Gionee X1 is a mid-range smartphone that was released the previous years. It is okay to buy the smart device as it meets up to the 2018 standard of mid-range phones. The smart device has a standard display and a standard resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. X1 which is now over a year old comes with two 8 MP cameras and is furthermore a 4G LTE device, it also supports 2G and 3G networks.
Gionee X1 Review
Gionee X1 is the smart phones that introduced the X-series into the smart phone market. This smartphone debuted the series with its release, in August 2017. The phone was targeted at people who desire a Gionee smartphone but can not afford the high-end smartphones of the manufacturer. Smart phone users looking forward to getting this phone will get this device at prices lower than its launch price.
Gionee X1 supports the use of two SIM cards, which must both be micro-SIM cards. When a 4G-supported SIM card is inserted into the smartphone, users of the phone can use a 4G network of their mobile network operator. To get a 4G SIM for a phone number, an outlet of the mobile operator should be visited. Aside from supporting 4G networks, X1 supports 2G and 3G networks.
Gionee X1 has a very nice shape, although the phone is quite thick. The phone is smaller than the majority of 2018 smartphones, but its smallness gives it some beauty. The device is 143.30 mm long and 72.20 mm wide. The phone has a weight of 180 grams which makes it somewhat heavy. A build of this smart can only come in two colours which are black and gold. The manufacturer of the phone did not make the phone available in any other colour.
Unlike the majority of new smartphones that feature 5.50 inches (13.97 cm) displays, Gionee X1 comes with a display that is smaller than this. The display of the phone measures 5.00 inches. Although this size is smaller than the 2018 standard, the smartphone can be taken into consideration, by a buyer, as it was released in 2017. In 2017, the standard display size for a mid-range smart device was 5.00 inches.
An average Android smartphone user uses their phone to access social media, play games and seek information. For such a user, a 2 GB RAM is adequate to give them a seamless operation. Gionee X1 comes with a random access memory that has a capacity of 2 GB. In other words, the users it was designed for, will enjoy a seamless operation using the phone. Smartphone users who like this phone, but are not comfortable with a 2 GB RAM, can get Gionee X1s instead.
The chipset that champions Gionee X1, is a popular chipset. The chipset is a product of Chinese chipset giant, MediaTek. This chipset in question is the MediaTek MT6737 chipset. The chipset is made up of four processors which have a common processing speed of 1.30 GHz. It is possible to make these processors operate at speeds higher than 1.30 GHz, but doing so put the processors at risk of getting damaged.
Gionee X1 is an Android smartphone, like all other Gionee smartphones. The smartphone does not run Android 8.0 Oreo which is the 2018 standard for mid-range phones. Rather than running the expected Android 8.0 Oreo, the phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Android Nougat is not too bad to use in 2018, but a user who insists on running something higher can always find some workout with phone technicians.
Although Gionee X1 does not meet up to the display and operating system standards, the smart device meets up to the internal storage standard. 2018 mid-range smartphones are expected to have a minimum of 16 GB internal storage space, and X1 does not disappoint here. The smart uses a 16 GB flash storage as its internal storage device. While 16 GB is its default storage capacity, it is possible for the phone to have up to 272 GB of storage (16 GB + 256 GB micro SD card).
Gionee X1 comes with two cameras, and as expected, one of them is positioned in the front of the phone, and the other on the rear side of the smartphone. The front camera of the phone is an 8 MP camera. The same goes for the rear camera of the smartphone.
Key Specs and Features
- Display: 5.00 inches; high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD; 720 x 1280 pixels
- Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 256 GB
- RAM: 2 GB SD-RAM
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Cameras: 8 MP front camera; 8 MP rear camera
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6737; quad-core; 1.30 GHz
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
The birth of operating systems marked one of the greatest advancements in the computing world. Operating systems have made the computing world richer, not in term of finance, but in terms of capabilities. These system software are one of the things that made it easier to create application software. Had operating systems not existed, the cost of developing software would have been higher. In other words, the computing world would not have as much software as we have today.
There are many types of operating systems, and mobile operating system is one of these types. Mobile operating systems are system software that manage mobile phones and carry out some other important system operations. There are all sorts of mobile operating systems. To name a few, we have Microsoft Mobile, iOS, Android, Symbian, and Blackberry.
Gionee X1 runs an Android operating system. Android operating systems are one of the best operating systems that have ever existed. The smart phone runs Android 7.0 which is also known as Android Nougat. Android Nougat is furthermore one of the best versions of Android that have ever existed. This operating system has cool features and is secure.
One of the important components of computing systems is the processor. Without a processor, there is nothing a computing system can accomplish. The processor of a computing system is the primary component that carries out instructions. A processor can however have peripherals like camera, storage device, light sensor, etc, to expand its capabilities. In this current technology age, hardly are computing systems championed by single processors. Rather, computing systems are championed by chipsets which are collection of processors.
