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Review Gigaset GS190 Smartphone – Too expensive despite large battery?

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 10/25/2019

Cheap enough? Compared to its predecessor, the Gigaset GS190 offers a much more modern design. However, the manufacturer has also tightened the price screw - can this still justify the level of equipment?

Gigaset GS190
Gigaset GS190 (GS Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.1 inch 19,5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, , 11 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B7/​B8/​B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.5 x 156.5 x 74 ( = 0.37 x 6.16 x 2.91 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, Phase Comparison AF, LED Flash, Videos @1080p/30fps (Camera 1); 0.3MP, Depth of Field (Camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono loudspeaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat-7 (download) / Cat-13 (upload); SAR value: 0.699W/kg (head), 0.964W/kg (body); FM radio; notification LED, fanless
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
169 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Vergleichsgeräte

BewertungRating VersionDatumModellGewichtLaufwerkGroesseAufloesungPreis ab
71%710/2019Gigaset GS190
Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300
172 g16 GB eMMC Flash6.1"1560x720
75%607/2018Gigaset GS180
MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2
150 g16 GB eMMC Flash5"1280x720
75%708/2019Samsung Galaxy A10
7884B, Mali-G71 MP2
168 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.2"1520x720
79%606/2019Nokia 3.2
429, Adreno 504
181 g16 GB eMMC Flash6.26"1520x720

Case, Equipment and Operation

The GS180 still had a relatively old-fashioned design with wide screen edges, that's history with the GS190: narrow display edges and a small waterdrop notch in which the camera sits are left. The back is made of simple plastic with glittering particles. Available in dark blue or black, the smartphone offers significantly more screen space than the GS180. At 172 grams, the smartphone has also become much heavier. The chassis looks quite stable, but can be easily pressed into the back, which is acceptable in this price range.

LTE is on board, but in our test device only with the most necessary frequencies for Central Europe. VoLTE is supported according to the manufacturer. As far as WiFi is concerned, there is a maximum of WiFi 4, corresponding to the price, here the GS190 proves to be faster than some comparable devices, but not as fast as its predecessor. 16 GB mass storage are scarce, after all you can insert a microSD for memory expansion. For this you have to sacrifice one of the two SIM slots.

The touch screen can be operated properly, but minor delays in operation due to the weak system performance cannot be avoided. The fingerprint sensor on the back reliably unlocks the device.

Size comparison

159.4 mm / 6.28 inch 76.2 mm / 3 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 181 g0.399 lbs156.5 mm / 6.16 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs143 mm / 5.63 inch 72.2 mm / 2.84 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigaset GS180
802.11a/b/g/n
98.5 MBit/s ∼100% +59%
Gigaset GS190
802.11a/b/g/n
62 (min: 4, max: 148) MBit/s ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A10
802.11 b/g/n
53.6 (min: 39, max: 60) MBit/s ∼54% -14%
Nokia 3.2
802.11 b/g/n
44.7 (min: 32, max: 51) MBit/s ∼45% -28%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigaset GS180
802.11a/b/g/n
79.4 MBit/s ∼100% +45%
Gigaset GS190
802.11a/b/g/n
54.9 (min: 19, max: 60) MBit/s ∼69%
Nokia 3.2
802.11 b/g/n
51.1 (min: 46, max: 55) MBit/s ∼64% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A10
802.11 b/g/n
50.6 (min: 27, max: 58) MBit/s ∼64% -8%
0102030405060708090100110120130140150Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø60.9 (4-148)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø54.9 (19-60)

Cameras - Almost a Dual-Cam

Front camera recording
Front camera recording

With a 13-megapixel camera, the Gigaset phone is on a par with similarly expensive devices. The image quality is OK, but sharpness problems become visible in the magnification and very dark and very bright areas quickly lose detail. In dark environments the images quickly become unusable, many details are not recognizable. A 0.3 megapixel camera should help to calculate the depth of field, but it's probably more of an alibi to print a dual camera on the package. 

Videos can be recorded with a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps. The light gradients are very roughly graded and an exposure change takes place in clear steps. The image quality in good lighting conditions is OK. 

The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, so it offers quite a lot of pixels for the price range. 

