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Gigaset GS3 Smartphone Review - Affordable phone with wireless charging

Under tension. Similar to its big sister, the Gigaset GS3 revives old virtues and has cameras that are flush with the casing and both the back cover and the battery are replaceable. Modern features like wireless charging are also on board. The company from Bocholt offers all this for a low price.
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Gigaset GS3 (GS Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio A25 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.10 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 55.45 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: Audio Jack, USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Orientation, G-Sensor, Proximity-Sensor, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (900, 2100 MHz), LTE (800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.5 x 156 x 74 ( = 0.37 x 6.14 x 2.91 in)
Battery
15.4 Wh, 4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, removeable, 3.85 V
Charging
wireless charging
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.0), + 8 MPix (Ultrawide, f/2.2), Camera2-API: Full
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: onscreen, 10W-Charger, USB-Cabel, Quick Start Guide, 24 Months Warranty, Head-SAR: 1.455 W/kg, Body-SAR: 1.203 W/kg, DRM Widevine L3, Single-Band-GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, SBAS, fanless
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 58 g ( = 2.05 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
179 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
75 %7
02/2021
Gigaset GS3
Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320
172 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.10"1560x720
78 %7
01/2021
Xiaomi Poco M3
SD 662, Adreno 610
198 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.53"2340x1080
76 %7
11/2020
Wiko View5
Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320
201 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.55"1600x720
77 %7
09/2020
Oppo A52
SD 665, Adreno 610
192 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080

Case, equipment and operation

The display of the Gigaset GS3 sits in a plastic unibody and is protected by an unspecified scratch-resistant 2.5D glass. The back can be removed and provides access to the two nano-SIM slots, the separate microSD slot, and the removable battery. The manufacturer also offers the cases in a total of five colors, which can also be purchased separately for little money (4 Euros). Also rare: The cameras are flush with the back. The build quality as such is solid and does not give reason for criticism

The USB-C port supports OTG. A jack port is also on board. An optional headset connected there serves as an antenna for the integrated radio receiver. A small notification LED is also integrated into the frame. The fingerprint scanner on the back unlocks the smartphone at an appealing speed and works reliably. The unlocking process works directly from standby and leads the user to the home screen or to a still open app. It also supports gestures like scrolling through the system and opening and triggering the camera. Alternatively, 2D face recognition is also available. The vibration motor is quite loud and spongy. No differences to the GS4 can be found in these points

This also applies to the user interface, which offers a fairly pure Android 10 and integrates small additional software features, including extended gesture control. Unlike the GS4, however, there will be no update to Android 11 for the GS3, but only quarterly security updates for a period of two years. However, the current update is a long time coming because the security updates are still up to November 5, 2020 at the time of testing. The GS3 also lacks DRM certification, so correspondingly protected content cannot be viewed in HD

The Wi-Fi module of the Gigaset GS3 delivers stable transmission rates in both directions in combination with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12. We also liked the range in the test. The smartphone accesses the data network via LTE at best and covers all relevant bands in this country except for band 28, but not much more. The telephony features are very similar to those of the GS4 and the GS3 can convince with a good voice quality. VoLTE and WLAN calling are supported.

Size comparison

165.95 mm / 6.53 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 201 g0.4431 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 77.3 mm / 3.04 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs162 mm / 6.38 inch 75.5 mm / 2.97 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigaset GS3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
338 (311min - 360max) MBit/s ∼100%
Oppo A52
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
336 (289min - 344max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Wiko View5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
332 (272min - 346max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
301 (209min - 341max) MBit/s ∼89% -11%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigaset GS3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
343 (321min - 352max) MBit/s ∼100%
Wiko View5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
342 (172min - 350max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Oppo A52
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
332 (167min - 338max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Xiaomi Poco M3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
284 (186min - 366max) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø333 (311-360)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø343 (321-352)

Cameras - Weak dual camera

Selfie with the GS3
Selfie with the GS3

Compared with its big sister GS4, the dual camera has to make visible sacrifices in terms of quality. This applies to both the main camera and the ultra-wide-angle lens. The lenses can hardly compensate backlight and reveal deficits in the dynamic range. This can suffice for general documentations, but no one will have fun with photography with this camera

The front-facing camera does a bit better and delivers decent results, but it is also weaker than the one in the GS4. Videos are recorded in Full HD (30 FPS) at best on both sides

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.

