The latest in mid-range products makes its debut in the form of the Gionee CTRL V4S, attempting to take the Indian market by storm with a great price to performance ratio. Packing a 4.5-inch display with 854 x 480 FWVA resolution, which is similar to the CTRL V4 that was launched last year, but it got a processor upgrade from last year’s model. This year the V4S features a 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek processor, as well as 1GB of RAM on board. Keeping up with the times Gionee is packing this with Android 4.4 KitKat since being Google Play certified means that you need to have KitKat on your new device at this point. An 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash backs up the device with some pretty good shooting capabilities, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera will get you plenty of selfies. Gionee also packed an interesting feature on here called Hotknot which works like NFC but only for picture and video transfers by putting the screen of one supported device up to another.
The device is also very slim, especially for a mid-range device, coming in at only 7.8mm thick. Of course dual SIM capabilities are all here, featuring dual GSM and dual standby modes to give you the best network coverage possible. For wireless standards you’ll find a 3G modem under the hood as well as WiFi 802.11 b, g and n support, as well as GPS support for keeping you from getting lost. Bluetooth 3.0 is a bit of an unfortunate mark here as many newer Bluetooth devices require Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to work with them though. Last but not least is the 1,800 mAh battery which should be plenty of juice for the phone to last you around a day’s worth of time. The Gionee CTRL V4S comes in either black or white flavors and is reasonably priced at Rs. 9999.