Gionee has made its Battery oriented Marathon series strong with devices like Marathon M5, Marathon M5 Lite and Marathon M5 Plus and the company has made sure that users with different choices are attended to with different display sizes and other specifications. Along with the Marathon series by Gionee other smartphone manufacturers have made sure that the big battery segment is competitive with Zenfone Max, Vibe P1m etc.

Gionee Marathon M series is available in different price ranges, with the Marathon M5 Lite priced around Rs. 13,000 and the Marathon M5 Plus priced around Rs. 25,000 giving better choices for users. The Marathon M5 Lite has a 5.0-inch display with the Marathon M5 sporting a 5.5-inch display and for the users who like big displays have an option in the Marathon M5 Plus sporting a 6-inch display which sports a fingerprint sensor as well.

In case you are looking to get a smartphone with a big battery, and are confused to choose between the Marathon M5 series we will be comparing the devices in a detailed tabular comparison and pointing out the similarities and differences to help in choosing the one which suits your needs.

Gionee Marathon M5 vs Marathon M5 Lite vs M5 Plus Comparison

Similarities between Marathon M5, Marathon M5 Lite and Marathon M5 Plus:

  • Marathon M5 and M5 Lite comes with MediaTek MT6735 SoC
  • Marathon M5 and M5 Lite comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB
  • The Marathon M5 and Marathon M5 Plus comes with 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera
  • All three devices run on  Android 5.1 Lollipop, Amigo 3.1 OS
  • All three devices come with 4G LTE connectivity
Gionee Marathon M5 Gionee Marathon M5 Lite Gionee Marathon M5 Plus
Display  5.5 inch AMOLED display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 267 PPI pixel density  5.0-inch display, Asahi Dragontrail Glass with 720 x 1280 pixels, 294 PPI pixel density  6.0 inch AMOLED display, 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 368 PPI pixel density
Processor  MediaTek MT6735, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T720MP2 GPU  MediaTek MT6735, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T720MP2 GPU  MediTek MT6753, Octa-core Cortex-A53 chipset, Mali-T720MP3 GPU
RAM and Storage  3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable by 128GB with MicroSD  3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable by 128GB with MicroSD  3GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable by 128GB with MicroSD
Camera  13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash along with 5 MP, f/2.2, 720p video  8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera  13 MP rear camera with f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash along with a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 and 720p
OS  Android 5.1 Lollipop, Amigo 3.1 OS  Android 5.1 Lollipop, Amigo 3.1 OS  Android 5.1 Lollipop, Amigo 3.1 OS
Battery  6020 mAh Li-Po Non-removable battery  4000 mAh Li-Po Non-removable battery  5020 mAh Li-Po Non-removable battery
Connectivity  4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, No NFC  4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, No NFC  4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, No NFC

Differences between Marathon M5, Marathon M5 Lite and Marathon M5 Plus:

  • The Marathon M5 comes with 5.5-inch HD display, M5 Lite sports a 5-inch HD display and Marathon M5 Plus sports a 6-inch Full HD display
  • The Marathon M5 Plus comes with Mediatek MT6753 and the other two Marathon M5 and M5 Lite come with MediaTek MT6735
  • The Marathon M5 Plus has 64GB internal storage compared to 32GB in the M5 and M5 Lite
  • The Marathon M5 Lite sports an 8MP rear camera compared to the Marathon M5 and M5 Plus which sport a 13MP rear camera
  • Marathon M5 comes with 6020mAh battery, M5 Lite with 4000mAh battery and M5 Plus with a 5020mAh battery

Price Comparison between Marathon M5, Marathon M5 Lite and Marathon M5 Plus:

The Marathon M5 Lite is the cheapest of the three which is priced at Rs. 12,900 whereas the Marathon M5 is priced slightly higher at Rs. 13,000 with the Marathon M5 Plus priced at Rs. 25,000.

Final Verdict – Which device is better Marathon M5, M5 lite or M5 Plus:

The Marathon M5 and the M5 Lite are in the similar range in terms of pricing and the internal specifications like the processor, RAM, display resolution etc but have differences in terms of display size with the M5 Lite having a 5-inch display and a 5.5-inch display. The Marathon M5 Plus sports a 6-inch display for users who like bigger displays and a better processor priced higher as well along with a Fingerprint sensor which is absent in the other two devices. In terms of battery life, the Marathon M5 sports the highest capacity battery at 6020mAh. If you are looking for the best battery and decent performance the Marathon M5 is the device for you, in case you like big display with better resolution and a Fingerprint sensor, the Marathon M5 Plus is the one for you but do not expect the battery life as the Marathon M5 as it has bigger display and just 5020mAh battery.

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