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ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
55 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
63.7 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
43.8 ∆E
28 ∆E
66.2 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
77.6 ∆E
44 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigaset GS3: 47.39 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 94.34 ∆E
ColorChecker
5.7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
11 ∆E
2 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigaset GS3: 5.9 ∆E min: 2 - max: 10.95 ∆E

Display - Bright IPS as the trump card in the Gigaset GS3

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The 6.1-inch IPS display of the Gigaset GS3 works with the small HD resolution, which is why pixel structures can definitely be recognized. However, such a high brightness is hardly found in this price range. The panel achieves up to 586 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor enabled, and the rates are also on a similar level in manual mode and when measuring with an even distribution of bright and dark areas (APL50)

It is also pleasing that Gigaset does not use pulse width modulation. Only the color calibration is much too cool

573
cd/m²
585
cd/m²
564
cd/m²
566
cd/m²
586
cd/m²
559
cd/m²
547
cd/m²
569
cd/m²
564
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 586 cd/m² Average: 568.1 cd/m² Minimum: 21.06 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 586 cd/m²
Contrast: 4883:1 (Black: 0.12 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 11.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
95.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.28
Gigaset GS3
IPS, 1560x720, 6.10
Xiaomi Poco M3
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Wiko View5
LCD IPS, 1600x720, 6.55
Oppo A52
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Response Times
30%
20%
40%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
75.2 (38, 37.2)
44 (20.4, 23.6)
41%
54 (26.4, 27.6)
28%
40.4 (19.2, 21.2)
46%
Response Time Black / White *
34.4 (14, 20.4)
28 (13.2, 14.8)
19%
30.4 (16.4, 14)
12%
23.2 (10.8, 12.4)
33%
PWM Frequency
892.9 (3)
Screen
7%
2%
-10%
Brightness middle
586
465
-21%
495
-16%
492
-16%
Brightness
568
428
-25%
461
-19%
472
-17%
Brightness Distribution
93
89
-4%
88
-5%
93
0%
Black Level *
0.12
0.21
-75%
0.14
-17%
0.31
-158%
Contrast
4883
2214
-55%
3536
-28%
1587
-67%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
8.6
1.7
80%
6.5
24%
3.9
55%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
15
3.5
77%
10
33%
8.3
45%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.2
2.4
79%
6.2
45%
2
82%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.16 102%
2.22 99%
2.29 96%
CCT
10304 63%
6664 98%
8157 80%
6910 94%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
19% / 12%
11% / 6%
15% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

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
34.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 20.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
75.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 38 ms rise
↘ 37.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 99 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.5 ms).

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 9686 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
outdoors
outdoors
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance, emissions and battery life

The Gigaset GS3 is powered by the Helio A25, an entry-level SoC from MediaTek with 4 GB of RAM. Its performance is not particularly high despite eight cores, which is repeatedly reflected in small stutters in everyday use. Those who also want to play games on the go should fall back on simple casual titles. The positive aspect is that the surface hardly heats up significantly even under constant load

The installed eMMC storage is not particularly fast, but it is an appropriate choice in view of the SoC. The microSD slot only offers an average speed and neither masters exFAT nor could it recognize our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 (UHS-II), which is why we had to fall back on the slower M401 (UHS-I) in the test

The GS3's speaker is characterized by high tones and can also present them linearly, but it already stops below the upper mids, which is why the sound image lacks any depth. An audio jack (SNR: 49.33 dBFS) is available, but it cannot meet high demands either. The best quality results are achieved via USB-C or Bluetooth

On the other hand, the battery runtimes of the GS3 are very good. The 4,000 mAh energy storage lasts for over 21 hours in the test

