Just six weeks after the Gigaset GS170 was launched on the market, the German manufacturer is introducing another Smartphone. The Gigaset GS270 Plus is considered the big brother of the Gigaset GS270. With a price of EUR 229, the Gigaset GS270 Plus offers solid features for a lower mid-range smartphone.
The Gigaset GS270 and the Plus version on which this test is based should be noted that Gigaset is slowly moving back up towards the premium segment. This can already be seen in the case, which has a high-quality metallic effect. The workmanship is neat, not least because of the rounded corners well in the hand. The 5.2-inch Full HD display offers a sharp picture, even from different angles.
Design and Workmanship
The Gigaset GS270 Plus convinces with good workmanship and a housing with a metallic-effect finish. This gives it a higher quality appearance than a standard plastic housing. The rounded back gives a pleasant feeling in the hand. The compact size of 149.5 mm x 47 mm x 8.95 mm also contributes to this. The smartphone weighs 160 grams and is therefore a real lightweight.
The power knob is located on the right side, as is the volume rocker. These are pleasantly accessible. On the left there is a slot either for two SIM cards or for one SIM card plus one microSD card. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the back in the middle upper area. The main camera is located in the upper left corner, together with the LED flash. The loudspeaker is also located on the back, at the lower edge. Further equipment includes
- a 3.5 millimeter audio output
- a microUSB connector for charging cable and data exchange and
a microUSB connector for charging cable and data exchange
- the Android buttons located below the display. They are not illuminated, but give a haptic signal when touched.
Gigaset has almost no weakness when it comes to workmanship. However, the back side of my test device cracked, although the battery of the GS270 Plus is even fixed and the back side is not removable. If you buy the smartphone and it should also occur, I recommend you a complaint.