Gionee A1

price Rs. 18,899 onwards | launch Apr, 2017
magic score ?
very good value for money
our verdict: buy
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
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery Capacity4010 mAh
Weight182 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
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
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go
  • WiFi Dual-band
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