the M5 Plus, Gionee announced the Marathon M5 Enjoy – a smartphone similarly
specced to the original M5. However, you better be careful when choosing
between the two, as different compromises have been made, potentially affecting
For starters, the M5 Enjoy’s display is a TFT
unit, whereas the M5 had an AMOLED panel, though both are 5.5-inch 720p units.
Battery capacity is in favor of the M5, as the M5 Enjoy comes with a 5,000mAh
power pack, and not 6,020mAh. And instead of the 13MP primary camera, the M5
Enjoy only comes with an 8MP snapper. Where the new model trumps the old one is
the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner.
There rest is mostly the same – a Mediatek
MT6735 chipset with a quad-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Internal storage has been sliced halved to 16GB, but is still expandable. The
Marathon M5 Enjoy is more modestly priced, compared to the Plus, and goes for
CNY 1,999 ($310).