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Gigaset GS Series

Gigaset GS190Processor: SC9863A, Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, Mediatek MT6737, Mediatek MT6739, Mediatek MT6750, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, Imagination PowerVR GE8100, Imagination PowerVR GE8300, PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322, Qualcomm Adreno 308, Qualcomm Adreno 505
Display: 5 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.5 inch, 5.7 inch, 6.1 inch, 6.18 inch
Weight: 0.139kg, 0.145kg, 0.149kg, 0.15kg, 0.154kg, 0.16kg, 0.172kg, 0.174kg, 0.1745kg, 0.18kg
Price: 110, 119, 149, 169, 179, 200, 249, 250, 299, 300 euro
Average Score: 70.45% - average
Average of 62 scores (from 92 reviews)
price: 93%, performance: 52%, features: 52%, display: 73%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 94%

 

Gigaset GS160

Recently, the German-based manufacturer Gigaset has announced a new entry-level mobile phone – the GS160. Its chassis is made of light but durable plastic, with a metal frame surrounding the edges. The texture of the body feels good to the touch, and its curved back allows the device to nest firmly in the palms making it perfect for one-handed use. The GS160 is a compact phone, measuring 9.5 x 144 x 72.3 mm. Not many phones are as light as the GS160, it weighs a little over 136 g. The back cover of the phone can be detached to reveal a removable 2500 mAh lithium-ion battery, which delivers a runtime of 440 hours.

The GS160 features a 5-inch 5-point capacitive touchscreen with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The display features a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 294 PPI. While the GS160 has a maximum brightness rating of 400 nits, the screen is not optimized for wide angle viewing. Other than supporting a 3.5 mm headset jack and dual SIM functions, Gigaset has surprisingly bestowed the GS160 a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device. The fingerprint scanner is not commonly found in devices within the GS160’s price range, yet it does the job well and the phone is unlocked deftly with a touch.

Resting above the fingerprint scanner is the phone’s 13MP primary camera and it is outfitted with a LED flash light, auto focus capabilities and an aperture of f/2.2, allowing the GS160 to snap great shots even in low light conditions. In addition, the GS160 comes with a 5 MP secondary front camera for selfies and video calls. The GS160 runs on Android’s latest v.6 Marshmallow operating system and uses Mediatek MT6737 quad core processor clocked at 1.25 GHz. The phone’s graphics adapter is an ARM Mali-T720 MP2, which can handle casual games at low to medium settings. However, the GS160 comes only with 1 GB of RAM, less than half of the memory compared to other competitors in the same price range. While the phone is not meant to tackle graphics-heavy games or media content, office work and light internet surfing should not be an issue. The GS160 also comes with an 16 GB of internal storage. If this is insufficient, the capacity can be expanded up to 128GB via its card slot. Considering its specs, the Gigaset GS160 will only be practical for people with very basic requirements from a smartphone.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Gigaset GS160Notebook: Gigaset GS160
Processor: Mediatek MT6737
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.139kg
Price: 149 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 69.29% - average

Average of 14 scores (from 24 reviews)

 

79.7% Gigaset GS160 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Gigaffordable. The GS160 is Gigaset’s cheapest smartphone so far. The manufacturer has even installed a fingerprint scanner for under 150 Euros (~$160). But is the device anything special or just another low-cost smartphone? Find out in the test report.

Foreign Reviews

82% Gigaset GS160
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 93% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
82% Gigaset GS160
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 93% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
65% Gigaset GS160
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 75% features: 53% display: 74% mobility: 63%
65% Gigaset GS160
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 75% features: 53% display: 74% mobility: 63%
Einsteigerhandy von Gigaset
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2017
Einsteigerhandy von Gigaset
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2017
80% Gigaset GS160
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigaset GS160
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Selbst für Einsteiger nur bedingt alltagstauglich
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2017
Selbst für Einsteiger nur bedingt alltagstauglich
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2017
64% Gigaset GS160
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 64%
64% Gigaset GS160
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 64%
60% Gigaset GS160
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Gigaset GS160
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Die Bayern probieren es jetzt günstig
Source: Go2 Mobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2017
Die Bayern probieren es jetzt günstig
Source: Go2 Mobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2017
68% Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Fingerabdrucksensor
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 55% display: 54% mobility: 88%
68% Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Fingerabdrucksensor
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 55% display: 54% mobility: 88%
Was ihr vom neuen Einsteiger-Modell erwarten könnt
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/28/2016
Was ihr vom neuen Einsteiger-Modell erwarten könnt
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/28/2016
66% Wechselakku und Fingerabdruckscanner für 150 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 66% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
66% Wechselakku und Fingerabdruckscanner für 150 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 66% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
Über Den Preis Zum Erfolg?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2016
Über Den Preis Zum Erfolg?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2016

