After series of teasers, speculations and rumours making headlines about the Gionee M2017 for several months, the Chinese smartphones maker have finally unveiled the device. As expected, Gionee did a pretty fine job on the M2017. Gionee have decided to bless its fans and customers with an early New year present… and it’s not even 2017 yet. Isn’t that amazing?


Now, shall we begin?



The Gionee M2017 has a design that so much looks like the Samsung Galaxy S6 on the front and a Virtu device on the rear. To be honest, the design looks kinda weird… but rugged. The M2017 has a dimension of 155.2 mm * 77.6 mm * 10.78 mm. The device is reasonably thick and large, blame it on the device’s 7000mAh battery pack. The device is also quite heavy at 223 grams. The power and volume buttons are located on the right side of the device. However, there’s a notable absence of the customary 3.5mm earpiece jack on this device.



The Gionee M2017 has a 5.7-inch AMOLED screen display with a 2560 * 1440p screen resolution ,the same resolution on high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG v20. With a 515ppi, there’s assurance of getting crystal clear colours on the device during usage. Watching movies and games display will be fun on this device as nothing but bright and clear colours will emanate from this device with lovely display.



The M2017 comes out of the box with a dual rear shooter of 12MP and 13MP, with OIS, 2x optical zoom + 8x digital zoom, phase detection, autofocus and LED flash for capturing clear and detailed shot both in the day and at night. The M2017 didn’t disappoint in the selfie department too. All thanks to the 8MP selfie camera coupled with the front-facing flash that provides light when pictures are taken in a dark environment. This is absolutely a device for the ladies or camera and selfie freaks; so to speak.

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Gionee did an amazing and surprising job on the M2017. No one saw thia coming. With an Internal Memory of 128 GB ROM, of what use is an SD card on the device? The internal storage is not expandable i.e no SD card slot space was made available on the device.



Gionee decided to take a break from MediaTek chipset this time around as the M2017 comes out of the box with a Qualcomm 653 chipset. An Octa-core processor running at a speed of up to 1.95GHz together with 6GB of RAM is something to scream at! Fluidity of processes, multitasking, gaming, and all other stuff is guaranteed.


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Proximity, gravity, light, electronic, compass, distance and gyroscope.

There is fingerprint sensor right under the dual rear camera for a smooth unlocking and private data security.



2G Network supported.

3G Network supported.

4G Network LTE supported.

4 Band: 4G TDD-LTE: B38 / B39 / B40 / B41

4G FDD-LTE: B1 / B3 / B4 / B7 / B8 / B26 (B5)

B39 / B40 + B40 / B41 + B41 UL CA: B39 + B39 / B40 + B40 / B41 + B41

4G + FDD-LTE: DL CA: B1 + B3 / B3 + B3 / B7 + B7


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There a constant thing about Gionee. Even if they fall short of expectation in all other areas of specifications, they surely will make up for it in the battery power aspect. Fortunately for the Gionee M2017, it is of scintillating standards in all other aspects, the battery juice is now everything to write home about.

The M2017 comes with 2 packs of 3,500mAh battery which sums up to a whooping 7,000mAh battery juice for this device. Now this is more than amazing as the device’s standby time is 42hrs. Some reports have it to be 48hrs.



The Gionee M2017 was launched in China at ¥6999 which is around $1000.

The local foreignexchange rate for individual countries would reveal the price range in such country’s market.


So…would you shell out $1,000 for the Gionee M2017?

Full Specifications


Device Type Smartphone

Input Mechanism Touchscreen

2G Network Technology

3G Network Technology

Availability announced Dec. 26

4G Network Technology LTE

4 Band: 4G TDD-LTE: B38 / B39 / B40 / B41

4G FDD-LTE: B1 / B3 / B4 / B7 / B8 / B26 (B5)

B39 / B40 + B40 / B41 + B41 UL CA: B39 + B39 / B40 + B40 / B41 + B41

4G + FDD-LTE: DL CA: B1 + B3 / B3 + B3 / B7 + B7


Network Capability2G,3G,4G


Bluetooth 4.0


USB: USB type C


Display Size: 5.7 inches

Display Resolution: QHD (2560?1440 pixels)

Display Technology: AMOLED Display


Internal Memory: 128 GB ROM, 6GB RAM


Processor: Qualcomm 653 clock at 1.95GHz Octa-Core Processor


Camera: 12 MP + 13 MP with 4X Optical Zoom

Camera Video: 4K Video Recording

Secondary Camera: 8 MP


Dimension: 2 mm * 77.6 mm * 10.78 mm (approx)

Weight: 238G


Proximity, gravity, light, electronic, compass, distance and gyroscope


Music Player

Video Player

Video Recorder

5 mm Jack



Battery Life – Standby Up to 42hrs

Battery Capacity: 7000mAh battery


  1. Gionee M2017 is what support human lifestyle, but they have to reduce the price and make it rate of turn over. The lower the price the higher demand, for mass.

      1. Good evening Idowu. The Gionee M2017 sells for $1,000 which is approximately N497,000 when converted to naira. Therefore, the Nigerian market price is between N497,000 – N550,000.

  2. Gionee M2017 should be Nougat and the QD should be MSM8998 n 830,Adreno 540,Bluetooth 4.2.thank you.

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