The Gionee Marathon M5 has the largest capacity battery on a phone I’ve ever held in my hands. Before this, the title used to be with the Elephone P5000, which is a fat and chunky piece of kit.
The Gionee Marathon M5 was launched in India earlier today for 17,999 INR or $271. It comes with surprisingly nice looks (it has a little Letv Le 1s in it), a 6020mAh battery and seems to have been built well like most Gionee phones.
Full specifications of the Marathon M5 include a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front facing camera and two 3100mAh cells that deliver a total battery capacity of 6200mAh.
The phone has dimensions of 152mm × 76mm and is 8.5mm thick at its thickest point, which is far from bad. It weighs 214g. Out of the box, the Marathon M5 runs Android 5.1 with Amigo UI 3.1 on top.
Interestingly, the Marathon M5 is among the few phones to offer CDMA support. In the Indian market, there’s a dearth of CDMA phones, which is something Gionee will hope to exploit with the Marathon M5.
The Marathon M5 is a Flipkart exclusive and is available for purchase immediately.