Gionee A1

price Rs. 18,899 onwards | launch Apr, 2017
magic score ?
79.5
very good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#3
of 80 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 11 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Premium, aesthetic metal finish design
  • Feels good to hold in hand - the rounded-off edges allow it to sit comfortably in the hand and offers plenty of grip
  • 2.5D curved glass display is nicely integrated into the shell of the phone, has vivid colours, good viewing angles, and comes protected with Gorilla Glass 3
  • The fingerprint sensor on the front of the device works well
  • Amigo UI offers a decent experience, and is pretty intuitive (although it could do with less bloat)
  • Armed with 2GHz octa-core P10 Helios processor and 4GB RAM, the phone runs smoothly whatever you throw at it - be it movies, games or browsing
  • The main USP of the Gionee A1 is its front 16-megapixel camera that offers a great selfie clicking experience, and comes with a front flash feature that makes taking selfies in dimly lit areas easy - the images captured have rich colour tones with an appreciable amount of detailing - offers strong competition to higher priced selfie smartphones from the likes of Oppo and Vivo
  • Decent rear camera - the shots captured have bright colours, fine details and delivered good depth of field when clicking in bright-light conditions - though it fails to impress in low-light
  • The 4, 010 mAh battery on the Gionee A1 is also very good and offers a good day-and-a-half backup in moderate to heavy usage
  • Decent charging speed - takes about 2 hours to charge the battery to 100%

What We Didn't

  • A little bit on the heavy side
  • The display's sunlight legibility could have been better
  • Tends to heat up a bit when put under stress

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • AMOLED
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
GPUMali-T860MP2
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4010 mAh
Dimensions
Weight182 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • 1/3" Sensor Size
  • 1.12 um Pixel Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
Secondary Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1/3" Sensor Size
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Fast Battery Charging
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go
  • WiFi Dual-band
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.27/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Very Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys