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Gigaset GS270 Plus Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Tanja Hinum (translated by Alex Alderson), 05/31/2018

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.

Gigaset currently offers several affordable smartphones with different feature sets. The GS170 and GS270 cost less than 200 Euros (~$233) and are suitable for those who just want the basics. The GS370 Plus is slightly more powerful and priced accordingly at around 300 Euros (~$349). The Gigaset GS270 Plus slots between these price brackets at 250 Euros (~$291).

The GS270 Plus is practically identical to the GS270, the only differences being RAM and internal storage related. The GS270 Plus is equipped with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC flash memory compared to the 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage found in the GS270. The rest of the connectivity corresponds with the GS270 Plus being a budget smartphone. The 5,000 mAh battery is one of the things for which the Gigaset GS270 series stands out.

We will be comparing the GS270 Plus against the TP-Link Neffos N1, the LG X power 2 and the Nokia 6 (2018). We will also be using the GS270 and the GS370 Plus against which to compare the GS270 Plus to highlight what differences there are between the Gigaset handsets.

good (80%) Gigaset GS270 Plus Mediatek MT6750ARM Mali-T860 MP2 Smartphone - 05/27/2018 - v6
Test device courtesy of Gigaset Deutschland
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Gigaset GS270 Plus (GS Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, Scratch resistant and dirt repellent , glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD card slot, up to 128 GB supported, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gravity sensor, Brightness sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Positional sensor, Proximity sensor, Micro USB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B7/​B20) • Network: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE-A, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.95 x 149.5 x 74 ( = 0.35 x 5.89 x 2.91 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 47 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 26 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 850 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 700 h
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.2 contrast auto-focus (AF), LED flash, videos at up to 1080p/30 FPS
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Single speaker, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, Headphones, USB charger, USB Type-A to Micro USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value body: 1.356 W/kg, SAR value head: 0.562 W/kg, fanless
Weight
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The GS270 Plus is available in blue and black. The back of the device is made of plastic and houses the main camera and the fingerprint sensor. The power button and volume rocker sit firmly in their mounts and feel very stable. These are on the right-hand side of the device, with the SIM-card tray located on the top left-hand side.

The GS270 Plus is well crafted with no uneven gaps or rough edges between materials.

There is also an LED indicator on the front of the device for notifications and charging status.

Size Comparison

155 mm / 6.1 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs154.7 mm / 6.09 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 164 g0.3616 lbs154.4 mm / 6.08 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 165 g0.3638 lbs149.5 mm / 5.89 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.95 mm / 0.3524 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs149.5 mm / 5.89 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.95 mm / 0.3524 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs148.8 mm / 5.86 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs

Connectivity

The G270 Plus is powered by a MediaTek MT6750, while graphics are handled by an ARM Mali-T860 MP2. These are complemented by 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. There is a 3.5 mm jack for connecting wired headphones or external speakers at the top of the device and a Micro USB 2.0 port on the bottom.

It is worth noting that the micro USB port is at a slight angle, so the cable looks unnatural when plugged in. This unusual angle should have no impact on daily use if somebody doesn’t try to bend the cable straight. We encountered no such similar behavior with the 3.5 mm jack.

The GS270 Plus has a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, one which is positioned higher than on many other devices.

The GS270 Plus has dual-SIM functionality and supports up to 128 GB microSD cards. You can only use the dual-SIM functionality at the expense of using a microSD card though. You will need to use only a single SIM if you plan to use a microSD card.

Software

The GS270 Plus ships with Android Nougat 7.0. Our device had Android security patch level October 5, 2017 installed at the time of testing. The software experience is practically stock Android save for a few preinstalled apps. We have included some of these in the second screenshot below. These include apps for a phone carrier, weather, fuel and help among others. The additional preinstalled apps can be uninstalled without issue.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Preinstalled apps
Preinstalled apps
App Drawer with a list of preinstalled Google Apps among others
App Drawer with a list of preinstalled Google Apps among others
Quick-settings menu
Quick-settings menu
Internal Storage menu within Settings
Internal Storage menu within Settings
Software Info menu within Settings
Software Info menu within Settings