 

Gigaset GS170

Gigaset generally manufactures DECT phones and it is no surprise when users outside of the EU don’t recognize its name. It should be noted though that Gigaset is actually a subsidiary of Siemens AG. It’s quite common to know when they say the android market is over saturated it means there is going to be some lesser known brands vying for a slice of android’s market share. With that said just what is Gigaset offering with its GS170? For a blunt start the GS170 is equipped with a Mediatek MT6737 which is usually found on budget smartphones, 2GB of memory and 16GB of internal storage with expandability options via the microSD card slot. It also has a dual sim card slot for users who have multiple numbers but only wants one device. While the Made in Germany sticker does tempt users who knows what the Germans can do it is only by brand name because the production of the actual phone is still exclusively based in china which is already a strike 1 in terms of quality credibility, although let’s not jump to conclusions just quite yet. Having a feel of its build and construction reveals nothing impressive other than your generic plastic build budget android smartphone, however the actual device surprisingly does have a removable battery which most manufacturers have omitted in recent times. Another additional feature of the GS170 is actually the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor which seems to be finally trickling down the budget stack.
The camera included in the GS170 is of the 13-megapixel kind which is highly dependent on external factors such as good lighting in order to produce a somewhat decent image, although as with most budget camera sensors out there, it does suffer in quality when lighting is bad. That being said with HDR turned on it can somewhat compensate its already lackluster camera, nonetheless users should not over expect much from its camera other than being used for general usage. As for preloaded software, the GS170 does come with a stock android 7 nougat which should help with its performance since bloatware is probably going to overwhelm its processor. Being a budget smartphone means there is going to be some corners cut although nothing too drastic such as the screen only being an IPS 720p HD display, then again this should be a given for a device of this class. However, one plus point of its display is the brightness which is good, overall colors still do remain rich and vivid to the users viewing pleasure. Lastly to top it off is the Gigaset GS170’s battery life, included is a 2500mAh removable battery which is about average when it comes to capacity but because it’s hardware isn’t power hungry users should be able to get by a day and a half with general usage as claimed by the manufacturer although there seems to be some discrepancy whereby the battery does lose its charge extremely fast even when not in heavy usage. The Gigaset GS170 presents a very mixed result as it isn’t able to perform to its specs but seems to manage a very average score throughout which is analogous to an average student in a classroom. There are many other phones to checkout at the same price range. Some with much better offerings.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Gigaset GS170Notebook: Gigaset GS170
Processor: Mediatek MT6737
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.139kg
Price: 149 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 59.5% - poor

Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

77.9% Gigaset GS170 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Back to the roots. A few years ago, smartphones with a removable battery were a dime a dozen. Nowadays such devices are rather rare. The new entry-level smartphone by the German manufacturer Gigaset is such a device. You can find out in our extensive test, how the GS170 model fares against the strong competition.

Foreign Reviews

Vernunft-Entscheidung
Source: c't - 21/17 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 09/01/2017
Vernunft-Entscheidung
Source: c't - 21/17 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 09/01/2017
Gigaset GS170 günstig & mit Fingerabdruckscanner
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2017
Gigaset GS170 günstig & mit Fingerabdruckscanner
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2017
59% Günstiges Smartphone mit Austauschakku
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 59% performance: 58% display: 55% mobility: 80%
59% Günstiges Smartphone mit Austauschakku
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 59% performance: 58% display: 55% mobility: 80%
60% Gigaset GS170
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Gigaset GS170
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Der Spezialist für DECT-Telefone versucht bei Einsteiger-Smartphones zu bestehen
Source: Toms Hardware Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/11/2017
Der Spezialist für DECT-Telefone versucht bei Einsteiger-Smartphones zu bestehen
Source: Toms Hardware Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/11/2017

 

Gigaset GS270 Plus

Specifications

Gigaset GS270 PlusNotebook: Gigaset GS270 Plus
Processor: Mediatek MT6750
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T860 MP2
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80.1% Gigaset GS270 Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Notebookcheck.com tests the Gigaset GS270 Plus, a smartphone powered by a MediaTek MT6750 and an ARM Mali-T860 MP2. The 5.2-inch device has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The GS270 Plus is available off contract.

