Gionee’s Thinnest Smartphone Lands in PH

Gionee’s Thinnest Smartphone Lands in PH

Three months after its official debut, the Gionee Elife 5.1 has finally reached our shore and is looking to sweep local consumers off their feet with its ultra-thin frame.

With a frame that only measures 5.15mm thick, the Gionee Elife S5.1 once hailed as the world’s thinnest smartphone for a short period of time, before it was dethroned by the Oppo R5 a month later.

Gionee Elife S5.1 philippines

This LTE-enabled handset features a 4.8-inch S-AMOLED IPS display with 1280×720 resolution and runs on quad-core processor made by Qualcomm with 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit.


A good portion of the Gionee Elife S5.1’s non-expandable 16GB internal storage is occupied by a skinned version of Android Jellybean version 4.3, complete with the company’s own user interface called Amigo.

Gionee Elife S5.1 specs:
4.8-inch HD IPS Super AMOLED display, 306ppi
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 quad-core CPU
Adreno 305 GPU
16GB internal storage
8 megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
5 megapixel front camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, w/ A2DP
Android 4.3 Jellybean, Amigo 2.0 UI
2,100mAh battery
139.8 × 67.4 × 5.15 mm
White, Black, Blue, Pink, Green, Yellow

The Gionee Elife S5.1 is now available in the Philippines and is currently being sold for Php12,999.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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12 Responses

  1. DEVILBOY says:


  2. Komento says:

    Can you confirm that it really runs an SD400 SoC and not an MT6592 like most online sites and youtube videos claim. Thanks. I think 13k sounds reasonable if it runs an SD400, not to mention an Amoled screen, LTE and a very thin form factor.

    • atom says:

      Mukhang ibang version ito actually. Kasi may LTE, tapos masmalaki ng konti ang battery, Snapdragon CPU at Adreno GPU, pero 4.3 Jellybean lang. Yung nasa GSM Arena page eh walang LTE, pero 4.4.2 KitKat na, 2050mAh ang battery, at naka MediaTek CPU at Mali GPU.

  3. Easy E says:

    Ok lang kung hindi manipis, basta powerful at mura.

  4. ewanlangha says:

    from a scale of 1 to 10
    i think its an 8.9
    on the bend-gate test

  5. archie says:

    No micro sd slot? Yun lang.

  6. Jessica says:

    Wow ang ganda. Ano ibang color variant? Nagtataka ako papasok na ang 2015 bakit JB pa rin kalimitin out of the box na OS, at least KK na or L.

  7. lawrence says:

    jellybean talaga? How’s Gionee’s reputation on system updates? Can buyers expect a system update to Android L? or even Kitkat?

  8. pangkama says:

    Dipo sila nag update. Kung anu bili mo yun na po.

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