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Gigaset ME GS55-6 @ Gearbest - Snapdragon 810 | 3GB RAM | 32GB Storage | 5 inch 1080P | 16MP+8MP | Dual SIM | 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MH (Price drop 16/11/16 Plus £13.30 Quidco!!) £133.00

£133.00 @ GearBest
EDIT: Pricedrop and increased cashback (Now £133 plus 10% Quidco) A lot of phone for £133 - pretty much a 2015 flagship in terms of specification. It seems that Gigaset used to be owned by Siemens s… Read More
mynameisthehulk Avatar
8m, 3w agoFound 8 months, 3 weeks ago
EDIT: Pricedrop and increased cashback (Now £133 plus 10% Quidco)

A lot of phone for £133 - pretty much a 2015 flagship in terms of specification. It seems that Gigaset used to be owned by Siemens so there is some pedigree there too. Not a bad looking device either!

Here is an extract from a German review :-

The first impression is also very positive because the box is not only the smartphone itself, a charger and a USB 2.0 to USB Type C cable, but also a high-quality headset. Last but not least, the fingerprint reader, which is located on the back of the device underneath the camera, also knows how to please. It awakens the device by a one-time placing the finger out of the standby and also turns off the screen lock as it should.

The Gigaset ME not only brings the Snapdragon 810 and 3 GB RAM under the hood, but also USB Type C, 32 GB internal memory and a beautiful 5-inch display with full HD resolution are installed in the smartphone. With current flag ships the device can not keep up, but to the IFA in September 2015 it was still top, especially since it also has a fingerprint sensor, a pulse meter and a strong 3000 mAh battery.

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

Cores: Octa Core

GPU: Adreno 430

RAM: 3GB RAM

ROM: 32GB

External Memory: TF card up to 128GB

Wireless Connectivity: 3G,4G,Bluetooth,Dual Band WiFi,GPS,GSM

WIFI: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet

Network type: GSM+WCDMA+TD-WCDMA+FDD-LTE+TD-LTE

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz TD-SCDMA 1900/2100MHz

4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

TD-LTE: TD-LTE 2600/1900/2300/2500MHz

Screen type: IPS

Screen size: 5.0 inch

Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)

Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)

Back camera: 16.0MP,with flash light

Front camera: 8.0MP

Video recording: Yes

I/O Interface: 2 x Nano SIM Slot,TF/Micro SD Card Slot,Type-C

Bluetooth version: V4.1

Sensor: Gravity Sensor

Google Play Store: Yes

Additional Features: 3G,4G,Bluetooth,Browser,Fingerprint recognition,Fingerprint Unlocking,GPS,Gravity Sensing,MP3,MP4,People,Wi-Fi

Battery Capacity (mAh): 3000mAh

Battery Type: Non-removable

Cell Phone: 1

Earphones: 1

Power Adapter: 1

USB Cable: 1

SIM Needle: 1

Product size: 14.20 x 7.00 x 0.75 cm / 5.59 x 2.76 x 0.3 inches

Package size: 17.50 x 17.50 x 4.10 cm / 6.89 x 6.89 x 1.61 inches

Product weight: 0.160 kg

Package weight: 0.380 kg

£144.14 now
- Harley_Mick
mynameisthehulk Avatar
8m, 3w agoFound 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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I've got this phone. I bought it from Antelife and it is a very impressive phone for the money. Everything works great including the heart rate scanner, battery life, speed and camera. The fingerprint scanner works every time unlocking the phone too.

The only issue I have is with the Gigaset Android Launcher. I like an app drawer whereas this has a more MIUI interface which I don't like. Not an issue as such, I installed a replacement home screen launcher called Action Launcher which works great.

Surprisingly, screen protectors and cases can be found with ease on the usual outlets. You can also make use of desk docks as the charger socket is central at the bottom of the phone. Just ensure that you get a USB-C type dock or charger cables etc, not standard Micro USB.

There are no custom ROM's that I am aware of and nor do I expect there to be any. The user base of Gigaset Me phones is too low? There is a way to root the phone and install TWRP Recovery here: [ROOT] [TWRP] Gigaset ME/ME Pro from those clever folks over at XDA Developers.

