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Gionee S8s

Gionee S8s
$129
Brand: Gionee
Category: Phones
  • Display 5.86-inch 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera 13+5-MP Main/8-MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • RAM 3 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz, Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie)

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

8.7
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 8 / 10

Overview

The Gionee S8s is the latest and most recent smartphone from Gionee under it S-series. The device which is actually the first smartphone from Gionee with notch display cut-out, is aimed at midrange smartphone with a unique camera taste. Despite being midrange, the smartphone still comes with a respectable AI centric processor seen on the Tecno Camon 11 Pro and the Camon iClick2, which add premium performance to the phone.

Key Features of Gionee S8s

  • 5.86-inch (1520 X 720) pixels) HD+ display with 500 nit Brightness, 3D back cover with glass finish
  • 2.0GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 processor
  • 3GB DDR4 RAM, 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Dual SIM
  • 13 + 5-megapixel dual rear camera with F/2.0 aperture
  • 8-MP front-facing camera with a large 1.8um pixel, f/2.2 aperture, and front flash
  • Fingerprint sensor, AI Face Unlock
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 3000mAh battery

Starting from the display, we are looking at a large 5.86-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution. As mentioned above, the Gionee S8s is the first smartphone from Gionee with notch display cut-out. 

Inside the display cut-out, there’s the single front facing camera, ambient light sensors and the speaker grill. Gionee kept the bezels on the S8s to a bearable minimum level, giving the device a respectable low screen-to-body ratio of 82.7.

Specification wise, the S8s is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P22 (MT6762) Octa-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz. Graphic processing is handled by PowerVR GE8320 GPU. There’s a 3GB of RAM and 32GB expandable internal storage.

What Android version does the Gionee S8s run? The Gionee S8s runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. This is an aspect that give this device an edge over other similar midrange smartphones like the Infinix hot 6x.

On the camera department, the device features a dual rear-mounted 13MP + 5MP camera sensors featuring single LED flash, HDR and Phase Detection Autofocus. Up front, there’s a single 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie and video chats.

Now, does the Gionee S8s has Fingerprint scanner? Yes, there’s a rear Fingerprint sensor, and it also comes with FaceID. The device also has 4G LTE network support on it dual Nano-SIM card set up. What’s more, you are getting all connectivity options aside NFC and infrared architecture, and comes with 3000mAh battery.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 149.1 x 71.65 x 8.75 mm (6.16 x 2.99 x 0.22 in)
Weight 147.8 g (5.19 oz)
Build Premium Plastic
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.86 inches, 96.7 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core CPU (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 6 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 13+5 MP, f/2.0, aperture, PDAF
Camera Features PDAF, Geo-tagging, panorama, f/2.0 aperture
Video Resolution 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps,

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Camera Features FaceID, HDR, AI Beauty
Video Resolution 1080p

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
NFC
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 18 hours
Stand-by Up to 380 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

User Reviews and Opinions

14 COMMENTS

  1. Good smart phone bt the front light sensor refused to work.and also the dual camera at the back,only one works

  2. Problem with spare parts and lack of Customercare support for a phone I bought through Jumia promotion. Gionee S8S. Where do I get someone to replace the screen

  3. I couldn’t find the screen so i used Nokia x5 Screen instead though on few occasion it misbave but after putting it on sleep for 1 or2 seconds it normalize. I repair phones though

    • Hey emmuel do the nokia x5 screen fit with the gionee one? How was the experience after you rpleces it… is it still working?

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