Rephone made in Germany

Good day.

Love this phone, Sailfish OS on this would be so nice.

What do you guys think?

  • Made in Germany
  • Use of green electricity, Ecovadis Gold Rating
  • FSC certified weed packaging
  • Removable battery: rear housing made from 100% recycled plastic, removable
  • Screwed instead of glued components allow easy repairs. Therefore no IP protection
  • Fixed repair prices and resource-saving recycling processes

Have a look at the point 7 of this community meeting for more informations.

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As far as i can tell, a Gigaset GS5, rebranded. @piggz is working on port.


I should clarify, @piggz is working on the Volla 22 which appears to be a GS5, just like the rephone.

Don’t know what the status is, but I’ll try one when @piggz gives a sign.

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That all says nothing about software support and component quality unfortunately.

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It could be a good idea to contact the enterprise and invite them to provide officially Sailfish OS. The best would be that Adam Pigg get paid.


What does “Use of green electricity, Ecovadis Gold Rating” mean?

I doubt the phone is checking the electrons on where they are coming from? :slightly_smiling_face:

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I think it’s two claims. They buy renewables electricy and have a third party rate sustainability. It’s private company supply chain green washing :slight_smile: It’s kinda sustainability / accountability outsourcing, which is not quite as scary as Functional Safety outsourcing.

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Yes, and the same as the newest Volla Phone too. That one has a red on/off button and Rehone has a green button and the battery of the Rephone is green coloured.These seems to be the only differences, besides the price, which is higher than the original GigasetGS5.
Jolla could make an appointment with Gigset in order to create a Jolla 2.


It looks like a rebranded Gigaset GS5. Rephone says parts are not glued but screwed. Gigaset doesn’t mention that, yet it offers a repair service.

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Given there are now two re-branders, and given relatively good performance (haven’t been able to compare to xperia 10iii yet) I’m considering doing it myself :wink: I wonder what numbers you’d have to order :slight_smile:


The backside differs also from GS5 and Volla 22.
Rephone has a quite chunky, edgy backside while the others have rounded sides and a flat back. Apparently one can customise a device in coöperation with Gigaset.


Somehow its OT, but: Could be a project for this cooperative Interest to create a cooperative. :wink: On the one hand for finding a nice solution with Gigaset, on the other hand with Jolla. Probably it could be some how a mixed effort between Community and Jolla to have a very nice port and somehow it could be sold with “official” SFOS license? (Perhaps only for cooperative members, to simplify warranty things?)

I like the idea of a coöperative. What do you have in mind? With a regular fee? Is this for ordinary customers too? I am no dev.

Rephone only 4g…like some other “green”
phones…teracube…shift phone…giga…

sd card support and change battery only
this is good

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Well, currently on SFOS it doesn’t really matter if the hardware supports 5G or not.


on Rephone would be running sailfish port?

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I think it is marketing, but no prove for the one or the other :slight_smile:
I do not trust the Germans since 10y ago - they started cheating on any level - selling goods produced in China as “designed in Germany” or “German quality” or “Assembled in Germany” - only dirty tricks to drain money from customers. We avoid buying German goods and AFAIK we are not the only one.
I am not aware of any German factory capable of producing mobile phones (the printed board), but I did not research deliberately on that topic.

In any case it is good to have more FAIR competition.

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@piggz is making progress on the volla 22 which appears to be the same phone. so in the near term, it’d be a port.

Heh. Well, they do actually do a large part of manufacturing in Bocholt. If I remember correctly, Gigaset was spun out of Siemens and some years ago majority purchased by a Hong Kong investment umbrella corp. So, Gigaset is actually a Chinese company :open_mouth:

The concrete manufacturing: from 2018 produced in Germany: GS185, GS280, GS290, GS195, GS4 GS5. In China I only know of GS100 und GS180, that were being produced from 2018. There’s a full table at: Gigaset Communications – Wikipedia

But for all the green washing they may do, there is more truth to their claims than those ‘designed in’ types of claims. I’m probably being naive, but would prefer to put my money into efforts to get local production back.

I’d also buy STM (franco-italian chip manufacturer) since they are investing quite heavily in European production. Even companies like Bosch, which have been shifting to China for decades are beginning to build (Berlin) again.

I’d also buy made in France or Italy. But the closer to home, the better, or?