Gionee X1s is a better version of Gionee X1 which was released in August 2017. Gionee X1s was released only a month after the release of X1. Even though, the smart phone was released as a 2017 high-end smart phone, the smart phone is still a cool high-end smart device in 2018. The phone has aged in only one aspect which is its operating system. The smart device runs Android 7.0 Nougat as it is operating system, whereas Android 8.0 Oreo is what is expected from a high-end smart phone.
Gionee X1S Review
Gionee X1s, just like Gionee X1, supports networks from three of the four generations of mobile networks that exist in the country. The support for networks of these generations makes it possible for a user of this smart phone to take full advantage of mobile networks available in the country. With the support for 4G networks, the user of this phone can use the internet at very fast speed.
Gionee X1s has the same appearance and display as Gionee X1. The smart device is a little larger than Gionee X1. With a length of 150.40, the phone is 7.10 mm longer than Gionee X1. It is furthermore wider than X1 with about 1.30 mm. This smart phone is as thick as X1, having a thickness of 8.80 mm. The colours the phone is available in, are gold and black. The phone furthermore comes with a plastic body.
The SIM cards used by Gionee X1s are micro SIM cards. The phone furthermore supports the use of two SIM cards. Unlike X1 which comes with a 5.00 inches display, Gionee X1s comes with a display that measures 5.20 inches. The display of the phone has a standard resolution which is 720 x 1280 pixels. This resolution leaves the smart phone with a pixel density of 282 pixels per inch (ppi).
The chipset that champions Gionee X1s, is the same that champions Gionee X1. This chipset in question is MediaTek MT6737. The chipset is made up of four cores that meet up to the standard of 2018 mid-range smart phones. MediaTek MT6737 which can also be called a quad-core chipset has processors that can process at speeds up to 1.30 GHz. The chipset can be said to operate at a speed of 5.60 GHz.
Gionee X1s works with a 3 GB random access memory. Even though, the smart phone was released in 2017, the smart phone still meets up to the 2018 standard. A 3 GB random access memory makes it possible for this smart phone to run multiple apps at the same time, without any glitch. Game lovers will find this phone to be an ideal phone for game lovers, while being affordable.
The operating system that Gionee X1s runs, is the Android 7.0 Nougat. This operating system is a nice one, although there are newer versions. The newer versions in question are Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie. Android Nougat has nice features that many Android smart phone users do not use. In addition, the majority of modified OS mask some capabilities of Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
Gionee X1s has a little catch in the aspect of internal storage. The smart phone comes with a flash storage as its internal memory. This internal storage is has a capacity of 16 GB, and it is the place where the operating system of the smart phone, is stored. Apart from this operating system housed on the internal storage of the smart phone, pre-installed apps on the phone also exist on the internal storage of the phone.
Gionee X1s comes with two nice cameras. One of the cameras is a 16 MP camera, while the other camera of the phone is a 13 MP camera. The 16 MP camera that X1s features, lies on the rear side of the smart phone. The front of the phone has the 13 MP camera. Gionee X1s has just one LED flash which exists on the rear side of the smart phone. This camera has loads of enhancements.
X1s comes with all sensors expected from an Android smart phone. The smart phone has sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, and light sensor. In addition to these sensors, the smart phone has a fingerprint scanner which gives the phone more capabilities. A fingerprint scanner makes it easier for the smart phone to be unlocked.
Key Specs and Features
- Display: 5.20 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 MT6737T; quad-core; 1.50 GHz
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
Regardless of how powerful a smart phone is, it will be quite useless if there is no means of interaction between it and a human user. Displays provide a cool means of interaction between humans and computing systems. The birth of displays started with LEDs. However, they have evolved over time, and one of the state-of-art display type is the active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED).
Gionee X1s has a display that is 5.20 inches in size. This display is quite poor for a 2018 mid-range smart device. However, the phone can not be totally condemned as it was released in 2017 when 5.00 inches was the standard. The display used by Gionee X1s has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. For a smart phone user familiar with the smart phone market, a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels is not too bad. This leaves the display with a resolution of 282 pixels per inch (ppi).
Gionee X1s has a very nice appearance. The appearance of smart phones are one of the things people taken into consideration, when buying a new smart phone. The fact that this smart device has a nice appearance is one of those things that have made the smart device successful.
