Gigaset is the only manufacturer whose smartphones bear the “Made in Germany” seal. One of the current models is the Gigaset GS195, which we took a closer look at in this test.
Design and Features
Even before unpacking the GS195, the first peculiarity can be seen. The carton of the GS195 is based on a simple but successful design. This sets the GS195 apart from many other smartphones, which are usually packed in glossy cardboard boxes. Gigaset’s recyclable packaging is designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable, which is certainly not the worst approach today. The contents include, in addition to the smartphone, a USB charger, a USB cable, a SIM card needle and a quick start guide.
The Gigaset GS195 is designed with the back of the smartphone in mind, made entirely of glass with recesses for the camera and fingerprint sensor. The GS195 therefore looks elegant and modern. It even looks slimmer than it actually is. The Gigaset logo is behind the glass. The front is almost completely occupied by the display. The only physical keys are on the side. There are two volume buttons and an on/off button, which can be distinguished from the volume buttons by a rough surface. There is also a 3.5mm headset connector and, of course, a C-USB cable connector. There is also a slot for two SIM cards and a MicroSD card. All in all, the smartphone makes a high-quality impression and, despite its size, fits well in the hand. Edges and corners are rounded and the GS195 feels very comfortable with the glass back.
The GS1095’s display measures 6.18 inches and has a resolution of 2,246 x 1,080 pixels. Colours and contrast are consistently good on the large display. The sharpness display is also convincing. In sunlight, the display is also bright enough so that you can easily see everything.
The display also has a quite wide notch. In addition to the notch, there is space for displays for the time and various notification symbols if the surface is not used. The 2.5D glass should be scratch-resistant and dirt-repellent. In the test the GS195 could keep this promise so far, even in very dusty and sandy surroundings the glass surface did not carry scratches away.
The GS195 has a dual camera on the back with 13 and 5.3 megapixels and a front camera with 8 megapixels. It’s ideal for taking pictures in optimal lighting conditions. In less good light, on the other hand, the quality of the pictures suffers, especially in artificial light. Every now and then the autofocus is a bit slow, especially in poor light conditions the camera has difficulties to focus properly.
The camera application also offers various modes such as panorama or continuous shooting. Various filters and image corrections are also available. Overall, the GS195’s camera is sufficient for the smartphone, but not really outstanding.
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