Gionee GN708W is an expensive quad-core MT6859 phone!

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Gionee were one of the first Chinese phone makers to show off their quad-core MT6589 phones, and now they are one of the first to get to market with the $288 Gionee GN708W set to arrive on sale in just a few days.

Priced at 1799 Yuan ($288) the GN708W is much more expensive than quad-core MTK phones from the likes of UMi and JiaYu, however early adopters are already flocking after the phone and shortages expected.

The design of the GN708W aka Elegance 2 is nothing much to shout home about, and the 4.5-inch screened phone looks very similar to any number of Chinese smartphones currently on sale.

Even less shocking is the hardware, and the Gionee follows specs similar to those listed on phones set to go on sale later in the year at considerably less. Resolution is 960 x 540, the MT6589 CPU runs at 1.2Ghz with 1GB RAM and there is a 8 mega-pixel rear camera and 2100 mAh battery.

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While the GN708W does come from one of the larger Chinese phone makers, offers a 2100mAh battery and has been Antutu benchmarks of 13,000+, the price just seems far too expensive! In fact for less than the Gionee the Samsung Eyxnos equipped Newman N2 with 13 mega-pixel camera can be bought, so too could the Xiaomi M1s, not to mention the awesome UMi X2 with 1080 5-inch display!

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  • Barack Obama

    oh yes, expensive

  • lahkok

    Those aren’t even the carbon one isn’t it? Lame.

  • Airyl

    Waaaaaaay overpriced, might as well get the Umi X2 or JiaYu G4. Speaking about the G4, am I the only one who thinks the design is a bit reminiscent to the Iphone?

  • Barack Obama

    Jiayu G4 is more like the Xiaomis…personally I detest the design

    • http://gravatar.com/g2-d5bd30ea719bf921b44d25b6c542b366 fred

      I “detest” lol, truly epic man, you just made my day:)

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    • faizan

      Hi gizchina, can any one confirm me about above Gionee ohne is same as FLY IQ446 Magic ??? i have seen pics of both , they have nothing different on specs or even looks, but is it that Gionee makes for Fly as well or it is just like copy or what??? waiting for your reply

  • naskar

    This normal price for smartphone on modern low power consumption Quadcore CPU!
    Xiaomi M1s – Dual-core CPU (wrong class) (
    UMi X2 – no bad… but, Single SIM card (
    Newman N2 – same, and 4 sens buttons, IMHO, thoughts (
    Ordered this device, awaiting, i’m happy! ))

  • naskar

    UPD. Sorry, UMi X2 – no bad… Yeah
    5.0 Inch, IPS Retina Screen, Gorilla Glass 2 Display, PPI 441. Cool. But display biggest for me )

  • faizan

    Hi gizchina, can any one confirm me about above Gionee ohne is same as FLY IQ446 Magic ??? i have seen pics of both , they have nothing different on specs or even looks, but is it that Gionee makes for Fly as well or it is just like copy or what??? waiting for your reply

  • Chandra

    Do you know who the camera module and sensors makers are for this phone, Ginee 708W?