Meet the Gionee Pioneer P2!
Gionee, a successful Chinese gadget manufacturer, is looking to step up their game here in the Philippines. Aside from their flagship, the Gionee ELife E6, they’re also pushing budget-friendly offerings like the Gionee Pioneer P2. The device sells for Php4,499 and packs a dual-core processor, HSPA+ connectivity, and a generous 1,700mAh battery.
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Here are the rest of the specifications:
Gionee Pioneer P2 Spec Sheet
- 1.3 GHz dual core processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 4 inch WVGA TFT display (480 x 800 pixels) 233 ppi
- 5 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash
- 0.3 (VGA) megapixel front facing camera
- HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
- 1,700 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jellybean
- Price: P4,499
Not to shabby! Let’s move on to the unboxing!
Packaging and Unboxing
The Gionee Pioneer P2 comes in a big red carton box. Upon opening it we were greeted by the Pioneer P2 covered in plastic and a screen protector. We peeled both of the layers off, picked up the phone, got a feel for it, and set it aside first. We then delved deeper into the box and found the ff: black jellycase, screen protector, charger, USB cable, manuals, warranty card, and the headset. Always love it when they put in “freebies”, hehe.
By the way, we were surprised that the manufacturer had a 1,700 mAh battery which is quite larger than usual for a 4-inch device and a dual core processor. We have high hopes of a good battery life on this one.
Now let’s go on with the device. The chassis was built entirely of plastic with the back having a soft matte finish which makes the phone comfortable to hold. All the ports and button are usually placed where they are – micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack is at the top, power button on the right, volume controls at the left. VGA front camera and sensors above the screen, and the 5 megapixel camera with LED flash at the back. Overall, the phone is well built and has a solid feel with no creaks.
When we turned on with the device, we were greeted by a customized UI over Android 4.2 Jellybean which has cartoonish looking icons. Not really a fan of the design but it’s good to note that the 4-inch WVGA screen is bright and vibrant. Powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core CPU and 512MB RAM, there were very minimal stutters and lags but we think once we start testing out all the usual graphics intensive apps the phone will start having some issues with performance.
Full Review Coming Soon
So far everything is good with the device. We will use it for a few days, download a launcher, games, test the large 1,700 mAh battery and lastly the camera. Expect the full review next week.