Smartphones today are very different from those that were introduced, for example, 10 years ago. The devices that can be found in stores today have large screens, small frames, well-fitted sealed cases, non-removable batteries and only one connector. So it’s good to see a new old-school smartphone every now and then. This is what the new phone of the little-known company Gigaset is like, which just introduced a different model from everyone else. The GS5 stands out above all with its interesting design, the proven Helio G85 chip and removable battery, but the rest of its specs are surprisingly good. Has an interesting alternative to models from Chinese manufacturers just appeared?
Gigaset GS5 is not cheap – its price was 299 euros (about 1380 PLN), but it has several significant advantages that make it above the level of other devices in this price range.
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The Gigaset GS5 has a 6.3-inch LCD screen with FHD+ resolution, which features a classic drop-shaped notch. On board was the SoC MediaTek Helio G85 (known, for example, from the Redmi Note 9), 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. On the back there is a fingerprint reader, as well as a 48 + 8 MP dual camera well integrated into the body (without an island). There is a 16MP webcam on the front. The operating system is Android 11, which is definitely updated to the recently released “twelve” version.
Now let’s move on to the battery, which is the masterpiece of the described model. It is not only removable but also has a decent capacity of 4500mAh. Moreover, it supports 15W wireless charging, which is a rarity in this price segment. The Gigaset GS5 also features a useful NFC module, Bluetooth 5.0, as well as a USB-C connector or a 3.5mm mini-jack. The rest of the specifications are complemented by a DualSIM and an additional microSD memory slot (up to 512 GB). The smartphone is not cheap – it is priced at 299 euros (about 1,380 PLN), but it has several significant advantages that make it above other devices in this price range.
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