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

2G Network 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network 900/2100 MHz
Type 12.7 cm (5.0 “) HD 1280*720 , IPS and OGS Display
Size 144.5*71.45*10.4mm
GPRS Yes, class 12
EDGE Yes, class 12
WLAN Wifi-802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth V4.0, with A2DP
Wireless Input device Yes
Others WLAN Direct, USB Internet (Sharing Windows PC internet via USB cable), ,Gionee Xender, Hotknot , Smart gesture
Primary 8.0 Mega Pixel Camera with LED flash
Features Face beauty, Panorama(Horizontal & Vertical), Eraser, Face detection, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, 99 snaps in one click, Gesture Shot, Smile Shot
Secondary 2.0 Mega Pixel
Video HD video recording
OS Android OS, v4.4 kitkat
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7
GPU ARM Mali450 MP
TF Card up to 128GB
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio FM Radio
Multi-Media MP3, MP4, H.264/H.263,3GP,AVI
GPS Yes, with A-GPS Support
SIM Card Dual SIM
Compass Digital Compass
Sensor Proximity sensor, G-sensor, E-Compass, Motion sensor
Others Face Unlock, OTA, Game Zone, yahoo cricket, OTG Support (keyboard, mouse , charging)
Battery 5000mAh
Standby Time 32.8 days
Talk Time 32.46h(3G)/51h(2G)
SAR 0.293 W/Kg@ 1g(Head)0.730 W/Kg @1g(Body)
Weight 180.29g (w/o battery)
Color White & Black