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Gigaset GS4 Review - No great cinema, but a good everyday smartphone

Modern retro. Gigaset's GS4 is another smartphone manufactured in Germany that is positioned in the mid-range but still features wireless charging. The strong battery should enable long runtimes and a triple camera is also offered. The GS4 does many things right, but it also reveals shortcomings in the test.
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Gigaset GS4 (GS Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P70 8 x 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A73 / A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.30 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, 2.5D glass with a scratch-resistant and anti-smudge surface, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 53.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio jack (3.5 mm), USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor, Geometric sensor (E-compass), Gyroscope, OTG, FM-Radio
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, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 157 x 75 ( = 0.39 x 6.18 x 2.95 in)
Battery
16.43 Wh, 4300 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 3.82 V
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix (f/1.8) + 5 MPix Ultrawide (f/2.2) + 5 MPix Macro (f/2.4), 1080p-Video, Camera2-API: Full
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Onscreen, 10W-Charger, eject pin, USB Type-C cable, Quick Start Guide, 24 Months Warranty, Body-SAR: 1.17 W/kg, Head-SAR: 0.64 W/kg, Single-Band-GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, SBAS; DRM Widevine L3, fanless
Weight
206 g ( = 7.27 oz / 0.45 pounds), Power Supply: 58 g ( = 2.05 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
229 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
79 %7
01/2021
Gigaset GS4
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
206 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.30"2340x1080
78 %7
01/2021
Wiko View5 Plus
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
201 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.55"1600x720
77 %7
01/2021
Vivo Y20s
SD 460, Adreno 610
192.3 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.51"1600x720
80 %7
09/2020
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
199 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.53"2340x1080

Case, equipment and operation

The Gigaset GS4 is available in black and white. Those who buy it directly from the manufacturer's online store can also have the smartphone engraved. The Gigaset can be held well in the hand due to its rounded edges, but it is quite heavy. The glass back is neatly integrated into the plastic frame and the smartphone generally impresses with a good build quality. The cameras are also integrated flat into the casing

In fact, the back of the GS4 is only attached, but beware, before removing it, the SIM tray should be taken out. Then the battery can also be changed by the user.

The fingerprint scanner on the back unlocks the phone at an appealing speed and works reliably. The unlocking process also works directly from standby and takes the user directly 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

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 hidden to the right of the front-facing camera

In general, Gigaset has integrated many small software features into the Android 10 interface and also has an extended gesture control, among other things. An update to Android 11 is to follow. However, Gigaset does not provide DRM certification, so correspondingly protected content cannot be viewed in HD

The Wi-Fi module of the Gigaset GS4 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 voice quality is good; the GS4 delivers a low-noise and clear communication especially when held to the ear. The user is rendered muffled and quieter via the speaker, but we could not determine a reverb. The speaker's range is also decent and the GS4 user remains well intelligible even at a distance of more than one meter. VoLTE and WLAN calling are supported and Gigaset offers full dual-SIM support (2x nano)

Size comparison

165.95 mm / 6.53 inch 76.84 mm / 3.03 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 201 g0.4431 lbs164.41 mm / 6.47 inch 76.32 mm / 3 inch 8.41 mm / 0.3311 inch 192.3 g0.4239 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 77.2 mm / 3.04 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 206 g0.4542 lbs
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Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
347 (172min - 352max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Wiko View5 Plus
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
342 (170min - 385max) MBit/s ∼99% +6%
Gigaset GS4
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
322 (163min - 331max) MBit/s ∼93%
Vivo Y20s
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
307 (262min - 357max) MBit/s ∼88% -5%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
355 (327min - 366max) MBit/s ∼100% +11%
Vivo Y20s
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
340 (330min - 346max) MBit/s ∼96% +7%
Gigaset GS4
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
319 (277min - 347max) MBit/s ∼90%
Wiko View5 Plus
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
298 (280min - 303max) MBit/s ∼84% -7%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø318 (277-347)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø317 (163-331)

Cameras - Solid, but nothing for enthusiasts

Selfie with the Gigaset GS4
Selfie with the Gigaset GS4

The front-facing camera takes good pictures and records videos in Full HD (30 FPS) at best. The triple camera on the back takes decent photos, but it quickly reaches its limits in backlight and shows a low dynamic range. Furthermore, bright areas tend to have smaller burned-out areas. The selectable HDR mode unfortunately does not change this

Besides the main lens, an additional ultra-wide-angle and a macro lens are on board, so the triple camera deserves its designation as such, even though the quality of the two lenses is not outstanding. Videos are recorded in Full HD (30 FPS) at best, and the use of the two additional lenses is unfortunately not possible then

Image Comparison

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ColorChecker
8.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigaset GS4: 5.15 ∆E min: 2.19 - max: 13.35 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
63.7 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28 ∆E
66.2 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigaset GS4: 47.23 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 93.71 ∆E

Display - IPS with little brightness reserves in the Gigaset GS4

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure
customized settings
customized settings

The 6.3-inch (16.00 cm) IPS display of the Gigaset GS4 resolves with 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and thus enables a sharp display. The maximum brightness is identical with both enabled and manual modes and is also on a similar level in the APL50 measurements. The black value is okay and allows for a decent contrast ratio

The noticed display flickering is only ascertainable at minimum panel brightness and thus not quite as serious. The color reproduction is quite cool ex-factory, but those who like it more natural can adjust this in the settings. We achieved the best possible result with an adjusted white point (see screenshot), where the GS4 uses the DCI-P3 color space.

488
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
484
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 492 cd/m² Average: 458.2 cd/m² Minimum: 4.48 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 454 cd/m²
Contrast: 908:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.4 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 5.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.11
Gigaset GS4
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.30
Wiko View5 Plus
IPS, 1600x720, 6.55
Vivo Y20s
IPS, 1600x720, 6.51
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
IPS LCD, 2340x1080, 6.53
Response Times
1719%
-13%
18%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
54.8 (26, 28.8)
53.6 (26, 27.6)
2%
54.4 (25.2, 29.2)
1%
38.8 (19.6, 19.2)
29%
Response Time Black / White *
27.2 (8.4, 18.8)
26.8 (12.8, 14)
1%
34.4 (18, 16.4)
-26%
25.6 (12.4, 13.2)
6%
PWM Frequency
602.4 (1)
31650 (4)
5154%
Screen
16%
27%
79%
Brightness middle
454
555
22%
502
11%
553
22%
Brightness
458
522
14%
468
2%
527
15%
Brightness Distribution
88
88
0%
87
-1%
89
1%
Black Level *
0.5
0.35
30%
0.41
18%
0.12
76%
Contrast
908
1586
75%
1224
35%
4608
407%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.4
6.3
-17%
2.6
52%
3.8
30%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.6
9.9
7%
4.8
55%
8.7
18%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.5
5.5
-0%
3.1
44%
2.2
60%
Gamma
2.11 104%
2.22 99%
2.37 93%
2.3 96%
CCT
6763 96%
7909 82%
6470 100%
6727 97%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
868% / 481%
7% / 19%
49% / 66%

* ... 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
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 18.8 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. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 28.8 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. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.1 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 detected 602.4 Hz ≤ 1 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 602.4 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 1 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 602.4 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14793 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.


Grayscale (Profile: Personalized, Target Color Space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (Profile: Personalized, Target Color Space: DCI-P3)
Mixed colors (Profile: Personalized, Target color space: DCI-P3)
Mixed colors (Profile: Personalized, Target color space: DCI-P3)
Color Space (Profile: Personalized, Target Color Space: DCI-P3)
Color Space (Profile: Personalized, Target Color Space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (Profile: Personalized, Target Color Space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (Profile: Personalized, Target Color Space: DCI-P3)
in open air
in open air
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance, emissions and battery life

The Gigaset GS4 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P70 that has 4 GB of working memory. The SoC is almost two years old, but it still delivers a good system performance. The installed eMMC storage works with a satisfactory speed for this storage type, but cannot even keep up with older UFS variants

The graphics unit can render current games in medium details smoothly for the most part. The GS4 can compensate the resulting temperatures well and does not even get warm to the touch under constant load

The mono speaker on the bottom edge can play quite loud and delivers a usable sound. However, like most speakers in smartphones, it lacks depth. The audio jack unfortunately does not meet high demands and has a quite high background noise

The 4,300 mAh strong battery enables really good battery runtimes for the Gigaset GS4. Although only a 10-watt charger is included, fast charging with up to 18 watts is supported and even wireless charging with up to 15 watts is possible