Foreign Reviews

Gigaset GS270 Plus starker Akku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2017
Gigaset GS270 Plus starker Akku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2017
75% Kleiner Preis, große Erwartungen
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% display: 73% mobility: 85%
75% Kleiner Preis, große Erwartungen
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% display: 73% mobility: 85%
Test du Gigaset GS270 Plus : emmenez-le en week-end
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; excellent display; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2018
Test du Gigaset GS270 Plus : emmenez-le en week-end
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; excellent display; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2018

 

Gigaset GS270

Specifications

Gigaset GS270Notebook: Gigaset GS270
Processor: Mediatek MT6750
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T860 MP2
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 76% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

79.4% Gigaset GS270 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Affordable long distance runner. For a price of 200 Euros ($234), Gigaset is offering an entry level smartphone which is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery. It should not come as a surprise that the GS270 achieves a long battery life with that. We evaluate in our test what the interested buyer can expect beyond this.

Foreign Reviews

76% Smartphone mit 2 Tagen Akkulaufzeit
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
76% Smartphone mit 2 Tagen Akkulaufzeit
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%

 

Gigaset GS370 Plus

With its 151 × 72 × 8.2 mm aluminum housing, the smartphone makes a haptic and visual sense of something. This fits the relatively high weight of 145 grams. Above the screen, the front camera and a notification LED are housed. The speaker sits at the bottom on the right side, the microphone on the left. In the middle there is a microUSB input that supports USB-on-the-go (OTG): With the right cable, it supplies connected devices with power. So, the GS370 serves as a power bank. One card slot for two SIM cards and one microSDXC card is located on the left side of the GS370 plus, on the right there are volume rocker and power button. The dual camera has its place on the back in the upper left corner, the fingerprint sensor is placed well in the middle of the top. The aluminum case was unfortunately prone to fingerprints in the test, but in practice it bothers more that it is a bit slippery. With its Soc MediaTek MT6750 and 4 GB of RAM, the Gigaset has enough to ensure a smooth and efficient experience in most situations. Fortunately, the mobile only heats very little, either after prolonged solicitations CPU + GPU couple or after 10 minutes of photo and video capture. The temperature never exceeds 36 C, which will not interfere with the use. The main camera is a combination of 13 megapixel phase-contrast autofocus sensor, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash, and 8-megapixel sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens. If necessary, the user can switch between the two lenses within the camera app; there are two zoom levels, so to speak. In addition, there is a blur effect realized with the dual camera: Here you can specify which area should be sharply displayed. The dual camera proved to be mixed in quality. In very good light, the image quality is great. When the light is not quite as optimal, shots quickly become fuzzy and washed out. It is now a habit for Gigaset: the company has delivered a near-stock version of Android on its mobile. App drawer, virtual desktops, shortcuts / notifications panel, everything is there; regulars and neophytes should find their way quickly. The manufacturer has still added a few small home features, including the ability to perform certain actions with gestures on the fingerprint sensor or limit the resources used by the applications in the background. Unfortunately, autonomy is not really the strong point of this Gigaset. Unlike the GS270+ which shipped a massive battery, the GS370 Plus opts for a slightly smaller capacity (3000 mAh) and suffers a little. It will handle a real autonomy of about a day in moderate use. It takes about 2 full hours to recharge the beast with the block provided in the box. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Gigaset GS370 PlusNotebook: Gigaset GS370 Plus
Processor: Mediatek MT6750
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T860 MP2
Display: 5.7 inch, 2:1, 1440 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 82% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

81% Gigaset GS370 Plus Smartphone review | Notebookcheck
Wasted potential. With the GS370 Plus, the German communications company Gigaset offers an attractively priced mid-range smartphone with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Weaknesses with the screen, among other things, damage our overall impression of the 5.7-inch device though.

