Display of the Gigaset GS170
The IPS display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels achieves a total pixel density of 294 ppi. Thanks to its viewing angle of 178 degrees, the screen convinced us with its relatively good viewing angle stability. We also liked the colour rendering very much. For outdoor use, however, the maximum brightness could be a little higher. Due to the HD resolution on the 5 inch display, a pin sharp picture is provided.
Hardware and Software of the Gigaset GS170
The Gigaset GS170’s plastic ingot housing accommodates dual SIM and FM radio. On board are a quad-core processor from Mediatek with a clock frequency of 1.3 GHz as well as the modern operating system Android in version 7.0 Nougat. Both ensure smooth working and also make a Smart-Draw function possible. With the help of these it is possible for you to define eight finger patterns. Thanks to them you can easily access various functions or apps.
In addition to these gimmicks, the Gigaset GS170 comes with a fast 4G. As standard, the smartphone has an internal memory of 16 GB and a RAM of 2 GB on board. The internal memory can be expanded up to 128 GB using the Micro-SD slot. Only the 2 GB RAM seems a little tight to us, but is already better than the 1 GB of the GS160.
In addition to a microSDXC card slot, there are two other card slots on board that can be used for dual SIM operation. The mobile Internet can be used up to LTE speed. Connection possibilities with other devices are possible via Bluetooth 4.0. Only NFC we missed.
In addition, Gigaset has some apps pre-installed. If you don’t want to use them, they can be uninstalled without problems.
|Product name:||Gigaset GS170|
|Operating system||Android Nougat 7.0|
|Bandwidth||150 Mbps Download, 50 Mbps Upload – LTE|
|CPU||4x 1,30 GHz Cortex-A53, 64 Bit|
|Display||5.0 inch, 16 million colors, resolution 1280 x 720 pixels, touchscreen|
|Camera||Main camera: 13 Megapixel resolution back with LED flash, videos possible, f/2.2 aperture; front camera: 5 Megapixel resolution|
|Networks||GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900; LTE B1, B3, B7, B20; UMTS 900, 2100|
|Network standards||EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA|
|Interfaces||Bluetooth 4.0; Micro-USB 2.0; 3.5 mm jack; WLAN 802.11b/g/n|
|Sensors for||Approximation, acceleration, fingerprint (back), light|
|Memory||16 GB; microSD slot dedicated, expandable to 126 GB|
|Accu||Changeable, 2500 mAh Capacity|
|Talk time||31 hours|
|Standby time||620 h/440 h – Singe-/Dual-SIM|
|Dimensions||144 x 72.3 x 9.5 mm|