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Meet the Phone That Wants to Take on the Camon CX Air and the Infinix Note 4.

Gionee has an answer to the Tecno Camon CX Air and the Note 4, the name?
The Gionee X1s.

Do watch the video to show some support (it’s not easy editing videos or creating them in the first place).

With that said, here is the written unboxing:

GIONEE X1s UNBOXING

 
If you have ever used a Gionee phone, especially from the midrange line, then the Gionee X1s package shouldn’t come as a surprise because it looks exactly the same as other packages in their midrange line.

And when you peel off the wraps (and open the lid):

You should see the Gionee X1s:

I got the black color variant, it is available in gold, but if you were to ask me, I’d say go for the black because of the black display. 

This aside, and digging deeper you should see the usual stuff:

There is the leather case which I like:

Powering this immediately reveals the bezels:

And I wonder which phone manufacturer from the midrange line would be the first to give us a bezel-less display in Nigeria, fingers crossed on that one.

Now that the phone is set up, you should see fully see the 5.2 HD display on the Gionee X1s, the same HD display as the Note 4.

 
Placements are like this — you have the earphone jack on top:

MicroUSB port beneath:

Volume and power button on the right side:

Nano SIM cards as well as the MicroSD card slot on the left:

At the back is the 13MP back camera, a single LED flash, fingerprint sensor:

And beneath all of that is the speaker grills.

Moving to the front of the device, the Gionee X1s is equipped with a 16MP front-facing camera. Which I tried to test out in my video:

You also have the selfie flash, proximity, and notification sensor, and beneath, you have the physical buttons which do not light up:

Specification-wise, other than the difference in front camera and storage, the Gionee X1s is pretty much the same as the Gionee A1 lite, which I reviewed some weeks back.

 
As for the build, this is a metallic build:

With Gorilla Glass 3 protection in front.

The back is not a fingerprint magnet, but it looks like it’s going to be a stain magnet.

Asides from the Gorilla glass protection, you also have a screen guard, to further protect the screen.

With 2017 being the death of the bezels, the bezels on the X1s (and the Note 4 and the Phantom 8 and yeah, I could go on and on) might disappoint some folks
And while I don’t deny that they make the phone look older, I don’t think it affects the general usability of the phone — I was able to hit all the four corners of the device with one hand — of course, the size helped — plus, the X1s feels comfortable in the hand, it is also light coming in at 165g.

So there you have it, my unboxing of the Gionee X1s — the little guy that wants to take on the Camon CX air and the Note 4.
Do you think it can, though?
 

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21 comments on “Meet the Phone That Wants to Take on the Camon CX Air and the Infinix Note 4.

  1. KingAbsolute says:

    Nothing special about the design, but the metallic body issa plus.
    Nice camera, just like Camon CX.
    Gionee always goes in hard, this X1s is good but I don’t think it’ll compete with Note 4 pro.

    1. hussaini says:

      I disagree with You bro, the battery capacity of tecno has nothing to write home about, in terms of Good battery capacity Gionee still remain the best among other products

    2. hussaini says:

      I disagree with You bro, the battery capacity of tecno has nothing to write home about, in terms of Good battery capacity Gionee still remain the best among other products.

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    …WELL, GIONEE KNOWS HOW TO BUILD STRONG 💪 AND DURABLE PHONES. THE BATTERY 🔋 WILL NOT DISAPPOINT AND COMING WITH NOUGAT, I THINK ITS A GOOD OFFERING THAT WILL BE HINGED ON GOOD PRICING…

  3. Kelvin says:

    It’s an okay phone. Read about it like a week ago.

  4. That_smart_GUY says:

    The infinix zero 5 will give us bezel less and nice review.

    1. are you kidding me….
      iNFINIX wants to go bezelless, oya lets wait and see na

  5. fhem says:

    Any products from gionee is okay too me + the specs are okay for midrange phones compared to what we get from tecno nd infinix. How much is it?

  6. Kaybang says:

    “Do watch the video to show some support.”
    Where’s your Xbox when you need it? Now’ll have to watch on smartphone.

    “it’s not easy editing videos or creating them in the first place.” 😿

  7. Kay says:

    Now that the phone is set up, you should see fully see the 5.2 HD display on the Gionee X1s, the same HD display as the Note 4.

    This paragraph is confusing. 🤔

    1. hussaini says:

      That is in comparism between Gionee and Infinix Note 4

  8. Edu says:

    It’s a good phone…but it dosent stand a change against the phantom 8

  9. hassan says:

    The device is nice but i dont think it will be abtle to with stand the competition against note 4 and camon cx and even the specs of the gionee are just managable,like i said before it woun’t be able jn

  10. hassan says:

    The device is nice but i dont think it will be abtle to with stand the competition against note 4 and camon cx and even the specs of the gionee are just managable,like i said before it woun’t be able with stand note4 and cx.love to get more on this blog.

  11. hussaini says:

    I disagree with You guys tecno cx is nothing to write home about the battery capacity is not worth using, sha i keep my fingers crossed, just waiting for the phone to be Launch Here in nigeria.

  12. hussaini says:

    I disagree with You guys tecno cx is nothing to write home about the battery capacity is not worth using, sha i keep my fingers crossed, just waiting for the phone to be Launch Here in nigeria

  13. Adebayo Eniola says:

    This device is not close to the Camon CX apart from the 3gb ram.

  14. Addybaba says:

    Hmm… I’m yet to see a phone that’s fun to use and elegant in style. Can’t I get a phone that makes me happy?

  15. Ifesinachi says:

    Between note4 and this GIONEE X1s which one should i go for please

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      What are you looking for the most?

  16. presley says:

    Any issues with this phone?

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