Gionee released a new smartphone Gionee A1 Plus which is a successor to the Gionee A1 and comes with a dual camera setup at the back. The A1 Plus comes with great specifications with a huge display and dual camera setup. The A1 was a selfie centric smartphone and so does the latest A1 Plus. So, here are the initial impressions and what we think about the smartphone at first look.
The design of the A1 plus is similar to its predecessor; A1 and carries a simple and inspired design from what every Chinese brand is doing right now. The A1 is all made of metal and because of it is a 6 inches display smartphone, it is a little hard to hold in one hand.
The screen is a little broader instead of being longer which also makes operating it with one hand a little hard. The front panel of the smartphone has the 6 inches screen with full HD resolution and 367 PPI pixel density. The top edge of the phone has the 3.5 mm audio port, left edge have the SIM card tray slot, right edge holds the power and volume rocker. The bottom edge got the micro USB port and speaker grill.
Specifications and Box Contents
Gionee A1 Plus comes in a big box with all the accessories you need with a smartphone. YOu’ll get the A1 Plus, charging brick, earphones, USB cable, SIM card tray ejection tool, screen protector, a clear case and warranty cards (2 years).
Gionee A1 Plus runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, layered with Amigo UI which is Gionee’s proprietary user interface for smartphones. The user interface is smooth and does not have an app drawer which is good according to some people (not for me).
The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P25 SoC which is an octa-core processor with Mali T880 MP2 graphics processor. The internal storage is 64GB and RAM is 4GB, there are no variants of this smartphone.
Gionee first time installed a dual camera setup to its smartphone, Gionee A1 Plus comes with 13MP + 5MP camera setup for the back with dual LED dual tone flash. The front facing camera is a 20 MP shooter with front LED flash. Both of the cameras lack stabilization technology of any kind.
The camera at the back is a dual lens setup which includes 13MP + 5MP sensor for better pictures. Looking at the specs we expected a lot from the camera but it didn’t perform well on the first impressions. The camera app is great with a lot of modes and options which you can tweak for better landscape and selfies. The performance came out to be okay and there is nothing special in the app which utilizes the other lens of the camera.
Gionee made an attempt to revamp the Gionee A1 with adding a dual camera setup at the back. The hardware is also a bit better than before and looking good with the massive six inches display. Overall the smartphone is decent and if you want the full review then stay tuned to PC-Tablet.