The normal thing when smartphones in a series are to be launched is for the standard variant to be launched first, and then subsequent variants with suffixes like ‘Plus’, ‘Lite’, ‘Max’, etc added to their names launched afterwards. In the case of the Gionee P7 and Gionee P7 Max, however, things are different. The Gionee P7 Max was launched in September without a previous standard version, and the Gionee P7 has just been launched in India.

The Gionee P7 is a lower version of the Gionee P7 Max and comes with watered-down specs and an equally lower price tag. Both are, however, designed similarly.

Gionee P7 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Gionee P7

The Gionee P7 comes with a 5-inch IPS display with an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution and soda lime glass protection. It has a glass back which has patterns designed on it and is textured to allow for a firm grip.

It is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. The phone sports an 8MP camera with LED flash at the rear and a 5MP selfie shooter at the front.

In the aspect of battery, the P7 doesn’t meet my expectations. Gionee smartphones are known for their massive battery capacities, so it’s a surprise that the Gionee P7 packs a 2300mAh battery. The phone has a dual SIM slot and supports 4G with VoLTE. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo OS 3.2.

Gionee P7 Full Phone Specifications

Gionee P7 Design

Technology

  • 2G: GSM.
  • 3G: HSPA+ / EVDO.
  • 4G: LTE with VoLTE.
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual standby).
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with  Amigo OS 3.2.

Design

  • Dimensions: –
  • Weight: –
  • Display: 5-inch, 1280 * 720 pixels HD (294 PPI), IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, Soda line.
  • Build: Metal aluminium design.
  • Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
  • Colours: White, Grey & Latte Gold.

Hardware

  • Processor Name/Technology: –
  • Processor Speed: 1.3GHz.
  • Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core.
  • Graphics Processor: –
  • RAM: 2GB.
  • Internal Storage: 16GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity sensor.

Camera

  • Rear: 8MP with Autofocus.
  • LED Flash: Yes.
  • Video recording: Yes, 1080p@30fps.
  • Front-facing: 5MP.

Multimedia

  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Audio Technology: –
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0.
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP.
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
  • USB: micro-USB v2.0.
  • USB OTG: Yes.
  • NFC: No.
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Ion 2300mAh.
  • Charging: Fast Charge – No.
  • Power Management: Marshmallow’s Battery Saving mode.

Miscellaneous

  • Extra Features: –
  • Launch Date: December 12, 2016.
  • Availability: December 12, 2016.
  • Sales stores/platforms:
    • Online: Stores in India.
    • Offline: Stores in India.
  • Launch Price
    • Nigeria: ₦62,500.
    • Kenya: KSh 15087.
    • Ghana: GH₵ 623.
    • India: Rs. 9999.
    • China: ¥1024.
    • USA: $148.
    • UK: £118.
    • Europe: €140.

Availability and Price of Gionee P7 in India, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Gionee P7 is available in offline and online sales stores in India for Rs. 9999. It is sold in White, Grey and Latte Gold colour versions.

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