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

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



1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I like big batts, and I cannot lie.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 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

3. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013


4. wilsong17 unregistered

Nothing beat note 3 10000mah zero lemon

7. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014


9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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)

6. YamiYukiSenpai

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

It looked thin. or I'm probably blind

8. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 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.

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

11. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

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

12. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

15. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

16. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 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...

13. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

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

14. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hell yes that would have been awesome.

17. zubby1995

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Thats Chinese not bloody cheap Indian company

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