Foreign Reviews

Gigaset GS370 Plus
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2018
Gigaset GS370 Plus
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2018
82% Gigaset GS370 Plus Smartphone ausprobiert
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
82% Gigaset GS370 Plus Smartphone ausprobiert
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
Mittelklasse mit Dual-Kamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2017
Mittelklasse mit Dual-Kamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2017

 

Gigaset GS370

Specifications

Gigaset GS370Notebook: Gigaset GS370
Processor: Mediatek MT6750
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T860 MP2
Display: 5.7 inch, 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 250 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 62% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

Schnörkelloses 200 Euro-Smartphone
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2018
Prueba Gigaset GS370. De todo un poco
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; large battery capacity; powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2018
62% Test av Gigaset GS370: En nykomling utan överraskningar
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 62%

 

Gigaset GS185

Specifications

Gigaset GS185Notebook: Gigaset GS185
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 308
Display: 5.5 inch, 2:1, 1440 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.149kg
Price: 179 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 65.5% - average

Average of 16 scores (from 22 reviews)

 

78.8% Gigaset GS185 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Made in Germany. With the GS185, Gigaset launches the first smartphone designed and assembled in Germany. Considering the price is significantly below 200 Euros (~$233), expectations should not be pitched too high. However, the GS185 offers a trendy 2:1 display and a strong 4000 mAh battery. Find out where it is lacking in this review.

Foreign Reviews

52% Gigaset GS185 günstiges Smartphone „Made in Germany“
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 52%
52% Gigaset GS185 günstiges Smartphone „Made in Germany“
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 52%
80% Gigaset GS185
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigaset GS185
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
58% Die besten Phones unter 200 Euro
Source: Android Smartphone - 6/18 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 34% display: 56% mobility: 61% workmanship: 80%
58% Die besten Phones unter 200 Euro
Source: Android Smartphone - 6/18 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 34% display: 56% mobility: 61% workmanship: 80%
58% Gigaset GS 185
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 34% display: 56% mobility: 61% workmanship: 80%
58% Gigaset GS 185
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 34% display: 56% mobility: 61% workmanship: 80%
Gigaset GS185 schlichtes Design, lange Akkulaufzeit
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2018
Gigaset GS185 schlichtes Design, lange Akkulaufzeit
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2018
70% Gigaset GS185 Dunkler Akkugigant aus Deutschland
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Gigaset GS185 Dunkler Akkugigant aus Deutschland
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Gigaset GS185
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2018
Gigaset GS185
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2018
74% Gigaset GS185 So gut ist das Smartphone "Made in Germany"
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% display: 66% mobility: 90%
74% Gigaset GS185 So gut ist das Smartphone "Made in Germany"
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% display: 66% mobility: 90%
82% Gigaset GS185 das erste Smartphone made in Germany
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 86% workmanship: 80%
82% Gigaset GS185 das erste Smartphone made in Germany
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 86% workmanship: 80%
Prueba Gigaset GS185, un alemán con carácter
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2019
Prueba Gigaset GS185, un alemán con carácter
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2019
50% Test Du Gigaset Gs185 : L'Extrême Simplicité Allemande Pour Contrer Xiaomi
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
50% Test Du Gigaset Gs185 : L'Extrême Simplicité Allemande Pour Contrer Xiaomi
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

 

Gigaset GS180

Specifications

Gigaset GS180Notebook: Gigaset GS180
Processor: Mediatek MT6737
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 149 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

75% Gigaset GS180 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Gigaset's GS185 is the first smartphone made in Germany after a very long time. Its more affordable cousin, the Gigaset GS180, is also designed in Germany. We took a closer look at the 149-Euro (~$174) smartphone equipped with Android 8.1, VoLTE, Dual-SIM, and a 5-inch display.

Foreign Reviews

81% Gigaset GS180
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 78% display: 80% mobility: 82% workmanship: 78%
81% Gigaset GS180
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 78% display: 80% mobility: 82% workmanship: 78%
Gigaset GS180 Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Wechselakku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2018
Gigaset GS180 Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Wechselakku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2018

 

