So as is usual practice for most smartphone brands, the ‘Lite’ version of any device isn’t ignored. Well, it seems Gionee wouldn’t default in this regard too. Can you recall when they released the Gionee A1 device? No? Never mind, the Gionee A1 Lite is here, and you’d love it.
Spoiler alert – Watch out for the Gionee A1 Lite secondary camera.
Display & Design of the Gionee A1 Lite
With a 5.3 inches display size, the Gionee A1 Lite features a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The display is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Comparing this with its predecessor, this device is a slimmed down version. The Gionee A1 came with a 5.5-inch display and a much more display resolution. But then, this is why it is LITE.
The device comes in the Gold colour variant while as you would expect, has a stunning outlook. Gionee phones do not disappoint in that aspect.
Processor, Operating system and memory
Quite impressively, the Gionee A1 Lite runs on an Android Operating system v7.0 Nougat. While for your storage of documents, files, music and videos, it avails you with 32 GB. This same can be expanded to the capacity of 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card. No worries, it has its dedicated slot.
With an Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor and a whopping 3 GB RAM, the device is ready.
Let me start with the secondary camera in this case. The Gionee A1 Lite sports a 20 MP camera on its front. This is quite odd as the primary camera is pegged at 13 MP. But then, remember it’s Gionee, and it isn’t their first time of pulling stunts like this too.
The camera features include 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, and HDR.
With just a slight difference in the battery capacity – say 10 mAh -, the Gionee A1 Lite comes with a 4000 mAh battery. Personally, as the heavy user that I am, Gionee A1 Lite would be ‘bae’ because of the battery. The battery of the Gionee A1 Lite is Li-Ion and definitely non-removable.
Price of the Gionee A1 Lite
The device sells for 27000 INR (Indian rupees), and upon conversion to the Nigerian naira, it sells for around N131,000. Indeed, the economic recession isn’t making anything better, not even the price of phones.
Summary of Gionee A1 Lite specifications
- Display – 5.3 inch IPS display with 1280*720 pixel and 2.5D curved glass
- Processor – Octa-core 64 Bit MediaTek MT6753 1.3 GHz Soc
- Camera – Front Camera 20MP f/2.0, Rear Camera 13 MP f/2.0
- RAM – 3 GB
- ROM – 32 GB
- OS – Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo 4.0 on top
- Battery – 4000 mAh
- Sensors – Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Orientation, Gyroscope, Ambience, and Proximity
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS