Size zero: Gionee S5.1 vs Oppo R5

| Updated 30 Jan 2015

It's China versus China. Slim versus the slimmest. 5.1 versus 4.9. We put the two slimmest smartphones against each other and check out which offers a better package. The Gionee S5.1 or the Oppo R5.


Head to head the Gionee S5.1 has a thickness of 5.1mm and the Oppo R5 marginally beats it with 4.9mm. However in the real practical world, they both seem to have the smae thickness. (S5.1=1 vs R5=1)


The Oppo R5 offers a metal frame and back panel which gives it a more premium look when compared to the slippery glass back of the Gionee S5.1. (S5.1=1 vs R5=2)


The S5.1 offers a full 3.5mm audio jack which the R5 does not. So everytime you want to plug in your earphones on the R5, you will have to plug it via a bundled microUSB to AUX cable. This can be an issue when you want to charge the phone and listen to music at the same time. (S5.1=2 vs R5=2)


The camera on the R5 bulges out which raises the whole device from one corner. On the other hand the S5.1 is completely flat which no bulges whatsoever. (S5.1=3 vs R5=2)


Thanks to the metal body and a sharp and sturdy design, the R5 feels much better to hold and doesn't slip out of your hand like S5.1. (S5.1=3 vs R5=3)


The R5 has a superior hardware than the S5.1 and when compared head to head on benchmark testing, the R5 did prove to be the better in raw performance. (S5.1=3 vs R5=4)


Specifications (Gionee S5.1 vs Oppo R5)

Display: 4.8-inch 1280x720 (306ppi) vs 5.2-inch 1920x1080 resolution (423ppi)
Battery: 2050mAh vs 2000mAh
Storage: 16GB vs 16GB
Camera: 8MP vs 13MP
SoC: MediaTek MT6592 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
CPU:1.7Ghz octa-core vs 1.5 GHz quad-core + 1 Ghz quad-core
GPU: Mali-450MP4 vs Adreno 405
RAM: 1GB vs 2GB
Operating system: Android 4.4.2 vs Android 4.4.4
Price: 18,500 vs 29,990


So the final score comes down to R5 scoring 6 points and the S5.1 scoring 3.The R5 is definitely better than the Gionee S5.1, but it is overpriced with a price tag of Rs. 29,990 and you basically pay more for the slim design and a better performing hardware.


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