The Gionee Gpad G3 comes powered by MediaTek quad core processor MT6589M chipset clocked at 1.2GHz. The key highlight is the 5.5 inch screen with FWVGA resolution. The GPad G3 is priced at approx Rs. 9,000.

G3 Box Pack
The contents: The GPad G3 handset (phablet), a good quality flip cover, 2250mAh Li-ion battery, warranty card, user guide, Gionee Service center list, travel charger, data cable, earphone and screen guard. In fact I found 2 screen guards in the box pack. SAR Value: 0.84 W/kg (Head) and 0.79 W/Kg (Body).

Design, Display and OS
The Gionee GPad G3 weight with battery is 188 grams. The dimensions are 79.57×157.30×9.68mm. The handset is bulky and the rear side is with a matte finish. The volume rockers and power button are placed on the right, 3.5mm audio jack on the top and Micro USB port on the bottom side. This is a dual SIM handset with dual standby mode.

Gionee Gpad G3 box pack

Though the screen size of 5.5 inches may impress many users it however comes with a lower resolution of 854×480 pixels. The viewing angles are not that good, however the touch is smooth and responsive.  There are accelerometer, light, proximity and magnetic sensors.

This handset runs on Android 4.2.1 with Amigo UI.

Gionee G3 5.5 inch screen

Memory and Storage
The G3 comes with minimal RAM of 512MB of which 138MB is available on the first boot. There is 4GB internal storage of which about 860MB is available for apps and 1.54 assigned as the phone storage. There is a micro SD card slot that can house 32GB external cards. You can install selected apps on external storage. OTG, however is not supported.

Gionee GPad G3 unboxing and review

Performance
This handset comes with MT6589M chipset – it is a low performing chipset in the MT6589 family. This handset cannot record full HD videos and supports maximum qHD resolution. GPad G3 comes with 1.2GHz quad core processor cortex A7 (MT6589M) with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU.

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Standard – 4073.
  • AnTuTu –  13728. (In AnTuTu benchmark the my Device section was showing Gionee Elife E7 instead of Gionee GPad G3, that was strange!).
  • Vellamo – HTML5 1369, Metal 476.
  • Nenamark 2 – 58.9 fps
  • Multi touch : 5 points.

Camera and Entertainment
The rear camera is 5MP auto focus with LED flash support. The sill photo images and video recording are good enough. The front camera is of VGA resolution. The rear camera can record videos in 720p resolution. Sample images included at the end of this review.

Gionee G3 5mp AF camera

GPad G3 can play full HD videos in S/W mode using the MX Player. I also tried the h265 – 720p video that also worked well in S/W mode.

Gaming review
The MC4 and Asphalt 8 both got installed on the external storage. Modern Combat 4 was pretty smooth, though occasionally you could feel it lagging. The Asphalt 8 however did not work. I tried setting the video quality to the lowest possible but still the game failed to work. It seems to it has something to do with the Amigo UI, probably Gionee might come up with a fix.

Others
Sound is loud and clear. 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth worked well. Got the first GPS lock within 30 seconds. The handset comes with many pre-installed apps including Du Battery saver, Gionee User feedback, UC Browser and many more. OTA updates are supported. Wireless Display and Wi-Fi direct is supported.

Battery performance
The battery of 2250 mAh may sound good but it is required for a screen of 5.5 inches. I ran the benchmark tools for about 18 minutes and the battery dropped by 7%. You can get a talk time of about 4 to 5 hours and  with continuous usage (using all 4 cores) the handset will last for about 3 to 4 hours on battery power.

Gionee GPAD G3 2250 mAh battery

Verdict
If you are looking to buy a handset with a big screen this could be a good option. There are other 5.5 inch handsets available in the market and they are priced as per the hardware used, battery and screen resolution. The GPad G3 is available for under Rs. 9500. For the price tag it is a good buy, however do note that there are issues with software and some games may not work.

