Gionee S8, an Android with 3D Touch as iPhone

Gionee S8

Apple introduced the 3D Touch from your iPhone 6 as a distinguishing feature about Android, but here comes a company that claims to have gotten the same recognition technology pressure on the screen, and even called the same. Gionee S8 .

Although practically unknown in Spain, Gionee is among the ten or twelve largest sellers of smartphones in the world. Its markets are in addition to India and China, these countries crowded the least talked as Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand and Nigeria. In fact, he also offered a preview at MWC broadcast live.

More than 3D Touch

Although the company does not launch competing in the elite as do their compatriots Xiaomi and OnePlus, Gionee has submitted a by phone specifications should be placed high up.

We are facing one of those 100 devices to use the P10 Helio MediaTek (MT6755) , eight-core SoC Cortex A-53 1.9GHz frequency and GPU Mali-T860MP2. Throw in 64GB of internal memory expandable to 200GB and 4GB of RAM and you have a very capable smartphone. Includes network connectivity 4G LTE and supports dual 14 bands so traveling with him will not be a problem. It also includes Bluetooth v4.0 but has no NFC reader or USB Type-C.

Gionne S8

the 5.5-inch panel is a AMOLED Full HD ( resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi density) protected with Gorilla Glass 4 and embedded on the metal body of the phone by rounded edges. This is where comes into play Touch 3D capability that recognizes three levels of pressure to run various commands in each case, such as select, preview or launch an application.

Friend 3.2, another Android interface to iOS

Here comes the problem of having a technology that requires dedicated software, which is that there must be many developers interested in programming for Android one feature that can use a minority. The S8 could be a pioneer or end an anecdote in this regard, but at least will bring some to my house that will take advantage.

In part because Gionee mounted its own layer corresponding version Android 6.0 Marshmallow to you. This model opens Amigo 3.2 and its other strong point is the optimization for both SIM that can hold (if there is no memory expansion because they are in the same slot). For example, allows two accounts simultaneously Whatsapp.

To which also resembles Apple is designing the friend interface, which can be unethical but some will see it practical for everyday. In the past it has been widely criticized for not being a very stable IU, so in its presentation promised a lot more consistency, which will be judged with a slightly longer use.

Very nice view


Do not touch what is right, and in this case is his presentation. When we first saw the Gionee S7 and highlight its elegance and thinness , which is repeated in his successor. Although it has risen to 7 mm thick, bevelled edges mitigate that feeling.

Almost identical to its predecessor both in front and back, the big change is the removal of external buttons below the screen. They have given way to a very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 elliptical home button with metallic edge. The reason is that there is fingerprint reader , the first in this brand.

One thing to take into account its cap is that it incorporates for the first time the new crazy, kind of smile emoticon style with characters that was seen for the first time also at the event in Barcelona. Nothing has been left to see in pastel colors gold and rose gold, as well as gray.

New app for your cameras

In addition to the 3D Touch and Gionee also promises who has worked in the camera software. It has included as standard text recognition in both Chinese and English, and several video modes like time-lapse and slow motion.

The main one is having a 16-megapixel sensor with f / 1.8, autoenfocado laser LEG PDAF and the ability to record video at 1080p and 30 frames per second. While the front is 8 megapixels. In early tests they are giving a very good result.

Gionee S8 Screen

Import or nothing

there are already a few smartphones that we Helio P10 seen at this week’s Mobile World Congress but few who reach 4GB RAM east or Archos Diamond 2 Plus , with which it shares most of its technical aspect. It is placed in the first level between riding MediaTek .

In addition, Gionee you saw her on a AMOLED Touch 3D, a feature that so far has not made too much noise. It is the best it has to surprise and done with that by flag took the stage, but hardware is of little use unless it has a killer app which leverage , with which to be noticed.

You can also sell your own success as the integration of the two SIM cards with its layer of Android, especially among the business public it is the one that is common to have a personal and a business number.

Just it does not expect it to be cheap but will move in the range of 400 or 450 euros. And if you get to import, for that price you’ll probably end up plumping for something else

News Gionee S8, an Android with 3D Touch as iPhone was originally published in Engadget Android by Sergio Figueroa .

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Gionee S8, an Android with 3D Touch as iPhone
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February 24, 2016

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