Gionee is a company that also climbs the ladder for smartphone competition. Last 2016, they decided to build a manufacturing plant in India to improve their sales.reviewed were classified as low to mid-range. The Gionee A1 Lite is a good example of their low-range smartphone but the price is questionable, at least for today’s smartphone competition. Here’s why.

Design

Gionee A1 LiteThe Gionee A1 Lite’s design is relatively similar to an iPhone 6 Plus because of its texture. It sports a 5.3-inch (13.47cm) IPS display with HD resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The bezels are definitely wide on this device as you’d expect. It has 3 capacitive buttons in front: Recent Apps, Home and Back button, respectively. You’ll also see the 20 Megapixel Camera with f/2.0 aperture beside the earpiece along with the Selfie Flash.

Gionee A1 Lite At the back,  the 13 megapixel camera sits at the center top of the device with flash. Under the camera is the fingerprint scanner that performs very well in our experience. The speaker is also located at the back.Gionee A1 LiteAt the right side, you’ll see the volume rockers with the power/wake up button. Under the device is the microUSB port with the 3.5mm headphone jack. The SIM tray is located at the left side.

Performance

The Gionee A1 Lite sports a 1.3GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor that runs with 3GB RAM. It also uses a Mali-T720MP3 for the GPU. The device performs well but not great in the rigorous and extensive benchmarking from AnTuTu. The device scored 45,881 points defeating only 5% of other results. The overall breakdown of the overall score is posted down below for your reference:

In addition, the camera of the A1 Lite balances the bad side to good side. The front snapper performs very well because of its 20 megapixel resolution. It has built-in filters for the user’s pleasure.

Gionee A1 Lite
Front Camera Filters

The 13MP back camera also offers a number of modes, and surprisingly performs great even in dark subjects.

Here are some of unedited shots:

Verdict

Gionee A1 LiteThe Gionee A1 Lite can easily be categorized as a decent entry-level smartphone. However, its specs are not that great even when compared to some of the more affordable devices released this year. And while its cameras are decent, its Php12,990 price tag is just too steep for what it offers.

Pros

  • Great front and rear camera
  • Good build quality
  • Good speaker quality
  • Fast fingerprint sensor

Cons

  • Mediocre design
  • Expensive

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Gianfranco is the co-founder of GadgetPilipinas.net. He graduated from Far Eastern University. A Psychology student turned tech-savvy. He's currently the HR Supervisor of Blip Media and one of the content producers of Gadget Pilipinas. He enjoys playing competitive video games and binge-watch American TV series.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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