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
305 Points ∼54%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
168 Points ∼30% -45%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
256 Points ∼45% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
356 Points ∼63% +17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (282 - 320, n=7)
299 Points ∼53% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=235, last 2 years)
565 Points ∼100% +85%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1469 Points ∼76%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1005 Points ∼52% -32%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1155 Points ∼60% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1259 Points ∼65% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1184 - 1475, n=7)
1405 Points ∼72% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=235, last 2 years)
1939 Points ∼100% +32%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7706 Points ∼89%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5438 Points ∼63% -29%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
5869 Points ∼67% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
8698 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (5992 - 8365, n=12)
7800 Points ∼90% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=267, last 2 years)
7878 Points ∼91% +2%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
22144 Points ∼55%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
14647 Points ∼36% -34%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
16441 Points ∼41% -26%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18037 - 23447, n=11)
20513 Points ∼51% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2920 - 117606, n=207, last 2 years)
40247 Points ∼100% +82%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
22988 Points ∼40%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
13939 Points ∼24% -39%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
16732 Points ∼29% -27%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (17412 - 24183, n=11)
20998 Points ∼36% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2177 - 224130, n=207, last 2 years)
58049 Points ∼100% +153%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
19622 Points ∼84%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
17817 Points ∼76% -9%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
15499 Points ∼66% -21%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (15003 - 24514, n=11)
19258 Points ∼83% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8324 - 59268, n=207, last 2 years)
23323 Points ∼100% +19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1870 Points ∼55%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
850 Points ∼25% -55%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1415 Points ∼42% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1406 - 1899, n=12)
1677 Points ∼50% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=261, last 2 years)
3370 Points ∼100% +80%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1739 Points ∼44%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
789 Points ∼20% -55%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1293 Points ∼33% -26%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1253 - 1767, n=12)
1535 Points ∼39% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=261, last 2 years)
3942 Points ∼100% +127%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2536 Points ∼92%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1165 Points ∼42% -54%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2114 Points ∼77% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2193 - 2895, n=12)
2552 Points ∼93% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=261, last 2 years)
2757 Points ∼100% +9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1965 Points ∼50%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
918 Points ∼23% -53%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1428 Points ∼36% -27%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1591 - 1970, n=12)
1805 Points ∼46% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=277, last 2 years)
3947 Points ∼100% +101%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1821 Points ∼37%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
858 Points ∼17% -53%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1310 Points ∼26% -28%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1427 - 1876, n=12)
1657 Points ∼33% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=277, last 2 years)
4982 Points ∼100% +174%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2717 Points ∼93%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1218 Points ∼42% -55%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2083 Points ∼72% -23%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2166 - 3116, n=12)
2666 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=275, last 2 years)
2908 Points ∼100% +7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1387 Points ∼53%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
468 Points ∼18% -66%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
864 Points ∼33% -38%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1029 - 1417, n=12)
1281 Points ∼49% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=259, last 2 years)
2628 Points ∼100% +89%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1226 Points ∼44%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
399 Points ∼14% -67%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
740 Points ∼27% -40%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (884 - 1259, n=12)
1123 Points ∼40% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=259, last 2 years)
2784 Points ∼100% +127%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2570 Points ∼92%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1172 Points ∼42% -54%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2097 Points ∼75% -18%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2184 - 2869, n=12)
2563 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=259, last 2 years)
2803 Points ∼100% +9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1392 Points ∼44%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
515 Points ∼16% -63%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
858 Points ∼27% -38%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1098 - 1427, n=12)
1272 Points ∼40% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=275, last 2 years)
3191 Points ∼100% +129%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1220 Points ∼34%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
442 Points ∼12% -64%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
734 Points ∼21% -40%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (941 - 1253, n=12)
1110 Points ∼31% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=275, last 2 years)
3565 Points ∼100% +192%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2746 Points ∼93%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1223 Points ∼41% -55%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2106 Points ∼71% -23%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1605 - 3055, n=12)
2552 Points ∼86% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=275, last 2 years)
2959 Points ∼100% +8%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
709 Points ∼26%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
241 Points ∼9% -66%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (709 - 713, n=2)
711 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=91, last 2 years)
2735 Points ∼100% +286%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
708 Points ∼24%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
241 Points ∼8% -66%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (708 - 713, n=2)
711 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 8672, n=88, last 2 years)
2941 Points ∼100% +315%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
99.3 (708min - 713max) % ∼100%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
99.6 (246min - 247max) % ∼100% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
 
99.3 % ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (26.6 - 99.8, n=80, last 2 years)
89.6 % ∼90% -10%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.5 fps ∼38%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.6 fps ∼34% -11%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
11 fps ∼50% +29%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 15, n=12)
8.86 fps ∼40% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=281, last 2 years)
22.2 fps ∼100% +161%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.2 fps ∼36%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.1 fps ∼16% -55%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6.1 fps ∼24% -34%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 9.3, n=12)
8.4 fps ∼33% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=280, last 2 years)
25.5 fps ∼100% +177%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5.1 fps ∼35%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.8 fps ∼33% -6%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6.6 fps ∼45% +29%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.6 - 8.7, n=12)
5.18 fps ∼35% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=281, last 2 years)
14.7 fps ∼100% +188%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS4
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.1 fps ∼31%
Wiko View5 Plus
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼15% -52%
Vivo Y20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2 fps ∼20% -35%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.8 - 3.7, n=12)
3.03 fps ∼30% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=280, last 2 years)
10.1 fps ∼100% +226%
Gigaset GS4Wiko View5 PlusVivo Y20sXiaomi Redmi Note 9Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-8%
85%
73%
-9%
102%
Sequential Read 256KB
299.59
291.96
-3%
504.42
68%
306.57
2%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=169)
-9%
750 (41.9 - 2037, n=287, last 2 years)
150%
Sequential Write 256KB
245.32
187.17
-24%
214.8
-12%
248.14
1%
178 (40 - 274, n=169)
-27%
327 (11.9 - 1321, n=287, last 2 years)
33%
Random Read 4KB
64.85
72.44
12%
141.68
118%
65.13
0%
58.5 (11.4 - 149, n=169)
-10%
134 (13.5 - 325, n=287, last 2 years)
107%
Random Write 4KB
27.93
18
-36%
145.67
422%
146.94
426%
28.6 (3.4 - 147, n=169)
2%
120 (4.97 - 330, n=287, last 2 years)
330%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
79.07 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
82.89 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
43.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-46%
84.37 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
7%
77.4 (21.1 - 108, n=144)
-2%
75.9 (13.4 - 154, n=175, last 2 years)
-4%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.24 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
62.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
37.32 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-40%
63.51 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
58.3 (11.2 - 83.3, n=144)
-6%
58.2 (8.4 - 83.3, n=175, last 2 years)
-6%

