Comparison Of Infinix Zero 3 (X552) And. Gionee M5 Lite (mini)

When it comes to making choice of the phone to go for, there are few things people do consider which includes; The price of the phone, Its spec sheet and while some do also consider Brand, some don’t see that as a thing to consider. Speaking of Brands,Gionee and Infinix are both reputable smartphone brands in Nigeria and beyond with lots of descent and budget smartphones rocking the smartphones market today, the Infinix Zero 3 and Gionee M5 lite (coming into Nigeria and some other African countries as M5 Mini) can attest to that. Both of these devices are well sophisticated spec wise and both coming at a near-budget price makes it even harder deciding the one to go for from the both. Nonetheless, BestMobs is always around to help you make the best choice. So without wasting more time, lets see what these two devices holds in store.

Specs Rundown:

Infinix Zero 3 (X552):
Infinix Zero 3 (X552)
  • 5.5 inch IPS HD capacitive touchscreen display, 16 M colours
  • Android  OS, version 5.1 Lollipop
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor.
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 16/32 GB in-built storage, expandible to up to 2TB with a microSD card.
  • 20.7MP primary camera with phase detection, HDR, face and smile
    detection,autofocus, Geo-tagging and LED flash
  • 5MP front camerawith auto focus.
  • 2G/ 3G network support
  • Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi
  • 3,030 mAh battery

Gionee M5 Mini (lite)

Gionee M5 Lit review
  • 5.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, 16 M colours
  • Android OS, version 5.1 (Lollipop) with Amigo 3.1
  • Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB in-built storage, expansion slot UP TO 128 GB.
  • 8 MP primary camera with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • 5 MP front camera.
  • 2G/ 3G/4G network support
  • Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Externals: Design and Display:

Infinix Zero 3 (X552):
The infinix zero 3 serves display with an IPS capacitive touchscreen measuring 5.5 inches, the screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 401 which makes it a full HD display. It is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The zero 3rocks a sleek and chic classic design which is deemed durable. The exterior is endowed  with a dual-sided explosion-proof glass and a stainless steel frame while the front is processed with glossy piano paint, the back features meticulously brushed metal with diamond patterns.

Gionee M5 Mini (lite)

The marathon m5 mini boasts a 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which has a resolution of  720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 293 pixels per inch. Very obvious the Zero 3 has more to offer when it comes to display but that doesn’t mean the M5 mini has a bad display neither. Gionee M5 mini  has a brilliant and very fitting body design that has a thickness of 8.5 mm, it is being covered by a plastic material. The front of the m5 mini is as well being protected by an Asahi Dragontrail Glass.

Internals: Hardware and Software:

Infinix Zero 3 (X552):
The zero 3 X552 features version 5.1 lollipop of the android operating system with the new XUI—Slim interface. It houses a 64-bit Octa-core chip that has a clock speed of 2.2GHz and a MediaTek Helio X10 processor,  the Helio X10 chip has multi-media subsystems that support 120Hz displays and the capacity to create and playback 480 frames per second (fps) 1080p Full HD Super-Slow Motion videos. For gamers and heavy users, 3GB RAM coupled with a 64-bit Octa-core chip is a perfect combo, you’re also presented with two variants to choose from: the 16GB and 32GB worth of internal storage variants which can be further expanded to up to a whooping 2TB with a microSD card.

Gionee M5 Mini (lite)

The Gionee M5 Mini also comes running the 5.1 lollipop version of the Android OS with the Amigo 3.1 UI running on top, Its Quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocks at the speed of 1.3 GHz and uses a Mediatek MT6735 chipset. The M5 Mini is equipped with a powerful 3GB RAM which is complimented with a 32GB of internal storage space, this feature also makes a great choice for heavy users. The 32GB storage space can still be further extended to 128GB with a microSD card if more space is needed by the user.

Camera and Connectivity:

Infinix Zero 3 (X552):
At the back of the zero 3 lays a promising 20.7 MP camera, the camera features phase detection, HDR, face and smile
detection, autofocus, Geo-tagging and a LED flash. It also features a better focus tracking of fast-moving objects and supports 4K video recording. The front of the zero 3 poses a 5MP camera with a LED Flash as well, it can capture up to 2560 x 1920-pixel pictures. Connectivity options available in the dual micro sim based android smartphone includes; Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G.

Gionee M5 Mini (lite)

The Gionee m5 mini on the other hand possesses an 8MP rear shutter that features autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, Videos can be recorded at 1080p@30 fps.  It also carries a 5MP front facing camera which is a great choice for selfie lovers. In the connectivity section, the dual sim based M5 mini avails its users with 4G network connection which is missing in the Zero 3, it also supports Wi-Fi connections, GPS, Bluetooth, 2G and 3G as well.


Infinix Zero 3 (X552):
Coming down to the battery department, both device sure had their stance in this one but as you might already know, the M5 mini had more to offer in this section. The zero 3 is powered by a strong 3,030 mAh Li-Po battery, enough battery juice to last you up to 50 hours of talk time.

Gionee M5 Mini (lite)

Being a mini version of the Gionee M5 that has an incredible 6,020 mAh of battery capacity, No surprise the Gionee M5 Mini (lite) carries a non-removable 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery. The battery is allegedly said to last Up to 450 hours with 2G and Up to 400 hours with 3G on stand by, and on talk time, the battery is said to last Up to 33 hours with 2G and Up to 19 hours with 3G.


So there you have it, Although the both devices showcased a really nice spec sheet, as usual, there must be something more to one than the other. crowning the best between the two won’t be a hard task anymore but its still up to you deciding the one to go for, the one that best suits your needs.
What the M5 mini lacked in the camera department it sure covered up in the battery section and what the Infinix zero 3 missed in the Connectivity option it leveled up with its display. All the same, the choice is still yours to make, meanwhile, we will like to hear your opinions about the two devices, use the comment box below.