In this smartphone confrontation, the LG G3 meets the slimmest smartphone on the planted, the Gionee Elife S5.5. However, just because it is very slim does not mean that it lacks the specifications and features to brawl with the best of them. Let’s see how it does against this LG device, which is also a tough nut to crack on the smartphone market. The Elife S5.5 starts as a fan favorite on the Asian and Middle East markets.
The Gionee Elife S5.5 showcases an iPhone-like appearance, with dual glass layering of its ultra slim body. The slimmest device available comes with Corning Gorilla Glass on both the front and the rear of the smartphone, to make sure that it won’t crack at the slightest impact. The stylish body wraps around a 5 inch display, operating at a pretty high resolution of 1080 x 1920, with a 441 ppi pixel density which definitely classifies the handset’s screen as “high quality”. However, it isn’t the best configuration available, as the LG G3 proves with its clearly superior display. The larger 5.5 inch screen operates at a 2560 x 1440 resolution and an insanely greater pixel resolution, 535 ppi.
Hardware and Software
If this were a race, the Elife S5.5 would be the one constantly blowing in its opponent’s neck, but always finishing second in the end. The LG device manages to take the lead on specifications, with its dual core processors clocked at 2.46 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. The Gionee handset comes with a 1.7 GHz octa core chip and the same amount of 2 GB of RAM. The Elife S5.5 would have a chance against the G3 if it weren’t for the old and outdated GPU unit, which is a Media Tek chip. Both devices start out with 16 GB of internal memory, but the LG G3 comes with the possibility of upgrading to up to 128 GB through a microSD card.
The rivalry cools down when the two reach the camera section of the comparison, as both sport the same 13 MP rear lens and 5 MP shooter on the front panel.
All these specifications are kept running by a 2300 mAh battery unit in the case of the Elife S5.5, and a larger 3000 mAh battery unit for the LG G3.
Both devices rely on Google’s Android operating system to manage their hardware, but neither sports a stock version of the software. The LG G3 features the 4.4 KitKat build of the OS, alongside a skin that you can say is a bit out of the ordinary. The Elife S5.5 also uses an altered version of Android. In the Gionee device’s case, the Amigo 2.0 OS is combined with Android Jelly Bean to obtain a new interface.
The Gionee Elife S5.5 is retailed in India for the equivalent of around $361, while you can get the LG G3 for under $600 on Amazon.com.
There are many things I like about LG G3 and some that I cannot move past. 3G and 2G signal in my area is OK on any other phone, I cannot say it is very good but not bad. With LG G3 I lost signal several times and was not an isolated thing because I went in the car and checked with both phones in different areas, Gionee Elife S5.5 does not have problems when LG G3 is losing signal.
Besides what I listed above is a sensation of fragility. Do not get me wrong, the phone is great, but does not inspire safety in every way.