Getnord Onyx & Walrus

Rugged waterproof (smart)phones 

  • IP 68 and MIL-STD-810G compliant
  • 1,22 m drop resistant
  • Asahi Glass 9H renewable tempered glass protector
  • Dual SIM dual standby mode
  • TÜV SÜD BABT approved
  • Bluetooth connectivity

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The worlds first rugged, metal-reinforced IP68 smartphone

When developing Getnord Onyx, we did not pursue the current trends and did not decorate it with nice- looking “aluminum” parts or painted plastic. Our engineering solutions constituted our use of aluminum and silicone alloy. Instead of something stylish or pretty, we wanted to design a tough, rugged phone, able to withstand the harshest MIL-STD-810G and IP68 tests. In order to do so, we decided to use strong, lightweight metal and advanced phone engineering and technology.

Getnord Onyx is the first rugged waterproof smartphone with an aluminium alloy core. We mount all the most crucial phone features on this core: PCBA, LCD display, camera, antennas and other important parts.

The two L shape side parts are designed for the flexural strength of the phone. The flexibility of a phone (if you sit on it, for instance) is the most common cause for a broken LCD or touchscreen. Other manufacturers ignore this problem or solve it by adding more product mass. We don‘t ignore it or bulk up our product; we solve it using our engineering know-how.

A carabiner clip is a genius solution if you are working or traveling. It gives you uber-quick access to your phone by letting you latch it onto a belt loop, camera bag, strap, purse, or whatever is convenient. But how many strong, reliable plastic phone loops have you seen that are safe to attach? With Getnord Onyx, you don’t have to worry. You can’t break the 7 mm aluminum loop – instead, the aluminum loop can and will break something (glass, in case of an emergency, for example…or, if there’s no emergency, you can use it as a nutcracker).

Lightning-fast 4G LTE+ connectivity

The Getnord Onyx uses next-generation LTE+ 4G technology, which delivers ultra high-speed connectivity through LTE Cat4 networks providing incredibly fast upload and download speeds. Lightning-fast download speeds of up to 150 Mbps give you the power to watch, listen and enjoy more.


Getnord Onyx is the thinnest rugged IP68 phone with the strongest battery. We know the importance of long hours for professionally used phones. To select a big battery from a catalog and design our phone around it would be simple; but it’s not our style. We did not want to sacrifice phone mass and thickness, so instead, we‘ve developed a specially shaped battery which perfecly fits inside the thin Getnord Onyx housing. The 4000mAh battery is two times longer lasting than any other available to similar phones. We’re talking small tablet capacity.4000mAh allows you to skip charging every single day. Standby time is numbered not in hours or days, but weeks.

Scratchproof screens have yet to be invented – but we have a solution

Many phone manufacturers praise their “Gorillas” to the stars for their tough exteriors, but have you ever seen the screen of a phone that’s more than a day old without a single scratch? A design for scratchproof screens has yet to be invented but, knowing the daily toil our phones must survive, we had to find a solution. And we did. Yes, Corning is our supplier and can use bold letters “Gorilla 3” ir Getnord Onyx specs too, but we don’t think it’s enough. We secure an additional tempered glass protector overtop Gorilla 3. The specially Japan-made Asahi glass screen protectors used on our Getnord Onyx phones possess 9H hardness, according to the Mohs scale (for reference, the highest level is H10 – the hardness of a diamond). Moreover, the protector is crystal clear, practically invisible, and does not interfere in the slightest with touchscreen sensitivity.  

If you somehow manage to scratch Asahi glass (which is next to impossible, so congratulations are in order if you do), you can change the protector by simply removing it and applying a new one. Inside the original Getnord Screen Protector Kit, you will find all the necessary tools and instructions to switch out your Asahi tempered glass. Before you know it, your screen will be like new again.

  • Highest grade Industrial and Military ruggedization
  • Tested according to IP68, MIL-STD-810G, IEC 60028-2-31 and GB/T2423.8 requirements
  • Waterproof, shockproof and dust-proof
  • Withstands low, high temperatures and temperature shock
  • Gorilla 3 + renewable Asahi Glass 9H tempered glass protector
  • First rugged IP68 smartphone with metal core
  • 4G LTE phone in thin and sturdy housing
  • Lightning fast mobile internet speed up to 150Mbps
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Ultra-Bright TFT (IPS) 1280 x 720 display
  • 5M + 8M dual camera with HD Video 720p recording function


Black colour with aluminum inserts.

