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Gionee P8 Max: affordable 5.5-inch smartphone with 13MP-8MP camera

Gionee P8 Max photo

Gionee had just released a teaser on its official Twitter account about the upcoming P8 Max. If anything from history shows us, is that an affordable smartphone will be here soon.

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It was only last month that P7 entered the market space, and now we are already looking at a new upgrade. That’s how fast the smartphone market is picking up pace these days.

Let’s begin by taking a quick recap at what the P7 was all about as per below:

  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~294 ppi pixel density
  • Soda Lime protection
  • Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and 2GB RAM
  • 8MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
  • Amigo 3.2 OS based on Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • December 2016 release date
  • $149 USD price tag

There’s nothing to shout about the P7 really, especially for the kind of price that you are paying and the little features that it provides. A 5-inch HD screen, slow quad-core processor, average 8MP-5MP camera and just 2300 mAh battery supplying juice to the smartphone.

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Well then, what is in store for us on the P8 Max? Here you go with its specs:

  • 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~267 ppi pixel density
  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and 3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 32GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3150 mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE

Again, the P8 Max is set to be an affordable smartphone based on its specs. Although still not final, the gist of it is already there. It will be sporting a 5.5-inch High Definition IPS screen which doesn’t seem proportionate to its screen size.

Performance-wise, the P8 Max will only be able to run very basic stuff with its meagre quad-core processor but a rather lopsided 3GB RAM. Perhaps it will perform well in multi-tasking but reasonably slow for your day-to-day running of apps and games.

If there’s anything that you can be proud of about the P8 Max – it would be on its camera. Sporting a 13MP primary camera and an 8MP selfie camera, you should be able to shoot great photos and selfies as well.

But then when it comes to storage, you will then have to be appeased with just 32GB of internal storage. This should prove to be insufficient in the long run. Hence you may have to perform house cleaning now and then.

Last but not least, the P8 Max is powered by a 3150 mAh battery which should be able to last for at least a day or two in between charging.

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Conclusion:

Gionee P8 Max is gearing up to be a basic smartphone with the relative price tagged to it. Perhaps there’s nothing ‘Max’ about it, other than its 5.5-inch screen that it will be having. Everything else points to it being your entry-level device but with a great 13MP-8MP camera to boot.

Gionee P8 Max is expected to be released in the coming months and should carry a very light price tag. It is said to be available only in Gold colour.

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