China-based Gionee released the X1 last month August. And the X1s was launched in September 2017.
Gionee X1 and X1s are Gionee’s affordable smartphones for users who are in need for desire features such as 4G LTE support, decent cameras, and a fingerprint scanner. The X1 cost only 50,000 Naira while the X1s costs a bit higher.
Here is everything you need to know about this phones that will help you decide whether any of them is worth buying.
Gionee X1 and Gionee X1s Specifications and Price in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana
- 5.0-inch or 5.2-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels
- Quad-core MediaTek MT6753 CPU with 2GB / 3GB RAM
- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- 16GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
- 8MP or 13MP Rear Camera and 8MP or 16MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
- 3000 mAh or 4000 mAh Li-ion Battery
With a measurement of 150.40 x 73.50 x 8.80 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 166.00 grams, these Gionee devices are somehow on the thicker side. This is something that’s typical of Gionee phones, they love thick smartphones. While most people won’t care about the thickness, there are these class of individuals that love super, thin and smooth built phones and if a phone’s physical appearance sabotages that idea, just count them off.
So if you don’t care about how thick your phone is, then you can cross out the 8.8 mm on these phones, but if you do care, ermm… maybe you should just stick around a little bit and check up other features before hitting the “NEXT” button on this phones.
Screen and Display
The two Gionee devices come with HD (720 x 1,280 pixel) displays. The standard X1s has a 5” IPS Display Panel while X1 is a little bit larger with 5.2” Panel. This means the X1 should offer slightly sharper images. The difference is slightly noticeable though.
What most of us are attracted to in a smartphone is mostly the camera. Gionee has always been spot on when it comes to cameras and the X1 and X1s will testify to that.
The Gionee X1s targets selfie enthusiasts with its 13MP rear camera and 16MP front camera combo. While the X1 offers 8MP sensors on both its front and back.
Internal storage for the two stands at 16 GB, expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot.
Hardware and Software
Both devices come with quad-core MediaTek processors. But you can expect better performance from the Gionee X1s in that its CPU runs at 1.5 GHz and it features 3GB RAM. The X1 model packs a 1.3GHz chip and 2GB RAM.
The phones run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with Gionee’s Amigo 4.0 skin on top.
This is another area Gionee never disappoints. The experience of Gionee M5 and M6 users still lives on to testify to that. Gionee equips the X1 with a 3,000mAh battery, while the juicer on the X1s has a bigger 4,000mAh capacity.
It’s hard these days to see any phone that comes out without a fingerprint scanner. This feature has carved its own niche in the hearts of smartphone users and it is fast turning into something a phone must have before it’s been considered worthy to be bought.
For the Gionee X1 and X1s, you will find the scanner on the rear, below the main camera.
The phones support superfast 4G LTE with Voice over LTE (VoLTE) feature.
Pricing and Availability
The phones are available in various parts of the world. Nigerians, Kenyans, and Ghanaians can order for the Gionee X1 and X1s.
The X1 costs #51,000 in Nigeria and Ksh15,000 in Kenya then GHc 630 in Ghana
Where to Buy Gionee Phones
You don’t just buy your phones anywhere you see them displayed if you don’t want to run into making the wrong choice and wasting your money buying a fake phone. Buy your phones from trusted sellers and below is our recommendation.
- Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat), Amigo 4.0
- Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor (Mediatek MT6737), 1.5GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek MT6737T)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 3GB RAM
- Colours: Gold, Black
- Dimension: 144.3 x 72.2 x 8.8 or 150.4 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 166 g
- SIM Type: –
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.0-inch or 5.2-inch (Gionee X1s) IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 8MP or 13MP (Gionee X1s) Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, dual-LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, Face Detection, HDR
- Front Camera: 8MP or 16MP Camera, 720p or 1080p HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 256GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: 3000 mAh or 4000 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: