Gionee Elife S5.5L with Snapdragon 400 and 4G LTE is 5.75mm thin

By June 29th, 2014 AT 11:16 AM

As per GizChina, Gionee has made some changes to the Elife S5.5 which we reviewed recently. The new Gionee Elife S5.5L, as it is being referred, has a new processor and a larger battery. Gionee has now used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC instead of the octa-core MediaTek MT6592 SoC. Also, it now features a larger 2450 mAh battery, making the S5.5L slightly thicker at 5.75mm.

[Note: We’ve reached out to Gionee about the existence of Elife S5.5L and they confirmed that they are indeed working on 4G LTE model of the S5.5 but they did not reveal its model number.]

This change has supposedly happened due to supply shortage of MT6592 chipsets from MediaTek. So Gionee had to shift to Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. But this means that it will use a moderate Adreno 305 GPU instead of a relatively powerful Mali-450MP4 GPU which was used in the MediaTek version. Would Adreno 305 GPU suffice to a screen with full HD resolution? I am afraid it will affect the graphics and image processing as well as gaming performance.

But on a positive side, this means that it would have a better chance of getting the Android 4.4 KitKat sooner than later.

Gionee Elife S5.5L Specifications

  • 5 inch Super AMOLED display, capacitive multi touch, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, quad-core ARM Cortex A7, Adreno 305 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage
  • 13MP camera, Sony Exmor R sensor, LED flash, full HD 1080p video recording (24fps)
  • 5MP front-facing camera, 95° wide-angle, full HD 1080p video recording
  • Amigo 2.0 UI (based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean)
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS and microUSB v2.0 port

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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Just bought this phone (s5.5L) and Im now looking for custom roms for it since google play store cannot install anything (always force close when download completes). I’ve seen pages that claim cyanogenmod is supported on this phone, but that is a lie. Its not in their device list. Does anyone else have this phone? Please post if you have the chinese version with google play working or a custom rom for it.


Kanaga Deepan N
Kanaga Deepan N

Why Snapdragon 400? Why NOT Snapdragon 600, like in US version of Galaxy S4? Snapdragon 600 must be relatively cheaper now as flagships are NOT using them now…

Tremerin Dsouza
Tremerin Dsouza

You spoke my mind,for months i wanted to discuss the snapdragon 600 non usage.
Why can’t manufacturers use it at higher mid range ie rs

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