The Gionee M2 is just like any other ordinary smartphone powered by a 1.3GHz quad core processor, but unlike the other handsets the M2 comes with big battery of 4200 mAh capacity – it will last really long. M2 is priced at under Rs. 11,000.

M2 Box pack
The box content : The handset, 4200 mAh battery, two screen guards, service center list, user guide, warranty card, data cable, earphone and travel charger.

Design and Display
Handset does look attractive with slightly curved edges. Because of a higher battery capacity the handset has gained some weight and thickness. The Gionee M2 is bulky at 198 grams (with battery). Dimensions are 72.29 x 144.01 x 10.88mm. In spite of the weight handset feels good to hold.

The side / rear are matte finish. The camera on the rear side is placed way on the top (left) with LED flash. Gionee logo and speaker vent are placed at the back – bottom. On the front there are 3 touch buttons for navigation – non-backlit (they do not light up).  3.5mm audio jack is placed on the top, volume rockers and power button on the right and micro USB port and mic at the bottom.

Gionee M2 box pack

This is a dual SIM handset with a Normal SIM (SIM 1) and a Micro SIM (SIM 2) slots.

The Display screen is 5 inches with FWVGA (854 x 480)  resolution. Touch is good but viewing angles are okay, could have been better. There are good list of sensors – accelerometer, light, magnetic and proximity sensors. WiFi direct and Wireless Display is supported.

Gionee M2 unboxing front

OS, Memory and Storage
The M2 runs on Android 4.2.2 with Amigo UI. There are some new apps (pre-installed) that work with the Amigo UI – Amigo paper and color (Wallpaper / effect / theme).

Of the 4GB storage 1.6GB is assigned for apps and 612MB as phone storage. Free RAM on the first boot is 441MB (of the 1GB RAM). Micro SD card is supported; you can move / install apps on external storage. OTG is not supported.

Gionee M2 review

Performance
M2 is using the MT6582 (MediaTek) quad core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz with Mali 400 MP GPU. There are many handset available in the market that are using this Chipset – Micromax A114, Gionee P3, XOLO Q700S, XOLO Q1010  and many more. The performance is as good as found on other handsets.

Gionee M2 screen

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Standard – 5874.
  • AnTuTu – 17221.
  • Vellamo – HTML5 1904, Metal 546.
  • Nenamark 2 – 55.8 fps
  • Multi touch : 5 points.

Entertainment and Gaming
The Gionee M2 can play full HD videos. I could easily play the MC4 (Modern Combat 4) and the Asphalt 8 without any issues. The game play was smooth you can check the review video. Asphalt 8 played well on medium graphics level.

8MP Camera
The 8MP rear AF picture quality is pretty good and even the 1080p video recording looks good. Front camera is blurry. You can check the sample images shot using the M2 at the end of this review.

Gionee M2 8mp camera

Others
Sound is loud and clear, other feature like 3G, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth worked without any issues. GPS lock is fast. You can use OTG cable to charge other device ( I have not tested that ).

Battery
Though the handset comes with a massive battery, a power saving app is also included to get more juice out of it. I used the handset for quite some time and at different levels had monitored the battery performance.

  1. 22 Minutes usage the battery dripped by 6% (benchmark apps / games).
  2. 17 Minutes usage battery dripped by 8% – playing games.
  3. 31 Minutes usage battery dripped by 5% – playing games.

With this 4200 mAh battery you can expect over 5 hours (6 to 9 hours) game play. Max temperature was 44 degrees.

Gionee M2 with battery

Verdict
The Gionee M2 is one 1.3GHz MediaTek quad core powered handset that might have very few issues with the battery. The battery is huge and the backup that it provides will definitely bring smile on the users face. If your usage is high and generally not happy with the smartphones because of the battery backup, the M2 could change your mind.

Having said that the handset is bulky, screen resolution is average, viewing angles aren’t that great and camera quality is pretty good. The performance is lag free. The M2 can play and record full HD videos. If you are looking for performance with a very good batter backup and with an affordable price tag, you should consider the Gionee M2.