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Sample Images

Gionee GPad G3 handset and gaming review

720p video sample shot using the GPad G3 handset


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  1. please am so much in love with gionee GPAD G3 HANDSET and am in Nigeria I want to buy it for my use where can I get it. and price. please reply me. thanks

  2. Actually Gionee g pad g3 is a awesome product.. I’ m using this phone from last three month.. Its touch, cam, battery, processor are running smoothly… But there is a problem in my handset. Actually my phone and the charger are getting very hot in the time of charging… then the screen started trembling from touch bar… So please mail me the solution. ……

  3. I just bought it last week overall the gionee product is good .cam is good .doing all necessary works battery lasts for 12 hours. look is very attractive but it would be much better with 1GB ram .good for medium net users. screen resolution is not that good ..but all these is well with 9600 .

    1. Instead of Gpad g3, buy M2 @9600/- . Very good phone, 1.3ghz quardcore, 1gb ram, 4200maH battery . Very smooth touch, good looking and nice to hold on hand. I bought m2 and using it since 3April.

  4. Hai frnds after two days of usage.. yes.. I fully satisfied with product…. mobile is not that much heavy and bulky easy to hold… battery backup is good.. with all your activities it will stands approx 1day …one day one time charge enough… display… camera are superb… fully satisfied..

  5. Gogi sir my usage mainly of net surf.. listening songs..watching videos.. I am not a game freaker.. so..can I go for this or wait for m2… size is not a problem..

  6. Isn’t it better then doodle. If not then wait, g3 plus is coming with 1 gb of ram. And maybe better resolution.

  7. Isn’t it better then doodle. Of not then wait, g3 plus is coming with 1 gb of ram. And maybe better resolution.

  8. Gogi,,,thanks a lot for this review… Gpad G3….waiting long time for this one …finally u did it….search 100 times one single video review or unboxing on youtube and google…. i couldn’t find anything….I know this is not a high end mobile….very low spec….but i like the look and build quality from Gionee..

  9. gogi sir thanks for review this phone i think ur the one and only to review this unit….please i need ur suggesetion …iam already a user of celkon signature hd a119q…iam not gamer ..my usage is mainly of internet surfing and listening songs and videos…can i go for this or …wait for gionee m2….or any handset of spice..pinnacle pro or ..iwant big size mobile with good looks…please sir….waiting for ur suggesion…

      1. sir its price is between 10kto9500rs…in whole net world ur the only person to reviewed this handset thankq sir..so much thankful to u..

  10. sir, pls tell me the build quality of this phone and. did u faced any heating problems while playing the games?

  11. Gogi ji why every new handset arriving is coming with OTG not supported.MT6589 supports otg or is it software block?

    I have recently purchased Zen Ultraphone 701HD.It has mt6589 and it also dosent supports Usb OTG 🙁

  12. can anyone suggest me whether to buy spice Mi 550 from homeshop 18 for 10,000 ? does spice release OTA updates for their phone like FHD, Pinnacle

  13. Hi Gogi
    Is there any plan from your side for the review of Gionee gpad g4. I think it is the best device in terms of value for money and hardware specifications.

  14. At rs. 9999 Pinnacle Stylus 550 is seems much better than this mobile. Please review Spice 5.5 Quad Core Phablet.

    1. lg optimus g e970 for 16k is not a very good deal because you will not get any warranty in india and it was available for much lesser price just few day back approx 12k.
      if you can increase your budget a bit you can get nexus 4 with warranty
      or go for lenevo p780 with warranty.
      but still if you want to buy e970 my advice is wait for some time you can get better deal for optimus again and dont forget to use ebay discount coupon.

    2. The Indian version (LG G E975) is far more expensive. If you are getting a LG G E970 for around 16.2K in India it is a very good deal indeed!! The LG G E970 is also being sold on ebay at around 16.8K.

    3. Yes, warranty and price fluctuation is a point to consider for this phone. I too doubt getting a warranty for this phone in India. Specs wise the phone is a beast and ofcourse the quality will be good too. Its totally ur choice..

  15. RAM is Big Disappointment…. 🙁
    also battery is not worth the phone screen size… 🙁

    why why why why why…….

  16. ram is not sufficient…..otherwise mobile is gud…..under this price tag….with 5.5 inch….!!!