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Review Gigaset GS195 Smartphone - Mobile phone from German production

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 10/24/2019

A true European. The Gigaset GS195 comes from German production and in a particularly ecological packaging to the buyer. For less than 200 Euros, it should not only impress with a stylish glass design, but also with a large rechargeable battery. In the test we look at whether this is successful.

Gigaset GS195
Gigaset GS195 (GS Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.18 inch 18.7:9, 2246 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 26 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, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 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): 8.4 x 156.1 x 76.1 ( = 0.33 x 6.15 x 3 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, phase comparison AF, LED flash, @1080p/30fps videos (camera 1); 5.0MP, depth of field (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: Mono loudspeaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat. 7, SAR values: 1.459 W/kg (head), 0.985 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case, equipment and operation

With plain black or a more striking violet blue as colour variants, the case of the GS195 offers something for every taste. The glass-covered front and back of the device is chic, stable, does not creak and fits well in the hand.

With 2 GB RAM and 32 GB mass memory, the smartphone is at the lower end of what smartphones currently offer at around 200 euros: With the Xiaomi Mi A3, for example, you get significantly more memory. The WLAN is remarkably slow and supports only 802.11 n as maximum speed.

The pure Android 9 is easy to operate via the precise touch screen. The fingerprint sensor on the back also works very reliable and fast. If you want, you can also unlock your smartphone using face recognition, but the software-based solution is not as secure as, for example, an iPhone with 3D sensor.

Gigaset GS195
Gigaset GS195
Gigaset GS195
Gigaset GS195

Size comparison

161.3 mm / 6.35 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 170 g0.3748 lbs156.1 mm / 6.15 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs153.5 mm / 6.04 inch 71.9 mm / 2.83 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 173.8 g0.3832 lbs147.4 mm / 5.8 inch 69.7 mm / 2.74 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 141 g0.3109 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi A3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
158 (min: 18, max: 227) MBit/s ∼100% +213%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
802.11 b/g/n
60 (min: 47, max: 67) MBit/s ∼38% +19%
LG K50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
60 (min: 53, max: 57) MBit/s ∼38% +19%
Gigaset GS195
802.11 b/g/n
50.5 (min: 43, max: 53) MBit/s ∼32%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi A3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
172 (min: 2, max: 282) MBit/s ∼100% +569%
LG K50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
55.9 (min: 51, max: 59) MBit/s ∼33% +118%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
802.11 b/g/n
39.7 (min: 23, max: 50) MBit/s ∼23% +54%
Gigaset GS195
802.11 b/g/n
25.7 (min: 18, max: 33) MBit/s ∼15%
0102030405060Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø49.8 (43-53)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø25.6 (18-33)

Cameras - Not to be used in darkness

Front camera recording
Front camera recording

The Gigaset GS195 comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel lens to support depth of field. This means that the smartphone has two cameras on the back, but you can only use the main lens for photos. 

Under normal lighting conditions, the shots are quite acceptable: the magnification is blurred and the exposure is quickly too high, but overall you can use the camera for snapshots. With weak lighting, the sharpness is quickly lost, so that no more usable photos are taken. 

Videos can be recorded in 1080p and 30 fps, here there are pixelated transitions with brightness differences and the exposure is only regulated in coarse steps. The picture and sound quality are otherwise acceptable. 

The front camera makes useful selfies, but the exposure could be higher here.

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
17.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9 ∆E
0.7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
16 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigaset GS195: 9.48 ∆E min: 0.74 - max: 17.93 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.6 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
5 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigaset GS195: 7.13 ∆E min: 3.34 - max: 11.86 ∆E
Test chart photographed 1 Lux
Test chart photographed 1 Lux
Test chart photographed perfect illumination
Test chart photographed perfect illumination

Display - High resolution and quite bright

Subpixel Capture
Subpixel Capture

When it comes to pictures, the Gigaset GS195 convinces at first glance with a high resolution, so that the smartphone can also display FullHD content natively. The maximum brightness is also good. However, the display itself is of low quality: a strong green tint, uneven brightness distribution and a fairly high black level make the color display appear somewhat dull and not very accurate. Moreover, you have to accept high reaction times.

