Gionee P10m Review: Budget Smartphone

Gionee P10m Review

Launched in August 2019, the Gionee P10m targets budget-conscious users seeking a smartphone with a reasonable build quality at an affordable price.

Here’s a quick look at the Gionee P10m’s specifications:

  • Operating System: Android 8.1.0 Oreo (Go edition) – lightweight version optimized for low RAM devices
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580A quad-core processor (1.3 GHz) – suitable for basic tasks

While the Gionee P10m won’t win any performance awards, it provides users with a functional option for everyday smartphone activities at an attractive price point.

Key Takeaways:

  • Large 6.088-inch waterdrop display for immersive viewing.
  • Powerful 4000mAh battery for long-lasting use.
  • Affordable price point for budget-conscious users.
  • 8MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera for capturing memories.
  • Runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition for smooth performance.

Gionee P10m Specifications

Feature Specification
Display 6.088-inch waterdrop display
Resolution 1440 x 720 HD+
Processor MediaTek 6580A-WA Quad-Core
Storage 16GB (expandable via microSD)
Rear Camera 8MP + 5MP dual camera
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 4000mAh
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition

Key Takeaways:

  • Large 6.088-inch waterdrop display for immersive viewing.
  • Powerful 4000mAh battery for long-lasting use.
  • Affordable price point for budget-conscious users.
  • 8MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera for capturing memories.
  • Runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition for smooth performance.


  • 6.088 inch IPS LCD touchscreen 600 x 1260 pixels
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Face Unlock
  • MediaTek MT6580A, Quad-core 1.3GHz
  • 16GB built-in storage
  • 8MP + 8MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera


Gionee P10m Smartphone Held in Hand

Gionee P10m smartphone has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that’s capacitive, and multitouch that offers an interactive experience. The Gionee P10 M sports a notched screen at the bottom of the panel with minimal bezels.

The P10m display is protected by a 2.5D curved glass screen.

The Gionee P10m appears modern and fits into the latest design trend for budget smartphones like the Ulefone Note 7, and Itel S15 Pro.

The Gionee P10m design is good and easy to carry in hand. The body is made of plastic, and it comes in Gold, Black, Blue, and Red.

The P10m comes with three cameras. At the front, you have a waterdrop notch camera with a sensor used for face unlock.

It has a dual-camera at the back with an LED flash and a speaker grill at the bottom below the Gionee brand logo.

On the right side of the P10m, you get the volume rocker and power button while on the left side, it’s completely plain.

At the base, you’ll find a mic, and a micro USB v2.0 port, for charging the device. The top of the device has the headphone jack.

Taking out the back cover of the P10m reveals the battery, dual sim card slot, and a Micro-SD slot. When trying to open the back cover of the P10m you should be careful not to break it.

Gionee P10m Waterdrop DesignDisplay

The P10m features a 6.1 inch IPS LCD display. It measures 156.21 mm x 74.08 mm x 10.9 mm and weighs about 196 grams. The screen has a resolution of (600 x 1280 pixels) and 232 PPI pixel density. It has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 71.3%.

  • Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.1 inches, 96.7 cm2 (~71.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 600 x 1280 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~232 PPI density)
  • Touch Screen Yes, up to 5 fingers
  • Display Protection Scratch Resistant Glass – 2.5D Curved Glass


Gionee P10m Dual Rear Camera System

The Gionee P10m comes with three cameras, Dual Camera 8MP AF + 0.3MP FF at the back with LED flash, and one front camera 5MP for taking selfies.

Some of the camera features include PDAF, Geo-tagging, panorama, f/2.2 aperture.

Taking a photo with the back camera in a well-lit environment, it manages to deliver pictures with excellent details.

The back camera supports video recording at 720p@30fps while the front camera allows you to take selfie pictures, video recording and do video calling.

Selfies taken on the front camera look good, but not perfect.

Face Unlock: Face Unlock is part of the setup process when you get the Gionee P10m, much like the Fingerprint. Using your face, you can quickly unlock your phone. Gionee P10m will know when you light up your phone and unlock it and remember your face.


The Gionee P10m comes with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a memory card slot expandable up to 32 GB.

  • RAM 1 GB
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Memory Card Slot up to 32 GB


Gionee P10m smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system and powered by 1.3 GHz, Quad-Core Processor and features a Mali-400MP2 GPU. It runs on the Mediatek MT6580A (32 nm) Chipset.

For the full-screen experience, The P10m is simple, easy to navigate and performs smoothly without any problems while multi-tasking.

For gamers, it runs most games smoothly. You won’t notice any lag while playing.

I was able to test out the TempleRun2 and PUBG mobile lite. Both games performed above average.

  • Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Chipset Mediatek MT6580A (32 nm)
  • CPU Quad-core CPU (4×1.3 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-400MP2

The Face Unlock on the P10m feature is fast and reliable in most lighting conditions while I used this device.

Battery Life

The Gionee P10m comes with a non-removable 4000 mAh, Li-Ion Battery without fast charging. The battery life on the P10m will almost take you throughout the day in a single charge without gaming.

You may get roughly 38 hours of use before juicing up.

  • Non-Removable Battery
  • 4000 mAh, Li-Ion Battery
  • Talk Time Up to 38 hours
  • Stand-by Up to 680 hours
  • Music Play Up to 31 hours

This device doesn’t have wireless charging.


Gionee P10m has all of the connectivity options that a standard smartphone includes.

GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G, VoLTE (Dual Stand-By), Wifi (with wifi-hotspot), Bluetooth, USB, microUSB v2.0, USB Features, & USB Charging.

Should You Buy The Gionee P10m

You should be able to get this phone for ₦ 21,900 within this price range on Nigeria or

The Gionee P10m is a budget smartphone. So you shouldn’t expect the best performance from it.

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Who’s it for?

The Gionee P10m is a phone for those that can’t afford an expensive smartphone.

It has nothing to really differentiate from other budget phones on the market, it’s simpler than most of the budget smartphone to handle and has less great features to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Gionee P10m good for gaming?

Due to its 1GB RAM and budget processor, the Gionee P10m is not ideal for demanding games.

Can the Gionee P10m take good pictures?

The 8MP rear camera can capture decent photos in good lighting conditions.

Does the Gionee P10m have fingerprint unlocking?

No, the Gionee P10m relies on PIN or pattern unlock.

How long does the Gionee P10m battery last?

The 4000mAh battery can provide all-day use on a single charge for basic tasks.

Will the Gionee P10m receive Android updates?

Software updates are unlikely due to the phone’s age and budget nature.

Is the Gionee P10m worth buying in 2024?

If you’re looking for a very basic phone for calls, texts, and light browsing at an affordable price, the Gionee P10m could be an option. However, for better performance and software support, consider newer budget phones.

What are some alternatives to the Gionee P10m?

Consider phones like the Redmi 9A or the Moto E6 Plus for similar features at a similar price point.

Where can I buy the Gionee P10m?

Availability may be limited depending on your region. Check online retailers or local electronics stores.

Does the Gionee P10m support Dual SIM?

Yes, the Gionee P10m has dual SIM card slots.



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