Gionee Pioneer P4 review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:30:35, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 07:27:22

Detailed review of Gionee Pioneer P4's features

We did a detailed review of the Gionee Pioneer P4's capabilities, specs, features, and ease-of-use. You can check our reviews on each aspect of this device, and our how much we recommend it when compared to other smartphone. This is a consolidated and detailed review of the Gionee Pioneer P4's features.

Summary of Gionee Pioneer P4 performance and functions

The size and weight of the Gionee Pioneer P4

The body of the Gionee Pioneer P4 is 2.6 inches (66.5 mm) wide, 5.3 inches (135 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (9.1 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 4.5 inch, and it weighs 88.2 oz (88.2 g). The size is slightly smaller than normal smartphones, making it relatively easy to use with one hand. The drawback is that the screen is small and a bit hard to see, but overall the device has achieved a good balance. It's good for people who want to comfortably use their smartphone with one hand. It's a fairly light smartphone so even with extended use it won't take a toll on your hands.

Gionee Pioneer P4
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ColorBlack/White
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.6 inches (66.5 mm) x 5.3 inches (135 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.1 mm)2.7 inches (69 mm) x 5.1 inches (129 mm) x 0.5 inches (13.7 mm)2.6 inches (66.5 mm) x 5.2 inches (131.2 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.9 mm)
Weight88.2 oz (88.2 g)169 oz (169 g)140 oz (140 g)
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Display of the Gionee Pioneer P4

The Gionee Pioneer P4 has a TFT screen with a resolution of 480 x 854. Although still good, the screen and image quality is bit low compared to standard smartphones. People who play games may feel that it is slightly lacking.

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Display size4.5 inch4 inch4.5 inch
Display typeTFTIPSIPS
Screen resolution (width x height)480 x 854480 x 800540 x 960
Pixel density217 ppi233 ppi244 ppi
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The battery life of the Gionee Pioneer P4

The Gionee Pioneer P4 has a battery capacity of 1800 mAh. It has pretty much the same battery capacity as a standard smartphone.

The processing capability of the Gionee Pioneer P4

The Gionee Pioneer P4 uses the Mediatek MT6582V/X CPU with 1.3GHz×4(Quad core). The memory capacity is 1GB. It has low spec processing power and its performance is lower than typical smartphones. Also, memory space is slightly smaller than average smartphones. There are many times when storage space feels insufficient. Ultimately, it's just barely enough to get by.

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ChipsetMediatek MT6582V/XQualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960CPU Broadcom 23550
CPU specs1.3GHz×4(Quad core)1.2GHz×2(Dual core)1.2GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB1.5GB512.0MB
Storage size8GB8GB4GB
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The camera of the Gionee Pioneer P4

The Gionee Pioneer P4 has a back camera with 5 MP. The front camera has 2 MP. The rear camera performance is low compared to other smartphones. In general, performance tends to feel insufficient more often than excellent.

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Rear-camera resolution5 MP8 MP5 MP
Front-camera resolution2 MP1.3 MP0.3 MP
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Review of the product design of the Gionee Pioneer P4

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Gionee Pioneer P4, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Gionee Pioneer P4 around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Gionee Pioneer P4 is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Gionee Pioneer P4 in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The Gionee Pioneer P4 has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Gionee Pioneer P4 is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

 

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Gionee Pioneer P4 by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Gionee Pioneer P4 is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

Since the body of the Gionee Pioneer P4 is lightweight, your hands will hardly ever feel sore or tired even after using the phone for a long time. Also, since it is a light and compact phone, it will still be easy to hold even when using a case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Even when used with one hand, the Gionee Pioneer P4 has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.

The size of the buttons on the App

Overall, the operating buttons on the Gionee Pioneer P4 feel small. This makes it easy to mistap, but usually this won't be a problem once you get used to it. The operating buttons in games are generally small so you may feel like it is hard to control when you're playing.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

You can type easily on the Gionee Pioneer P4 even with a tight grip. Even when typing at high speeds you can type freely without having to loosen your grip.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Gionee Pioneer P4 with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Gionee Pioneer P4 is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

In general, the Gionee Pioneer P4 displays characters and pictures in sizes that are easy to see. While some characters may look small depending on the app, they are not really difficult to see. Therefore, it can be said to be more than adequate for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

Ease of reading sentences

The Gionee Pioneer P4 displays fonts relatively nicely, and even small characters can be displayed nicely. While people with good eyes can see the jagged outlines of characters when they look at the display up close, this does not make the characters difficult to see. It can be said to be a display that is adequately suitable for reading text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The Gionee Pioneer P4 can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

When typing a sentence with the Gionee Pioneer P4 the keyboard obscures the screen to some extent. While I do feel like there isn't enough work space to allow for long sentences, for short sentences it isn't really an issue.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

When using the Gionee Pioneer P4 for calls, emails, or for chatting the processing power can be insufficient, and you can experience slowdowns as a result. When using apps it felt like the motion would get caught up which was a bit stressful. For ordinary more relaxed use this slowing isn't at a level that would bother you, but its performance is not suited for fast control.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

For example, if you're using multiple apps simultaneously, such as swapping between SNS or chat frequently, it will gradually start to operate slowly. If you use it for a long period in this way apps can begin to forcefully close due to lack of memory and can crash.

 

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