Gionee X1s

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Gionee X1s is a selfie camera-focused device with some interesting features in store, one of which is a dual SIM capacity with 4G network option. The device comes with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner unlike the Gionee X1 we saw few months ago.

Gionee X1s was launched in India as an entry smartphone, it holds a bigger battery capacity than its predecessor -the Gionee X1- and sports even larger display size, all for a budget price tag.

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Gionee X1s Key Specs

  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat (Amigo 4.0)
  • Fingerprint: Back-mounted
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE: YES
  • Screen Size : 5.2 Inches HD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (282PPI)
  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6737T
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera with Dual LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP Camera with selfie flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 4000 mAh

Gionee X1s Features Overview

Gionee X1s comes with a 5.2 inches screen mounted up front, the screen has an HD display quality of 720 by 1280 pixels with 282 Pixels Per-square Inch (PPI). For screen protection, there is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.

The device hosts a 13 mega pixels camera at the back with dual LED flash for lighting, the front camera uses a bigger 16 megapixels camera with selfie flash, along with features like Beautified Video and Face Beauty 2.0 making a nice device for selfie lovers.


Gionee X1s comes running on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with Amigo 4.0, 16 GB worth of internal storage space is available on the device which can also be expanded to up to 256 GB with a dedicated micro SD card slot.

At the helm lies a Quad-core 1.5 GHz cortex-A53 CPU, system on chip is a Mediatek MT6737T chipset. The X1s from Gionee has a sufficient 3 GB RAM on board for all your multitasking needs.

The Gionee X1s is powered by a non-removable 4000 mAh battery compared to 3000 mAh on Gionee X1. The X1s supports dual SIM with dual standby and 4G VOLTE network option. Connectivity option includes; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro-USB port.

The X1s finishes with a metal body and available in just Gold and Black colors. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security purposes. Gionee X1s is priced 202 USD which commands about 74,000 naira in Nigeria and 12,999 rupees in India.

Gionee X1s Best Alternatives

For Gionee X1s alternatives, other selfie camera-focused devices like Infinix S2 Pro and Tecno Camon CX Air should be considered, they are entry level smartphones with good features. Gionee also has other Android phones with good camera quality like the Gionee S6s and Gionee S6 Pro.

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Gionee X1s Detailed Specs

2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
4G Network VOLTE LTE
Status Available: September 2017
Dimensions – 150.4 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm
– Weight: 166g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Gold and Black colors
Cover Metal Body
Type HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with multi-touch (up to 5 fingers)
Size 5.2 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 282 Pixels Per-square Inch (Gorilla glass 3)
Memory And OS
Card slot Up to 256 GB with dedicated slot
Internal 16 GB
OS Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo 4.0
Processors – Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
– Mediatek MT6737T chipset
– Adreno 540 GPU
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
2G GPRS up to 3.1 Mbps
3G HSPA – 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G YES, 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
Infared Port YES
USB microUSB 2.0
Primary – 13 MP – phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash (dual tone)
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video  1080p@30fps
Secondary 16 MP, 1080p@30fps with selfie flash
Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio: Yes
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price level About 74,000 naira (202 USD) 12,999 rupees.

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