- Analysis by KJ David
The Gionee P7, unlike its high-caliber P7 Max sibling, is a budget-class 5-inch smartphone whose cons include a basic 1.3GHz quad-core processor accompanied by 2GB of RAM and an unimpressive 2300mAh battery that scores a significantly-lower 2G talk time of 1380 minutes than some of its closest Gionee relatives .
Knowing that other some mass-tier Gionee models like the F103 Pro and the S6 tout 13-megapixel rear-facing cameras, the P7's 8-megapixel-only rear cam ends up as a con as well. That being said, it does sport a respectable 5-megapixel selfie cam aided by a screen flash function . Additionally, its 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display enjoys the protection of soda lime glass , which was not very common among 2016-released smartphones, much less among entry-level ones like the itself. Some of our geeky friends speculate that soda lime glass does not perform any better than more-conventional glass solutions (like Corning's Gorilla Glass), though.
Moving over to its remaining pros and cons, the P7 dons a transparent, glass-like finish , which might turn out to be a selling point for entry-level shoppers with style in mind. We also find its 16GB memory expandable by up to 128GB relatively satisfactory, though some similarly-specked American prepaid smartphones support up to 2TB microSD cards. Nevertheless, the graph below shows that it has a favorable memory expansion support compared to other 2016 budget-class smartphones.
Also on board are 4G FDD/TD LTE connectivity and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) support , the latter promising clearer in-call audio than conventional smartphone telephony. Rounding out its specs are the Android 6.0 Marshmallow platform sprinkled with some Gionee seasoning, in the form of the brand's own Amigo OS version 3.2.
Given its array of pros and cons, the Gionee P7 likely appeals to mass-tier Android shoppers looking for a phone with a knack for storage and style.
** This phone is also known as: Gionee P 7
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