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Gionee P5W Unboxing and First Impressions


Mid-range smartphones have been getting decent hardware upgrades like LTE and better processors since last year, but the market for budget phones still hasn’t been left out. Gionee proves that by offering the Gionee P5W, a real budget Android smartphone that promises to provide a decent experience and functionality.

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Here are the specs of the of the Gionee P5W:

  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MT6735 Processor
  • Mali T720MP2 Graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 5-megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera Dual SIM Dual Standby
  • 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • P4,999

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Inside the box are the following:

  • Gionee P5W Smartphone Unit
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Wall Adapter
  • Earphones
  • Free Screen Protector and Microfiber Cloth
  • Manual and Warranty Card

First Impressions

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The P5W’s design isn’t as remarkable as other smartphones, but that is probably expected from its budget price tag. Our unit came in black, but it is also available in white, red, blue and yellow color options. The rear shell of the phone is made of a glossy plastic, certainly reminiscent of the iPhone 5c design. The front panel is made of glass, though we’re not sure if its Gorilla Glass.

It is a 5-inch phone, which has now become the standard size, so one-hand use is easy even for people with smaller hands.

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The overall design of the P5W is very clean, with volume rockers and the power button all on the right side of the phone, while capacitive back, home and multitasking buttons deck the lower front panel of the phone. Even the rear looks neat, too with the camera, flash, the Gionee branding and barely noticeable speaker grills.

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It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with the Amigo UI skin on top of it. It’s another clean, fresh take on Android that reminds us of the Meizu Flyme OS. We’ll dive deeper into what this custom skin actually offers in our full review.

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So there you go. Our full review of this phone will be coming out soon, so watch out for it.

What do you think of this phone? Does it look like the budget phone you’ve been looking for? Let us know it the comments!