Communication & GPS

The GS270 Plus supports GSM, UMTS and LTE over many bands. GSM is supported across 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz while the device supports UMTS bands 900 and 2100 MHz. LTE works across 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. Our test device had good network reception where there was coverage throughout our tests. Additionally, the GS270 Plus supports Bluetooth 4.0. There is IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi support. Our test device performed poorly in our Wi-Fi tests. It achieved 60.2 Mbit/s receive and 61.8 Mbit/s transmit in iperf3 Client. This is around 80% slower than the GS270 despite having the same internal hardware. The GS270 Plus performed equally poorly compared with our comparison devices too, finishing second bottom ahead of the LG X power 2.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 6 2018
Adreno 508, 630, 32 GB eMMC Flash
289 MBit/s ∼100% +380%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=449)
228 MBit/s ∼79% +279%
Gigaset GS270
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 16 GB eMMC Flash
110 MBit/s ∼38% +83%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 64 GB eMMC Flash
108 MBit/s ∼37% +79%
TP-Link Neffos N1
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P20 MT6757, 64 GB eMMC Flash
101 MBit/s ∼35% +68%
Gigaset GS270 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 32 GB eMMC Flash
60.2 MBit/s ∼21%
LG X power2
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45.7 MBit/s ∼16% -24%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 6 2018
Adreno 508, 630, 32 GB eMMC Flash
345 MBit/s ∼100% +458%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=449)
217 MBit/s ∼63% +251%
Gigaset GS270
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 16 GB eMMC Flash
111 MBit/s ∼32% +80%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 64 GB eMMC Flash
102 MBit/s ∼30% +65%
TP-Link Neffos N1
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P20 MT6757, 64 GB eMMC Flash
102 MBit/s ∼30% +65%
Gigaset GS270 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 32 GB eMMC Flash
61.8 MBit/s ∼18%
LG X power2
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 16 GB eMMC Flash
51.2 MBit/s ∼15% -17%
GPS test: Outside
GPS test: Outside
GPS test: Inside
GPS test: Inside

The GS270 Plus supports A-GPS, GPS and GLONASS, but it performed poorly in our tests. Our test device managed to locate us to an accuracy of eight meters indoors, something which did not improve when outdoors.

The lack of GPS accuracy bore out in our practical GPS test, during which we took the GS270 Plus out on a bike ride with a Garmin Edge 520 and compared their data. The GS270 Plus is accurate over straight stretches but struggles to accurately track us when cornering and in narrow built-up areas. Our test device could not place us on the correct side of the street either. Overall, the GS270 Plus is over 97% accurate to the Garmin Edge 520 in terms of total distance covered. There is just a 0.12 km difference between the two devices in just over 5 km.

GPS Garmin Edge 520: Overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520: Overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520: Bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520: Bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520: Riding through a wooded area
GPS Garmin Edge 520: Riding through a wooded area
GPS Gigaset GS270 Plus: Overview
GPS Gigaset GS270 Plus: Overview
GPS Gigaset GS270 Plus: Bridge
GPS Gigaset GS270 Plus: Bridge
GPS Gigaset GS270 Plus: Riding through a wooded area
GPS Gigaset GS270 Plus: Riding through a wooded area

Telephone Function & Call Quality

Phone app: Starred contacts
Phone app: Starred contacts
Phone app: Dialler
Phone app: Dialler

The GS270 Plus uses the Google Phone app, which offers standard functionality for a phone app and has no obvious weaknesses. Call partners are easy to understand but the GS270 Plus has low call volume. This makes it difficult to make calls in loud environments, a drawback for which the speakerphone cannot help to overcome as the speaker is relatively quiet. The best option is to use the included headphones. We would recommend using better ones if you need good call quality as the bundled ones sound poor when making calls outside.

Cameras

Front camera shot
Front camera shot

The GS270 Plus has a 13 MP main camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. The main camera has an f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and an LED flash that sits below the camera. By contrast, the front-facing camera has a fixed focus. Both cameras produce mediocre photos but for different reasons.

The fixed focus lets the front-facing camera down as it is easy for objects to be slightly out of focus and end up looking blurry in photos.

Photos shot with the main camera lack detail, especially in auto mode. Areas of brightness and darkness are poorly defined while photos generally look slightly overexposed. There are settings for various filters, white balance and exposures. These do not noticeably improve camera quality though. Video-recordings have the same drawbacks as photos. Fortunately, image noise and movement-related camera shake are kept to a minimum.

Camera
Camera
Camera app: Settings
Camera app: Settings
Camera app: Photography settings
Camera app: Photography settings
Camera app: Photography settings
Camera app: Photography settings
Camera app: Videography settings
Camera app: Videography settings
Camera app: Effects & Filters
Camera app: Effects & Filters

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

We then tested the GS270 Plus under controlled lighting conditions to see how it reproduces colors and details. Our test device overexposed all colors except black with ColorChecker Passport, with blacks coming out too dark.

The GS270 Plus captures most of our test chart in detail but struggles with the edges of fine lines and outlines.

Photo of our test chart
Photo of our test chart
Test chart in detail

Accessories & Warranty

The GS270 Plus comes with a USB charger, a Micro USB cable, a set of headphones and a silicone case. Gigaset also sells a matching booklet case on their online shop.

