- Update of Google security patch to Update of February 2021
- System and function improvements
- System bugs fixed
Rugged without compromising on design
Extreme conditions call for special equipment — such as the Gigaset GX290 plus, made from solid materials. With a metal frame and reinforced two-component injection-moulded housing made of TPU, the smartphone is both waterproof and resistant to dirt and impacts. The optimised display means you can always see the screen properly, even in direct sunlight or damp conditions, while a long-lasting battery and powerful processor guarantee full reliability in the harshest conditions. And it's equally impressive on the outside: Its ergonomic design and non-slip properties make the GX290 plus the perfect companion for outdoor sports enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Hard case: waterproof, dustproof and shockproof
Rain drops and dust clouds don't stand a chance! The Gigaset GX290 plus can be used outdoors and and in harsh conditions without worry. Designed in accordance with industry standard IP68 (ingress protection), the phone can withstand complete immersion in water to a depth of up to 1.2 metres for 30 minutes. In addition, the dust-proof housing means the phone is not affected by dusty or sandy industrial environments. Even serious impacts won't harm your smartphone: Thanks to the two-component injection-moulded housing made of TPU with a reinforced with a metal frame, the GX290 plus can survive a drop test onto a steel plate from 1.20 m high completely unscathed.
Solid and practically indestructible: HD+ V-notch display with Gorilla Glass
Wet hands, slippery surfaces or dirty environments — your smartphone has to withstand a lot. To make sure you can always experience outstanding visual performance and enjoy impressive image quality on the 6.1" 19.5:9 HD+ V-notch display, the Gigaset GX290 plus is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This cover glass has a scratch-resistant and dirt-repellent surface and is robust enough to withstand thermal shocks unscathed. Furthermore, the display brightness automatically adapts to the daylight to facilitate reading in particularly bright light — ideal for outdoor activities.
Powerful and efficient: the octa-core processor
A smartphone that takes you to new levels: With an octa-core processor for up to 2.0 GHz, the Gigaset GX290 plus is top of its class. New features include accelerated performance and the ability to run multiple apps at the same time without compromising on performance. And the best thing about it? Power consumption remains low. The Mali G71 MP2 graphics processing unit ensures first-class graphics and increases the energy efficiency of the device. Thanks to the latest mobile phone standards such as 4G LTE up to CAT 6 with VoLTE and VoWi-Fi1), you'll experience higher voice quality directly over a high-speed Internet connection.
Capture those special moments — day and night
Celebrations at the summit, footage from your last canoeing trip or photos from the beach — share your adventures with friends and family. Capture memories in excellent quality with the 13-MP + 2-MP dual camera with Sony sensor and ArcSoft® optimisation. Noise suppression guarantees crisp shots even in varying light conditions, while advanced features such as AI mode, ultra-HD mode and night mode make your photos look even more professional. Perfect for extreme environments: Take photos easily with just one hand. And the external memory card gives you up to 256 GB of storage space.
Power for days: long-lasting 6200-mAh battery with quick-charging function
Always ready whenever you are, even if you're miles away from the nearest socket — the Gigaset GX290 plus really packs a lot of energy. With a talk time of up to 24 hours and a standby time of 25 days, you'll always be reachable — even in remote locations. When your battery is getting low, MTK Pump Express+ (PE+) technology means it can be recharged quickly. And if you're on the go for longer, you can even use your phone as a power bank. Use USB On-The-Go to charge devices such as torches, headphones or other external USB devices.
The Gigaset GX290 plus is part of the new Gigaset Battery Save initiative for more sustainability: Extensive tests have shown that the life of a smartphone battery can be extended many times over if it is not regularly fully charged. That's why the battery is only charged to 90 percent as standard.3)
Smart core: useful features on the go
In extreme environments, we often require a little help. Being packed with plenty of useful features therefore makes the Gigaset GX290 plus your ideal companion. For example, NFC (Near Field Communication) lets you make payments on the go easily with your smartphone and wireless charging2) means you can quickly top up your battery. GPS, A-GPS and Glonass mean you'll always know your route: Pinpoint localisation with precise navigation enables you to determine your location in labyrinth-like cities or remote mountain areas. Furthermore, face ID and a fingerprint sensor add an additional layer of security when unlocking your phone — providing a quick, easy solution that doesn't require complicated passwords.
Even smarter, even faster: Android™ 10
With Android™ 10, Google is introducing a system-wide dark mode that is pleasant for the eyes and also saves power in the smartphone battery. The gesture control now gets by completely without buttons. Wiping movements from the left or right edge of the screen replace the back button. Face recognition has also been improved. Furthermore, about 50 new security functions have been implemented, which can be found prominently in a separate privacy section in the settings. A completely new setting option regulates location access: access to an app can be limited to a certain period of use, and when the app is not in use, it cannot query the location in the background. Another exciting feature is the Family Link, which helps parents to better monitor their children's smartphone usage.
