Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gionee Ctrl V3 now available in the Philippines for PHP 8,499

Ever heard of the mobile brand Gionee? It's also my first time to hear this brand but their phones are quite famous in China and India, and now they're trying to penetrate the ever-growing mobile industry here in the Philippines. This Chinese mobile manufacturer currently have 5 Android smartphones in their lineup (not sure if they're all available here) but in this article, we'll feature the Gionee Control V3.

The Gionee Control V3 packs the following specs:

4.3 WVGA IPS capacitive touchscreen
OGS TP technique (One Glass Solution)*
1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor
4GB ROM (expandable up to 32GB with TF card)
5MP AF camera with LED flash and panorama feature
VGA front camera
Bluetooth (4.0)/3G/WiFi connectivity
G-Sensor/Light sensor
digital compass
Dual-sim, dual-standby
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
1800 mAh battery
PRICE: PHP 8,499
The Gionee Ctrl V3 is visually stunning on the inside and the outside. There's a nice screen, a fast processor, powerful 5MP camera with flash, and the dual-sim feature most Filipinos love. On the other hand, one drawback is the small battery which won't last a day or even half if you're a heavy user. Otherwise, if you'll use it only for some text and calls, it maybe is enough. Also, it still runs ICS, unlike some other brands which are already running 4.1 Jellybean.

Priced at PHP 8,499, it may find hard to compete with local manufacturers whose same-specced phones are offered for a much lower price. But who knows, this phone may win the hearts of people (and Control Victory :)) who are looking for nicely designed phones and are willing to pay the price. 

It's available at Memo Xpress branches in SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, and SM MOA.

Meanwhile you may check out the unboxing and first impression of this phone by Giancarlo Viterbo of Gadget Pilipinas.


*OGS TP - One Glass Solution Touch Panel technique - is a new method of Touch Panel manufacturing that deposits an ITO layer directly underneath the cover lens of the touch panel. This stack up pattern creates a panel that is thinner, lighter and more optically clear. One Glass also lowers the cost of panel manufacturing, and by extension, of overall equipment production. It has already been successfully integrated into several high profile applications, particularly mobile phones and tablets.

In short, the screen is much thinner, lighter, and clearer!