Everything you need to know about the Gionee Elife S5.5 all your...

Everything you need to know about the Gionee Elife S5.5 all your questions answered.

gionee elife e5.5 full details

Full specifications, details and photos of the Gionee Elife S5.5, the worlds thinnest Android smartphone! Yesterday evening Chinese phone maker Gionee launched their latest Android smartphone, a 5.5mm thin device with octacore processor. Full details of the phone have now been released so we’ll try our best to fill you in with all the specifications and answer your questions about the phone.

Gionee Elife S5.5 full specifications – World’s thinnest smartphone

Below I have written a few common questions about the Gionee Elife S5.5. If your question is asked here then the specifications table below might have the answer, if that fails then feel free to ask in the comments sections and I will do my best to find the answer.

The body

  • What are the dimensions of the Gionee Elife S5.5? The Gionee Elife S5.5 measures in at 145.1 x 70.2 x 5.55mm and weighs 130g.
  • What colours will be available? Polar while, and Los Angeles nigh falls black.

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  • What processor does the Elife S5.5 have? Gionee have gone for a Mediatek chipset in their latest phone. The Gionee Elife S5.5 packs an octacore MT6592 SoC running at 1.7Ghz.
  • What Antutu score is the Elife S5.5 capable of? Antutu scores are 23,825.

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Network support

  • Cool, does the Gionee Elife S5.5 have dual SIM? While most Mediatek phones do have dual SIM, the 5.55mm body on the Gionee made this impossible. So, no only single sim.
  • What networks are supported by the Elife S5.5? There will be two versions of the phone a 3G model and a 4G LTE version. We only have the network support details for the 3G model for now which are; TD-SCDMA: 1900/2000, WCDMA:850/1900/2100, GSM: 900/1800/1900.


  • How much memory does is have? There is 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
  • Is there room for an external SD card? No, the Gionee Elife S5.5 does not have a SD card slot.
  • Is there OTG? Yes.

The Screen

  • What size is the display and what is the resolution? The Elife 5.5 has a 5-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and pixel density of 441ppi.
  • Does the Gionee Elife S5.5 have Gorilla Glass? Yes, it uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Can I use the phone with gloves? Yes.

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Battery Life

  • How big is the battery on the Gionee Elife S5.5? The battery is larger than you would expect for such a thin phone. Gionee have managed to get a 2300mAh battery inside.
  • How long will the battery last? Officially the battery will last for 27 hours of talk time over GSM, 22 hours over 3G, 7 hours of internet, 10 hours of video, or 35 hours of music.
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  • What connectivity options does it have? As well as the above mentioned cellular networks the Gionee Elife S5.5 has Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB 2.0, OTG, 3.5mm headphone jack, WIFI, WIFI display and WIFI direct plus GPS.


  • What rear camera does the Elife S5.5 have? Gionee have only told us it is a 13 mega-pixel unit. We don’t know the aperture or brand of the camera yet.
  • What is the front camera? 5 mega-pixel with a wide-angle 95 degree lens for awesome selfies.


  • What version of Android is on the phone? Android 4.2.
  • Is there a custom ROM? Yes, Gionee have installed Amigo 2.0 on the Elife S5.5, the same system found on the flagship Elife E7.

Launch Date

  • When will the Gionee Elife S5.5 go on sale? In China the 3G version will go on sale in March 2014, the 4G LTE version will launch in June.


  • How much is the Gionee Elife S5.5? Pricing for China starts at 2300 Yuan ($370)

International Availability

  1. Will Gionee launch the Elife S5.5 outside of China? Yes, they plan to launch the phone in the following countries. Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russia, Italy, Spain, Romania, Ukraine, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, LeBannon, Qatar, Africa, China, Taiwan, HongKong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and a few others.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Photos

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Everything you need to know about the Gionee Elife S5.5

I hope that this answers all your questions about the Gionee Elife S5.5, if you have any others please ask in the comments and I will do my best to answer them. What do you think of this Question Answer of format? Would you like other phones to be highlighted in a similar way?

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  • Aditya

    Great! Thanks Andi. 😀

  • burnt_52

    The antutu score seems low for a 6592? Most seem to be 26k-27k. Does this translate to real life usage?

    • ef

      antutu never really represent real life usage well, my nexus 5 scores around 26000 on antutu but its snappier than a lot of other phones with s800 like the note 3 which scores like 36000

    • Faux-News

      not first time that the amigo OS is causing a low antutu score on their phones.

  • DP

    wahh why the internal not expanding to 32gb

    thanks for the great info btw

  • Weild Hayn

    What is the screen technology? IPS? TFT? AMOLED? IGZO?
    Its the last and huge deterrent for me to buy.

    • Sorry not sure about this at the mo

      • Weild Hayn

        Thanks Andi

        • AJ

          SAMOLED display panel 441ppi

  • Qidamin

    Usb charging on top and 3.5mm jack at bottom???

  • claude

    I dt need a so thin phone, if they decided to make it without dual sim and without microsd…
    i dt really understand what was their plan …?

    • jatin

      I agree you

  • Sere83

    Not that excited about this to be honest, price will be high once it leaves china, and the Snapdragon 800 still significantly outpaces the MT6592. Theres already cheaper MT6592 devices about. No sign of kitkatt either, no LTE until June, 4+ monthes is a long time in tech, may even be snapdragom 800 devices available at similar prices by then. Nice and thin though but the iphonesque iconography and background seems a bit blatant.

  • flick93

    ci vedo molta miui….

  • Chirag Arora

    Uh guys doing a gr8 job……..
    Just waitn for a launch n to buy it………….
    thanks andi…!!!

  • Trevor Antunez

    Andy, thank you for all the information for us here in the US. Just a few questions for you….

    1) are there any differences between the version found in India? I’m wondering if the India version would include English as an option, as I have heard the China version only has certain items in English. Many of the screens and text is in Chinese. Is that correct?

    2) google play is not available in the china version? I have read that no matter what .apk file is added to the device, all google apps crash.

    3) Do you know when the 4G version comes out? Has a release date been set?

  • Rasmi ranjan

    Is Gionee s5.5 havind dual sim with 3g network supported?

  • Jainam Shah

    Guys i m using Gionee s5.5..
    but now my front camera is filled up with dust…..
    what should i do ? how should i clean it up

  • Viconos

    Please there is something i really don’t understand about this phone it kept saying i can move some of my applications to SD card and it really working. And i just found out that the phone has no space for external SD card. So please kindly explain to me what is happening.