Gionee M7 Power Review: Power House To Keep You Going
2017 have been an era of Bezel-less smartphones starting with the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 in March 2017. Every other smartphone company came up with their own version of the bezeless phone. Some manufacturer even launched the bezeless version of smartphones in budget section as well and tried to capture the market as much as possible. Gionee followed the trend and launched a bezeless smartphone M7 Power with a twist that is huge battery backup. Recently the company on our request sent the Gionee M7 Power Review device and here’s a detailed review of it.
Gionee M7 Power Review: Display
Gionee M7 Power comes with an FHD 6.0″ Display coupled with 18:9 ratio. The screen is covered by 2.5D corning gorilla glass. The bezels on top and bottom look odd on this device. The display bright and vibrant, it covers most of the front part. The content sometimes gets pixelated and sometimes it even doesn’t fit the screen due to 6.0″ huge screen. The text also doesn’t look sharp and might make avid readers a little wary. But the addition of a software-based reading mode does help reduce the blue light glare that strains eyes while reading.Overall, the screen offers good contrast and sunlight legibility. The ultra-wide screen means an 85 percent screen-to-body ratio assuring high display area and limited bezels.
Gionee M7 Power Review: Camera
Gionee M7 Power has a 13MP rear shooter and an 8MP front shooter. Like many other manufacturers, the camera application comes equipped with many modes such as text recognition, translation, slow-motion, time-lapse, professional, panorama, backlight, card scanner and 3D photo.
The addition of a 3D Photo feature in the otherwise regular 13MP primary camera makes a difference.
The 3D Photo feature allows users to capture a 3D picture that can be later viewed from different angles. The feature works as intended in most cases, but shows artificial stitching effects sometimes, ruining the 3D outlook.
Overall, the primary and selfie cameras are regular shooters delivering optimally in good daylight conditions but failing in low-light situations.
Gionee M7 Power Review: Battery
The battery is one of the strongest points for this device, it comes equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery. That makes the smartphone a true powerhouse. In fact, we have power banks these days with a capacity of 5,000 mAh and this device has that capacity installed in it. The phone is able to keep up and running for more than a day. The phone, however, is full of pre-installed bloatware eating into precious internal storage and affecting the overall battery endurance.
Gionee M7 Power Review: Performance
The M7 Power is, primarily, a battery-centric device. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, an octa-core SoC, the phone has 64 GB of internal memory and a 4GB RAM. The processor is no powerhouse and the result is visible while using the device. The phone performs basic tasks like calling, SMS, instant messages, social media and internet browsing with ease, but stutters while playing games or watching high-definition videos on YouTube for extended hours.
The phone boots the Android Nougat 7.1 operating system covered under the Amigo 5.0 theme. The theme offers several advantages over the stock Android, such as app clone feature, creating space for dual social media apps on the phone. Other features include split screen, intelligent eye protection, smart gesture, black screen gesture, glove patterns.
Gionee M7 Power Review: Pricing and Availability
Gionee M7 Power is priced at Rs.16,999 and is available on Amazon and Flipkart, It offers exceptional battery life, and a future-ready 18:9 aspect ratio screen. In its price segment, the phone competes with Nokia 6, Honor 9i, and LG Q6 Plus.