The chipset that champions Gionee X1 is a chipset produced by the Chinese chipset giant, MediaTek. The chipset in question is the MediaTek MT6737 chipset. The chipset is made up of four high-speed cores. These cores (processors) can operate at speeds as high as 1.30 GHz. In other words, the chipset has a processing speed of 5.20 GHz (1.30 GHz x 4 cores).
Storage devices are very important for computing systems. Computing systems require storage devices to store their operating system, application software, and files. Without storage devices, computers will be very limited in their capabilities. More storage means more room to store more data and files.
A 2018 mid-range smartphone is expected to come with a minimum of 16 GB storage. Gionee taking this into consideration equipped Gionee X1 with a 16 GB flash storage as the internal storage device of the smartphone. The operating system of this smartphone is contained on the internal storage of this smartphone. Gionee X1 supports storage space expansion up to 256 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
A very large percentage of smartphones that were released in 2018 have displays not less than 5.50 inches in size. Aside 5.50 inches being the minimum display size of most mid-range smartphones, it is also the standard for mid-range smartphones. In some mid-range smartphones, displays as large as 6.00 inches are featured.
Gionee X1’s display is not up to the 5.50 inches standard of 2018 mid-range smartphones. It is important not to forget that the phone was released in 2017 when the standard was below 5.50 inches. In other words, the smartphone cannot be condemned for featuring a display less than 5.50 inches. The size of Gionee X1’s display is 5.50 inches. The phone furthermore has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels which is up to the 2018 standard.
Many people do not know what size of RAM is adequate for them. While majority of people fall into the category of 2 GB RAM, we have 1 GB RAM people who are using 2 GB RAM smartphones. There is nothing wrong with a 2 GB RAM when a 1 GB RAM smartphone is adequate. However, it is a waste for someone who has a very tight budget. Users who use their phone for basic smartphone operations do not need a 2 GB RAM smartphone. However, users who have all sorts of apps or play heavy games, should consider a 2 GB RAM.
Gionee X1 comes with a random access memory that has a storage capacity of 2 GB. This storage capacity is enough for the kind of user Gionee designed the phone for. The smartphone was designed for people who desire a cool Gionee smartphone, but can not spend much on getting a smartphone. Game lovers will also find the smartphone enjoyable as 2 GB RAM is very adequate for a very large percentage of Android games.
Cameras have been one of the oldest peripherals of mobile phones. Before mobile phones became sophisticated, phone cameras have been around. As every aspect of mobile phones evolved, phone cameras also evolved. In the early years of mobile phone cameras, majority of cameras used to be VGA cameras. However, phone cameras have become so sophisticated that we have cameras having resolution as high as 24 megapixels.
Gionee X1s comes with two great cameras. Like a regular Android smartphone, one of these cameras is the front camera, while the other is the rear camera. The camera in the front of the smartphone is an 8 MP camera, as well as the rear camera. The front camera takes very cool selfies, even though it is just an 8 MP camera.
Gionee X1 operates with a 3000 mAh battery which is cool. It is no surprise that the smartphone features such a cool battery, as the manufacturer is generally known to equip their smartphones with powerful batteries. The battery of this smartphone belongs to the Li-Ion family, which is the reason why the phone is not slim. Apart from having a powerful battery, this smartphone has a rapid-charge system.
Gionee X1 Full Specs and Features
- Announcement Status: Announced
- Announcement: August 2017
- Release Status: Released
- Release: August 2017
- 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
- 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
- 4G: Yes, LTE
- Count: Dual SIM
- Type: Micro SIM
- Dimension: 143.30 x 72.20 x 8.80 mm
- Weight: 180 grams
- Thickness: 8.80 mm
- Colours: Black and Gold
- Case Type: Plastic
- Size: 5.00 inches
- Type: high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD
- Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
- Pixel Density: N/A
- Size: 2 GB
- Type: SD-RAM
- Manufacturer: MediaTek
- Model: MT6737
- Cores: 4 cores (quad-core)
- Speed: 1.30 GHz
- Type: Android
- Version: 7.0 (Nougat)
- Edition: N/A
- Size: 16 GB
- Expansion Support: Yes
- Expansion Limit: 256 GB
- Total: 2 cameras
- Front Camera: 8 MP
- Rear Camera: 8 MP
- Front LED Flash: No
- Rear LED Flash: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Position: N/A
- GPU: Mali
- Speed: N/A
- Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
- Proximity Sensor
- Light Sensor
- Type: Li-Ion
- Capacity: 3000 mAh
- Rapid-charge system: Yes
Gionee X1 Price in Nigeria
Gionee X1 price in Nigeria ranges from 40,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira and can be bought in Gionee retail stores nationwide as well as online on Konga, Slot, Jumia and other reputable e-commerce websites.