The GS270 Plus has 24 months warranty. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation

The GS270 Plus uses Google Gboard as its default keyboard. The keyboard works well and is easy to type on regardless of orientation. The display has five-point multitouch, which indicates that the touchscreen is of a lower quality as most modern smartphones support 10-point multitouch instead. This isn’t noticeable in daily use though as the touchscreen worked well at registering inputs correctly.

Keyboard: Portrait
Keyboard: Portrait
Keyboard: Landscape
Keyboard: Landscape

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The GS270 Plus has a 5.2-inch IPS scratch and dirt-resistant display with a 1920x1080 resolution. Images look sharp and bright thanks to the display’s 476.2 cd/m² average maximum brightness. Only the TP-Link Neffos N1 has a brighter display out of our comparison devices.

460
cd/m²
468
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
458
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
508
cd/m²
452
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 508 cd/m² Average: 476.2 cd/m² Minimum: 16.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 478 cd/m²
Contrast: 1391:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.39 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 8.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
89.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 1.91
Gigaset GS270 Plus
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.2
TP-Link Neffos N1
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
LG X power2
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
Nokia 6 2018
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Gigaset GS370 Plus
IPS, 1440x720, 5.7
Gigaset GS270
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.2
Screen
18%
6%
-14%
-21%
2%
Brightness middle
487
580
19%
237
-51%
417
-14%
472
-3%
427
-12%
Brightness
476
560
18%
237
-50%
421
-12%
468
-2%
418
-12%
Brightness Distribution
89
94
6%
92
3%
88
-1%
92
3%
93
4%
Black Level *
0.35
0.3
14%
0.13
63%
0.61
-74%
0.73
-109%
0.27
23%
Contrast
1391
1933
39%
1823
31%
684
-51%
647
-53%
1581
14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.39
5.6
12%
5.5
14%
6.1
5%
6.8
-6%
6.4
-0%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
14.24
11.2
21%
12.7
11%
11.2
21%
14.5
-2%
14.24
-0%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.6
7.4
14%
6.1
29%
7.1
17%
8.2
5%
8.6
-0%
Gamma
1.91 115%
2.22 99%
2.07 106%
2.16 102%
2.13 103%
1.9 116%
CCT
7366 88%
8584 76%
7943 82%
8362 78%
7924 82%
7366 88%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our test device has a competitive contrast ratio and black value of 1,391:1 and 0.35 cd/m², respectively. This puts the GS270 Plus in the middle of our comparison devices, the best of which have up to a 39% better contrast ratio and a 63% lower black value. Overall, the GS270 Plus has a decent display for its price.

CalMAN – Color accuracy
CalMAN – Color accuracy
CalMAN – Colorspace
CalMAN – Colorspace
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Saturation
CalMAN – Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
56 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

The GS270 Plus can be used outdoors with the average maximum brightness high enough to see the display in a shady spot. We struggled to use our test device when direct sunlight shined on the display as reflections obscured the screen content.

Using the Gigaset GS270 Plus outdoors
Using the Gigaset GS270 Plus outdoors

The IPS panel has strong viewing angles with no color or image distortion even at acute angles. Hence, the GS270 Plus is usable even at odd angles.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

The GS270 Plus has the same MediaTek MT6750 SoC as the GS270 but is equipped with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. By contrast, the GS270 has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage.

