Gionee M7 Power is one of the most powerful Gionee smartphones we have available in the smartphone market. The phone was released in the previous year and comes with very cool hardware. M7 Power gets 5 of 5 in all aspects except the OS aspect, where it scores 3 of 5. The phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat as its operating system, whereas most of the new high-end smartphones run Android 8.0 Oreo or Android 9.0 Pie.
Gionee M7 Power Review
Just as smartphone manufacturers often do, Gionee took the smartphone market by surprise, releasing Gionee M7 Power. The phone was not announced up-front, like some iconic smartphones. Rather than being announced up-front, the phone was announced during the launching of the smartphone. The phone was released in September 2017 and has been available on online stores in the country.
Gionee M7 Power is a dual SIM smart device, as expected. The smartphone does not use the common micro SIM, it rather uses nano-SIM cards. With the help of nano-SIM cards, a user of this phone can use second generation and third generation mobile networks. To use 4G networks, a user of this phone will require a nano-SIM card that supports 4G networks. A SIM card that does not support 4G networks can be swapped for one that supports 4G network. This SIM swap does not mean a user will lose their current phone number.
As expected, Gionee M7 Power is a large smartphone. It will be disappointing for an Android high-end smartphone to come in a small size, so this smartphone has a length of 157.00 mm. The phone is not only long, it is also wide. The phone has a cool width of 76.00 mm. The beauty of this smartphone is not limited to its largeness. As large as this phone is, it has a small thickness of 7.20 mm. It has an aluminium casing and weighs 180 grams.
Since M7 Power was stated to be a large phone, it can be inferred that the smartphone comes with a large display, and this is true. The smart device has a display that is 6.01 inches large. While some high-end smartphones have displays that are large but pixel density that are just fair, M7 Power has a large display as well as a high pixel density. The pixel density of this smartphone is 402 pixels per inch (ppi). In other words, the graphics of this smartphone will be superb.
According to today’s standard of Android high-end smartphones, an Android phone is expected to have a minimum of 3 GB random access memory. Gionee M7 does not just meet up to this expectation, it exceeds the expectation with another 3 GB. In other words, Gionee M7 Power comes with a 6 GB random access memory. This RAM is more than enough for the operation of any Android smartphone user. Game lovers will be able to play games on this phone with no glitch.
Gionee M7 Power scores excellently in the aspect of chipset. This smartphone is championed by one of the best MediaTek chipsets available in the market. The MediaTek that champions Gionee M7 Power is the MediaTek Helio P30 chipset. MediaTek Helio P30 is a very powerful chipset, made of two sets of 4 processors. In other words, the chipset is composed of 8 cores, which all can process at maximum speeds far above the current smartphone standard.
In the brief description of this phone, it was stated that Gionee M7 Power scores only 3 of 5 in the OS aspect. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat which is not the state-of-art Android operating system. The smartphone runs Android Nougat because it was released when Nougat was the state-of-art OS. It is, however, possible to upgrade the smart phone’s OS to Android 8.0 Nougat, if the user of the phone desires to.
Just as Gionee M7 Power has been seen to go far beyond expectations, the smartphone goes beyond expectation in the storage aspect. While 2018 high-end phones are expected to feature at least internal storage device with 32 GB as their capacity, M7 Power features an internal storage device which has a capacity of 64 GB. That is two times the standard for high-end smartphones. Apart from having a very large storage space, up to 256 GB of additional storage space can be provided to the smartphone. This storage expansion can only be done with the help of a micro SD card.
Key Specs and Features
- Display: 6.01 inches; high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD; 1080 x 2160 pixels
- Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256 GB
- RAM: 6 GB SD-RAM
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Cameras: 8 MP front camera; 16 MP + 8 MP rear camera
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P30; octa-core; 2.30 GHz
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
CHIPSET and GPU
Years ago, computing systems used to have just one processor championing them. With computing problems getting more complex every day, computers started featuring 2 processors. The complexity of computing tasks kept increasing until we had 4 processors championing computer systems. It is furthermore common to see computers with 8 processors, but these 8 processors hardly operate altogether at the same time. Rather than working at the same time, the processors of this chipset work in groups of 4.
Certain capabilities of a smartphone is dependent on the chipset that champions it. A phone with a sophisticated chipset will be able to carry out more powerful task, compared to a phone with a less sophisticated chipset. The chipset that champions Gionee M7 Power is a very sophisticated chipset and it can carry out some tasks many other Android smartphones can not. Game lovers who have been having difficulty playing some games on their current smartphone can get this epic high-end device.
As stated earlier, the chipset that champions Gionee M7 Power is MediaTek Helio P30 which is an octa-core chipset. The octa-core chipset exist is groups of four, just like the majority of octa-core chipsets in the market. Four of the processors that make up this chipset have a processing speed of 1.65 GHz, while the other four that make up the chipset have a common processing speed of 2.30 GHz.