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 Photo
13.7 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
29.8 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigaset GS190: 15.48 ∆E min: 4.6 - max: 35.82 ∆E
ColorChecker Photo
6.8 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
1.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigaset GS190: 6.73 ∆E min: 1.14 - max: 10.25 ∆E
Test chart photographed
Test chart photographed
Test chart photographed at 1 lux
Test chart photographed at 1 lux

Display - Bright screen in Gigaset mobile phone

Subpixel image
Subpixel image

The display offers with 720p a usual resolution for the class, in the height a few more pixels are available, because the screen is somewhat narrower and longer than with the comparison devices. 

The screen brightness of 489 cd/m² is quite high on average, the black level of 0.34 cd/m² and the contrast are also ok, so that colors on the display appear reasonably strong. The color accuracy is also on a good level. The reaction times are quite high, that becomes especially visible when scrolling.

Our measurements with the software CalMAN and the spectrophotometer show a clear blue cast in the display.

496
cd/m²
508
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
508
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
514
cd/m²
509
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 514 cd/m² Average: 488.8 cd/m² Minimum: 8.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 508 cd/m²
Contrast: 1494:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 6.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
93.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.158
Gigaset GS190
IPS, 1560x720, 6.1
Gigaset GS180
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Samsung Galaxy A10
IPS, 1520x720, 6.2
Nokia 3.2
IPS, 1520x720, 6.26
Response Times
46%
11%
593%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
50 (23, 27)
25.6 (12, 13.6)
49%
38 (19, 19)
24%
40 (23, 17)
20%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (11, 13)
13.6 (6, 7.6)
43%
16 (5, 11)
33%
26 (15, 11)
-8%
PWM Frequency
100 (10)
77 (10)
-23%
1866 (10)
1766%
Screen
-42%
4%
-14%
Brightness middle
508
478
-6%
451
-11%
415
-18%
Brightness
489
510
4%
430
-12%
391
-20%
Brightness Distribution
86
87
1%
90
5%
86
0%
Black Level *
0.34
0.9
-165%
0.22
35%
0.55
-62%
Contrast
1494
531
-64%
2050
37%
755
-49%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.5
7.6
-38%
5.44
1%
4.8
13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.12
13.9
-25%
11.94
-7%
9.51
14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.6
9.3
-41%
7.8
-18%
5.7
14%
Gamma
2.158 102%
1.98 111%
2.206 100%
2.255 98%
CCT
8235 79%
8003 81%
9149 71%
7824 83%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
2% / -24%
8% / 6%
290% / 152%

* ... 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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 34 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 27 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. » 83 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 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 detected 100 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 100 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 100 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9331 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Greyscale
CalMAN Greyscale
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, Emissions and Battery life

The Gigaset phone comes with the MediaTek Helio A22, a powerful SoC, with which our test device can clearly outperform its predecessor. Other smartphones in the price range are on a similar level. The Galaxy A10 offers significantly more graphics performance. In everyday life, the smartphone is fast enough for most apps, but jerks and waiting times can't be ruled out. Access to the internal memory is slower than with comparable devices.

The smartphone doesn't heat up excessively and even the 40.5 °C that we measure on the upper back is locally limited. 

The mono speaker has become significantly quieter compared to its predecessor, but still has a decent volume overall. It sounds a bit height-heavy, but not unpleasant and is therefore suitable for listening to music or film sound. A clean audio signal is transmitted via a 3.5mm connection and Bluetooth.

The GS190's charger has 10 watts of charging power, Gigaset calls this quick charging, we'd say it's a bit faster than older models given the 2.5 hours the smartphone takes to fully charge. 

The battery is very large at 4,000 mAh and gives the Gigaset GS190 very good battery life of over 14 hours. However, our test device doesn't come close to the Nokia 3.2, also with a 4,000 mAh battery. Two working days without charging the battery shouldn't be a problem with our test device, but if you don't use your smartphone much, you might only need one charge every 5 days. 

Unlike its predecessor, the battery is non-removable.

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4876 Points ∼91%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
2385 Points ∼44% -51%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
5136 Points ∼95% +5%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
4631 Points ∼86% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (4195 - 5511, n=7)
4856 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=399)
5379 Points ∼100% +10%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
6729 Points ∼99%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
3247 Points ∼48% -52%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
6823 Points ∼100% +1%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
6227 Points ∼91% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (4229 - 7216, n=6)
6205 Points ∼91% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=566)
5844 Points ∼86% -13%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
829 Points ∼41%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
710 Points ∼35% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1615 Points ∼81% +95%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1233 Points ∼62% +49%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (780 - 940, n=6)
843 Points ∼42% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=406)
2002 Points ∼100% +141%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
253 Points ∼14%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
123 Points ∼7% -51%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
439 Points ∼24% +74%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
210 Points ∼12% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (197 - 253, n=6)
243 Points ∼13% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=406)
1824 Points ∼100% +621%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
299 Points ∼18%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
151 Points ∼9% -49%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
524 Points ∼31% +75%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
257 Points ∼15% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (238 - 300, n=6)
289 Points ∼17% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=407)
1693 Points ∼100% +466%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
868 Points ∼45%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
667 Points ∼35% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1629 Points ∼85% +88%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1195 Points ∼63% +38%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (775 - 954, n=7)
864 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5133, n=435)
1910 Points ∼100% +120%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
458 Points ∼19%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
123 Points ∼5% -73%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
646 Points ∼27% +41%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
393 Points ∼16% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (450 - 461, n=7)
456 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=435)
2432 Points ∼100% +431%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
512 Points ∼25%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
150 Points ∼7% -71%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
746 Points ∼37% +46%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
462 Points ∼23% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (504 - 521, n=7)
509 Points ∼25% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=435)
2040 Points ∼100% +298%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
847 Points ∼44%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
716 Points ∼38% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1682 Points ∼88% +99%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1207 Points ∼63% +43%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (738 - 918, n=6)
835 Points ∼44% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4909, n=486)
1907 Points ∼100% +125%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
229 Points ∼15%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
75 Points ∼5% -67%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
444 Points ∼29% +94%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
152 Points ∼10% -34%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (197 - 250, n=6)
223 Points ∼15% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=486)
1510 Points ∼100% +559%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
273 Points ∼19%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
94 Points ∼6% -66%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
531 Points ∼37% +95%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
189 Points ∼13% -31%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (239 - 298, n=6)
266 Points ∼18% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=487)
1453 Points ∼100% +432%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
853 Points ∼48%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
690 Points ∼39% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1674 Points ∼95% +96%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1235 Points ∼70% +45%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (755 - 923, n=7)
844 Points ∼48% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4900, n=527)
1770 Points ∼100% +108%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
424 Points ∼21%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
77 Points ∼4% -82%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
582 Points ∼29% +37%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
399 Points ∼20% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (357 - 434, n=7)
404 Points ∼20% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=526)
1982 Points ∼100% +367%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
477 Points ∼28%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
96 Points ∼6% -80%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
681 Points ∼40% +43%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
470 Points ∼28% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (411 - 492, n=7)
456 Points ∼27% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8338, n=529)
1708 Points ∼100% +258%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
15249 Points ∼92%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
5462 Points ∼33% -64%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11287 Points ∼68% -26%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
16518 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (12725 - 15348, n=7)
14431 Points ∼87% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=687)
14357 Points ∼87% -6%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
7668 Points ∼34%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
3235 Points ∼14% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11335 Points ∼50% +48%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
6895 Points ∼31% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (7514 - 7695, n=7)
7599 Points ∼34% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=685)
22559 Points ∼100% +194%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
8620 Points ∼47%
Gigaset GS180
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720 MP2, 2048
3657 Points ∼20% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11324 Points ∼62% +31%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
7920 Points ∼44% -8%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (8316 - 8657, n=7)
8489 Points ∼47% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=685)
18200 Points ∼100% +111%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.7 fps ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4.8 fps ∼47% +78%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.7 - 3.7, n=7)
3.03 fps ∼30% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=198)
10.2 fps ∼100% +278%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
0.85 fps ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1.4 fps ∼20% +65%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (0.8 - 0.85, n=7)
0.827 fps ∼12% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=197)
7.08 fps ∼100% +733%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.3 fps ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
7.9 fps ∼53% +84%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
2 fps ∼13% -53%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.3 - 5.8, n=7)
4.47 fps ∼30% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=202)
15 fps ∼100% +249%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.3 fps ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4 fps ∼24% +74%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1.8 fps ∼11% -22%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.3 - 4.2, n=7)
2.73 fps ∼16% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=202)
16.8 fps ∼100% +630%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4.1 fps ∼33%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1.8 fps ∼15%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1.9 - 2, n=6)
1.983 fps ∼16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=400)
12.4 fps ∼100%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
8.7 fps ∼78%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
3.6 fps ∼32%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1.5 - 4.1, n=6)
3.23 fps ∼29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=404)
11.1 fps ∼100%
Gigaset GS190Gigaset GS180Samsung Galaxy A10Nokia 3.2Average 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
27%
100%
89%
-4%
105%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
65.65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
39.7 (6.38 - 65.8, n=132)
-38%
49.5 (1.7 - 87.1, n=438)
-23%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
78.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
87.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
58.9 (8.1 - 87.7, n=132)
-29%
67.8 (8.1 - 96.5, n=438)
-19%
Random Write 4KB
5.2
9.73
87%
13.3
156%
17.5
237%
7.9 (0.49 - 44.9, n=249)
52%
23.1 (0.14 - 259, n=762)
344%
Random Read 4KB
23.6
12.5
-47%
73.4
211%
35
48%
21.4 (2.49 - 62.1, n=249)
-9%
48.5 (1.59 - 226, n=762)
106%
Sequential Write 256KB
35.5
67.25
89%
101.7
186%
106.3
199%
42.8 (8.74 - 106, n=249)
21%
99.5 (2.99 - 590, n=762)
180%
Sequential Read 256KB
201.2
154.12
-23%
296.4
47%
282.4
40%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=249)
-18%
280 (12.1 - 1781, n=762)
39%