Gigaset GS100

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

The Gigaset GS100 is a new entry-level smartphone, which still offers a rich set of features and a panorama display. It has a simple plastic case. There are advantages and disadvantages to this cheap construction though. The plastic case can look cheap compared to a glass panel or metal construction but it is somewhat more resistant to cracks, breaking, scratches and fingerprint smudges. Also, a user can take the back off, which reveals a removable battery. The GS100 weighs 174 g despite its mainly plastic construction, making it heavier than many similar devices. With its MTK 6739 quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo in the Go Edition, the GS100 delivers enough performance for almost any application from Instagram to WhatsApp. The GS100 runs on Android Go, which is great for entry-level smartphones. The Go edition requires less processing power and makes do with the built-in RAM, yet still delivers a smooth user experience. For games, the GS100 is powerful enough to handle light gaming, but users will need a faster smartphone if they want to play more demanding games. Plenty of memory and unlimited connectivity are ensured by a dual SIM and a separate MicroSD slot, which can expand the 8 GB of internal memory by up to 128 GB. Snapshots and selfies are captured with 8 and 5 megapixels, respectively, and can then be viewed on the 5.5-inch 18:9 HD+ IPS display at a resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels, which is excellent in this class. The dirt-repellent and scratch-proof 2.5D glass ensures a clear view, and with its slightly rounded corners, it transitions smoothly into the phone's body in Lemon Green, Cobalt Blue or Graphite Grey. The GS100 goes a step further in terms of features and technology. With its NSP audio processor, it targets users who place great value on an especially well-controlled sound with lots of volumes and a wider frequency range. The HD Voice feature suppresses background noise and interference during phone calls. The 3,000 mAh lithium polymer battery offers a decent performance with 550 hours of standby time or 80 hours of music listening (screen off). Thanks to the rapid charging function, with 1.5 A instead of 1 A, the GS180 is recharged 50 percent faster than standard phones. Being replaceable, the battery offers flexibility and extended durability. With the USB-on-the-Go (OTG) function, the user can connect all kinds of USB devices to the phone such as USB mice or keyboards. It also works the other way around and the phone can be used as a power bank. As a conclusion, the Gigaset GS100 is aimed specifically at price-sensitive customers who nevertheless still want a full-featured smartphone; whether used as a kid's first smartphone, the second phone on vacation, or as a device for everyday use.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

The Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-1E8 is a quiet 15.6-inch office notebook that barely heats up. It features a Core i3 processor from the Skylake generation, which provides the right computing power. Toshiba delivered a basic, 15.6-inch office laptop that is aimed primarily at professional users with its Satellite Pro R50-C. Toshiba uses black plastic exclusively for the casing of its Satellite Pro. The base unit's upper side and lid's back are textured to imitate brushed aluminium. The black plastic is barely decorated with subtle straight lines, the keyboard and trackpad are both black, and only the lid’s Toshiba logo is decorated in metallic, shining plastic. At 2.3 kg, the R50 isn't the lightest laptop around but it's portable. The 6th generation Intel Celeron 3855U processor and the 4 GB of RAM installed has the computing power necessary to run a smooth office or Internet applications. The laptop barely heats up and always works quietly. Besides that, the 128 GB SSD would let the system respond faster and booting times would be shorter. Intel's HD Graphics 510 graphics unit takes care of video output. This laptop can render a few games smoothly. This applies to games that do not have high hardware requirements. Thus, the user will have to be satisfied with low resolutions and low-quality settings even in these games. The matte 15.6-inch screen in Toshiba's laptop has a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Both brightness (216.7 cd/m²) and contrast (390:1) are average. Toshiba installs a viewing angle dependent TN panel into its Satellite. Thus, the screen is not legible from every position. However, it has a matte finish to take the edge of brightly lit office environments. The R50’s keyboard has a sensible layout, with large keys and a number pad, and the Scrabble-tile typing surface proved pleasing to use. The keys were consistent, with a light, rapid action aided by the solid base. The trackpad was fine with Toshiba steering clear of any gimmicks. The smooth surface turns out to be accurate. Toshiba is quite generous with USB ports. The laptop offers four Type-A ports (2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 Gen.1). Furthermore, two video-outs are installed. The interface positioning could be improved. The left-sided USB port is on the same level as the wrist rest. The stereo speakers are situated above the keyboard behind a perforated cover. They produce a thin, mostly bass-free sound. Using headphones or external speakers is recommended for a better sound experience. As a conclusion, designed with both casual and professional users in mind, the Satellite Pro R50-C allows for quiet work. A high-definition display and a full-size keyboard improve performance. Thanks to its combination of performance and reliability, the Satellite Pro R50-C is the ideal notebook for the basic office environment.

Specifications

Gigaset GS100Notebook: Gigaset GS100
Processor: Mediatek MT6739
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GE8100
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:8, 1440 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.174kg
Price: 119 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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72.3% Gigaset GS100 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The GS100 is Gigaset’s cheapest smartphone, costing 119 Euros (~$136). The device comes in a choice of bright colors and has a removable battery, but can the GS100 justify its price?

