Gionee of China, which has made a space for itself in a short span of 12 months in India, has silently launched its mid range smartphone dubbed as CTRL V5 on its Indian site. This smartphone is available on Gionee’s e-store for Rs.12,999 in black color only. The Gionee CTRL V5 is the successor to the CTRL V4, which was launched in June 2013.
The Gionee CTRL V5 is Dual Sim (GSM+GSM) smartphone with dual standby support, and sports a 4.7-inch (540×960 pixels) qHD IPS display, The Ctrl V5 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582V) processor with a Mali 400 GPU, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
The CTRL V5 is equipped with an 8MP camera with LED flash, and also houses 2-megapixel front camera. For connectivity, it supports 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.This smartphone comes with an 1800mAh battery, which is claimed to deliver up to 14.5 hours of talk time and up to 324 hours of standby time on 2G network. The CTRL V5 measures 134.5×67.7×8.07mm and weighs 103.5 grams.
The CTRL V5 will compete with Moto G of Motorola, which is selling in good numbers and Moto G with 8GB version is also priced in the same range. Moto G sports a 4.5-inch HD display (1280 x 720 pixels) at 329ppi, and boasts of a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen. The Moto G is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, coupled with 1GB RAM. This device has two versions of 8GB internal memory and 16GB internal memory.Motorola is also offering 50 GB storage free for two years on Google Drive.
Compared to the CTRL V5, the Moto G has a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. But Moto G runs on the latest Android KitKat OS version 4.4 and is fuelled by a built-in rechargeable lithium-Ion, 2070 mAh battery, which Motorola claims will last for a day, due to optimisation of software .