With the GS3 and GS4, German smartphone manufacturer Gigaset has introduced two new models that come with an individual approach. A special feature is already noticeable in the names of the two smartphones. Unlike the manufacturer’s former models, they now only have a number instead of a three-digit model number.
Great competition in the middle class
Gigaset has always found it difficult to prevail against the cheap and strong competition within the middle class. This means not only the French manufacturer Wiko, but above all the usual suspects from the Far East. Manufacturers like Xiaomi, Huawei and Samsung can offer a lot of technology at a low price. For this reason, Gigaset is now trying to do something different not only in the naming of the two new additions. The manufacturer also wants to show off its individuality. In particular, the battery of both smartphones can be changed. In times of permanently installed batteries, this is a welcome decision, which is also beneficial to ecological aspects. The GS4 offers a further adjustment option. This allows you to freely design the back of the smartphone. The glass surface can be engraved with a picture of your choice when ordering. Unfortunately, the GS3 does not offer this cool feature. Nevertheless, you can change the back side and add colorful variety.
Anyone who chooses the Gigaset GS4 will receive a smartphone “Made in Germany”. This makes it one of the absolute exotics on the market. The mid-range smartphone comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD display. The front camera with 13 MP is hidden in a centrally placed V-Notch. A 2.1 GHz octa-core processor, which is supported by 4 GB RAM, is supposed to provide adequate computing power. Ex works, the smartphone offers 64 GB of internal memory.
On the back of the GS4 is a triple camera consisting of 16 MP main camera, 5 MP wide angle and 2 MP macro. The Smartphone “Made in Germany” offers a 4300 mAh strong battery, which can also be charged wireless with up to 15 Watt. Thanks to NFC the smartphone is also suitable for other practical applications like contactless payment.
Like the Gigaset GS4, the somewhat smaller GS3 also comes with Android 10. Whether the two smartphones will receive a corresponding update is still in the stars. The GS3 comes with a 6.1 inch HD+ display. The manufacturer is giving the cheaper of the two upcoming Gigaset smartphones a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor. In combination with the 4 GB RAM, this should easily suffice for most applications.
Like the GS4, the GS3 also comes with 64 GB of internal memory. However, this can also be conveniently expanded by memory card. The smartphone has a dual camera consisting of a main camera (13 MP) and a wide-angle camera (8 MP). An 8 MP camera is used as a selfie camera. The rechargeable battery of 4000 mAh is weaker than on the GS4. In addition, it can be charged wirelessly not with 15 but with a maximum of 10 watts.
Prices and availability
The cheaper Gigaset GS3 will be available for purchase from mid-November. The smartphone is available only in the color Graphite Grey. However, the exchangeable backs in the colors Oceanic Petrol, Racing Red, Arctic Blue and Classy Rosegold can be purchased in addition. The Gigaset GS3 has a RRP of 179 euros. If you want the true “Made in Germany” feeling, you should rather go for the Gigaset GS4. This is available starting from at the beginning of November to the UVP of 229 euro. Here you can choose between the colors Pure White and Deep Black.