What was once said for the 4-inch screen devices is now gradually becoming the fate of mobile phones sporting 5-inch displays. The latter are now being overshadowed by even bigger screen handsets which are considered as the ideal gadgets to consume multimedia content.
While we have number of handsets sporting screen sizes in the respectable range of 5.2-inches to 5.7-inches, the focus is now shifting to bigger 6-inch screen handsets. These big-screen mobile devices, or as we call them-phablets are no less than pocket sized TVs that when combined with the affordable 4G internet plans; serve as the ultimate multimedia devices to millennials.
One such handset is Xiaomi Mi Max 2, the big brother of all big screen devices. The phablet sports a humongous 6.44-unch full HD screen and is backed by a powerful 5,300 mAh battery unit. However, the other features of the phablet, i.e. camera and processing power are pretty standard and might not please hardcore smartphone enthusiasts.
This is where Gionee A1 Plus comes in. The phablet not just offers a large screen and big battery unit; it also boasts a capable 20MP selfie camera and a dual-lens rear camera setup to make things interesting in the mid-range price-point. We put the phablet to our standard review process to find out how it performs in everyday life. Here’s what we have to say about the big screen Gionee A1 Plus.
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Display: 6-inch Full HD screen is bright and vivid
Gionee A1 Plus can be the ideal handset for users who spend most of their time in watching videos, reading news/books on their phones or playing games, which is exactly what I did with my review unit. The 6-inch full HD screen on Gionee A1 might not be as big as the 6.44-inch display you get with Xiaomi Mi Max 2, but it is still a better one. I say this because unlike the screen on Mi Max 2, the display on A1 Plus is much less reflective. It delivers a good overall viewing experience where you don’t need to adjust the phone’s position to attain the best view. The 2.5D curved glass protecting the screen very well manages the light and results in better video playback and gaming experience.
And the icing on the cake here is the integration of dual stereo speakers. You can play games and watch a whole season of your favorite series even if you are not carrying a pair of earphones. The audio produced by these speakers (placed at the bottom) is loud and clear. However, some amount of distortion is noticeable at maximum volume.
The display offers a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels resulting in a pixel count of and 367 ppi. Unlike the AMOLED screen on the previous Gionee A1, the A1 Plus uses an IPS LCD panel and offers a balanced colour reproduction. The display settings allow you to tweak the colour balance as per your requirement. A built-in smart eye protection mode is also provided to deliver a comfortable reading and viewing experience while you use the handset in low-light.
Overall, the display on Gionee A1 Plus will certainly please multimedia lovers. One thing that seems missing here is some sort of display protection as the company hasn’t mentioned anything about it.