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Gionee Steel 5

Gionee Steel 5
Brand: Gionee
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.22 inch 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ screen
  • Camera 12 + 2 MP Main / 13 MP front
  • Storage 64/128 GB
  • RAM 4/6 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Mediatek Helio P22
  • 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.

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


Gionee Steel 5 is the successor of Steel 3, launched back in 2017. The Steel 5 comes with significant upgrade over the predecessor since there about 3 years gap between the two device. For instance, the For the Steel has 6.22-inch HD+ display, with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution. It has a Waterdrop notch overhead, housing the front facing camera sensor.

Specification wise, you are getting an octa-core Mediatek MT6763 Helio P23 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, along with Mali-G71 GPU. The device is available in two storage options of either; 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, or 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, with storage expansion options on both sides. Aside the altered rear panel design, the Steel 5 looks a lot like the recently announced Gionee K3 both in specifications and features.

Coming to the camera department, you are getting a dual rear camera setup, comprising of a 12-megapixel main sensor, featuring PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor loaded with AI features. At the front, there is a 13-megapixel selfie sensor with 1080p video recording and AI faceID.

Somehow, something important is missing on this smartphone. Yes, the device does not have support for a fingerprint scanner. But, has dual SIM slots, with 4G VoLTE network support on both SIMs, fueled by a large 5000mAh battery that charges via a USB Type-C interface, and runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. Other key specifications and silent features of the Gionee Steel 5 are detailed in the table below.

Full Specifications


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network Bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700)
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps


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Dimensions 159.75 x 75.9 x 9.9 mm
Weight 175 grams
Build Aluminum Alloy
SIM Type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.22 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~267 ppi density)


Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie); Amingo UI
Chipset Mediatek MT6763V Helio P23 (16 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71 GPU MP2


RAM + ROM 4/6 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 128 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)


Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 12 + 2 megapixel main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
5-element lens
Secondary rear camera - 2 MP
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 13-megapixel front sensor
Camera Features HDR+
scene recognition
Video Resolution 1080p


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


Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio Yes


Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Polymer 5000mAh 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 49 hours
Stand-by Up to 800 hours


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

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