Gionee brings quad-core Ctrl V5 for Rs 12,999

Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has launched yet another mid-ranger for the Indian market and this time around it fits in the company's Ctrl V-series. The CTRL V5 is priced at Rs 12,999 and is available through the company's official e-store.


The CTRL V5 is the successor to the CTRL V4 launched in June last year and doesn't have too many attractive specs to set it apart from competition. In fact, it feels a little overpriced looking at the specs. It's a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone with dual standby support. The Ctrl V5 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, which is quite disappointing when it's been over a year since that version was the latest Android version. It features a 4.7-inch (540x960 pixels) qHD IPS display, which falls short when it comes to competition such as the Moto G.


The CTRL V5 has a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582V) processor with a Mali 400 GPU under its hood, and it also gets a cool 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is capped at 8GB, which can be expanded further via microSD cards (up to 32GB).  On the back too, it has a mid-range 8MP camera with LED flash, and a secondary 2-megapixel front camera. On the connectivity front, the Gionee CTRL V5 includes the usual 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth options. Nothing out of the ordinary here.


Even the battery is a disappointing 1800 mAh unit, rated for up to 14.5 hours of talk time and up to 324 hours of standby time on 2G network.

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