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Sample Images

Gionee M2 handset and Gaming review

Full HD 1080p video shot using the Gionee M2 handset


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Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. I bought Gionee f103 pro in this month battery backup very low and then charging hours 3 hours and then alternatives any idea battery backup improve please say me I use low bright Ness also

  2. Battery gionee m2 very good but 1 year after. . Not living
    Battery not good after 1 year

  3. Camera flash n clarity less dan 5mp camera of sony..
    Service centre in panaji Goa pathetic..they receive parts in weeks..n don’t know to solve trouble shooting problems..
    To confirm my statement.. Try calling the service centwr helpline.. Dy will nt Pick up.. I ws on hold fr half an hour.. Mobile not yet repaired.. Phone back key was not working properly, it is just a year now, my mobile never fell , in water or. .
    Anywhere.. Only best thing is. Da battery. Bt wt is da point of having a good battery life bt no clarity in camera ..n to check dis plz try clicking a snap in dark

  4. It is 3rd class and very cheap quality phone. Please friends never buy this phone. It’s display / touch pad is just like a glass leaf, It breaks with a tough hold or even if u put it on table with little hard hand. I changed the display of this phone three times in last 4 months. This company had very bad service provider My cell phone’s touch broke in front of my eyes at the service center while placing it to the mobile box. And then the person at service center told me that its your fault you have to pay for new touch display again. Can you imagine this company Gionee is selling bull shit in India. These bastards give u such phones which can be break even with the bass of its box. Friends never spend money on Gionee mobiles. Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Xolo, LG are the best.

  5. Good battery I agree and recommend. But camera quality, poor. D 8mp claimed rear camera quality is not worth it. Download speed slow. Not a rugged phone. Perhaps battery durability makes d phone stand out but if pix quality and download speed is ur focus, go look somewhere else.

  6. How to change the network while from one network to another network for Gionee M2.
    Please guide me to do the call from another network from the same mobile.

  7. Hi gogi,
    I am using the good old lava iris 501 since 1&1/2 years. Now I am getting gionee m2 on exchange with my iris 501 for 10600-4000=6600 for 4 gb version. What do you suggest regarding this deal? I am not getting the moto e/android 1/similar newer mobiles viz canvas nitro/ moto g2 in local market. Is gionee worth buying at 10600(6600) today?
    Also selling my iris 501 is necessary as it has sustained enough blows till now and doubt if it could take more!

  8. I purchased gionee m2 cell phone before 2 days back.

    Phone is very fine, working good, but i have a problem in this phone.

    Internet working good, but if i want downloading something from google play store, then not download anything, only buffering all time, when I call to toll free no, then reply from there>>>>>> visit out service center, your phone software is not update, when its update, then working all fine…….

    I want know in new phone what is the software problem & anyone is there then pls reply or suggest me to resolve my this problem.

    1. Bcoz pre installed apps are updating plus Google play services and play store are automatically updated so its take time u just update this (play store and Google play services) apps and disabled auto update of pre install apps from play store setting, i hope u can easily download apps after this

  9. Gionee M2 is good only for Battery backup, camera, touch, its hangs some times,, i am facing some hanging issue my handset,,

  10. I purchase M2 Gionee mobile on date 24.07.14, but after one month 2sim not connected and data connection disconneted, Custmer care said the software is curpted. Anther problem is haunging after disconnected few second.
    pls. reply

    Surendra Kumar Sharma

  11. I want to know whether it will lag bcoz it has only 450mb ram for user usage.Pls reply me asap

  12. I bought M2 two months back. Battery back up is good. Past two weeks I am facing problem one of my SIM no is getting reached when tried by others. I have full signal. I can make calls. Voice is wobbling.

    If I change the sim to any other phone it is working fine

  13. I want to buy gionee e3. But lot of people say that it has low battery back up. What about the battery up for light and medium user.

  14. I bought gionee m2 last month. Currently facing problems; while calling to any number phone is getting locked and not getting unlocked till phone is disconnected from other side. I am not able to disconnect. Only option I’d that removing battery to disconnect the phone. Please suggest.

  15. I also want to purchase m2 8gb. Plz tell me 0 to 100% charging time of m2 8gb. And continuous net surfing battery backup.

  16. What is the Memory for aps instalation im m2 8gb model. . . And continuous net surfing battery backup time.

  17. I can’t play the amazing spider-man 2 in my m2. Please help, though I have the game data.

  18. Tell me from where I will get its detail manual? In the box their is only user guide. I need its detail manual.

  19. I have purchase Gionee M2 in last week. Now I am facing one problem that, when I start its camera, it shows “storage is full, please release storage space” but I don’t know how to clear storage space.

    1. Make sure that you have appropriate free storage and check default storage location. If that doesn’t work try to reset your phone.

  20. Hi, does the battery capacity of 4200 mAh in M2 create any radiations or hazardous ?

    1. Update is available for gionee m2 new kitkat version.. but don’t don’t upgrade now as it is a new version