Benchmark results are only marginally improved for the extra 1 GB RAM with the GS270 Plus scoring a maximum of less than 5% more than its sibling. The GS270 matched and even bettered its Plus sibling in some benchmarks. In short, the 50-Euro surcharge (~$58) makes no difference in performance benchmarks.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
44138 Points ∼50%
TP-Link Neffos N1
66472 Points ∼76% +51%
LG X power2
38547 Points ∼44% -13%
Nokia 6 2018
72580 Points ∼83% +64%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
42909 Points ∼49% -3%
Gigaset GS270
42649 Points ∼49% -3%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (38547 - 44842, n=17)
41781 Points ∼48% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼100% +99%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
54622 Points ∼38%
TP-Link Neffos N1
57974 Points ∼40% +6%
Nokia 6 2018
90435 Points ∼63% +66%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
55925 Points ∼39% +2%
Gigaset GS270
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (52278 - 56639, n=10)
54391 Points ∼38% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 462516, n=296)
143587 Points ∼100% +163%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
3255 Points ∼61%
TP-Link Neffos N1
4634 Points ∼87% +42%
LG X power2
3191 Points ∼60% -2%
Nokia 6 2018
4719 Points ∼88% +45%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
3394 Points ∼64% +4%
Gigaset GS270
3230 Points ∼61% -1%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (2782 - 3394, n=17)
3221 Points ∼60% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (2630 - 11440, n=388)
5333 Points ∼100% +64%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
4496 Points ∼76%
TP-Link Neffos N1
5893 Points ∼100% +31%
LG X power2
4157 Points ∼71% -8%
Nokia 6 2018
5484 Points ∼93% +22%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
4411 Points ∼75% -2%
Gigaset GS270
4287 Points ∼73% -5%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (3667 - 4532, n=13)
4271 Points ∼72% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (1077 - 14946, n=556)
5785 Points ∼98% +29%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
10 Points ∼1%
TP-Link Neffos N1
749 Points ∼84% +7390%
LG X power2
601 Points ∼67% +5910%
Nokia 6 2018
895 Points ∼100% +8850%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
697 Points ∼78% +6870%
Gigaset GS270
10 Points ∼1% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (9 - 1137, n=19)
446 Points ∼50% +4360%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 9387, n=635)
773 Points ∼86% +7630%
Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
640 Points ∼31%
TP-Link Neffos N1
1117 Points ∼54% +75%
LG X power2
489 Points ∼24% -24%
Nokia 6 2018
1520 Points ∼73% +138%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
645 Points ∼31% +1%
Gigaset GS270
639 Points ∼31% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (471 - 649, n=19)
585 Points ∼28% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 16996, n=635)
2070 Points ∼100% +223%
Memory (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
789 Points ∼52%
TP-Link Neffos N1
1467 Points ∼96% +86%
LG X power2
693 Points ∼45% -12%
Nokia 6 2018
1161 Points ∼76% +47%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
799 Points ∼52% +1%
Gigaset GS270
834 Points ∼55% +6%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (609 - 1288, n=19)
833 Points ∼54% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 7500, n=635)
1530 Points ∼100% +94%
System (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
1882 Points ∼58%
TP-Link Neffos N1
3063 Points ∼95% +63%
LG X power2
1758 Points ∼54% -7%
Nokia 6 2018
3237 Points ∼100% +72%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
1882 Points ∼58% 0%
Gigaset GS270
1837 Points ∼57% -2%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (1077 - 2003, n=19)
1776 Points ∼55% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 14189, n=635)
2994 Points ∼92% +59%
Overall (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
310 Points ∼21%
TP-Link Neffos N1
1393 Points ∼93% +349%
LG X power2
773 Points ∼51% +149%
Nokia 6 2018
1504 Points ∼100% +385%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
906 Points ∼60% +192%
Gigaset GS270
312 Points ∼21% +1%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (253 - 965, n=19)
663 Points ∼44% +114%
Average of class Smartphone (1 - 6097, n=635)
1501 Points ∼100% +384%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
1766 Points ∼38%
TP-Link Neffos N1
2576 Points ∼55% +46%
LG X power2
1448 Points ∼31% -18%
Nokia 6 2018
3690 Points ∼79% +109%
Gigaset GS270
1718 Points ∼37% -3%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (1393 - 1935, n=16)
1705 Points ∼36% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (663 - 21070, n=325)
4691 Points ∼100% +166%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
2627 Points ∼56%
TP-Link Neffos N1
3539 Points ∼75% +35%
LG X power2
2297 Points ∼49% -13%
Nokia 6 2018
4210 Points ∼89% +60%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
2624 Points ∼56% 0%
Gigaset GS270
2623 Points ∼56% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (1790 - 2765, n=18)
2520 Points ∼53% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (883 - 11598, n=384)
4726 Points ∼100% +80%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
610 Points ∼43%
TP-Link Neffos N1
839 Points ∼59% +38%
LG X power2
593 Points ∼42% -3%
Nokia 6 2018
883 Points ∼62% +45%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
618 Points ∼43% +1%
Gigaset GS270
615 Points ∼43% +1%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (590 - 682, n=18)
618 Points ∼43% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (390 - 4824, n=384)
1426 Points ∼100% +134%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
1122 Points ∼59%
TP-Link Neffos N1
1246 Points ∼66% +11%
LG X power2
1074 Points ∼57% -4%
Nokia 6 2018
1738 Points ∼92% +55%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
1129 Points ∼60% +1%
Gigaset GS270
1111 Points ∼59% -1%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (702 - 1233, n=19)
1086 Points ∼58% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (486 - 4519, n=476)
1888 Points ∼100% +68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
321 Points ∼22%
TP-Link Neffos N1
624 Points ∼42% +94%
LG X power2
254 Points ∼17% -21%
Nokia 6 2018
707 Points ∼48% +120%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
325 Points ∼22% +1%
Gigaset GS270
324 Points ∼22% +1%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (83 - 329, n=19)
