Here is the Gionee A1 Review, this handset is using MediaTek octa core processor and packed with 4010 mAh battery. This smartphone sails on Android Nougat and price in India is Rs. 19,999 (now a little cheaper).

Gionee A1 Unboxing

Inside the box : Handset, gift card, SIM tray ejector pin, screen guard, user manual, warranty card, silicon case, Data Cable, good quality earphone and travel charger 9V/2A. SAR Value : 1.180 W/Kg @ 1 g head and 0.346 W/kg @ 1g body.

Gionee A1 Design, Display and OS

A1 is using a metal body, curvy design, comfortable to hold and does look quite premium. This is a dual SIM handset using hybrid slot – you can use Micro SIM + Nano / Micro SD card. There are good number of sensors including Gyro, Magnetic and Step. There is no LED notification.

Gionee A1 box pack

This handset sails on Amigo UI based on Android Nougat 7.0. Screen is 5.5 inches supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Screen quality is pretty good and so is the touch response, viewing angles and color reproduction.

Gionee A1 5.5 inch screen

Memory and Storage

There is 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. On first boot you will get around 2GB free RAM and around 52GB free storage. OTG is supported on Gionee A1 handset.

Gionee A1 review

Gionee A1 Performance and Benchmark

This handset is using MediaTek MT6755 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz with Mali T860 GPU. The 1080p display though works great with MT6755 but in general when using heavy apps like playing games the performance is not really that smooth, you can feel it. Handset heats up but battery temp is under control.

Gionee A1 side view

A1  Benchmark

Quadrant : 22779
AnTuTu : 50218 / 7986
Nenamark 2 : 61.4fps
Disk Speed : 153 MB/s read / 211 MB/s write
Multi Touch : 10 point

Gionee A1 Gaming Review

I played Asphalt 8 in high quality mode, though the game played well, I could feel the lags occasionally. The car control was not that smooth. The game in medium quality mode worked great.

Gionee A1 back

Gionee A1 Camera Review

Rear camera is 13MP AF using SONY IMX 258 sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Front camera is 16MP Fixed Focus with f/2.0 aperture. Overall camera quality is above average, rear camera is average but front camera is very good. This handset can shoot FHD videos.

Gionee A1 camera and FP sensor

Camera Rating Rear camera 3.8 out of 5 and Front Camera 4.0 out of 5

Gionee A1 Rear and Front Camera Sample

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Others

The finger print sensor on the front is fast and accurate. I did not find any issues on the handset, reliance JIO SIM worked well and sound was loud and clear.

Gionee A1 Battery Review

There is 4010 mAh non-removable battery. It took me 1 hour 30 minutes to charge the handset to full using fast charger. On a full charge you will get around 5 to 8 hours non-stop moderate to heavy usage. For mixed usage you will get one to one and a half days for battery life. Max battery temperature was 42 degrees.

A1 Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / estimated battery temperature)

Running Benchmark app :  10 minutes / 2% / 36 degrees
Asphalt 8 game play : 21 minutes / 9% / 42 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  57 minutes / 12% / 37 degrees.

Verdict

The Gionee A1 looks good, performance is good, though not that great when it comes to gaming. Battery life is pretty good and front camera quality is quite impressive. The price however is on the higher side, but this kind of phone / price works on offline markets.

Rating 3.8 out of 5

Gionee A1 is now available for Rs. 17,421.

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. Seriously this selfie trend should END NOW
    these OEM are selling avrg outdated hardware with a decent camera and people doesn’t bother to check anything else – fast charging, usb type c, gorilla glass, decent soc( not 2 year old), lastet os,
    Decent 1080 display
    Not asking too much for the price
    But Moonlight selfie, front flash selfie, wide angle selfie, this camera phone that camera phone . They forgot it’s a damn smartphone… not a camera attached with a phone. Stop buying outdated camera crap don’t give them more reasons to make another crappy camera phone. We know demand and Supply already. First priority give us decent 2017 specs then u can do whatever the HELL u want.

    1. Ps- Not talking specifically about this phone I m talking about the current selfie trend

  2. वैसे तो अच्छा फोन है लेकिन मजा नहीं आया क्यों कि ये मोबाइल हीट बहुत होता है

  3. raghav, i agree bt higher amera pixel doesn’t mean that it gives better pics bcz my mi Max 16maga pixel is worst than samsung’s 8 mega pixel.

    1. Dude, I have the phone.I got it few days back. It’s much better than my collegues G5 plus in terms of overall camera features and clarity. Nubia phones in general have great cameras.

      1. Bro .stop talking abt g5+ I have it. .. it’s good sd625 made on 14nm technology it’s fast it’s efficient it’s better . As for camera it has sony I’m 362 sensor same exmor rs family ..no heating ..clean os … Hands down would beat ur A1 anytime any day ..

        1. Dude, I don’t have A1. I have nubia z11 mini s. It has same SD 625 processor.

    2. Also the only Xiaomi phone with good camera recently was Mi5, all the others are very bad. Just average so it’s quite common that 16 mp cam quality is bad.

  4. The photos are compressed for web usage, makes no sense just gives you a brief idea. There however is a link below the photos to download the original files that are untouched.

  5. Gogiji kindly review swipe brand mobiles too if it’s possible, being Indian, we just love our brands though they can’t give top notch on everything, but good for value product, a humble request from a simple follower – https://www.gogi.in/?s=swipe

      1. Dear Gogi, love your crisp & clear reviews, very reliable.
        One request – in your reviews, can you pl include a note on GPS usage w.r.t. following: – 1. how qick/slow is the GPS locking of location, 2. experience on google maps, 3. Battery & Data consumption using maps?
        GPS navigation / using Maps is another very common use these days and your feedback will help.

        1. I have checked that it is instant. Do note that new MediaTek chipset do not have the same issue that we had on MediaTek chipset some 2 to 3 years back. This A1 comes with Glonass. Also regarding navigation / using GPS continuously, you need to connect to power source as that will drain the battery very fast. There are two ways you either keep screen on like when driving or switch off screen and switch on to check current location. With Screen on + GPS in use with maps the battery will drain faster. But you should get anywhere between 5 to 8 hours of non-stop usage.

          1. Gogi… please add some more things in your review 1) Sound through speaker and 2) Sound through the ear piece while taking. 3) Sound quality after plugging it in (assuming that you are using a very good quality earphone). 4) Signal strength and other related issues.

    1. Not only z11 mini s camera is good but also z11 uses sd625 which is power efficient, sound via headphones is great, but software is bit non impressive

    2. You’re comparing a pathetic 13 mp gionee camera to a 23 mp camera on Nubia z11 Mini S. I got the phone recently and it’s just amazing. Even the front 13 mp cam is amazing which also has PDAF. Battery is great too.

    1. It’s just another IPS Display with In-cell technology…

      In-cell technology is nothing but the touch digitiser is laminated with the display, thus helping in reducing the thickness of the Smartphone…