Gionee S11 Lite 

price₹ 6,114 onwards

launchApr, 2018


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  • Good, eye-catching looks, good build quality, and a premium finish
  • The plastic based back cover also makes the device incredibly light and easy to carry, which is something that will be appealing to the consumers who like light-weight phones
  • The curves on the sides add to the overall look of the phone, and it's mostly because of the curved sides that the phone seems relatively easier to hold and operate with one hand
  • The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is extremely fast and take milliseconds to unlock the phone - apart from unlocking the phone, the fingerprint sensor also lets users click selfies
  • A lot of the phones in this price bracket now have metal bodies, so the plastic construction of the S11 Lite is a bit of a downer
  • The plastic rear panel of the S11 Lite also sports a reflective glassy look, which at first glance seems attractive, but, later on, tends to collect a lot of smudges


  • Nice, modern 'FullView' 18:9 display - produces decent colours, which are reasonably punchy and vibrant - also has fairly good viewing angles and brightness levels
  • The screen is good, but the resolution could have been better - a lot of the competitors now have 1080p displays
  • Also, unlike the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Gionee S11 Lite isn't a true bezel-less phone, even though it has the modern 18:9 display ratio


  • Runs on Android Nougat which is now getting old


  • The Amigo UI on top of Android is also not the most optimised - it tends to lag with heavy multi-tasking (that aside, performance is ok though)


  • Pretty decent front camera - selfies shot in indoor situations are sharp and detailed too
  • Decent bokeh mode with both the dual rear cameras, and the front camera
  • Average dual camera setup on the rear - while the bokeh shots are decent - the cameras are average in regular use - pictures often lack details, and colours sometimes tend to go wrong - it can't match the high benchmark for budget phone camera set by the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro


  • Good battery life - comfortably lasts the day with moderate or even heavy use


  • On the whole, the Gionee S11 Lite is all about its design, selfie camera and long-lasting battery - so if these are what you require above everything else, you can consider the S11 Lite - but considering all-round performance, there are many better options around

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Gionee S11 Lite Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 NougatNo updates expected
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignClassic (No Notches)
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • G-Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #120 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery Capacity3030 mAh
Weight141 gmLight
Thickness7.85 mmMedium
Width72.6 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Bokeh
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • HDR
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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