I've heard that Gigaset have now dropped out of the Android Phone market, which is a shame as they made a great phone here. Be aware though that it does mean any updates to newer Android version from Gigaset is unlikely.


Edited By: CogZog on Oct 28, 2016 00:48
7 Likes
I'm tempted as I desperately need a new phone. The problem comes if something goes wrong with the phone. I imagine there is little support and returns are surely out of the question unless you're willing to front the return costs. voted hot but not sure whether it's for me
6 Likes
Here is my 2 cents ... I would avoid the SD810.
I managed to pick up a new ZUK Z2: SD820 4GB/64GB ... it was posted on here, I got it for £170. Then I flashed the Z2's Indian firmware on it with latest security updates. It's stable & very fast.

I think the SD820 will get Nougat & a bit of future proofing.

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#1
http://i.computer-bild.de/imgs/7/4/1/4/4/9/9/Gigaset-ME-1024x576-2cc4e065cc40effa.jpg

http://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_4_zu_3_gigaset_me_cf2d6c46b8.jpg



Edited By: mynameisthehulk on Oct 27, 2016 21:26: more
#2
More information here - http://www.gigaset.com/en_en/gigaset-me-black/ RRP £349

4 Star Review on Notebook check at RRP - http://www.notebookcheck.net/Gigaset-ME-Smartphone-Review.160174.0.html

Unoxing video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t3l4VBQ4R8


Edited By: mynameisthehulk on Oct 27, 2016 21:28: more
2 Likes #3
Amazing specs at this price.
#4
Wonder if there is a 5.5 inch version?
2 Likes #5
dwl99
Wonder if there is a 5.5 inch version?

There is but I didn't see it on Gearbest. It is called the Gigaset ME Pro - http://www.gigaset.com/en_en/gigaset-me-pro-black/

Edited By: mynameisthehulk on Oct 27, 2016 21:42
1 Like #6
Powerful, shame about the ancient OS :(
#7
Rhythmeister
Powerful, shame about the ancient OS :(

Lollipop is the most used version of Android followed by KitKat. So while it may not be the newest it is the most relevant. :)
2 Likes #8
Rhythmeister
Powerful, shame about the ancient OS :(

Reviews have mentioned there is a Marshmallow update available
6 Likes #9
Here is my 2 cents ... I would avoid the SD810.
I managed to pick up a new ZUK Z2: SD820 4GB/64GB ... it was posted on here, I got it for £170. Then I flashed the Z2's Indian firmware on it with latest security updates. It's stable & very fast.

I think the SD820 will get Nougat & a bit of future proofing.
1 Like #10
iDealYou
Here is my 2 cents ... I would avoid the SD810.
I managed to pick up a new ZUK Z2: SD820 4GB/64GB ... it was posted on here, I got it for £170. Then I flashed the Z2's Indian firmware on it with latest security updates. It's stable & very fast.
I think the SD820 will get Nougat & a bit of future proofing.

Nougat will run on the majority of modern SD SoCs, it is all down to the device manufacturer.
2 Likes #11
And here we were thinking iPhones had the worst bezels in history... Damn that's an ugly phone.
#12
mynameisthehulk
iDealYou
Here is my 2 cents ... I would avoid the SD810.
I managed to pick up a new ZUK Z2: SD820 4GB/64GB ... it was posted on here, I got it for £170. Then I flashed the Z2's Indian firmware on it with latest security updates. It's stable & very fast.
I think the SD820 will get Nougat & a bit of future proofing.
Nougat will run on the majority of modern SD SoCs, it is all down to the device manufacturer.
From my understanding the SD810 will not pass Google's CTS and that's why the Sony Z3 will not get Nougat. It was speculated that it lacked the per file/folder encryption speed required.
1 Like #13
Let's make it hot.
#14
iDealYou
mynameisthehulk
iDealYou
Here is my 2 cents ... I would avoid the SD810.
I managed to pick up a new ZUK Z2: SD820 4GB/64GB ... it was posted on here, I got it for £170. Then I flashed the Z2's Indian firmware on it with latest security updates. It's stable & very fast.
I think the SD820 will get Nougat & a bit of future proofing.
Nougat will run on the majority of modern SD SoCs, it is all down to the device manufacturer.
From my understanding the SD810 will not pass Google's CTS and that's why the Sony Z3 will not get Nougat. It was speculated that it lacked the per file/folder encryption speed required.

