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Gionee A1 Lite Unboxing: Premium Specs at An Affordable Price?

Want to hear something funny? I thought I had published this post yesterday, but I just realized it was published in dreamland.

Apologies people! And say hello to the Gionee A1 Lite. This thing packs a lot in the specs department,

Gionee A1 LiteGionee A1
2G NetworkGSM
850
900
1800
1900
GSM 850
900
1800
1900
3G NetworkHSDPA
850
900
1900
2100
HSDPA
850
900
1900
2100
4G NetworkLTE band 1(2100),
3(1800), 7(2600),
38(2600), 39(1900),
40(2300), 41(2500)
LTE band 1(2100),
3(1800), 7(2600),
38(2600),
39(1900),
40(2300),
41(2500)
Camera20MP Front camera
13 rear camera
16MP front camera
13 rear camera
ProcessorOcta-core 1.3 GHz
Cortex-A53,
Mediatek MT6753
Octa-core
(4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
& 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53),
Mediatek MT6755
Helio P10
Storage and RAM32GB internal storage
3GB RAM
64GB Internal storage
4GB RAM
OSAndroid OS, v7.0
Amigo UI
Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Amigo UI
GPUup to 32 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)Mali-T860MP2
MicroSD cardUp to 64GB
(Dedicated slot)
up to 256GB
Hybrid SIM
Battery4000mAh battery
With MicroUSB
No Fast charge
4010mAh battery
With MicroUSB
Fast charge
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified)
ScreenIPS LCD Screen,
HD Display
Amoled Screen
FHD Display

And with the price tag of N70,000, you’d begin to wonder if there is something fishy about the device. But so far, there isn’t!

 

Here is my unboxing video. (Spoilers: I used a lot of magic in this video):

 

 

The Gionee A1 lite’s back is made of metal and plastic in front. And in front, you have the LED flash, the sensor and the 20MP front facing camera:

It doesn’t come with physical buttons, so, you are getting capacitive buttons that don’t light up:

 

At the back you get to see the 13MP back facing camera, dual LED flash, and your fingerprint sensor:

By the way, it has a slight camera bump:

The speaker grills have also been placed at the back of the device:

 

To the left side of the device, there is the SIM card slot which houses the dedicated SD card slot, something that is lacking in the Gionee A1:

 

And you don’t get any port on top of the device because all the ports have been placed beneath:

 

Lest I forget, the back cover is not removable, same as the 4000mAh battery:

As for the display, you are getting IPS LCD screen along with an HD display and like I mentioned in the video, I don’t understand why the two devices I have reviewed come with HD displays, but that is what you get with the Gionee A1 lite:

On the weight side of things, the Gionee A1 lite is light!

 

As for the exact weight, it weighs about 163g.

As seen in the specs above, this device uses the Amigo UI 4.0, something completely different from what you are used to seeing on the Android OS (More on this in my full review):

 

With that in the mix, you are getting about 23GB of internal storage:

 

There you have it! My first unboxing and impression of the Gionee A1 lite. 

Let me know what you want to see in the full review, maybe a comparison?

Overall, let me know what you think about the Gionee A1 lite and yeah, also watch the video to show me some love.  (P.S. This is a modest way of saying you should watch the video because it took a lot to make it 🙁 )

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