Gionee (Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd manufacturer of mobile phones based out of Shenzhen, China) has launched the Elife S5.1, its slimmest phone ever and it is the world’s second slimmest smartphone after Oppo R5, in India at Rs 18,999.

Gionee Elife S5.1 or Oppo R5 Best Stylish Slim Smartphones


Gionee was founded in 2002. It is one of China’s largest mobile phone manufacturers and have a good market share in China it also has expanded operations in the other markets like India, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Nigeria. Gionee also claims that it sell a smartphone in 7 seconds in India which translates to 12,000 daily 3,60,000 monthly and around 8 million yearly which seems to be very high claim by Gionee.

Before Oppo R 5 Gionee held the record for the thinnest smartphone with Gionee Elife S5.5 whose frame has just 5.5mm thickness.

The new Gionee Elife S5.1 has a thickness of 5.15 mm only. The Elife S5.1 is similar to Gionee’s Elife S5.5 has a thin frame metallic design which looks elegant to carry and easy to use.

Price of Gionee Elife S5.1 – It is priced at Rs.18,999 or $ 315 though we may see some discounts at time of launch.

Availability Gionee Elife S5.1– The phone will be available by first week of December, 2014 in white, black, blue and pink colors.

Full Specs Gionee Elife S 5.1 (GN9005)

  • Processor – 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor.
  • GPU – Mali-450MP4.
  • Screen Size – 8-inch 720p AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
  • Primary Camera – 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, auto focus, LED flash.
  • Secondary Camera – 5 MP front-facing camera.
  • RAM – 1 GB RAM.
  • Memory – 16 GB, No support for micro SD card.
  • OS – Android 4.4 with Gionee’s Amigo 2.0 UI.
  • Battery Capacity – Non-removable Li-Ion 2050 mAh battery.
  • Connectivity – 2G, 3G
  • Dimensions – 139.8 x 67.4 x 5.15 mm.
  • Weight – 98 gm.
  • Thickness – 5.15 mm.

Pros Light in weight , thin frame, good processor and good rear camera. Good front Camera with 5MP resolution.Ideal screen size of 4.8 inches.

Con Screen Resolution is not very high, only 1 GB RAM, upgradeable to Android Lollipop is not confirmed yet by Gionee.

Full Specs Oppo R5:

  • Operating system – Color OS 2.0, based on Android 4.4.
  • Processor – 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core (MSM8939).
  • GPU – Adreno 330.
  • RAM Size – 2 GB
  • Storage – 16 GB
  • Battery – 2000 mAh Li-Po battery with Rapid Charge.
  • SIM Card – Micro SIM
  • Display Size – 5.2-inch Amoled Display Screen.
  • Resolution – Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 423 PPI Amoled 16 million colors.
  • Rear Camera – 13-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI sensor.
  • Front Sensor – 5-megapixel front-facing 83 degree wide angle lens.
  • Connectivity- TD-LTE 4G , 3G, 2G.
  • Additional in Box – USB-to-3.5mm Audio Adaptor.
  • Dimensions -148.9 × 74.5 × 4.85 mm.
  • Weight 155 gm.
  • Thickness – 4.85 mm.

Comparing Gionee Elfie S 5.1 and Oppo R5

Processing Power – Both have good processor though Opp R5 has higher RAM which can help in multitasking and gaming.

Screen Resolution – Oppo R5 have a Full HD resolution screen with 423 PPi which is better compared to the 720p screen on Gionee Elfie S 5.1.

Thickness – Both a re very thin though Oppo R 5 is slightly thinner.

OS – Both smartphones work on Kitkat and Android Lollipop update is not confirmed on Gionee Elfie S 5.1 and Oppo R5

Camera Quality – Both are equally good for Front and Rear Camera photos.

Weight – Gionee Elfie S 5.1 weighs mere 100gm compared to 155 gm of Oppo R5.

Screen Size – Opp R 5 has a larger screen of 5.2 inches compared to Gionee Elfie S 5.1’s 4.8 inch Amoled screen.

Pricing – Oppo R5 Rs. 30,000 or $500 while Gionee Elfie S 5.1 is priced @ 18,999 or $320. (Availability of Oppo R5 is also not there readily in Indian market though available in other Asian markets).

Gionee Elife S5.1 or Oppo R5 Best Stylish Slim Smartphones : Considering the Price of Gionee Elfie S 5.1 it is good buy if you are looking for a very stylish light and slim smartphone with great specs.

“Slim is the New Cool”

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