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Gigaset GS290 product description

This Gigaset GS290 is an inexpensive smartphone with a pretty large battery. It is a relatively simple phone with a relatively low price. Whether it's something for you, we'll try to find out here.-Low points Gigaset GS290* Poor update policy

Large battery can be charged wirelessly

You may know the German company Gigaset from its home phones. In addition to these so-called DECT phones, the company now also makes smartphones. Relatively simple smartphones, but therefore inexpensive. This GS290 is right up your alley. It is a 6.3-inch smartphone with a large battery of 4700 mAh that can also be charged wirelessly. We don't see that often in this price category. Wired charging is done via a USB Type-C plug and the GS290 has support for fast charging. For this, Gigaset uses MediaTek Pump Express+ (also known as POE+). This technology is made possible by the MediaTek Helio P23 processor. An octa-core chipset from the mid-range.

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Dual camera with ArcSoft

The front of this GS290 is taken up by a 6.3 inch large V-notch screen. It has a nice Full HD+ resolution, which makes images and text look sharp. The colourfast IPS panel has rounded edges and a notch at the top for the selfie camera. It has a high 16MP resolution for sharp selfies and good video footage. The selfie camera can also be used to unlock the GS290. If you prefer fingerprint recognition, then that is also possible. You will find the fingerprint scanner on the back. Here is also the double camera of 16 and 2 megapixels. The latter is a depth camera and allows for beautiful portrait photos with blurred backgrounds. Gigaset calls this interplay of cameras "ArcSoft image fusion", but don't expect too much of it

Main Gigaset GS290 Specifications

  • 6.3" V-Notch display with sharp FHD+ resolution
  • 16+2MP rear camera with portrait mode + 1080p video
  • 16MP selfie camera in V-shaped notch
  • Large 4700 mAh battery with 15W wireless and wired fast charging
  • MediaTek Helio P23 processor with eight cores at up to 2,0 GHz
  • 4GB of RAM memory + 64GB of storage (expandable)
  • Dual SIM (2x nano SIM or 1x nano SIM + memory card)
  • Support for 4G for fast mobile internet

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At base, this GS290 does little wrong. It is an inexpensive smartphone with some premium features like sharp screen, wireless charging and fingerprint scanner. The update policy is a bit sparse though. The device came out with Android 9 and has received an update to Android 10. An update to Android 11 is out of the question; it will not happen. And whether the device will get security updates for a long time is impossible to say. That is where devices from Samsung and Nokia have an advantage; they do have a long software update policy. Still, we can't call this GS290 a bad deal, if only because of its competitive price.

Gigaset GS290 specification summary

Dimensions 157 x 75,1 x 9,65 mm
Weight 190 gr
EAN code 4250366859149, 4250366859132
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 10
Colour display 6.3 inch, IPS V-Notch display HD+, notch
Camera 16 MP, 2 MP, dual camera sensor
Front camera 16 MP
Processor 2.0 GHz, MediaTek helio P23, octa core
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 64 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 4700 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging

All Gigaset GS290 specifications

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Gigaset GS290 alternatives

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Gigaset GS290
Samsung Galaxy S10 (G973)
Samsung Galaxy S21 (G991)
Samsung Galaxy A51 4G (A515)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (N975)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android109.0 (Pie)11
9.0 (Pie)
Colour display6.3 inch, IPS V-Notch display HD+, notch6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.5 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.8 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display
Camera16 MP, 2 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 48 MP, 5 MP, 5 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP, VGA camera
Front camera16 MP10 MP10 MP32 MP10 MP
Processor2.0 GHz, MediaTek helio P23, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.3 GHz, Samsung Exynos 9611, octa coreOcta core
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory64 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Battery4700 mAh3400 mAh4000 mAh4000 mAh4300 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging

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