Gionee Steel 3 Specs and Price

The Gionee Steel 3 was among the iteration of almost bezel-less smartphonesreleased in the fall of last year. Despite being a budget smartphone, it doesn’t look the part as it looks very much like a more premium smartphone. It also features a fairly large battery and a list of other features. Does the Gionee Steel 3 qualify as a good buy? Let’s have a look.

 

Gionee Steel 3 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (293 ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU with 3GB
  • 8MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • 32GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • 4G LTE
  • 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery

Gionee Steel 3

Design and Display

At first glance, the Gionee Steel 3 looks pretty much like an high-end smartphone. The smartphone is made from well polished metallic unibody and slim chassis. For a smartphone with a fairly large battery capacity the device doesn’t weigh much at about 170g. It also features an 18:9 aspect ratio with almost bezel-less display.

The Gionee Steel 3 besides the aspect ratio and almost bezel-less display, it  has quite a low resolution. With a 5.7-inch 1440 X 720 display, the smartphone fits right into the low budget smartphone category. It also features a pixel density of 293 ppi.

Battery and Camera

Not too many budget smartphone comes with decent large battery capacity like the Gionee Steel 3. It features a 4, 000mAh Li-Po battery which is non removable and a fast charge feature. This should do well for a little over a day of usage on normal usage.

On the picture taking front, there’s the same camera setup at both sides of the smartphone. In that vein, the Gionee Steel 3 has an 8MP rear camera and 8MP front camera with flash on both sides.

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Hardware and Software

With respect to the smartphone category, the Gionee has a decent SoC. This includes an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon clocking at 1.4GHz max as well as an Adreno 505 GPU. This is enough to give you a fairly smooth performance with respect to gaming, browsing and so on

Also, the Gionee Steel 3 offers 3GB of RAM and a 32GB built-in storage space expandable up to 256GB with the help of a memory card in the second sim slot. It runs on Amigos 5.0 OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat straight from the box.

Pricing and Availability

The Gionee Steel 3 is available for sale in a number of online stores and smartphone outlets. It has the price tag ranging from 75, 000 naira to about 87, 000 based on your location and the deal.

Gionee Steel 3 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Gionee Steel 3:

General Features

  • Platform: Amigos 5.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Colours: Gold
  • Dimension: 144.7 X 69.8 X 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim

Display

  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels
  • Screen Protection: –

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8GB camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: –
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 720p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 5.76/21Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB 2.0
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Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, A-GPS GPS, BeiDou
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 4, 000mAh Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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