|Amazon||Gionee F103 (Black)||Rs. 8,316|
Gionee is a Chinese brand that has been around for a while now and is known for its slim smartphones in the Indian market. This brand is known majorly for its Elife series of smartphones, which accounts for some premium handsets with sleekest form factor. However, now the brand is branching out and is launching new devices outside of its Elife series. Gionee F103 is one such handset and has been placed in budget segment under INR 10,000. This is the brief overview of the handset for the benefit of our readers.
The design of the handset is quite attractive with a bar form factor and polycarbonate make. This handset boasts of metallic sheen on its sides and glossy finish on front and the back. At first glance, the handset vaguely resembles Sony Xperia Z, which is a good thing.
Gionee has equipped the new handset with a 5-inch display that is ideal for watching videos and playing visual games. The display of the handset offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels for allowing its users to enjoy HD content.
The user experience offered by the handset is one of the best in this segment since it comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system pre-installed in it. Moreover, the Amigo UI 3.0 running on top of the stock Android enhances the whole user experience to another level.
Performance and Battery Life
The performance offered by the handset is quite commendable since it has been equipped with a 1.3 GHz Quad core processor. There is 2 GB of RAM at the disposal of processor for a smooth and effective performance. The rear panel of this handset houses a 2400 mAh battery that can easily last a whole day on moderate usage.
The primary camera on the rear panel of Gionee F103 is a powerful 8 Megapixels module, which is accompanied with an LED flash. The front panel of the smartphone also houses a good 5 Megapixels camera for those who love to click selfies.
On connectivity front, this dual SIM handset has been blessed with support for both 4G LTE and 3G connectivity for high speed Internet access. Other connectivity options on the handset include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB, Bluetooth and GPS.
This handset is an attempt by the device maker to offer an impressive budget smartphone, however, it fails miserable in the face of competition. If you are willing to shell out INR 9000 or so, we suggest you to check Motorola Moto G Second Generation, Lenovo K3 Note, Meizu M2 and Meizu M2 Note. This handset can be given a miss in the light of such tough contenders.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||September 1, 2015|
|Operating System||Android v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Custom UI||Amigo UI|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||146 x 70.3 x 7.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.3 GHz 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||66.99 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2400 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 32 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, User Manual, Warranty Card|