Personalised engraving for your smartphone
Add even more exclusivity and value to your Gigaset GX290 plus with a personalised engraving4) Give your smartphone a personal touch with your name, a quote or a dedication of up to 26 characters in the exclusive Gigaset company font.
The environment is important to us
At Gigaset, we deal extensively with the issue of sustainability — starting with the recycling of production materials and extending to technological innovations and logistical processes. For this reason, the Gigaset GX290 plus comes in packaging made of recyclable and compostable grass fibres. This raw material regrows rapidly and is obtained from local sources that do not use chemical additives. It produces significantly lower CO2 emissions while also using much less water and energy during production. Furthermore, aside from the adhesive film for protecting the display, we have completely eliminated plastic from the inner packaging. This is only the first step on a long road towards more sustainable production. That's why every day we work on sustainable concepts for our common future.
1) VoLTE and VoWiFi depend on operator support.
2) Depends on the used charging pad and power supply.
3) If desired, the feature can be deactivated at any time in the device settings.
4) Note about the engraving: Text that is racist, sexual or discriminatory in nature or text that breaks the law and/or breaches moral standards is not accepted and is expressly prohibited. We reserve the right not to personalise your device in such a way. You bear sole responsibility for the data you provide us with. Consequently, please thoroughly check that it is correct and complete beforehand.
SpecificationsGeneralArticle nameGigaset GX290 plusPlatform / OS VersionOperating System VersionAndroid™ 10UnlockingFace recognitionYesFingerprint sensorYesCamerasMain Camera (Photo Features)13 MP AF (SONY sensor) + 2 MP dual rear camera with ArcSoftArcSoft® solutionMain Camera (Video Features)Resolution: 1080p videoFront CameraResolution: 8 MPSmart FeaturesWireless chargingYesNFCYesIP68 water and dust proofYesOTG (USB on the go)Connect external devices, such as a USB stick, USB mouse, USB keyboard etc., Use your smartphone as a power bank to charge external devices (reverse charging)FM RadioYesDisplayScreen size6.1"/15.5 cm, 14.1 x 6.5 cmResolution1560 x 720 PixelSurfaceCorning Gorilla glass 3 with scratch-resistant and anti-smudge surfaceType19.5:9 HD+ IPS V-Notch displayNumber of colours16.7 millionCapacitive touchscreenMulti-Point (up to 5 touchpoints)Pixel density283 PPIContrast ratio1000:1Brightness580cd/m²SensorsSensor typesGravity sensor, Proximity sensor, Brightness sensor, Geometric sensor (E-compass), GyroscopeConnectivitySupported networksGSM / 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, UMTS / 3G: 900 / 2100 MHz, FDD / LTE / 4G: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHzVoice over LTE (VoLTE)YesVoice over Wifi (VoWiFi)YesWiFiIEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHzBluetooth®Bluetooth® version 5.0InterfacesDual SIM2 Nano SIM cards or 1 Nano SIM card and a micro SD CardUSB InterfaceType CUSB version2.0Headset connection3.5 mmNavigationNavigation FeaturesA-GPS, GPS, GlonassBatteryBattery typeLithium Polymer AkkuBattery capacity6200 mAh / 3.85 VBattery Usage (Examples)Stand-by up to 600h with one SIM card, Stand-by up to 500h with two SIM cards, Talk time: 50h (2G) / 24h (3G/4G), Music play up to 100h, Video play up to 10hChargerOutput power9V / 2A PE+ fast chargingCharging durationsca. 3hProcessor / ChipsetCPU TypeMediaTek Helio P23 Octa-Core MT6763CPU SpeedUp to 2.0 GHz, 4G LTE up to Cat-6MemoryInternal memory64 GBRAM working memory4 GBMemory expansion≤ 256 GBCasingSize / Dimensions162.4 mm (H), 79 mm (W), 15.3 mm (D)Weight279 gFrame materialTPU double shot moulding with metal frameIncluded in product packageEquipment1 Gigaset GX290 plus, 1 charger (USB 2.0), 1 eject pin, 1 USB Type-C cable, 1 Quick Start Guide
Download & Support
Gigaset GX290 plusManualsFirmware
Gigaset GX290 - System update version 17 03/2021
Improvements and changes with version 17:
Gigaset GX290 - System update version 14 12/2020
Improvements and changes with version 14:
- Update of Google security patch to September 2020
- To prolong the life of your smartphone battery, the charge limit is preset at 90% battery capacity. You can change this value at any time in the battery settings or switch off the charge limit.
- System bugs fixed
- System and function improvements