The Chinese smartphone brand Gionee is continuing to introduce more budget smartphones to the Nigerian market after releasing a few smartphones last year due to bankruptcy, however, the company is quite picking up. The company has launched the Gionee S12 Lite to target those who want a big screen and long-lasting battery. The Gionee S12 Lite price in Nigeria is expected to start from N55,000.
Now, the company has been launching quite a several smartphones, pushing the competition to gain momentum by providing decent hardware at competitive prices. Can the Gionee S12 Lite survive in this extremely competitive price segment?
A 6.5-inch HD+ dewdrop fullscreen with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution and 80.9 percent screen-to-body ratio is equipped for Gionee S12 Lite. On paper, the resolution and display type may not appeal to users, but when you consider the price, it seems okay. This device is best for those who watch a lot of movies or stream videos on Youtube. It will work perfectly for that. Although I didn’t notice Wdevine L1 certification on the specs sheet an this is concerning because you will not be able to play HD videos on Amazon Prime Video or Netflix.
Gionee S12 Lite features a triple camera setup consisting of a 13MP main lens, a 5MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. An 8MP sits up front for selfies.
The device operates on the Android 10 operating system and is driven by a MediaTek Helio A25 processor. The Helio A25 from MediaTek is an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor that operates up to 1.8GHz and it is combined with the IMG PowerVR GE8320-class graphics processor. it’s a decent processor for everyday use and casual gaming.
A 5,000mAh battery is provided for fueling the device and this can surely give you a day’s worth of use with moderate gaming, web surfing, making calls, etc.
|Announced Date||29th September2020|
|Release Date||October 2020|
|Dimensions||166.2 x 76.3 x 8.4 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.5 inches HD+ IPS LCD|
20:9 aspect ratio
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Pixel Density||269 PPI|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)|
Support [email protected]/60fps video recording
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G. 4G|
Supports Dual nano-SIM
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, BT 4.2, Hotspot,|
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Radio
Ambient light sensor
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 4,000 mAh|
-USB: MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
-Fast battery charging: No
-Wireless Charging: No
-Reverse charging: No
|Colors||Blue, Green, Gray|
|Price||Starts from To be announced|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Gionee S12 Lite in Nigeria & availability
Gionee hasn’t mentioned the pricing of the device but we estimate Gionee S12 Lite price in Nigeria to range between N55,000 – N65,000. The company is yet to release the device despite claiming it will be available by 1st week of October. Nevertheless, we are expecting an update from Gionee before next week.
The Gionee S12 Lite is actually a pretty good device with a decent battery and a widescreen for watching movies. Although the quality of the camera and the overall performance are not impressive at least on paper, however, it shouldn’t be a big concern for a user who is looking for a cheap device.
If you are switching from a similarly priced phone that is over a year old or if this is your first smartphone and you don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket, then the Gionee S12 Lite is a decent budget smartphone that you will enjoy. However, if your budget is flexible you can consider other choices on the market like Realme C3 which is better suited for camera quality and performance.
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