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