General Mobile GM 5 Plus comes with 13MP front & rear cameras: Full Specs & Price

General Mobile has really hit heights with its mid-range smartphone, the General Mobile GM 5 Plus which comes in as a successor to the GM 5. Although an Android One device, it sports some features that are more impressive than in most Android One devices.

Apart from its elegant body design, and stunning display, the camera modules it packs are really appealing and most of all it features a quick way to access the phone camera even while the screen is off. As regards that, pressing the power button twice does the trick. Its other specs too are quite impressive.

General Mobile GM 5 Plus Specifications, Review and Highlights

General Mobile GM 5 Plus Hardware

Display & Design

The GM 5 Plus sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 by 1080 pixels while combining a 401 ppi pixel density for maximum clarity. It doesn’t feature a bad design either with a titanium and aluminium alloy making up the build.

General Mobile GM 5 Plus Display

It measures 76.5 mm in width while being 7.9 mm thick. The smartphone comes with screen protection so you don’t have to worry about getting scratches on your screen as the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 already got you covered.

Storage & Processor

Asides its 3GB RAM, the GM 5plus is blessed with an internal memory of 32GB which could be expanded if desired using a MicroSD. As regards its System on Chip, it is being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 processor (manufactured using the 28nm process) which embodies its 1.5GHz Octa-core CPU and Adreno 405 GPU.

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Camera

The smartphone dons a 13MP rear camera and 13MP front camera, a setup also present in the Tecno Camon C9. The rear camera comes with a dual LED flash which would be very useful most especially for night pictures or when in the dark. It also uses the Sony IMX258 Exmor RS image sensor which is just about 0.23 inches in size.

Battery & Connectivity

As is the case with most smartphones of its calibre, the GM 5 Plus comes with a non-removable 3100mAh battery which supports fast charge based on the Qualcomm Fast Charge 3.0 technology. Connectivity options supported by the device include; Tethering, OTA sync, DLNA likewise the GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS positioning systems.

Software & Hardware

General Mobile GM 5 Plus Design

Just as expected, the smartphone runs on the Android v 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS. Although it does not feature a fingerprint scanner, the GM 5 plus comes with several other sensors such as the compass, accelerometer and light sensors.

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General Mobile GM 5 Plus Full Phone Specifications

General Mobile GM 5 Plus

General

Device Brand General Mobile
ModelGM 5 Plus
AnnouncedFebruary 2016
ReleasedFebruary 2016
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 GHz
3G NetworkHSDPA
4G NetworkLTE band, VoLTE
SIM Typen/a
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 1000/300 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat7 300/100 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions152 * 76.5 * 7.9 mm
Weight160g
Buildtitanium+aluminium alloy design, plastic back
Colors Gray, Pink, Gold

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.5 inches
Resolution1920 * 1080 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~401 ppi pixel density
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
Featuresn/a
Secondary Displayn/a

Camera

Primary13MP
Propertiesf/2.0 aperture
ImageYes
Video1080p HD Video
FeaturesAutofocus, Geo tagging, Panorama
FlashYes, LED flash (Primary) (Secondary)
Secondary13MP
Propertiesn/a

Software

Operating SystemAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
User Interfacen/a
Java SupportYes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

ChipsetQualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
CPUOcta-Core 1.5 GHz
GPUAdreno 405
RAM (Memory)3GB RAM
Internal Storage32GB
Card SlotExpandable up to 128 GB (microSD)
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Light, Compass
Controls
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Connectivity

BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP
Infraredn/a
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes; USB v2.0 USB Type-C
GPSYes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS
NFCn/a
HDMIn/a
Wireless Chargingn/a
Fast ChargingYes (Qualcomm Fast Charge 3.0)

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po
Capacity3100mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioNo
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
LoudspeakerYes
HandsfreeYes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

 – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of General Mobile GM 5 Plus in India, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The General Mobile GM 5Plus is available in India for Rs. 19,999. The smartphone comes in Gray, Pink and Gold colors.

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