The defining characteristic of Gionee Elife S5.5 is that it is thin. Really thin. At 5.5mm the worlds thinnest smartphone.Gionee has updated is Android operating system from 4.2 to kitkat 4.4. The update weighs 865MB. It has brought some minor UI changes. It has a flatter look with animation. The notification has been redesigned completely. There is couple of pre-installed app including BBM. The desktop layout has been changed along with a DU speed booster tool to speed up operations. The updates includes android upgrade to kitkat, new desktop layout, removed the world cricket championship, added DU for faster operation, updated with brand new UI interface, updated game zone with new UI design. The update is available OTA over the air.
The shiny gloss black has a glossy finish and has a small raised strip at the left that has a camera lens and an LED flash. The left edge has the volume rocker and power keys. The opposite edge has a SIM card slot. The 3.5mm headset jack is at the bottom edge and USB port at the top. It has three touch sensitive buttons for menu, home and back. The phone comes with 16GB storage, it does not support micro SD card slot. This means you will have to live with the limited storage capacity of the phone. The front and back consists of Corning Gorilla glass 3 edged with aluminum. There are two different color available black and white. The looks are very attractive and stylish. The thin design is impressive.
Hardware and Display
It comes with Octa core processor and 1.7GHz clocked with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. It has 5 inch display. The display is very sharp, text looks great.
It is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the user interface felt pretty smooth and responsive.
Gione Elife comes with 13 mega pixel rear camera and is supported by flash. The 5 mega pixel front facing camera good for selfie.
The phone comes with 2300mAh battery which can take you through one day of mixed usage.
Connectivity on device include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0.
The device is comfortable in hand easy to slide in and fits the pocket. The user interface is simple and easy to use. It has a premium built quality and brilliant display.