Gionee S8 was one of the various surprises MWC 2016 hold in its first day. The latest flagship phone from the brand is beautiful inside and out.
The “loop full-metal” design the brand keeps on talking about is actually a way of hiding the antennas. If you were bothered by the look of the iPhone 6’s antennas, you’ll appreciate what Gioneed did; they made them surround the full border of the phone and were painted in the exact color of the rest of the body so they’d go unnoticed.
The 5.5″ display with 1080p resolution and full HD, AMOLED screen continues the sleek design of the device, ensuring it’s a gorgeous phone you’d rather wear at your neck, then in your pocket. As far as UI goes, I’ll let you know that this phone comes with Force Touch (pressure sensitivity), on three levels: tocuh to select, tap to preview, press to open.
Under the hood, you’ll find a MediaTek’s octa-core Helio P10 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 3,000 mAh battery and 64GB of internal memory. Impressive, right? Besides these hardware selling points, Gionee is confident it can attract you to its side with camera specs. You can shoot at 16MP with f/1.8 aperture from the rear camera with an added 80% noise reduction and a 40% sensitivity boost from the RWB sensor.
As far as video recording goes, expect Full HD 1080p with multi-dimensional noise reduction and “3D recording”.
If you’re wondering what are the juicy bonuses, the differentiators, let me guide you through the mobile presentation. The Gionee S8 is equipped with Optical Character Recognition, meaning it can recognize written documents, transforming them into PDFs like a scanner. Secondly, if you’re an avid Social Media user, you will surely appreciate the dual WhatsApp support. On this device, you can log into 2 different WhatsApp accounts with your work and personal number.
If Gionee S8 seems tempting enough for you, wait until the end of March to buy it at 449 Euros.