Gigaset GX290 is a rugged phone with pure Android and 6,200mAh battery

14 August 2019
Gigaset started life as a division of Siemens. Today, it is best known for making DECT phones (though it does make some Android smartphones too).

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Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019Is it really that difficult to add a Snapdragon to all these reg... moreIdk honestly, qualcomm chips are really not that much more expensive that MTK ones

  • Jazz

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2019Ugh! MediaTek P23, 720p, GG3, 32GB, $334+, what were they thinki... moreGuess it depends on your use case.

  • Anonymous

Ugh! MediaTek P23, 720p, GG3, 32GB, $334+, what were they thinking?! I love big batteries and all but I'm not going to overlook the rest of the smartphone just because it has an impressive 6200mAh battery.

  • s-pen pusher

Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019"The resolution of the LCD panel is nothing to write home about ... moredidn't you just praise 1080p there yourself, and not 720p?

Sony take note. Put such battery in your next phone

15watt farst charging lol, so funny.

A rugged phone, with a notch.... Just why.

  • Anonymous

"The resolution of the LCD panel is nothing to write home about at 720p."

I don't get this. If it was a 1080p AMOLED panel it would have gotten at least a thumbs up from you. A 1080p AMOLED because of the non-RGB matrix layout of its pixels has LESS active pixels than a 1080p LCD.

Hypocrites.

You're new to the party GSMArena, Blackview been doing this :D

  • Carl

I remember that brand. My uncle gave us a Gigaset, he bought it at Mediamarkt, a cordless phone for my house, it had interferences, the transmission quality between the base and the phone was very poor, with noise, it was useless. It ended up in the trash and we bought a Panasonic that works great at a good price too.

  • Carl

Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019Great phone. I can game on my $400 while text, call, facebook an... moreMust be the tetris, because with a PUBG or similar it'll have 0.5 fps... being useless and with its crap modem speed the lag inmense for anything online that require high speed.

It's almost an insult justify that crap specifications at its price only because its a rugged phone. You can buy a brick of rubber, seal your phone and make it rugged very cheaply.

  • hmm

Blackview BV9600 under 300 euro and have Helio P70 with AMOLED screen and 5580mAh battery. Yeah dont have the Android One but i bet you can do a lot more with that on the field then you can do with this Gigaset with Helio P23

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019because rugged phone are primarily designed for function and rel... moreFor 300 price we expect at least P60 or P70 in it. Something newer and more powerful then P23 from 90 euro phone. And on the field people want still more powerful phones just to make there work. This P23 will lag a lot and be slow. And GPS wont be good on it either. You can get rugged phones for lower price that will have more performance but yeah wont have Android one on them. This phone is basically no different then if it would have Android Go on it as useless hardware it has

  • Don

Procesor must be at least helio p35.Also mil std 810g must be there. Gorila glass 3 is better for scratch but not for drop. All this can explain this price,for now this is expensive useless smartphone.

Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019Why can't one of the devices be rugged AND have decent spect. I ... moreBecause you don't want to put in the work and research/find phones of your liking

If your obsessed with high specs and being rugged

Then get yourself the AGM brand like the X3 turbo

You want midrange soc then buy yourself a CAT brand like the s48c

Let's be real you really don't want a rugged phone you just wanted to rant

  • RikuTheBoy

Battery Is The Best Amongest.Could Be Better Without Either That Notch Or Bezel.

  • Peter Daniels

Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019because rugged phone are primarily designed for function and rel... moreWell said. I am a field worker so I need rugged phones like this with rugged build quality and a good day or two of battery life. I'm happy with the performance as long as the basics functions are working which I think is more than enough for this phone. I don't game on my phone as I don't get enough time off work so I don't need a gaming oriented performance. Also it comes with stock Android which I prefer compared to custom layouts. Thankfully there exists phones like this for people like me.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Aug 2019Why can't one of the devices be rugged AND have decent spect. I ... morebecause rugged phone are primarily designed for function and reliability, not performance, and these phones are targeted for people on the field. Do you think people who worked on field need powerful chipset like snapdragon 855? They are running essential functions (such as calling, sms) and running critical apps (like gps, maps) not gaming which no need for high performance chipset, plus those high power soc are power hungry and these people need long battery endurance

  • Anonymous

Great phone. I can game on my $400 while text, call, facebook and internet all day on this phone.

  • Anonymous

Why the hell is there a notch?
There is plenty of room on the top bezel for the camera.