Gigaset QV830


Gigaset QV830Notebook: Gigaset QV830 (QV Series)
Processor: Mediatek MT8125
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8.0 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.34kg
Price: 199 euro
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 63%, features: 63%, display: 70% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gigaset QV830

60% The Gigaset QV830 is a cheap Android tablet with slow performance and a low-resolution screen
Source: Expert Reviews English
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%
80% Gigaset QV830
Source: Gadgetspeak English
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%
80% Gigaset QV830 review: A sterling budget Android tablet
Source: IT Pro Portal English
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%
70% How much tablet can you feasibly get for under £100?
Source: Techradar English
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%
60% Gigaset QV830 review
Source: T3 English
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%

Foreign Reviews

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73% Tablet-Newcomer
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 66% features: 62% display: 61% mobility: 79%
46% Gigaset QV830
Source: Com! - Heft 4/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 46%
85% Gigaset QV830
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Gigaset QV830
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 79% features: 76% display: 79% mobility: 78%
Test de la tablette Gigaset QV830 : géniale dans son format, moins dans son confort
Source: 01Net French 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Quad-core ARM SoC with an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 GPU for tablets.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

8.0": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.34 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Acer Iconia Tab A1-841HD
Mediatek MT8389
» Lenovo Yoga 8
Mediatek MT8389
» Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Mediatek MT8121
» Dell Venue 8
Atom Z2580
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Mediatek MT8389

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo A10-70-59409034
Mediatek MT8312, 10.1", 0.56 kg
» Archos 101 Xenon
Mediatek MT8389, 10.1", 0.63 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-841
Mediatek MT8389, 7.9", 0.358 kg
» Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha
Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.117 kg
» Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
unknown, 7.0", 0.29 kg
» Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.333 kg
» MSI Primo 93
unknown, 9.7", 0.62 kg
» Acer Liquid E3 / E380
Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.135 kg
» Lenovo A10-59407931
unknown, 10.1", 0.54 kg
» Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
Mediatek MT8389, 10.1", 0.57 kg
» Huawei Ascend G610
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H
Atom Z2560, 11.6", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
MP5232, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.18 kg
» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
Mediatek MT8389, 7.9", 0.45 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
Mediatek MT8389, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
Atom Z2420, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Archos 79 Xenon
unknown, 7.9", 0.32 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad A10
Mediatek MT8121, 10.1", 0.5445 kg
» Lenovo K900
Atom Z2580, 5.5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Zenfone 4
unknown, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.13 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» Lenovo S5000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 7.0", 0.246 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-02- 4)