Gionee GN708W is an expensive quad-core MT6859 phone!


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.

gionee gn708w benchmarks

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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22 Comments

  1. Barack Obama
    February 8, 2013

    oh yes, expensive

  2. lahkok
    February 8, 2013

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

  3. Airyl
    February 9, 2013

    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?

  4. Barack Obama
    February 9, 2013

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

    • February 9, 2013

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

  5. Guest
    February 9, 2013

    oh yes, expensive

  6. Guest
    February 9, 2013

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

  7. Guest
    February 9, 2013

    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?

  8. Guest
    February 9, 2013

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

    • Guest
      February 9, 2013

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

  9. March 3, 2013

    смартфон уже появился в продаже,кого интересует читайте здесь novotor.jimdo.com/gionee-gn708w

    • faizan
      June 30, 2013

      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

  10. Guest
    March 3, 2013

    смартфон уже появился в продаже,кого интересует читайте здесь novotor.jimdo.com/gionee-gn708w

    • Guest
      July 1, 2013

      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

  11. naskar
    April 13, 2013

    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! ))

  12. naskar
    April 13, 2013

    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 )

  13. Guest
    April 14, 2013

    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! ))

  14. Guest
    April 14, 2013

    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 )

  15. faizan
    June 30, 2013

    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

  16. Guest
    July 1, 2013

    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

  17. Chandra
    August 26, 2013

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

  18. Guest
    August 27, 2013

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