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Review: General Mobile GM 6

Review: General Mobile GM 6


General Mobile recently announced the launch of three new smartphones under Google’s Android One initiative. The GM 6 is the top-end smartphone in the lineup from the company.

The phone comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display that offers a resolution of 720-by-1280 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch. Just below the display, you will find a fingerprint scanner that also acts as the Home button.

The GM 6 is built using a metal frame on the edges, while the body itself is made of rubberized hard plastic. The back panel has a non slippery rugged feel to it. The GM 6 is quite lightweight, weighing in at 150 gms.

On the top of the display, you will find an 8-megapixel front camera for all your selfie requirements. Flip the phone around, and you come face to face with a 13-megapixel primary camera at the rear. Just next to the camera module sits the dual tone LED flash.

On the left edge of the device, you will find the volume rockers, while on the right edge you get the power button. On the top edge, you will find the 3.5mm audio jack, and at the bottom edge is where you will find a micro USB port along with two speaker grilles.

The back plate of the phone is removable and that reveals the battery compartment, the dual SIM slots and the microSD card slot. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor.

The phone comes with 3GB of RAM onboard. The GM 6 also packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded to up to 128GB using a microSD card. The General Mobile GM 6 runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh removable battery.

Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G and 4G. The phone also comes with sensors such as Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

I ran the AnTuTu benchmark on the General Mobile GM 6 and I ended up getting 37927 points. Though the score says that the GM 6 is a mid-range phone, the overall performance of the device was quite good. Day to day smartphone use was quite good and we did not encounter any issues when multi-tasking or flipping through multiple app windows.

For a very affordable price of AED 549, you get the Android One experience, good mid-range performance, and decent cameras. If you are looking for an affordable second phone, you could check out the General Mobile GM 6.

Price: AED 549



howsick Chris N. Fernando is the Chief Editor of Channel Post Middle East and Africa. He is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is easily excited by the smallest of technologies around. He is an Android fanboy at heart, who also owns an iPhone, a Windows Phone, and a BlackBerry. Though he uses a MacBook Pro at work, he also uses a Windows PC, an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 for all his gaming requirements. True gadget lover at heart!
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