MWC: IUNI U3 Mini hands on


iuni u3 mini

While browsing the Gionee stand I was surprised to see that IUNI were also present and had their new IUNI U3 Mini on show.

The IUNI U3 Mini is the 3rd Android smartphone from Gionee’s internet based phone brand. Based on the design of the IUNI U3, the Mini has a smaller 5.2-inch display and ditches on-screen controls for buttons located below the sceen on the chin.

A smaller display also doesn’t require the same 2K resolution as the 5.5-inch flagship, so resolution has been reduced to only 1920 x 1080.

Full specs weren’t available to me while I was at the stand as the IUNI staff were away for lunch. I was able to learn that the phone has a 13 megapixel rear camera with single LED flash and that IUNI plan to launch the U3 Mini on sale via the internet to a few international markets but we will have to wait to learn which.

 

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38 Comments

  1. fsdf
    March 5, 2015

    MINI 5,2″ kidding me want some phones with 4,5″ or 4,7″

    • Aa
      March 5, 2015

      It looks funny, but it is called “mini” when compared to a “normal” IUNI U3, which is 5,5″ device.

    • Markoff
      March 5, 2015

      yeah, not sure how is 0.3″ difference compared to standard version making it mini

      you can still go for IUNI U2 with 4.7″ if you don’t mind little bit lower specs and missing 4G, otherwise still nice phone for 1000-1100RMB

    • Manu
      March 6, 2015

      what does display size matter? o.O its the phone size that is important ^^ although i expect a stb ratio of 74~ %

  2. Riccardo Benzoni
    March 5, 2015

    wasn’t “mini” meant for something small? next year “mini” will be 6 inches!

    • Aa
      March 5, 2015

      Well, it is “mini” compared to a “normal” IUNI U3, which is 5,5″ device.

      • Riccardo Benzoni
        March 5, 2015

        0.3 inches IMHO are not enough to justify the “mini” attribute. Compact would have been a better choice… but an even better would have been making it 4.5-4.7 inches and calling it a day!

        • balcobomber25
          March 5, 2015

          Mini, compact, micro it doesn’t really matter what they call it, its a marketing buzz word. Overall the demand for phones under 5 inches isn’t that great in the two countries this will sell the most in (China and India).

          • Ashfaq Junani
            March 5, 2015

            You are absolutely right, Mr.Balcobomber. I am from India and here first time android users also want big scrren mobiles. I hope gionee launches IUNI mobiles in India also because the first two have not arrived here till now.

            • balcobomber25
              March 6, 2015

              I’m surprised Gionee won’t sell those in India. India is Gionee’s biggest market.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            March 8, 2015

            its true.. i have NEVER owned a 5.5 inch phone..
            i would LOVE to get my hands on a 5.5-6 inch Phablet ! 😀

  3. Evgenij Nebotov
    March 5, 2015

    where to search for it? only found it for 400+$ which is more expensive, than the u3 .:)

    • RZ
      March 6, 2015

      search at efox shop, it’s called there iuni u4 and the price ~310EUR

  4. Nick
    March 5, 2015

    This device is fantastic! What will be its price? Where can I find it?

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    March 5, 2015

    it should be around $200!

  6. Shinshin
    March 5, 2015

    6 optical zoom?!
    I am not sure about that……

    • Markoff
      March 5, 2015

      it’s Chinese company, so what do you expect from specs? I hope not truth…

  7. iKosh
    March 5, 2015

    It would make sense with a Mediatek processor and lower price but why would anyone chose this over the U3?

  8. Guest
    March 5, 2015

    MINI 5,2″ kidding me want some phones with 4,5″ or 4,7″

    • Aa
      March 5, 2015

      It looks funny, but it is called “mini” when compared to a “normal” IUNI U3, which is 5,5″ device.

    • Markoff
      March 6, 2015

      yeah, not sure how is 0.3″ difference compared to standard version making it mini

      you can still go for IUNI U2 with 4.7″ if you don’t mind little bit lower specs and missing 4G, otherwise still nice phone for 1000-1100RMB

    • Frozzem
      March 6, 2015

      what does display size matter? o.O its the phone size that is important ^^ although i expect a stb ratio of 74~ %

  9. Riccardo Benzoni
    March 5, 2015

    wasn’t “mini” meant for something small? next year “mini” will be 6 inches!

    • Aa
      March 5, 2015

      Well, it is “mini” compared to a “normal” IUNI U3, which is 5,5″ device.

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      March 5, 2015

      0.3 inches IMHO are not enough to justify the “mini” attribute. Compact would have been a better choice… but an even better would have been making it 4.5-4.7 inches and calling it a day!

    • balcobomber25
      March 5, 2015

      Mini, compact, micro it doesn’t really matter what they call it, its a marketing buzz word. Overall the demand for phones under 5 inches isn’t that great in the two countries this will sell the most in (China and India).

    • Ashfaq Junani
      March 6, 2015

      You are absolutely right, Mr.Balcobomber. I am from India and here first time android users also want big scrren mobiles. I hope gionee launches IUNI mobiles in India also because the first two have not arrived here till now.

    • balcobomber25
      March 6, 2015

      I’m surprised Gionee won’t sell those in India. India is Gionee’s biggest market.

    • Guest
      March 9, 2015

      its true.. i have NEVER owned a 5.5 inch phone..
      i would LOVE to get my hands on a 5.5-6 inch Phablet ! 😀

  10. Evgenij Nebotov
    March 5, 2015

    where to search for it? only found it for 400+$ which is more expensive, than the u3 .:)

    • Guest
      March 6, 2015

      search at efox shop, it’s called there iuni u4 and the price ~310EUR

  11. Guest
    March 5, 2015

    This device is fantastic! What will be its price? Where can I find it?

  12. Guest
    March 5, 2015

    it should be around $200!

  13. Shinshin
    March 5, 2015

    6 optical zoom?!
    I am not sure about that……

    • Markoff
      March 6, 2015

      it’s Chinese company, so what do you expect from specs? I hope not truth…

  14. iKosh
    March 5, 2015

    It would make sense with a Mediatek processor and lower price but why would anyone chose this over the U3?

  15. antidumb
    March 6, 2015

    available overseas wih overprice mark up from online distributor

  16. Guest
    March 6, 2015

    available overseas wih overprice mark up from online distributor