Gionee A1, the latest smartphone from Gionee, is set to launch in Nepali this March. In the next weeks after March 15, the phone will be available on the market at the disposal of Nepali consumers. Until then, here’s our hands-on experience of Gionee A1 that packs Gionee’s best for the android lovers.
The phone feels good in the hand and offers the same market standard aluminum body with rounded corners. At first glance, you might mistake Gionee A1 with Oppo phones or even iPhones, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Gionee has built upon its previous phone line-ups and packed the best of both Marathon series and selfie series in Gionee A1. The phone comes with a 16MP selfie camera and a 13MP back camera, along with a 4010 mAh battery. In our brief interlude with Gionee A1, we tried the updated camera app and the selfie camera which is on par with the best phones in the market. The main 13MP camera isn’t as impressive as the selfie camera but should perform alright. We will test the cameras in future reviews once we get the review units.
The 18W dual core fast charging from Gionee is a new feature touch up from Gionee. The already huge battery will now charge quickly as well. Gionee promises no thermal problem with safer charging but we have obvious concerns after recent battery problems in many flagships. At first look, the phone seems to have a fingerprint sensor on the back right where it has the Gionee logo, but the fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button at front.
Gionee A1 also sports an Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The 5.5″ Full-HD AMOLED display provides better colors and contrast compared to other IPS LCD screens. Overall, the phone looks decent and might as well justify its price in Nepal and India.
The prices of Gionee A1 has not been fixed for Nepal and India yet. Internationally, it is priced at $349, so we expect the price of Gionee A1 to be NRs. 35,000 in Nepal and INR. 20,000 in India.