Gigaset QV Series

Gigaset QV1030Processor: Mediatek MT8125, NVIDIA Tegra 4
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4, PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.34kg, 0.61kg
Price: 199, 369 euro
Average Score: 71.18% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 63%, features: 63%, display: 70%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %


Gigaset QV830

Gigaset QV830 is a multimedia focused device that keeps a slim profile and is suitable as starter tablet. Design is kept very simple and looks like any other block-shaped device but with the exception for bulges on either side. From the front, the device almost looks like a retro television set or a snapshot taken with a distorted wide angle lens. There are two color options; black or white.

The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean device comes with an 8 inch 4:3 TFT panel with IPS technology. While the quality is questionable for an entertainment advertised device, it is understandable for the price range. Hardware includes a MTK MT8125 Cortex A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB DDR3L RAM and 8 GB internal storage. Users will be glad there is microSD support for an additional 32 GB of memory.

There is a 5 MP auto focus rear camera and a 1.2 MP secondary front facing camera, both adequate for the on the go snapper. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, WiFi and a mono speaker. Battery life is decent. The 3260 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery ensures up to 7 hours of video playback.


Gigaset QV830Notebook: Gigaset QV830
Processor: Mediatek MT8125
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.34kg
Price: 199 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)


60% The Gigaset QV830 is a cheap Android tablet with slow performance and a low-resolution screen
Source: Expert Reviews English
The display’s black levels were surprising, however. At 0.29cd/m2 the Gigaset QV380’s black levels were fractionally deeper than more expensive tablets such as the Tesco Hudl2, which is impressive. Its contrast ratio was also excellent all things considered at 1,031:1, as good as the Tesco Hudl2 and almost equalling the Asus MeMO Pad 8, both pricier tablets. Colours produced were suitably vibrant and, while not the most accurate, the display would have been respectable were it not for the low resolution and grainy texture.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Gigaset QV830
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Overall the Gigaset QV830 is a nice piece of kit with video delivery being superior to audio output. Included in the box is a standard-to-micro USB lead for charging and connecting to a computer. Connectivity to Wi-Fi networks is good as is its Bluetooth functionality. Additional storage is available via a micro DSD card or use USB OTG.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60%
80% Gigaset QV830 review: A sterling budget Android tablet
Source: IT Pro Portal English
The Gigaset QV830 isn’t perfect - it’s not an iPad mini or Kindle Fire HDX rival - but that doesn’t matter. Gigaset isn’t trying to compete with those models. The QV830 is a £70 tablet at the moment - £70! - and to pull it up for not offering the same quality or performance as far more expensive alternatives would be unfair. For a budget device, it’s great.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% How much tablet can you feasibly get for under £100?
Source: Techradar English
With a design and build that punches above its price-point and reasonable specification, the Gigaset QV830 is all the tablet you could possibly expect for £99, and actually surprises in a couple of regards. If you spend a little more, then there are more powerful tablets around, such as the Google Nexus 7, or more features to be had on the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7. However, if your budget is fixed, and you're not looking to play the latest and greatest games, then the larger (if lower res) screen and metallic feel might be enough to keep you content.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 50% workmanship: 60%
60% Gigaset QV830 review
Source: T3 English
How much should you expect from a £100 tablet? Cash-strapped people who want the style of an iPad mini for a fraction of the cost could do a lot worse than buying a Gigaset QV830. However, don’t think you’re getting everything an iPad – or even Nexus 7 – offers for less cash. Most of the specs are a year or two out of date and the Gigaset QV830’s performance is less than perfect. If you just want something to browse the web and play casual games on while lounging on the sofa, though, it’s a pretty great buy for the family. Ultra-budget tablets like this are far, far better than they used to be just a couple of years ago.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

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73% Tablet-Newcomer
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 66% features: 62% display: 61% mobility: 79%
46% Gigaset QV830
Source: Com! - Heft 4/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 46%
85% Gigaset QV830
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Gigaset QV830
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 79% features: 76% display: 79% mobility: 78%
Test de la tablette Gigaset QV830 : géniale dans son format, moins dans son confort
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2014


Gigaset QV1030

Gigaset is attempting to penetrate the emerging market for smartphones and tablets and hopefully become a sustainable competitor in the future. They released the Gigaset QV1030, which on paper seems really good, but only time tell on its performance.

The Gigaset QV1030 has a 10.1 inch screen, which is big enough that smaller fonts won’t seem like grains. Furthermore, with a 2560 by 1600 resolution, the screen will produce high quality images with full HD capabilities. Coupled with the wide viewing angle and bright colors, the Gigaset QV1030 provides an enjoyable viewing experience.

Sadly, although the Gigaset QV1030 comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, it does not have any 3G or 4G LTE compatibility. But it does however, come with a 9000 mAh battery, which allows users to use it longer without recharging. The tablet has an internal storage of 16 GB, which can be topped up with an external microSD card.

The Gigaset QV1030 is really light, only weighing roughly 590 g, making it one of the lightest devices out in the market. In short, the Gigaset QV1030 is a really great tablet if you are not looking for a device with 3G or 4G LTE connectivity. It makes up for its lack of connectivity with great graphics and a lightweight body.


Gigaset QV1030Notebook: Gigaset QV1030
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 2560x1600 pixels
Weight: 0.61kg
Price: 369 euro
Links: Gigaset homepage

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)


84% Gigaset QV1030
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 84%
Review: Gigaset QV1030
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; not too heavy; acceptable performance; excellent sound system.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2014
60% Test de la Gigaset QV1030 : une tablette 10 pouces qui séduit par son écran
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%




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

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

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

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shadersOnly some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4: Integrated graphics card in the Tegra 4 SoC with 48 pixel and 24 vertex shaders (no unified shader architecture).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Quad-core ARM SoC with an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 GPU for tablets.


4: 4-PLUS-1 Cortex-A15 processor part paired with a Geforce graphics cards with 72 cores.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.34 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.

0.61 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.

71.18%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-03-19)