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
867 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1275 Points ∼66% +47%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
865 Points ∼45% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (445 - 867, n=4)
758 Points ∼39% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4201, n=185)
1931 Points ∼100% +123%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
137 Points ∼25%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
316 Points ∼57% +131%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
140 Points ∼25% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (124 - 141, n=4)
136 Points ∼24% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (63 - 1604, n=185)
557 Points ∼100% +307%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4600 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6042 Points ∼97% +31%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4302 Points ∼69% -6%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6220 Points ∼100% +35%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (4302 - 5364, n=5)
4871 Points ∼78% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=583)
6149 Points ∼99% +34%
3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
% ∼0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
99.5 % ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (26.6 - 99.8, n=36)
86.5 % ∼87%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
Points ∼0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 8672, n=44)
3205 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
Points ∼0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=44)
2935 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
744 Points ∼32%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2298 Points ∼100% +209%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
858 Points ∼37% +15%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (744 - 1160, n=5)
944 Points ∼41% +27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=589)
2309 Points ∼100% +210%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
378 Points ∼16%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1032 Points ∼44% +173%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
387 Points ∼17% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (377 - 427, n=5)
393 Points ∼17% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=589)
2342 Points ∼100% +520%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
424 Points ∼20%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1176 Points ∼55% +177%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
432 Points ∼20% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (424 - 497, n=5)
449 Points ∼21% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=590)
2154 Points ∼100% +408%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
795 Points ∼35%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2221 Points ∼99% +179%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
892 Points ∼40% +12%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2253 Points ∼100% +183%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (795 - 1165, n=5)
970 Points ∼43% +22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=616)
2213 Points ∼98% +178%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
714 Points ∼23%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1779 Points ∼56% +149%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
712 Points ∼23% 0%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1650 Points ∼52% +131%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (712 - 825, n=5)
747 Points ∼24% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=618)
3161 Points ∼100% +343%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
731 Points ∼28%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1861 Points ∼72% +155%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
747 Points ∼29% +2%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1754 Points ∼68% +140%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (731 - 882, n=5)
787 Points ∼30% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=618)
2597 Points ∼100% +255%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1017 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2424 Points ∼100% +138%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1032 Points ∼43% +1%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2212 Points ∼91% +118%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (1016 - 1138, n=5)
1060 Points ∼44% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=665)
2167 Points ∼89% +113%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
315 Points ∼16%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1022 Points ∼54% +224%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
320 Points ∼17% +2%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
976 Points ∼51% +210%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (315 - 376, n=5)
336 Points ∼18% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=665)
1910 Points ∼100% +506%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
372 Points ∼21%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1173 Points ∼65% +215%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
377 Points ∼21% +1%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1114 Points ∼62% +199%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (372 - 442, n=5)
396 Points ∼22% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=666)
1811 Points ∼100% +387%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1038 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2161 Points ∼93% +108%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1033 Points ∼44% 0%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2336 Points ∼100% +125%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (1033 - 1146, n=5)
1072 Points ∼46% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=708)
2044 Points ∼88% +97%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
656 Points ∼26%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1715 Points ∼67% +161%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
659 Points ∼26% 0%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1601 Points ∼62% +144%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (656 - 752, n=5)
683 Points ∼27% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=707)
2563 Points ∼100% +291%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
714 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1797 Points ∼82% +152%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
712 Points ∼33% 0%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1721 Points ∼79% +141%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (712 - 814, n=5)
742 Points ∼34% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=710)
2186 Points ∼100% +206%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
11166 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19025 Points ∼100% +70%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11236 Points ∼59% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (11166 - 14306, n=3)
12236 Points ∼64% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=852)
16095 Points ∼85% +44%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
12185 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
23495 Points ∼80% +93%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
12401 Points ∼42% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (12185 - 13006, n=3)
12531 Points ∼43% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=850)
29331 Points ∼100% +141%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
11943 Points ∼53%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
22329 Points ∼99% +87%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
12047 Points ∼54% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (11943 - 13274, n=3)
12421 Points ∼55% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=850)
22459 Points ∼100% +88%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.3 fps ∼36%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4.4 fps ∼37% +2%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.3 fps ∼36% 0%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4.3 fps ∼36% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (4.2 - 4.5, n=5)
4.32 fps ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=382)
12 fps ∼100% +179%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.3 fps ∼16%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼34% +115%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.2 fps ∼14% -8%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.7 fps ∼32% +108%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (1.2 - 1.4, n=5)
1.3 fps ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=380)
8.32 fps ∼100% +540%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
6.8 fps ∼38%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.5 fps ∼42% +10%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
6.9 fps ∼39% +1%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼40% +4%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (6.7 - 7.2, n=5)
6.88 fps ∼38% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 64, n=386)
17.9 fps ∼100% +163%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS3
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.7 fps ∼18%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.3 fps ∼41% +124%
Wiko View5
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.5 fps ∼17% -5%
Oppo A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8 fps ∼39% +116%
Average Mediatek Helio A25
  (3.5 - 4, n=5)
3.72 fps ∼18% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=386)
20.4 fps ∼100% +451%
Gigaset GS3Xiaomi Poco M3Wiko View5Oppo A52Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
177%
5%
142%
11%
25%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
58.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
64.19 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
10%
62.69 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
33.38 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-43%
58.4 (11.2 - 74.7, n=140)
0%
51.8 (1.7 - 87.1, n=576)
-11%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
75.48 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
85.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
14%
82 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
9%
40.16 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-47%
77.3 (21.1 - 87.2, n=140)
2%
69.8 (8.1 - 96.5, n=576)
-8%
Random Write 4KB
18.89
154.1
716%
16.29
-14%
146.98
678%
28.7 (3.4 - 147, n=159)
52%
42 (0.14 - 319, n=953)
122%
Random Read 4KB
53.08
147.03
177%
49.56
-7%
136.2
157%
57.3 (11.4 - 149, n=159)
8%
64.7 (1.59 - 325, n=953)
22%
Sequential Write 256KB
171.11
269.2
57%
223.45
31%
220.6
29%
177 (40 - 254, n=159)
3%
144 (2.99 - 1321, n=953)
-16%
Sequential Read 256KB
267.9
509.23
90%
268.4
0%
475.93
78%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=159)
2%
370 (12.1 - 2037, n=953)
38%

