Gionee S8s is a brand new device from Gionee with a wide notch which is dubbed the “Notch Fullview Display”. The device also sports a moderate 5.86-inch display, 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB of expandable storage, dual rear camera setup and a 3000mAh equipped with fast charging which Gionee says will get the phone up to 100% from 0% in less than an hour. It also has a very competitive starting price. Let’s see what the Gionee S8s brings to the table.
Gionee S8s Key Specs
・5.86-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie, 3GB Of RAM
・Octa-core 2.0GHz, MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762)
・32GB built-in storage
・13MP + 5MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera
・3,000mAh non-removable battery
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Gionee S8s Design And Display
The Gionee S8s design and display is pretty basic with nothing out of the ordinary. It has a 5.86-inch display with a wide notch cut out at the top which houses the front-facing camera, speaker grill and proximity sensor. The display itself has an HD 1520 x 720 pixels screen resolution and of course, a 19:9 aspect ratio. There is also a significant amount of chin at the bottom.
At the back of the device is the vertically lined up camera at the top left corner with an LED flash underneath. Fingerprint sensor for biometric Authentication sits at its usual spot at the centre. The overall device is made with plastic as expected in this price bracket. It weighs 167.5 grams and measures 8.75mm in thickness with two colour options; Black and Gold. There are a total of three ports here – Two Nano SIM slots and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Gionee S8s Camera Review
For the rear camera, the Gionee S8s is packed two cameras; a main 13MP shooter which is accompanied by a secondary 5MP depth sensor camera, making portrait mode photos possible. It is also equipped with a dual-LED flash for those low light shots. The front facing camera is a single 8MP camera catering for all the selfies needs.
Gionee S8s Hardware and Software
Insider the Gionee S8s is MediaTek Helio P22 which has an Octa-core Processor clocked at 2.0GHz paired with an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU clocked at 650MHz. There is also 3GB of RAM for smooth multitasking and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded further, up to 128GB via the onboard dedicated microSD slot. This device also runs the latest version of the Android Operating System – Android 9.0 Pie – out of the box which has the Gionee UI slapped on top of course.
Battery & Network Connectivity
Gionee is packed with a 3,000mAh battery which should be able to get you through the day “with ease” according to Gionee. The battery also equipped with fast charging which Gionee boasts will get you a full charge in less than an hour. It has 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, GPS and even a USB Type-C port with support for USB On The Go.
Gionee S8s Price and Availability
The device goes for just N45,500 (which is approximately $120) and is already available on various on and offline stores.
Gionee S8s Full Specifications
- Dimension: 149.1 x 71.65 x 8.75mm
- Material: Plastic
- Weight: 167.5 grams
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 5.86-inch
- Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixels
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) , Octa-core 2.0GHz
- RAM: 3GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB (dedicated slot)
- Primary: 13MP + 5MP – dual-LED flash
- Secondary: 8MP – HDR
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
- NFC: N/A
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 3,000mAh non-removable
- Type: Li-Poly
- Fast Charging: Yes
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: $130 (N46,500)