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Gionee Marathon M3 is India's first Android smartphone to feature a 5000 mAh battery

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Gionee Marathon M3 is India's first Android smartphone to feature a 5000 mAh battery
While Motorola has all the reasons in the world to be proud of the 3,900 mAh battery inside its Droid Turbo / Moto Maxx, there are some handsets out there that feature even larger batteries. The latest among them is the Gionee Marathon M3, a smartphone that was recently unveiled in India.

The Marathon M3 is a mid-range, affordable device, and is India’s first smartphone to come with a 5000 mAh battery, being able to provide a talk-time of up to 32.4 hours, or a stand-by time of up to 32.8 days. As you’d expect, the M3 is not a thin handset (like others made by Gionee), as it measures 144.5 x 71.45 x 10.4 mm.

Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Gionee Marathon M3 sports a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels, further featuring: an 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, dual SIM capabilities, a quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. The new smartphone should be released in India soon for around $210 (12,999 INR). At the moment, it’s not clear if the Marathon M3 will be launched in other markets. Would you buy it if it were available in your region?


source: Gionee via AndroidOS.in

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posted on 05 Nov 2014, 21:40 12

1. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I like big batts, and I cannot lie.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 21:48 6

2. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Seems like a solid smartphone. It isn't even that thick for having such a huge battery *cough* Droid Turbo *cough*...

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 22:09 2

5. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Its 144.5 x 71.45 x 10.4 mm
Turbo is 143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm

Only a 0.8 mm difference
But the extra 1100 mAh does makes it impressive

Also phone OEMs need to move to using Wh now so we can compare them easier

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 21:54 2

3. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


THATS AWESOME,NO NEED OF POWER BANK

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 22:00 1

4. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Nothing beat note 3 10000mah zero lemon

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 22:27 1

7. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


NOW THAT IS A PHAT AZZ CASE. BUT YOU KNEW THAT WHEN YOU GOT IT.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 23:59 1

9. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


It must last like at least 20 hours of Web browsing and at least 30 hours of video right? (On a single charge of course)

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 22:12 1

6. YamiYukiSenpai (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


It looked thin. or I'm probably blind

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 22:57 3

8. tricky (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


The fact is there are quite a bit of phones with huge batteries, they are mostly in China though. The Highscreen boost 2 (Russian) has a 6000mah version avaliable. The Elephone P5000 is phone coming out soon with a 5650mah battery. The Gionee V188 already has a 5200mah battery. The Eton Raytheon also has a 5000mah battery.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 00:00 1

10. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


With those specs and a giant battery, this phone should get at least 25 hours of video playback (on a single charge). At least.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 00:02

11. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Looks like a good buy but brand is suspicious especially if there is any after sales support/service.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 00:55

12. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Gionee is so trying hard to be premium-ish. Still expensive for the hardware.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 02:09 1

15. Captain_Doug (Posts: 990; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


$210 is expensive? This isn't exactly top notch but for a bargain phone, I'd say that they're asking a fair price. 3 day battery life, 720P display, quad core CPU. I'd say that's a steal.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 03:36

16. kanagadeepan (Posts: 907; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


In India, both Moto G (2nd gen) and this phone are priced same (even M3 may launch at still cheaper price as promo).. Specs are almost same too.. So NOT really costly (except of course xiaomi phones) as it looks...

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 01:24 2

13. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


They ruined it with mediatek. Sd400 would've be better choice.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 02:04

14. Doakie (Posts: 1865; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Hell yes that would have been awesome.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 22:46

17. zubby1995 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Thats Chinese not bloody cheap Indian company

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