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Today I am back with two more handsets comparison, HTC One A9 Vs Gionee Marathon M5. Both handsets are released in few months gap. Gionee Marathon M5 released in June 2015 and HTC One A9 released in November 2015.  HTC is one of the reputed smartphone brand and Gionee which was started much late than HTC has also achieved nice feedbacks. Gionee was founded in 2002 and it has made good user base in India.  I am going to make a comparison of features and specifications one by one of both phones first then we will look them in a nutshell.

HTC One A9 Vs Gionee Marathon M5

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HTC One A9 Features and Specification

HTC One A9 Vs Gionee Marathon M5 - Which one to buy?

HTC One A9 is a latest 5-inch touchscreen smartphone with 1080 X 1920 pixels resolution. It provides 441ppi pixel density with HD AMOLED Screen. The phone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It has octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor clocked at 1.2GHz speed. The phone has 2GB of RAM. One A9 has 16GB of built-in storage which can be upgraded with microSD card up to 2 TB. If we see the camera part of HTC One A9, it has 13 megapixels of rear camera with Dual LED Flash to get brighter pictures in the night. It captures images at 4128X3096 pixel resolution. The phone can record video at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. It has a 4 Megapixel front camera too.

HTC One A9 runs on Android 6.0 operating system. If we see the connectivity features of HTC One A9 then we see it is single SIM GSM phone which supports Nano-SIM, 4G LTE Band 40, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. HTC One A9 is loaded with latest features.

The phone is loaded with all important and required sensor, it has a fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor, and compass sensor. The phone is powered with a 2150 mAh battery which is non-removable. It can give 16 hours of talk time and 432 hours of standby time.

Gionee Marathon M5 Features and Specification

Gionee Marathon M5

Gionee Marathon M5 is a 5.5-inch touchscreen phone with 720X1280 pixel resolution. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is powered with quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz speed. It has 3 GB of RAM and has a 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with microSD card up to 128 GB. The phone is loaded with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash which captures images at 4128X3096 resolutions, and it also has a 5-megapixel front camera. It supports features like Geo-Tagging, face or smile detection, panorama, HDR and touch focus. The rear camera of Gionee Marathon M5 can record video at 1080 pixel at 30 frames per pixel.

Ginonee Marathon M5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop version. The big attraction of this phone is it’s battery. It has a 6020 mAh battery which is non-removable. It can give up to 28 hours of talk time on 3G and 62 hours on 2G network. It gives you 684 hours of standby time on 2G network and 557 hours on 3G network.

If we see the features of Gionee Marathon M5 then we find that the phone has dual SIM GSM slots which accept Micro-SIM. The connectivity features of Marathon M5 are 4G LTE (Band 40), 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The sensors of the phone include Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, and Proximity Sensor.


HTC One A9 Vs Gionee Marathon M5 – Which one to buy?

You have seen the specifications and features of both phones separately. Now I am going to make the comparison of both devices. This will give you an exact idea which phone is a better choice for you.

Display- HTC One A9 has 5-inch of display and Gionee Marathon M5 is 5.5 inch of screen. So Gionee Marathon M5 is a winner in the display.

Processor- HTC One A9 has 1.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and M5 has 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6753 processor. Gionee’s is a better one, though, but it doesn’t much affect the speed.

RAM- HTC One A9 has 3 GB of RAM and Gionee Marathon M5 has also 3 GB of RAM. Both are same in terms of RAM.

Camera- HTC One A9 has 13 Megapixel back and 4 Megapixel front camera where Gionee Marathon M5 also has 13 megapixels back and 5-megapixel front camera. Both stands equal.

Storage- One A9 has 32 GB of inbuilt storage and Marathon M5 also has 32 GB of Internal Storage. Both are same.

Operating System- HTC One A9 runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but Gionee Marathon M5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. HTC One A9 is a winner in OS.

Battery- HTC One A9 is backed up with 2150 mAh battery, but Gionee Marathon M5 is powered with 6020 mAh battery. Marathon M5 is a grand winner in terms of battery.

Price- HTC One A9 expected price is Rs 29990 for 32GB and 3GB RAM version and Rs 26990 for 16 GB and 2GB RAM version. At the same time, Gionee’s Marathon M5 costs just Rs 17999. Marathon M5 is a clear winner in terms of cost.


If you are looking for a phone full with latest features, big screen and big battery backup then you should purchase Gionee Marathon M5. There is no need to pay more than Rs 10000 extra for a phone with a small screen and small battery backup. There are also some plus points of HTC One A9 like it has better screen protection, better picture resolution and reliability of HTC, but Gionee has also good quality which satisfies your needs. If I have to purchase a phone between HTC One A9 vs Gionee Marathon M5, I will go for the Marathon M5.


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