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The Gionee S6 offers a 90% metal body and impressive specs for a sub-$300 price point

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The Gionee S6 offers a 90  metal body and impressive specs for a sub-$300 price point
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Gionee has dished out quite a few interesting smartphones in recent times, most of which have offered a great assortment of specs at a very low price point. The new S6, which has just rolled out to consumers in India, includes the usual healthy dose of features for a cost equivalent to $294. 

A number of mostly Chinese firms have risen to prominence over the past few years for delivering powerful-yet-cheap handsets to eager consumers. While the S6 almost certainly won't hit the United States or European markets any time soon, its great design and impressive tool-set are hard to ignore, particularly if you're a fan of slick design language.

The Gionee S6 offers a 90  metal body and impressive specs for a sub-$300 price point
The body of the S6 -- at just under seven millimeters thin -- is unquestionable eye candy. At 89 percent metal, it also offers a screen-to-body ratio of 77.8 percent thanks to the sizable 5.5-inch display. The panel itself is described as an HD Super AMOLED, so almost certainly a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Not exactly the QHD loveliness we've come to expect from the majority of higher-end devices, but not too shabby nonetheless. 

Under the hood sits a 64-bit octa-core chip clocked at 1.3 GHz, allied to a very substantial 3 GB RAM. There's 4G LTE with VoLTE, which offers a much smoother voice calling experience, while the 3150 mAh battery should keep the thing ticking over nicely.

There's a 13-megapixel main camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. On board you get 32 GB of storage, but if you require more, you can pop in a microSD card of up to 128 gigs. 

Running the Amigo OS version 3.1 atop Google's Android 5.1 Lollipop, the S6 is available in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold. If you have $300 to spare and have been sufficiently wooed, you can buy the device online through Flipkart at the source. 

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posted on 08 Feb 2016, 16:53 1

1. Wiencon (Posts: 1762; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I just want to say I'm glad the SD810 era is over and finally some interesting phones are coming with working SoCs

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 17:14

2. hwb01 (Posts: 251; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


SD810 is one of the main reasons I went Samsung in 2015, as Exynos 7420 is much better without overheating. Plus, it is better integrated with the hardware and software, similar to Apple A9.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 21:39

12. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


to be honest, coming from the s6 , and s6 edge plus (used them both for over 8 months total) and going to the Nexus 6P, i honestly can say they are both pretty much equal in speed except for maybe the 6p loading some larger apps (such as big game titles) a little slower but like loading websites and doing many tasks, i find each one to be really no really faster then each other. both blazing fast

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 07:30

17. sniper1087 (Posts: 499; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


the samsung was like a hot potato it got hot so many times that I had to get rid of mine.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 21:38

11. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


s810 runs blazing fast on my 6P... 6P is the best device and implementation of the 810. but i know and get what your saying.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 23:03

13. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1112; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I'm also using a phone with 810, I'd say that the overheating issue is a bit overblown, my phone got warm, but not very hot, and it NEVER throttled (at least from what I see, no lag after even long periods of heavy gaming)

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 17:33 4

3. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


S6? Really? Apple's copying the "plus" from Samsung and now gionee copying the s6 name.lol

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 17:55 1

4. bur60 (Posts: 832; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Yep. Everybody copies eachothers model naming. Samsung also has a z series just like Sony etc. I miss the times where phones had their own cool names like the Sony Satio, Arc, LG chocolate etc.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 20:23

9. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


or like huawei honor, htc hero, htc butterfly.. but now they just to lazy to give cool name, they just use A9, M9, and so on, lol

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 18:24 2

5. vprasad1 (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Will this be re-badged as a Blu brand phone?

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 18:25

6. Furbal (Posts: 921; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Hope so, wish this had the x10 in it though.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 19:13

8. sebstin (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


Isnt this Blu VIVO XL released this month?

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 18:53 1

7. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Amigo OS wtf lol

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 20:24

10. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


good looking, but not so great spec..
MT6753 in this thing isnt better than SD615 :-/

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 00:05

14. killer7D (Posts: 259; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Those are crappy phones

Just dont buy them !

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 00:08

15. Unordinary (Posts: 1162; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Such a gorgeous ******* phone!!

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 01:44

16. Sriniva1995 (Posts: 44; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


This is a 720p resolution is phonearena on weed or some s**t

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 04:58

18. NonFanBoy (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Le 1s with a full metallic body, Helio X10 processor, and a finger print sensor costs 11k. The Gionee S6 with an inferior processor an no finger print sensor costs almost double.
Its not like Gionee is very good with their after sales service or software support. Why anyone buy this phone is beyond me.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 05:33

19. fareed0694 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Gionee launches its another flagship device called the Gionee S6 at a premium price of Rs 20K. The device is available to buy online on Flipkart with an exclusive exchange offer from WSRETAIL.
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