Gionee Marathon M3 Philippines Price Php 7,999 : Has a Big 5,000 mAh Battery Pack!

Belexis Concepts Inc., the official and exclusive distributor of Gionee smartphones in the Philippines, has officially launched the Gionee Marathon M3 midrange handset across the country -- just in time for your New Year gadget shopping!

Gionee Marathon M3
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With official price tag of Php 7,999, the Marathon M3 is not particularly the most affordable quad core Android phone with a 5-inch HD IPS display that you can get in the market -- but its rather hefty SRP could be explained by the one incredible feature that truly sets it apart from all others in its price echelon.

Gionee Marathon M3

You see, Gionee Marathon M3 is powered by a monster 5,000 mAh Li-Po battery pack giving it a greatly extended uptime -- a whopping one month and 3 days of standby time and more than two days of talk time! Believe it!

Currently, the only other smartphone with such large battery that's now available in the Philippines is the flagship-level THL T5000 by Novo7Tech, which sells for Php 11,990 as it comes with better innards, headlined by the 2 GHz Octa Core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage, and has a 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera and 5 MP front cam combo.

In comparison, Gionee Marathon M3 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS skinned by Amigo UI with its Quad Core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 and Mali 400 based MediaTek MT6582 chipset, handles multitasking with 1 GB of RAM, and only has 8 GB of internal storage. As for imaging, it has an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash at the back and a 2 MegaPixel front cam.

Is this the right phone for you? Well, if you're a mobile warrior and you need a fairly powerful Android smartphone that can stay powered on and grinding for days on end away from an electrical outlet, Gionee Marathon M3 would be perfect for you. Personally, I think that at Php 7,999, this handset is already a steal. I own several Gionee phones and they're all very well-made. I recommend this release. Check it out, TP Friends!

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Gionee Marathon M3
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions144.5 x 71.5 x 10.4 mm
Weight 180.3 grams
Available Colors White, Black
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat skinned by Amigo UI
Display 5 inches (~294 ppi pixel density), 720 x 1280 pixels, IPS, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Mali-400 GPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB, expandable via microSD card slot
Camera Main: 8 MegaPixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front: 2 MegaPixels front camera
Video Capture Main: Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Front: HD 720p (to be confirmed)
Audio and Video Playback MP4, H.264, H.263, MP3, WAV, eAAC+ player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery
Uptime 33 Days of Standby, 2.125 Days of Talk Time
Value-Added Features Very large battery, Amigo UI, affordable price tag
Announcement Philippines: December 2014
Availability Philippines: December 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 7,999