Gionee X1s is quite small when compared to majority of mid-range smart phones available in the market. However, the device is not small to the extent that it can not be considered when trying to get a new smart phone device. The device is 150.40 mm and has a width of 73.50 mm. While this smart phone has a plastic casing, the phone comes in two colours which are gold and black. X1 has a thickness of 8.80 mm and has a low weight of 166 grams.
Processors are the brain of computing systems, and they champion the hardware of computing systems. Without them, hardware of computing systems will be unable to work together as a system. These days, computers are not championed by single processors. Rather, they are championed by multiple processors which coexist as a chipset. With multi-core chipsets, mobile phones can get tasks completed faster.
The chipset that champions Gionee X1s is a MediaTek chipset. This MediaTek chipset in question is the MediaTek MT6737T chipset. The chipset is made up of four cores, making it belong to the quad-core family. The processors that help champion Gionee X1s have a common processing speed of 1.30 GHz. These cores give the chipset a cumulative speed of 5.20 GHz.
As powerful as the processors of Gionee X1s are, they can not operate reasonably without a random access memory (RAM). Random access memories are memories that serve as the main memories of smart phones. They do not only serve as main memories for smart phone, they are also optimized for random access.
Gionee X1s is a mid-range smart phone. Just like every other mid-range smart phone, the device comes with a 2 GB random access memory. 2 GB is the standard RAM size for 2018 smart phones, in other words, the smart phone will operate seamlessly when used by the kind of users it was designed for.
Operating systems have evolved to be one of the most important elements of smart phones. They decide functions smart phones are capable of. As a result, choosing the right operating system is important when buying a new smart phone. There are many types of operating systems, and Android operating system is one of the best type of mobile operating system.
Android 7.0 Nougat is the version of Android that Gionee X1s runs. This version of Android is not the best for a 2018 mid-range smart phone, however it does not mean the smart phone can not be bought for this reason. Android 7.0 Nougat is not considered the best version of Android for a 2018 mid-range smart phone because newer versions of Android are available. These newer versions in question are Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie.
A smart phone needs a storage device to store items. Items that are needed to be stored on a smart phone’s storage include its operating system and applications. A storage device is also needed by a smart phone to store media items like videos, audios and images. With the importance of storage devices, users of smart phones highly desire large storage space.
The internal storage device of Gionee X1s is a flash storage. This internal storage device has a capacity of 16 GB. After taking away the space occupied by the operating system of the phone, and some pre-installed apps, the usable storage space of the phone is a lot less than 16 GB. It is however possible for this smart phone to have storage space up to 272 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
While Gionee X1s has mid-range specs and features in aspects like chipset and RAM, the smart phone has high-end features in the camera aspect. This smart phone comes with cameras of high-end smart devices. X1s has two cameras, one in the front of the smart phone and the other at the rear side of the phone. Aside having cameras, the smart phone also has a LED flash to support its rear camera.
The front camera of Gionee X1s is a 13 MP camera. This 13 MP camera is a very cool camera which is nicely enhanced. The camera produces excellent selfies which is a nice thing for people who love selfies. The rear side of this smartphone has a more powerful camera which is a 16 MP camera. The camera also takes cool pictures, even when none of its enhancements is used.
The battery featured by Gionee X1s is a very powerful battery. The phone has a capacity of 4000 mAh which is a nice thing for any user who buys this smartphone. In addition, this battery is a Li-Ion battery.
Gionee X1S 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: Micro SIM
- Dimension: 150.40 x 73.50 x 8.80 mm
- Weight: 166 grams
- Thickness: 8.80 mm
- Colours: Black and Gold
- Case Type: Plastic
- Size: 5.20 inches
- Type: High-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD
- Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
- Pixel Density: 282 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Size: 3 GB
- Type: SD-RAM
- Manufacturer: MediaTek
- Model: MT6737T
- Cores: 4 cores (quad-core)
- Speed: 1.50 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: 13 MP
- Rear Camera: 16 MP
- Front LED Flash: No
- Rear LED Flash: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Position: Rear
- GPU: Mali-T720
- Speed: N/A
- Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
- Proximity Sensor
- Light Sensor
- Type: Li-Ion
- Capacity: 4000 mAh
- Rapid-charge system: Yes
Gionee X1S Price in Nigeria
The price of Gionee X1S in Nigeria ranges from 40,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira and can be bought in Gionee authorized retail stores nationwide as well as online on Jumia, Konga, Slot and other e-commerce websites.