While it is possible for M7 Power’s chipset to handle graphics related tasks of this smartphone, it is not advisable because there are some special kinds of processor that can deal with such tasks, efficiently. Gionee M7 Power comes with a Mali graphics processing unit, which handles the processing of its graphics tasks. Being a little more specific, the GPU of this smartphone is the Mali-G71 MP2 GPU.
Random access memories (RAM) are very important components of computing systems. This type of memories are optimized for random access, unlike other types of storage space. With the help of this type of memories, the computing system can operate faster. However, random access memories are expensive to produce, and as a result, the RAM of smartphones are always less than their internal storage capacity.
The RAM featured by Gionee M7 Power is a very large RAM. Its random access memory (RAM) has a capacity of 6 GB (6,291,456 bytes). Having a RAM as large as this, makes it possible for the smartphone to run multiple apps simultaneously without issues. While larger RAM means more power consumption from the RAM, the phone has a very powerful battery that makes up for this increased power consumption.
Display is one of the media of communication between computer and humans. Displays have evolved greatly in the past 10 years. Displays are getting larger and more power-efficient. Aside from those, displays of these days also come with higher resolutions which means that the sharpness of the graphics they produce, will be very high. Furthermore, displays have also improved in terms of colour quality. Display of these days come with very impressive colour quality.
Gionee M7 Power features one of the best mobile displays in the market. It is no surprise for a phone like this to feature such a display. This display in question is an active-matrix organic (AMOLED) liquid crystal display. The graphics produced by this display always stands out among other types of mobile display.
Furthermore, M7 Power’s display has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Majority of smartphones, including some high-end smartphones, comes with displays with resolutions far less than this. In other words, the phone has an outstanding pixel density which is 402 pixels per inch. Giving a better idea of how outstanding this pixel density is, an average high-end smartphone has a pixel density of 340 pixels per inch.
The operating system of smartphones is a very important aspect of phones. The operating system a phone runs tell of a lot about the phone. The OS determines some things a phone can do, as well as apps the smartphone can run. For instance, it is impossible for an iOS phone to run a Blackberry app.
Gionee M7 Power runs a version of the most popular mobile operating system, Android. Being a little explicit, this smartphone runs the Android 7.0 Nougat OS. However, it is important to note that the Nougat OS run by the smartphone is not an unmodified build of the OS. The phone rather runs a modified build of the OS, which is given the brand name of Gionee’s OS.
Running a modified build of an Android operating system, has great disadvantages. Gionee M7 Power is somewhat stuck to Android 7.0 Nougat, which would not have been if the phone were equipped with an unmodified build of the OS. Had the phone run an unmodified build of Android, it would have been possible for users of this smartphone to upgrade to a newer version of Android, like Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie.
Gionee M7 Power has a total of three cameras, with two of the cameras on its rear side. A 16 MP camera and an 8 MP camera are on the rear side of the smartphone. The front of the smartphone features an 8 MP camera which has a lot of enhancements. One of the enhancements of this camera is a bright LED flash. The rear camera of the smartphone also has a bright LED flash.
Gionee M7 Power comes with a fingerprint scanner, as it is a highly-desired feature among smartphone buyers. M7 Power also features other important sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, and light sensor. Each of these sensors have nice capabilities they bring to the smartphone.
Gionee M7 Power Full Specs and Features
- Announcement Status: Announced
- Announcement: September 2017
- Release Status: Released
- Release: September 2017
- 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
- 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
- 4G: Yes, LTE
- Count: Dual SIM
- Type: Nano SIM
- Dimension: 157.00 x 76.00 x 7.20 mm
- Weight: 180 grams
- Thickness: 7.20 mm
- Colours: N/A
- Case Type: Glass and aluminium
- Size: 6.01 inches
- Type: high-definition (HD) active-matrix organic (AMOLED) LCD
- Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
- Pixel Density: 402 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Size: 6 GB
- Type: SD-RAM
- Manufacturer: MediaTek
- Model: Helio P30
- Cores: 8 cores (octa-core)
- Speed: 2.30 GHz/1.65 GHz
- Type: Android
- Version: 7.0 (Nougat)
- Edition: N/A
- Size: 64 GB
- Expansion Support: Yes
- Expansion Limit: 256 GB
- Total: 3 cameras
- Front Camera: 8 MP
- Rear Camera: 16 MP + 8 MP
- Front LED Flash: Yes
- Rear LED Flash: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Position: Rear
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
- Speed: N/A
- Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
- Proximity Sensor
- Light Sensor
- Type: Li-Po
- Capacity: 4000 mAh
- Rapid-charge system: Yes
Gionee M7 Power Price in Nigeria
Gionee M7 Power price in Nigeria ranges from 60,000 Naira to 65,000 Naira and is available in Gionee authorized retail stores nationwide and also online on Jumia, Konga, Slot and other e-commerce websites.