 

Gigaset GS280

Specifications

Gigaset GS280Notebook: Gigaset GS280
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 505
Display: 5.7 inch, 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.1745kg
Price: 249 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 76.33% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

78% Gigaset GS280 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
German manufacturer Gigaset aims primarily at video streamers with its latest GS280 smartphone and equips it with a large battery as well as a bright high-resolution display. In addition, it is also supposed to house a decent camera and offer adequate system performance. Find out in our test whether or not Gigaset succeeded with its ambitious goals.

Foreign Reviews

83% Gigaset GS280 Mittelklasse-Handy „Made in Germany“
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 84% features: 78% display: 87% mobility: 93%
83% Gigaset GS280 Mittelklasse-Handy „Made in Germany“
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 84% features: 78% display: 87% mobility: 93%
62% Gigaset GS280
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 62% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 78% workmanship: 80%
62% Gigaset GS280
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 62% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 78% workmanship: 80%
Gigaset GS280 Enormer Akku in stabiler Alu-Hülle - aber magere CPU
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2019
Gigaset GS280 Enormer Akku in stabiler Alu-Hülle - aber magere CPU
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2019
84% Smartphone Made in Germany Nr.2!
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 81% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80%
84% Smartphone Made in Germany Nr.2!
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 81% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80%

 

Gigaset GS110

Specifications

Gigaset GS110Notebook: Gigaset GS110
Processor: SC9863A
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322
Display: 6.1 inch, 19.2:9, 1280 x 600 pixels
Weight: 0.154kg
Price: 110 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Gigaset GS110
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2019

 

Gigaset GS195

Specifications

Gigaset GS195Notebook: Gigaset GS195
Processor: SC9863A
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322
Display: 6.18 inch, 18.7:9, 2246 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.18kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70.9% Review Gigaset GS195 Smartphone - Mobile phone from German production | Notebookcheck
The Gigaset GS195 comes from German production and in a particularly ecological packaging to the buyer. For less than 200 Euros, it should not only impress with a stylish glass design, but also with a large rechargeable battery. In the test we look at whether this is successful.

Foreign Reviews

Gigaset GS195 Preiswert, großer Akku aber auch einige Macken
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2019
Gigaset GS195 Preiswert, großer Akku aber auch einige Macken
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2019
60% Gigaset GS195
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Gigaset GS195
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Gigaset GS190

Specifications

Gigaset GS190Notebook: Gigaset GS190
Processor: Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GE8300
Display: 6.1 inch, 19,5:9, 1560 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.172kg
Price: 169 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

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70.8% Review Gigaset GS190 Smartphone – Too expensive despite large battery? | Notebookcheck
Compared to its predecessor, the Gigaset GS190 offers a much more modern design. However, the manufacturer has also tightened the price screw - can this still justify the level of equipment?

 

Comment

Gigaset:

Gigaset Communications GmbH is a manufacturer of DECT phones, tablets and smartphones, headquartered in Germany and originated from a subsidiary of Siemens, but has been part of Arques Industries since 2008.

The market shares in the smartphone range are just as low as the amount of test reports. The achieved ratings are average (as of 2016).


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322: Entry level graphics card based on the PowerVR Rogue architecture with support for OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.1.Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm.Qualcomm Adreno 505: Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Imagination PowerVR GE8100: Integrated graphics card for entry level ARM SoCs. Smallest variant of the Series8XE series of GPUs (GE8xx0) with a peak fillrate of only one pixel/clock.Imagination PowerVR GE8300: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Mediatek:

MT6737: ARM based quad-core SOC (4x Cortex-A53) with 64-bit support and a clock of up to 1.3 GHz.MT6750: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 up to 1.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 up to 1 GHz) with 64-Bit support and integrated LTE Cat. 6 radio.MT6739: Entry level quad core soc (4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.5 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 4 DL / Cat 5 UL), Wifi and PowerVR GE8100 GPU.Helio A22 MT6761: ARM based quad core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).Qualcomm Snapdragon:

425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.430: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X6 LTE (Cat. 4) modem. :

SC9863A: Entry level octa core SoC with 8 ARM Cortex-A55 cores in two clusters. One performance cluster with up to 1.6 GHz and a efficiency cluster with up to 1.2 GHz. The SoC also integrates an LTE modem, a IMG8322 GPU and 1080p video support.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.139 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.18 kg:


70.45%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-07-18)