Z3 has the SD 801
7 Likes #15
I'm tempted as I desperately need a new phone. The problem comes if something goes wrong with the phone. I imagine there is little support and returns are surely out of the question unless you're willing to front the return costs. voted hot but not sure whether it's for me
#16
iDealYou
Here is my 2 cents ... I would avoid the SD810.
I managed to pick up a new ZUK Z2: SD820 4GB/64GB ... it was posted on here, I got it for £170. Then I flashed the Z2's Indian firmware on it with latest security updates. It's stable & very fast.

I think the SD820 will get Nougat & a bit of future proofing.


was thinking of this phone but put off by no updates. are you happy? Is this phone user experience comparable with g4 plus?
1 Like #17
Looks like a good deal, didn't I read about the 810 overheating when it was released last summer?
(The processor, not this specific phone)

Edited By: escortboy on Oct 27, 2016 23:56
1 Like #18
Looks great but I need at least 6 inches.
2 Likes #19
Was looking today at this early on today also these 2>>
£123.29
Gigaset Me Pure ( GS53-6 ) 4G Smartphone 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Android 5.1 5.0 inch FHD Screen MSM8939 Octa Core 1.5GHz 8MP + 13MP Cameras Dual WiFi Bluetooth 4.1 Type-C
and
£115.99
LEAGOO Elite 1 4G Smartphone - BLACK 143810701
5.0 inch Android 5.1 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 13MP + 16MP Cameras Fingerprint ID Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Screen
3 Likes #20
lianne21
Looks great but I need at least 6 inches.

I can help you out if you need a big one
#21
Gigaset telephones are one of the best out there so I hope their mobiles are of the same calibre.
over £400 on ebay

Edited By: flamethrower on Oct 28, 2016 00:14
#22
escortboy
Looks like a good deal, didn't I read about the 810 overheating when it was released last summer?
(The processor, not this specific phone)


The 810 runs fine on my Oneplus 2 it all depends what you use it for, if you use it for gaming any cpu/GPU will heat up, has done with every phone I've owned
12 Likes #23
I've got this phone. I bought it from Antelife and it is a very impressive phone for the money. Everything works great including the heart rate scanner, battery life, speed and camera. The fingerprint scanner works every time unlocking the phone too.

The only issue I have is with the Gigaset Android Launcher. I like an app drawer whereas this has a more MIUI interface which I don't like. Not an issue as such, I installed a replacement home screen launcher called Action Launcher which works great.

Surprisingly, screen protectors and cases can be found with ease on the usual outlets. You can also make use of desk docks as the charger socket is central at the bottom of the phone. Just ensure that you get a USB-C type dock or charger cables etc, not standard Micro USB.

There are no custom ROM's that I am aware of and nor do I expect there to be any. The user base of Gigaset Me phones is too low? There is a way to root the phone and install TWRP Recovery here: [ROOT] [TWRP] Gigaset ME/ME Pro from those clever folks over at XDA Developers.

I've heard that Gigaset have now dropped out of the Android Phone market, which is a shame as they made a great phone here. Be aware though that it does mean any updates to newer Android version from Gigaset is unlikely.


Edited By: CogZog on Oct 28, 2016 00:48
#24
iDealYou
mynameisthehulk
iDealYou
Here is my 2 cents ... I would avoid the SD810.
I managed to pick up a new ZUK Z2: SD820 4GB/64GB ... it was posted on here, I got it for £170. Then I flashed the Z2's Indian firmware on it with latest security updates. It's stable & very fast.
I think the SD820 will get Nougat & a bit of future proofing.
Nougat will run on the majority of modern SD SoCs, it is all down to the device manufacturer.
From my understanding the SD810 will not pass Google's CTS and that's why the Sony Z3 will not get Nougat. It was speculated that it lacked the per file/folder encryption speed required.

