7 Problems and Issues of Gionee Marathon M5 (Explained)

Issues and Problems of Gionee Marathon M5

This article is about the Gionee Marathon M5 Issues and Problems.

Gionee a Chinese brand recently released the Marathon M5 which is the successor of the Marathon M4. The M5 is marketed to the consumers with its battery capacity tag which have an insane 6020 mAh. Other than the battery there isn’t much about to praise the M5. And because of that reason I have decided to talk about the Gionee Marathon M5 Problems and Issues.

 

Below I have listed the the Gionee Marathon M5 Issues and Problems:

1. The first Gionee Marathon M5 issue is the heating issue, when under average or moderate game play the heating can be experienced but manageable while under extreme gaming it heats like an oven. Seriously, this needs to be fixed with an update.

2. Another Gionee Marathon M5 issue is the low pixel density of the display which has a mere 267 ppi (pixels per inch). I understand that the low ppi is due to the increased display size but Gionee should have also increased the resolution on the other hand.

3. Yes, it can connect to external memory card or pen drives through a USB OTG cable but the HDMI cable and the MHL TV-Out does not support.

4. Next issue is the weight distribution of the M5 which is unbalanced, primarily because of the massive battery. Apart from that the phone feels very bulky due to its large display size and 213 grams weight.

5. Another Marathon M5 problem is the video quality of the camera which is very shaky when recording the videos hand handled and move around.

6. It does not have NFC. WHAAAAAT….? Yes, you read it right, it does not have NFC (Near Field communication).

7. And the last but not the least Gionee Marathon M5 issue is the full battery charging time which takes more than 7 hours to fully charge. Gionee should have embedded a fast charging technology to solve this problem, but they didn’t.

My Verdict: One word “OVERPRICED”. Better buy a different phone that removes the cons of Gionee Marathon M5, I have provided a far better alternative option in the link below.

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44 Comments

  1. It also has problem of connectivity for WI-FI.
    Since last two days i am trying to connect wifi. Checked all settings. Connects and gets disconnected automatically. It will not stand even for one min.

  2. It has a touch problem and contacts doesnit connect so easily. We have to wait a minute to get the phone connected. Vert bad

  3. its application shut off it self all the time. and also no widgets available message and all the time it starts refreshing it self.

  4. The last update of december bas resolved the problem of apps ans game’s refreshing back to home page. But , another problem is with the app “Azan Muslim Pro” the program of ‘calling prayer ‘ within the 5 times of Salat ( muslim prayers) doesn’t respond.

  5. opera Max keeps closing out after few minute. I have tried everything but it keeps repeating itself. now am getting feed up with this phone

  6. Display suddenly disappears and the screen becomes black.
    I could hear notifications and call when they come in but no option to select on the screen.

    After say about 15-20 mins the display comes back.

    anybody here with same issues?
    PLease call if you have a solution —–9371145666

  7. I fully agree all the points of issues and problems , its not to the expectations and we were misguided by media persons ( news papers) , Now can he take back our phones of marathan m5 and upgrade or rectify or exchange for better ones ?
    Its not a small price but becz of its features thru media we are cheated.
    whoever incharge please atleast for courtesy sake give a call and discuss
    but I am not recomending for this phone m5,,,all features are bakwas.

  8. I just brought the phone yesterday evening, today morning it’s not getting connected to wifi. I call the customer care center and no one seems to be picking up the call, though they have set-up some IVR messages and some music playing. Any idea how to fix the issue? Please respond…
    Thank you

    • Hi Vinod

      I also have the same problem did you manage to get this fixed, my mobile signal 4G is totally lost so I cannot make or receive calls any idea

  9. I have problem of front camera quality and most thing is battery is discharging in very fast i cant use my cell full day..n heating too much..

  10. plz help me as soon as possible i m getting to much problem plz reply me in my id as soon as possible what i have to do for this kind of suitation why my gionee m5 cell is heating too much n battery is draing so fast……how can i fix my problem

  11. I have been trying to connect to other devices thru the blue tooth but is not even scanning any decive.please what can i do to bring it back to normal

  12. My m5 cant download apps from google playstore, the recent update does not solve the issue. What should i do? Factory reset doesnt solve the problem.

  13. Mine just developed a Bluetooth problem. I tried to transfer an app to a colleague via Bluetooth but the Bluetooth refused to be switched on, instead it has been switching on and off automatically and burning the battery.

  14. Occasionally My camera hangs while taking photo also video shooting terminates suddenly.
    please can anybody help me with this problem.

  15. Started having issues with battery, its not getting charged, kept on charging for entire night and just 48 % . why it is happening. yesterday it drained and when i tried to charge it shows charging but it was not actually.

  16. My gionee m5 not charging while it is on, when i switched off the phone it is charging very well
    Please give me a good suggestion to over come it

  17. My Gionee M5Mini is over heating to the extend of taking it to Gionee Service Centre.The Engineer later told me that the motherboard has to be replaced.A phone that was less than four months when i bought. pls help me with some solutions

  18. Battery charging time, and battery is too much heating up so early,camara clarity,downloading the games problem.some time in video playing is stopped and come back to previous position in chrome, volte is not supporting in this handset,after so much time upgrade is not available,voice clarity problem, too much weight of the set.

  19. Nice post but there is one flaw, Gionee does not take 7 hours to charge, it takes a maximum of about 2- 3 hours… Please TAKE NOTE!!!

  20. Hi All,

    The company should take some responsibility on fixing these issues, just bought this new mobile and the signal strenght is lost, does not even allow me to do the factory reset just shows 4G and nothing happens.

    Awaiting help.

    Regards,
    Joe

  21. My gionee m5 marathon does not support wi fi although it shows sign of wi fi but not connecting internet. Please solve this problem

  22. My phone Gioneee M5 is no longer charging, but when you plug it to the charger, the indicator will indicate but it will not increase on the percentage. What do i do?

  23. Can’t have access to my sms/call log. You see the notification on the number of sms/missed calls but when you click to read or see who has called you, it wont show anything

  24. I put it off and then later tried to put it on,ever since it refused to on nor even off…its just showing Gionee powered by Android…what do I do???

  25. WHEN I WAS INTRODUCED TO GIONEE M5, I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE PHONE UNTIL LAST WEEK. THE PHONE SUDDENLY WENT OFF AND HAVE REFUSED TO COME ON SINCE THEN. I TRIED TO CHARGE IT TO NO AVAIL. I TOOK IT TO THE SHOP WHEE I BOUGHT AND THEY SAID THEY HAVE TRIED EVERY THING AND COULDN’T DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. I AM NOW STRANDED AS I HAVE A LOT OF DATA IN THE PHONE BECAUSE I TRUSTED THE PHONE. WHERE CAN I GET HELP?

  26. I am having two major problems with this device:
    (1) GPS is not stable or not working properly. I have tried everything to fix this GPS problem but it did not help.
    (2) As per the company, they say it is a dual Sim. But since the very long time, I don’t know what happened only one sim work at a time. Initially, both slot s were working at the same time but from past 1 years only one sim works( which has the data connection on in the sim setting).

    I will never suggest this mobile.

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