272 Points ∼18% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (53 - 7150, n=476)
1478 Points ∼100% +360%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
382 Points ∼27%
TP-Link Neffos N1
702 Points ∼49% +84%
LG X power2
306 Points ∼22% -20%
Nokia 6 2018
814 Points ∼57% +113%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
386 Points ∼27% +1%
Gigaset GS270
385 Points ∼27% +1%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (105 - 393, n=19)
324 Points ∼23% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (68 - 6319, n=477)
1423 Points ∼100% +273%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
1120 Points ∼64%
TP-Link Neffos N1
1469 Points ∼84% +31%
LG X power2
1053 Points ∼60% -6%
Nokia 6 2018
1733 Points ∼99% +55%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
1116 Points ∼64% 0%
Gigaset GS270
1122 Points ∼64% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (694 - 1219, n=18)
1059 Points ∼60% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (293 - 4540, n=516)
1754 Points ∼100% +57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
476 Points ∼25%
TP-Link Neffos N1
832 Points ∼43% +75%
LG X power2
379 Points ∼20% -20%
Nokia 6 2018
1249 Points ∼65% +162%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
480 Points ∼25% +1%
Gigaset GS270
478 Points ∼25% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (109 - 484, n=18)
411 Points ∼21% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (43 - 11302, n=515)
1936 Points ∼100% +307%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
546 Points ∼33%
TP-Link Neffos N1
921 Points ∼55% +69%
LG X power2
442 Points ∼26% -19%
Nokia 6 2018
1332 Points ∼80% +144%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
550 Points ∼33% +1%
Gigaset GS270
548 Points ∼33% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (136 - 559, n=18)
471 Points ∼28% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (55 - 8165, n=518)
1674 Points ∼100% +207%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
8348 Points ∼59%
TP-Link Neffos N1
13959 Points ∼98% +67%
LG X power2
8213 Points ∼58% -2%
Nokia 6 2018
13196 Points ∼93% +58%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
10201 Points ∼72% +22%
Gigaset GS270
8329 Points ∼59% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (4811 - 10553, n=18)
9040 Points ∼64% +8%
Average of class Smartphone (735 - 45072, n=676)
14217 Points ∼100% +70%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
9479 Points ∼43%
TP-Link Neffos N1
13879 Points ∼63% +46%
LG X power2
8140 Points ∼37% -14%
Nokia 6 2018
18572 Points ∼84% +96%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
9094 Points ∼41% -4%
Gigaset GS270
10010 Points ∼45% +6%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (5884 - 10361, n=18)
9007 Points ∼41% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (536 - 209204, n=674)
22183 Points ∼100% +134%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
9202 Points ∼51%
TP-Link Neffos N1
13897 Points ∼78% +51%
LG X power2
8156 Points ∼46% -11%
Nokia 6 2018
17030 Points ∼95% +85%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
9968 Points ∼56% +8%
Gigaset GS270
9580 Points ∼53% +4%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (5606 - 10269, n=18)
9018 Points ∼50% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (662 - 97276, n=674)
17924 Points ∼100% +95%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
17 fps ∼45%
TP-Link Neffos N1
24 fps ∼63% +41%
LG X power2
13 fps ∼34% -24%
Nokia 6 2018
30 fps ∼79% +76%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
17 fps ∼45% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (12 - 17, n=16)
15.1 fps ∼40% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (0.5 - 322, n=694)
38.1 fps ∼100% +124%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
16 fps ∼52%
TP-Link Neffos N1
22 fps ∼71% +38%
LG X power2
22 fps ∼71% +38%
Nokia 6 2018
31 fps ∼100% +94%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
25 fps ∼81% +56%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (12 - 25, n=16)
20.6 fps ∼66% +29%
Average of class Smartphone (1 - 120, n=703)
28.1 fps ∼91% +76%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
6.8 fps ∼31%
TP-Link Neffos N1
11 fps ∼50% +62%
LG X power2
5.3 fps ∼24% -22%
Nokia 6 2018
14 fps ∼64% +106%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
7 fps ∼32% +3%
Gigaset GS270
6.8 fps ∼31% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (5.3 - 7.1, n=17)
6.26 fps ∼29% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (0.8 - 175, n=600)
21.9 fps ∼100% +222%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
6.8 fps ∼35%
TP-Link Neffos N1
11 fps ∼57% +62%
LG X power2
11 fps ∼57% +62%
Nokia 6 2018
15 fps ∼77% +121%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
13 fps ∼67% +91%
Gigaset GS270
6.8 fps ∼35% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (5.6 - 13, n=17)
10 fps ∼52% +47%
Average of class Smartphone (1.2 - 115, n=609)
19.4 fps ∼100% +185%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
4.5 fps ∼25%
TP-Link Neffos N1
6.8 fps ∼38% +51%
LG X power2
3.5 fps ∼20% -22%
Nokia 6 2018
9.8 fps ∼55% +118%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
4.6 fps ∼26% +2%
Gigaset GS270
4.6 fps ∼26% +2%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (3.5 - 4.7, n=17)
4.18 fps ∼23% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (0.87 - 117, n=466)
17.9 fps ∼100% +298%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
4.6 fps ∼28%
TP-Link Neffos N1
6.9 fps ∼41% +50%
LG X power2
8.6 fps ∼51% +87%
Nokia 6 2018
10 fps ∼60% +117%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
10 fps ∼60% +117%
Gigaset GS270
4.5 fps ∼27% -2%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (3.8 - 10, n=17)
7.46 fps ∼45% +62%
Average of class Smartphone (1.2 - 110, n=468)
16.7 fps ∼100% +263%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
2.4 fps ∼20%
TP-Link Neffos N1
4.1 fps ∼34% +71%
LG X power2
1.9 fps ∼16% -21%
Nokia 6 2018
5.6 fps ∼46% +133%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
2.4 fps ∼20% 0%
Gigaset GS270
2.4 fps ∼20% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (1.9 - 2.5, n=18)
2.24 fps ∼18% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (0.6 - 73, n=391)
12.2 fps ∼100% +408%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS270 Plus
2.4 fps ∼22%
TP-Link Neffos N1
4.1 fps ∼38% +71%
LG X power2
4.3 fps ∼39% +79%
Nokia 6 2018
5.9 fps ∼54% +146%
Gigaset GS370 Plus
4.9 fps ∼45% +104%
Gigaset GS270
2.4 fps ∼22% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (2.3 - 4.9, n=18)
3.57 fps ∼33% +49%
Average of class Smartphone (1.1 - 60, n=395)
10.9 fps ∼100% +354%

