Outdoor smartphone Gigaset GX6 presented for 579 euros

Robust with special equipment

With the GX6, Gigaset has presented a powerful outdoor smartphone. It combines the typical properties of a robust smartphone with a design suitable for everyday use and good features. However, the price is high at 579 euros.

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The Gigaset GX6 in Titanium Gray costs 579 euros RRP.
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Gigaset has dubbed its latest product the “tailor-made outdoor smartphone” and the name is apt. In contrast to other representatives of this class, the design is suitable for everyday use. The Nokia XR20 (for the connect test) follows a similar path, but cannot keep up in terms of equipment: It runs on Qualcomm’s entry-level SoC Snapdragon 480, which is not exactly a performance miracle, while Gigaset comes up with the MediaTek Dimensity 900 solid mid-range SoC.

However, this difference is also reflected in the price: while you can get the XR20 for 310 euros (the RRP at the market launch a year ago was 499 euros), the GX6 costs 579 euros. This makes the GX6 the most expensive smartphone in Gigaset’s portfolio.

The traditional German manufacturer, European market leader for DECT telephones, does some things differently from the competition. The GX6 is one of the few smartphones with a removable battery: you can pull off the back and take out the 5,000 mAh battery. Small detail: The NFC antenna and the Qi charging coil are glued to the battery.

Also unusual are three slots for micro SD and SIM, so you can use the phone with two SIM cards and a memory extension if the internal 128 GB memory is not enough.

The software support is very good. Gigaset promises two new Android versions (i.e. Android 14) and security patches for five years for the GX6.

But there are also points of criticism. For example, Gigaset uses a panel with a fast refresh rate of 120 Hertz for the display, but it is an LCD and not the high-contrast OLED technology that you can expect at this price.

The weight is comparatively high at 278 grams, even for an outdoor smartphone.

On the other hand, we do not want to criticize the fact that the camera system consists of only one focal length, because we prefer a focal length with a good sensor to a dual camera system with low resolution and mixed quality. Gigaset does not disappoint here, at least at first glance, because the sensor manages 50 megapixels and is optically stabilized. The second lens is a macro lens.

The Gigaset GX6 will be available from September 29 for 579 euros. A wrist strap is included, but no power supply.

Gigaset GX6 technical data

  • Price and memory: 579 euros with 6/128 GB
  • Colours: black, grey
  • Size and weight: 164 x 75 x 12 millimeters and 278 grams
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 900
  • Display: LCD with 6.6 inches and 2,412 x 1,080 pixels, refresh rate 120 Hertz
  • Main camera: wide-angle with 50 megapixels (OIS, F1.9) and macro with 2 megapixels
  • Front camera with 16 megapixels (F2.0)
  • Connectivity: 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C, jack socket
  • Dual-SIM (2x Nano SIM)
  • Storage expansion via microSD
  • Removable battery with 5000 mAh, wireless reverse charging supported
  • System Android 12
  • Special features: IP68 + MIL-STD-810, freely assignable function button, fingerprint sensor integrated in the side of the frame, eyelet for wrist strap, no power pack included,

22.9.2022 von Andreas Seeger

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