its applications even further. The phone actually suffers from the common heating up problem in smartphones when using it for extensive gaming and browsing because of which it lags a bit here and there.

Ginonee Elife S5.5 Camera & Battery Life

The Ginonee Elife S5.5 is packaged with 13 Mega-pixel rear camera which is not much of an eye-catcher. The picture quality is just average and are gritty when taken in low light conditions even it comes with an Autofocus LED Flash. For people who are used to taking a lot of pictures with their camera phone will be disappointed as the pictures taken in even good light conditions lack details. The Ginonee Elife S5.5 has got a 5 Mega-pixel front camera as well for taking delightful selfies. The front camera though comes without a flash but takes good quality photographs when compared with other handsets of the same price range. Though phone comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh Battery it is a bit of disappointment for people who use it pan optically for constant surfing,texting,writing emails and heavy gaming. It did not even last for 10 hours when put to such test, but it worked well when slightly less used and the battery lasted for almost a day which is not bad enough for a smartphone.

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Why you should buy Ginonee Elife S5.5

Ginonee Elife S5.5 offers a smart looking handset with a sleek and slim look. It stands out for its amazing build quality and the sufficient mix of Gorilla Glass on an aluminium alloy body and a full HD Display. It is a phone worth the price of Rs. 21,000, if you can compromise with the Camera Quality and Battery Life.