After launching its much talked about and now much advertised Gionee Elife E6, Chinese OEM smartphone maker Gionee has set its eyes on the lucrative mid range phablets market in the country. In its bid to increase its foothold in a world dominated by the Micromaxes, Xolo’s and the Karbonn’s Gionee has come up with its newest launch – the GPad G3.
Featuring a 5.5 inch, 854*480 pixel, LCD display, the Gionee GPad G3 is powered by a Mediatek Cortex A7 SoC housing a quad core processor running at 1.2 Ghz. The important bit to be noticed here is the fact that the device only gets 512 MB of RAM which I must say is on the lower side. But then this is one of the prices you pay from getting more phone for less money. Nevertheless, I am hopeful that as and when the device gets the Android 4.4 update, the performance should improve – thanks to its better performance on slower hardware. The internal memory is limited to 4 GB which you would have to expand further using micro SD cards.
The device features a 5 megapixel main camera with the capability to record movies in HD. It is unclear at this time if it can capture full D videos, though. The front VGA camera should suffice for basic video calling and skyping.
Like other phones on it class, this one is a Dual SIM handset with support for 3G and EDGE. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB and GPS. It currently runs Android 4.2 JellyBean and we are hopeful of an update to 4.4 KitKat soon.
Powering this phablet is a 2250 mAH battery that is slightly on the lower side for a device this size. But then, thanks to the processor not being very power hungry, it would not be wrong to expect the G Pad G3 to last an entire day of nominal usage.
The G Pad G3 is now on sale for Rs. 9999 on Gionee’s own Estore