Gionee has announced the Marathon M4, the latest addition to its Marathon series of large-capacity battery phones. The Marathon M4 will come with a 5,000 mAh battery, which is the same capacity as its predecessor – the Marathon M3. The Marathon M4 will be selling for Rs 15,499 through online as well as offline stores.

The Gionee Marathon M4 comes with a 5-inch HD resolution and houses a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The phone comes with 16GB of in-built storage which is expandable to up to 32GB using a microSD card. The phone supports 4G bands in India – TDD-LTE 2300MHz Band 40 and FDD-LTE 1800MHz Band 3.

The Gionee Marathon M4 will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop and just like its predecessors, will have the Amigo 3.0 UI skin atop it. On the camera front, you get an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The phone will support Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n, EDGE/GPRS, 3G, GPS/A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.

In terms of specifications, not much has changed from its predecessor – the Marathon M3. We had reviewed the Marathon M3, and had observed, “Thanks to the massive battery capacity, the phone is only meant for one kind of user – he or she who need a long lasting device. If you are tired of lugging around your portable chargers because of your phone dying out within a work-day, then the Gionee Marathon M3 makes for a compelling choice. Of course you have to spend a grand sum of Rs 13,999 to get it. A quick search on online e-commerce sites will get you the device anywhere between Rs 11,800 to Rs 13,000.

Sure, it is not a flawless device. The storage space available to the user is a huge let down. Bloatware is another issue. Also I would have liked if the Amigo UI was a tad bit speedier, not that it’s as slow as the E6, but you can still notice a lag while swiping screens. The camera performance is decent.”

You can read the full review here.

Publish date: August 5, 2015 7:00 pm| Modified date: August 5, 2015 7:05 pm

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