It's SD800 and 801 that are the problem. Sony Z3+ and Z5 which use SD810 are getting Nougat. That being said, an update is still down to the manufacturer and not a case of supported hardware = Nougat. The LG V20 uses SD820 which has Nougat already. HTC 10 and Samsung S7 use SD820 and are planned to get Nougat. However, Lenovo haven't yet announced it for ZUK Z2.
#25
great!! cheers!!
#26
What about customs charges, with this being sent from China?
#27
Good for the money performance wise is just equalivant to this year SD 652
#28
What's the cheapest way of buying from gearbest. Is it best to leave it as dollars and let paypal do the conversion ?
#29
shame they don't have the Gigaset ME Pro model
#30
Looks like a lot of phone for the money, might be tempted if this was dual sim but heat added anyways
1 Like #31
Not worried about dated technology, still better than my current Huawei. Ordered.
#32
prellis
Looks like a lot of phone for the money, might be tempted if this was dual sim but heat added anyways

It is dual sim...
1 Like #33
Main Features:
Gigaset Me (GS55-6) 5.0 inch 4G Smartphone Android 5.1 Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 Octa Core 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 16MP Rear Camera FHD IPS Screen
Display: 5.0 inch IPS Screen
CPU: Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 Octa Core
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM. TF card up to 128GB
Cameras: Front 8.0MP + Rear 13.0MP
Bluetooth: BT4.1
Features: Dual WiFi, GPSGPS/GLONASS/Beidou
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, Dual Nano SIM cards
Networks:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
TD-LTE 2600/1900/2300/2500MHz

Edited By: maxmax on Oct 28, 2016 11:22
banned#34
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Rhythmeister
Powerful, shame about the ancient OS :(

Lollipop is the most used version of Android followed by KitKat. So while it may not be the newest it is the most relevant. :)


sure and has most glitches and safety issues have fun with a system from the 90s, would you still use windows 95?
#35
edecio
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Rhythmeister
Powerful, shame about the ancient OS :(
Lollipop is the most used version of Android followed by KitKat. So while it may not be the newest it is the most relevant. :)
sure and has most glitches and safety issues have fun with a system from the 90s, would you still use windows 95?

Well it is not from the 90s is it, it is from 2014. I would still use Windows 95 on appropriate hardware, I would still use DOS or BBC Basic if I needed to as well.
#36
dreadzone101
iDealYou
mynameisthehulk
iDealYou
Here is my 2 cents ... I would avoid the SD810.
I managed to pick up a new ZUK Z2: SD820 4GB/64GB ... it was posted on here, I got it for £170. Then I flashed the Z2's Indian firmware on it with latest security updates. It's stable & very fast.
I think the SD820 will get Nougat & a bit of future proofing.
Nougat will run on the majority of modern SD SoCs, it is all down to the device manufacturer.
From my understanding the SD810 will not pass Google's CTS and that's why the Sony Z3 will not get Nougat. It was speculated that it lacked the per file/folder encryption speed required.
It's SD800 and 801 that are the problem. Sony Z3+ and Z5 which use SD810 are getting Nougat. That being said, an update is still down to the manufacturer and not a case of supported hardware = Nougat. The LG V20 uses SD820 which has Nougat already. HTC 10 and Samsung S7 use SD820 and are planned to get Nougat. However, Lenovo haven't yet announced it for ZUK Z2.
True.
I don't want to unlock or root my Z2 ... so I may never see the official Nougat on it. :) ...
#37
seems decent for the price .
how long roughly does it take to arrive , I can live with being stuck on lollipop as that's what I'm using now .
So do we have to pay customs charges on these Revolut app is showing as £146
seriously tempted though just unsure like tony823 says worried about the returns policy
1 Like #38
stefromuk
seems decent for the price .
how long roughly does it take to arrive , I can live with being stuck on lollipop as that's what I'm using now .
So do we have to pay customs charges on these Revolut app is showing as £146
seriously tempted though just unsure like tony823 says worried about the returns policy

From my experience

- Gearbest items usually take about 1 month
- Never known anyone get customs charges with free shipping options, but is always a risk
- Returns - well you are saving £200 against the RRP and this is the gamble, if it is broken you are going to lose a little I guess
#39
Just purchased for myself, £8.82 tracked on Quidco
1 Like #40
mynameisthehulk
Just purchased for myself, £8.82 tracked on Quidco

Thanks for the post, very tempted.

Which shipping method did you choose if you don't mind me asking?

Is it worth buying insurance?

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