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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 Lite Gionee A1
2G Network GSM
850
900
1800
1900
GSM 850
900
1800
1900
3G Network HSDPA
850
900
1900
2100
HSDPA
850
900
1900
2100
4G Network LTE 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)
Camera 20MP Front camera
13 rear camera
16MP front camera
13 rear camera
Processor Octa-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 RAM 32GB internal storage
3GB RAM
64GB Internal storage
4GB RAM
OS Android OS, v7.0
Amigo UI
Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Amigo UI
GPU up to 32 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) Mali-T860MP2
MicroSD card Up to 64GB
(Dedicated slot)
up to 256GB
Hybrid SIM
Battery 4000mAh battery
With MicroUSB
No Fast charge
4010mAh battery
With MicroUSB
Fast charge
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified)
Screen IPS 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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16 comments on “Gionee A1 Lite Unboxing: Premium Specs at An Affordable Price?

  1. Great review as always. The no bad sha but a bezel-less display would have made the phone more awesome.

  2. Covenant Oyetade says:

    Well, what else am I to look for? It quite packs a punch! Solid device, I must say. It’s just that, I’m not sure if I still would like to use a phone with sealed back cover. I’ve had a very unpalatable experience with one before. Asides that, Gionee A1 Lite specs really makes sense.
    This is such a great review. Well done, sis.

  3. Kelvin says:

    Lol, I watched it yesterday MT. You are truly one helluv an editor. The review was okay.

  4. Amir says:

    This phone should give other phones in that price category a knockout. Wonderful inboxing. I will like to see a comparison between gionee A1 lite, infinix s2 pro and tecno camon cx

  5. KingAbsolute says:

    Awesome device, above average specs, but one can only wonder why the price tag is high, is it really worth that?

    1. Chimezie says:

      How will you say the price tag is high? Mbok what would say about s2 pro or techno canon cx

  6. franklin says:

    misstechy pls i want you to comparism, heat test and battery life test just lyk what you did in your tecno camon c7 review…! best tech blog ever!!!

  7. Shedrack says:

    One thing is certain about gionee they have a better hardware but their software somehow lags.. I use gionee and I know what am saying.Nice review!!.. Misstechy we will love to see a comparison between Infinix Note4 pro and infinix S2 pro

    1. Augustine says:

      I hear people complain that Gionee phones do lag but I use the M5 Plus and it’s smooth with zero problem.

      1. Shedrack says:

        from marathon M3 to M5 mini it’s like fry pan to fire but I love the ruggedness… gionee lover

  8. Augustine says:

    Gionee all day.
    Commenting from Entclass Blog

  9. פN∀q⅄∀ʞ ɨֆ ᏰᏗᏖᎷᏗᏁ says:


    Really great effects. Musta been time consuming to get those things right. *Doffs 🎩*
    Now it’s remaining for you to fly on top broom. #TechWitch

  10. OBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, LIKE I WILL ALWAYS SAY, GIONEE BUILDS GREAT PHONE 📱 AND SOLID HARDWARE. ALTHOUGH, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HAVING MY RESERVATIONS FOR THE AMIGO OS.
    I THINK THIS IS GOOD FOR THE PRICE, BUT THE RESOLUTION WOULDN’T KILL GIONEE’S PROFITS NOR THE USERS IF IT COMES IN FULL HD…

  11. Mubarak says:

    You have done a great job misstechy. Keep up with your creativity and the sky will be your beginning. Wink.

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