Gionee Elife S5.1 vs Elife S5.5 specs


The Gionee Elife S5.5 has been a bit hit among buyers and yesterday we saw the launch for India of the even slimmer Elife S5.1. This phone’s release for India was officially announced and it will go on sale next week. Many potential buyers may be wondering how it differs from the established Elife S5.5, and with that in mind we’re giving readers a Gionee Elife S5.1 vs. Elife S5.5 specs comparison.

The new Elife S5.1 is extremely slim, as reflected in its title, but does it live up to expectations in the way of specs? They are similar in pricing and we’ll compare the key specs so that you can see what they each have to offer. It’s worth remembering that these are both single SIM handsets.

Both phones have a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor and Mali-450MP4 graphics.

The Elife S5.1 has a 4.8-inch AMOLED display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 306 ppi. The Elife S5.5 has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 resulting in 441 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The Elife S5.1 has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable internal storage. The Elife S5.5 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable internal storage.

Camera arrangement
The S5.1 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording capability. It also has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The S5.5 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing unit.

The Elife S5.1 has a non-removable 2050 mAh battery while the Elife S5.5 has a non-removable 2300 mAh battery.

Gionee Elife S5.1 vs Elife S5.5

Both phones support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE and microUSB 2.0. The Elife S5.5 also has WiFi Direct.

Operating System
The Elife S5.1 (pictured above) will come running Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. The Elife S5.5 (pictured below) launched on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, now upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Both are skinned with the Amigo 2.0 UI.

Dimensions and Weight
The Elife S5.1 measures 139.8mm x 67.4mm x 5.15mm and weighs a breathtakingly light 97.7g. The Elife S5.5 measures 145.1mm x 70.2mm x 5.6mm and weighs 133g.

The Gionee Elife S5.1 has been launched at Rs. 18,999. The Gionee Elife S5.5 was launched at Rs. 22,999 but can now be found on sale from around Rs. 20,000, bringing the two much close in pricing.

The Elife S5.1 may be a little cheaper than the Elife S5.5 but as far as specs are concerned everything is in favour of the latter. The older Elife S5.5 has a larger display with higher resolution, more RAM, a higher megapixel rear camera, and higher capacity battery. However, the Elife S5.1 is by far the lighter of the two and is also slimmer.

If you want to be seen with the latest sleekest device from Gionee then the Elife S5.1 will get your vote. However, if it’s all about the specs for you then the Elife S5.5 still has more to offer on that score. Will your choice be the Gionee Elife S5.1 or the Elife S5.5?

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