The Gigaset GS270 is a mobile that knows what it is playing very well. It is a mid-range mobile that responds to one of the most repeated demands of users: autonomy. Not surprisingly, in its guts we have a battery capable of giving us more than two days of continuous use with average use. For the rest, it maintains a fairly discreet profile in the rest of its specifications that will help us face the day to day: eight-core processor, 2 GB of RAM (3 GB in the Plus version), Full HD screen or a sensor of fingerprints to unlock the screen and navigate the terminal . This model has an official price of 200 euros, although it is already possible to find more competitive offers in different stores. We have decided to review the main features of this model.
Gigaset GS270 datasheet
5.2-inch IPS and Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
|Main chamber||13 megapixels, Full HD video|
|Camera for selfies||5 megapixels|
|Internal memory||16 GB Gigaset 270 / 32GB Gigaset 270 PLUS|
Expandable via microSD card
|Extension||microSD up to 128GB|
|Processor and RAM||1.5GHz Octa-Core MediaTek 6750T|
2 GB Gigaset 270/3 GB Gigaset 270 PLUS
|Battery||5,000 mAh, fast charge, 7,965 points|
|Operating system||Android 7 Nougat|
|Connections||BT 4.1, GPS, USB 2.0|
|Design||Fingerprint reader. Plastic cover|
|Dimensions||7.4 x 0.9 x 15 cm (159 g)|
|Featured Features||NFC technology, FM radio, fingerprint reader|
Two day battery
It is the great claim of the Gigaset mobile. The GS270 is not a very powerful mobile, but it responds to one of the key requirements of a good mid-range mobile. The autonomy. Inside its body we find a battery with a capacity of 5,000 milliamps , when the normal for this size is usually 3,000 milliamps. The result is a mobile capable of withstanding more than two days of use on a single charge, an aspiration that should be extended to the rest of the market.
A whole guarantee if we take the travel equipment or have to make more intensive use of the phone throughout the day. In addition, it has fast charging technology.
Sleek design and Full HD display
Another of the highlights of the Gigaset GS270 is the design. The German company wanted to give it a premium touch thanks to the use of a metal body with rounded bezels and 2.5D glass on the front . It is an elegant equipment, which is available in three different colors. For the GS720 configuration with 2 GB of RAM we have the gray and red tones, while for the GS720 Plus configuration that opts for 3 GB of RAM the colors are blue and gray.
The complete measurements of the smartphone go up to 7.4 x 0.9 x 15 centimeters , along with a weight of 159 grams. That is, it is not particularly light or thin, but it maintains competitive figures. Personally, I always prefer a bit of thickness and weight to be added if in return I can enjoy a more competitive range.
The Gigaset GS27o includes an IPS-type screen with a size of 5.2 inches and a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels . In this case, we are not facing an ultra-panoramic type panel, but more pronounced frames are maintained above and below. The use of an IPS screen allows us to enjoy good viewing angles and reaches a maximum brightness of 450 nits.
Cameras that do the job
If you are looking for a mobile to take photos continuously, the Gigaset GS270 is not your mobile. The German company has chosen a photographic set that passes the record, but without standing out. On the one hand, on the back we find a camera with a 13 megapixel resolution and an aperture of f / 2.2. With this lens we will be able to take sharp photos in low light conditions, but it is likely to suffer a lot in night photos.
As for its front camera, it incorporates a 5 megapixel lens. Probably the most interesting feature of the GS270 cameras is the option to take a photo that combines both the rear camera and front camera shooting.
An advanced fingerprint reader and average technical set
One of the features that has been emphasized is its fingerprint reader. This is located at the rear and has a very fast performance. But beyond helping us unlock the mobile, Gigaset wanted us to be able to use this tool to handle various functions of the phone itself. For example, to move around the browser, to take photos or even to turn off the alarm.
As for the technical section, the Gigaset GS270 uses an eight-core MediaTek processor with a speed of 1.5 GHz. This chip joins a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. And this is where the Plus version of the GS270 comes into play. For a difference of 30 euros you can get the model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, an option that I would highly recommend for higher performance (and to avoid running out of storage space at the first exchange) . In any case, we have the option of expanding space by means of a microSD card.
Connections, price and opinions
As for the connections of this model, the most interesting thing is the compatibility with 4G networks at speeds of up to 300 Mbps . There are many mobiles that stay at the 150 Mbps download, and it is interesting to have a smartphone that can take advantage (at least in part) of the network improvements that the operators are deploying. It is also capable of connecting to WiFi networks with the 5 GHz bandwidth, which translates into a faster and more stable connection.
The Gigaset GS270 has an official price of 200 euros . If we want its vitamin version with more RAM and internal memory, the cost goes up to 230 euros. In short, we are facing a mobile that offers a great attraction: its autonomy. Two days of continuous use is a luxury in today's smartphone market. In addition, it does so by maintaining a good balance in the rest of the features, although if you are looking for a mobile for photo enthusiasts it is not for you.