Gionee’s A1 strokes your self-flattering and egotistical tendencies

The phone that empowers your narcissistic ways
29 March 2017 / 12:11IST

It has a flash on the front for God’s sake!

Great deduction Sherlock! It also has a 16MP fast front camera optimised for low light, which in conjunction with the front flash should yield perfect selfies in all conditions. Let’s turn things around though, literally. On the back, the Gionee A1 has a 13MP camera with Sony’s IMX 258 sensor. Both cameras come with F2.0 aperture.


Oh, great! That’s exactly what we need. More selfies!

It’s not about more selfie. It’s about better selfies. Would you rather have horrible, underexposed snaps floating all over the internet, or would you prefer crisp and clear pictures that flatter you. We think anyone in their right mind would choose the latter. The Gionee A1 is purpose-built to make you look as good as possible in pretty much all conditions.


So, that’s the only thing it does? Take good pictures of egocentric people?

Well, let’s not ignore the fact that the modern selfie has evolved into one of the most powerful tools for self-expression. You should try it sometime, it’s quite liberating. But we digress. The Gionee A1 is equipped with a host of other features that make it a worthwhile buy. Key among which is the 4010 mAH battery mated with ultra-fast charging and software tweaks that give the Gionee A1 a claimed battery life of up to two days regardless of the type of usage. It also has 4GB of RAM, paired with an octa-core 2.0 GHz Helios processor which should ensure smooth running of Android 7.0 Nougat that ships with the A1. A premium-looking full metal body makes it a desirable product to own. The Gionee A1 has plenty of high-end features like a quick fingerprint sensor, dual-sim facility, 64GB storage that is expandable to 256GB and is 4G VOLTE enabled.

Guess it’s not just a selfie cam with a few phone features.

No Sir. It most definitely is not. The Gionee A1 is one phone you should consider if you are in the market for a smartphone. And who knows, the selfie centered features might just grow on you. This phone would appeal to those who click pictures of their food before eating because of its cameras, and it would appeal to us “normal” people because of the seemingly great build quality and an array of useful features like long battery life and expandable storage. The Gionee A1 is priced at ₹19,999, and offline pre-bookings will begin from 31st March.

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