Gionee M7 Power review: A power trip
Mobile phones today are often used as the primary screen, to view movies — and the only tool to shoot pixel-heavy photos and videos. These are all power-hungry applications and can drain away the battery in quick time. Which is why a device like the Gionee M7 Power will be welcomed by such heavy users. It boasts a jumbo 5000mAh battery with an intelligent system which squeezes even more juice by clever power management.
In other ways this is a fairly standard handset for its price — Rs 16,999: 4GB RAM and 64GB storage expandable to 256GB; 13MP rear camera with flash and an 8MB selfie camera with a built -in 'bokeh' filter to blur the background; fingerprint security sensor; a 6-inch, 18: 9 aspect ratio and' full view' — the maker's jargon for a bezel-less display— with 720p HD resolution; an Android Nougat OS embellished by Gionee's own Amigo 5.0 user interface. The phone works with 4G VoLTE networks and has dual SIM slots.
Among the pre-installs is the UC Web browser which means a lot of India-specific resources. I am guessing, the key feature (other than a battery on steroids) that will sway purchase decisions, is the M7 Power's 3-D photo feature. In this mode you can shoot all around an object or location and it will translate into a dynamic 3-D, 360-degree image. Yes, other tools like Facebook allow you to do this; but it is an advantage to have it as a native feature on the camera. Another minor, if useful soft tool is the ability to create three WhatsApp accounts. You can also split the screen between two activities.
In short a cool mix of hardware and software features coupled with a battery that will sustain you through the heaviest apps.