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The Gionee Steel 3 was among the iteration of almost bezel-less smartphones released in the fall of last year. Despite being a budget smartphone, it doesn’t look the part as it looks very much like a more premium smartphone. It also features a fairly large battery and a list of other features. Does the Gionee Steel 3 qualify as a good buy? Let’s have a look.

At first glance, the Gionee Steel 3 looks pretty much like an high-end smartphone. The smartphone is made from well polished metallic unibody and slim chassis. For a smartphone with a fairly large battery capacity the device doesn’t weigh much at about 170g. It also features an 18:9 aspect ratio with almost bezel-less display.

The Gionee Steel 3 besides the aspect ratio and almost bezel-less display, it  has quite a low resolution. With a 5.7-inch 1440 X 720 display, the smartphone fits right into the low budget smartphone category. It also features a pixel density of 293 ppi.

Not too many budget smartphone comes with decent large battery capacity like the Gionee Steel 3. It features a 4, 000mAh Li-Po battery which is non removable and a fast charge feature. This should do well for a little over a day of usage on normal usage.

On the picture taking front, there’s the same camera setup at both sides of the smartphone. In that vein, the Gionee Steel 3 has an 8MP rear camera and 8MP front camera with flash on both sides.

With respect to the smartphone category, the Gionee has a decent SoC. This includes an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon clocking at 1.4GHz max as well as an Adreno 505 GPU. This is enough to give you a fairly smooth performance with respect to gaming, browsing and so on

Also, the Gionee Steel 3 offers 3GB of RAM and a 32GB built-in storage space expandable up to 256GB with the help of a memory card in the second sim slot. It runs on Amigos 5.0 OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat straight from the box.

The Gionee Steel 3 is available for sale in a number of online stores and smartphone outlets. It has the price tag ranging from 75, 000 naira to about 87, 000 based on your location and the deal.

 

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (293 ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU with 3GB
  • 8MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • 32GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • 4G LTE
  • 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery

 

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