Gionee has just announced the newest addition to its smartphone line: the Gionee M30. It comes in a massive 10,000 mAh battery and a mid-range price tag. To put this into perspective, most of the phones marketing themselves as “Battery Kings” only barely touch the 5000 mAh capacity mark. In this article, we talk in-depth about the new battery beast Gionee M30’s design, performance, and hardware.
Gionee M30: Dare to Double!
Display and design
Although Gionee is mostly known for its low-budget compact phones, this one pushes the boundaries a bit. Coming in at a solid 6-inches of IPS LCD, this isn’t quite as large as most modern smartphones, but just compact enough so that the entire size of the phone (keeping in mind its thickness), doesn’t come off as too bulky. The screen supports HD+ resolution.
While you’d expect a phone with double the battery of most smartphones to look like a complete brick, Gionee has made some pretty creative design decisions to ensure that this phone doesn’t look too out of style. Weighing in at 305 grams, the body of the phone tapers inwards on the rear side of the design. With an aluminum frame and body, a leather-like surface is present in the back, the rear of the phone houses a creative place shield-shaped panel, which houses the camera and fingerprint sensor.
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The Gionee M30 consists of only a single camera setup at the rear. The lens, which comes around at 16-megapixels, is located just above the LED flash. It doesn’t support features like depth sensor or macro shots, but video capture 1080p@30fps is possible.
On the front, we have an 8 MP primary lens placed at the top right of the screen.
Performance and hardware:
This battery bonanza comes packed with the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset(12 nm). While this isn’t the latest cutting-edge processor, far from it, it performs pretty well for most normal tasks. It consists of an octa-core Cortex (A73+A53) CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz and the Mali G72 GPU. The battery life makes this an ideal gaming device, though this chipset might not support very heavy games well. If you’re willing to compromise a bit on frame rate or graphics, this shouldn’t be much of a problem.
The memory section is where this phone shines. Housing 8gigs of RAM and 128GB internal memory, this phone has ample space. Running multiple apps and multitasking shouldn’t be much of a problem, either.
Ah, yes, the batteries. As we said before, this battery bomb comes in with a massive 10,000 mAh battery, twice or more than twice what most phones in this price range even come close to offering. The phone comes with 25W fast charging, something you don’t see very often unless on high-end phones. Courtesy of reverse charging, users can also use this phone to charge other devices – sort of like a multifunctional power bank.
Gionee M30 – Full specifications:
- Display: 6.0″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- OS: Android(undisclosed)
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
- CPU and GPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53); Mali-G72 MP3
- Memory: 128 GB internal and 8GB RAM, with microSDXC slot
- Camera: Single, 16 MP, (wide), AF with LED flash and video 1080p@30fps
- Front camera: 8 MP with video 1080p@30fps
- Sound: Loudspeaker (stereo sound), 3.5mm audio jack
- USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Face unlock, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
- Battery: Li-Po 10000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 25W; Reverse Charging
Pricing and availability:
The phone is set to release on the 31st of August, starting sales in China. It comes at an initial price of 1,399 Yuan, which translates roughly to Rs. 24,000. This price might be affected by taxes or shipping charges.
As Gionee targets Asian markets primarily, it’s safe to say that it might be launched in Nepal eventually.
|Gionee Phone Model||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Gionee M30||Rs. 24,000|