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Gionee Elife S5.5 Hands On

The S5.5 is really, really thin. Stack the normally slim iPhone 5 on top of the Gionee phone, and Apple’s device looks slightly overweight. Pop it on top of the new LG G3, and the difference is even more noticeable. 

Gionee has chosen MediaTek’s MT6592 octa-core processor to power the S5.5, and given it 2GB of RAM to help out. For the most part it ran extremely well, and was very fast opening apps and running games. Trial Frontier ran beautifully, as did Hill Climb Racer, and sliding through the home screens – even with one of Amigo 2.0’s crazier transitions active – was smooth and effortless.

If the look of the S5.5 is its high point, then the software is its lowest. Our test device ran Android 4.2.2, which is already a black mark, but Gionee has prodded and poked Android about to create Amigo 2.0, its own take on Google’s OS