Temperature

Max. Load
 27.3 °C
81 F
27.1 °C
81 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
 27.4 °C
81 F
27.4 °C
81 F
31.9 °C
89 F
 
 26.9 °C
80 F
26.4 °C
80 F
29.3 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 31.9 °C = 89 F
Average: 28.4 °C = 83 F
26.3 °C
79 F
26.2 °C
79 F
27.8 °C
82 F
25.8 °C
78 F
26.1 °C
79 F
28.3 °C
83 F
25.3 °C
78 F
26.2 °C
79 F
26.3 °C
79 F
Maximum: 28.3 °C = 83 F
Average: 26.5 °C = 80 F
Power Supply (max.)  24 °C = 75 F | Room Temperature 20.9 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.4 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.9 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 28.3 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.3 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203830.82528.922.53123.8234025.324.3503935.46323.4238019.316.910016.113.412510.510.816015.316.82001518.52509.625.431512.434.840010.141.950011.452.96301159.580014.568.4100010.972.5125013.575.3160010.875.2200011.473.425001276.7315012.578.140001376.1500013.174.7630013.674.3800013.471.11000013.573.61250013.971.81600014.761.2SPL24.886.5N0.661.6median 13median 71.1Delta1.618.739.541.627.641.720.741.52340.333.550.126.843.620.844.72244.118.246.517.847.514.749.415.153.113.455.812.259.812.864.311.571.411.678.11282.811.481.211.381.511.981.712.482.712.583.913.183.413.578.713.173.213.972.613.1711474.213.768.724.892.60.689.8median 13.1median 72.61.512.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseGigaset GS3Wiko View5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Gigaset GS3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 51.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 9.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 89% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 92% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Wiko View5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (92.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.1% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Jack plug (Pink-Noise)
Jack plug (Pink-Noise)
Jack plug (SNR: 49.33 dBFS)
Jack plug (SNR: 49.33 dBFS)

Battery life

Gigaset GS3
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco M3
6000 mAh
Wiko View5
5000 mAh
Oppo A52
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
1266
1249
-1%
1132
-11%
987
-22%
720 (223 - 2636, n=824)
-43%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 87)
21h 06min

Pros

+ bright IPS display
+ very good battery runtimes
+ Dual-SIM and microSD
+ exchangeable battery
+ wireless charging

Cons

- weak SoC
- neither exFAT nor UHS-II for microSD
- no DRM certification
- mediocre speaker

Verdict - Modular starter with strengths

In review: Gigaset GS3. Test device provided by Gigaset Germany.
In review: Gigaset GS3. Test device provided by Gigaset Germany.

The Gigaset GS3 has a lot to offer despite its low price and has features that are hardly found in current smartphones. These include the removable back and the replaceable battery. The bright IPS display looks more modern, even though it only offers a 720p resolution and a too cool display. A unique feature in this price range is the option to charge the smartphone wirelessly. The Gigaset smartphone can also shine with a good voice quality and excellent battery runtimes

The Gigaset GS3 shows many good approaches, but also reveals weaknesses

The good overall impression is marred by a thin speaker, a weak dual camera, and a lame system performance. The last two points in particular speak in favor of the slightly more expensive GS4, which is also supposed to get Android 11. Furthermore, the GS3 is not Made in Germany, but is manufactured in the Far East

However, users who want to spend as little money as possible on a smartphone can be quite happy with the GS3 if long runtimes and classic telephony features are the main focus

Price and availability

The Gigaset GS3 is available in the manufacturer's online store, where exchangeable covers in different colors (4 Euros each) and the replacement battery (25 Euros) can also be purchased. Alternatively, the GS 3 is also available on Amazon, among others.

Gigaset GS3 - 02/15/2021 v7
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Chassis
77%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
46 / 70 → 66%
Weight
90%
Battery
93%
Display
81%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 9%
Application Performance
50 / 86 → 58%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
71 / 90 → 79%
Camera
48%
Average
70%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt, 2021-02-16 (Update: 2021-02-16)
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Editor of the original article: Daniel Schmidt - Managing Editor Mobile - @Tellheim
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