Rugged outdoor features

Tested in water of 2 meters depth for 30 minutes, according to IP68 requirements 

Tested for drop-resistance from 1.22 meters; dropped 26 times at various angles on concrete, according to MIL-STD-810G, IEC 60028-2-31 ir GB/T2423.8 requirements

Tested in a small dust particles chamber, according to IP68 and MIL-STD-810G requirements. Completely repels dust of any size 

Tested in a low temperature chamber, a high temperature chamber, and for temperature shock, according MIL-STD-810G requirements


Height 157 mm

Width 78 mm

Depth 16 mm

Weight 270 g


Capacitive Multi Touch 4.7-inch touchscreen made by G-F-F technology

Ultra-Bright TFT (IPS) 1280 x 720 @ 312dpi display

Full sRGB standard

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen material

Asahi Glass 9H tempered glass renewable screen protector


Two SIM cards, working in Dual SIM Dual Standby mode

SIM1 – MicroSIM; SIM2 - NanoSIM

SIM Toolkit value added services – Mobile signature, info and others

Unlocked. Works in all Mobile operator GSM networks

Approved and allocated by TÜV SÜD BABT IMEI numbers

All ONYX models:

2G frequencies 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz – voice calls and EDGE internet worldwide

ONYX-EU model:

3G UMTS HSDPA+ frequencies850/900/1900/2100 – 3G internet access in all European, Asian, African, Oceanian, Middle East, Latin American networks, US AT&T networks and refarmed US T-Mobile networks. Not compatible with US T-Mobile not refarmed 1700/2100 Mhz AWS networks.

4G LTE+ frequencies 800/1800/2600 Mhz (bands 3, 7, 20) – 4G internet access in all European, Asian, African, Oceanian, Middle some Latin American networks. Not compatible with US LTE networks

ONYX-US model:

3G UMTS HSDPA+ frequencies 850/900/1900/2100/1700 AWS – 3G internet access in all American GSM networks, European, Asian, African, Oceanian and Middle East networks and some Latin American networks.

4G LTE+ frequencies 700/2100 AWS, 1900 PCS, 700/1700/1900 Mhz (bands 2, 4, 17) – 4G internet access in all US GSM LTE networks and some Latin American networks.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC

Qualcomm Adreno 306 GPU


8GB internal storage inclusive OS

Internal capacity is easy to extend up to 32GB with help from a standard Micro SD card 


Bluetooth v4.1

Micro USB 5 pin

WiFi 802.11b/g/n 

WiFi hotspot – allows you to share mobile internet with other users via WiFi

WiFi direct

Integrated sensors

Proximity sensor

Ambient light sensor



5 Mpx resolution front camera optimized for Video calls and selfies

8 Mpx (13 Mpx with interpolation) rear camera with CMOS sensor

f/2.0 aperture

Max. picture size 3264 x 2448 px.

Max. video format HD Video 720p


Red eye reduction filter

Color filters

Scene effects

Improved face detection

HDR mode for photos

Auto LED flash

Burst mode

Slo-mo video

Take still photos while recording video

Electronic video stabilization

Time-lapse video  

Audio & Video

High-volume 18 mm water resistant speaker

Supported Audio formats: AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, GSM-AMR, eAAC+, aacPlus v2, HE-AAC v2, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV

Supported Video formats: 3GPP, AVI, H263, H264, MPEG4, MP4, WMV, Xvid

Playlists. Artists, Albums, Songs and Playlist filters

Equalizer and sound effects

FM radio with Auto-search, RDS  and recording function

Music over Bluetooth

Battery and autonomy

Li-ion 4000mAh 3.7V battery

Max standby time 580 hours

Max call time 16 hours

GPS & Navi

A-GPS ir GLONASS positioning sensors

Integrated compass

Integrated Google GPS Navigation system

Supports any free or commercial GPS Navi app


Over 40 languages supported

Operating system

Android 4.4.4 KitKat 

Built-in Apps

System Update









File Manager

Flashlight LED

FM Radio



Sound Recorder

Google Settings






Play Store


More apps available in Google Play

In the kit


USB cable

1000mA 5V USB charger

Headset with Hands-free function

Carabiner clip

User manual

Nano to Micro SIM adapter

Headphones adapter