Gionee breaks its own record with the 0.2-inch (5.15mm) thin Elife S5.1 smartphone, tons of pictures included

Gionee has outdone itself yet again, producing a smartphone whose sides measure a groundbreaking 0.2-inches thin (5.15mm)! This thinner than a pencil Slim Jim's exact dimensions are 5.5 inches x 2.65 inches x 0.2 inches (139.8mm×67.4mm×5.15mm)...
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55. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I'm pretty sure that most camera sensors have about the same thickness...its the lenses that matter.

10. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Gsmarena's tests showed that the Alpha is well capable of passing a full day on a single battery charge with a moderate use.

18. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

On the other hand it showed it lasts significally shorter than the iPhone 5S, which is critized for having "terrible battery life" by many people in here.

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

iphone is very well known for battery issues, just for a reference you can check articles on PA which were posted yesterday or couple of days back in which apple was willing to replace batteries free of cost due to the issues... this is not the first time, but usually reports which are negative for apple usually didnt get much traction, I dont know why?

28. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Or better said, even the smallest issue that Apple has is very well known by technological community here, because those are the most widely used products of all, it is spread religiously by all media, blown out even bigger thanks to Apple reacting on it. But if you asked any normal human on the stret about "iPhone battery issues" i don't think it would be anywhere near "very well known". Btw, because a very small numbers of units of last years model have some battery issues, doesn't mean the iPhone has bad battery life. Negative reports about Apple are the most widespread of all, even to regular people, thanks to not only media sensationalism, but also those noisy haters all around, widespread negative anti-Apple advertising and so on.

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

but what I felt and have noticed that usually iphone owners are unaware about any issue related news... and usually media is not using crispy headline/title related to apple's negative news whereas they do use crispy and attractive titles for others.... well, these are totally my personal oppenions and I am just an ordinary commentator not an expert

34. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

My Galaxy S5 doubles my girlfriend's 5S in real life battery .. I mean when I keep it on standby for 3 hours while wifi and 3g switched on and the phone working on 3g and me checking on it every 15 minutes to see messages it only takes 2 percent of the battery .. while the iphone slurps it in the same circumstances .. really apple users are wall huggers

24. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That was the case with the iPhone 5, not the 5s. Sure it didn't have the same battery life as the Z2 or Note 3, but will surely give you a full with moderate use.

21. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeah it is thinner, but I think Gionee is cheating on us with those thin phones. They use our dependence on mAh, even though it doesn't mean anything without voltage. Elife S5,5 got terrible battery life, far worse than even the alpha with an 2300 mAh battery. What that implies to me ? A far lover capacity battery with reduced voltage to swell the mAh number. We don't know for sure, until somebody will tear it down, but I don't think the cause is an extremely bad power management.

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

hmmm.... you have a point, I think you are well verse in electrical engineering?? I read your comment few days back which was more or less same as above but more in detail, then I discussed this point with one of my friend who is an engineer and work in a battery company.... he agreed with it that mah is not a measure, mwh is to judge the charge holding capacity

54. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Except the Alpha is way more compact overall and has flagship internals...you forgot that part right...lol

4. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Don't be too quick to judge. Early reviews shows the alpha does pretty well when it comes to battery. It's not always about size my friend. Be wise

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Very good Gionee. The front looks like Mi 4 while the back looks like a combination of lenovo and Sony.

17. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

hahaha thats what my first thoughts were.

35. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

which is all reminiscent of Apple, and yes the back truly reminded me of Sony too

19. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

First AUO Amoled smartphone

20. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Gionee 5.5 was selling in Pakistan as qmobile noir z6(local co.)......lol I never knew that gionee is selling its design in emerging market

37. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Design is yawninspiringly generic, and who the heck needs these ultra thin phones anyway?

38. umarmughal

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

waste of money

41. barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Is it just me or does anyone think that if Samsung made this phone Apple would be warming up the lawyers for one hell of a battle??

53. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Android manufacturer have fell in love with the chamfered edges. I wonder where that got tha idea from? Hmmmm.....

56. Rocket

Posts: 654; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Another iphone 6 competitor in china....btw that gionee in pink looks nice for my girlfriend ;)

57. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

thin phones are pointless. much like fashion. a curved back like the lg g3 is ideal, forms to the hand and gives extra space for a larger battery. beauty is efficiency.

58. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Meh. I prefer the thicker one as long as it provides more battery capacity and less bezels

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