Gionee M2017 | The Battery Beast


The first thing that comes to our mind when we hear the name Gionee is huge battery life. It is as if has become synonymous with the brand name. Outside China there are only a few countries where the name is heard. However due to the huge demand many countries get it one way or another. The latest launch is of Gionee M2017 which has a whopping 7000mAh battery. Yes! You have read that right 7000mAh. We can’t seem to believe ourselves.

Given its sheer battery life we can guarantee one thing for sure, you won’t need to charge your phone for at least two days. For comparison sake the Galaxy Edge 7 has a battery capacity of 3600mAh which is one of the best in real life performance. The Gionee M2017 has almost double the battery capacity of Galaxy Edge 7. The Gionee M2017 has two 3500mAh modules inside. The charging time would be double too but with the advancements we are expecting charging times not more than 2.5 hours from 0% to 100%.


As for the specs, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC, the phone sports a screen size of 5.7 inches with resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The phone has 6GB RAM along with 128GB internal storage and the option of 256GB as well. The phone lacks the option of external storage since there is no microSD card slot present. The big news also is that the 3.5mm jack is also missing.

There are two cameras in the rear which sport a 12MP + 13MP setup. The front snapper is 8MP. We can’t put a finger on the fact why there is a difference of 1MP between the two rear camera modules but I guess a press release from the company would clarify it for us. The phone has a fingerprint sensor on front of the device. The phone is said to be running Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Amigo UI 3.5 on top. The phone weighs around 238g which is slightly on the heavier side but we can understand given the big battery.

For now the device is available in China for RMB 6,999 ($1,010) base price. If you wish to purchase the premium version of the phone it is going to set you back RMB 16,999 ($2,446) which is quite a lot. We know you like big batteries and you cannot lie.

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