Gionee S11 has joined the likes of Gionee M7 and M7 Power in the list of bezel-less phones that was produced by the Chinese phone maker in 2017. The device has a similar look as the Tecno Phantom 8 in terms of body design.
The Gionee S11 has four cameras in total; two upfront and two at the back with LED flash to complement. It uses the 18:9 screen ratio which literally makes no room for navigation keys, the fingerprint scanner is located at the back.
Gionee S11 Key Specs
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat with Amigo 5.0
- Fingerprint: Back-mounted
- SIM Type: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- 4G LTE: YES
- Screen Size : 5.99 Inches Full HD IPS Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels (403 PPI)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex A53
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal Storage: 64 GB
- External: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- Back Camera: 16MP + 5MP dual cameras & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 16MP + 8MP dual Camera
- Battery: Removable 3410 mAh
Gionee S11 Features and Price
Gionee S11 has a 5.99 inches IPS LCD screen with Full HD display resolution of 2160 by 1080 pixels, its Pixel Per-square Inch (PPI) is 403 pixels. The screen has a 2.5D curved edges with a well diminished side bezels, thanks to 18:9 screen ratio.
On the inside is an Octa-core 2.5 GHz (cortex-A53) CPU with a Mediatek Helio P23 chipset, available RAM is an ample 4GB which most certainly allows for a blissful multi-tasking and gaming experience. Gionee S11 uses a Mali-G71 MP2 for graphics processing.
The S11 device from Gionee comes with the Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s Amigo 5.0 skin on top. For device storage, there is a 64 GB ROM which can also be expanded to up to 256 GB via micro SD card but there is no dedicated slot for the SD card so you will be using the SIM 2 slot
In the camera region, Gionee S11 uses a combination of 16 and 5 megapixels at the back with LED flash. Some of the features available are autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. At the front is a combination of another 16 megapixels 8 megapixels cameras with no selfie flash.
Gionee S11 houses a non-removable 3410 mAh battery with fast charging feature, the device supports 4G network as well as 2G and 3G network options. The S11 has Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), connectivity option includes; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5 mm headphone jack and Micro-USB port (allows USB on-the-go).
The Gionee S11 finishes with a metal body in various color options which includes; Moonlight blue, space gold and cherry powder colors. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner below the camera area for faster unlocking of the device.
Gionee S11 price in Nigeria is around 136,000 naira which translates to 380 USD. The S11 is expected to be available in China from from December, the actual date for it’s availability is yet to be confirmed.
Gionee S11 Best Alternatives
Gionee S11 best alternative could be the Gionee M7, it has similar bezel-less screen. There are other good Android phones with edge-to-edge screen; like Xiaomi Mix, Essential Phone and even the Samsung Galaxy S8 all have good offers for their price money. There are also other low-end Android phones with infinity display like the Oukitel C8.
Gionee S11 Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Status||Exp. release 2017, December|
|Dimensions||– 159.5 x 77.7 x 7.8 mm|
– Weight: 165g
|Colors||Moonlight blue, space gold and cherry powder colors|
|Type||IPS LCD FHD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with multi-touch (up to 5 fingers)|
|Size||5.99 inches, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square Inch (2.5 curved glass)|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||Up to 256 GB with micro SD (uses SIM 2)|
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat with Amigo 5.0|
|Processors||– Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53|
– Mediatek Helio P23 chipset
– Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS up to 3.1 Mbps|
|3G||HSPA – 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Infared | NFC||– | –|
|USB||microUSB 2.0 (USB On-The-Go)|
|Primary||– Dual 16 MP + 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash|
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
|Secondary||16MP + 8MP dual front camera|
|Capacity||Removable Li-Po 3410 mAh battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio: Yes (Radio recording)|
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||About 136,000 naira (380 USD)|