/Gionee S11 Lite Review: Feels Light, Looks Great but, Shy on OS

Gionee S11 Lite Review: Feels Light, Looks Great but, Shy on OS

Gionee S11 Lite Review

Gionee has been present in the Indian market from a long time and it has a well established reputation among the customers with its smartphones because of its availability and affordability. The company has predominantly focussed on the budget segment which resulted in the popularity of the brand. Further strengthening its budget range segment, the company has recently launched Gionee S11 Lite and F205. We’ve got the S11 Lite for you and will be looking into all the pros and cons of it for your guidance.

Design

The new Gionee S11 Lite is a beautiful looking smartphone with a tall and slender look. The device is light to hold and the size of the phone is compact as well which offers long time usage of the device. The phone has curvy edges at its corners which also help in better grip of the device. The front of the device is dominated by the 18:9 display and above the display lies the selfie camera. The left side of the device has the hybrid SIM tray supporting two SIMs at a same time or a one SIM and one microSD card at same time. At the right side of the phone lies the power button and the volume rockers. At the back of the device lies the dual rear camera which is assisted by the LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is also at the rear side and placed at right place within the easy reach of the fingers. The bottom of the device is sporting the micro USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and speaker grille.

Display

Gionee S11 Lite

The new Gionee S11 Lite has full HD display of 5.7 inch which is wide enough to provide good viewing angles. The display has screen resolution of 720×1440 pixels and screen ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the screen from any damage. The screen offers enough space to enjoy any multimedia or any game comfortably.

Platform

Gionee S11 Lite processor

The processor on board in the new Gionee S11 Lite is Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 octacore 1.4 GHZ Cortex A53 processor. The processor is capable of dealing with any task assigned. Multitasking is very smooth and no apps crashes in between while using them. The interesting feature of S11 Lite is that it possesses powerful RAM which is of 4GB. The 4GB RAM keeps the functioning of the device in check. The processor and the RAM together keep the device functioning at neutral state. The internal storage of the phone is of 32GB which is decent amount on storage size to keep your every possible media, important files, games etc. The internal storage can further be expanded up to 256GB with the help of microSD card which uses SIM 2 slot.

Cameras

Gionee S11 Lite

Gionee always attracted the users with its powerful cameras and this trend is being continued in this latest model as always. The new Gionee S11 Lite is sporting the dual rear camera of 13 Megapixel and 2 Megapixel with an aperture of f/2.2. The rear camera delivers clear and crisp images during daytime taking every detail into consideration. The images captured exhibits great colour preservation as well. The rear camera has LED flash to assist and it comes in to play when the lighting conditions are not preferable. The LED flash allows you to click images even in dark situations. The images captured with the help of LED flash are clear and well detailed but it shows graining when you try to zoom in on something while clicking the pictures. The rear camera also has various features like geo tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. The selfie camera is also very impressive with 16 Megapixel and an aperture of f/2.0. The selfies taken are very clear during the well lighting conditions. The front camera lacks the front LED flash but it has screen flash which comes into action when you are clicking selfies in dark conditions. The screen flash emits enough brightness to lighten up your face to have clear selfies even in dark. This budget range phone in terms of its cameras is very well performing phone and it will draw attention of selfie lovers and of those who wants better images in affordable price range.

Battery

The new Gionee S11 Lite has decent battery power as well which is of 3,030mAh. The battery is non removable in nature. Playing games, enjoying music etc for some hours on the phone won’t cause the battery to be drained out completely you will still have some percent battery left to make throughout the day. The charging speed of the phone is moderate and it was noticed that the charging gets slow if the phone is connected with some other company charger.

Conclusion

The Gionee S11 Lite is another attempt by the company to remain a key player in the smartphone market. The S11 Lite has a beautiful back cover, with dual rear lens and a 16MP Selfie camera, where the front did pretty well when compared to the rear. The 430 QS chipset goes in sync of the device along with an enhanced RAM of 4GB. At Rs 13,999, Gionee did fall short of its competitors, such as Redmi Note 5 Pro, with an outdated OS. Yet, this could be an option if you love a stylish and glossy back cover smartphone to flaunt.

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Haider is an avid writer on technology who loves to try new innovations. He holds a degree in English Journalism from the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. Besides that, he likes to travel and explore new places.

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