As 2017 begins, we already have an awesome, dazzling entry to the list of premium smartphones. It's manufactured by Gionee, a company not known for such premium offerings. It's often re-branded as BLU, in some markets like the US. Anyway, let's take a look at the super expensive and classy Gionee M2017.
The phone is all about the design! I do they need to say much about how flashy this phone is. The solid gold plated metal frame, a frilled top and bottom sections, give this phone a unique touch of luxury. The phone is a bit on the thicker side though, coming at 10 mm. The back has those dual cameras, clamped around by a neat gold plate. There is a clear cut fingerprint sensor on the front, which screams 'symmetry'. The whole phone is amazingly made, like it should be. It is, after all, a glamorous show-piece of luxury.
The display is also a super crisp 5.7 inch QHD AMOLED panel at 515 ppi. It's super bright and vibrant, one of the better ones out there. The curvature of this display glass reminds me a lot of the galaxy note 7.( Everything reminds me of the note!)
Under the hood, this phone quite a unique beast.
It's powered by a 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 653 pro octacore CPU
6 GB of DDR4 RAM
128 GB of base model storage, non expandable.
Adreno 510 GPU
A ludicrous 7000 mAh battery!
It has 2 nano SIM slots and supports global LTE. There's also a 256 GB variant, if you have some extra cash to burn. Speaking of cash, the M2017 costs about $1050 for base 128 GB model. Higher one costs about $1200.
Anyway, we all know who this phone is made for. Only the very richest can afford such an unnecessary luxury. But it's nice to see a company such as Gionee take a swing at the ultra premium and limited edition smartphones' market.