Gionee Marathon M3

price Rs. 7,999 onwards launch Nov, 2014
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#340
of 520 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 2 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Good build quality
  • Premium design with polycarbonate finish, rounded edges, and chrome accents
  • Feels good to hold
  • Nice display with decent viewing angles, and legibility under sunlight
  • Decent speed/performance in day-to-day use
  • Good audio/video playback performance
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Decent camera
  • Good call quality
  • Gargantuan 5000mAh battery gives an excellent battery life - easily lasts 2 days of normal usage

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Relatively thick, chubby
  • Amigo UI is not the most refined Android skin around
  • Lot of bloatware

2 expert review(s)


126+ user reviews

video review

source: @gogirana
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • One Glass Solution (OGS)
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • Proximity
  • Motion Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core
GPUARM Mali450 MP
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Standby787 hrs
Battery Talktime51.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)32.46 hrs
Dimensions
Thickness10.4 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Face Beauty
  • Panorama (Horizontal & Vertical)
  • Eraser
  • Face Detection
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • 99 snaps in one click
  • Gesture Shot
  • Smile Shot
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • Face Unlock
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Gionee Xender
  • Hotknot
  • Smart Gesture
  • Yahoo Cricket App
  • Game Zone
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.17/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys