Gigaset GS5 review

Read our full review to find out how the Gigaset GS5 differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Almost at the end of 2021, Gigaset introduced its new mid-range smartphone to the market. This is the Gigaset GS5, which is manufactured in Germany. In technical terms, it does not amaze, but it has its merits over competitors on the market. Among them is a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh. It is removable, which is a real rarity these days. Secondly, it supports wireless charging - a privilege of flagships. Separate attention deserves the camera. Although modest, it gives satisfactory results.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Gigaset GS5 specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: October, 2021
  • Colors: Black, Gray
  • Dimensions: 157.5 x75.0 x 10.4 mm.
  • Weight: 210 g.
  • Screen: 6.3" inc, 1080 x 2340, LCD IPS
  • Camera : Dual, 48MP
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (MT6769V/CZ) (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-Core (2x Cortex A75 2.0 GHz + 6x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz)
  • Memory: 4GB 128GB, 4GB · 128GB
  • Battery: 4500, Li-Polymer, Removable
  • Network: 2G / 3G / 4G /
  • Operating system: Android 11 Red Velvet Cake
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Proximity, Accelerometer, compass, gyro


Although Gigaset is not among the most popular brands on the market, from year to year its range is increasing and attracting new followers. Its devices are manufactured in Germany and are designed for this market.

As a new offering, the Gigaset GS5 stands out for its large display and the materials from which its housing is made - metal and glass. It is available in two colours - black and grey. The rear panel is memorable. Its design is definitely original. The frame-in-frame effect contributes to this. The back itself is nice and smooth to the touch. The main camera is positioned at the top right, and next to it is the flash. The fingerprint scanner is centered on the top half of the device.

On the front, we see a satisfyingly large screen surrounded by relatively thick bezels. The selfie camera sits delicately in a teardrop-shaped notch.

Despite the absence of significant design solutions, the Gigaset GS5 looks original and stylish.


The Gigaset GS5 is equipped with a 6.3-inch LCD IPS display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Its aspect ratio is 19.5:9. It takes up exactly 82% of the front of the phone, as indicated by the thick bezels. The picture pleases with its quality and the brightness is enough to work comfortably indoors and outdoors.

For added protection, the manufacturer has provided a scratch-resistant coating. So you can enjoy your beautiful and stylish Gigaset GS5 for much longer. You can give it even better protection yourself with a suitable case.


At the heart of the smartphone lies the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which consists of 8 cores and is made using a 12nm process. The processor contains two ARM Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.86 GHz. Mali-G52 2EEMC2 is responsible for the graphics. The achieved power is sufficient for the operation of common applications and new games. The amount of RAM is quite - 4 GB. The storage is also on the level - 128 GB. It will be enough for most users. In addition, the manufacturer has provided a memory card slot.

We should also note that Gigaset GS5 supports 5G networks. There is also an NFC chip for contactless payments, Type-C, Wi-Fi 5 and a gyroscope. The device runs on Android 11 operating system at the factory, with upgrades to Android 12 and Android 13 planned.


You can't expect flagship quality from the Gigaset GS5's cameras. The front camera is 16-megapixel, while the main camera is dual and consists of a 48-megapixel sensor complemented by an 8-megapixel one. The second one is a wide-angle and also acts as a macro camera.

Among the capabilities of the rear camera we find face recognition, panorama, autofocus, continuous shooting, HDR, etc.

Video capture is at 1080 pixels resolution at 30 frames per second.

With Gigaset GS5 you can take quality photos with enough brightness, natural colors and details during daylight hours. Indoors or at night, we advise using the flash or the night shooting mode.

Autonomous operation

Underneath the Gigaset GS5's casing is a 4500 mAh battery, which is capable of providing you with a charge for several days of daily use. When you're working more actively and without interruption, keep the charger nearby. The battery type is Li-Polymer and the specifics here are that it can be swapped out. This feature makes the Gigaset GS5 stand out on the market.

The manufacturer has provided support for fast and wireless charging, with 18 W and 15 W respectively.


Gigaset GS5 is a modern device of 2021. It offers a range of useful features at an affordable price. It is distinguished by the fact that it originates from Germany and is executed in a strict yet elegant style. Its look is definitely memorable, but not with blatant design decisions, but rather with its clean lines.

The manufacturer hasn't rushed to promise exciting features with fancy names. It has concentrated on covering the basic needs of the user. Among the pros of the Gigaset GS5 we can point to good sound quality.

Gigaset GS5 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Gigaset GS5 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Gigaset.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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