If you are looking for a low-cost 3GB smartphone, I recommend the Gionee X1s. The phone has a price below KSh. 10,000 and comes with great features such as an IPS touchscreen, quad-core processor and also a 4000mAh battery. In this Gionee X1s review, see the phone’s specs and features and also its price in Kenya.
In Brief, Gionee X1s Specs
- Screen – 5.2 Inches
- Camera – 16, 13 MP
- RAM – 3 GB
- Storage – 16 GB
- Network – LTE
- Processor – 1.5GHz Quad-core
- OS – Android 7.0
- Battery – 4000 mAh
- Price – KSh. 9,500
Gionee X1s Screen, Display and Size
The screen is 5.2 inches and is multitouch. The IPS LCD capacitive display features 16M colors, 720x1280px resolution, 16:9 ratio (282 ppi) and a 67.4 StB ratio. There is also the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for screen protection purpose.
As for the size, the device measures 150.4 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm and weighs 166 grams.
With a bigger front camera, the phone can be referred to as a selfie one. The back camera is 13MP (AF) and has features such as dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama and also a 1080p@30fps video resolution. On the other hand, the front camera is 16MP and has a 1080p@30fps video resolution.
Memory, Processor and OS
As mentioned above, the RAM is 3GB which is pretty big for such a low-priced phone. The storage stands at 16GB, but it can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD on the dedicated slot.
As far as processor is concerned, the device boasts a 1.5GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T720 GPU and Mediatek MT6737T chipset.
When it comes to the OS, the device has Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Amigo 4.0.
First, the phone supports the LTE network technologies and also the lower networks. Second, it works with a dual SIM, so it is a useful one.
In addition, it features other connectivity features such as a 3.5mm jack, microUSB 2.0, infrared port, Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n (hotspot) and also GPS (A-GPS).
Moreover, there are a few sensors such as fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer and proximity.
Under multimedia, the Gionee phone comes with an FM radio, loudspeaker and alert types – vibration and MP3 and WAV ringtones.
Some of these features include an audio player (MP3/WAV/eAAC+), video player (MP4 /H.264), document viewer and photo/ video editor. There are also messaging options such as SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM and Push Email, and the HTML5 browser.
Gionee X1s Battery
The battery is a non-removable one and has a capacity of 4000mAh. According to my own experience, it offers long talk time and music play.
Design, Material and Color
Concerning the design, the phone is bold, compact and also light. The main material is plastic and popular colors are black and gold.
Gionee X1s Price in Kenya
So what is the price of Gionee X1s in Kenya? Well, as mentioned above, the cost is below KSh. 10,000 but in selected shops. The price is typically between KSh. 9,500 and KSh. 18,000 (around $95 and $180).
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