China-based smartphone manufacturer Gionee has been very aggressive on their marketing efforts when it comes to their smartphones. The company has been aggressively competing with other Chinese makers like Oppo and Huawei on the high end market. Good thing Gionee also maintained a good competition on the low end market. One of the company’s affordable smartphone is the Gionee Pioneer P4 and at last we got a review unit.
Our colleagues from other tech blogs have already review the Pioneer P4 months ago. Most of them have good things to say. Find out what’s our first impressions with the Gionee Pioneer P4.
Gionee Pioneer P4 specs:
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6582 processor
- Mali 400 graphics
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 4.5 inch FWVGA TFT display (480 x 854 pixels)
- 5 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 2 megapixel fromt facing camera
- HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual SIM (Micro + Regular), Dual Standby
- GPS, A-GPS
- 1,800 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jellybean
- SRP: P6,999
- Status: Available on Gionee stores and retailers
What’s inside the box?
- Unit itself
- USB Cable
There’s nothing too fancy about the phone’s design. It’s just a plain white smartphone. Period. But what impresses us is the phone’s rock solid build quality. Yes, the phone is made entirely of plastic but it seems that Gionee used good quality plastics here. We are used to big and sometimes hefty smartphones and its refreshing to see a small and light smartphone.
The phone may be small and light but it has a decent 4.5-inch display with fairly low res display of 854 x 480 pixels. The Pioneer P4 has a TFT display instead of the usual IPS LCD type. Most TFT displays are kinda washed out and has really bad viewing angles. But in all fairness, the phone has a very decent display despite its low res screen. The display is so good we thought it is an LCD panel.
Performance is fluid when scrolling through the apps. We will do an extensive performance test especially its gaming endurance on our full review. We did our first Antutu Benchmark test and we got a score of 17,224.
That’s all for now my friends. Full review will be coming in a few days. But first, we will take this phone for a spin.