527
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
486
cd/m²
560
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
506
cd/m²
521
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
514
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 560 cd/m² Average: 507.4 cd/m² Minimum: 3.27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 487 cd/m²
Contrast: 885:1 (Black: 0.55 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.67 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 8.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
99.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.27
Gigaset GS195
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.18
Samsung Galaxy A20e
IPS, 1560x720, 5.8
LG K50
IPS, 1520x720, 6.26
Xiaomi Mi A3
AMOLED, 1560x720, 6.09
Response Times
80%
10%
90%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (21, 21)
44.4 (20, 24.4)
-6%
38 (19, 19)
10%
8 (5, 3)
81%
Response Time Black / White *
20 (7, 13)
20.8 (7.6, 13.2)
-4%
16 (5, 11)
20%
6 (3, 3)
70%
PWM Frequency
100 (10)
349.7 (50)
250%
100
0%
219
119%
Screen
8%
19%
-2%
Brightness middle
487
475
-2%
489
0%
348
-29%
Brightness
507
473
-7%
453
-11%
355
-30%
Brightness Distribution
84
93
11%
85
1%
91
8%
Black Level *
0.55
0.35
36%
0.42
24%
Contrast
885
1357
53%
1164
32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.67
6.8
-20%
4.75
16%
5.86
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
13.54
13.4
1%
7.75
43%
15.6
-15%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.2
8.7
-6%
4.6
44%
3.6
56%
Gamma
2.27 97%
2.33 94%
2.164 102%
2.232 99%
CCT
7569 86%
9385 69%
7510 87%
7051 92%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
44% / 28%
15% / 16%
44% / 29%

* ... 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
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 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. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 21 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. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.3 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: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18300 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) 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 Unisoc SC9863A is a rather unknown SoC that is suitable for entry-level devices. It actually offers 8 cores in 2 clusters, which are not such bad conditions. The performance values are similar to those of similarly expensive devices, but the Xiaomi Mi A3 can clearly stand out here: It's noticeably faster again. From time to time, the Gigaset GS195 has to live with smaller jerks. The memory on the Gigaset GS195 is also addressed quite slowly.

The device warms up properly under load, up to 51.1 °C, which is just before the critical threshold, clearly noticeable and can also be unpleasant in summer. However, the strong warming is locally limited to the upper part of the smartphone. The small mono loudspeaker at the lower edge isn't particularly loud and a bit height-heavy, the Xiaomi Mi A3 sounds much rounder for the same price. Gigaset doesn't do without the 3.5mm port, it delivers clean sound just like the Bluetooth transmission.

14:32 hours in our WLAN battery test are a good result, but the Gigaset phone doesn't come close to the very good Xiaomi Mi A3. Nevertheless, two working days of continuous use without battery charging are quite possible. From a technical point of view, charging with 10 watts is actually faster than the 5 watts that used to be common. However, in view of today's top smartphones, which partly offer 40 watts of charging power and 2 hours of charging time, which the Gigaset GS195 claims for itself, it is rather a medium-speed charging.

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
4644 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
5305 Points ∼83% +14%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4052 Points ∼63% -13%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6396 Points ∼100% +38%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (4558 - 4694, n=3)
4632 Points ∼72% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=463)
5673 Points ∼89% +22%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
6601 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
6902 Points ∼86% +5%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4635 Points ∼58% -30%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7984 Points ∼100% +21%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (6601 - 6861, n=2)
6731 Points ∼84% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=624)
6193 Points ∼78% -6%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1401 Points ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1628 Points ∼68% +16%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
936 Points ∼39% -33%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2387 Points ∼100% +70%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1136 - 1401, n=2)
1269 Points ∼53% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5728, n=469)
2110 Points ∼88% +51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
383 Points ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
440 Points ∼22% +15%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
434 Points ∼22% +13%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
987 Points ∼50% +158%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (376 - 383, n=2)
380 Points ∼19% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9389, n=469)
1971 Points ∼100% +415%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
457 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
525 Points ∼29% +15%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
493 Points ∼27% +8%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1135 Points ∼62% +148%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (442 - 457, n=2)
450 Points ∼25% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8111, n=470)
1830 Points ∼100% +300%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1407 Points ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1624 Points ∼69% +15%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
936 Points ∼40% -33%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2343 Points ∼100% +67%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1144 - 1407, n=3)
1318 Points ∼56% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5718, n=499)
2021 Points ∼86% +44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
644 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
659 Points ∼25% +2%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
701 Points ∼27% +9%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1674 Points ∼64% +160%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (629 - 644, n=3)
636 Points ∼24% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=499)
2616 Points ∼100% +306%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
732 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
759 Points ∼35% +4%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
742 Points ∼34% +1%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1787 Points ∼81% +144%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (699 - 732, n=3)
718 Points ∼33% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=499)
2200 Points ∼100% +201%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1371 Points ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1630 Points ∼66% +19%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
897 Points ∼36% -35%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2477 Points ∼100% +81%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1108 - 1371, n=2)
1240 Points ∼50% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 4987, n=549)
2003 Points ∼81% +46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
288 Points ∼17%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
443 Points ∼27% +54%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
257 Points ∼16% -11%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
931 Points ∼57% +223%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (288 - 297, n=2)
293 Points ∼18% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=549)
1646 Points ∼100% +472%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
349 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
526 Points ∼33% +51%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
305 Points ∼19% -13%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1081 Points ∼69% +210%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (349 - 355, n=2)
352 Points ∼22% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7190, n=550)
1575 Points ∼100% +351%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1362 Points ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1646 Points ∼67% +21%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
911 Points ∼37% -33%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2471 Points ∼100% +81%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1101 - 1362, n=3)
1257 Points ∼51% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5054, n=591)
1870 Points ∼76% +37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
503 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
637 Points ∼30% +27%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
423 Points ∼20% -16%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1651 Points ∼77% +228%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (466 - 503, n=3)
490 Points ∼23% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12394, n=590)
2146 Points ∼100% +327%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
585 Points ∼32%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
737 Points ∼40% +26%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
480 Points ∼26% -18%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1782 Points ∼96% +205%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (535 - 585, n=3)
567 Points ∼31% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9123, n=593)
1854 Points ∼100% +217%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1.9 fps ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
4.8 fps ∼45% +153%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.1 fps ∼38% +116%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
9.1 fps ∼85% +379%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1.9 - 3.8, n=3)
3.1 fps ∼29% +63%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=261)
10.7 fps ∼100% +463%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1.2 fps ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1.4 fps ∼18% +17%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.4 fps ∼18% +17%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼37% +133%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1.1 - 1.2, n=2)
1.15 fps ∼15% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 68, n=259)
7.62 fps ∼100% +535%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
3 fps ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
7.8 fps ∼49% +160%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
6.8 fps ∼43% +127%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼94% +400%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (3 - 6.2, n=3)
5 fps ∼31% +67%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=265)
16 fps ∼100% +433%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
3.2 fps ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
4 fps ∼22% +25%
LG K50
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.7 fps ∼21% +16%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.4 fps ∼47% +163%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (3.2 - 3.2, n=3)
3.2 fps ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 165, n=264)
17.9 fps ∼100% +459%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
832 Points ∼45%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
 
832 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=64)
1831 Points ∼100% +120%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
155 Points ∼30%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
 
155 Points ∼30% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 1344, n=64)
522 Points ∼100% +237%
Gigaset GS195Samsung Galaxy A20eLG K50Xiaomi Mi A3Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
130%
89%
578%
105%
171%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
64.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
58.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
50.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-19%
51.4 (3.4 - 87.1, n=157)
-17%
50.5 (1.7 - 87.1, n=491)
-19%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
79.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
78.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
67.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-16%
70.4 (8.2 - 96.5, n=157)
-13%
68.6 (8.1 - 96.5, n=491)
-15%
Random Write 4KB
4.97
13.18
165%
12.03
142%
117.4
2262%
18.4 (0.75 - 77.3, n=200)
270%
29.5 (0.14 - 272, n=828)
494%
Random Read 4KB
28.43
79.76
181%
52.12
83%
126.9
346%
40.2 (3.59 - 117, n=200)
41%
54.2 (1.59 - 265, n=828)
91%
Sequential Write 256KB
29.42
103.57
252%
78.9
168%
184
525%
95.6 (14.8 - 189, n=200)
225%
113 (2.99 - 750, n=828)
284%
Sequential Read 256KB
107.25
300.36
180%
263.42
146%
502.2
368%
237 (25.8 - 452, n=200)
121%
311 (12.1 - 1781, n=828)
190%

Temperature

Max. Load
 46.2 °C
115 F
39.4 °C
103 F
37.8 °C
100 F
 
 45 °C
113 F
39.7 °C
103 F
39.3 °C
103 F
 
 43.5 °C
110 F
39.3 °C
103 F
39 °C
102 F
 
Maximum: 46.2 °C = 115 F
Average: 41 °C = 106 F
37.9 °C
100 F
39.8 °C
104 F
51.1 °C
124 F
37 °C
99 F
39.4 °C
103 F
48.7 °C
120 F
37.4 °C
99 F
39.3 °C
103 F
45.4 °C
114 F
Maximum: 51.1 °C = 124 F
Average: 41.8 °C = 107 F
Power Supply (max.)  45.6 °C = 114 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.2 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 51.1 °C / 124 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap backside
Heatmap backside
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Loudspeakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2046.853.12542.544.23134.237.74034.240.45039.245.1632936.98025.831.610024.228.912524.428.716022.629.620021.429.425021.434.531519.939.340019.146.150019.453.863018.657.880017.861.9100019.168.4125017.869.1160019.269.820001867.8250017.467.7315016.967.6400016.963.2500016.960.3630016.964.1800017.261.81000017.256.51250017.252.91600017.345.4SPL67.864.268.758.871.772.930.178N20.116.521.711.726.627.71.337.6median 18median 57.8Delta1.813.839.939.243.842.636.539.336.145.245.141.335.740.826.73528.533.926.535.424.843.724.648.42452.822.556.42060.920.465.619.869.119.369.923.875.517.875.11878.217.376.916.675.515.77215.764.815.769.415.673.915.772.615.767.515.756.615.753.168.730.785.722.21.562.6median 18median 67.54.39.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseGigaset GS195Xiaomi Mi A3
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Gigaset GS195 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.1% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 84% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 88% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Mi A3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Gigaset GS195
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A20e
3000 mAh
LG K50
3500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi A3
4030 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
872
715
-18%
822
-6%
985
13%
681 (223 - 2636, n=695)
-22%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 32min

Pros

+ bright FullHD screen
+ chic design
+ fast fingerprint sensor

Cons

- camera useless in the dark
- video quality moderate
- slow WLAN
- strong warming

Verdict - Sympathetic German, but...

Reviewed: Gigaset GS195. Test device provided by:
Reviewed: Gigaset GS195. Test device provided by:
notebooksbilliger.de

The Gigaset GS195 is a nice guy: it's chic, comes in environmentally friendly packaging and is produced in Germany. Unfortunately, there are small and big weaknesses, which make a recommendation difficult in the face of tough competition. So the camera is hardly usable in dark environments, the memory accesses are very slow and the device warms up very strongly under load. The screen is bright, but the colors are uneven and the WLAN is a bit slower than with other devices.

Positive aspects are the fast fingerprint sensor, the good usability, the long runtimes and the high resolution of the screen.

A solid, affordable smartphone that's a bit too expensive for what's on offer.

Especially the powerful Xiaomi Mi A3 proves to be a strong competitor that offers features for the same price that you can only get for much more money.

Gigaset GS195 - 10/24/2019 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
72%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
36 / 70 → 51%
Weight
90%
Battery
90%
Display
81%
Games Performance
5 / 64 → 8%
Application Performance
45 / 86 → 53%
Temperature
83%
Noise
100%
Audio
50 / 90 → 56%
Camera
30%
Average
65%
71%
Smartphone - Weighted Average
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Florian Schmitt, 2019-10-24 (Update: 2019-10-24)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.