Temperature

Max. Load
 32.3 °C
90 F
30.9 °C
88 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
 31.7 °C
89 F
30.9 °C
88 F
33.4 °C
92 F
 
 30.9 °C
88 F
29.7 °C
85 F
33.3 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 33.8 °C = 93 F
Average: 31.9 °C = 89 F
27.7 °C
82 F
28.3 °C
83 F
28.9 °C
84 F
27.9 °C
82 F
28.1 °C
83 F
28.8 °C
84 F
27.4 °C
81 F
25.8 °C
78 F
27.4 °C
81 F
Maximum: 28.9 °C = 84 F
Average: 27.8 °C = 82 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.3 °C = 79 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 31.9 °C / 89 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 33.8 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 28.9 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203844.82528.942.13123.841.64025.343.9503947.46323.4498019.350.810016.152.112510.554.116015.354.12001554.82509.65631512.457.940010.160.350011.464.36301169.680014.576.8100010.981.7125013.582.9160010.881.4200011.480.425001279.7315012.58040001378.6500013.183.8630013.686800013.483.31000013.582.81250013.981.31600014.773.3SPL24.893.5N0.699.5median 13median 78.6Delta1.610.83839.928.939.723.839.425.341.23941.423.443.319.339.516.144.810.544.915.345.71547.99.650.112.454.810.158.811.464.6116914.577.910.98213.581.610.881.411.483.11282.812.583.91380.213.173.513.668.513.46913.571.613.973.914.76924.892.10.684.3median 13median 691.613.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseGigaset GS4Wiko View5 Plus
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Gigaset GS4 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.8% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (1.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.9% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 18% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 78% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Wiko View5 Plus audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (92.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Audio jack: Pink noise
Audio jack: Pink noise
Audio jack: harmonic distortion and noise (SNR: 49.99 dBFS)
Audio jack: harmonic distortion and noise (SNR: 49.99 dBFS)

Battery life

Gigaset GS4
4300 mAh
Wiko View5 Plus
5000 mAh
Vivo Y20s
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
5020 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
931
1646
77%
1445
55%
867
-7%
898 (425 - 2000, n=295, last 2 years)
-4%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 87)
15h 31min

Pros

+ long battery life
+ wireless charging
+ good voice quality
+ changeable battery

Cons

- microSD without exFAT support
- no DRM certification
- spongy vibration motor
- quite heavy

Verdict - Gigaset GS4 as a successful evolution

In test: Gigaset GS4. Test device provided by Gigaset Germany.
In test: Gigaset GS4. Test device provided by Gigaset Germany.

Compared with the GS290, Gigaset has improved both the performance and the price of the GS4 without compromising on quality. With the options of wireless charging and changing the battery, the smartphone is a real exotic in this price range

In general, the Bocholt company is concerned about sustainability, which is noticeable both in the packaging materials and the repairability. Gigaset also offers more than others in terms of service. The manufacturer therefore adds a three-month satisfaction guarantee to the 24-month warranty, which also includes a free repair of breakage or moisture damage within this period.

With the Gigaset GS4, the Bocholt-based company presents its strongest smartphone to date

There is a decent compromise in terms of camera technology, but it is not enough for a modern sensor like in the Poco X3, for example. Support for exFAT for the microSD slot and DRM certification are also missing. Nevertheless, Gigaset offers a competitive smartphone with the GS4

Price and availability

Gigaset's online store offers the GS4 in black and white for 229 Euros. Those who want to add an engraving (up to 26 characters) on the back can do so there directly when ordering, which costs an additional 5 Euros. The smartphone is available cheaper at Amazon, among other places

Gigaset GS4 - 01/14/2021 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
49 / 70 → 71%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
83%
Games Performance
16 / 64 → 26%
Application Performance
69 / 86 → 80%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
80 / 90 → 89%
Camera
54%
Average
74%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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