Legend

 
Gigaset GS270 Plus Mediatek MT6750, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
TP-Link Neffos N1 Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757, ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG X power2 Mediatek MT6750, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia 6 2018 Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Qualcomm Adreno 508, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Gigaset GS370 Plus Mediatek MT6750, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Gigaset GS270 Mediatek MT6750, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash

Browser benchmarks tell a similar story. The GS270 Plus sits in the middle among our comparison devices and hardly differentiates itself from the GS270. Everyday web-browsing is smooth with the only drawback being media content, which our test device takes a little longer to load than we would like.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=531)
41.9 Points ∼100% +125%
TP-Link Neffos N1 (Chrome 62)
29.019 Points ∼69% +56%
Nokia 6 2018 (Browser: Chrome 65)
28.167 Points ∼67% +52%
Gigaset GS370 Plus (Chrome 63)
19.949 Points ∼48% +7%
Gigaset GS270 Plus (Chrome 66)
18.592 Points ∼44%
Gigaset GS270
18.475 Points ∼44% -1%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (12 - 20.8, n=19)
18.2 Points ∼43% -2%
LG X power2 (Chrome 59)
16.743 Points ∼40% -10%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=693)
6801 Points ∼100% +108%
Nokia 6 2018 (Browser: Chrome 65)
4993 Points ∼73% +53%
TP-Link Neffos N1 (Chrome 62)
4797 Points ∼71% +47%
Gigaset GS370 Plus (Chrome 63)
3310 Points ∼49% +1%
Gigaset GS270 Plus (Chrome 66)
3273 Points ∼48%
Gigaset GS270
3175 Points ∼47% -3%
Average Mediatek MT6750 (1994 - 3506, n=19)
3095 Points ∼46% -5%
LG X power2 (Chrome 59)
2712 Points ∼40% -17%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average Mediatek MT6750 (11708 - 22627, n=19)
14563 ms * ∼100% -9%
Gigaset GS270
14103.2 ms * ∼97% -6%
LG X power2 (Chrome 59)
13762.8 ms * ∼95% -3%
Gigaset GS270 Plus (Chrome 66)
13366.5 ms * ∼92%
Gigaset GS370 Plus (Chrome 63)
12469.7 ms * ∼86% +7%
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=717)
10531 ms * ∼72% +21%
Nokia 6 2018 (Browser: Chrome 65)
9922.7 ms * ∼68% +26%
TP-Link Neffos N1 (Chrome 62)
9701.2 ms * ∼67% +27%

* ... smaller is better

Internal memory performance is what you may expect from a device at this price point. Read and write speeds are okay and adequate for daily use but are not spectacularly fast. The GS270 Plus has 25 GB of free space out of the box, which can be expanded by up to a 128 GB SD card. The GS270 Plus can format and mount an SD card as internal storage thereby allowing apps to be stored on the card rather than on the internal storage. SD card performance is ok too and is on par with other 32 GB eMMC devices. The GS270 Plus fails to impress against our comparison devices though and has 8% slower SD card transfer speeds than the GS270.

