Gigaset GS370 Plus
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigaset GS370 Plus
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.
Source: MobiFlip DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
Source: Tech Stage DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2017
Model: 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
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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).
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