When it comes to affordable phones from the Gionee brand, the Gionee Pioneer P6 is definitely one of them.

The phone may not be in the $50 (NGN 15,000) price range, but sure fits into the below $100 USD (below NGN30,000) price range.

Hence, if you are looking to buy a Gionee phone with a price range below NGN30,000, perhaps you should look at the Gionee Pioneer P6.

But just before you add the smart phone to your radar of phones to possibly consider getting, it’s probably a good idea to extensively read the Gionee Pioneer P6 review on this same post.

Gionee Pioneer P6 Specs and review

Our review of the phone is strictly based on the specifications on paper and not real live use. While real live situations helps in buying guides, specs-sheet sometimes, can set you going. At least, right off the bait, you know what to expect.

Gionee Pioneer P6 Key Specifications

Just before we head over to what we think about the phone, how about we outline the key specification of the smart phone? A comprehensive specs can be found much down this page.

The Gionee Pioneer P6 features the following specs:

  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core Cortex A7 Processor
  • 5.0inch Capacitive
  • 480 x 854 display resolution
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM expandable up to 32GB using SD card.
  • Android v4.4 KitKat OS
  • 5MP back camera, 2 MP front facing camera
  • 1950mAh battery

Judging by the specs, you can tell this isn’t a recent phone. You are right, the phone was launched in 2015. However, I consider it worth talking about in 2018 and that’s the reason for this post.

Despite being an older phone and with such specs, basic performance is attainable, intensive gaming might not work properly, but you can still enjoy downloading and playing your some games on this device. The processor is fast enough to handle most mobile games without significantly slowing down the phone. You also shouldn’t notice any lag time when playing multiplayer mobile games.

Having cleared the key specifications, how about we talk more on the phone? Of course, based on the specs-sheet.

Gionee Pioneer P6 Review

The Gionee phone is powered by a MediaTek Quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 1GB RAM.

On the display side, the smart phone features a 5.0inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854. The least resolution we’ve seen on recent smartphones is HD (720p or 1080 x 720).

The Gionee Pioneer P6 display is lesser than that. However, you should still experience a relatively decent experience upon viewing multimedia files.

The smartphone runs android v4.4 KitKat OS out of the box. Currently, android is on android 8 Oreo with most devices still shipping with Android 7.0 nougat.

Android KitKat is 3 years down the line. However, I’m guessing the Pioneer P6 should be upgrade-able to Android 5 lollipop.

In the camera department, the Gionee Pioneer P6 features a 5 megapixels back camera accompanied by 2 megapixels camera.

With such specifications, you shouldn’t expect anything close to mind-blowing images. I understand it isn’t about megapixels but sensor being used. Regardless, you really shouldn’t expect much in the camera department on the gionee Pioneer P6.

Battery capacity isn’t great either. 1950mAh isn’t much. However, depending on usage, this should last a day.

If you want to up your budget a bit for a relatively better device, you should check out the infinix smart.

Gionee Pioneer P6 Specifications


2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE
SIMDual mini SIM
StatusAnnounced January 2015


Dimensions142.8 x 74.3 x 8.6 mm
ColorsWhite, Black


TypeIPS, capacitive touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
Size5.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels, 196 pixels per inch (PPI)


Card slotMicroSD, up to 32GB
OSAndroid 4.4 KitKat
Processors1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset, Mali-400MP2 GPU


Alert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
Audio port3.5mm jack


2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 21.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot
BluetoothVersion 4.0
USBMicroUSB v2.0


Primary5MP, up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures, autofocus, digital zoom, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection camera with LED flash
Video[email protected]
Secondary2MP, up to 1600 x 1200 pixel pictures


Capacity1950mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-byUp to 350 hours
Talk timeUp to 22 hours
Music playUp to 36 hours


SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Compass
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
– SNS integration
– MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– FM radio
– Image viewer
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
– Google Search, Whatsapp, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, UC Browser


Price levelAbout N25,000  ( $100 USD )


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