Gigaset GS270 PlusTP-Link Neffos N1LG X power2Nokia 6 2018Gigaset GS370 PlusGigaset GS270Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
87%
-15%
20%
40%
-8%
10%
23%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
55.5
67.41 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
21%
58.09 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
5%
61.29 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
10%
56.14 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
58.9
6%
50.4 (3.4 - 87.1, n=142)
-9%
49.2 (1.7 - 87.1, n=428)
-11%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.8
75.89 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
76.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-5%
83.42 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
76.52 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
75.8
-6%
69.1 (8.2 - 96.5, n=142)
-14%
67.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=428)
-16%
Random Write 4KB
11.51
45.48
295%
10.7
-7%
15.3
33%
17.1
49%
10.95
-5%
18.2 (0.75 - 77.3, n=185)
58%
22.3 (0.14 - 250, n=752)
94%
Random Read 4KB
35.3
57.37
63%
25.3
-28%
38.78
10%
48.4
37%
34.64
-2%
39 (3.59 - 117, n=185)
10%
47.6 (1.59 - 196, n=752)
35%
Sequential Write 256KB
72.84
184.56
153%
41.7
-43%
118.32
62%
182.4
150%
44.86
-38%
93.9 (14.8 - 189, n=185)
29%
97.6 (2.99 - 590, n=752)
34%
Sequential Read 256KB
269.07
262.1
-3%
243.8
-9%
272.59
1%
284.9
6%
269.01
0%
236 (25.8 - 452, n=185)
-12%
275 (12.1 - 1504, n=752)
2%

Games

The GS270 struggles to play complex 3D games with noticeably long load times when we attempted to do so. The ARM Mali-T860 MP2 GPU can easily play older and more casual games though. Games like Dead Trigger 2 and Temple Run 2 ran without issue. We only play sequels.

The touchscreen and positional sensor worked well throughout our tests.

Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2

Emissions

Temperature

Our test device stays comparatively cool under load, only reaching a maximum of 33.7 °C on the front of the device and 33.9 °C on the rear. We measured the average surface temperature for both sides at 31.9 °C. However, the GS270 Plus is not much cooler at idle and averages 30.3 °C on the front and 29.3 °C on the rear. The maximum idle temperatures are not much higher at 31.6 °C and 29.8 °C, respectively. These idle temperatures are relatively hot, but not in absolute terms.

Max. Load
 33.7 °C
93 F
30.5 °C
87 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
30.1 °C
86 F
33.3 °C
92 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
30.4 °C
87 F
31.6 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Average: 31.9 °C = 89 F
30 °C
86 F
31.8 °C
89 F
33.8 °C
93 F
30.1 °C
86 F
32.1 °C
90 F
33.9 °C
93 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31.7 °C
89 F
33.5 °C
92 F
Maximum: 33.9 °C = 93 F
Average: 31.9 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.2 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.9 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.9 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.3 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heat-map of the front of the device under load
Heat-map of the front of the device under load
Heat-map of the rear of the device under load
Heat-map of the rear of the device under load

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

The speaker is at the bottom of the rear of the device above an antenna band. The speaker could be easily obscured with a hand, so it is rather poorly located. The speaker is relatively quiet too, with the maximum volume measuring in at under 75 dB(A). Sound quality is lacking and while speech is reasonably clear, music sounds rough and scratchy. The included headphones are louder than the speaker but have equally poor sound quality. Overall, we would recommend using external speakers or headphones for a better listening experience; just not the included ones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.833.82538.535.93139.935.24039.1405043.441.66328.730.3802828.410025.226.712520.727.616021.830.920019.835.225019.538.131517.441.740017.247.450017.45063016.355.78001659.3100015.163.8125014.763.1160014.961.6200014.260.9250014.761.5315014.561.8400014.661500014.561.2630014.661.9800014.765.31000014.864.11250014.559.91600014.553.5SPL57.827.573.7N11.5131.5median 14.9median 59.9Delta2.48.835.245.832.946.537.232.231.738.439.639.728.332.227.330.926.929.726.732.52433.620.939.120.947.319.551.118.559.217.568.517.566.715.768.515.872.916.673.615.87515.476.815.578.51676.715.876.41676.116.375.516.375.516.268.616.463.616.452.128.687.21.167.9median 16.4median 68.52.112.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseGigaset GS270 PlusNokia 6 2018
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Gigaset GS270 Plus audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.5% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 50% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Nokia 6 2018 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 42% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 65% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

