Gionee Pioneer P3 budget quad core phone launched

By | December 9, 2013

Gionee the Chinese mobile phone company is quite keen to expand it’s presence in India and keeping that in mind they have come out with it’s latest offering Gionee Pioneer P3 budget smartphone.

This smartphone has been priced quite aggressively at Rs. 7,499 while it’s predecessor’s, the P1 and P2 handsets were launched earlier this year for prices of Rs 4,999 and Rs 6,499, respectively. P3 is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) device which is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad core Cortex A7 processor and has a 4.3 inch capacitive multi touch screen with enchaced color experience. Pioneer P3 runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.

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Gionee Pioneer P3 has 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of on board storage which can further be extended upto 32 GB using an external microSD card. This device has a 5 MP primary camera (rear) and a 0.3 MP (VGA) secondary or front facing camera.

Gionee Pioneer P3 launched

Gionee Pioneer P3 launched

Gionee Pioneer P3 Processor

P3 is powered up by a Quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU and it’s graphics are handled by Mali 400MP GPU. Given the processing capability of this phone it will function quite smoothly. 512 MB of RAM may sometimes play some spoil sport with your experience but at this price point the deal is quite good.


P3 has 10.9 cm (4.3″) Bright Resolution Screen, WVGA 800*480 Screen with Support for 16M colours.P3 has bright and vivid screen that brings pictures to life

Connectivity Options

P3 has all the standard connectivity options like 3G/HSPA, GPRS(class 12), EDGE(class 12), WLAN (Wifi-802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot), Bluetooth (V4.0, with A2DP). Apart from these standard connectivity options P3 also has WLAN Direct, USB Internet (Sharing Windows PC internet via USB cable), ,Gionee Xender, wireless input device(Keyboard & Mouse)


This device has a 5 megapixel auto focus primary camera which is capable of recording high definition videos and is supported by a LED flash. Features of the primary camera includes Face beauty, Panorama(Horizontal & Vertical), Eraser, Face detection, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, 99 snaps in one click, Gesture Shot, Smile Shot.

Secondary or the front facing camera is a 0.3 megapixel or VGA camera for video calling.

Battery and color

It comes with a 1700 mAh battery which is fairly good for a 4.3 inch screen, however we feel it should have been at least a 2000 mAh battery.

P3 is currently available only in two colors black and white.

Gionee Pioneer P3 key specifications

  • 4.3-inch multi-touch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels
  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor with Mali 400MP GPU for batter graphics
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 5MP primary camera with LED flash
  • 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 1700mAh battery