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 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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16 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

2. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 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.

17. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

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

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

4. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

5. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

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

6. Furbal unregistered

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

8. sebstin

Posts: 186; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Isnt this Blu VIVO XL released this month?

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Amigo OS wtf lol

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

14. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Those are crappy phones Just dont buy them !

15. Unordinary unregistered

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

16. Sriniva1995

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

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

18. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 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.

19. fareed0694

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 05, 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. Visit - dotiny.com/qc3dba

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