The GS270 Plus has decent power consumption that is mostly on par with our comparison devices. We measured an average draw of 3.6 W under load, which maxed out at 4.5 W. The only area of criticism is the minimum consumption at idle. This is much higher than our comparison devices, including the GS270. It is on par with the average minimum power consumption for other MediaTek MT6750 devices though.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 1.6 / 1.9 Watt
Load midlight 3.6 / 4.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Gigaset GS270 Plus
5000 mAh
TP-Link Neffos N1
3260 mAh
LG X power2
4500 mAh
Nokia 6 2018
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS370 Plus
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS270
5000 mAh
Average Mediatek MT6750
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
15%
-12%
11%
3%
-2%
-29%
-8%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
0.69
37%
0.63
43%
0.67
39%
0.77
30%
0.8
27%
1.13 (0.57 - 2.3, n=19)
-3%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=782)
20%
Idle Average *
1.6
1.64
-3%
1.42
11%
1.76
-10%
1.58
1%
1.6
-0%
2.02 (1.42 - 3.5, n=19)
-26%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=781)
-9%
Idle Maximum *
1.9
1.67
12%
1.47
23%
1.78
6%
1.73
9%
2
-5%
2.42 (1.47 - 5.9, n=19)
-27%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=782)
-7%
Load Average *
3.6
2.59
28%
5.89
-64%
2.82
22%
3.59
-0%
3.7
-3%
5.21 (3.24 - 10.8, n=19)
-45%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=776)
-13%
Load Maximum *
4.5
4.36
3%
7.85
-74%
4.56
-1%
5.69
-26%
5.7
-27%
6.56 (3.3 - 12.4, n=19)
-46%
5.92 (1.2 - 14.2, n=776)
-32%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The GS270 Plus has a 5,000 mAh battery, which is significantly larger than all our comparison devices except for the GS270. We tested battery runtimes with our practical Wi-Fi test. We run a script that simulates the load required to render websites.

The GS270 Plus lasted 12 h 30 m in this test, which is considerably shorter than the LG X power 2 and the Nokia 6 (2018). While the Nokia 6 (2018) is powered by the more economical Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, the LG X power 2 is equipped with the same MediaTek MT6750 SoC. This indicates that the GS270 Plus is relatively energy inefficient, despite our power consumption tests showing otherwise.

Overall, the GS270 Plus has decent battery life that will get you through the working day, but it should last longer considering its huge battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 27min
Gigaset GS270 Plus
5000 mAh
TP-Link Neffos N1
3260 mAh
LG X power2
4500 mAh
Nokia 6 2018
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS370 Plus
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS270
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
747
776
4%
982
31%
942
26%
487
-35%
735
-2%

Pros

+ good workmanship
+ good contrast ratio
+ long battery life

Cons

- offers little more than the GS270
- outdated software

Verdict

The Gigaset GS270 Plus in review. Test device courtesy of Gigaset Deutschland.
The Gigaset GS270 Plus in review. Test device courtesy of Gigaset Deutschland.

The Gigaset GS270 Plus is a decent device that fails to stand out from our comparison devices. The device is solid, albeit unspectacular. It does enough to justify its 250-Euro price (~$291) thanks to its solid workmanship, decent display and good battery life. It performed well in our benchmarks but could do more with its battery capacity and camera array. 

The Gigaset GS270 Plus is a solid device that should satisfy potential buyers who have low demands from their smartphone. However, there is no clear added value between the GS270 Plus and its non-Plus sibling.

The biggest competition to the GS270 Plus is other Gigaset devices. The GS270 costs 50 Euros (~$58) less than the GS270 Plus and offers practically the same performance and features, just minus 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Likewise, the GS370 Plus is 50 Euros (~$50) more than the GS270 Plus and offers 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, a larger display, dedicated dual-SIM and microSD card slots and a better front-facing camera. Overall, the Gigaset GS270 Plus will struggle to compete against its Gigaset counterparts.

Gigaset GS270 Plus - 05/27/2018 v6(old)
Mike Wobker

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
39 / 60 → 64%
Weight
91%
Battery
95%
Display
82%
Games Performance
20 / 63 → 31%
Application Performance
37 / 70 → 53%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
51 / 91 → 56%
Camera
65%
Average
69%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-05-31 (Update: 2019-03-11)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.