marathon-m3

Gionee is not a popular brand globally, but it makes pretty good devices at a low price. This Chinese smartphone manufacturer has recently added Marathon M3 smartphone to it’s portfolio that boasts of a 5,000 mAh battery, 5-inch IPS/OGS Display screen with 720p resolution, Mediatek 1.3GHz Quad core Cortex A7 processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP back camera, 2MP front camera, WiFi, 3G, FM radio, A-GPS, Blueooth 4.0, digital compass, and a dual SIM card slot. Gionee Marathon M3 also has various sensors like proximity sensor, G-sensor, E-Compass, and Motion sensor.


he Gionee Marathon M3 also has a microSD card slot that can take up to 128GB storage so you can save a lot of songs, videos, and files. Phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. However it is not clear if this device can be upgraded to Lollipop when the new OS arrives.

What makes this more interesting in this device is the 5,000 mAh battery that gives a 32.8 days standby time. The highest we have seen so far is a 3,900 mAh battery on the DROID Turbo, Moto Maxx, and Huawei Ascend Mate 2. That’s pretty impressive for a low-priced phone but let’s see how long it will last if connected to 4G or WiFi all the time.

Device Specifications

GENERAL
2G Network850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network900/2100 MHz
DISPLAY
Type12.7 cm (5.0 “) HD 1280*720 , IPS and OGS Display
Size144.5*71.45*10.4mm
CONNECTIVITY
3G/HSPAYes
GPRSYes, class 12
EDGEYes, class 12
WLANWifi-802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothV4.0, with A2DP
Wireless Input deviceYes
OthersWLAN Direct, USB Internet (Sharing Windows PC internet via USB cable), ,Gionee Xender, Hotknot , Smart gesture
CAMERA
Primary8.0 Mega Pixel Camera with LED flash
FeaturesFace beauty, Panorama(Horizontal & Vertical), Eraser, Face detection, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, 99 snaps in one click, Gesture Shot, Smile Shot
Secondary2.0 Mega Pixel
VideoHD video recording
FEATURES
OSAndroid OS, v4.4 kitkat
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7
GPUARM Mali450 MP
RAM1GB
ROM8GB
TF Cardup to 128GB
BrowserWAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
RadioFM Radio
Multi-MediaMP3, MP4, H.264/H.263,3GP,AVI
GPSYes, with A-GPS Support
SIM CardDual SIM
CompassDigital Compass
SensorProximity sensor, G-sensor, E-Compass, Motion sensor
OthersFace Unlock, OTA, Game Zone, yahoo cricket, OTG Support (keyboard, mouse , charging)
BATTERY
Battery5000mAh
Standby Time32.8 days
Talk Time32.46h(3G)/51h(2G)
SAR0.293 W/Kg@ 1g(Head)0.730 W/Kg @1g(Body)
Weight180.29g (w/o battery)
ColorWhite & Black