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Gionee Elife S5.1

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Reviewed on 2015-02-17
Sleek design, Good display, Relatively affordableSluggish camera, Battery struggles to see out a day
Gionee had surprised the world when it launched the Elife S5.5 which was at the time of its launch the thinnest phone in the world at a mere 5.5 mm. It followed that up with the Elife S5.1, which is even thinner at 5.1 mm, and was for a while, the thinnes...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-13
Gionee is a company obsessed with not just breaking records in the smartphone industry, but in fact holding the titles back. The ample proof of this is the Gionee Elife S series. After coming out with the beautiful Gionee Elife S5.5 last year, the company...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-31
Incredibly thin and lightweight, Bright, colorful AMOLED display, Attractive and well builtNeeds more power to match the looks, Software needs improving
It's thin, but is it too thin? Lately, the race to hold the title of World's Thinnest Smartphone is busier than ever, but few companies work as hard as Gionee. Its Elife S5.5 held the trophy for sometime, and rather than let another company take it away,...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-21
Great form factor, Incredibly light, Decent battery life and front facing camera,User experience courtesy Amigo Custom UI, Low-light photography, sluggish when pushed even slightly,
A sudden wave of anorexia is sweeping the smartphone space. In 2014, Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee unveiled the S5.5, a 5.5mm thin Android device which was then the world's slimmest phone. Since then at least three devices have come fresh off the tr...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-26
Brilliant display, Sleek design and solid build quality, Decent cameraGB of internal storage without expansion slot, Average performance, Average battery life
Gionee launched the Elife S5.1, the company's thinnest smartphone in India last month at a price tag of Rs. 18,999. It is the successor of the Gionee Elife S5.5 that was launched earlier this year. Even though it was called the world's thinnest smartphone...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-26
Beautiful design and slim profile, Display is pretty good, TouchPal keyboard with Swype input, In spite of glass body and thin profile good at containing the heat, Generous box contentsBeautiful device yes but the glass body means a small fall can be fatal, Average camera performance. Having used the S5.5 and like it, this could have been a better set up, Limited internal storage (close to 12GB user available) and no expandable memory o...
First its was S5.5, a flagship from Gionee which for a while had the world title of being the slimmest phone and then came Gionee S5.1 bettering the size zero slim profile albeit a bit watered down specification compared to the predecessor. This time thou...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-22
Chinese companies have already trained themselves to be one of the forces to be reckoned with in the native smartphone market. Companies such as Gionee, Xiaomi and Lenovo are already in the mix, with other names such as Vivo also planning to head into the...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-22
Decent Battery, Latest Android, Ultra ThinDifficult to Hold, Dated Camera, Weak UI
Gionee Elife S5.1 Review: Camera and VideoGionee's new Elife S5.1 comes with an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash. Also, there's the front camera that can shoot at 5-megapixel resolution. And it has to be mentioned that the company has bun...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-22
Decent Battery, Latest Android, Ultra ThinDifficult to Hold, Dated Camera, Weak UI
Gionee Elife S5.1 Review: Camera and VideoGionee's new Elife S5.1 comes with an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash. Also, there's the front camera that can shoot at 5-megapixel resolution. And it has to be mentioned that the company has bun...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-18
Svelte design and gorgeous looks, Capable display, Useful features, Good battery life,  No memory expansion slot, No notification LED, Seems a tad pricey for the specs
“The Elife S5.1 scores high on style and is worth a dekko if you want to make a statement”Gionee's S series presumably stands for ‘style' and if it has its say, it would like us to use the word ‘sexy' to describe its latest, the Elife S5.1 (unboxing | fir...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-12
Good looks, Extremely slim and light, Good rear cameraPerformance is not good, Overpriced
It's evident that Gionee put all its attention into the design of this smartphone. While the company came up with a very good looking and well built device, it compromises on performance, and only has one way to attract the consumer's attention. The looks...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-10
Performance: Running on Android KitKat, the S5.1 has got Amigo UI and not the vanilla Android interface. All the apps are scattered on different home screens. Gionee has added a bunch of pre-loaded apps too. For those who aren't really comfortable with th...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-06
Decent battery life, Pricing is not too bad, Decent AMOLED displayAmigo UI 2.0 is a mess, Not a practical design, Stutters in daily use, Bad camrea
In March this year, the 5.5mm thin Gionee Elife S5.5 held the crown for being the slimmest smartphone in India. It is surprising how things change so quickly. The Chinese company has already announced its next model, the Gionee Elife S5.1, which is a 0.4m...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-05
Last time we met, Gionee had quite a flagship to show off. Looking extra sharp and more than decently equipped, we deemed it capable of getting users interested well beyond the traditional Asian markets. Some months later, Gionee has toned some of the spe...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-05
“The svelte Gionee Elife S5.1 rocks a decent 8MP snapper”Thin is definitely in, and references to the Beauty and the Beast may be quite apt when talking about the super-slim Gionee Elife S5.1 (unboxing | first impressions) – the device scores very high on...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-04
Here is the Gionee Elife S5.1 review and it is slimmer than the Elife S5.5. This handset is powered by MediaTek octa core chipset. It's a single SIM handset sporting an AMOLED screen and running KitKat with Amigo UI out of the box. A unique smartphone – l...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-28
Chinese mobile phones manufacturer Gionee has launched its new slimmest smartphone in India- Gionee Elife S5.1. With a thickness of just 5.1 mm, it is the slimmest phone from Gionee in India till date . This is the new addition to the Gionee's range of sl...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-26
The wait is over for Gionee fans. The Gionee Elife S5.1 smartphone has been finally launched in India for Rs 18999. The phone is dubbed as one of the slimmest of all smartphones that are presently on the market. It is having a design of just 5.1mm thick. ...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-15
With the revolution of the Manufacturing Technology of cell phones, smartphones are becoming thinner and thinner. There are several super slim smartphones emerging on the market nowadays. But Gionee Elife S5.1, with a super-slim 5.1mm profile, smashing th...
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Processor frequency

1.7 GHz

Processor family


Processor model


Processor architecture

ARM Cortex-A7

Processor cores



Display diagonal

12.2 cm (4.8")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Screen shape


Display type


Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

1024 MB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Electronic compass


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Video recording


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

2050 mAh


Form factor


Colour of product



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