Gionee Steel 3 with 4000mAh battery – Full Specs, Review and Price

Gionee Steel 3 – Review

The Steel 3 is an update to the Steel 2 from Gionee, the new device is a premium looking smartphone. Steel 3 looks like a bag of money but retails for just a token with the average specs. Gionee smartphones are affordable and classy on the outside and the Steel 3 didn’t disappoint. What’s so special about the Gionee Steel 3? Lets have a look.


Gionee Steel 3

The Steel 3 is available in only Gold, because c’mon, what other color could do justice to its shinning body? Its covered in exquisite gold metal with different textures and feel to it. Gionee Steel 3 is definitely a pleasure to behold and hold, with a very smooth shinning back.Athough the top corner where the rear camera and LED Flash sits is not as smooth as the middle.

It has some attractive lines with the rear camera and LED Flash at the extreme left. The Gionee logo and speaker is at the bottom corner in that order. It’s quite fat by the sides, measuring 8.5mm in thickness. Surprisingly it weighs just 144.7g, even with the metal body and 4000mAh battery.


Gionee Steel 3 sports a FullView display alright with extremely narrow bezels. While another Gionee logo sits at the bottom bezel, which i think is utterly useless and annoying. They could have also put the logo at the top and by the sides as well. So we will know the smartphone is from Gionee no doubt.

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The 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen on the Steel 3 is pretty standard with 720 x 1440 pixels in resolution. Its typical midrange screen boasts of 293 pixel per inch density and 77% screen to body ratio. Furthermore, the screen is not too bad for its price, as it offers nice visuals.

Hardware and Software

The brain behind the Steel 3 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with Octa-core processor clocking at 1.4 GHz. The Qualcomm Adreno 308 processing unit is in charge of everything graphics here. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and its too early to tell if it will get the Oreo update.

Comes with 3GB of RAM space for heavy multitasking and fast app launching. Store everything including files, apps and games on 32GB storage which of course is upgradeable up to 256GB using microSD.


Equipped with 8MP selfie camera that captures amazing selfies, Gionee doesn’t play with their selfie camera. In the past we have seen the company going the extra mile for the selfie camera on their smartphones. There’s another 8MP camera at the back as well which takes 3K resolution images. Meaning you should be able to capture stunning photographs up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. With lots of features to choose from to make the photo quality brilliant and sharp.


Gionee Steel 3 lasts long too with 4000mAh Li-Po battery that is Non-removable. It comes with fast charging feature but the charging duration can’t be ascertained at this time.

DONT MISS: Gionee Steel 2 with 4000mAh battery & 3GB RAM – Specs & Price in China

Gionee Steel 3 Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Gionee Steel 3
Announced November, 2017
Released December, 2017
Status Available on Shopping Stores


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Metal
Dimensions 144.7 x 69.8 x 8.5mm
Weight 144.7g
Colours Gold


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5-inch
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 293
Screen-To-Body Ratio 77%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch
Secondary Display No


Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
ISO settings
Scene mode
Touch focus
White balance settings
Yes, LED flash


Android 7.1 Nougat
Modified UI
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
CPU Octa-core 1.4 GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 308
Internal Storage 32GB
Yes, up to 255GB

Ambient light

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS


Battery Type Li-PoBattery
Capacity 4000mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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