Chinese smartphone maker, Gionee has released a budget handset Pioneer P2S in India.
The new Gionee phone sports 4.0-inch WVGA screen and houses 1.3GHz Cortex A7 dual-core CPU, ARMA Mali-400 MP GPU, 512 MB RAM, 4GB in-built storage (expandable up to 32GB), 5.0-megapixel main camera, 0.3-megapixel snapper on the front and 1600 mAh battery which can run the phone up to 12.5 hours talk-time and close to 346 hours under standby time.
The Pioneer PS2 has been priced ₹6,499 and will be available in three color variants –blue, yellow and red.
Though Pioneer P2S is competitively priced similar to the popular Moto E, the former still falls short in couple of prime areas like OS and RAM capacity, it ships with outdated Android v4.2 jelly Bean and has just 512MB physical memory and comparatively Motorola boasts latest Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS (v4.4.3 awaited this weekend) and sumptuous 1GB RAM. Even domestic players Micromax Unite 2, Lava Iris X1 and Xolo Q600s have similar specifications for similar price tag. One saving grace is that, Gionee phone comes with secondary camera on the front, which Moto E lacks.
[Also read : Motorola Moto E vs. Lava Iris X1 vs. Micromax Unite 2 vs. Xolo Q600s: Specifications Comparison]
Key Specifications of Gionee Pioneer P2S:
|Model||Gionee Pioneer P2S|
|Display||4.0-inch WVGA screen with 800x480p resolutions|
|OS||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.3GHz Cortex A7 dual-core CPU|
|GPU||ARM Mali 400 MP|
|Storage capacity||4GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED cameraFront: 0.3-megapixel (VGA) camera|
|Battery||1600 mAh;Talk time: up to 12.5 hours (2G) & 9 hours (3G)Standby time: 346 hours|
|Network||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) A-GPS, FM Radio, microSD card slot, EDGE/GPRS|
|Dimensions||126.0 x 64.0 x 9.3 mm|
[Image Credit: Gionee India]
Key Specifications of Motorola Moto G, Lava Iris X1, Micromax Unite 2 and Xolo Q600s:
|Model||Motorola Moto E||Lava Iris X1||Micromax Unite 2 A106||Xolo Q600s|
|Display||4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3Pixel density: 256 ppi (pixels per inch)||4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) IPS screen with laminationPixel density: 217 ppi||4.7-inch WVGA (480x800p) IPS screen||4.5-inch qHD (960x540p) IPS OGS screenPixel density: 244 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS (guaranteed to get one major software update)||Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU (with 400MHz Adreno 302 GPU)||1.2GHz quad-core CPU||1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor with Mali 400 MP2 GPU(chipset type: MT6582M)||1.2GHz Broadcom quad-core processor with 312 MHz Videocore IV GPU(Chipset: BCM 23550)|
|Storage capacity||4GB, expandable up to 32GB||4GB, expandable up to 32GB||4GB, expandable up to 32GB||4GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera (no flash)Front : no camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, auto-focus with multi-element lensFront: 2.0-megapixel with multi element lens||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flashFront: 2.0-megapixel camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recordingFront: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera|
|Battery||1980 mAh (Li-Ion);Can provide power for close to 24 hours under mixed media usage||1800 mAh (Li-Ion)||2000 mAh;Talk time: up to 8 hoursStandby time: close to 190 hours||2000 mAh;Talk time: up to 24 hours (2G) & 11 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 449 hours (2G) & 400 hours (3G)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (micro), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0, microSD card slot, FM radio,||Dual-SIM (GSM+WCDMA) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB connectivity, EDGE/GPRS, A-GPS for navigation,||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card, micro-USB, come pre-loaded with 21 India languages.||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB v2.0, Assisted GPS,|
|Dimensions||124.8x 64.8 x 12.3 mm||134.0 x 66.0 x 8.9 mm||--------------||136.5 x 68.0 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight||142 g||138 g||--------------||------------|