SpecificationsNotebook: Gigaset QV830 (QV Series)
Processor: Mediatek MT8125
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8.0 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 199 euro
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigaset QV830
Source: Expert Reviews
The display’s black levels were surprising, however. At 0.29cd/m2 the Gigaset QV380’s black levels were fractionally deeper than more expensive tablets such as the Tesco Hudl2, which is impressive. Its contrast ratio was also excellent all things considered at 1,031:1, as good as the Tesco Hudl2 and almost equalling the Asus MeMO Pad 8, both pricier tablets. Colours produced were suitably vibrant and, while not the most accurate, the display would have been respectable were it not for the low resolution and grainy texture.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Overall the Gigaset QV830 is a nice piece of kit with video delivery being superior to audio output. Included in the box is a standard-to-micro USB lead for charging and connecting to a computer. Connectivity to Wi-Fi networks is good as is its Bluetooth functionality. Additional storage is available via a micro DSD card or use USB OTG.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60%
Source: IT Pro Portal
The Gigaset QV830 isn’t perfect - it’s not an iPad mini or Kindle Fire HDX rival - but that doesn’t matter. Gigaset isn’t trying to compete with those models. The QV830 is a £70 tablet at the moment - £70! - and to pull it up for not offering the same quality or performance as far more expensive alternatives would be unfair. For a budget device, it’s great.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
With a design and build that punches above its price-point and reasonable specification, the Gigaset QV830 is all the tablet you could possibly expect for £99, and actually surprises in a couple of regards. If you spend a little more, then there are more powerful tablets around, such as the Google Nexus 7, or more features to be had on the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7. However, if your budget is fixed, and you're not looking to play the latest and greatest games, then the larger (if lower res) screen and metallic feel might be enough to keep you content.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 50% workmanship: 60%
How much should you expect from a £100 tablet? Cash-strapped people who want the style of an iPad mini for a fraction of the cost could do a lot worse than buying a Gigaset QV830. However, don’t think you’re getting everything an iPad – or even Nexus 7 – offers for less cash. Most of the specs are a year or two out of date and the Gigaset QV830’s performance is less than perfect. If you just want something to browse the web and play casual games on while lounging on the sofa, though, it’s a pretty great buy for the family. Ultra-budget tablets like this are far, far better than they used to be just a couple of years ago.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown,
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 66% features: 62% display: 61% mobility: 79%
Source: Com! - Heft 4/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 46%
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 79% features: 76% display: 79% mobility: 78%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2014
Gigaset QV830 is a multimedia focused device that keeps a slim profile and is suitable as starter tablet. Design is kept very simple and looks like any other block-shaped device but with the exception for bulges on either side. From the front, the device almost looks like a retro television set or a snapshot taken with a distorted wide angle lens. There are two color options; black or white.
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean device comes with an 8 inch 4:3 TFT panel with IPS technology. While the quality is questionable for an entertainment advertised device, it is understandable for the price range. Hardware includes a MTK MT8125 Cortex A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB DDR3L RAM and 8 GB internal storage. Users will be glad there is microSD support for an additional 32 GB of memory.
There is a 5 MP auto focus rear camera and a 1.2 MP secondary front facing camera, both adequate for the on the go snapper. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, WiFi and a mono speaker. Battery life is decent. The 3260 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery ensures up to 7 hours of video playback.
PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Quad-core ARM SoC with an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 GPU for tablets.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.