Temperature

Max. Load
 37.9 °C
100 F
35.3 °C
96 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 37.5 °C
100 F
34.5 °C
94 F
34.7 °C
94 F
 
 37.1 °C
99 F
34.7 °C
94 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 37.9 °C = 100 F
Average: 35.5 °C = 96 F
32.5 °C
91 F
36 °C
97 F
40.1 °C
104 F
32.9 °C
91 F
35.4 °C
96 F
40.5 °C
105 F
32.5 °C
91 F
35.2 °C
95 F
37.8 °C
100 F
Maximum: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Average: 35.9 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.2 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.5 °C / 96 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 37.9 °C / 100 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 40.5 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.3 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.


Heatmap backside
Heatmap backside
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Loudspeakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2046.849.62542.542.73134.237.84034.240.15039.240.8632934.48025.829.510024.226.212524.425.516022.627.520021.432.225021.439.231519.945.140019.151.550019.456.563018.66280017.869100019.174.4125017.872.4160019.273.620001873.1250017.470.9315016.969400016.967.3500016.970.8630016.971.7800017.267.41000017.261.51250017.262.21600017.348.7SPL58.871.772.930.182.7N11.726.627.71.351.1median 18median 62.2Delta1.813.835.244.632.939.637.239.431.735.539.633.728.332.527.332.626.929.426.731.22435.720.94520.951.619.555.118.562.817.566.417.568.715.774.315.873.716.673.915.873.715.474.515.572.81678.215.878.31677.416.378.116.382.216.277.216.470.816.459.328.688.41.175.4median 16.4median 72.82.19.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseGigaset GS190Gigaset GS180
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Gigaset GS190 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (29.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 82% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 88% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Gigaset GS180 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery life


Gigaset GS190
4000 mAh
Gigaset GS180
3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A10
3400 mAh
Nokia 3.2
4000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
847
500
-41%
753
-11%
958
13%
664 (223 - 2636, n=630)
-22%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 07min

Pros

+ contemporary design
+ long battery life
+ little warming
+ bright screen

Cons

- little memory
- camera hardly usable in the dark
- unevenly illuminated screen
- comparatively expensive

Verdict - Lots of term for comparatively a lot of money

Review: Gigaset GS190. Test device provided by:
Review: Gigaset GS190. Test device provided by:
notebooksbilliger.de

At 170 euros, the Gigaset GS190 is noticeably more expensive than comparable devices; the main argument for this is probably the large battery. This actually results in long battery life, but also quite a long charging time. The screen is quite bright, but unevenly illuminated. The WLAN is actually a bit faster than other devices in the price range and the chic and stable case has a modern design with waterdrop notch and a lot of screen space.

The display pleases with its brightness and quite strong colours, but it is unevenly illuminated. The camera is at class level, which means OK for snapshots. But those who only have slightly higher demands should look around at least one class higher.

The Gigaset GS190 is a bit expensive, but also offers long battery life and a bright screen.

If the price of the Gigaset GS190 continues to drop, it could well be a recommendation, as it brings a very solid smartphone with long battery life into your home.

Gigaset GS190 - 10/25/2019 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
65%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
36 / 70 → 51%
Weight
90%
Battery
90%
Display
80%
Games Performance
4 / 64 → 7%
Application Performance
48 / 86 → 55%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
60 / 90 → 67%
Camera
29%
Average
65%
71%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-10-25 (Update: 2019-10-25)