Parade: Gionee GN708

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 11.21.20 AMGionee’s GN708 smartphone comes with a powerful quad-core Cortex A7 1.2GHz CPU and the Imagination PowerVRSGX544 GPU, so it will breeze through any tasks you might have on the 4.5-inch 960×540 qHD IPS display with One glass solution technology. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB). For the photo buff, there’s an 8-megapixel back camera that can also take 1 080p video, and a 1-megapixel 720p HD front-facing camera. The phone comes with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and is powered by a 2100mAh battery. The phone is only 9.6mm thick and 67mm wide, so it can be comfortably held in one hand. For those with more than one network, the phone is also dual SIM and dual standby.

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First Published in Gadgets Magazine, May 2013